While the holidays are supposed to be a time of family and good cheer, they can also mean exhaustion, stress, and panic attacks. While essential oils will not provide you with more money to purchase gifts or bake that holiday dessert for you, they can help you calm your nerves and de-stress so you are able to tackle whatever you’ve committed to.
I’ve put together a list of my favorite oils that will ease stress and help you sleep easier.
The most popular and well-known oil - lavender is excellent for calming anxiety and easing yourself into sleep. It’s been known to relieve insomnia and create a calm, peaceful sleep.
Lavender can also help you focus your mind on difficult tasks. The best way to absorb the healing benefits of lavender is directly through your skin. This can be done with lotions, oils, rubs or scrubs.
Winter looms. The nights are getting longer, the air is getting cooler which means taking different steps to care for our skin. The following article outlines 10 tips for caring for your skin during the winter months.
During the winter months, we have to worry about windburn, frostbite and dry crackly skin. By adjusting our skin care slightly – with an emphasis on hydration and moisturizing, we can have beautiful smooth and silky skin all winter long.
I started my soap creation journey last year. I caught the soap making bug pretty hard and it was all I wanted to do for months. It is so fun to mix up different scents and levels of moisture. It’s also really fun to put my own creative design on the top of each bar. But can something so pretty that smells amazing be good for your skin? Yes! Let me explain why.
Until I started making my own bar soap recipes, I used body wash to clean my skin. I was tricked into believing the film that it left on my skin was moisturizing my skin, but not until I started using my own soap did I realize how I never felt totally clean.
Apologies to MB Botanicals fans for being so lazy about this blog...I warned you I was terrible at blogging:) However, I am determined to get better at this blogging thing!
I've enlisted some help to keep me motivated so be prepared to see more content.
New blog post coming soon...............
As I was making my latest batch of Rose oil, I decided it would be nice to share it with you.
Since I discovered the art of botanical infusions I have been obsessed. I love how simple it is and how wonderfully light the aromas turn out. You would expect to smell the oils but the botanicals come through quite nicely.
I get asked this a lot. I'm at the Farmers Market and potential customers see this little round bar in a beautiful tin and the first thing that ask "Is this Soap?" Well no, it's a lotion bar. Then they see the Foot Balm and ask "Is this deodorant?" no, again.
Let me tell you how these two products got started.
As some of you may have seen, I finally updated the MB Botanicals website. I have been pondering updating the website for quite a while, but every time I look up website builders the cost and difficulty of doing a website made me just want to run away.
I am not the best when it comes to all the technical computer stuff. I want something that is drag and drop, no code or complicated fields.
I was a little reluctant to start making soap. It seemed a little complicated, time consuming and expensive. I wasn't ready to take on that responsibility. However, as the markets went on this summer, several customers asked if I made soap. Wanting to please my customers I started to rethink this whole soap thing. So the research began and guess what? It didn't seem as bad as I had originally thought. After much research I decided to make soap and use the cold process soap method.
What is Cold Process Soap?
When you start looking into essential oils the first one you run into is Lavender. Every site out there lists Lavender as one of their must have essential oils. So what's the big deal with Lavender anyway?
What is Face Potion #9?
This is what started it all for me.
As a teenager I struggled with acne. In my early 20's I took the dreaded Acutane and it definitely helped. That lasted for a little while but by the time I turned 30 and the hormones started changing guess what, the acne came back. What happened to my dermatologist telling me "you'll grow out of it". What a crock. I started trying everything out there. Nothing really worked for the painful cysts on my neck. Everything I read was that those were caused by hormones. So I watched what I ate, still nothing really worked.