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Fire Cider / Four Thieves Blend Tonic

Four Thieves / Fire Cider Both Four Thieves Blend and Fire Cider are traditionally used by herbalists for winter health. Both recipes allow for variations and I like to make some version of these in the fall. You don’t have to use a recipe, but use what you have....

Skin Care Tips and Products for Gardeners

How does your skin look after a summer of gardening and other outdoor activities? Your skin could probably use a little TLC right now. As a gardener (or farmer) you are prone to dry skin, sunburn, skin irritations, and nicks and lesions to the skin, even puncture...

Cultivating Stillness

Cultivating or connecting with stillness can be a challenge with all the emotions, stress and distractions of life. But it is important for my mental health. It gives me perspective and recharges me. I am not the kind that can sit and ‘do nothing’ for 15 minutes as...

The Lure of Lavender

The Lure of Lavender- Colorado Aromatics Lavender At some point in my life I was pulled by the lure of lavender. I got in my head that I wanted to have a lavender and herb farm. It seemed a bucolic lifestyle to help balance the scientific/lab oriented lifestyle I had...

Taking Care of Your Hands

You may notice that with increased hand washing your hands are more dry and chapped. We use our hands daily for so many things and rarely give them the care they need. Taking care of your hands is important in maintaining the skin barrier function. Here is a step by...