Craft shows and farmers markets are often full of people exposed to natural, handmade skincare for the first time. People often ask for “Chapstick” instead of lip balm, not realizing that is a specific brand name, like Kleenex instead of tissue. Since I only sell what I make, myself, I don’t resell other brands ofContinue Reading FAQ: Balm or Salve?
Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail report, finishing a thru-hike and product testing.
Why might this be a good project for you? A vinegar hair rinse offers clarifying and conditioning qualities to distressed locks, useful in dry weather or overworked conditions. It is especially useful for removing product buildup (like shampoo/conditioner residue). Pomade, gel and mousse also tends to buildup and can attract airborne pollutants while having aContinue Reading DIY Tip: Vinegar Hair Rinse
As of late, I’ve been REALLY enjoying my time in the woods, visiting 2-3 times a day in some cases. In addition to my regular trips mountain biking and performing trail maintenance, I’ve also been detailing my hikes by foraging for mushrooms with new friends from the West PA Mushroom Club and advancing my herbalContinue Reading The Muse – Always Learning
First off, I’m glad to have this information myself and really grateful to be able to share it with you. I hope you enjoy this and can use it for your own applications. It’s really not that hard to do, but for many it will be intimidating without references. I’m no expert, but I thinkContinue Reading DIY Tuesday – How to Make Your Own Herbal Infusions
I’ve been working pretty hard to refine products and packaging for the holidays, stocking up on supplies, ingredients, sleep and even preparing food in advance so I don’t have to take as many breaks. I’m definitely working more than 40 hours a week, now that I’m a small business owner! Over the weekend, I hadContinue Reading Lots of new items to try!