Glutamate Lowering Salt Soak

Ingredients

3/4 c. Epsom Salt

1/4 c. Baking Soda

5 drops Orange Essential Oil

5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

5 drops Bergamot Essential Oil

2 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Instructions

Place all ingredients into a glass bowl, stir well and set aside.  Fill bathtub with just enough warm water to cover your bellybutton, Pour roughly half salt mixture into warm bath water and use your hand to stir salts around until completely dissolved.  Store remaining salt mixture in air-tight container until future use.


Anti-Aging Face Oil

I’ve often struggled with dry skin and have always on the hunt for good moisturizing products. Unfortunately, the best products are often crazy expensive and contain a ton of unwanted ingredients, specifically those free containing glutamate.  I always get a little worried about using those products, not only because of my own health, but more specifically because of any reactions they may cause my son from kissing my face.  Because of this, I set off to make my own nourishing and anti-aging moisturizer.  I will add a drop or two of this to my face before bed and/or when applying my powder foundation. My dry skin is only intensifies with cold winter weather and dietary infractions involving dairy, so I will often use this more frequently around those times. One of the biggest changes I’ve noticed from using this, is how much brighter my complexion is from it! I’ll take it!

Ingredients

4 oz. Sweet almond oil or Jojoba oil

5 drops Frankincense essential oil

5 drops Bergamot essential oil

10 drops Calendula oil

10 drops Black Cumin oil

2 tbsp Rose hips

2 tbsp Rosewater

1 tsp Lavender Flowers (dried)

1 tsp Hibiscus (dried)

1 tsp Ashwagandha Root (dried)

1 tsp Chamomile (dried)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 125. Place all ingredients in a small 8oz glass mason jar, allowing the oil to cover the herbs by about one inch, stir and set aside. Using a small ramekin or shallow baking dish, fill with about one inch of water and place in preheated oven.  Gently place the mason jar of herbs and oil to the oven, allowing it to sit in the middle of the shallow water pan.  Avoid getting any of the water into the mason jar herb/oil mixture.  Bake at 125 for 3-5 hours.  Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Once cooled, gather a 4 oz dropper bottle, funnel and cheese cloth.  Place funnel into dropper bottle and cut a piece of cheese cloth wide enough to fit inside of the funnel.  Carefully pour herb/oil mixture on top of cheese cloth, allowing for it to filter the oil out of the herbs.  Once most of the oil has filtered through, squeeze remaining herbs in cheesecloth to extract as much oil into funnel as possible.


Herbal Gomasio

This has become our favorite go-to seasoning and a fantastic way to incorporate in a few additional herbs.  We most commonly use this on top of salads with a little olive oil and lemon or to season meat, vegetables, eggs and so on.  The best part of all, is that it is a great way to sneak in some of those beneficial and much needed herbs!  This recipe is easy to make and is made to last.  Read More