Wednesday, March 13, 2013

handcrafted recipes - first in a series

If you're looking for a lot of great handcrafted spa, bath, body, and medicinal recipes and instructions, I can guarantee you that our two volume compilation from the first five years, "By the Hearth" and "Under the Sun" will give you far, far more properly credited and truly original creations than you'll ever need.   
And now, today's recipe from The Essential Herbal Magazine:

Oats ‘N Honey Facial Scrub 

This is a very simple recipe and you can use some or all of the ingredients given.
Oatmeal is a must, but the rest is up to the individual. Into the food processor , throw the following dried ingredients – by the handful (I would change that now to "by the Tablespoon"):
Irish moss
Rose petals
Soap powder (handmade cold process, of course…)

Process until all the ingredients are a coarse mealy texture.
Package in jars and label.

To use, moisten about a teaspoon of the mix in the palm of your hand with an equal amount of honey.
Using the fingers, vigorously scrub the skin. This is a great mix for teens with oily skin. Make it a little more effective by blending several drops of lavender and tea tree essential oils into the process.

NOTE: Years later now, I would add that for mature skin the addition of yogurt (or powdered milks or yogurt) and some rose hydrosol to make the paste, and suggest a milder scrubbing.  I would also swap out some of the herbs for calendula and chamomile.

Stay tuned.  We'll be here all week!
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Anonymous said...

Such a shame that your intellectual property was stolen but I admires the way you are handling it and I plan to share with my herbie friends.

Comfrey Cottages said...

Sorry to hear about this piracy, Tina.. some folks just have no scruples... thank you for sharing your recipes like this. Why do so many people have to prop themselves up ego wise.. I think it is more important to support our friends and to give them credit. Admire your handling of this situation. xx

Michele said...

Feel a little better? Excellent handling of the situation. I do have a lawyer on speed dial if you need it.
Possum Creek

Unknown said...

I purchased both volumes a couple years ago and treasure them!
Sorry that she stole from you, she is not a true "herbie", that much is clear. She's obviously in it for the money and thats sad, she's missing the whole point.
Thank you for sharing on this blog, and thank you for your years of contributions to the herbal world, we are all deeply grateful. :)

Unknown said...

God loves us all and what has happened was to amke you stronger and do something differently than you usually do. It is all for change and God wouldnt want you to not change. I know it hurts the heart to have things taken. It has been done tome too, by a friend. I so truly understand and hope you forgive and let it lie. Hugs and love to you and yours, Pamela @ Herbs, Bees and Yummi Teas. Love the magazine.

Pat said...

Such a shame that someone would have to stoop that low, however you have handled it graciously and with a lot of class. Lie they say it is not what happens to us, it is how we deal with it that speaks to who we are. Kudos to you.

Unknown said...

I think you girls have done the herbie world proud. Sharing is just another way of turning the other cheek, and I for one appreciate your generosity. I enjoy trying new recipes and playing with them. Thanks!