Here you can see the different layers as I mix my natural perfume, Francesca. I don’t know where the name came from, but as I was in flow mixing the beautiful fragrances together, and needed something to write on the label, that is the name that popped into my head. And it seems to fit…a top note of bright bergamot resting atop a fairly feminine floral blend of neroli, rose and lavender, winding down into a rich ambery, patchouli-laced […]
Gorgeous Aquilegia canadensis, or Wild Columbine, nods in the breeze and rings like bells (if you have synesthesia) alongside the road to our house. It has an otherworldly feel to it. Though I had heard varying reports of toxicity, and I knew this plant is classified in the often-toxic Buttercup family, i once ate several flowers in attempt to grok this mysterious beauty. I don’t recommend this. The taste was sweet, but I my heart sped up and I felt […]
Hawthorn flowers with amazing plump pink anthers! Flowers from some of the hawthorn trees here on the farm have this type of alluring anther, while flowers from some of the other trees have rather drab anthers (also shown in this photo). I think there are several different species of hawthorn in the stand, with varying leaf shape and flower and fruit characteristics.
I’m working on making my tinctures more accesible so that I can play with them and get to know more deeply their tastes and actions. I’m so blissed out on the clear bottles! Putting medicines in clear bottles rather than amber ones means that I’ll have to be more careful about keeping them out of the light, but to me it’s worth it to get the extra dose of color, the beauty medicine.
Categories: Herbal Medicine
Organically grown rose petals, lemongrass, and orange peel infused with vanilla make a beautifully yummy tea (add some honey and a dash of cream!) that will soon be available to you at the Douglass Loop Farmers Market in Louisville, and on Etsy!