It’s true, this was going to be my last year of teaching diploma’s at Cottage Hill Herbs. What with the bridge being out and the shop being closed, there’s been a lot of work to be done in other areas and I thought, ‘well maybe the universe it telling me that it’s time to ease up a bit’. However, I then found myself inundated with requests for another herbal diploma, and I thought to myself, ‘come on universe make up your mind’. So I did some soul searching and some thinking…and here’s what I decided… Read more →
If you’ve ever dropped a bit of rainbow salad on your crispy clean ,white summer shirt then you’ll know all about this already. If you’re a goth or don’t eat salad, then listen up – beetroot is a perfect all-natural red dye that we can use to great effect in our lip balms and lip glosses. Read more →
You may or may not have noticed that our website is looking a little different as of this week. There have been some design changes taking place as well as added functionality, blog categorization and general prettiness! We hope you like it and that it’s even easier for you to find the content that you want or the answers to your questions. We are still trialing different elements so let us know if there is anything in particular you love so we can do more of that!
But how to let us know what you think?!! Here’s how!!! Read more →
Scrub away winter dryness, for today it’s spring!
This delicious scrub is so invigorating and you will love how your skin feels afterwards! It’s super easy to make so go nab yourself a few ingredients and give it a try!! Read more →
Listed by the American Herb Society as “The 2007 Herb of the Year”, this dreamy herb is one that you cannot have enough of! Lemon balm is one of the most important herbs to have in the garden and perhaps the easiest to grow. Lemon balm will grow almost anywhere; in sun, shade or a combination. It is an excellent companion and bee attracting herb that is amazingly hardy. It will also grow in a pot, but don’t plant it with anything else in the pot. This herb has been grown for more than 2,000 years. It was very popular […] Read more →
I don’t know about you, but this is one of those times during the year when my skin really needs a little extra moisture – especially my lips! So today I am sharing with you a beautiful and mega simple recipe for a lip balm that will bring some much needed silkiness back into those lips! And you can share with your friends! What you will need 20gm Cocoa Butter 12gm Shea Butter 23gm Beeswax 46gm Jojoba Oil What to do Using a double boiler, gently heat all ingredients until completely combined and melted. Pour the mixture into a hot, clean jug […] Read more →
Medically called seborrheic dermatitis, this inflammatory condition’s cause is unknown although we know it has to do with exuberant production of oil which dries to form yellow, oily scales. Yucky! The scales plug the oil glands, stimulating them to produce even more oil. So rather than picking off the flakes or vigorously rubbing the scalp, which can cause bleeding and irritation, try this simple and effective remedy! Massage the scalp and affected area with pure calendula oil. Leave for 30 minutes and gently wash off with a chemical free shampoo. Rinse and dry. Alternatively, use a salve made from chickweed […] Read more →
This simple and srummy scrub is easy to make and delightful to use…and if that wasn’t enough, it will help you in reducing the appearance of cellulite when used regularly. I can’t think of a reason not to give this recipe a go! Read more →
Before we get into specifically these oddly named ‘colloidal minerals’, let us take a quick look at how daily use of the correct minerals can cure many diseases, improve the quality of life and prolong life and well being. Minerals can be divided into 3 groups, all available in today’s market place. Regular everyday minerals Chelated minerals Colloidal minerals Regular Minerals: are available from supermarkets to pharmacy and health stores and are usually the cheapest to purchase – however this form is extremely difficult for the human body to break down due to their large particle size and metallic content. […] Read more →
Here’s a super simple, DELICIOUS and herbaceous recipe for you to try out this week! This is what you’ll need; ½ cup unsalted butter, softened 3 tblsp lemon balm, chopped finely 1 tblsp parsley, chopped finely 1 tblsp chives chopped finely Combine all ingredients and add salt to taste. Cover and then chill to let the flavours blend. Well covered, this will keep a week in the fridge or two months in the freezer. This a scrumptious butter that works really well in cooking or on its own over a chunky bread! Enjoy friends! Donna x Read more →
This extraordinary herb contains more than 75 nutritional compounds in approximately 1% of the plant. It has the ability to penetrate body tissue, up to seven layers deep. It cleanses and anaesthetizes and promotes wound healing and the growth of new healthy cells. It is anti-inflammatory, cools the skin and reduces scarring. May be added to sun creams for protection against UV rays and has shown anti-cancer activity. Taken internally, it cleans out the intestines and detoxifies the body. It stimulates and supports immune function. Used in creams, it soothes, heals and moisturizes the skin and carries other ingredients used […] Read more →