Starting to prep for the fall and winter “sickie seasons” by restocking some of my favorite oils from Rocky Mountain Oils. One of the top oil blends I like is Immune Strength, which we use on the kids’ feet and diffused in the air if we start getting ill.
They have some new fall scents out that sound like they would smell wonderful running through our diffuser at home. Check them out here!
I have some nice patches of lemon balm in my herb garden. I usually only make tea from it, but The Nerdy Farm Wife has some other great ideas on her blog post here.
credit The Nerdy Farm Wife
From an article on Mercola.com:
But I’m interested in it as a bug repellent! Read more ….
Rocky Mountain Oils posted an article about the best oils to use to help combat a variety of pesty bugs and ticks. We have Bug Off as well as a variety of other oils such as geranium and thyme that I have mixed in a spray bottle. The kids like it if I add a little bit of vanilla as well. So far so good! Check out their website here.
At our old house we had lemon balm growing. I loved the smell of it when we accidentally mowed over some of it, but I never really took advantage of using it the way I could have! After moving to our new homestead, I realized that I had missed out on all the good properties of lemon balm, and found some plants on sale last year at a garden sale. They came back up very nicely this year in my herb garden off the side of our deck, and now after reading this lovely post from The Simple Times, I look forward to utilizing this fragrant and useful herb!
photo credit ~ the simple times
I’ve recently been drawn to Rocky Mountain Oils after reading up on the company itself, and reading some research done by folks who spent their time researching EO companies, using the same kind of criteria I would have if I had the time and energy to do so! In the end, it seems that RMO and I will be a good match. With that said, I have just ordered a new diffuser for our home, and their “Bug Off” EO for the kids. I also just noticed they have a Kid’s Kit of several oils diluted properly for use in a roller ball dispenser on children, and it’s on sale right now…
I just discovered a blog called Minimalist Baker due to a delicious sounding “Three Ingredient Ginger Tea Latte” post I saw on Facebook. I’m a new follower and this recipe looked delicious! I have raw milk so I’m using that, and it is extremely tastey. I like almond milk as well, so when I have that on hand, I will make it that way too!
Working on creating a first aid kit using herbs from my Learning Herbs kit that my husband got for me at Christmas time, which includes ingredients for making a healing salve, echinacea tincture and elderberry syrup. Here is a link to an Herbal Travel First Aid Kit on the Learning Herbs website.
This is another recipe I would like to try, namely for the frosting recipe! My friend Jenny at Au Naturale Nutrition posted this a bit ago and I’ve been meaning to try it. I don’t have all the ingredients yet but I’m hoping to get to it in the near future. Reading her post made me aware of some things I didn’t know about oats for instance. I’m not totally gluten free but if this is as tastey as it looks, and the kids like it, I think it could be a great treat!