Lavender Calendula Winter Skin Salve

If you’re anything like me, winter can be tough on your skin. During my no-technology week last month I whipped up this salve to soothe skin and brighten spirits (and because I needed some last minute gifts this holiday season). I think it may be the best thing of this sort that I’ve ever made …

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Grosso Lavender (Lavandula × intermedia)

Funny story time: When I was young my mom had a lavender plant in our herb garden. I often helped out and had learned that removing the flower buds kept herbs from bolting (something that was not wanted). One day I decided to be helpful and I took it upon myself to keep the lavender …

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