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DIY Bath & Beauty: Relaxing Herbal Buttermilk Bath Soak

An indulgent soak to leave you radiant and relaxed, this herbal buttermilk bath with Epsom salts is a perfect DIY blend for gifting and spoiling one’s self!  Bath like a milk maiden from times past with this soothing herbal buttermilk…

DIY Bath & Beauty: Luxurious Rose Cold Process Soap

A perfect DIY project, this rose scented cold process soap recipe will result in a luxurious soap with a rich and gentle lather. There is an old saying that goes a little something like this: You aren’t a real homesteader until…

Plantain Medicinal Uses & Herbal Drawing Salve

Plantain is an herb with many uses. Make this plantain weed drawing salve to relieve all your bug bites, bee stings, slivers, and rashes. Plantain Weed  (Plantago major, P. lanceolata) Energetics: cool, somewhat moist Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-obtrusive, astringent, demulcent,…

Wild Roses & the Ephemeral Nature of Life

Feral, beautiful wild roses delight the senses. Thoughts of the fleeting nature of things & recipes for wild rose infused honey & a luxurious facial toner. I have buried myself. In farm work. In school work. In housework. The phrase…

Nourishing Whipped Body Butter

This nourishing and rich whipped body butter is worth the planning. Extremely moisturizing and not the least bit greasy, a cream for dry and tired skin! This last handmade gift requires a little bit more planning, but is equally easy…

Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub

This Cinnamon Sugar Body scrub is sure to leave your skin soothe, soft and smelling like a dream! Who doesn’t like a good scrub? Nobody.  I have never met a single person who doesn’t enjoy the invigorating grit of a…

Relax & Detox Mineral Salt Bath Soak

At once beautiful and therapeutic, this relaxing and detoxifying mineral salt bath soak makes for a perfect handmade gift, as well as a gift for one’s self. We put our bodies through a lot of stress.  Farm work, desk work,…

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I am an herbalist, farmer, cook, and forager. I get my hands dirty and am not afraid to do things the "hard way". Sharing my Nitty Gritty Life with you! Read More



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