• Lotion Making Day

    I have seven new varieties of lotion on my SkinTastic shelf. Here you see the seven batches at the cooling phase. At this point I am stirring and using the stick blender to work them into that perfect consistency as the emulsion sets and becomes stable. What are the new fragances? Drumroll please… Red Roses […]

    Continue Reading
  • Growing Calendula

    Calendula easy to grow. Here you see my calendula already starting to grow on its own. It’s located in a warm spot on the south side of my house and tends to show up with my early blooming daffodils. However I’m starting more inside also. This gives it a warm start and gets it going […]

    Continue Reading
  • Collecting Calendula Seeds

    You don’t have to buy new calendula seeds every year. Collecting them from your existing plant is fun and easy. It’s almost as easy a harvesting the flowers, but you wait a little longer before you pick them. As the bright yellow and orange calendula blooms start drying up and fading out, watch for the […]

    Continue Reading
  • Using Calendula

    My favorite flowers to grow are the ones that are beautiful and useful. Calendula definitely fits that description. These bright flowers are easy to grow and add a splash of yellow or orange to any herb garden. But their blossoms are more than just pretty. They offer a multitude of health benefits. It’s an herb […]

    Continue Reading