Sunday, March 29, 2015


I have been outside in the garden the last few much is growing.  Today....the chickweed kept popping out.  Growing everywhere there is a tad bit of sun.  Lush and green, I could not help picking some, munching on it....and then I got the idea to whip up a quick cream.  No beeswax here at the house, but I do have coconut oil and shea butter.  I used witch hazel, instead of water.  As this is a "live plant cream" I am doing everything I can, with what I have in my kitchen and medicine cabinet, to create a "kitchen remedy."


I gathered the chickweed, placed it in a narrow mouth mason jar, added one cup witch hazel. Attach the "blade attachment" to the jar and blend slowly, blending well, the chickweed with the witch hazel liquid.

When blended well, I added 3 tablespoons coconut oil and 3 tablespoons shea butter, 1/2 cup olive oil,  and 1/2 tsp essential oils to the jar.
Capped tightly with blade attachment, I blend on the slowest speed.  The mix will start to emulsify and "choke" the blender.  Remove and stir and blend again - until you achieve a smooth consistency.  This cream must be used "sooner then later" because of the live plant material.  It smells wonderful, is full of calcium, magnesium and vitamin k.
Super Green Cream
Treat yourself to this luscious green treat after a soak in the bath - perhaps with MoonMaids's BathBliss Soaking Salts.
Until next time - Cynthia @ MoonMaid Botanicals

Sunday, March 15, 2015

March @ MoonMaid

It has been a long cold winter.  I felt "frozen," literally.  Keeping home warm, the lavenders covered up and the rosemary inside. At times, it felt like "survival."    One day when I was iced in.....I had a little fun.  And made it through.....without too much difficulty.

Now there is a bit of Spring beginning to sprout around the Gardens.   It is wonderful to see.  I do believe the sunshine will inspire me to put words to these pages.....a bit more often now.

This Saturday I am teaching my Art of Simpling Class.  It will be a fun day of creating everything from herbal potpourri's to creams.  I offer this class 4 times yearly @ MoonMaid's production facility in Cosby.  Looking forward to sharing the day with some wonderful ladies from North Carolina.  We will take a jaunt out to the Gardens as well!!

I trust you are beginning to notice Spring in your neck of the woods.  It's about time!!!