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Raw Rosehip Syrup

Traditionally the hips are boiled with sugar and water, but I discovered  this ‘raw’ syrup on the Woodland Trust blog recently and it appealed to me. (1) I added a few pieces of cinnamon bark to each of the jars and it has given…

Our beautiful Hawthorn

Hawthorn ( Crataegus laevigata) Trees were worshipped in Ireland long ago and many of us continue to honour them as part of our daily lives. Many were and still are  believed to have magical properties. A prime example of this is our beautiful and…

Rewilding my garden and myself

I have tried many times to grow Rosemary and failed, frustrated and confused by black and brown charred leaves and brittle stems. I researched position and soils for optimum growth.  I thought I had planted her in the correct amount of Sandy soil and…

Making Calendula infused oil

Calendula flowers infused in a sweet almond oil makes a wonderful cooling, healing and soothing blend. Herbs like Calendula have constituents that speed up the formation of new connective tissue and blood vessels within a wound, as well as anti-inflammatory properties making it a…

Making a herbal salve

A salve or ointment is made from herbs , vegetable oils and beeswax ( soy-wax if you are strictly vegan). The vegetable oil acts in a solvent capacity dissolving out  the healing constituents of the pants. The bees wax is protective and  soothing and…