Sunday, May 10, 2009

All In A Day's Work!

I love playing with herbs. Here are today's "confusions" (as my wise-guy
daughters like to say).

Make both of these at the same time:

LAVENDER-CINNAMON INFUSION
To soothe the heart and mind, while sparking the spirit.

3 tablespoons lavender buds
1 cinnamon stick
1 pint boiling water

Place together in a 1 pint Mason Jar. Let steep for 45 min. Strain the herbs from the liquid. Add warm milk or honey to taste, or take that potent flavor as is.

Sip this one while you wait for the next one to finish ....

WISEWOMAN INFUSION:
Woman's Soothing and Replenishing Infusion with a touch of Wisdom

1/2 oz. Oat Tops (Avena sativa)
1/2 oz. Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica)
1 oz. Red Clover Herb (Trifolium pratense)
1 sprinkle of Sage (Salvia officinalis)
1 qt Boiling Water

Place herbs in a 1 Quart Mason Jar. Fill jar with the hot water. Let sit for 4-8 hours. Strain and drink.


Also: Today was floor cleaning day.

A FLOOR-CLEANING CONCOCTION

1/2 gallon of very warm water in a bowl

add:
a squeeze of Tea Tree Liquid Castille soap
2 drops Rosemary essential oil
1 drop Orange
1 drop Sweet Basil

For me, Rosemary offers the zest of bright spirit, cleanliness and clarity, Orange graces us with good cheer, and Sweet Basil offers tranquility. Feel free to substitute other essential oils for the above according to your mood and intent.

Now, scrub away!

1 comment:

Dia said...

What fun concoctions - love the suggestions for essential oils in the floor cleaning C - mmmm - nice inspiration to clean :)

Yea on moving (I hope!) & how fun that you've decided on a new broom!! I love spritzing mine with cinnamon E-O in a spray bottle - makes for sweet sweeping.

I 'tagged' you :)