Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Lotions and Potions

Taking care of Number 11 on my list: herbs and potions and lotions.

In a bid to make my own products, I have ‘fashioned’ a hair texturizer for The Curly Girl. Spotting a fabulous one on the John Masters website (and cringing at its price tag) I wanged in (see – new blog; same phraseology) some witchery ingredients and blended together. The results are a sexy-smelling pot (thank you Spiezia for your pretty reusable jars) of waxy-sheeny stuff. Perfect for my curly-haired tinker.

Also, an eye serum, nappy oil (for the poopy-infused bums in our house) and cleansing oil followed.

My elderberry tincture should be ready for decanting soon, so it shall be bottled and available for all manner of wheezles and sneezles.

I need another order for stock-up of dandelion, burdock, nettle and violet leaf. Fill up my witchy cupboard a little more ;)



LesleyA said...

Mmmm the hair stuff looks good for a certain curly girl of mine :)

Scented Sweetpeas said...

wow that hair stuff looks fab, what are the ingredients? I have heard from a fellow blogger that almond oil is very good to calm curly hair.

The Barefoot Crofter said...

The elderberry looks good. i had some left from last year, so mixed it in with a jar of local honey. I keep it in the fridge and dole out large spoonfuls each day - mostly to myself, but J does get a wee dose too.

Lady Green said...

Re recipes - I am terribly inaccurate :) I just wang in as I go and add to the mixture as I please. Not very helpful, I know! Basically, I used coconut and olive oil, beeswax and some vanilla essential oil. It is very nourishing - I have set some aside for your curly lady Lesley.

And elderberries are just magical aren't they? I want to stash many more this time around and freeze what I don't use. Dried are fine, but fresh...awesome!

LesleyA said...

I can't wait to get fresh elderberries this year and make some of that syrup. I have a mega bottle of it made with dried and it really is awesome stuff :)

sparky said...

Can I use dried elderberry to make sniffle potion? We have sniffles aplenty here, Tom has kindly shared his germs with Eliza and she is very sad with it

Lady Green said...

Yes, you can use dried elderberries to make the syrup. I used all sugar in mine but you can use honey just the same, and probably boost the immunity properties too.