How to Grow & Use Bee Balm

How to Grow & Use Bee Balm

Learn how to grow, harvest, and dry bee balm (wild bergamot), plus 8 creative ways to use it, including recipes for bee balm salve, tea, infused honey, and more! Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa, M. spp.) also called wild bergamot, is an excellent plant to put in a pollinator garden! Beloved by bumblebees, butterflies, and hummingbirds,…

Spring Greens Lip Balm

Spring Greens Lip Balm

Use some foraged early spring greens to make a lovely little lip balm! Violet leaves, purple deadnettle, and chickweed combine with sweet almond, tamanu, and castor oil to create a soothing balm for chapped lips. Infused Oil First, you’ll want to make an infused oil to use in the lip balm. You will need: 1…

Spring Cleaning Face Wash

Spring Cleaning Face Wash

Hear me, ye who be blighted by the heavy gloom of winter’s passing; there be four things you must find to lift your curse most foul- Just kidding. No curses being cleaned here, just faces. You will need: Violets Thyme A few sprigs of sage Forsythia flowers (if you don’t have access to forsythia, dandelion…

Making Hypnos Bedtime Balm

Making Hypnos Bedtime Balm

The Hypnos bedtime balm was born from the overwhelming desire to find something heavy and whack my insomnia over the head with it. That’s about it, really. Will this balm physically fist-fight your insomnia? Sadly, no. It makes for a pretty relaxing (and very fragrant) pre-bedtime massage balm, though! Some links on this site are…