News -- Mother's Day & Best of Boulder 2016
We’re calling this Marvelous May and here’s just a few reasons why…
Mother’s DayMother’s Day is almost here. See below for a gift guide and some fun recipes for the special Mom in your life. And, to all the fabulous Mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day!!! Thank you for all that you are and all that you do!
GraduationWe hear there are some graduates this month too. Way to go! Might we suggest a hearty cup of Happy Tea to celebrate your commencement? Congratulations to you!
We won Best of Boulder’s 1st place for Best Bath & Body Shop!!! Yay! Thank you! And, we came in 2nd place for Boulder’s Best Independent Business! My cheeks hurt from grinning as I type this. We appreciate you, our customers and supporters so very much! How wonderful to get to do work that we love and believe in, and how blessed we are to receive support from our incredible community! Yay, and thank you again!
With Warmth and Gratitude,
Both invigorating and calming, sweet and minty this unexpected combination is a wonderful adjunct to the start or the finish of a day. Nourishing, hydrating and so very soft, this bath and body oil can be used as an all over body moisturizer, worn as a light perfume or added to your bath water for a soothing and rejuvenating experience.
Awesome Baby Balm
Made with just a few simple, wholesome ingredients, our Awesome Baby Balm was created to soothe life’s little owies. From irritated baby bums to nicks and scrapes, this Balm is a wonderful addition to every parent’s first aid kit and a sweet gift for the new mother in your life.
Coconut oil lovingly infused with organic Vanilla bean and Rose petals, blended with Shea and Cocoa butters, and Colorado Beeswax, this lip balm is the definition of decadence, and luxurious self-indulgence. It is silky smooth, tremendously soft and totally delicious. Treat yourself this Mother’s Day!
Solid Perfume RecipeMakes approximately 1 ounce
1 Tablespoon Jojoba oil or Almond oil
1 Tablespoon Beeswax
15-30 drops of essential oil
Choose a container to pour your solid perfume into. Empty lockets, slider tins, lip balm tubes and small clay pots all work great. If using more than one essential oil, blend your essential oils first into a separate glass container. Finely chop or grate your beeswax. Place beeswax and oil of choice into a heat resistant glass container. Place the glass container into a small saucepan with water that reaches halfway up the glass container. Turn stovetop on low to medium heat. Stir beeswax and oil until beeswax pieces fully dissolve. Remove from the heat and immediately stir in the essential oils. Mix thoroughly and pour into your container of choice. Let solidify, lid and label. Apply to pulse points on wrist, neck and chest.
The following pre-made Rebecca’s blends are wonderful options for solid perfumes: Balancing Blend, Clarity Blend, Energy Blend, Forest Blend, Grounding Blend, and Lover’s Blend.
Summer Sweetness Perfume3 drops Vetiver
3 drops Australian Sandalwood
2 drops Rose Absolute
2 drops Orange
1 drop Jasmine absolute
Ocean Breeze4 drops Bergamot
2 drops Eucalyptus
4 drops Lavender
1 drops Rosemary
Other possible combinations: Ginger & Grapefruit, Frankincense, Sandalwood & Lavender, Vanilla, Tangerine & Neroli, come visit an herbalist at Rebecca’s for more recommendations!
Potpourri and Sachets
A fun and easy gift to make with kids! Place sachets in dresser drawers or hang in closets to leave your clothes smelling delicious. Sachets can also be used as dryer scents. Potpourris can be loosely mixed together in a bowl or glass jar as decoration and/or to scent a room.
Flowers and Leaves: Calendula, Cedar leaf, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Elder flower, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Linden flowers, Peppermint, Rose buds or petals, Sage, Spearmint
Spices: Allspice, Cardamom pods or seed, Cinnamon chips, Cloves, Lemon peels, Orange peels, Vanilla beans
Mix together any combination of dried herbs and spices together in a bowl (total 1-2 cups). Add 1 teaspoon powdered or chopped Orris root to 1 cup herbal mixture. Orris root is a fixative that helps the herbs last longer. You can also add a drop or two of essential oil to extend the scent. Display the herbs as potpourri in a bowl or pour into muslin bags. If desired, stamp or decorate muslin bags. You can also make your own bags from colored fabric or lace and tie closed with a ribbon to form a pouch If made ahead of time, store sachet or potpourri blend in an airtight container to preserve the scent. Recipe from A Kid’s Herb Book by Lesley Tierra
Blossoming Spring Sachet
2 Tablespoons each:
Chamomile, Elder flowers, Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Linden, Pink Rose, Lemon peel
1 teaspoon Orris powder
3 drops Bergamot essential oil