Rebecca's News & Recipes Fall 2015
Fall is always an exciting time here at Rebecca’s Apothecary, students head back to school, seasons are changing and on Saturday, September 12th we celebrate 11 years since Rebecca first opened her doors and welcomed in the community. Rebecca’s Apothecary continues to be a down home herb shop which seeks to connect the community with botanical medicine by providing raw materials, education, and carefully crafted products.
Anniversary SaleThis year we will be celebrating 11 awesome years by offering 11% off on all purchases made in our brick and mortar store on the day of our anniversary, September 12th.
Thank you for your continued support, patronage, referrals and wonderful smiles that brighten our day! We just love our community!
Salty Sage Deodorant
Geranium Shea Butter
FES Quintessentials Set
Macadamia Nut Oil
Rosehip Seed Oil
Mineral Make Up Materials
We love hydrosols! Our current line of organic hydrosols now includes Chamomile, Cucumber, Local Lavender, Geranium, Neroli, Rose and Tulsi Basil with Helichrysum soon to arrive. Hydrosols, sometimes referred to as flower waters are produced alongside the essential oil distillation process. They contain water soluble components (microscopic droplets of essential oils) of the plant. Hydrosols can be used in many fun and creative ways. Gentle and effective, hydrosols are safe for babies, children, animals and the elderly. From skin toners to hair rinses and cleansing sprays, there are so many practical and innovative ways to embrace hydrosols in your daily life. We also have a Muscle Recovery Lotion recipe utilizing the healing hydrosols of both Tulsi Basil and Helichrysum.
Muscle Recovery Lotion
Adapted by: Adri Sugrue
One of the newest members of our hydrosol collection, Tulsi takes the main stage in a muscle recovery lotion.
Tulsi basil has been used to aid the body in adapting to stresses due to the physical and environmental changes that we experience every day. Because of its ability to stimulate the circulatory system, it may also help relieve lactic acid build up we experience after a hard workout or endurance endeavor.
This recipe’s ultimate direction is to soothe sore muscles, calm inflammation, speed up the healing of bruising, and repair oxidative damage to the skin, which can happen through extended exposure to the outdoors.
Adapted from Rosemary Gladstar’s Recipe “Rosemary’s Perfect Cream” p.54, in Herbs for Natural Beauty By Rosemary Gladstar.
IngredientsMakes 12-15 fl oz.
Water Phase4 fl oz. Tulsi Hydrosol
2 fl oz. Helichrysum Hydrosol
2 fl oz. Aloe Vera Juice
Oil Phase6 fl oz. Arnica infused olive oil
3 fl oz. Coconut Oil
.75 oz grated Beeswax or Beeswax pellets
10 drops Rosemary Antioxidant
Essential Oils20 drops Marjoram
10 drops Lemongrass
10 drops Sea Buckthorn
Blend the Water Phase in one glass measuring cup/jar and the Oil Phase in another jar.
Place both jars in a saucepan and fill with water until it reaches halfway to the outside of the jars (makeshift double boiler).
Slowly heat the water mixture and the oil mixture simultaneously until the oils and beeswax have melted together.
Take off the heat. Pour the Oil Phase into a blender.
Let the Oil Phase cool until the temperatures of both phases are within 5-10 degrees of each other.
Turn on the blender, slowly pour the Water Phase into the blender and watch the oil and water emulsify.
Once the mixtures have emulsified, add the essential oils and Rosemary antioxidant, blend a little bit more until fully incorporated.
Pour the lotion into your chosen containers. Do not lid until the lotion has completely cooled.
Store in fridge. Shelf life if properly stored should be about 4-6 months. If not stored in fridge, 1 month.