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Kawakawa Balm

Kawakawa Balm

I’m a true believer in kawakawa now! I’ve enjoyed the heart-shaped leaves and peppery fragrance of this native NZ plant (Macropiper excelsum) since I was introduced to it and its healing properties shortly after arriving in my new home country almost five years ago. But…

Herbal care for teeth

Homemade natural (herbal) toothpaste We brush twice a day (if we are good), and often swiggle and gargle too. But what exactly is in your toothpaste and your mouthwash? The big question around fluoride is quite big in the media today, and even if your…

Making Calendula Salve

Making Calendula Salve

Calendula BALM INGREDIENTS 1 cup calendula infused oil *see note 30g Beeswax Lavender essential oil (optional) You’ll also need sterilized jars, a fine sieve strainer, and a small pot METHOD Heat the calendula infused oil in the small pot on a low to medium heat…