Tuesday 26 February 2019

Clearing Spaces - Soil, Rocks and Seeded Bread Rolls

Nigel had the group busy shifting soil which had 
arrived for The green Patch from Barton Loam

Happily we have been allocated some to be used for 
the Medicinal Herb Spiral and the Hidden Pond

Carole went in search of stones 
for the Medicinal Herb Spiral

but we still need a lot more!

Sue showed some of the group how 

which were baked in named 
terracotta plant pots

Thursday 14 February 2019

Clearing Spaces - Herbal Bath Teas

Our Herbal Bath Tea Sachets contained different blends of the following ingredients, dried lavender, hops, oats, rose petal, camomile, lemongrass, calendula petals, dried ginger.

we added different combinations of 
the following essential oils peppermint, 
rosemary, eucalyptus, lemon, lime 
and lavender

Kate was with us again to mix up Bath salts

Once the Bath Tea blends were mixed

we filled out hand stamped bags

to use the bath soaks, add them, closed tightly, to a hot bath or allow to steep and add the liquid to the bath

Everyone had lovely herbal goody bags

to take home

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Clearing Spaces - Herbal Bath Salts and Lip Balm

Kate Dyer lead us through the process of making a variety of bath salts, as we have quite  a lot of gardeners we looked for recipes that would soothe aching muscles! We decided that we should do one session during the Tuesday Volunteer Day and one on the normal Thursday session so that everyone could either make or receive a bath treat!

Here is kate's step by step guide
Step 1 :- Place half a cup of salt or salts to a glass bowl.
Step 2 :- Mix in 2 tablespoons of carrier oil like jojoba or sweet almond oil.
Step 3:- Add 7 to 8 drops of desired essential oils to the bowl.
Step 4:- Mix all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon.
Step 5:- Add dried herbs, flower petals as you desire. Transfer to an airtight jar. Add to bath as required.

Sore Muscle Bath Soak - Soothes aches and pains
  • 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 4 drops frankinsence
  • 3 drops roman camomile

Simple Lavender Bath Salt - Healing and moisturising

  • 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 8 drops lavender essential oil

  • Energising Bath Salt - refreshing morning blend
    • 1/4 cup Dead Sea Salt
    • 1/4 cup of Pink Himalayan Salt
    • 2 tablespoonssweet almond oil
    • 3 drops grapefruit essential oil
    • 2 drops  peppermint essential oil
    • 2 dropslavender  essential oil

    Eucalyptus Lavender Bath Salt - Soothes sinus and respiratory issues
    • 1/4 cup of Pink Himalayan Salt
    • 1/4 cup of Epsom Salt 
    • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
    • 4 drops lavender essential oil
    • 3 drops eucalyptus essential oil

    Sleepy Time Bath Salt - relaxing

    • 1/4 cup of Pink Himalayan Salt
    • 1/4 cup of Epsom Salt
    • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
    • 4 drops cedarwood essential oil
    • 3 drops orange essential oil

    • Blissful Bath Salt - Transform your Mind and Body with this relaxing blend

    • 1/4 cup Dead Sea Salt
    • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
    • 3 drops frankinsence essential oil
    • 2 drops sandalwood essential oil
    • 2 drops bergamot essential oil

    • Those who wished to added dried 
      lavender, camomile, calendula, rose petals

      We added a Green Patch Label and a fabric topper

      Kate also showed us how to make a lip balm

      We had teatree, grapefruit or peppermint

      Kate is a wonderful cook, keen gardener and was inspired to try out some of these remedies when she developed a skin condition and found bath salts really helped. She then started making them as presents, which is how Carole knew she was the right person to help with this project.