Distilling essential oil of Wild Ginger

Distilling Wild Ginger Essential Oil Distillations, mistillations and musings No matter how much experience and knowledge we have, how much care and control we exercise, we will still, on occasion, make critical mistakes. We are quick to record and share our successes, but usually, slow to share our failures. However, if we adhere to a […]

Carnauba Wax

How to Use Carnauba Wax in Moustache Wax and Beard Pomades There has been a lot of interest in “A Solid Mustache wax recipe”, and I hope many of you have made your own Mustache wax tailored to your own needs. Over the past year there have been questions about adding Carnauba wax to Mustache […]

An Easy, Natural 2 part Mustache Wax Recipe (With instructions for creating a personal fragrance) This is the ” Mustache Wax Recipe”  from the post “A Mustachio Twirl to save the world”. The post, in essence, gives some history about Vaseline and our destructive relationship with petroleum products. It presents Lanolin, a natural oil drawn from sheep’s […]

  A Mustachio Twirl Casting Mustache Wax in Silicone trays. In my posts, I keep referring to “silicone trays” from the Dollar store”, as perfect moulds for casting home-made mustache wax. I have meant to post pictures for a few months now. So I will get this off the job list. They really are perfect! […]

Eldeberry Wine-Perfectly ripe Elderberries-Apothecary's Garden 2013

Homemade Elderberry Wine is, without a doubt, the most refined, distinguished and classic wildcrafted wine I have ever made. I would love to show you how it is done. Now is the time. The Elderberries are starting to ripen and are perfect for making Elderberry wine, Elderberry syrup, Elderberry jam and jelly, or Elderberry pies. […]

Natural Mustache wax Recipe, Twist and Twirl. Part 2 of “A solid Mustache Wax recipe. There has been a tremendous amount of interest in the “Solid Mustache Wax Recipe”. Which makes me very happy. so many people are trying it out and making their own personalized versions of a grooming wax, not only for themselves, […]