There are many questions about Frankincense that show up regularly through the search engines.  They make excellent material for posts, and since we are getting close to the “Holiday” season, with Frankincense and Myrrh such traditional symbols in holiday lore and practice, it`s a perfect time to address them. One important question often asked is, How […]

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No one is as excited and surprised as I, to be nominated for this awesome award! Thank you Steve of Gardening in Greenwood, for nominating me! There are few awards in the blogosphere, and I come across them here and there, always wondering how it would feel to receive one. O.K., it feels pretty cool!!. The […]

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 […]

Closing the Apothecary's Garden for the season 2013

After a bountiful season, we have put our Apothecary’s Garden to bed. Thanks to all those that came out on Saturday and made quick work of cleaning the garden and wrapping it up for the season. They qualified the old adage, “Many hands make light work”. Thanks to Jacqui, Michaela, Linda, Martyn, and Shelly for […]

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 […]

Wild Mushroom Hunt Gorgeous Fall colours Dundas escarpment

That predictable seasonal shift from garden and woods, to study and laboratory progresses like clockwork. A lot has been going on in the study/lab the past few weeks.   Planting, growing, harvesting and hunting lead to new materials for extractions, tinctures and distillations indoors. Frankincense extracts and Anti-aging creme, Reishi mushroom tincture and extract, a Stinkhorn Perfume […]