Category Archives: Herbs

Ingredient: Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)

“Herba Sacra” (sacred herb) INCI: salvia sclarea Family: Labiatae Genus: Salvia sclarea Description of oil aroma: sweet, floral, slightly nutty Clary sage is a perennial herb with soft, furry leaves and small blue, purple or white flower. The name for it comes from Latin “clarus”, meaning “clear” and “salvere”, to save or heal. It grows throughout Europe and is cultivated in France and Russia for essential oil production. The seeds have traditionally been used in .

Ingredient: Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Ingredient: Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
My Kind of Purse Shopping! INCI: Capsella bursa-pastoris Synonyms: Shepherd’s Bag. Shepherd’s Scrip. Shepherd’s Sprout. Lady’s Purse. Witches’ Pouches. Rattle Pouches. Case-weed. Pick-Pocket. Pick-Purse. Blindweed. Pepper-and-Salt. Poor Man’s Parmacettie. Sanguinary. Mother’s Heart. Clappedepouch I’ve always been given sideways glances at my indifference at purse and shoe shopping. This makes my husband happy, of course, except the trade off for not having a closet full of shoes and purses is a yard full of weeds. .

Ingredient: Plantain Leaf (plantago major)

Superhero Weed! INCI: plantago major One man’s garbage is another’s treasure. This is something I learned ages ago. The flowers and herbs I’ve started using I like to look up for properties, allergy potential, aroma and anything else useful. Imagine my surprise when I saw a picture similar to this and thought – hey, I have this growing in my backyard!!! At the time, I couldn’t check since the ground was littered with snow .