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Meet our Plant Allies
We harvest the orange & yellow flowers almost daily, infuse them in extra virgin olive oil in the warm sun to extract the active medicinal components and use the oil in many of our salves & healing balms. Calendula oil is very soothing to the skin. It is antiseptic, heals skin irritations, is anti microbial & anti fungal. It can be used on cuts, burns, sunburn, chapped skin and in face creams & cosmetics.
Comfrey leaves and roots are used in many skin care products. They are rich in allantoin and mucilage which help to soothe & heal damaged tissue. It speeds the healing of cuts, ulcerations, bruises, broken bones, pulled muscles, ligaments & sprains. Our comfrey grew so much in the garden that we had to move the garden to the north to make room for it!
St. John’s Wort
St.John’s Wort blooms near the end of June in fields & ditches. The flowers and buds are harvested and we infuse them in olive oil in the warm sun and the oil turns a deep blood-red color. The infusion extracts the active component of the plant, hypericum. St. John’s wort is used externally for healing burns, bruises, sprains, and skin irritation involving nerve tissue pain. It restores damaged tissue and deadens nerve pain.
We use pure lavender essential oil in many products. It's wonderfully soothing to the nervous system. As an essential oil, It can be added to baths to ease stress & promote relaxation, a drop soothes a headache, relieves tension & insomnia. It is antiseptic, speeds the healing of burns, sunburn, sores & infections. Lavender essential oil is a staple in the first aid kit for herbalists and parents alike.