Workshop recipes

Bath salts

Ingredients:
A cup of sea salt (Dead Sea salt is more mineral rich)
A handful of dried flower petals (e.g. caldula, lavender, rose)
Essential oils of your choice (optional e.g. lavender, mandarin) Airtight jars or cellophane bags
Ribbons to decorate (optional)

Method:
Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl
Add 8-10 drops of essential oil

Store in airtight jars or cellophane bags

Directions:
use a handful in a warm bath.

 

Kale Chips
These are really easy to make and very moreish, kids love them too.

Ingredients:
• 1 bunch kale (black works well)
• 1tbs olive oil plus additional for oiling the baking sheet
• 1tsp sea salt

Directions:
1. Preheat an oven to 180 degrees C.
2. Lightly oil a baking sheet
3. Remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly     dry kale with a salad spinner or remove excess water with a clean tea towel. Add the oil and     salt or seasonings of you choice) to a large bowel, Add the kale and mix well.
4. Bake until the kale is crispy (10 to 15 minutes), not all will cook at the same time so check.
5. Careful not to overcook as the kale will become bitter.

Alternative seasonings.:
To 1 tbs oil add:
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp honey or agave syrup
1 clove minced garlic

1 tbs soy sauce
1 tbs balsamic vinegar

1 tsp salt
1 tbs chopped fresh herbs

OR

1 tsp salt
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp coriander
1 tbs lemon juice

 

Bath herbs

Relaxing bath herbs:
Chamomile, hops (sometimes very difficult to obtain), jasmine, lime flowers, valerian.

Stimulating bath herbs:Basil, bay, eucalyptus, fennel, lavender, lemon balm, lemon verbena, mint, pine, rosemary, sage, thyme.

Healing bath herbs:
Calendula, comfrey, spearmint, yarrow.

To boost circulation and aid deep cleansing:
Rosemary.

For soothing and gentle cleansing:
Applemint, chamomile, chervil, lavender, lemon balm, rose petals, spearmint, thyme.

For healing:
Comfrey, fennel.

For oily skin:
Calendula, sage, yarrow.

For dry, sensitive skin:
Borage, parsley, salad burnet, sorrel.

For mature or sallow skins:
Lemon verbena.

Arising from Rachel Rafiqi's Rowan Berry and Simple Garden Cosmetics Workshops held at the Lamb, you can see her handout information on her blogspot at: http://rachelrafiqi.blogspot.co.uk 

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