Shades of Green


Herbs & Ingredients, Natural Skin Care

Gathering together some of the herbs used in my salve and balm (pictured left to right: Lemongrass, Green Tea, Chickweed). Aren’t they beautiful? I love all the different shades of green.¬†The aroma is pretty plantastic too! Seems obvious, doesn’t it, that Paradise would be plant-based and full of herbs.

October 9, 2017

Happy Spring!


Micro-Farm News

We’re celebrating the first day of Spring by starting our planting today. (Indoors only! There’s still snow on the ground.) Kale is first on the list, and in a first a for us, Lemongrass. Every year I swear off¬†tender plants that have to be overwintered in the house, but I’m making another exception for Lemongrass. […]

March 20, 2017

Soaping on Schedule


Micro-Farm News, Natural Skin Care

Boy, for one crazy minute there while pondering how to get done everything that needs doing this year, I decided to give up on soap-making. That was scary! I am so enamored with hand-milling olive oil soap, it made me kindof bummed that it was gone. Soap takes about a month to fully dry and […]

January 25, 2014

Bathtub Therapy


Bathtub Therapy, D.I.Y.

Stressful day? Try some “Bathtub Therapy” (or, when the going gets tough, the tough get into the tub)! Baths can be so soothing, both for body and mind. When I’m feeling fritzed, there’s nothing better than sinking into a big tub with a cup of tea and good book. I like to soak in herbal […]

October 22, 2011