Tea, before the cuppa


Herbs & Ingredients

Have you ever seen Tea (Camellia sinensis) growing? I never realized the Tea plant is an evergreen shrub (to small tree) that can be harvested for 40-100 years, depending on the variety. The young shoots, leaves and buds, are usually picked by hand as machinery is too rough on the tender leaves and may damage […]

December 13, 2018

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.┬áThe aroma is pretty plantastic too! Seems obvious, doesn’t it, that Paradise would be plant-based and full of herbs.

October 9, 2017