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Purse Stress Reducer

Just place the following blend of dried herbs into a muslin bag and slip into your purse or shopping bag.  When shopping or carpooling begins to take its toll, inhale the pouch’s scent to put aside your headaches.  It also works well when at family events, which can also be a bit stressing.  

Purse Stress Reducer        
  • 2 Tbls. Marjoram 
  • 2 Tbls. Peppermint
  • 2 Tbls. Lavender 
  • 2 Tbls. Orange Peel 
  • A few whole cloves 
Stir together by hand and fill muslin bags.  This recipe makes enough for two bags. 

If your stress is so high you don’t even have time to make these, check out our Purse Stress Reducer Bag available in a drawstring cotton bag and wrapped in pretty organza to make a gift for the girlfriends on your list!


Cinnamon Ginger Body Scrub

Cinnamon Ginger Body Scrub 

  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup olive oil (almond oil works well too but has a shorter shelf life)


In a bowl, combine the sea salt, ginger, cinnamon and oil. Mix vigorously with a fork until fully combined.Let the mixture sit until the salt has settled to the bottom of the bowl (about an hour). There should be a thin layer of oil covering the mixture. If you need to add more oil, do it now. Scoop the mixture into an airtight container. If you’re giving it away as gifts, pick out some cute vintage bottles or wide-mouthed glass jars to store them in. They have great bail jars at the Container Store this time of year.  Make sure that the containers you choose seal completely, so the mixture doesn’t dry up.aa To Use: While in the shower or at the sink, apply the scrub to damp skin and scrub gently with fingertips. Rinse with warm water.

Here is an herbal tea recipe that will help you relax.  If you want another relaxation tea without the hassle of blending it yourself we recommend Backyard Patch Calming Spirit.  

Tea for Nervousness

  • 1 ½ oz Peppermint leaves 
  • 1 ½ oz Lemon Balm leaves 

Blend together in a glass jar and shake well.  Use 1 tsp of mixture per 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10 minutes & strain.