Cathy's Magic Flower Lotion
14 ounces Decarboxylated "Herb", to be added to the 2 cups of flower below
2 cups Flower, split evenly, packed
*Lavender, Chamomile, Calendula, St. John's Wort, Comfrey, Plantain
2 cup Coconut Oil
1 cup Olive Oil
8 ounces Shea Butter
1 teaspoon Sunflower Lecithin
Optional: 10-15 drops of Essential Oils (Lavender, Vanilla, Jasmine, etc.)
Optional: Beeswax to thicken (mix in after straining)
Add the 2 cups of decarboxylated herb and flower to the MagicalButter Machine, along with your coconut and olive oils.
Secure the lid, then set the temperature to 160°F and press the 2 Hour button.
Once it's finished, remove the lid and strain your infusion. You may need to strain twice to remove all the plant matter.
When you're done straining and while your infusion is still warm, mix in the shea butter, lecithin, and essential oils.
Store in a cool, dark place and enjoy your new infused topical!
This whole journey into herbs and nutrition started with my Mother having issues with diabetes. I am an instructor at a Technical College and teach Dental Assisting. Learning anything health related is is fascinating to me and when I started learning about using herbs as medicine something clicked and I jumped into the herb pond cannonball style. It has made my families quality of life better for sure! Helping to ease my own skin issues led to helping my daughters and their kids with skin issues. I have RA and Hypothyroidism so I live with chronic inflammation and a freaking basket-full of stuff that goes along with those diagnosis. So Tinctures, salves, lotions, soaps, and magnesium based body butters are part of my daily routine. The best part about using herbs/food as medicine is that I don't take any prescription meds to manage my conditions. My kids and grandkids are now part of that culture. I have a grandson and my granddaughter that are avid gardeners and want to learn how to use the things that they grow. I have learned to keep it simple when it comes to my approach to what I use. I also try to grow or use locally grown herbs as much as possible so exotic herbs aren't in my rotation very often.
I am continually learning and I am sooooo aware that there is always something I don't know. I enjoy having other pass along what has worked for them and trying new things. I love the process of crafting something that helps someone. I totally believe that your intentions are infused into whatever you make, just like herbs are.