Simple Detox Foot Soak Recipe

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Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Bonnin Studio

Once summertime hits, my feet need some care. As the weather warms up, I’m rarely seen wearing shoes, preferring to run around either barefoot or in sandals. Not only do my feet seem to get dirty quickly, but they are also prone to soreness, dry skin, and cracked heels. If I stay on top of caring for them from the beginning of the season, I can typically keep these issues under control. This detox foot soak is one of the ways I do this. 

Romantic Rose Melt & Pour Soap Recipe + a Giveaway!

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Words: Melinda Barnett

This recipe was originally featured in Willow and Sage Spring 2017

When I was growing up, my mother kept a rose garden. She loved roses so much that she lined one side of our driveway and the entire front of our house with a rose hedge. I remember how excited she would be when each rosebush bloomed. We would smell the new flowers and decide which ones we liked best. All summer long our house was filled with bouquets of fresh roses, and the fragrance of the blooms filled every room.

Citronella Lemon Bowl Outdoor Candle Recipe

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Words: Kristy Doubet Haare

This article was originally featured in Willow & Sage Spring 2018

This recipe came about with plans to share a seasonal farm-to-table meal alfresco. Is there anything more satisfying than sharing a meal with friends and family outdoors under the stars? As if fresh skin isn’t enough to draw the mosquitoes in, the aromas of such a meal call to more biting insects. With the questionable ingredients in most bug sprays, I turned to a natural bug repellent. Citronella essential oil is most commonly used as an insect repellent and is particularly effective at keeping away mosquitoes. It is obtained from the leaves and stems of a particular species of lemongrass, cymbopogon, and has a rich, crisp lemony aroma.

From the Garden: Herbs for Skin Care

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Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Karolina Grabowska

This time of year, I spend quite a bit of time in my garden, watering, pulling weeds, fertilizing, and watching the plants grow. One day, I hope to have a large space in my backyard solely dedicated to growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs, but today, I’m content with a few varieties. And so far, everything is thriving and lush, and my first zucchini harvest was delicious. 

Summer Self-Care Activities

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Photo Credit: Alex Loup

Summer is just a few weeks away and we are so looking forward to experiencing the magic of the season. As a new season approaches, we like to contemplate the ways we can revamp our self-care routines with consideration to the time of year. Below we’re sharing a few self-care activities you can introduce to your routine this summer!

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