Create Vanilla Absolute Solid Perfume

Vanilla was used both medically and spiritual healing in many worldwide tribes.

Blends well with citrus and spicy few restrictions

Labor intensive methods have to be used to cultivate vanilla which makes it the second most expensive flavouring after saffron. The highest concentration of vanilla is an absolute. A narcotic fragrance that seduces with its rich decadent layers of sweetness.                                                                            

Vanilla aromatherapy benefits: warming, cheering, comforting, nurturing.

Vanilla -Licorice Solid Perfume: 10 drops vanilla absolute, 15 drops anise hyssop essential oil, 1 teaspoon jojoba oil, 1/2 teaspoon grated bee’s wax.  Combine jojoba-vanilla-anise allow to synergise while you slowly melt the bee’s wax, method double broiler, hot plate. When melted and some what warm add oils to the bee’s wax continue to stir quickly, the wax and oils can’t get too hot or you risk losing the essential oils in the heat. Place in sterile container for later use, I would allow it to just rest for a day or two. Enjoy!

Octobers One Winner, Once a Month Contest

Help me decide on a product line for my company Vickaryous Natural. Last months winner was selected and her Baby Bean  Massage Oil has been shipped.

Congratulations Jana we look forward to hearing how like it.

For this months contest I’ve created deeply restorative facial treatment massage oil a botanical & essential oil formula that will improve elasticity, regulate sebum production and stimulate circulation for all skin types.

This facial oil will help restore tone, color, texture of mature and young skin alike. I’ve been using this particular oil for months  and I’m very happy with the results so it will be really exciting to hear your voice and your opinion. 

Good luck to everyone that has registered with Karonv it is the only way to win the “One Winner Once a Month Contest“. If you are chosen the winner all I ask is that after you receive your “gift” try it out and come back and tell us your opinion… Did you like it, smell, effects .. etc. If you would like to earn extra entries have your friends and family join the fun for every one person you refer, you will get an additional 5 entries per month. You must contact me in advance to let me know so I can include your additional entries.

This contest will run until I’ve completely finished my product line and I will be offering everything from body butters, perfumes, healing massage oils, soaps, healing bath salts as free gifts.


Congrats to please contact me with your address so I can get your gift to you!!!

Salvia Officinalis Sage Despription & History

Known to enhance foods and bring smiles to the faces of all who wait upon Grandmas famous stuffing sage has a medicinal history dating back to classical times as well.

Sage has been used to treat all manner of malady

    The art of Aromatherapy

Its botanical name derives from a Latin word meaning “I Save”  The Greek physician Dioscorides wrote of it as “Sage The Saviour”  and recommended it to treat headaches and nervous tension along with a number of other internal complaints.

Sage oil is extracted in the same manner as it was in historical times. Leaves placed on large drying racks left in the sun to dry  before they are distilled.

Sage has a long running history of medicinal uses as  a blood cleanser, spring tonic, cool a fever, appetite support, earache, skin conditions, wounds its noted that massage with sage included helps ease muscular tension and pain, even rheumatism.

But I’m here to share my hair care recipe using the beautiful Salvia Officinalis. So simple works wonders on your hair and scalp and takes just a few minutes to complete. 

Sage Hair Oil: 1/4 cup Sage I used dried if you’re using fresh I would add 1/2 cup, one cup of two oils of your choice, I used mainly jojoba and a little organic coconut oil “warmed to blend before infusion” Infuse for two weeks in a cool dark place shake once a day, try to make sure the sage is not above the oil line, it should always be completely submerged in the oil.  At the end of the two weeks remove all the plant matter and store in a clean air tight bottle.   

 It’s about having fun, experimenting with new ideas to create greener environments. I will be adding more to this recipe using cedar and rosemary incorporating different herbs and essential oils for different medical uses.

Warming Winter Brandy Recipe

Warming Winter Brandy Recipe from Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Use this brandy “tincture” to relieve cold symptoms, ward off winter chills, warm stiff joints, as a sleep aid or just because it tastes good! 1 to 2 ounces ginseng roots (I use the tiny roots often sold in Asian markets for use in soup stock)  2 ounces elderberries, dried or 4 ounces frozen/fresh, 1/2 ounce wild cherry bark, dried 1/2 ounce spikenard root (Aralia racemosa) or 1/2 ounce elecampane root, dried and powdered 4 ounces cherries, dried or 8 ounces frozen/fresh 1/4 ounce gentian root dried and powdered (OR ¼ ounce yellowroot) 1 2-inch piece of cinnamon bark 1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger root, sliced thinly6 cardamom pods, crushed, 10 black peppercorns, 3 tablespoons honey, 16 ounces good quality brandy.

Place all ingredients in a sterilized jar with screw top lid. Keep in a warm place (in full sun, near a woodstove, or on top of hot water heater) for four weeks. Shake energetically once a day for the first week, then every few days until ready. Strain out all herbs and spices. Store in a sterilized bottle.

Feel free to copy and share…just don’t make any changes. Thanks!


BotanoLogos School for Herbal Studies


A History of Theivery: Making Medicinal Vinegars

Excellent blog with the prompting to share this wonderful healing recipe. For more recipes see link included at the bottom of this page.


                                                     Death Plays with Medicine
                                                          Hartman Schedel, 1493
                                                    Image: Histoire de la Medecine

What is full of essential amino acids, vibrant enzymes, vitamins, and minerals and balances the bodies acid/alkaline state and tastes good?  Apple cider vinegar!  In the body, apple cider vinegar diminishes thirsts, helps to relieve feelings of restlessness, manages fevers, and has an overall cooling effect.  Externally, apple cider vinegar keeps skin smooth, treats sprains and bruises, checks perspiration odor, and relieves inflammation and itching.  Making medicinal vinegars is abundantly easy.  They are great alternatives to alcohol and glycerine based extracts and have a long history of use in western herbalism.  Ever heard of the infamous Four Thieves Vinegar?

One version of the legend has it that four thieves were robbing the dying or dead during the height of the European plague and when they were finally caught they made a deal with their captors.  In exchange for freedom they would reveal the secret that kept them from succumbing to the deadly disease.  Four Thieves Vinegar was the recipe that was revealed.

Want to make some Four Thieves Vinegar of your own?  How easy it is!

First, find yourself some good, unpasturized (raw), preferably local, apple cider vinegar.  Delight in its golden glow!

Next, gather some the dried herbs you will need for your thieving vinegar of health and wellbeing:
Sage Salvia officinalis
Lavender Lavandula officinalis
Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis
Rosemary Rosemarinus officinalis
Thyme Thymus vulgaris

It is important to use dried herbs for this recipe, with the exception of our next ingredient, to reduce the possibility of spoilage with the addition of any water content to the recipe.  In my experience, vinegar is an excellent and trusted preservative, but it is always best to  use caution.

Our next ingredient is fresh garlic, an excellent and zesty herbal remedy for colds and ‘flu.

Combine equal parts of each of the herbs and mix them into a course powder with a mortar and pestle, electric grinder or willpower.  Place all herbs into a clean jar and cover with raw apple cider vinegar.  Shake!

Let all the contents settle and top off with more apple cider vinegar, if necessary, so there is an inch of vinegar resting above the herbs.  Cap tightly (put a wax paper between jar and cap if using a metal lid to prevent erosion), label, shake and sing to daily.  In about three weeks time your brew will be ready.  Strain the herbs from your vinegar and enjoy your super vinegar elixir!  You can take a teaspoon up to four times daily when feeling sick to prevent feeling like you have the plague.  You can also add some to your salads – one of my favorite ways to get my daily dose of medicinal vinegar.

Above all, be generous and share with your friends and family.  They’ll probably think you’re clever – stealing away their health woes with your charmed bottle of vinegar.

For more of her wonderful recipes

Lemon Balm Tea’s Nature’s Sunshine

“Balm is sovereign for the brain, strengthening the memory, and powerfully chasing away melancholy.”~John Evelyn (1620-1706)

                                   Lemon Balm Tea

If  winter’s onset finds you a little blue or not feeling quite up to par try some of natures sunshine.

Tea’s can be elevating, healing, restorative and mood enhancing. Below you’ll find some simple recipes for winter time aliments.


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