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Homemade Herbal Sunscreen

  It has been so hot and sunny here in Co. Clare the last few weeks that we’ve needed sunscreen! I usually make a new batch of sunscreen every year but realised I hadn’t made any last year. So time to whip some up. Every year my ingredients change slightly depending on what oils I have to hand.

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Distilling Pine For Hydrosol

 Been having great fun in the woodland with the kids these last weeks. A large branch of one of the Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) came off in winds and lodged itself in some lower trees. Not wanting to waste this we decided to make pine hydrosol using chopped up one needles and twigs.

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The yellow flowers in full blossom are signalling us to pay attention to our liver energy and work on liver clearing. And look who is here to give us a helping hand - the mighty Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale or  Tarax  as us herbalists lovingly call it.
Whenever I think of Dandelion I think of my nephew and remember him as a baby (he's now 18 yrs old!) crawling around my Mum's garden picking Dandelion and munching them down.

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