Mountain Mama's Musings

On barns and rebrands

On barns and rebrands
Greetings friends, family, customers old and new, strangers too,  I sit in front of this computer in my attempt to share my dream with all of you. ...

New Packaging Coming!

For 17 years now, these hands have been making our skin care line.  After turning hundreds upon thousands of lids and labeling just as many jars, ...

DIY Elderberry Propolis Throat Spray

DIY Elderberry Propolis Throat Spray
This little bottle of goodness has helped many a sore throat.  I believe in the power of elderberry and the medicine of the honey bees.  My daughte...

DIY: Elderberry Elixir

DIY: Elderberry Elixir

DIY Glacial Erratics

DIY Glacial Erratics
When you go hiking in glacially formed mountains, you get to know erratics. They are often huge boulders placed in strange places sometimes with no...

Molten Love for Camamu Soap

Molten Love for Camamu Soap
  We don't make soap.  It is a divergent path from the world of emulsions that we have avoided getting into, for fear that we would lose ourselv...

rose hip ruminations and cougar sightings

rose hip ruminations and cougar sightings
I went back to my favorite spot to harvest a few rose hips.  Three days ago I was there walking with my Mama and my daughter and the rose hips ju...

cottonwood musings continued...

cottonwood musings continued...
I confess that I have a true love affair with these cottonwood trees.  Over the years I have found that I am not alone.  When folks get cottonwoo...

DIY: Lovely Lavender Facial Toner

Lovely Lavender Facial TonerYou can use this toner for the face, as a body spray, or use it on your pillowcase just before bed for lovely lavender ...

Rose Geranium Cake

  Last year I finally remembered to bring my scented rose geranium inside before the cold set in.  All winter long I have enjoyed rubbing the fr...

Victorian Candied Wild Violets

  The violets are popping up! These are the tiny wild flowers that are purple, yellow, or white and quite fragrant. They taste great too. To cel...

DIY: Delicious Herbal Cough Drops

We got fair warning this year that the weather was to change and quickly. So we harvested all the herbs that we had ...