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Mountain Mama's Musings

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 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...

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...

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 ...

DIY CACAO KISS LIP BALM

  You can buy our delicious and wildly popular Cacao Kiss lip balm from us, or you can make this fabulous lip balm yourself! Great for party fav...

DIY salt glow recipe for the New Year!

  SPRUCE & PINK GRAPEFRUIT SALT GLOW I just taught a class on making sugar scrubs & salt glows for Wallowa County Slow Food. I was amazed ...

Alpine Cottonwood Bud Harvest

  This is the first plant that I have wildcrafted since we made the move over to the other side of the state.  Cottonwood bud harvesting...

DIY: Chickweed Salve

  We just pressed more chickweed (Stellaria media) oil this week.  This is the time of year that chickweed would appear in our greenhous...

DIY Vanilla Infused Oil

The flower pod of a tropical orchid, also known as the ice cream orchid, the scent of vanilla is so pleasing and truly a gift from the tropics! We ...

DIY: Ginger Sugar Scrub

     A favorite that we used to make way back when we first started making skin care, this ginger sugar scrub is warming, moisturiz...

DIY: Some Cocoa Butter Love

   Cocoa butter, also called cacao butter, is the cream-colored fat extracted from cacao seeds (cocoa beans) and used to add flavor, sce...

Scape Pesto

Our latest culinary obsession is scape pesto. When I studied organic farming in college, we dead headed the curly flower stalks off the garlic to ...