My favorite new tradition….

Here is a sneak peek into one of the many things we’ve been up to lately. I’ve been anticipating this since summer and all the toppings except about 6 were herbs from my herb garden consisting of dried flower petals & leaves. We also used some dark chocolate, dried cranberries and coconut flakes. This brings the warm summer months into the cold winter like nothing else and has a beauty to it that is unmatched. Our tradition is now 2 years old and we shared it with a neighbor and one of our grandmas!! ๐Ÿตโ˜ƒ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ž It’s such a health alternative to sprinkles and the frosting is a glaze so the children aren’t tempted to lick their fingers while we do it๐Ÿ˜Š. Happy Holidays ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’

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  1. This post is just precious! Thank you for sharing, Anne! You are the perfect person to ask a very pressing question, or perhaps two. Do you know how to extract the oil from dried lavender flowers? I grow lavender and I have bags of the flowers in my basement just longing to be put to good use. I also grow roses. How do I extract oil from the petals? Would I need a distilling system? And just oh by the way … I’ve begun to use a calendula cream and the difference it is already making in the dryness I am experiencing in my skin this year is amazing! I’m slowing switching all my cosmetics and creams to organic. I’m not about to just throw these creams and lotions out because they are too expensive to do that. I’m loving the result I am seeing with the organic line I’m using called Eminence. Merry Christmas to you and to your family!!! ๐ŸŽ

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    1. I would recommend, since it is easier and makes a great oil to even add to existing skincare, to make an oil infusion with organic olive, grapeseed, or jojoba oil. Here is a guideline: https://blog.mountainroseherbs.com/making-herbal-infused-oils. I made most of mine over the summer in a window, but we are lucky to have radiators so I just made more with some dried rose, mullein, calendula and cornflower dried petals and organic olive oil by setting the jars on a table right above our radiator in the kitchen. I swirled them every day or so and strained them with cheesecloth once done. I absolutely love these and use them for overall skincare-body, face, and hands. I mix about a dime size with a little aloe and rose witch hazel and this is my favorite skincare regimen yet! Thanks for reading and seeking my advice Amy!! Have a very Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’žโ˜ƒ๏ธ๐Ÿ’!! ~Anne

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      1. Anne, is this your website? It is awesome! I just got a minute to go on over to check it out now. Wow! I will read how to do this. I just want so badly to get my lavender flowers in my body butter I make. But first the infusion!! Merry Christmas!!! ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’ž

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    1. You are very lucky! Such a wonderful herb for the cold and flu season. I hope to have more, next year, to utilize in the garden. I mostly incorporate it into cooking but would be interested in knowing your process to extracting the oil. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog posts!! ~Anne

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