A red poppy from the garden and cut flowers I was given for Mother's Day
There were other things I could have done with my ambition today - but there wasn't as much of it as I had planned for. So I talked myself into playing with good smelling leaves.. which wasn't that hard to talk in to (as it was for cleaning or sewing today) as I had thought it would be. I put on my shoes, grabbed some scissors and went right out.
Lunch of grapefruit and peppered mozzarella on toast
The biggest reason to go out to the herbs was for the lemon balm. I had read somewhere that you could make a facial cleanser with witch hazel from the store (sold by the peroxide and rubbing alcohol) and lemon balm leaves, steeped together for a few days. I had smelled the grapefruit in the store and Mark said I might be able to use the peel of the grapefruit that way, too - and I saved the peel and put it in a separate jar, covered in witch hazel, as well. I'll at least have some nice smelling witch hazel, which is a good cleanser all by itself :) But I looked up the combinations and apparently they are being sold by salons that way.. with other things like aloe vera and tea tree oil in them.. which I happen to have a large aloe vera plant and some tea tree Bronner's soap, as well...