The beginning of a new year brings resolutions and new habits. One of the commitments I have made to my life is to complete my herbal certification program and to experiment, experiment, experiment. For those that know me, I have curly coarse Caribbean hair. Over the years, as I age wisely (insert snicker smile here), my hair has not been feeling its healthiest. I have had years of hair straightening, blow drying, hot ironing, trying to go natural and I am guilty for not getting frequent hair cuts. In my herbal studies, I am looking at herbs with a different lens. Initially I used herbs in my body care product line and now I am seeing it as a source of nutrient food, nourishing teas and hair treatments.
I embarked on a classic recipe from the Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health book from Storey Publishing 2008. The recipe calls for Calendula Flower (Calendula officinales), Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica) & Marsh Mallow Root (Althacea officinalis).
Here is what I did to create my personal infusion.