Natural Beauty


Production 4-29-2017

Ooh la la!  My garden is more than eye sex.  The extracted essential oils of my Lilacs, Lavender, Rosemary, Roses and Peppermint  perfume the natural beauty products produced at home.  I had yet to make chlorophyll and yesterday I did.  Well, I started the process as it takes several days and if I continue to add grass it can go for weeks.  I am creating a summer skin spray and chlorophyll is known to neutralize odors, hence the production.  I am unsure how strong to make the chlorophyll but I will determine that by smell since I am not inclined to understand the chemical or biological properties.

 Citrus Summer
2 T vodka
1/2 cup witch hazel
1/2 t liquid chlorophyll
3 drops bergamot, orange and/or grapefruit oils
Add a small amount of almond oil if your skin is dry.

This is a solar-powered sea slug that feeds on algae, extracting chlorophyll.  It is born a clear gray as seen in these two short movies and as it eats you notice the chlorophyll enter it’s body.  The slug is able to continue to produce chlorophyll for months and lives off this one meal. Note its cute black eyes.

If interested here is a general understanding of chlorophyll which is quite interesting.  (Robert Woodward, Nobel Prize 1965, a giant in the chemistry world and my husband’s hero, synthesized chlorophyll in 1960.)

Chlorophyll

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.  -Luther Burbank, environmentalist
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. -Alfred Austin, poet

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