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Herbal Apothecary
& Dry Goods

Mother Nature’s remedies were a big part of my childhood.  My Grandmother was an avid gardener and naturalist. So, looking for natural solutions to better sleep, the common cold and personal care products was the only way to go. Starting with herbal Teas, moving on to soaps and lotions we are slowly removing chemicals, preservatives and plastics from our life.


Herbal & Dry Goods Gallery

Lemon Balm Dish Soap Bar

Swapping the squeeze bottles for bar soap to hand wash dishes can significantly reduce the number of plastic bottles you use.  Plus it's all-natural and works great!


Prep Time
15 minutes

Cook Time
45 minutes

Curing Time
2+ weeks


4.45 oz    Lye (sodium hydroxide)

9.96 oz   Water

14  oz      Beef Tallow

14 oz      Coconut Oil

1/3 cup   Dried Lemon Balm Leaves

1tbsp    Essential Oil of Choice - I like Rosemary with Lemon Balm

Step no.1

Measure water into a heatproof container.  Carefully pour in Lye and gently stir.  Step aside.  Note: you should wear gloves and eye protection when working with lye in a well-ventilated area.

Step no.2

Heat Tallow and Oil on low heat until it reaches approximately 100degrees and is just melted.

Step no.3

Using Mordor and pedestal, ground lemon balm into a fine powder

Step no.4

Pour the lye solution into melted oils.  Using immersion blender bring soap to trace.  Add a small amount of trace mixture to lemon balm and essential oils to blend in then add back and blend in completely.

Step no.5

Pour soap mixture into molds.  After 24-48 hours unmold and place in cool dry area to cure for 2-4 weeks.

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