Blog - Mountain Spirit Botanicals

The Art of Personal Ritual (and watching your man shave)

One of my greatest pleasures was to watch my sweetheart shave (in truth I could have sat for hours on the edge of the bathtub watching him shave)...

Friday Night Special ~ "Spirit Shine"

Although I thoroughly enjoy writing Friday Night Specials (gleaned from my Herbal library and personal “kitchen experiments”) I’d like to hear from...

Friday Night Special (food for the skin)

Avocados are currently abundant in my kitchen (my neighbor's tree drops about 10 per day and I hustle to gather the bounty before the squirrels).  ...

Daffodils ~ Mangoes ~ March Special

Although spring has yet to unfurl her glory, after a long winter with windows and doors shuttered and numerous layers of clothing, you can imagine ...

Butter Wood Balm ~ Monthly Special

While formulating "Butter Wood Balm" I was compelled to pause and acknowledge the plant material that I work with and give thanks to my suppliers w...

Lucious, Organic Ingredients + Valentine Sale

As I'm known to swoon over the aroma of fresh pressed plant material, I'm having a glorious time formulating products to keep our winter skin soft ...

Mineral Oil and Inexpensive Skincare

I am often asked to explain why I am opposed to the widespread use of Mineral Oil in skincare products.  To fully answer these questions, I’ve comp...

Winter Skincare & the Bee's Knees

Although winter in its freezing glory has not fully set in, cabin fever still hits me hard.  My windows and doors are shuttered, I can't go barefoo...

Sweet Coco Moisturizer / Autumn Special

As the weather turns cooler my favorite moisturizer is "Sweet Coco" - a velvety smooth formula rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins that help...

Mountain Spirit / Harvest Offerings

Autumn blessings to all ... Autumn is a beautiful season - a reminder to count our blessings and to be grateful for the offerings so abundantly pro...

Friday Night Special / Banana Facial Masks

Banana provides beneficial minerals and antioxidants to the skin.  The following two recipes will leave your skin soft and glowing.   In the second...

Eco-Friendly Beauty

Mountain Spirit has been featured in Bella Magazine's article "Eco-Friendly Beauty"/NYC publication.  The product featured was "Mountain Rose Facia...