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Warm December

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It was a beautiful, warm, & rainy December day. It is unseasonalbly warm for this time of year. The quiet rain and fog created some lovely views for me as I made Aromatherapy Spritzers today.

Our Milwaukee Buy Local Event

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I had a great time vending at the "Our Milwaukee Buy Local Gift Fair" event. I met and saw amazing businesses & items created here in Milwaukee. Thanks to all who came and support local businesses!

Next Show of the Season

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Brew City Botanicals will be vending at "Our Milwaukee Buy Local Gift Fair" this weekend.
Come support Milwaukee businesses while they showcase their goods & services! A perfect event to get locally made and unique holiday items.
Where: Lakefront Palm Garden at Lakefront Brewery
1872 N. Commerce St.
Milwaukee
When: Sunday, December 4th
12PM-4PM
For more info, please visit: http://www.ourmilwaukee.net/index.php?/local_first/

Art vs. Craft

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3 days until Art vs. Craft and my birthday! I need to make a few more items and make sure everything is packed and ready for the show. For more info on this unique, awesome shopping event, please visit http://www.artvscraftmke.blogspot.com/.
In the spirit of my birthday, I will offer 10% off of purchases made at Art vs. Craft if you wish me a Happy B-day ;)

California Bay Tree

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I just returned from a visit to Northern California. When I lived there, I fell in love with the California Bay Tree. The leaves have a fresh, spicy scent with a little hint of evergreen. It is a lovely tree. I use the infused leaves in two of my products, Bay Brandy Aftersplash and Walk in the Woods Spritzer.
The nuts of this tree are edible and are usually roasted. They taste similar to, but not as strong as, coffee beans.

Autumn in the Garden

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New pic...

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Aromatherapy Shower & Bath Bombs

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Check out my new shapes of aromatherapy shower & bath bombs. I also added a new color/scent-eucalyptus!

Walk in the Woods

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Yay! It is official. New product by Brew City Botanicals. Try our Walk in the Woods Spritzer. My replication of walking through a damp forest. Ahhh...lovely!

Getting Ready for the Holiday Season

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Today I am making labels & samples, ordering containers, and making sure I have all of the necessary materials to start making product for the upcoming season.

Made in Milwaukee

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I am very excited to participate in the Made in Milwaukee event this weekend. This will be the first time I am vending there. The entire day will be dedicated to Milwaukee culture, arts, crafts, fashion, music, business, families and more. Come check us out. Wonderful samples and smells for free!

Cathedral Square Park
825 N. Jefferson St.
Milwaukee
Saturday, September 3rd
9AM-11PM

Arnica

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Recently on a trip to the Rocky Mountains, I found Arnica starting to go out of bloom. There were huge stands everywhere. It would have been great to be there just a few weeks prior. Perhaps next year.

Create Your Own First Aid Kit

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Create Your Own First Aid Kit
Would you like a natural remedy for bumps, bruises, cuts & burns? We will create items that are essential to have in any first aid kit. This is a hands-on class and each person will be leaving with their own first aid kit.
Whole Foods Market-Lifestyle Center
2305 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee
Thursday, August 11th
5:30PM-7PM
Space is limited. Please call Whole Foods Market at 414.223.1500 to register.

Poison Ivy Relief

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I made 15 tins of Poison Ivy Relief Salve.

Comfrey Leaves

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I am making more infused oils. Today it will be with comfrey leaves!

Infused Oils

This morning I had a little time to look through the garden and check on my infused oils. These oils will be made into medicinal salves. Currently I am infusing arnica, chickweed, and jewelweed. The raw herb is immersed in oil and let to "digest" in the sun for about 2-3 weeks. The heat from the sun extracts the constituents from the herb matter and they become available in the oil. The oil will then serve as the base in my medicinal salves. I will also be making St. John's Wort and comfrey infused oils this weekend.

Brew City Botanicals Demo at Whole Foods Market

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Come check us out at Whole Foods in the personal care department.
We will have samples and goodies for you to take home!
Whole Foods Market
2305 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee
Saturday, June 25th
1PM-3PM

New Pics

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It was a great day to take some pictures of my new labels. Enjoy!

My New Lotion Labels

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Happy Birthday Tig!

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Happy birthday to my sweet cat Tiger. She is 20 yrs. old today and still going strong. My little catty, I love you so much!

East Town Market at Discovery World this Weekend!

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Join us at Discovery World and enjoy locally homegrown and handmade products from artists, craftspeople, and farmers.

East Town Market at Discovery World
Discovery World
500 N. Harbor Dr.
Milwaukee
Saturday, May 14th
10AM-2PM

Make your own body care products!

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Create Your Own Personal Care Kit Class at Whole Foods Market this Saturday from 10AM-12PM! Please visit www.bcbotanicals.com for more details.

Rosemary & Cedar Skin Lotion

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Old Man Winter Still Abounds

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The last few days have been very spring-like except for today. Old man winter still abounds. Here are some photos taken. Enjoy!

AirTran GO Magazine-Handmade in Milwaukee

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Check out our mention!
http://www.airtranmagazine.com/features/2011/04/handmade-in-milwaukee

More Spring Pics

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Spring Snowbells

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Bridal Shower

Creating bridal shower gifts for my friend. Just got done with the lip balm. Flavors include spearmint, vanilla, and chocolate!

Back Yard Photos

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The snowbells are peeking up. That is a good sign that spring is near. Other photos include rosehips and fern seed heads.
Enjoy!

Whole Foods Market Demo-This Weekend!

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Come check us out at Whole Foods in the personal care department. We will have samples and goodies for you to take home!
Whole Foods Market
2305 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee
Saturday, February 19th
12PM-2PM
Hope to see you there!

Apothecary in Christiansted

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I had the opportunity to visit St. Croix in the Virgin Islands. I stopped at the island's apothecary which is located in Christiansted.
The Apothecary is now a historical museum, it was pretty interesting.

Aromatherapy Spritzers

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Today I am making aromatherapy spritzers to deliver to Riverwest co-op.

Cocoa Butter & Rose Lotion

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Today I am making new stock for the new year. I am starting out with Cocoa Butter & Rose Lotion. My lotions are certified cruelty-free. Enjoy!