Chalkboard-Style Apothecary Labels

Just a few days ago I was talking about the DIY health and beauty products¬†I need to make for fall. So I got to thinking, I’m going to have to label all of this stuff and they may as well be pretty. And then I serendipitously got an email from Avery highlighting chalkboard-style label designs. Problem solved.

And then I figured if I was going to design four labels I may as well design twelve, and if I’m going to design twelve I may as well share them with all of you as a free download! So that is how my mind works.

So, without further ado, here is my set of a dozen labels for DIY health and beauty products that I think are great to have around –

DIY Chalkboard Apothecary Labels

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And here are links to the pages of the recipes that these labels reference, from some of my favorite blogs and home remedy resources (these are not my recipes) –

Elderberry Syrup

Ginger Salve

Burn Salve

Peppermint Foot Cream

Sleep Salve

Sea Salt Spray

Lavender Bath Salts

Valerian Mint Cordial

Lavender Salve

Shower Tablets

Oatmeal Bath

Body Butter

And to state the obvious – please enjoy these labels for personal use only. These are not allowed to be sold or used on products that are made for sale. Please also thoroughly research any home remedy before use, especially when using on children.


The Fall Apothecary: Preparing for Cool Weather

It’s been ninety degrees and humid for the last two days. It is still summer. But school starts next week (and Little Man will be headed off to preschool!) and there are little hints here and there that the season is waning. The first leaves have started to yellow, and a few have drifted to the ground. And the days are shorter – the sun isn’t fully up until just after six, and it’s dark by eight – somewhere along the way, we’ve lost an hour and a half of glorious summer sunlight. You can be in denial all you want, but summer is coming to an end. So why waste time of denial? Better to plan ahead for the fall season and be sure you’re prepared to face it head on.

There are a few things I’d like to be sure to have on hand to be ready for cold and flu season, and to deal with the aches and pains that seem more prevalent when cold weather sets in. Here’s my to do list for the next couple of weeks –

Elderberry Syrup (for colds and flu)

Ginger Salve (for sore muscles)

Valerian Mint Cordial (as a sleep aid)

Sea Salt Spray (to keep my summer waves/hairstyle a little while longer)