This summer we have had so much fun exploring wild medicinal plants flowers and weeds around the coastlines of Nova Scotia !
My favourite part is gathering them and using them in new product formulations or drying the material to store for winter. (the dormant season)
The summer season is fairly short here in Nova Scotia
The amazing part is that i am continually learning and experimenting with botanicals and their old/new internal and external uses.
I will forever be learning the way of the herbs. I will never tire of the relationships i am growing with nature, nourishing my soul and stay grounded and at peace.
Give some new formulas we design a try. This product is paired up with beautiful essential oils of : Cajeput, niaouli & peppermint.
Fresh Sea Chickweed foraged formulary
We are so inspired by the healing properties of herbs! So we have begun including fresh dug roots, leaves, plants, and medicinals from our garden in our recipe formulations ! Its been so exciting to notice the difference it has on the skin and to the lather and bubble of the soap.
Echinacea is well known as an immune booster and cleanser for the immunity But have you thought about using it Topically? Echinacea helps protect your healthy cells from invasion by bacteria & virus’s. Echinacea will help to keep cuts, scrapes and scratches from getting infected & speeds wound healing process at the same time. When used externally as a topical disinfectant Echinacea also has analgesic properties.
Burdock root is well known in Asia where the roots are common food called “Gobo” We love to eat it here too on the East Coast of Nova Scotia _ This is one of the best purifying root vegetable, its ideal for psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, cradle cap, scalp irritation, dandruff, itchiness. This is a great detoxifying plant for spring cleansing while supporting the bodies health.
This is a great soap bar to keep in your First Aid kit. Be sure to take this soap on your summer camping trips!
For 2017 I am allowing myself to unleash all creativity and try new things.
I have been designing new formulas and varieties of soap to lather up with.
My ongoing Enrollment in herbal classes keeps new ideas flowing, Each month we gather to discuss and study herbs and their medicinal uses.
I am so inspired by plant personalities, energetics, beauty, scent, culinary, dyers, & medicinal uses.
Its all thrilling for me. I like to see how they can be effectively formulated into skin care uses.
My newest creation is An Absinthe bar.
It includes Wormwood, Fennel, Anise Seed, & Lemon. Saponified oils of: Olive, coconut, Palm, organic Safflower and organic Sunflower oils. Spring water+
Give it a try…at the seaport farmers market Coming Soon.
See how the green Faeries magic affects you..
We are celebrating a milestone this year ! It’s been 15 years since our business Osha Mae Soap began !
In 2002 I began dabbling in alchemy ! I had returned from British Columbia with a few skills in my pocket, Soap making, Herbal medicine making, & Basic Botany. I strongly felt the need to put the skills I had learned in BC to good use in my life. It began in my apartment on Chebucto road Halifax making my first small batches of soap.
My Vision had always been clear : the need to work with herbs every day, use only the finest quality ingredients I could grow, or purchase & work with! That was it! .. Cold process 100% natural Vegan soap. Synthetic Free, Preservative Free, Dye free formulas. Made with herbs rather than dyes and scented with pure essential oils rather than synthetic fragrances.
With time, the tiny batches of soap gathered to be a collection that I needed to do something with.
My friend challenged me to find a place to sell them. I began to display them at the Forum Sunday market. It was so thrilling to hear the compliments from customers. It’s the public’s enthusiasm that continues to fuel the progress of my business! The kindness, the support, & the hope I receive from every person each time my products are out on display.
It’s the wonderful people that helped me along my way that gave me confidence to continued all my studies in the fields I love… Professional Aromatherapy with Allana & Lee of Casaroma Wellness center & Herbalism foundations with Danette Steele. Level 1 & 2 Herbalism with Savayda Jarone.
Thanks to my Mom & Dad, Mom always has believed in me and always trusted my instincts. She was the first investor into my vision and business idea of Osha Mae Soap. Mom loaned me a bit of money to make some ingredient purchases to begin my first batch of soap. My Dad’s proud support is so valuable to me, he still makes wooden boxes for the store shelves and for my aromatherapy displays !
You will find us @ this amazing Event.
Come out for this award winning fine art Collective April 30th & May 1st 2016
@ the Famed Olympic center
Corner of Hunter st. & Cunard st. Halifax
We are pleased to be involved with this years first ever LIVE SMART WAY HEALTH EXPO
@ THE WORLD TRADE AND CONVENTION CENTER HALIFAX
MARCH 5-6TH 2016
That’s right !
We are open 7 days a week @ the seaport farmers market.
Friday Saturday & Sunday find us just outside Norbert’s Good Food Cafe.
@ the North end of the Market. Nestled under the stairs like Harry Potter 🙂
Monday Through to Thursday find us in the center court of the SEAPORT FARMERS MARKET
THis 2015 year we are excited to be invlolved with The Dartmouth Makers Artists Show!
You will find Osha Mae’s Natural 0rganic Products HERE> at the Dartmouth Makers show.
FIND US @ KINGS WHARF …the last weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of November 28th & 29th .
Kings Wharf -Dartmouth Nova Scotia –
You will find us @ The Halifax Crafters Society
Winter Market this 2015 year.
December 4, 5, 6th 2015
@ HaliFaX’s only Olympic Center
10am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday
You will find Osha Mae @ this years Halifax Veg Fest!
Cunard Center “Halifax”
September 27th 2015
Join Me for our herbal sun skin care Workshop the Public Gardens Halifax -July 26th 2015-
In celebration with The Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia. As a part of the 2015 HANS Herb Fair.
This year it’s being held in the Beautiful Public Gardens in Downtown Halifax.
“Herbs in the City”.
Together we will discuss & learn the simple effective natural ingredients and preparations for protecting your skin in the sun & after sun exposure treatments.
We will make natural sunscreen and after sun remedies..
Find out more by following the link below…
HERE’S OUR SCHEDULE FOR THIS SUMMERS CO-OP
Our healthy little co-operative is located in the center court at the Seaport Farmers Market
JUNE 1ST – 2ND – 3RD – 11TH – 17TH – 24TH – 29TH
JULY 1ST – 2ND – 6TH – 8TH – 9TH – 14TH – 15TH – 21ST – 22ND – 27th – 28th – 29th – 30th
AUGUST 4th – 5th – 6th – 10th – 11th – 12th – 18th – 19th – 20th – 24th – 25th – 26th –
OCTOBER 21st – 22nd- 27th – 28th
NOVEMBER 3rd – 4th – 5th
THE SEAPORT FARMERS MARKET
FRIDAYS – SATURDAYS – SUNDAYS
FIND US @ The Halifax Crafters Society Spring show
April 18th -19th
Olympic center Halifax NS.
The danelion from our yard was washed thoroughly and allowed it to air dry over night. Finely chop into small pieces. Place in clean glass bottles. In the small bottle I covered the plant material with a strong % vodka. The other large bottle is covered to the top with Vinegar. Plain white ~ since it was all I had kicking around the house. Don’t forget to label the bottles with dates and allow to sit at least one month. I always allow my herbal medicines to sit for 3 months at a time.
At the Seaport Farmers Market each Saturday and Sunday we share alot of tips and tricks to keeping your skin bright & clear!
Take the time once a month to complete a thorough Facial~
1. Cleanse, 2. Serum, 3. Steam, 4. Astringe, 5. Claypack, 6. Tone, 7. Moisturize/hydrate.
Treat your skin Right naturally.
Be sure to take a look at our natural skin care advice! in The Coasts ‘Duly noted wedding guide.’
The cool weather is here and after making a hearty chicken & squash soup, It was time to get back to work making lovely oil tonics for the skin.
Today I was working on massage oils. With the cool weather comes dry skin, & what better way to moisturize but with massage oils and creams. They are fast movers right now. Patchouli rub with ylang, ginger and wild orange.
Psoriasis oil with bergamot, chamomile and seabuckthorn. I will have Hypericum oil this week at the market. Wildcrafted Hypericum (St.Johns wort)infused in a rich Jojoba and olive oils. A hint of lavender fields for spirit.
Welcome to our new website! We will be posting news here.