Being first a Christian, then wife, mother, and grandmother, staying healthy is very important to me. My family needs me and I need them. I love to make things, garden, sew, cook, preserve, play the guitar and violin, and sing.
Many years ago, I started to notice that my skin was not responding to skin care products like it should. My skin was very dry, acne prone, red, itchy, and very unhealthy. So, I started to make my own soap, lotions, deodorants, and makeup. I saw a great improvement with my skin, and my allergies improved.
I believe if you have problem skin, don’t try to cover it up. Your skin needs to breath to heal. Remember, it takes time to heal, but the outcome will be worth it. You want to look natural, not made up. I love sharing what I’ve learned with you in my Blog.
I have been an student of herbs for as long as I can remember. When I was young, my grandmother used to show me herbs and tell me what they were good for. I didn’t even realize that she was teaching me then, only that I was very interested in learning more. I love to walk through the fields and forest and look for plants. When my husband fishes, I look for herbs. He can’t understand why I don’t like to fish, and would rather look at plants and flowers. But plant lovers know the reason.
We both grew up in Louisiana, but my husband Robert and I now live in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.
I believe that God gave us all these wonderful plants to enjoy, but mostly to cure ourselves. There’s a cure for every illness growing out there somewhere, we just have to find it.
Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine. – Ezekiel 47:12
I am by no means a doctor, and would never “prescribe” herbs for illnesses. But, please do your own research on herbs, and visit my herb and tea shop for all your needs.
Stay well and happy,
Lisa Ray, Herbalist