Little Rock Garden
Welcome to my home based business page.
I began my passion for collecting rocks when I was just a little toddler while growing up in Mission, BC. My mom said I would always bring them home from the playgrounds or the side of the roads and put them in a giant glass jar for safe keeping. I would take them all out sometimes and give them a good cleaning to see how unique they all were and wonder what to do with them next.One year, my parents bought me a rock tumbler but sadly I never got to use it as they couldn’t afford t buy all the grit and polish I would need for it. So it sat in my closet until we moved one year and I never saw it again. One day, I knew I would have another one and actually be able to use it, about 4 years ago I bought one and it has been in almost constant use since. Now that one got so much use, Jeff bought me a new one for Christmas, even bigger and better.
My interest in beneficial plants and herbs also goes back to my childhood. I have many influences that started getting me thinking. One memory I have is being in my front yard and being introduced to the flower of the purple clover. I was told I could pick the tops and suck out the nectar, it tastes just like honey, I thought this is great a little snack right in my lawn! In later years I would take nature walks and learn about the native plants I saw. Everything in nature has a purpose and so many unique qualities to them.
Since 2006, I have been a makeup artist, working in theatre, film, weddings, fashion and creatives. I began researching all the ingredients in makeup and skin care and noticed how many harmful ingredients are still being used in the cosmetic industry. I wanted to get away from the synthetics and realised I could make my own skin care that my whole family could use. I decided to do my own studies and use the herbs I grow in my own garden to create holistic body care. I hope to expand my line as I gain more knowledge of the plants that grow around me.
Starting September 2017 I am enrolled in the Chartered Herbalist course at Dominion Herbal College and I practice herbalism every time I step out into nature.
It is now official! I have my diploma and am a Chartered Herbalist. Even though I have finished this course I am always studying what nature has to offer us.
This is a great article to read about the harmful ingredients in cosmetics, soaps and skin care.
This is another great site to find information relating to an ingredient