Season 6 Episode 6: How to Use Herbal Infused Oils for Dry Skin with Kami McBride


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Episode Summary

In this episode, I discuss how to use herbal infused body oils for dry skin and *so* much more with Kami McBride. I know you’re going to get so many ideas for your own apothecary of effective, kid-safe home remedies as you listen to Kami!

This episode is in celebration of her online course, Handcrafted Herbal Oils. This course shows you exactly how to make your *own* shelf-stable and potent oils using the simplest of ingredients. (Not to mention, they’ll be a fraction of the cost of purchasing ready-made herbal oil.) 


► ► ► Here's the link where you can register for Handcrafted Herbal Oils.
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By the end of this episode, you’ll know:

► Exactly what herbal infused oils are, plus how they differ from essential oils and why that matters

► Why caring for your skin matters to the health of your nervous and lymphatic systems

► Why quantity matters when working with herbal infused oils

► The many benefits of making your own herbal infused oils, as opposed to buying them

► Why shelf-stability is such a big deal if you’re actually going to benefit from the herbal infused oils you apply to your body


In case you don't already know her, Kami is the author of the Herbal Kitchen, and online courses that help you build confidence and skill to use herbs in your daily life for self-care and as the core of your proactive health plan. Kami's 30 plus years of teaching herbal medicine is steeped in her calling to inspire a culture that embraces taking care of our bodies with healing herbs, a deep connection with the earth, and a lifestyle that passes this knowledge on to our children.

Kami has taught herbal medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing and the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has helped thousands of families learn to use herbs for prevention and self-care.

Kami's passion for herbal medicine was propelled by an excruciating brain surgery that resulted from a medication side effect. Awakening from the slumber of the standard drug solution approach to health, she started searching for a better way. Fast forward, she has helped people from all over the world deepen their home herbalism skills. Her lifelong work is to inspire deep connection with the medicine of the plants, the lineage of home crafting natural remedies, and the wisdom of our bodies so that we can live a healing lifestyle.

I hope you’ll come away from this episode feeling as inspired as I was by everything Kami shared!



Master the art of your herbal oils and you can just ditch the toxic body care products, nourish and rejuvenate your skin, and take care of your family's health.

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What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [01:09] Introduction to Kami McBride
  • [04:40] What are herbal infused oils and how do they differ from essential oils?
  • [07:43] How students’ concerns led Kami to start teaching how to make herbal infused oils
  • [11:17] Herbal infused oils are a base ingredient for many other herbal products
  • [16:02] The benefits of working every day with herbal infused oils for dry skin and anxiety
  • [21:15] Why make your *own* herbal infused oils?
  • [25:39] What do you need to know to be able to make high-quality herbal infused oils?
  • [29:26] Before and after photos from Kami’s students
  • [31:22] Why shelf life is such a critical factor to consider
  • [32:24] How to know if an oil is rancid
  • [34:22] Working with calendula infused herbal oil
  • [38:32] Applying herbal infused oils at bedtime
  • [40:46] Introducing other people to herbal infused oils

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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Healand co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and has taught thousands of students through her online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here.  



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