Do you ever just look at a plant and start smiling or laughing? This was my experience while I was knee deep in Tick-ville, wildcrafting the backyard St. John’s wort for a would healing, pain relieving salve. I plucked a few buds from one plant and when I turned around another plant appeared to beContinue reading Wildcrafting Your Own St. John’s Wort Oil & Salve
I caught a glimpse of summer last week! I peeked into my beehives and strolled the property dreaming about my summer gardens. The weather was warm and the sun was bright – but my feet… not so much! My heels tend to dry out a little and although I usually keep them in check with regular use of aContinue reading 3 DIY Herbal Treatments To Get Your Feet Summer Ready!
Studying herbs and botanicals over the past few years has been incredibly informative and enlightening. I have recognized that my sensitivity to the energy of people, things, and situations is not an undesirable weakness, but instead a powerful asset. I am able to connect to plant energy with the same sensitivities. I use herbs for relaxing cups of tea and forContinue reading 5 Warming Winter Elixirs
Last week I had a slightly sore throat, an irritating dry cough, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Luckily, it didn’t last too long. For that, I give thanks to the loads of homemade fire cider, vitamin c, sage & calendula tea, raw honey, and the black cumin seed oil I consumed regularly. However, for those couple daysContinue reading Honey & Herb Throat Lozenges
The wild rose hips are ready! Yesss! I’ve been watching these little jewels grow and ripen over the summer, musing about ways I could turn them into nourishing and edible remedies. Rose hips are best known for their high vitamin C content, which make them perfect for boosting immunity before winter and helping us get through the coldContinue reading Rose Hip & Honey Syrup
If you’re like most people I know, you have unfavorable feelings toward plantain. Plantain is usually known for its tenacious behavior as a “weed” in your lawn. But did you know it’s one of the greatest healing herbs you’ll find in your backyard? Some of plantain’s many actions include drawing, astringent, and cooling. It will draw out poisons, infection, and foreignContinue reading Plantain Salve – Simple and Super