How To Make An Herbal Liniment For Pain

What is a liniment? A liniment is an herbal remedy that is used topically to help alleviate pain in sore muscles and soft tissues.  It’s usually made with either rubbing alcohol or witch hazel, so the herbs can be easily and quickly absorbed into the skin.   Oils can also be used, but they don’t have the … Continue reading How To Make An Herbal Liniment For Pain

Make Your Own Herb Kombucha

This popular, fizzy beverage provides flavor, health benefits, and an opportunity to use some of your favorite herbs. Learn how to brew up a batch of homemade kombucha. Known as the "tea of immortality" in China, where the earliest recorded use dates back to 221 BCE, kombucha has enjoyed an epic rise in popularity here … Continue reading Make Your Own Herb Kombucha

Medicine Chest: Herbal First Aid Kit

Topical Herbal First Aid Kit As you delve into the world of herbal medicine, at some point or another you take a look at your medicine cabinet and think, "What kinds of natural remedies should I stock in my first aid kit?" Many herbs offer topical applications for a variety of everyday woes, including aches … Continue reading Medicine Chest: Herbal First Aid Kit

Create Your Own Apothecary

Herbal Tinctures for Health and Well-Being They may be small, but these extracts pack a powerful herbal punch. Discover the multiple benefits of tinctures, and how to make and use them to stay healthy. Crafting stellar herbal remedies in your kitchen that surpass anything you can buy in stores is easy and fun. The basic … Continue reading Create Your Own Apothecary

Celebrate Calendula Flowers

Calendula flowers have a sunny disposition in the garden. Use its golden petals in the kitchen and be sure to keep it well-stocked in the medicine cabinet for an array of medicinal uses, including soothing ointments and astringent tinctures. Since antiquity, calendula flowers, or pot marigold, have been used in infusions for many maladies. Since … Continue reading Celebrate Calendula Flowers

Your Apothecary Cabinet: Calendula Oil

Marigold has much value today and in traditional cultures as a homeopathic remedy, but the oil extracted from the flowers, called calendula oil, is not far behind in providing benefits. Learn more about this oil distilled from the petals of the pot marigold or Calendula officinalis, and how you can harness its health and practical … Continue reading Your Apothecary Cabinet: Calendula Oil

Guide to Propagating Herbs

Seeding is our favorite form of propagation. A seed is a repository for all the genetic diversity of the ancient wildness of these potent medicinals. When you are looking for medicine in a herb, you want to use the purest, strongest strain of the species you can get; in other words, you want the original, … Continue reading Guide to Propagating Herbs

Tips for Keeping Your Lungs Clean

It’s important to have healthy lungs, as a pair, they’re one of the most active organs in the body and certainly one of the most important. We can go weeks without food, and days without water… but not very long without air. Here are 6 easy tips you can implement right away to keep your … Continue reading Tips for Keeping Your Lungs Clean

How to Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products

We know that exposure to toxic chemicals can lead to health problems. Unfortunately, some toxic chemicals are found where they’re least expected- in common, cleaning products. Ammonia can burn, bleach can irritate the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. Why use this stuff? Though most retailers do offer organic cleaning products, you can take it a … Continue reading How to Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products

How To Make A Herbal Wreath

There’s something quite charming about weaving age-old tradition into your festive celebrations. And because we’re all about the whimsy of this Yuletide lately, we thought a little creative project would go down an edible treat. Wish to make a herb wreath for your table? Here’s a step-by-step. Here’s what you need to make a herb … Continue reading How To Make A Herbal Wreath