Month: April 2018

Sneeze Stopper Allergy Remedy

Allergy season is upon us…it feels like my head is filled with fluff, my eyes are swimming in sand and my lungs coated in pollen grains. I can’t stop coughing or sneezing and my nose is running like a sieve. Today, I went on…

Vegan Chamomile Face Cream

This is an excellent face or body cream adapted from Rosemary Gladstar’s classic cream recipe. I personally find this face cream to be gentle, hydrating, and soothing. It isn’t greasy or heavy, yet it feels like it is deeply soothing and calming to my…

Herbal Workshop: Wellness

My Wellness Herbal Workshop was a great success. My fellow Herbal Warriors and I had a great time together making Fairy Tea and Calendula Salve. After arriving at my house, each participant was given a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and also an…

Skin Care for Every Complexion

I was afraid the first time I made a face cream. It seems counter-intuitive to mix an oil and a water together expecting some other thing to appear, as if by magic. I felt like an alchemist. When I poured the waters into the…

Herbal How To: Decanting a Tincture

I have a cold. It seems like everyone around me does. I’m not really that sick, but it is quite annoying what with my head all stuffed up and my strength waning afterr getting up to make myself tea. So, I reached for my…

Pyramid of Healing

Topical salves or ointments are some of the best herbal remedies in my herbal arsenal. They are easy to use, non-invasive and really healing, powerful and effective. The comforting aspect of a balm or salve aids in the healing process and is a great…

Beauty Tip: Under Eye Dark Circles

A friend of mine asked me to help her with an herbal remedy for her under eye dark circles. This was a new request and I was excited to dig into some research in order to help my friend. I read up on ways…

Herbal How To: Making an Herbal Salve

  Herbal How To: Making an Herbal Salve Fungi Foe (anti-fungal salve) You will need: oregano and calendula oils; beeswax; tea tree, lavender and red thyme essential oils; jars 1. Strain and measure out the oils 2. Heat oils in a double boiler 3….

Lovely Liver Herbal Extract

Spring is upon us and with it comes spring cleaning (I washed my windows yesterday-goodbye little kitty paw prints!), getting the garden ready for spring planting and sorting out all of our clogged systems within the body after the winter’s cold and gray days….

An Herbalist’s Toolbox: a good knife

I made it home to America (specifically, New Mexico) for Christmas with my family. It had been eleven years since we had celebrated Christmas together. My daughters and I came prepared with Christmas gifts in tow, ready to wrap and put under the tree….

Herbal How To: Chamomile-Infused Almond Oil

How to make Chamomile Infused Almond Oil: 1. You need chamomile flowers, a jar and some freshly pressed almond oil (this oil comes from my friend Alex in Ukraine) 2. Grind the flowers up (I used my juicer) 3. Fill the jar up halfway…

Immune Harmony Herbal Extract

An overactive or underactive immune system creates problems within the body. An overactive immune system can present with allergies, acne, eczema and even arthritis. An underactive immune system can cause illnesses and infections; chronic and acute. The goal of any herbal warrior is to…