Category: musings

Herbal Energetics: Dry

If we can agree that a cucumber is moist and cooling while a chili pepper is hot and drying then we can see that we each have a unique combination of Hot, Dry, Cold and Damp, plants and humans alike.   Most herbs are…

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…

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….

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….