Category: musings

An Herbalist’s Toolbox: Vacuum Sealer

While none of these tools in my Herbalist’s Tool Box are necessary, there are many (all of them, really) that make a big difference to the quality of processing and the efficiency/convenience when having to make bigger batches or process a bulk of herbs….

Ladybugs Gone Wild!

This year, after a year of dedicated bio gardening, the ladybugs have returned with a vengeance. It’s like Nature is helping me out; I don’t poison, and she sends me the bugs I need instead. The ladybugs have taken up residence in my tansy…

Herbal Workshop: Nature Walk

  My first Nature Walk was a great success. My fellow Herbal Warriors and I had a great time together identifying medicinal plants and then making infused oils.       After spraying ourselves with Leave Me Alone! Insect Repellent (and some tick spray…

It’s the simple things….

A tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) leaf, chive (Allium schoenoprasum) blossom and a flower stalk from Salvia caradonna…       I took a brief walk in my garden to think, relax and meditate before my Herbal Workshop last Sunday. I cut a few leaves here,…

Herbal Workshop: Spa

My Spa Herbal Workshop was a great success. My fellow Herbal Warriors and I had a great time together making Calendula Face Cream and Chamomile Face Cream.   After arriving at my house, each participant was offered freshly made sun tea and herbal citrus…

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…