Category: Recipes

Krista’s Herbs: Loose Leaf Herbal Teas

Here is a look at my tea menu: Calm and Relaxation: Enhance Your Calm calms you after a stressful day chamomile, linden, rose petals, lavender, skullcap Keep Calm remedy for anxiety and stress chamomile, lemon balm, skullcap, catnip, st john’s wort, passionflower, mint Women’s…

Cough Be Gone Tea

During this recent flu, I had a dry, hacking, painful cough that left me with a sore back, abdomen and chest. The only thing that eased my suffering during this cough was my Cough Be Gone Tea. I make this up in big batches,…

Wrinkle Wrecker Face Cream

Some of my clients have been asking for a cream for mature skin. After doing some research on some of the properties of sea buckthorn, I developed this recipe. This is an excellent face cream for dry, aging or damaged skin. Be mindful that…

Healing Herbal Salve: the miracle

It was the third day of my summer holidays. Teachers look forward to the holidays maybe even more than the students. It was a beautiful sunny day, and I was excited to spend it in my garden. I had no plans other than to…

The Plantain Primer

Thank you to Ian Opal Kesling at Herbrally for this compendium of Plantain uses: For drawing blisters/pimples to a head, or drawing foreign objects from the skin: plantain leaf and piñon resin warm-infused in oil. For minor cuts/scrapes/burns: plantain leaf, comfrey leaf, and calendula flower infused…

Basic Body Wash

Our skin is our body’s largest organ. Imagine that everything rubbed on our skin is actually being ingested by our body. Would you change some of your beauty products if you had to eat them? Obviously, we don’t need to eat soap (unless we…

Hippocrates and the Oxymel

Oxymel:  A Medicinal Drink 2500 years ago, Hippocrates  prescribed oxymels, a mixture of honey and vinegar, to relieve acute symptoms of disease, tonify and support the body during stress or times of illness, to clear the respiratory tract and put the Humours in balance….

Enhance Your Calm Tea

This is my go to tea to remedy a stressful day, help me sleep or improve my mood. It is flavourful and relaxing. My clients enjoy this one a lot. Enhance Your Calm Tea 2 parts chamomile Matricaria chamomila 1 part lavender Lavandule angustifolia…

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…

Calendula 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 hydrating, healing and soothing. It isn’t greasy or heavy, yet it feels like it is deeply healing and that it is…

Detox Tea: a powerful remedy for the overburdened body

I am telling you this story with my daughter Rebekah’s permission. Rebekah has suffered from bi-polar disorder and borderline personality disorder for almost eight years. During this time, she has made a few suicide attempts. These have varied in their degree and method, but all…

Stings and Bites Salve

Stings and Bites Salve