Category: Remedies

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…

Scutellaria baicalensis: help for problem skin

My daughter came home the other day with a new, expensive face cream to help with skin outbreaks. It costs about 20 USD for a 50 ml tub. The active ingredient is Chinese Skullcap Scutellaria baicalensis root powder. I make my own face washes and…

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…

Acupuncture: But, I hate needles!

Due to the worsening of my daughter Rebekah’s illness and the unnecessary amount of stress at my work, I have not felt well, mentally or physically, for a long while. Although I’m on a regular dose of St John’s Wort, a stress reducing tea…

Herbal First Aid Kit: Home Edition

  Here is look at what is in our main First Aid Kit at home:   Digestion: For an upset belly Rosemary Tincture, Peppermint Tea, Fennel Seeds, Ginger Syrup, Peppermint Oil, Yarrow Tincture For Constipation Yellow Dock Tincture, Licorice Root Tea Allergy: Nettle Tea, Agrimony…

Clear Chest Salve

During a serious cold or flu, under the right circumstances, things can take a turn for the worse. The flu settles in your chest and you have a decidedly unpleasant cough that crackles, barks and is painful and exhausting. It is important that you…