Tag: K-O

Soothing Lip Balms

A friend and client of mine was in attendance at one of my Herbal Workshops. As the workshop was wrapping up, we were discussing what we should do for the next few workshops. One idea that my friend came up with was a beauty… Continue Reading “Soothing Lip Balms”

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.… Continue Reading “Lovely Liver Herbal Extract”

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.… Continue Reading “Hippocrates and the Oxymel”

Olive Oil: Natural Makeup Remover

Two days ago, we ran out of makeup remover. I buy the normal kind you can get anywhere. It’s a name brand, expensive and half-blue, half-clear liquid. It works well and I never thought about using anything else, until yesterday. I was trying on… Continue Reading “Olive Oil: Natural Makeup Remover”

Knit-Together Salve

This salve is an excellent choice for internal injuries. It takes full advantage of the healing constituents found in Comfrey (Symphytum officinale). Comfrey has been used and documented since the Middle Ages as an extraordinary internal healer. The Latin name Symphytum is a derivative… Continue Reading “Knit-Together Salve”

Leave Me Alone! Insect Repellent

My husband and I hike in the forest behind our house everyday. The forest borders a river and is surrounded by man-made lakes. There are tons of mosquitoes, horseflies, ticks and these flying bugs of dubious identity that latch on and crawl around our… Continue Reading “Leave Me Alone! Insect Repellent”

Nettle Juice and Nettle Tea