We all have our own version of a medicine cabinet. For some, having a medicine cabinet means opening up a bathroom cabinet whilst bottles upon bottles of prescription drugs fall out. For others (I fall into this category) it means herbal tinctures, glycerites, supplements, oils, and tea! My medicine cabinet is an amazing collection of organic handcrafted oils, herbal medicine, medicinal teas, and herbal supplements. … Continue reading The Making of an Herbal Medicine Cabinet
We often forget just how powerful a cup of tea can be. All around the world herbal teas are known to enhance our mood, induce sleep, relax our nerves, reduce inflammation and infection and treat a number of ailments. If you are not familiar with the world of herbs – I invite you to read through the following information and be blessed. Who knows you … Continue reading Tea for all your troubles!
Today I had a friend call me to ask how she should make an infusion (cup of tea) with the Organic loose Lemon balm and Echinacea she purchased. She was a little confused because she had heard me on a CD I did where I am teaching moms how to prepare a decoction for their little ones. This CD is not available on this site but will be available … Continue reading How do I make a tea with organic loose herbs and what on earth is a Decoction?
Best Blood Purifier, Congestion breaker, and Migraine Relief No, these three are not necessarily related, but they are in the sense that herbs have been used for centuries to deal with all 3 of these conditions. Let’s start with our blood. Did you know that a typical human red blood cell only survives about 4-5 months in your body? God created us in such a … Continue reading Best Blood Purifier, Congestion breaker and Migraine Relief Herb
Is there a cold or flu virus lurking around the corner? Did you go to the store, open up the refrigerated section, and then rub your eyes a few minutes later? It’s incredible how easily we are exposed to nasty viruses and bacteria. All it takes is for Joe Shmoe to sneeze and cough right on the handles of the store refrigerators, and then you come strolling … Continue reading Cold and Flu Cocktails/Remedies – What you Should Have on Hand!
Did you know you can use herbal baths to help assist fever in adults, young children, and babies? There are several herbs like chamomile, lemon balm, and peppermint that contain properties that promote perspiration which in turn cools the body down resulting in a lowering of the fever. You can prepare 1 or 2 quarts of chamomile infusion by using one well-rounded teaspoon of dried … Continue reading How to bring down a Fever Naturally
I love making my own roll ons and body sprays to use instead of toxic, overpriced commercial products. Not only do they smell great, but by making my own products, I am avoiding all of the cancer-causing petrochemicals used in most perfumes. Believe it or not, over 95% of all fragrances are made with derivatives of petroleum. Cheap and expensive brands are all included in … Continue reading Make your own Herbal Perfume
Coughs, Sneezes, Runny Noses Anyone? Our kids are back in school, and stress seems to be creeping up on me, not just because of homework and traffic but germy wormies! I also have been battling some crazy and debilitating health issues, and we are in the middle of trying to figure that out, so things have been a bit crazy. My little girl came home … Continue reading Immunity Boosting Secrets for Tea Making