Every wise woman needs an herbal apothecary

Download the free PDF guide, 12 Essential Ingredients to Start Your Herbal Apothecary, for the top herbs, essential oils and raw ingredients you need for your tiny apothecary. It also includes:

  • Natural remedy cheat sheet
  • Quick tutorials
  • Tips on the best places to find said ingredients

3 steps for finding more time to learn about herbs

You're intrigued by herbalism and the idea of using natural remedies to keep your family healthy - you've always wanted to be the Village Wise Woman, after all. You've just got one problem: time. There are already lots of committments in your life and the thought of...

Becoming the village wise woman

A few years ago, I had an idea. A vision, really. It was a new trajectory for my work, a complete departure from what I had been doing. And in some ways, it wasn't. Over the years, I had been dancing around the idea in my blog topics, not knowing that I was already...

3 ways to use calendula herb for happy skin

You've probably run across Calendula in your herbal research. You may even have some in your herbal apothecary. (If you need help building your apothecary and keeping it simple, be sure to check out this free guide.) But you might not know exactly what to do with it....

Easy Peasy DIY Honey Simple Syrup

We've had gorgeous weather this week, which means lots of swinging in the hammock, time in the mud and gallons of sun tea. I love sun tea, especially when mixed with lemonade for an Arnold Palmer. What I don't love is when I mix in some sugar or honey and it sinks to...

DIY detoxifying salt bath

Do you ever feel like you’re juggling too many things on your plate, and wearing too many hats? It’s easy to neglect yourself after a busy day, but one thing that helps me stay centered (and sane!) is taking a nice, long salt bath. Self-care is an important part of...

DIY Scar Salve

A few years ago, I went to see my dermatologist. I had a mole on my shoulder that had gradually been getting bigger with each pregnancy and by the time my fourth was born, it was pretty large. So I went in, the doc looked at it and I left the office with a band-aid in...