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

DIY Herbal Infusion for Stressed Moms

As I was talking to my friend one day, the conversation turned to how we handle stress. A fellow mom of four children, my friend admitted that she often gets stressed out with the craziness that can accompany having a bunch of kids to care for. "Oh yes, I said. I so...

5 Essential Tips for the Budding Herbalist

When I decided to start using herbs in my home, I was totally overwhelmed and had no idea where to start. Which is funny because I come from a long line of natural healers and my dad has been running an organic herb farm since I was 5-years-old ... (I have to come to...

Homemade Lavender Simple Syrup

So I have a thing for lavender. Ok, more than a thing. I can't get enough! Ever since I learned about using lavender for culinary purposes, I was determined to use it as much as possible. Shortly after I started drinking coffee, I discovered a wonderful local coffee...

How To Filter Beeswax

Today's post comes from our newest contributor - Emalee of Tree Huggin' Homemaker. I love DIY projects, don't you? I usually opt for homemade things because I enjoy the process of creating and also as a way to save money. I've found that sourcing affordable and good...

How to Become Your Family Herbalist

My history with herbal remedies began when I was pretty young. You see, I grew up on an herb farm, where my dad managed the growing and processing of herbs for a world-wide herbal wholesale company. (He still does, in fact, and we lived there on our bus.) The summers...

How To Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup is a great natural remedy for colds and flu. Elderberries are high in vitamins A, B, and C and help support a healthy immune system. Research shows that elderberry syrup can reduce the the length and severity of the cold and flu (this study). In the...

Homemade Caramel Apple Spiced Cider

The other day, as we were going to bed, I told my husband that since the weather forecast for the following day was so cold (-20!), I wanted to do nothing more than sit in front of a fire, write my blog posts, crochet some hats and drink copious amounts of hot...