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

8 Ways to Simplify Natural Health

A few years ago, natural health was anything but simple in my home. With 3 cupboards full of herbs, essential oils and tinctures,  a large tote full of herbs in the garage and a drawer full of "accessories," I decided it was time to simplify natural health. And so I...

How to Prepare Herbs

You’ve got your herbs. Now it’s time to make herbal remedies. How do you prepare herbs in a way to get the maximum benefit from their properties? Here are some of my favorite ways to prepare herbs. Tea Teas are simply herbs prepared in hot water. They differ from...

How to Make Nettle Tincture

One of my favorite herbs is nettle, a plant that I first learned about from my midwife when I was pregnant with Ella (we don't have stinging nettle where I live, though it turns out my in-laws have it everywhere - I guess I never paid attention!). Nettle is a...

Herbal Spotlight: Yarrow

Yarrow is a pretty plant, growing wild in many areas. You can also plant it in your garden - it's easy to start from seeds (and even I managed to grow it without killing it!). Its uses are vast and it can be taken internally or applied externally. Styptic Applied...

Soothing Sleep Balm Recipe

With four small children, bedtime can be a little ... challenging. Especially when they share the same room (we tried them in separate rooms - it was harder). One of my favorite ways to help them calm down and get ready for bed is with herbal remedies. Chamomile When...

Herbal Spotlight: Marshmallow Root

I was excited when I first learned about marshmallow root. Immediately after discovering this herb, I made another batch of my diaper rash ointment and added marshmallow root to it. I was very pleased with the results and found that the addition of just one little...