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The top 10 essential oils I always have on hand

Recently, I sent out a question to the wonderful readers on my newsletter list asking what overwhelms them most when it comes to wellness and essential oils. I got some really great questions, but the one that came in time and again was: What are the top essential...

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 commitments 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...

Should you DIY or buy natural skincare products?

You've decided to use all-natural products to protect yourself and your family from the toxic chemicals that are abundant in today's personal care products. But. Do you DIY or buy? And while it would be really easy to give you a cut and dry answer to the question,...

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....

How to use essential oils safely with kids

You want to keep your family healthy naturally. You know, based on your research, that plant-based remedies are a good move. They're safe. They're effective. They can save you a lot of money. And you like that essential oils are a super easy way to use herbs in your...