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Can’t Garden? Grow Herbs!by  

By Diana, Contributing Writer A great kitchen garden begins with herbs. Fresh herbs add flavor and freshness to a dish – they add color and vibrance.  Fresh herbs can turn the ordinary into something spectacular - like this eggplant bechamel. Besides... Read More

Homemade Teething Tea for Babiesby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer I have tried all kinds of methods for soothing teething. With my oldest two, we relied on Hyland's teething tablets and then either chamomilla (my oldest) or belladonna (my second).  These worked.  We have... Read More

DIY Organic Herbal Salveby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer Salves are wonderful to have on hand for everything from diaper rash to bee stings. You can purchase them pre-made from various online vendors, your local health food store, or farmer's market. But did... Read More

Make Your Own Herbal Vitamin and Mineral Tinctureby  

Herbal tinctures have been on my "learn to make" list for a long time. Just over a month ago, I got inspired and tried it for the first time. The process was far easier and more straightforward than I ever... Read More

Natural Homemade Facial Toner for Clean Skinby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Using toner (or astringent) as part of a regular skin care routine is helpful in removing dirt, tightening pores, and preparing the skin to be moisturized. Toners are also known to remove excess oil... Read More

Backyard Medicinal Plants: Do You Have Herbal Remedies Right Under Your Nose?by  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Last summer, my husband spent a few hours cleaning up our yard.  We had a lot of vines growing everywhere, some of which were poison ivy.  We were worried the kids would get into... Read More

How to Treat Bug Bites Naturallyby  

  Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer Summer is a time for fun and sunshine. Unfortunately, this wonderful season often includes bites and stings from various bugs and insects. Today I'd like to share a few home remedies to help... Read More

Homemade Calendula Oilby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer  Calendula is such an easy and fun flower to grow.  Besides being beautiful to look at, it offers a wealth of beneficial healing properties for your skin.  It is an herb that will definitely earn... Read More

Natural Ways to Recover from Pregnancyby  

[caption id="attachment_14381" align="alignnone" width="576" caption="Me and my son, Jacob, right after birth."][/caption] Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Post-pregnancy, there's a lot going on.  You have a brand-new baby to get to know, learn to breastfeed, and care for.  You... Read More

How I Stock My Natural Medicine Cabinetby  

If you were to come over to my home and complain of an ailment, or your child got an injury while visiting, you may be surprised to see me open up my "medicine cabinet" and proceed to pull out various... Read More

Essential Oils for Babyby  

Essential oils make home remedies quick and easy to prepare. With a select few on hand you will be able to create all manner of healing products and all-natural cleaning supplies. When it comes to using essential oils with infants... Read More

Favorite Winter Herbal Remedies: Colds and Coughs, Stomach Viruses, and Headachesby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer It's winter time (already!  I'm still in denial!) and we're in the thick of the "sick season."  In fact, we've just gotten over our first round of "major" colds.  That's no fun. We choose... Read More

11 Alternative Uses For a Coffee Grinderby  

As 2011 comes to an end, we’re sharing helpful lists to help you save money, stay healthy, get organized, creatively repurpose, frugally gift-give, intentionally celebrate and more in our “11 Things for 2011” series throughout these holiday months. As I've... Read More

Using Herbal Powders to Supplement a Healthy Diet: An Alternative to the Daily Multivitaminby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer The foods we consume and the lifestyle we live form the foundation of our health. The nutrients in the foods we eat are the building blocks for all of the biological activity within the various... Read More

11 Herbs and Spices for the Holidaysby  

As 2011 comes to an end, we’re sharing helpful lists to help you save money, stay healthy, get organized, creatively repurpose, frugally gift-give, intentionally celebrate and more in our “11 Things for 2011” series throughout these holiday months. Written by... Read More

Gardening with Herbs 101: Preserving Your Herbsby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Last time we talked about how to harvest your herbs - now that you've harvested them, what are you going to do with them? Here are my favorite ways to preserve herbs for out-of-season... Read More

Gardening with Herbs 101: Harvesting Your Herbsby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Our weather may not be showing signs of Autumn, but our plants and gardens are certainly indicating it is time for harvesting! If you have been consistently using your herbs throughout the summer, you... Read More

Herbs I Have and What I Do With Themby  

Herbs fascinate me. These timeless plants have been used by various healers over thousands of years in order to treat symptoms, ease discomfort, improve mood or mental function, fight infection, and so much more. It seems to me that many... Read More

Dry to Preserve: A Quick Guide to Dehydrationby  

Written by Stacey T, Contributing Writer So you’ve started your garden, and other than a few minor hiccups (which always seem to happen regardless of skill or experience), things are probably going pretty well, right? Are you preparing to preserve... Read More

Simple Summer Herbs: Refreshing Infusionsby  

By Meg Dickey, contributing writer Behold the flowers that deck the field, The gentle breeze perfuming And tender herbs their fragrance yield Are health and life diffusing. ~Harvard Shaker Community Herb Catalog, 1843~ For some of us, the tantalizing breezes... Read More

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