5 Herbs to Warm You Up

5 Herbs to Warm You Up

In celebration of our first snow of the season, I have been learning about how herbs can keep you warm when the temperatures drop. Generally more than a bit cold-blooded, I was always the kid with four layers of pants on just to go play in the snow. Now that I'm a mom I have plenty of other people to [...]

Your Herbal Home Base

Your Herbal Home Base

One thing that has always bothered me about blogs is the lack of topical organization that is produced by displaying blog posts sequentially. I love trying to wrap my mind around something one subject at a time and I love outlines. Thus, I've created this post to be a topical outline of sorts about the different [...]

Calendula: Benefits, Uses, Doses & More

Calendula: Benefits, Uses, Doses & More

  First, What is it? Calendula (also known as a Pot Marigold) is an annual that gets its name from the fact that it tends to flower by the calendar, generally once a month from June through October. Many people grow calendula in their gardens as a decorative plant, but it's flowers also have much to [...]

Super Effective Herbal Diaper Rash Spray

Super Effective Herbal Diaper Rash Spray

Our Favorite Soothing Diaper Rash Spray There's not much worse as a parent than knowing your little munchkin is in pain and not being able to help them feel better. On the other hand there's not much more empowering and satisfying than seeing a problem, knowing just what to do to treat it, and quickly solving [...]

6 Herbs for Immune Support

Staying Healthy As we head into winter, I've been thinking a lot about how to keep my family healthy and free from colds and the flu this year. We got one brief cold already, but fortunately between taking homeopathic remedies and herbs it was out of the house within a few days! This cold caught [...]

Catnip; Health Benefits & Growing Tips

Catnip, specifically Nepeta Cataria, (There are over 250 varieties) is an aromatic perennial herb in the mint family. It is generally used by humans as a carminative (helps to expel gas) and as a gastric stimulant. It is "calming, relaxing, pain relieving, and gentle." (Herbs for Children's Health/HCH) "Catnip is best known for its curious [...]

Herbs for Maximum Energy

Herbs for Maximum Energy

It's not a surprise; most people are looking for more energy. Whether you are working & going to school, keeping up with babies and toddlers, homeschooling & running a home, running a business, or playing with grandkids, no one is going to turn down a little extra pep in their step. How do herbs work [...]