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 [...]

2017 Black Friday Herb Sales

2017  Black Friday Herb Sales

For Black Friday I wanted to gather a list of the herb websites offering sales this weekend for your convenience (and mine!) None of these are affiliates & I'm not making any money off them, I just wanted to share and let you know what is on sale.  Because any excuse to stock up on herbs [...]

Creating a Herbal Notebook

Creating a Herbal Notebook I want to share with you an exciting tool I've put together to wrangle all the new information we are gathering about herbs; a Herb Notebook! I'll share the benefits & purposes of an herb notebook, break down each category I have included and give ideas for filling each section, post [...]

Fennel: Benefits, Uses, & Concerns

Fennel. Delicious, aromatic, soothing, and a Godsend to anyone with a colicky baby. Fennel seeds have been described as one of the best herbs to use for digestive issues. It is safe enough to use for cranky babies yet gently effective enough to be described as nature's Pepto Bismal. It is an antacid that neutralizes [...]

Using Herbs for Babies & Kids

-This post contains affiliate links- Using herbs for kids can be incredibly beneficial, but also rather nerve-wracking. Sometimes it seems easier to just head to the pediatrician for some professional advice on your little munchkins' earache or cough. Now I want to make it clear that  I definitely believe conventional medicine has it's place. However [...]

New Week New Recipe: Elderberry Syrup

Monday is a day for fresh beginnings, tackling everything you ignored to spend time with your family on the weekend, and making new plans. My plan, especially as the cold sets in and winter is officially upon us, is to figure out how to prevent my family and myself from getting the flu bugs and colds [...]

Herbal Tea; Infusions & Decoctions

Teas, Tinctures, Infusions, Decoctions, Oils, Salves, Capsules, etc. The number of different ways to prepare herbs can set your mind spinning! Not to mention the extra ingredients needed such as glycerin or alcohol for tinctures or beeswax for salves. With so many choices at hand, I decided to stop stalling and begin with the most [...]