April 22, 2018

This is the third in a series of herbal cures for common ailments! The first was herbal cures for stomach aches and the second was herbal cures for insomnia

These all-natural remedies will soothe and disinfect your minor cuts and scrapes--like your paper cut, or your scratch from cutting up an onion too fast. These options are interchangeable; all work well, so it's up to you to chose which one you like best! My personal favo...

March 12, 2018

This is the second in a series of herbal cures for common ailments! The first was herbal cures for stomach aches

Do you ever have trouble falling asleep? I know I do. Sometimes my mind is so focused on all the things I have to do the next day, or on all the things I did the day before, that I stay awake. Then I worry that I'll be tired the next day, and that stresses me out more, so I stay up even longer. Thankfully, there ar...

February 22, 2018

This is the first in a series of herbal cures for common ailments! Let me begin by telling you the truth--I am not a trained herbalist, naturopath, or healer of any sort. However, I have been trained in botany, ecology, wilderness survival, and the ways of edible and medicinal plants, both cultivated and wild. I'm an avid gardener and forager, and an all-around plant-lover. I've also worked with many naturopaths over the years...

January 28, 2018

Licorice Root

Not only does licorice tea taste delicious (if you like the taste of licorice, that is), it also boasts a multitude of medicinal properties. As a mucilaginous herb, licorice soothes the entire digestive tract. That means it's good for everything from sore throats and coughs to stomach aches and leaky gut. If you don't like the taste of licorice, marshmallow root, slippery elm, and fennel all have the same mucila...

December 4, 2017

This is the time of year where colds and flus start to go around. It's cold out; we're inside a lot; we get less sunlight and, therefore, less vitamin D. One of the best ways to reduce your chances of getting sick is to incorporate immune-boosting herbs and spices into your routine. Most immune-boosting herbs are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and/or antiviral. They are generally high in antioxidants and good for your healt...

October 17, 2017

Your skin absorbs everything you put on it. Chemicals and synthetic compounds in your conventional body-wash and shampoo are absorbed into your body, and the chemicals that aren't absorbed run down the drain and out to our rivers and streams, where they accumulate over time and pollute the water. 

The solution? Buy better alternatives, or make them yourself!

A few years ago, I decided to give my beauty routine an all-natural mak...

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