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Have you ever made a meal from wild foods? Spring is just starting to peek about in our neck of the woods and weeds are growing! The first lovely little flower and wild food to pop out is the dandelions of course. 🙂 Along with henbit, purple dead nettle, chickweed, yellow dock and mint. Already […]Read more »
I’ve always been fascinated by colors, and I love the idea that the beautiful pigments of the plant world can be used to dye a variety of handcrafted items. As a soap maker, I only use natural colorants, and often look to my herb garden for shades of green, red, brown and purple. Not every […]Read more »
Creating DIY floral or herbal waters is a fun way to fashion a perfect beginning to any season. Depending on the ingredients you select you can make a relaxing, sporty, or even invigorating scent that can pamper your skin and elevate your mood. Blends can be a medium to bring us back to ourselves; mind, […]Read more »
When beginning to use herbs in caring for your health and that of your family, it’s important to understand the terminology you will come across in articles and literature during your research. Herbs have a long history of use and offer a vastness of knowledge that can be confusing or overwhelming if we are unsure […]Read more »
By Janice Cox Soy is great for the skin. It increases collagen production and helps keep skin tone even. This scrub also is soothing to dry skin because it uses sugar, which is less dehydrating than harsh chemical peels or salt rubs. The vegetable oil also helps moisturize, and dried lavender is naturally soothing and […]Read more »
By Maria Noël Mandile One of the best ways to stop itches is to avoid them. While DEET effectively staves off bugs for as long as five hours, it comes with a price: DEET can cause rashes, eye irritation and has been linked to neurological damage. The trick to natural repellants is that you have […]Read more »
By Lucinda Hutson In marketplaces all over Mexico, vendors sell bunches of cilantro throughout the year, but most of it is trucked in from high-altitude regions, where cooler nights prolong the growing season. Cilantro just can’t bear the heat, which is frustrating because the plants usually have already flowered and gone to seed by the […]Read more »
If you live in the Northeast, like me, or any of the other frigid places around the country, you may be combating the winter blues by dreaming of a spring garden. Since it’s too early to plant even the hardiest cold season plants outdoors yet, growing herbs from seed will give your garden a head […]Read more »