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Rosemary Bush Care and DIY Rosemary Tea

Did you know the rosemary tree is actually part of the mint family? It's formally known as Rosmarinus officinalis, but it's a plant we're all familiar with. Sunday roasts, hot baths, and the sharp, spicy fragrance of rosemary essential oil. But did you know you could make tea out of rosemary? No...

Safely Canning Elderberry Syrup & Preservation Options

Known for its healing properties and therapeutic benefits, the elderberry is still commonly used in the prevention and treatment of many ailments.  Despite the elderberry being controversial at times, the plant with the amazing power of its berries, is a powerful natural remedy. The berries...

Calendula Salve (Cream), Infusing Oil With Botanicals/Herbs

  Many of us are not new to getting started with essential oils but when it comes to the art of infusing our own oils with botanicals it may seem a little daunting. The art of infusing oil for health and well-being is steeped in history, but how do we know where to start with so many optio...

Nettle Tea: How to Grow, Harvest and Preserve Nettles

  A hot cup of nettle tea is still a remedy for many ailments for many people. It's no surprise considering stinging nettle greens are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.  Besides the health benefits, stinging nettles are really tasty. But we can't ignore the fact that stin...

How to Plant Roses for Preservation and Production

  Imagine going out to your rose garden to cut a few stems for your dinner plate, not for your sweetheart. Growing edible roses is a time-honored pastime, though it may sound weird at first. Did you know the Greeks, Romans, and Persians all loved using roses to cook with? Th...

How to Brew Jun

  Did you know that approximately 70 million people are affected by digestive diseases? Diet plays a huge factor in some digestive problems, and adding in healthy gut bacteria, such as probiotics, can help mitigate some of the side effects. Have you heard of Jun? This close relative o...

How to Flavor Water Kefir

  We lovingly refer to the gut as “the second brain.” Not only because we tend to think with our stomachs, but because it handles digestion, weight management, blood regulation, and helps build a thriving immune system. The bacteria living in our gut are called the gut microbio...

Fire Cider Benefits and Protocol: Everything to Know for Home Herbalists

    Warm bellies, tingling lips, and a strong immune system. That's what fire cider is all about. Brimming with fresh ingredients and steeped in raw apple cider vinegar, there is no good reason not to be drinking fire cider this season. Or maybe eating it in this Kale Crunch Sala...

How to Make Homemade Cough Syrup with Wild Cherry Bark

Women have long been the caregivers of their families, and have been treating the ailments of their loved ones for centuries. While plenty of people currently see the use of herbs for remedies as being a "new age" practice, it has a long and rich history that can be traced back thousand...

Sea Moss Gummies (With Elderberry)

      Whether it be organic sea moss gummies or a sea moss supplement, sea moss is on the minds of many right now. A lot of the popularity comes from the 102 vitamins and minerals that are contained in sea moss. However, there is a difference in quality versus premium quality in...