Using my basic salve recipe you can make almost any sort of salve that you want using essential oils! Here are five recipes for a soothing skin remedy, poison ivy, respiratory rub, funky-fungus fighting salve, and a muscle soothing salve.
Humans across the globe have been using scented smoke as a tool for many thousands of years. It is a practice that many people find to be relaxing and powerful, and one that persists commonly today. Although it has often taken the form of artificially scented candles and incense sticks, the interaction with each plant […]
With winter in full swing and snow blanketing every surface, the bears are soundly hibernating in their dens, most plants are laying quietly dormant underground, and I have mostly limited my activities to sitting by the wood stove and drinking tea, but hardy as ever, wintergreen didn’t get the memo. As it’s name suggests, wintergreen, […]
A tasty trio of herbs that may relieve congestion, reduce coughing, also can help with sinus pressure, sinus headache and fever. It’s called “Cold Care” tea, but I’ve had success with it for allergies, sinusitis, basically any kind of head congestion. Tired of the over-the-counter allergy/cold pill that fogs your brain up while it dries […]
Everything you need to know in order to find, harvest, and process your own chaga mushroom without disturbing the ecosystem.
It may surprise you, but the spicy, soothing ginger root is something you can grow for yourself in your garden. If you’re in Zones 7 or higher (approximately Maryland south) you can grow ginger in a herb garden, but even if you’re up here in the Northeast you can cultivate it indoors or in a […]