How to Make and Work with Rosemary Oil in Your Apothecary – Floranella

AromaCulture Magazine is filled with educational articles, case studies, and recipes written by practicing herbalists and certified aromatherapists. New issues are published each month and issues are available individually or via subscription. Visit www.aromaculture.com for more information.   Source: How to Make and Work with Rosemary Oil in Your Apothecary – Floranella

A Joyful Cup

With our non-stop, busy lives, it's hard to find a quiet moment to relax and recharge. But even the practice of pouring a cup of tea can bring peace of mind - especially with the right herbs. Whether you take your tea at high noon or prefer a bedtime brew, these garden herbs provide the … Continue reading A Joyful Cup

Summer Solstice Celebration Oil – Wylde and Green

The Summer Solstice, or Litha as it is known in the old Celtic calendar, is only a few days away now. The single day of the year of the when the light lasts longest and I want to put it in my pocke… Source: Summer Solstice Celebration Oil – Wylde and Green

HOW TO MAKE A FLOWER ESSENCE

While there are a number of variations on the theme, below you’ll find a simplified two-part method for creating your own flower essence. While you might choose to add other aspects to your flower essence creation process (such as prayer, chanting, placing the bowl on the ground instead of on a table, or surrounding the … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE A FLOWER ESSENCE

Beloved Elder – Ally for Healing from the Flu and Much More

My first plant ally was the elder tree or, as I like to call her, my beloved elder. It was one month before I formally became a herbal-medicine apprentice, so this was before I knew that a plant ally is a plant or tree that you choose (and are chosen by) for a lifelong relationship. As your … Continue reading Beloved Elder – Ally for Healing from the Flu and Much More

Tea Time: Herbal Teas for Health

Try these easy-to-find and delicious herbal teas for 10 common health problems. Steaming, delicious herbal tea can do more for us than act as an afternoon pick-me-up. A wide variety of herbs have healing applications, and they can be administered as a lovely cup of tea. From classic calming herbs such as lavender and chamomile … Continue reading Tea Time: Herbal Teas for Health

Tea Time: Herbal Medicine ~ Dried Teas

To create a long-lasting dried tea, start with fresh or dried herbs and water. Through a step-by-step steeping, simmering, and evaporating process, the tea is reduced from a clear liquid to a thick, nutrient-rich batter full of active compounds and suitable for drying. Teas {infusions and decoctions} are some of the most vital components of … Continue reading Tea Time: Herbal Medicine ~ Dried Teas

Tea Time: Medicinal Herbal Tea’s

Tea is a time-honored and widespread preparation method used by cultures around the world today - for at least the past 3,000 to 5,000 years, as well. This makes sense because teas utilize the most popular and available liquid substance in the world: water. Water at its boiling point {212 degrees F} will remove, or … Continue reading Tea Time: Medicinal Herbal Tea’s

Fire Cider Is Like Liquid Summer Warmth For The Darkness Of Winter

Revised 06/04/2018...For Our Southern Hemisphere Freinds. With fall upon us, we all feel the pull to visit our local farmers and collect the bounty of the fields! One way to preserve some of our most powerful immune-enhancing foods is too steep them in raw apple cider vinegar. The health benefits of raw apple cider vinegar are many. … Continue reading Fire Cider Is Like Liquid Summer Warmth For The Darkness Of Winter

Why Make Your Own Syrups?

Syrups are useful for coating your throat and are helpful if you {or your children} have trouble swallowing capsules or pills. Any herbal tea can be concentrated and added to a sweet base to create a syrup. Because this process concentrates the herb's active constituents, a syrup can be very effective at treating and healing … Continue reading Why Make Your Own Syrups?