Category: Herbal Remedies

Natural Soap Making for Beginners: Book Review and GIVEAWAY!

Natural Soap Making for Beginners: Book Review and GIVEAWAY!

  My good friend, Kelly, over at Simple Life Mom has finished a beautiful new book on natural soap making and to celebrate, is offering it up as a giveaway for my readers! To start off an entire MONTH of free giveaways, Kelly is offering 2lbs of her homemade, natural organic soap. To enter, click […]

Medicinal Plant Profile: Lavender

Medicinal Plant Profile: Lavender

Growing Lavender Lavender is a fantastic beginning herbalist’s plant to grow and use on the homestead. Growing lavender is incredibly easy. It requires little maintenance and is very tolerant to drought or over-watering. It attracts beneficial insects to your garden, and repels mosquitoes and other pests. When selecting your lavender, it is important to be […]

Herbal Remedies for Hay Fever

Herbal Remedies for Hay Fever

It’s that time of the year again. While Spring brings in beautiful trees and blooming flowers, the warm temperatures send us outside to enjoy the sun after a long, cold Winter. We throw open the windows, get to work on our gardens, and, for many of us, suffer from allergies. I originally thought hay fever […]

Plant Profile: Vitex (Chasteberry)

Plant Profile: Vitex (Chasteberry)

Identification of Chasteberry Chasteberry (vitex agnus-castus) goes by Chaste Tree, Abraham’s balm, monk’s pepper, safe tree, and wild pepper. It is a flowering shrub native to the Mediterranean region that grows to 15 feet and is showered in tiny delicate flowers. Chasetberry flowers range from blue, to purple, to white. But if you live in […]

Wild Edibles: Indian Pipe

Wild Edibles: Indian Pipe

Indian Pipe is one of my favorite plants to find while out in the woods. It’s bright pale coloring makes it seem like something from a fantasy novel. The stems grow 4-10 inches tall and are topped by a single, down-turned bell-shaped flower. It’s a unique perennial that grows without chlorophyll. The whole plant is […]