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Free Webinar for Herb Day!

We are teaming up with LearningHerbs and Aviva Romm to celebrate Herb Day with a free webinar!   Outdoor Kids: Herbal First Aid for Summer Thursday, May 3rd 8:30pm Eastern, 7:30 Central, 6:30 Mountain, 5:30 Pacific   Click here to register for this free webinar with Aviva Romm!     Aviva Romm, M.D., is the author of Naturally Healthy Babies and Children, The Natural Pregnancy Book, and Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health. Before graduating Yale Medical School, she was a practicing herbalist and midwife for over 20 years. She is also a former president of the American Herbalists Guild, mom to four kids, and grandma to one.   During this 90 minute webinar with Aviva you will learn… ~ Six fun herbal activities you can share with your kids this summer ~ ~ What to pack in your simple summer herbal first aid kit ~ ~ When to use herbs and […]

5 Calming Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate people who share motherly love with us. Whether she’s a friend, aunt, grandma, sister, or the woman who gave you life, these recipes will surely express your loving gratitude. And what better way to celebrate "Mom" than with the gift of pure relaxation? These herbal formulas will leave her feeling nourished, grounded, peaceful, and ready for the daily challenges and triumphs of motherhood. . . . . . .   Mom’s Relaxing Room Mist This easy to make aromatherapeutic blend of pure essential oils will refresh any space with calming fragrance. Spray liberally in the air, on mattresses, pillows, or on bed linens before retiring for the night. The gentle perfume will help inspire relaxation and peaceful sleep after a busy day being Mom. Ingredients: 16 oz spray bottle 3 oz unflavored vodka 4 drops each of organic Lavender, Orange, and Sandalwood essential […]

The Herb Fairies are Coming!

Did you hear the exciting news? Our friends at LearningHerbs.com have just announced a new herbal learning experience for kids!   Herb Fairies ~ A Magical Tale of Plants and Their Remedies   So fun! Kimberly Gallagher (the creator of the Wildcraft Board Game) has written 13 interactive books that teach children about plant identification and herbalism through the art of storytelling. In this series, a group of friends discover that herb fairies and other magical beings exist all around them. Together they learn about medicinal plants and work to restore healing plant magic to the world. This special collection of herbal children’s stories has been in the making for over 3 years and includes activities, coloring sheets, recipes, and more! Here’s a sneak peek…       Visit HerbFairies.com now to watch a video about the Herb Fairies and learn more about this upcoming series!  

Adventures in Herbal Camping

It was sunny spring perfection, so we hiked deer trails for hours exploring wild plants… I shared the long Memorial Day weekend with friends on 40 acres of Ponderosa Pine and White Oak forest near the Klickitat River. This was my first trip to the rugged Washington wilderness and I found its rocky hills and thick woods crawling with lizards and rattlesnakes and scorpions breathtaking! It was sunny spring perfection, so we hiked deer trails for hours exploring wild plants like Lomatiums, tasty Alliums, and ripening blackcap raspberries.  A fresh spring trickled from the rocks and we collected cold mountain water to make wild rose tea in the mornings. Klickitat, Washington. During one afternoon expedition, we came across a wet patch abloom with yellow arnica flowers. Anyone who has spent time in arnica habitats will know the strong affinity this plant has for mosquitoes. Thousands and thousands of buzzing, blood-sucking mosquitoes! […]