Are Essential Oils Safe? Part 2

Thoughts on Essential Oil Authenticity, Adulteration, Safety and Ethics: Part 2 In my first article on the use and safety of essential oils, I went over the difference between synthetic fragrances and essential oils, external uses…

Are Essential Oils Safe?

Thoughts on Essential Oil Authenticity, Adulteration, Safety and Ethics: Part 1 I got this email just the other day, responding to recipe I had created using essential oils. “If you are pushing essential oils, you know…

Natural Lice Treatments

Many people are reluctant to use insecticidal head lice treatments on themselves and their family. Natural remedies can work just as well, or sometimes even better. Most over-the-counter treatments contain malathion or pyrethroid, products which seem…

Herbs for the Heart and Cardiovascular System

“It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level I’m really quite busy.” ~Unknown If you haven’t read my article on Tending Mother Ocean: Herbs for the Lymph, you might want to start…

Tending Mother Ocean: Herbs for the Lymph

I remember the first time I heard the term “Mother Ocean”. I was at herb school in New Mexico with Michael Moore. Learning from Michael was an amazing experience in so many ways. One of the…

Hibiscus Lemongrass Herbal Punch

We had our annual Green Path Herb School Open House last week and it was so much fun! I made an herbal punch that got rave reviews and I thought I’d share the recipe with you….

My Favorite Lip Balm Recipe

I have to admit, I am a lip balm snob. I like just a certain consistency and feel, as well as liking my lip balms to last on my lips for a while. Originally from my…

Shea Lavender Body Butter

This recipe is an ever popular blend from my book Naked: Botanical Recipes for Vibrant Skin and Healthy Hair. You can use this delectable butter on your entire body including your face. It soaks in well…

Aromatic Chest Rub

The Aromatic Chest Rub is a recipe from my book Naked: Botanical Recipes for Vibrant Skin and Healthy Hair. It is useful for coughs, congestion, colds, respiratory infections and bronchitis. This balm can be rubbed on…

Making Herbal Pills

An herbal pill is a combination of powdered herbs or extracts rolled into a small sphere. The herbs are combined with an excipient (defined as an inactive substance that serves as the medium for an active…