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…

Herbal Switchels

When I think about the cold and flu season, the word fun doesn’t readily come to mind. Why do so many of our herbal recipes for illness seem to taste bad? With that question in mind,…

Does Natural Birth Control Work?

As a younger woman, I tried many forms of birth control but none of them worked well for me. The pill gave me both emotional and physical side effects. Other methods were cumbersome or contained nasty…

Into the Green

Late spring is my favorite time of year. The plants are in their full glory and the mountains that surround my beautiful little town are radiating green. I am amazed at how many shades of green…

In Celebration of Dandelion

The other day I passed by my neighbor’s house and admired their exceptional crop of dandelions. They had yellow flowers and puffs of seeds all over their lawn. I knew their next-door neighbor sprayed regularly, and…

Herbal Shrines

I love shrines. There is something very precious about humans expressing their delight and reverence for the divine. Years ago, I traveled to Thailand and was charmed and moved by the multitude of shrines. There were…