In Celebration of Dandelion

Want to thank a neighbor for their amazing crop of dandelions? Here is your free Dandelion Thank You Card! The other day I passed by my neighbor’s house and admired their exceptional crop of dandelions. They…

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…

Herbal Honey Cough Drops

Herbal cough drops are lozenges that can be sucked to relieve a cough or sore throat. Lozenges can also be made for the digestive system, for a cold or flu, as a digestive bitter, for a…

Moisturizing Lotion Bar

This is a solid lotion bar that is handy to use for travel. You can carry a small bar in a purse or backpack. I like to have a bar handy by my kitchen sink. It…

Forest Grove Bath Melts

Looking for a simple and fun gift for the holidays? This recipe is from my new book Naked: Botanical Recipes for Vibrant Skin and Healthy Hair. One of the most basic recipes in the book, these…

The 10 Best Things You Can Do For Your Health

There are some basic and fundamental things we can do to be healthy. Without these practices, I think it is hard to have adjunct therapies such as herbs, essential oils, homeopathic remedies or even pharmaceuticals work…

What grows where you grow?

There is something special about the plants that grow near us. They are exposed to the same environment as we are – the same air, water, weather and the same seasons. Because of this, I believe…

Healing Garden Salve

Every year, I learn more from my garden. New plants grow, old friends die. It brings me closer to the cycle of life and reminds me of the great mystery that encompasses our planet and all…

A Skullcap Moment

Have you ever had the uneasy feeling that your thalamus isn’t working correctly? Maybe the light just seems too bright. It might be that sounds seem too loud. Or maybe those shoes you are wearing need…

Natural Remedies for Children with Special Needs

As both an herbalist and a mother of a special needs son, I have had many opportunities to apply the information I discuss in this article. I have had lots of occasions to try things and…