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

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…