Herbs to Heal the Skin

It’s important to work both internally and externally when you want to heal the skin. Here is an herbal apothecary to help keep the skin healthy and vibrant.

Eight Best Essential Oils for First Aid

A detailed discussion of the 8 best essential oils for first aid, including recipes.

Herbs for Digestive Health

Healing the Gut A 2013 survey suggested that 72 percent of Americans live with digestive symptoms such as reoccurring diarrhea, gas, bloating, frequent bowel movements and abdominal pain.1 Disturbingly, many of these symptoms are indicative of…

Borage for Courage

Although I strive to inspire and write from my heart, I don’t often write personal posts. However, today I wanted to share my recent story about making my first flower essence with you, and our family’s…

Celebrating First Menstruation

If you are a woman, do you remember your experience of menarche, your first menstruation? Did you have accurate information about what was happening to you? Did you celebrate with your mom, dad, a friend or…

Herbs for Surgery

Although surgery can be complicated and there are so many different types, there is one fundamental truth that prevails with all surgery: The better we heal, the less scar tissue we have. The less scar tissue…

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…

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…