Entries by John Gallagher

How to Make Soap

Though making soap often does not directly involve herbs, a lot of people who like to make their own home remedies also like to make soap with plant essential oils and dried herbs. For this article, I decided to ask a friend to share her recipe with you. Why? Because her home made soap is…

How to Make Lip Balm with Cottonwood

Here we are in snowy winter. It’s cold outside, and our lips are feeling it. Have yours been chapped or sore in the past weeks? Well, we have a solution for you…simple cottonwood lip balm. Let’s learn how to make lip balm. Cottonwood This is a perfect herbal lesson for this time of year, not…

Natural Lip Balm Recipes

There are a lot of people looking for lip balm recipes. I can see why being that most commercial lip balms contain petroleum products, which actually dehydrate your lips. Before I give you a quick and easy lip balm recipe, I want to FIRST tell you how I make lip balm at home. Honestly, I…

A Burn Remedy in the Potato. Honey, Too!

I bet you never though of the potato or honey as a burn remedy. Herbs are excellent for first aid. I take care of virtually every first aid situation that comes up in my family with the herbal potions and salves that I have made. I teach you how to make your own salve and…

Natural Cleaning Recipes: Natural Oven Cleaner

The first hints of spring are in the air, and that peculiar urge is returning… the urge to…Clean! Maybe it’s because the spring sunlight shows all the dirt that was comfortably hidden during the winter darkness. Or maybe it’s the vibrant energy that starts to run through us again, calling us to get up, clear…

How to Make Potpourri and Herbal Sachets

One of the suggestions from Herbal Remedy Kit owners was for ideas for herbal gifts that grandparents could make with their grandchildren. These are simple projects that you can do with children. Here we’ll learn how to make potpourri and sachets. This first idea is making herbal potpourris and sachets as a way of introducing children…

Poison Ivy Remedy

There are many poison ivy remedies and poison oak cures. The purpose of this poison ivy remedy page is to tell you the ONE herb you really should know when it comes to poison oak remedies or poison ivy treatments. I will follow it up with a few extra poison ivy remedy ideas. I spent…

Calming Herbs: Oatstraw Infusion

I wrote this article because there were so many people emailing me wanting a remedy with calming herbs. In addition, many ailments and diseases people experience are a result from stress – the most common being colds and flus. So, whether you have a condition that resulted from stress or you are experiencing stress and…

Edible Flower Recipes

We are really lucky in Carnation, WA to have an awesome summer Farmer’s Market every Tuesday. On a recent market day, they feature edible flowers and edible flower recipes. Last week they were featuring edible flowers, and I thought it would be a GREAT topic for an Herbal Branch. Kimberly often tops our summer salads…