Gardening & Skills

Turmeric Scarves

Love Plant Dyes? Try Making Turmeric Scarves…

I absolutely love playing with plants! I love cooking with them, creating medicine from them, cleaning with them, going on long hikes to look at them closely, learning botanical features of plants and on and on and on. Inspired by Kristine Brown of the Herbal Roots Zine, I’ve found another way to play with plants….

How to Make Tinctures: Skullcap Tincture

Have you been wanting to learn how to make tinctures? Making your own herbal tinctures can be a very simple and satisfying process. Tinctures often come to mind first when people speak of herbal medicine. They are indeed very handy and useful as a way of preserving the healing qualities of herbs for long periods…

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…

Oregano Pesto and How to Dry Herbs

I made strawberry jam the other day and John said, “Did you take pictures?” Well, I hadn’t even thought of it. “That would have been a good recipe,” he said. I started thinking about what I’ve been doing with herbs lately, and what to write to you about. I’ve made rose honey with the beautiful…

Lavender Eye Pillow

Lavender eye pillows are simple to make, yet luxurious to receive. I have been making lavender eye pillows for my friends and family for years and they are always appreciated. It’s been reported back to me that lavender eye pillows have helped people sleep better and reduce tension headaches. I like using lavender eye pillows…

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…