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Homestead Recipes, Herbal Remedies, Kitchen Healing, and more from 30 years

Best Way to Make an Infused Herbal Oil & Healing Salve apothecary tips calendula diy and crafts healing kitchen hearth & home Jul 07, 2024

The idea of making an herbal oil can be intimidating. Will it spoil? Do the herbs need to be fresh or dried? How long will it last? Many would-be herbalists...

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Label Your Jars: Good Herbalist Habits apothecary tips diy and crafts Dec 27, 2023

If you're a new herbalist (or aspiring!), you may be seduced by glass jars, hinge jars, mason jars, canning jars, and bottles of all sorts and sizes. It's...

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Brewing Hot Teas and Using Thermoses diy and crafts hearth & home herbal teas remedies Nov 21, 2023

Long ago, when I lived at a sweet yellow farmhouse on a hill overlooking a river valley, I discovered the value of a thermos. I was never a coffee drinker...

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Best Practices for Using Essential Oils diy and crafts frankincense herb school remedies Nov 21, 2023

Many of us are enamored with the fragrance of essential oils: they smell heavenly and are incredibly concentrated. But using them comes with a certain...

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Make a Delicious Honey-and-Vinegar Herbal Oxymel diy and crafts garlic hawthorn hearth & home herbal honeys homestead remedies Nov 21, 2023

What is an Oxymel?

An oxymel is a sweet-and-tangy-tasting and incredibly easy remedy to create. It’s one of my favorites because I love sweet-and-sour...

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Herbal Infused Honey diy and crafts hearth & home herbal honeys homestead remedies Nov 21, 2023

If you love herbs and you love honey, these recipes are for you. This delicious, aromatic and even medicinal blend of plants and bee effort is called an...

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Hollyā€™s Richest, Moisturizing All-Natural Lotion Recipe diy and crafts hearth & home homestead remedies Nov 21, 2023

This recipe is one I’ve used for years, adapted from fellow herbalists including Rosemary Gladstar, and edited and tweaked with the input of students...

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The Plants that Gather Us community diy and crafts herb school mugwort skunk cabbage Nov 20, 2023

Mother Nature Therapy

Few things are more therapeutic than stepping barefoot through the lush and spongy soils of a flourishing garden! When the chores are...

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