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Elder Flowers Are Coming!

Elder Flowers Are Coming!

Elder Flower TinctureBy Handmade Apothecary Tinctures are a way to extract and preserve the medicinal qualities of herbs. These will last 1-2 years and can be kept in a cool dark place.Fill a jar ¾ full with either flowers or berries, fill the jar to the top with...

Reopening

Reopening

I can't believe that two months went by without seeing a single one of you. When this all started, we were still in the last grip of winter and now I have poppies blooming in my yard! I'm thankful to have been able to stay connected with people virtually. And, now the...

Nettles Recipes

Nettles Recipes

There are so many delicious ways to eat nettles! I received the below recipe for quiche through a friend of mine. And, for myself, I like to treat nettles very similar to spinach. They are great steams for a few minutes, or sautéd with onion and garlic. I also use...

Nettle Tea

Nettle Tea

A few years ago, I went with my son Teuvo to Round Lake to forage wild nettles on Mother's Day weekend.  It was a beautiful day and such a fun experience. Nettles are amazing for times like these with the fear of respiratory illnesses continuing to linger. Nettles...

Decongestant Herbs

Decongestant Herbs

I'm sharing some information about decongestant herbs today. What is a decongestant? Decongestants: reduce congestion and mucus production. This can help reduce the possibility of an opportunistic infection.  The following herbs help produce decongestant actions in...

Exepectorant Herbs

Exepectorant Herbs

Do you know about Expectorant Herbs?! These herbs help move foreign particles up and out of the lungs by helping the body produce mucus more effectively and sometimes thinning mucus that is too thick. Here are some herbs and essential oils that fall into that...

Social Distancing: Gift Yourself Health

Social Distancing: Gift Yourself Health

I'm writing this on day 12 of my self quarantine. In many ways it has been a blessing. I’ve wondered how many of us have been praying for a break.  I sometimes tell my clients that a healthy lifestyle takes time. I have put aside doing things for myself in the...

Sinus Infection Neti Pot Drops

Sinus Infection Neti Pot Drops

These drops are amazing for your sinuses. A great tool to have on hand for when you need them. 2 oz Anemopsis californica (Yerba mansa)2 oz Juglans nigra (Black walnut)1 oz Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal)1 oz Collinsonia candensis (Stone root)Althea officinalis...

Prepping for a Spring Detox

Prepping for a Spring Detox

As I prepare for spring, which is right around the corner, I'm putting into place things which I feel will help me prepare for the first detox of the year. In February, I started working with Dr. Love from The Wellness Tree in Spokane. He uses many...

February is for Self-care

February is for Self-care

Though it's been a mild winter this year, winter is persistent. And, as we all know, the winter could go on for another couple of months. This gives us the perfect opportunity to focus on self-care. We need to seek for a healthy mind, body, and soul to...

January Renewal

January Renewal

It's the time of year that many clients take stock of their health.  So many of us set resolutions, goals, or intentions for the year ahead that are so often health-related.  This January, I'm spending some more time at home and looking forward to enjoying the cooler...

Vegetable Protein Chart

Vegetable Protein Chart

I'm excited to share this vegetable protein chart.  It's such a great reminder to turn to vegetables for our main sustenance.  Our current culture has us turning to meats and fats for "health" at every turn, and though these foods offer vital nutrients, nothing can...

Country Pea Soup with Rosemary

Country Pea Soup with Rosemary

Doesn't this soup sound perfect for the season? Taken from The Herb Companion Magazine, Feb/March 1996 "This split pea soup flavored with rosemary is an all-time favorite of chef and author Susan Belsinger of Brookville, Maryland. This recipe may be varied by...

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