Dandelion Benefits & Uses: A Materia Medica

Dandelion Benefits & Uses: A Materia Medica

Dandelions are quietly fierce with strong roots that strive to break into hard ground, reaching for nutrients and life despite adverse circumstance. This vivacious and tenacious quality is part of the medicine dandelion offers us. Imbued with a strength and lust for life, dandelion imparts this strength to our bodies. This modest yet powerful little plant is often accursed by modern gardeners. We would be wise to embrace it’s many virtues and cultivate rather than fight it’s existence in our world.  

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Adorable Herb Stuffed Sock Snowman

Adorable Herb Stuffed Sock Snowman

These sweet little sock snowman couldn’t be easier or more fun to make, especially when they are all stuffed with aromatic dried herbs. The addition of herbs to the snowman’s stuffing imparts a bit of delightful wonder to these adorable creatures. And these squishy sock snowman will give off a wonderful fragrance when squeezed and loved.

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12 Kid-Made Herbal Gift Ideas

12 Kid-Made Herbal Gift Ideas

Handcrafting gifts gives children a wonderful sense of heartfelt pride in the precious gifts they share. Enjoy special time with your kiddos while making herbal gifts to share with all the important people in your child’s life such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, and teachers!

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4 Warming Cinnamon Body Care Recipes

4 Warming Cinnamon Body Care Recipes

Wonderfully warming and delightfully scented, cinnamon makes a lovely addition to body care products inparticular during cold winter months.  I love combining cinnamon with flowers such as lavender and especially rose.  The earthy happiness of the cinnamon is wonderful with the delicate beautiful scent of flowers.  Here are four delightful recipes for playing with cinnamon and flowers!

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Leaf Prints In Tree Spiced Dough

Leaf Prints In Tree Spiced Dough

You can capture the beauty of the last leaves of Autumn in a lovely spiced salt dough. Scented with sweetly spiced herbs that come from trees, this little Fall craft is a wonderful way to celebrate the beauty of the season and to teach little ones about the magic of trees.

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Fresh Plant Hydrosols

Fresh Plant Hydrosols

Herbs are replete with enchanting scents, be it the beautiful scent of a rose or the lemony green smell of just crushed lemon balm.  Like essential oils, hydrosols are a way for us to capture these lovely smells and other amazing properties of many herbs to use and enjoy.  The fragrant flowers and plants of high summer are wonderful for making your very own hydrosols at home.  

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Mother's Day Fairy Garden! A Complete Tutorial For Growing Your Own Magical Gift

Mother's Day Fairy Garden! A Complete Tutorial For Growing Your Own Magical Gift

A handmade fairy garden is the perfect gift for a special mom. And of course, every mom is special! Created with love, these fairy gardens are as much an artistic expression as a little bit of garden magic. 

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Lessons In Herbalism For Kids

Lessons In Herbalism For Kids

I want to let you know about a wonderful learning tool that the lovely folks at The Herbal Academy Of New England and I have created. We have been busy putting together a series of posts for teaching kids about the basics of herbalism. The series is written for kids to read and designed to inspire children to exploration the world of herbalism. We have lessons on everything from botany to pharmacy to gardening.

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