This syrup is deliciously lip-smacking! It will help keep you and your family healthy and strong during cold and flu season. Take it as a prophylactic or for healing during illness. This syrup (and others like it) is often on our breakfast table where I serve it by the spoonful to my family.Read More
A dear friend who is expecting her first baby recently celebrated a birthday. She loves herbs and essential oils, and it is always fun to make something special for her. So of course I had to give her a little herbal love for her birthday.Read More
Baby rosebuds have always been a favorite of mine and the kids I teach love them too. When we use baby rosebuds for crafting and creating there are always plenty of “ooh's and ah’s” with lots of delighted little fingers exploring the roses.
These barrettes are a wonderful project for creating something beautiful to wear that reminds us of the beauty within.Read More
Our last week of summer camp this year is all about
one of the fairest of flowers, roses!
Do you know that as well as being food for the soul, roses are medicinal and edible? Kids love roses, really! Little eyes light up with joy every time we use them at the preschool. Often they want to give what ever we are making with roses to their mom, so sweet!Read More
Long ago I learned the magic of simply placing a sprig of mint or lemon balm in my water bottle. After a half hour or so the water takes on a lovely light taste of the herb. My kids love herbal waters and I often put a sprig of mint into their water bottles if they are headed out and about for the day. Yet when we spend the day at home, I have found that filling a pitcher with water and herbs doesn't seem to attract their attention.Read More
Our sixth week of summer camp is all about being scientists while having lots of fun!
Projects and Experiments
These projects and experiments are great ways to introduce kids to some basic scientific concepts while engaging the child in learning about the world around them.Read More
To me the scent of wild things, of plants and flowers is truly enchanting and brings great joy to my life. Essential oils and hydrosols capture a bit of that magic for us humans to enjoy any time. Hydrosols are the aromatic water that is created during steam distillation of essential oils.Read More
♥ Time to play with mint! ♥
Our fifth week of summer camp is all about one of my family's favorite herbs, mint!
Projects and Recipes
We have a huge mint patch in our backyard. It started years ago when I planted a little peppermint plant next to a little spearmint plant. With the passage of time they have grown and spread, intermingling into a luscious green wonder. We also have a big whiskey barrel in our yard where chocolate mint plays with a raspberry bush and pansies. The result is that I have plenty of mint to enjoy with my family. You don't need lots of mint to do these projects, just a bit will do. But if you have a lot of mint, these projects will help you and your kids enjoy it!Read More
Let's get squeaky clean
with herbs and aromatherapy!
Our fourth week of summer camp is all about using herbs, essential oils and other natural materials to care for our bodies all while having a blast! First is a fully description about how to host a spa day for kids. Then there are some great bath recipes that kids can make. Finally, please find a little section for parents!