Category Archives: Herb Article

Healthier House Cleaning

What a fabulous weekend, the weather was perfect for the 9th Annual Holistic Health and Herbal Festival in Minnesota.  I was honored to be a presenter of two fun, hands on topics, Healthier House Cleaning and Medicine Cabinet Makeover with … Continue reading

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Sunscreen Lotion

Many plants with a constant exposure to sun have evolved to produce pigments, phytochemicals, and nutrients which protect them from sun damage which may also help us. Fatty oils and Essential oils from plants can provide us with a natural SPF. The natural SPF from plants range from 4-50 SPF depending on the plants. Continue reading

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Skin Caring Tea

Blending tea with herbs that are beneficial to the skin is both relaxing and nutritious. Try this soothing blend of 8 herbs you’ll love the taste. Continue reading

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Mix-it-up-Mosquito Spray or Oil

During the summer months I get the questions weekly: what can we use for mosquito repellent and mosquito bites.  Young Living Lavender essential oil and Purification essential oil blend are my favorite bite remedies.  I recycled a small glass roller-ball … Continue reading

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Pine Tree Tea

Throughout the holidays I enjoy diffusing Pine essential oil in my home, it’s reminiscent to my younger years when we had the fragrance of the fresh pine wreaths and trees.  I’m so excited the snow is melting and it’s time … Continue reading

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Lisa’s Luscious Lotion

ingredients 20 grams Bees Wax 20 grams Shea Butter 25 grams Coconut Oil 3/8 C. Calendula Infused Oil 1/4 C. Cottonwood Infused Oil 1/8 C. Plantain Oil 2 Tbsp. Tamanu Oil 1/3 C. Rose Water 1/3 C. Lavender Tincture 10-30 … Continue reading

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Garlic: Cold and Flu Fighter

We’re coming up on winter time again, and for many that means more colds, flus, coughs, sniffles and other annoying ills.    What natural remedy helps to keep you healthy during this time?  The answer is probably sitting in your kitchen cupboard.  It’s Garlic: … Continue reading

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Soothing Bath Salt Recipe

I’m a push over for homemade gifts both for giving and receiving. Lavender, Chamomile and Bergamot all offer soothing relaxing properties when both when applied to the body and inhaled; they are each known for a variety of benefits to … Continue reading

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Vanilla Mint Honey Scrub Recipe

Quick and easy scrub recipe can be made with either salt or sugar. 1 C Salt or Sugar ½ C Oil (almond, grapeseed, olive) ½ C Honey 1 Vanilla bean 10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil You’re going to mix it … Continue reading

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Begin with Bitters

My first understanding of Bitters came while traveling in Europe many years ago.  Dining in France, we were often asked if we would like to begin with an Aperitif.  Not knowing what it was I began asking, “What is this … Continue reading

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