How to Make Herbal Cream

how to make herbal cream

Check out the How to Make Herbal Cream Infographic below the article! The following video by Rickvanman explains how to make herbal creams. This video is a part of his “Herbalism Basics” on YouTube. In the video, Rick describes how to easily make your own herbal creams right at home! Unlike salves or ointments that tend to sit on top of the skin, creams are easily absorbed and work better with the skin. Creams consist…

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Herbs that Grow in Shade

Herbs that Grow in Shade

If you are at a loss as to which herbs to plant in the shady areas of your landscape, don’t worry! A lot of great herbs thrive in low-light. Read on to learn more about which herbs grow in shade so you can utilize every inch of your herb garden space. Herbs that Grow in Partial/Light Shade Partially shaded (otherwise known as light shaded) areas receive a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight, at…

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Springtime Herbal Iced Tea Recipes

spring tea ideas

Check out the Springtime Herbal Iced Tea Recipes Infographic below the article! Herbal tea is known for its medicinal benefits. Packed with herbs that treat the body, mind and spirit, herbal tea can be a soothing hot beverage or a refreshing cold drink. You can easily make your own delicious herbal iced teas right at home. They are refreshing and perfect for spring! Try these herbal iced tea recipes: Citrus Herbal Iced Tea Recipe Ingredients…

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Herbal Foot Bath Recipes

how to make herbal footbath

Check out the Herbal Foot Bath Recipes Infographic below the article! Our feet put in a lot of work! And after a long day, you’ll definitely feel them. Why not treat yourself with a relaxing herbal foot bath? When you combine essential oils and herbs, you can create an extremely relaxing and soothing foot bath treatments. Check out the herbal foot bath recipes below to create your own spa experience right at home. Herbal Foot…

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Household Diffuser Methods

household diffusers

  Aroma therapy diffusers, also known as essential oil diffusers, are used to fill a room with natural fragrance. There are many different household diffusion methods and techniques that you can use with materials you probably have lying around your house! Steam Diffusion Steam diffusion quickly spreads the essential oil aromas into the room. According to, an easy household diffuser method is to boil 2 cups of water, pour the water into a bowl,…

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How to Grow Chives

growing chives

Chives are the perfect addition to your spring herb garden because they are hardy enough to thrive in both the warm and cooler temperatures that the spring may bring. Chives grow to be about 10-20 inches high and sprout beautiful pinkish-purple blossoms. Also, chives mix the sweetness of an onion with a hint of garlic that tastes delicious in various dishes. To learn more about herbs for spring, check out this article! Don’t miss the How to…

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Natural Toothpaste Alternatives and Recipes

toothpaste natural alternatives

Store-bought toothpaste contains toxic synthetic ingredients, which are used to clean and to add flavor and color. In addition, according to Natural News, almost all commercial toothpastes include fluoride and glycerin, two ingredients which can actually harm teeth. To avoid unwanted ingredients in your toothpaste, try natural toothpaste alternatives, or even recipes to make your own! Don’t miss the Natural Toothpaste Alternatives and Recipes Infographic below the article! Natural Toothpaste Alternatives Sea Salt Sea salt…

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Herbs for Spring

Spring Herb Garden

Spring is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time for growing herbs. Many herbs grow well in the spring climate, but It’s important to choose medicinal plants that can survive temperature fluctuations, such as cool mornings and warmer afternoons. Try filling your spring herb garden with the herbs for spring listed below. Top Herbs for Spring: Cilantro – With its distinct flavor, cilantro is a tasty addition to your herb garden. It is…

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How to Make Herb Butters

herb butter recipes

Looking for more ways to use herbs? Try spicing up butter – with herbs! Herb butters are easy to make, delicious, and pair well with a variety of meals. These recipes will teach you how to make herb butters in no time! Basil and Garlic Butter The following recipe is from “How to Make Homemade Herb Butter” from Ingredients 1 tablespoon chopped basil 1 garlic clove, mashed to a paste Pinch of salt ¾…

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Essential Oils That Heal

Healing properites essential oils

Are you tired of stocking your cabinet with expensive store-bought medicine? If so, try taking the natural route and use essential oils instead. Essential oils have been used for years for their medicinal properties, and they assist your body’s natural healing system in wonderful ways. Listed below are the top essential oils that heal. Don’t miss the Essential Oils That Heal Infographic below the article! Tea Tree Tea tree oil has potent antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial,…

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Cooking with Lavender – Recipes!

Lavender for Cooking

Check out the Cooking with Lavender Recipes Infographic below the article! Last week we posted some tips for cooking with lavender (read it here). Lavender has the potential to really add some variety to your cooking, so why not give it a shot? Read on for a few great and easy lavender recipes. Also, if you want to learn more fun recipes like the ones in this article,  Check out Desserts with Herbs here. Lavender…

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Cooking with Lavender

how to cook with lavender

Cooking with lavender can be tough to master. It is easy to use too much lavender and overpower your dishes. But when cooking with lavender is done right, the result is a wonderfully sweet and soft flavor. The tips listed below will help you become a skilful and proficient lavender chef. Be sure to view the Cooking With Lavender Infographic below the article. And if you are looking for some lavender recipes, click here. Buying…

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Natural Remedies for Nasal Congestion

nasal congestion

  Is this winter plaguing you with a stuffy nose and clogged sinuses? Nasal congestion is uncomfortable and can leave you feeling run-down and dreary. Store-bought nasal decongestion products may act as a quick fix, but often congestion returns after a few days. Instead, try try these Natural Remedies for Nasal Congestion: Drink Plenty of Fluids Drinking water or juice prevents dehydration, breaks up congestion, and keeps your throat moist. Avoid colas, coffee, and other…

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Health Benefits of Cilantro

cilantro health properties

Cilantro is a Mediterranean medicinal plant that is also known as coriander, and it has a strong and aromatic flavor (that people tend to love or hate!). It is found in many savory dishes in both traditional and modern cuisines. It has dark green, hairless, soft leaves that vary in shape, with long stems that hold a citrusy flavor. Not only does cilantro have a powerful taste and aroma, it also comes with amazing health…

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How to Make Your Own Lip Balm

Nutmeg Lip Balm

Creating your own herbal products is a great way to save money and have complete control over the ingredients and satisfaction of your concoction. And as luck would have it, crafting your own lip balm is one of easiest and most economical products to make! Read on to learn how to make your own lip balm naturally and organically. The following “how to make your own lip balm” recipes were gathered from Mandarin Nutmeg…

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