Oregon Grape is an evergreen shrubby plant that grows through the Pacific Northwest as well as...Read More
Summer is mosquito season in my neck of the woods. All of Oregon’s standing water during breeding season gives the nasty little buggers plenty of spaces to raise their families. The oil in this formula serves two purposes: it allows the essential oils a chance to linger on the skin and brings in the healing powers of calendula as an anti-immflammatory for existing bites. You may spray this formula on your skin after the mosquitoes have gone to bed to ease the itching from the spots they got to before you pulled out the herbs.Read More
Full of lactic acid, anti-oxidants, and digestive fire, kvass is an old tonic fermented either from rye bread or beetroot. It’s a household mainstay in Eastern Europe, and is sold commercially in multiple countries. Recipes are simple enough to make at home.Read More
While we’ve been studying the links between depression and fertility in women and depression...Read More
Middle-aged men often have a tough time making the transition from virile, young buck into the...Read More
Monarda has been used for a variety of respiratory and digestive complaints through the ages. It’s got some of the same chemical constituents as Thyme, one of my personal favorites for defeating some of the really tough cold/flus my family has faced over the past decadeRead More
Balm of Protection is a blend that makes use of the gifts of Saint John’s Wort to lift depression and both define and strengthen one’s energy field and the gift of Wood Betony to center and ground one’s energy. Coupled with frankincense, copaiba balsam, vetiver, and yarrow, this balm is all about offering protection to those who need to be a little less expansive and open.Read More
Gut Health is a big topic among herbalists. We spend all kinds of time talking about digestion with our clients, students, and amongst ourselves. Why is the heath of your intestinal tract so important?Read More
This tea blend is a gentle, nourishing tea for courage and resilience. This blend combines food-like, adaptogenic, and tonic herbs.Read More
Wouldn’t you love to avoid getting sick this year?
Electuaries are one of my favorite easy herbal remedies. They’re simple enough you can engage the whole family in creating them, or you can go it alone like I do and think of it as a meditation of sorts.Read More
Modern Herbalists have been rediscovering Chamomile, this sunny member of the daisy family, and falling in love all over again. Chamomile helps settle the nerves, easing anxiety and depression as well as soothing the digestive system.Read More
Herbalist Christina Sanchez reveals 2 of her (formerly) secret recipes for making Piñon pine syrup from the cones and the needles. As a special extra bonus, she added her recipe for Piñon Pine Needle Honey too!Read More
Enjoy this easy to make natural hair growth formula that can be made with either rosemary oil or creosote bush oil specially designed for eyelashes and eyebrows by Herbalist/Cosmetologist Christina Sanchez.Read More
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