Category: Recipes

Elderberry Immune Tea

This tasty tea is designed to keep the body safe from nasty winter viruses. Nettle fortifies the body while Green Tea adds much needed antioxidants. Elderberry is a sweet addition that guards against viruses. Use organic herbs to be sure your body doesn’t have to fight off addtional pesticides too.

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Deviled Eggs with Sage Recipe

Deviled eggs are a springtime favorite at The Practical Herbalist. The chickens are laying regularly and the sage has produced spicy new leaves that are difficult to resist. This recipe was made with herbal vinegar infused with sage and agrimony but basil or rosemary vinegar would work just as well. Most people sprinkle their eggs with paprika but the buttery flavor of turmeric compliments the sage much better.

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Deep Cleansing Facial Spa Mix Recipe

Facial Spas or herbal steams are an easy way to open pores and leave the skin feeling refreshed. This mix is specifically formulated for oily skin and skin congestion around the nose and chin. If you’re interested in other Herbal Steam/Facial Spa recipes, see The Practical Herbalist Remedies section.This is when organic ingredients are truly best. Pesticides reside on the surface of plants which would transfer to the steam, so avoid non-organic herbs all around and especially if you’re immune system is compromised by illness, stress, or allergies. For the procedure for doing an herbal steam, see The Practical Herbalist Herbal How To section.

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Diaper Wipe Spray Recipe

Most commercial diaper wipes are full of questionable chemicals. This formula is gentle on the skin while offering a thorough cleaning of the diaper area. Experienced parents have seen their babies wince when they use commercial diaper wipes. This formula is wince-free for both babies and parents when used properly. This formula is also great for cleaning sticky mouths and fingers. Only spray the cleaning cloth. Do not spray directly on the skin or anywhere near the eyes, ears or mouth.

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Gardener’s Hand Soak Recipe

Many gardeners love to stick their hands in the soil as they work. The feeling of soft, loamy dirt is so satisfying. The problem is this delightful practice leaves our hands feeling rough and chapped. Working with wood or working in damp, cold weather also draws the moisture out of my skin despite wearing gloves. I got tired of my nails getting brittle and chipped each year around April so I devised this simple hand soak to heal the cracks and soften my neglected fingers.

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