April 11, 2014 Calendar Entry

For a tasty liver tonic, try Chicory Root Syrup? It helps to clear toxins and encourage bile flow aiding in digestion. The syrup even helps to stimulate the appetite. Turn to page 30 for the recipe! With such a yummy and healthy syrup, be prepared to share the recipe and some Chicory knowledge with your [...]

April 9, 2014 Calendar Entry

Did you know that Chicory is not only medicinal but nutritional too? Chicory contains Vitamin A (as well as C, E, and K), Folate, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Calcium, Choline, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, and Zinc! To think that most people think he is a common weed. Try some of his leaves [...]

April 1, 2014 Calendar Entry

Welcome to April! Our herb this month is Chicory. Have you seen him about? Look for plants with blue to purple flowers and leaves with a hairy underside. If you find him and can gather his roots, you will be well on your way to begin making your very own Chicory Extract! The extract is [...]

March 27, 2014 Calendar Entry

Today, we are making Witch Hazel Decoction. It is hard to believe that this is the last recipe that we will be sharing with you this month. We hope that you have enjoyed crafting with us! A decoction is similar to a tea, except that twigs and barks are used instead of leaves. This decoction [...]

March 25, 2014 Calendar Entry

Good morning! Three weeks ago, we began our Witch Hazel Extracts. Take a look at your extract.  How has it changed?How does it smell? How does it taste? How would you describe the difference? In one week, the Witch Hazel Extract will be ready to soothe and heal. Please refer to page 26 for the [...]

March 21, 2014 Calendar Entry

For those of you who are suffering from chicken pox blisters, poison ivy and oak rashes, varicose veins, bruises, bumps, insect bites, hemorrhoids, and inflammation, help is not too far away. Today, we are sharing a recipe that you can use for instant relief. If you will turn to page 27, you will find an [...]

March 12, 2014 Calendar Entry

We hope that you liked reading Witch Hazel’s story. For today, let’s roll up our sleeves and make some Witch Hazel Distillate. So, what do we do with the distillate, once it is made you may ask? A distillate is used externally for many different purposes as a cleanser and/or a toner. If you have [...]

March 4, 2014 Calendar Entry

Good morning! Yesterday, Kristine posted a giveaway for a lovely botanical package from Fawn Lily Botanica. The package includes an Organic Botanical Facial Toner, Facial Wash, and Lip Balm. The last day to sign up is next Monday, March 10. Good luck! Welcome to March! We hope that you have had a chance to enjoy [...]

February 27, 2014 Calendar Entry

It is hard to believe that we started our Eucalyptus Honey three weeks ago. Are you ready to try some? What do you think of the taste? Smell? How would you use Eucalyptus Honey? It works wonderfully in soothing sore throats. A few days ago, we posted a gorgeous giveaway. Our friend, Rebekah, at Mulberry [...]

February 26, 2014 Calendar Entry

Let’s think warm thoughts, today. If you turn to page 32 in your zine, you will find a recipe for Bugs Be Gone Spray. With a few ingredients, this spray will be ready to use in a little under an hour. With such a natural spray, you can enjoy the outdoors with your children worry [...]

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