February 5, 2014 Calendar Entry

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Today, we will be making an Eucalyptus Flee Fleas Bed. For those of you with animals, you may be interested in trying this recipe at home. It would also make a great gift! Turn to page 37 for the supply list and directions. We hope that you enjoy our no itching solution!

February 4, 2014 Calendar Entry

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Today, we are beginning our Eucalyptus Extract. For those of you who struggle with respiratory illnesses, this extract can help to clear your lungs to get you breathing easy again. Please share this recipe with your loved ones. To get started, turn to page 27 for the recipe and recommended dosages. The extract will be ready in 4 weeks!

Giveaway Monday – The VAPORIZER Body Butter from Ninja Chickens

Posted in Uncategorized on February 3rd, 2014 by kristine — 42 Comments


This week’s giveaway is for a 2 oz jar of Maria Muscarella’s “The Vaporizer” Body Butter.

“Attacking Criminal Congestion where it lives! Tenderizing Savage Sore Muscles with one punch! The VAPORIZER is here to save the day! Your muscles will be warmed and kneaded into relaxation. With one swipe of the hand, you’ll breathe freely again!”

Rubbed into the chest, the Vaporizer helps to open up the airways and break up congestion so you can breathe easier. The menthol crystals and essential oils also make it a fabulously warming body butter for softening tight, sore muscles.

50 ml or almost 2 ounces of decadently smooth body butter created with Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Olive Oil infused with Pine, Coconut Oil infused with Birch, Menthol Crystals, and Wintergreen, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, and Lavender Essential Oils.


Maria Muscarella is a Nurse-Herbalist and homeschooling mama who has pursued her passion studying and teaching herbal medicine for over 15 years.  She and her family run a small homestead just outside of Asheville.  Their crafty and herbal creations, as well as her Tea of the Month Club, can be found at

I have known Maria for about 13 years, first through the online community and then getting the good fortune to spend a weekend with her at her home in North Carolina and at the Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference back in 2008. I am honored to be able to share some of her fine products this week and in the upcoming months on my weekly giveaways! Maria puts her heart and soul into her herbal remedies.

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Want a chance to win this awesome package from Ninja Chickens? Leave a comment! For more chances to win, leave a separate  comment every time you do one of the following:

-if you’re a kid, tell me how old you are and what your favorite Herbal Roots zine activities are

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Sign ups end on and I’ll draw the winner on Monday, February 10, 2014. Thanks for entering and good luck!

Get Ready for Fire Cider Making Day on February 2

Posted in Uncategorized on February 1st, 2014 by kristine — 1 Comment so far


Join the cause! World Fire Cider Making Day is Sunday, February 2. How can you help? Do any of the following, but especially the first item:

~Sign the petition to protect “Fire Cider” from trademark restriction
~Browse hundreds of recipes on Pinterest
~Tweet and share your photos on Sunday #freefirecider
~Change your profile pic to show your support


Why should you help?
~Read all about why we are trying to free fire cider

January 31, 2014 Calendar Entry

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Photo by Tina Sams of The Essential Herbal

Photo by Tina Sams of The Essential Herbal

Today, we find ourselves at the end of January. Thanks for going on this exploration of Lemon with us! What was one thing that you learned about him? How would you describe his personality? Turn to page 8 and record your thoughts in the Herbal Spirits section. Join us next month to deepen your knowledge of and connection with Eucalyptus. See you then!


January 30, 2014 Calendar Entry

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We started making our Lemon Bitters about 3 weeks ago. How do yours taste? Smell? Remember to shake the container daily.  The Lemon Bitters will be ready in one more week. They are a pleasant addition to add to your water before dinner, since they help to get digestive juices flowing. Bon appetit!


January 29, 2014 Calendar Entry

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Let’s check on our Lemon Pith and Peel Extracts. How does yours look? How does it smell? Taste? Remember to keep shaking your extract once or twice a day. It will be ready to use in 1-3 weeks! When you are ready, turn to page 25 for the recommended dosages.

January 28, 2014 Calendar Entry

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Good morning! How did you like your Lemon Souffles? A couple of weeks ago, we made a Lemon Face Mask. Today, we will be making a Lemon Sugar Scrub that can heal and refresh your whole body. We already know that Lemon is good for the skin, but did you know that if you combine Lemon with sugar that your face will feel silky smooth? Sugar helps to remove dead skin. Turn to page 28 for the ingredients and directions. Lemon Sugar Scrub is ready to use as soon as your next shower. We are so excited for you to pamper yourself. You deserve it!

February 2015 – Yearning for Eucalyptus

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27th, 2014 by kristine — 1 Comment so far


This month we are diving into Eucalyptus! Native to Australia where there are over 700 species(!), this genus of trees provides us with valuable medicine.

Most people relate Eucalyptus to cough drops with good reason. Eucalyptus is great for all things pulmonary, whether it is inflammation, infection, congestion or constriction. We’ll go over all these aspects and also learn how Eucalyptus is great for treating arthritis, fungus, wounds, infections, sore throats, stimulates circulation, respiration and immunity in our bodies. A great herb to have on hand, you’ll learn how to use this herb in ways you’ve never thought of using him!

Pets can benefit from Eucalyptus too. Our craft section has a handy way to help your dog or cat repel fleas. It’s all in the February issue of Herbal Roots zine!

Yearning for Eucalyptus Table of Contents:

Note to Parents
Supply List
Herb Spirit
All About Eucalyptus
Herbal Glossary
Scramble, Search and More: Word Search, Circle the Energetics, Unscramble the Actions, Illness Word Tiles
Herbal Botany
Herbal Lore: The Aborigines Discover Eucalyptus
Songs and Poems: E-U-C-A-L-Y-P-T-U-S, Eucalyptus, You’re so Great
Herbal Recipes: Eucalyptus Extract, Eucalyptus Mouthwash, Eucalyptus Steam, Eucalyptus Honey, Euca-Vapo Rub, Eucalyptus Tea, Bugs Be Gone Spray, Eucalyptus Disinfectant Spray,
Coloring Page
Herbal Crafts: Leaf rubbing/drawing of Eucalyptus, Dyeing with Eucalyptus, Make a “Flee Fleas” Bed for Pets
Maze: Help the Mama Koala Find Her Way to the Eucalyptus Tree
Journal: Write your thoughts, medicine making notes and other information about your month with Eucalyptus
Crossword Puzzle

48 pages from Cover to Cover. This month only, $3.99. After February 28, 2014, the price will go up to $7.99.

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January 24, 2014 Calendar Entry

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Let’s turn to the Reference and Resource section in the zine. You will find it on page 40. Once there, you will discover a little treat. We are sharing one of our favorite recipes for Lemon Souffle. We hope that you enjoy it with your family and friends!

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