March 28, 2014 Calendar Entry

At the beginning of March, we recorded our thoughts about Witch Hazel in the Herb Spirits section. If you will turn to page 8, you will find a second part. Fill out the page, and then look back on page 7.  How have your thoughts changed? How would you describe Witch Hazel’s personality, now. What […]

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 26, 2014 Calendar Entry

What are the differences between compresses, fomentations, poultices, and plasters? Let us know what you think, then turn to page 28 to find out!

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 20, 2014 Calendar Entry

Let’s turn to the resource section starting on page 41 for lists of books, games, and internet sites pertaining to Witch Hazel. Then, go listen to Flora Delaterre speak about her. You’ll find the link on page 42. What did you find out about Witch Hazel that you did not already know?    

March 19, 2014 Calendar Entry

We hope that you have been enjoying Herbal Roots Zine’s activities this month! We have made a Witch Hazel Extract and a Witch Hazel Distillate. We have crafted Witch Hazel Fairies. We have read about how Witch Hazel finally began to appreciate her gifts. In the Botany section, we studied her parts. Yesterday, we sang her […]

March 18, 2014 Calendar Entry

Let’s sing “Witch Hazel,” a song written by Kristine especially for you! We hope that you enjoy singing it with your friends! Head on over to our website for a free mp3 of this song. Below, you will find the first two lines. If you would like to add any lines, please do so in the […]

March 14, 2014 Calendar Entry

It’s time to review what you have learned about Witch Hazel.  Let’s turn to page 39 to begin the crossword puzzle. What words, if any, have you stumped? What is your favorite word?

March 13, 2014 Calendar Entry

Open your journals. If you would like to use the journal space provided in this month’s issue, turn to page 37? What have you learned about Witch Hazel? What has been your favorite activity so far? Is there anything that you would like to know more about? Tell us!

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 11, 2014 Calendar Entry

Have you ever compared yourself to someone else? Have you ever thought that someone’s gifts were better than your own? How did that make you feel inside? Turn to page 21 in your zine to begin reading about how, many years ago, Witch Hazel struggled to appreciate her beauty and abilities. Does she ever find […]

March 7, 2014 Calendar Entry

We have been drawing her leaves and flowers. We have gathered her twigs, flowers, leaves, and seed capsules to make Witch Hazel Fairies. Let’s find out a little more about Witch Hazel’s parts in the Herbal Botany section. Did you know her leaves can grow to be 16 cm. long and 11 cm. wide? They […]