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Herbal Holiday Garland

Herbal Holiday Garland

Herbal Holiday Garland

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Wildcrafted Rose Hips + Recipes

Fall

Wildcrafted Rose Hips + Recipes

Wildcrafted Rose Hips     The sweet, medicinal fruit of the Rose.  Harvesting rose hips is such a treat!  The bright colored red fruits are easily harvested and can be used in a variety of recipes.  Harvest rose hips when they are deep red, ripe and soft to the touch.  This is when they are said to be the sweetest.  Rose hips are high in vitamin C.  Rose hip tea has mucilaginous properties that coat and soothe the mucus membranes.  The tea is beneficial as a demulcent for treating a sore throat.  The mucilage coats the digestive tract and soothes the...

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Rosemary Witch Broom

Fall

Rosemary Witch Broom

DIY Rosemary Witch Broom In the spirit of Halloween, I thought it would be fun to make a Rosemary Witch Broom.  This simple and adorable DIY project takes very little time.  You will need: A thick, straight-ish fallen branch   Fresh cut Rosemary Jute twine This is pretty self explanatory, but lay the branch about halfway down on the Rosemary.  Start wrapping with twine tightly around, making sure the rosemary is distributed around the branch evenly.   Get creative with your Witch Broom!  Use driftwood or some lavender instead.  If you hang your broom you can use the herbs for cooking too. ...

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Tea Time

Fall

Tea Time

Tea Time  There is nothing more simple and fulfilling than sitting down and drinking a cup of tea.  In this fast paced world we live in today, tea time is often overlooked.  Taking time to brew and drink a cup of tea awakens the innate ability for self healing.  Preparing tea can be as simple as pouring hot water over roses, or as complex as a multiple herb formula.   Tea Preparation  General Measurements 1 TBSP herb (leaves, flowers) to 1 cup of water 1 TSP herb (root. bark, seeds) to 1 cup water  Heat water to 208 degrees Fahrenheit,...

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Spicy Hibiscus Fire Cider

Fall

Spicy Hibiscus Fire Cider

Spicy Hibiscus Fire Cider

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