Using Herbs

7 Herbal Books For Beginners

November 26, 2014

7 Herbal Books For Beginners | | New to herbs? Here are 7 books perfect for beginners.

When I first started learning about herbs, the internet was my main source of information, but as I continued to learn and grow as an herbalist, I began to find myself purchasing written books from well-known herbalists.

The reason was because I wanted all of their wisdom in one, easy to access collection. The internet and its multitude of blogs is a relatively new thing, but herbal teachers have been sharing their wisdom with others for years in person, in workshops, or in books. Sure I’ve taken a good bit of online courses from herbalists over the years, but the more I learn and increase my herbal knowledge, the more I find myself looking to books for information or to double-check myself.

Today I’m sharing 7 herbal books for beginners with you. These were some of the first books I every bough myself to learn more about using herbs for myself and my family from.

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Manly Essential Oil Beard Blends

November 21, 2014

Manly Essential Oil Beard Blends | | Today I'm sharing 2 manly essential oil beard blends that husbands, wives, and the kids will love!

Today’s guest post is from my friend Jamie who blogs at How To Just About Anything. but before the post, let me explain why I’m talking essential oils, men, and beards today.

A while back I started noticing a huge amount of traffic coming to my site from At first, I was completely unsure of what was going on. I mean, what does a beard board want with my site. Then I started getting the emails. Emails from men asking me about essential oils, therapeutic properties, combinations, and blending techniques for their beards. That’s when I got it. Continue Reading…

Using Herbs

How To Substitute Herbs In Recipes

November 18, 2014

How To Substitute Herbs In Recipes | | Missing an herb in a remedy? Here's how to substitute one herb for another.

What do you do when you have most of the herbs in a recipe, but not all of them? Does that mean you can’t make it? Can you use everything else and leave the one you don’t have out, or will that mess it up? Can you substitute an herb you have into the recipe to take the place of the one you don’t have?

Have you ever found yourself in this situation and asked yourself these same questions? If so, today I have some answers for you!

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: A Healthy Kid-Friendly Holiday Snack

November 11, 2014

Roasted Pumpkin Seed Spice Blends | | 4 ways to season your holiday pumpkin seeds.

I’m a sucker for holiday traditions. I married into a LARGE family and as a whole, we have a lot of traditions, but when it comes to my own little family of six, we’re still in the process of developing our traditions. This past week, I tried my hand at something new that I think will become a great yearly tradition for us, and I’d like to share it with you.

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How To Use Lemon Ginger Tea To Nip A Cold In The Bud

November 5, 2014


How To Use Lemon Ginger Tea To Nip A Cold In The Bud | | Drink stimulating lemon ginger tea at the first sign of a cold to nip it in the bud!

Did you know that the average child will get anywhere from 6-12 colds a year! Holy cow! That’s a lot of colds to deal with, and that’s only with one kid! Thankfully there’s help in the form of safe, gentle herbs. Today I’m sharing how I prepare lemon ginger tea to help nip a cold in the bud as well as how I get my kids to take it.

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Life & Work

Let’s Have Some Fun: The “20 Things You Might Not Know About Me” Blog Tag

October 29, 2014

Let's Have Some Fun: The "20 Things You Might Not Know About Me" Blog Tag | | Let's get to know each other better, shall we?

Today I’m changing things up a bit and doing something a tad out of the ordinary. I’m getting a bit more personal than I normally do.

A reader recently told me they’d like to see more personal posts so they can get to know me better… posts about my daily life. So here’s the start of something a bit new. We’ll see how it goes and how you like it!

Today’s post is a blog tag, and it’s all about the 20 things you might not know about me. Below I’ll be answering 20 questions that will give you a small glimpse into my life then I’ll be tagging some other bloggers to answer these same questions on their blog.

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