Author: Meagan

Blending Essential Oils For Beginners

Have you ever wanted to make your own essential oil blend but feel totally lost on where to begin? Maybe you want to make a solid perfume with an appealing scent. Perhaps you want to make a nourishing beard oil for your husband. Or, maybe you’re looking to make a relaxing linen spray to spritz on your toddler’s sheets before bed. You’re not knew to using essential oils. In fact, you’ve used them for a while now, but you’ve been following other people’s recommendations and copying their blends. Now, you’re ready for something different… something a bit more challenging....

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A St. Patrick’s Day Green Smoothie That Tastes Great!

Life with kids is never boring, especially around St. Patrick’s Day, which is one of my kids favorite holidays! They look forward to it every year because they get to wear green clothes (and pinch those who don’t), decorate the house with shamrocks, rainbows, and pots of gold, and eat yummy green foods at every meal. Speaking of green foods, I try to make our St. Patrick’s Day meals fun, delicious, and as healthy as I can. This year, we’re having green smoothies (recipe below), green spinach muffins, and homemade yogurt for breakfast. There will be zucchini soup and...

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Here’s A Quick Way To Make A Copycat Hydrosol When You’re Pressed For Time

It never fails… you’re pressed for time, and you don’t have what you need on hand. So what do you do? Do you run off to the store and buy it? Do you purchase it online along with expensive express shipping? Or, do you make it yourself at home using a quick-fix method? Well, I suppose that depends on what you need, but if you ever find yourself in a pinch for an herbal hydrosol then don’t worry because today, I’m going to show you a quick way to make a copycat hydrosol even if you’re pressed for time!...

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Win An Amazing Package of Natural Living Goods

Recently, some of my naturally-minded blogging friends and I thought it would be fun to go in together on a giveaway for our blog readers. So what happens when 3 herbalists and a chiropractor get together to offer their readers some fun natural living goodies? You get this amazing package: A DIY Elderberry Syrup Kit from Meagan of Growing Up Herbal Homemade elderberry syrup is something I keep on hand for my family all year long. We definitely go through more of it during cold and flu season, but it does get some use during the warmer months as...

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Get Your First Month of Herb Folk For FREE!

I get it, mama. You’re reading the books, drinking herbal tea, stocking your essential oil and herbal apothecary and pinning all things natural and herbal. You really want to use herbs to take charge of your family’s health naturally, but you don’t have ANY free time to learn and it seems very overwhelming to “do it all.” So you close Pinterest to get the whimpering baby up from his nap. The herbal information goes unread and you feel even more confused and behind in your herbal journey. But, It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way That’s why I created...

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White Pine Lemon Vinaigrette: The Secret To An Even Healthier Spring Salad

Most times, I prefer my salad dressings either sweet or savory. You know… berry vinegarette, honey mustard, ranch, blue cheese… something along those lines. But, for some reason, as spring begins to approach, I start craving foods that are on the sour or bitter side, and that means that my salad dressings move away from sweet and savory and more towards a tart or sour flavor. Why this is, I’m not certain. Maybe it’s intuition. You know, that little part of you where your body knows what it needs and sends you signals (cravings) so you’ll give it what...

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Things I Love: February 2017

I can’t believe it’s aready time for another Things I Love post! February is almost over, and March is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but although I always look forward to winter, I ALWAYS look forward to spring. Warmer days, flowers blooming, birds chirping, playing outside… I can’t wait! Anyway, I’m back today to share some of my favorite things from the past month with you. As always, thanks for letting me share bits of life with you. Without you, Growing Up Herbal would not be the same. xo, Meagan Favorite Project   We’re constantly fixing things...

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Happy 7th Birthday Isaiah!

Today is Isaiah’s 7th birthday, and that means today is HIS day! With four kids in the house, it seems that Dean and I are constantly trying to teach the boys to share and to think of each other first, and although we do spend regular one-on-one time with each of the boys, the majority of our time is spent together… trying to get along and live in peace. So, it’s nice to have a day all of your own every now and then where you get to be in charge, and everyone else is good with that. Today...

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I’m Meagan, a registered nurse turned herbalist, and I want to live life naturally. Follow along as my husband and I and our four sons figure out what natural living looks like for our family. And of course, I’d love for you to join me on this journey, too! There’s nothing better than having a good hiking buddy with a compass!

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