Tag: herbalism

  • {DIY} Cleansing + calming bath

    Feeling some bad vibes and need to relax, recharge, and cleanse? Add two cups Epsom salt and/or 2- 3 handfuls of sea salt + ten drops frankincense essential oil + white sage bath tea to your bath water, and soak for about 20 minutes. (To make the tea, steep a small handful of sage in […]

  • Schizandra Berry for vibrant health and beauty

    Hello! Today I wanted to share one of my favorite herbs, and one of the most powerful and beneficial around: Schizandra berry. I’ve been taking this herb for several years, and I’m excited that I finally got my hands on some of the highest quality Schizandra out there (and I want to share the wealth!) […]

  • Ayurvedic herbs for the skin

    Today I wanted to share this video by Prashanti de Jager, one of my favorite herbalists, on the top ayurvedic herbs for clear & healthy skin. (Spoiler alert: the herbs are triphala, turmeric, brahmi, and neem – more about triphala and how to use it HERE.) To sum it up:  Any herb or food that […]

  • Day 3 – Nettle leaf infusion

    Today is day 3 of my #herbalmedicineeveryday challenge, and I’m making a nettle infusion, inspired by the great American herbalist Susun Weed. Nettle is rich in iron & vitamin K to name a few things, and it’s gently cleansing to the body. To really get all of those nutrients out of the plant, you need […]

  • I’m giving myself a challenge this month. Are you in?‏

    As I mentioned in Mondays post, my challenge for the rest of the month is to get more nourishment into by body by enjoying different herbs every day. I have quite a collection of herbs here in my mini home apothecary, and I really need to start using them more. (Plus, there are so many […]

  • herbal medicine everyday

    Starting today I’m challenging myself to get more herbal medicine into my body (to get some of the nutrients I may not be getting despite a healthy diet.) For the rest of the month I’ll be enjoying some of the many herbs I’ve bought but haven’t used yet. Feel free to follow along or join […]

  • How to make chaga tea

    What is Chaga? As I mentioned in this post, Chaga is a wild, medicinal mushroom that grows on birch trees. It’s one of the best sources of antioxidants around, and has an extremely long list of health benefits (check out this list). It has a nice mild flavor, it’s a nice alternative to caffeinated drinks, […]

  • How to make an herbal infused oil {diy dry skin relief}

    There are many herbs that are fantastic for healing & soothing dry skin. Making an infused oil is a great way to extract an herbs medicinal properties. In this post I’m going to show you how to make an herbal infused oil using the solar method. Once finished – you can even use this oil to […]

  • Making hibiscus tea

    I just wanted to take a moment to share one of my favorite drinks to help keep cool in the summertime – iced hibiscus tea. Growing up, I loved drinking Red Zinger tea, which has hibiscus in it ( I was that weird kid who stopped drinking pop when I was 12). Hibiscus is known […]

  • Making herbal tinctures

    As I mentioned in my homemade vanilla extract post, I started some tinctures a few weeks ago. Tinctures are highly concentrated liquid extracts of herbs, made by steeping the herb in alcohol, vinegar or vegetable glycerine. They absorb more quickly than other types of remedies, and are often taken by dropper-fulls under the tongue (sometimes […]

  • Portland goodies

    A couple of weeks ago, I returned to NYC from Portland with my battery recharged and some fun stuff in my bags. Here’s some of what I brought back:     I couldn’t pass up that wooden hand or the palo santo sticks from Red Fox Vintage.  Palo santo has been used since ancient times […]