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The Rules of Ingestion: When you should and when you shouldn’t

The internet is full of dubious essential oil advice. It can be really hard to know who to trust. Maybe you shouldn’t even trust me. But, I do have your best ...

7 Great Projects you can make with your Lavender Harvest

Known for its frequent use in cosmetics, medicine, and culinary., lavender can be harvested in late spring and summer or May, June, and July. After the ...

Lavender vs. Lavandin vs. Spike Lavender Essential Oil: What’s the difference?

Revered for their fragrance, lavender plants have been used to make potpourri for centuries. Perfumers use the plant’s essential oils to make colognes and ...

Herbal Solutions for Insomnia

When considering overall health maintenance and basic quality of life, few factors are more important than sleep. As we all know from experience, a night of ...

How to Make an Herbal Bug Bite Salve

We are easing into summer and, like most years at this time, are more than ready for it. After a long hibernation through winter and the short, but sweet, ...

Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon)

Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon) Summary of Benefits and Cautions

Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)

Quick Facts Color: Colorless to pale yellow Viscosity: Thin Method of Extraction: Steam distilled Plant parts: Berries (ideally) ...

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)

Quick Facts Color: Yellow to greenish-yellow or light orange Viscosity: Thin Method of Extraction: Cold pressed Plant parts: Rind ...

The Unique Qualities of Adaptogenic Herbs

One of the treasures of herbal medicine is the group of herbs known as adaptogens. You might have heard of some of these referred to as “super foods” or seen ...

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