ON October 14,2021

DIY Herbal Halloween Lollipop Recipe

It’s officially time to break out those cauldrons and brew up something sweet for a Halloween treat! This homemade herbal lollipop recipe is a delicious candy filled with rich flavor and simple ingredients.   Watch the Golden Liquid Rise As the concoction bubbled and boiled, I felt like a Sanderson sister stirring up something on a…

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  ON October 11,2021

Meet Indigenous Ethnobotanist Enrique Salmón

The following book excerpt is taken from the book, Iwigara: American Indian Ethnobotanical Traditions & Science, by Enrique Salmón, and is shared with permission. SAGEBRUSH Artemisia spp. Family: Asteraceae Parts Used: whole plant Season: year-round Region: western North America Some plants are both synonymous with American Indian herbology and icons of a particular geographic region….

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  ON October 08,2021

Essential Oils and Pets: How to Use Them Safely

If you use botanicals for your own health and wellness, you have probably wondered about essential oils and pets. How might you use herbs or essential oils with your pets and animal companions? Veterinary visits are expensive, so keeping our animal companions healthy is also often a financial priority. Yes, you can use essential oils…

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  ON October 06,2021

10 Years Strong! Herbal Academy’s Secrets to Success

We’re celebrating our 10-year anniversary this month at the Herbal Academy! Like any new business, it’s been a decade of incredibly exciting highs (like the recent launch of our brand new Business Herbal Course!), intermingled with the non-avoidable, frustrating lows (like the time our new student enrollment spike broke our website during our free course…

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  ON October 01,2021

Herbal Academy Student Interview: Adriana Jensen (@dandelionandtherose)

We recently interviewed Adriana Jensen (@dandelionandtherose) for our Student Feature Series. Adriana has taken the Natural Perfumery Course, the Botanical Skincare Course, and is currently enrolled in the Mastering Herbal Formulation Course and the Introductory Herbal Course. She enjoys the art and creativity of putting together herbal skincare products and has plans to open her…

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  ON September 24,2021

Naturally Tinted Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

Autumn is here, showing its beauty again with warm and earthy colors and accents of red, yellow, and orange—which means time for cozy sweaters, colorful leaves, and final harvests from our gardens. The characteristic colors and flavors associated with this season are what makes it so wonderful. In addition to pumpkin pie, warming spices, and…

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  ON September 16,2021

How to Make a Nutritive Pregnancy Tea Blend

Pregnancy is a really special time of life and so are the needs during this time. Besides a wholesome, colorful diet, and prenatal supplements, a nourishing herbal pregnancy tea blend can boost your wellbeing as well as the health and development of your baby. The mother’s requirements for many nutrients are heightened, to properly nourish…

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  ON September 14,2021

Deep Breath Osha and Echinacea Syrup Recipe

A go-to urban herbalism recipe is the Deep Breath Osha and Echinacea Syrup Recipe below. This formula can be used for acute lung support or as a daily preventative and immune-booster. Although cities are full of exciting opportunities, culture, and entertainment, their industrial nature creates a polluted environment with compromised air quality. While the exact…

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