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DIY Natural Citronella Candles | Herbal Academy | Learn how to make citronella candles from beeswax, essential oils, and dried herbs to repel mosquitoes, flies, and other insects.
  ON June 26,2020

DIY Natural Citronella Candles

We have finally started to feel the warmth of summer. It was 80 degrees Fahrenheit here in the Midwest yesterday, and you can bet we spent the better half of the day outdoors. We welcomed summer with a playful game of baseball, refreshing strawberry lemonade, and s’mores roasted over a bonfire. All the while, our…

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Plantain Leaf Benefits and Recipes | Herbal Academy | Learn the many benefits of plantain leaf (Plantago spp.) and how to use it in two simple recipes, a juice and a face mask.
  ON June 25,2020

Plantain Leaf Benefits and Recipes

Since the launch of The Foraging Course, we’ve had a renewed interest in the humble, helpful herbs that grow right outside our doors. Plantain leaf (Plantago spp.) is one such wonder “weed” that’s found all over the globe. Two of the most common species, broadleaf plantain (P. major) and ribwort plantain (P. lanceolata), have followed…

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New eBook! Cooling Herbs for Hot Summer Days | Herbal Academy | Herbal Academy's free ebook features plant monographs and simple recipes for seven of the most widely available, cooling herbs of summer.
  ON June 15,2020

New eBook! Cooling Herbs for Hot Summer Days

Summer days are ripe with joyful pleasures, including fresh lemonade, cool mornings in the garden, and lazy afternoons by the pool or pond. While there are many uplifting moments and simple joys of summer, many parts of the country also endure soaring temperatures that can feel nearly unbearable. Whether you experience jungle-like humidity or bone-dry…

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How to Use Herbs to Rebuild from Burnout | Herbal Academy | Learn how to take an Ayurvedic approach to recognizing burnout and even more importantly, ways in which you can call upon herbs to rebuild from burnout. 
  ON June 10,2020

How to Use Herbs to Rebuild from Burnout

Long-term stress takes a huge toll on one’s body and mind. Sometimes that stress can chip away at vital reserves and one’s sense of wellbeing, ultimately leading to a state of burnout. In digging into the exact meaning and causes for burnout, it is clear that its defining borders can be quite nebulous. Unlike depression,…

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