ON October 13,2020

What is Enfleurage? Historic Perfumery Technique with Instructions

“Enfleurage” is a French word that you may have seen associated with historic perfumery techniques. If you’ve seen this mysterious word mentioned in old texts or publications, you probably found yourself wondering, “what is enfleurage?” We dug into our Natural Perfumery Course to answer that question and to share a special sneak peek into our…

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  ON October 08,2020

Student Feature: Alyson Morgan (@Alyson Simply Grows)

For the fourth installment of our Student Feature Series, we spoke with Alyson Morgan (@AlysonSimplyGrows). Alyson is an environmentalist, gardener, slow-living advocate, and mother who has enjoyed watching her family learn herbalism alongside her. Alyson owns Earth Star Herbals, where she offers small-batch, intentional flower essences and herbal products, blog posts, and seasonal musings.  Alyson…

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  ON October 02,2020

Using Goldenrod: A Late Summer Cordial Recipe

Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) flourishes abundantly on roadsides and meadows in late summer and fall. In the plant family, Asteraceae, the genus name “Solidago” is derived from the Latin word “solidare” which translates to, “make whole or heal.” This is a helpful clue into the many ways people have been using goldenrod for centuries. Aptly named,…

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Ginger and Pineapple Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie  | Herbal Academy | This all-purpose, anti-inflammatory smoothie featuring pineapple, ginger, and turmeric is both tasty and beneficial.
  ON September 22,2020

Ginger and Pineapple Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

The following excerpt is from Jill Stansbury’s new book Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 4 (Chelsea Green Publishing, July 2020) and is reprinted with permission from the publisher. This all-purpose anti-inflammatory smoothie is both tasty and beneficial. It can be used after trauma, to help recover from surgery, or to accompany a tea or tincture…

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As a Black Herbalist, These are my 3 Favorite Herbalism Books | Herbal Academy | Herbalist and blogger Kendra Payne shares and summarizes her three favorite herbalism books written by black authors.
  ON September 15,2020

As a Black Herbalist, These are my 3 Favorite Herbalism Books

As a child, I remember going out into nature, pulling weeds, putting them in jars, and making what I called “science projects” to hide in the cupboards of my parents’ house. In my way, I was practicing herbalism, even though I didn’t know it at the time and hadn’t encountered any herbalism books or resources….

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