The History of Chocolate - Food of the Gods | Herbal Academy | Chocolate is a delightful, delicious, and delectable treat! Learn about the history of chocolate including its health benefits and which kind to look for!
  ON February 27,2017

The History of Chocolate – Food of the Gods

Delightful, delicious, delectable, decadent. How we describe chocolate varies depending on how much we’re thinking about it! What is the number one food craved by woman? Chocolate!   Did you realize that chocolate has only been enjoyed outside of the Americas for about 500 years?   The History of Chocolate The cacao (chocolate) tree, or…

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DIY Herbal Wines and Meades | Herbal Academy | Homemade herbal wines and meades have been around for centuries. Learn how to make them in your own kitchen!
  ON February 24,2017

How To Make Herbal Homemade Wine and Mead

With the explosion of the DIY movement in recent years, more people seem to be returning to old-school food and drink traditions, many of them involving fermentation. The HuffPost’s hilarious list of “The 22 Most Hipster Foods On The Planet” includes a great many of these, from kombucha to pickles, craft beers to kimchee. But…

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Teacher Feature: Carey Denman | Herbal Academy | We are excited to share this month's interview with Carey Denman! Join us as she shares her experience as a community herbalist, and associate educator here at the Herbal Academy!
  ON February 17,2017

Teacher Feature: Carey Denman

Carey Denman is a community herbalist and associate educator here at the Herbal Academy, and we are excited to share this interview with Carey as a way to introduce another of the wonderful teachers that are hard at work behind the scenes here at the school. Carey lives with her family on a small acreage…

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How To Support A Broken Heart With Herbs | Herbal Academy | Support a broken heart with these herbs that calm, uplift, and nourish the body!
  ON February 15,2017

How To Support A Broken Heart With Herbs

Heartbreak spares no one. Sooner or later, we all get to know that particular emotion which, for us, might show up as sadness and despair, or anger, or numbness. Our heartbreak might show up in the body as sleeplessness, a lack of concentration and focus, diminished appetite, or even physical pain. Our herbal forebears were…

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Rose Petal and Rhodiola Valentine’s Day Herbal Lollipops | Herbal Academy | Treat yourself to some herbal goodness with these Rose Petal and Rhodiola Valentine’s Day Herbal Lollipops!
  ON February 10,2017

Rose Petal and Rhodiola Valentine’s Day Herbal Lollipops

Although sugar shouldn’t be a regular feature in a healthy diet, homemade candy making can be a delightful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day without the artificial sweeteners and dyes found in typical store-bought candy. Roses, hawthorn, and Rhodiola are the herbs that take center stage for these special Valentine’s Day herbal lollipops, and they bring…

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Herbal Love Potions and Charms for Valentine's Day
  ON February 08,2017

Love Potions, Charms, and Such

Back in the days when I co-owned an herb shop at a renaissance faire, a great many of our sales would be used as components of amulets, talismans, potions, charms, and spells. More often than not, they were used to draw love to the one purchasing the herbs. The only other purpose that even came…

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How To Make Essential Oil Solid Perfume to Warm Your Winter Romance | Herbal Academy | Here's how to make essential oil solid perfume that will put fire in your winter romance!
  ON February 06,2017

How To Make Essential Oil Solid Perfume to Warm Your Winter Romance

Winter, in many places in the world, means shorter days, longer nights, and cooler temperatures. We tend to stay indoors more and work on different tasks than we did during the longer, sunlit summer days. This can be a time to slow down, have a cup of tea, and nurture your personal relationships with friends…

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Tips For Creating A DIY Floral Body Polish | Herbal Academy | Exfoliate from head to toe with a DIY floral body polish! Let's have fun and let the creative juices flow!
  ON February 03,2017

Tips for Creating a DIY Floral Body Polish

“The earth laughs in flowers” Ralph Waldo Emerson Flowers are delightful, bringing joy to a weary soul. Savor the beauty of flowers and enjoy a bit of summertime in your self-care routine with a floral body polish. Filled with the goodness of flowers, a floral body polish offers sensuous fragrance and beauty while bringing the…

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