28 Skin-Friendly Essential Oils for Your Next Salve | Herbal Academy | Here are 28 skin-friendly essential oils to choose from the next time you make homemade salve!
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  ON June 21,2017

28 Skin-Friendly Essential Oils for Your Next Salve

Essential oils are often included in herbal and cosmetic preparations for aromas, their anti-inflammatory or antimicrobial actions, or their effects on our psyches. The problem with using essential oils topically is that many of them are drying or irritating to the skin and can even cause allergic reactions in some people. Which essential oils are…

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5 Child-Friendly Herbs For Topical Use | Herbal Academy | Looking for simple-to-make remedies for your kids? Here's 5 child-friendly herbs for topical use to help you do just that!
  ON June 19,2017

5 Child-Friendly Herbs For Topical Use

If you have children (or if you’ve ever been a child, for that matter), you’re familiar with all of the common childhood ailments, from colds and flu to basic boo-boos (like cuts, scrapes, and bruises). As a mother of two, there are a handful of herbs and very simple-to-make topical remedies that I like to…

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The Free Herbal Materia Medica Course - January Registration
  ON June 16,2017

Summer: The Perfect Time To Work On Your Herbal Studies

We have been overwhelmed with the positive response of the relaunch of our Herbal Materia Medica Course. The connection we have with plants is also what connects us to each other and we are overjoyed to welcome so many new bright minds to the Herbal Academy. When we released this course, we quickly realized that…

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Homemade Honeysuckle Syrup & 6 Ways To Use It | Herbal Academy | Homemade honeysuckle syrup with its light, sweet flavor, is so easy to make! Here's a simple recipe to get you started!
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  ON June 14,2017

Homemade Honeysuckle Syrup & 6 Ways To Use It

Honeysuckle. Nothing signifies summer to me like seeing thousands of honeysuckle blossoms along the creek bank here in the South. Honeysuckle not only smells and tastes great, but it can be used to create herbal remedies that are good for your body, too. Honeysuckle flowers are the most commonly used part of the plant. They…

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11 DIY Herbal Wedding Favors To Gift To Guests | Herbal Academy | Looking for the perfect favors for your wedding? Try your hand at one of these DIY herbal wedding favors for your guests.
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  ON June 12,2017

11 DIY Herbal Wedding Favors To Gift To Guests

Looking for the perfect favors for your wedding? Nothing says “thank you” to your wedding guests like making something homemade. Spread the herbal love with one of these DIY herbal wedding favors to show your guests how much you appreciate them sharing your special day! While some favors take a few months of planning ahead,…

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9 Edible Flowers and How To Use Them | Herbal Academy | Discover how to use edible flowers and take a closer look at nine of our favorites!
  ON June 09,2017

9 Edible Flowers And How To Use Them

The use of edible flowers in cooking is an act of pure earthly delight! Fragrance and sheer beauty combine to create a truly sensually scrumptious experience right on your plate. You may be surprised to learn that there are a wide variety of flowers to enjoy. Discover how to enjoy using edible flowers and take…

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5 Herbal Books for the Complete Beginner | Herbal Academy | Are you new to herbs and looking for a way to learn at a beginner level? Here are 5 great herbal books for beginners to get you started!
  ON June 07,2017

5 Herbal Books for the Complete Beginner

As a newcomer to this field, it is easy to dive in enthusiastically, only to feel a little lost once knee-deep into one concept or another. Having just a few herbal books that go over a little bit of everything and are geared toward the complete beginner can provide some stable footing and help inspire…

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4 Ways To Use Leftover Orange Peels | Herbal Academy | If you're a fan of oranges, you'll love these 4 ways to use the leftover orange peels!
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  ON June 02,2017

4 Ways To Use Leftover Orange Peels

If you’re a fan of oranges, you may find yourself with an overabundance of leftover orange peels in your home, especially when oranges are in season. If you find yourself wondering what to do with all these peels rather than throwing them in the trash, let me offer some suggestions to help you put your…

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Motherwort Through History | Herbal Academy |Here at the Academy, we often talk about the history and traditions of herbs. In this post we are focusing on the history of motherwort. Come learn with us!
  ON May 31,2017

Motherwort Through History

Here at the Academy, we often talk about historical knowledge and folk tradition comprising one of the legs of the three-legged stool that informs our understanding of a plant’s therapeutic uses. Scientific studies and the first-hand experience of modern herbalists are the other legs that complete the stool, balancing and reinforcing one another to give…

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