smoke and burnt trees
  ON January 27,2020

Herbal Support for Wildfire Crisis

Our hearts are saddened by the great pain and loss our Australian friends are suffering since the recent bushfire crisis. The unprecedented fire season has seen fatalities, wide-spread destruction of property and habitat, and the displacement and injury of multitudes of people and animals. We here at the Herbal Academy are so thankful that our…

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herbal tonics displayed on a table
  ON January 22,2020

Ask An Herbalist: Herbal Tonics 101

Herbal tonics, while seemingly simple on the surface, are a more nuanced topic than just “herbs for what ails you!”.  In this video, Herbal Academy educator and herbalist Heather Irvine, will be shedding some light on some common misconceptions surrounding herbal tonics. First, she’ll explain what an herbal tonic is and some safety factors to…

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4 Common Types of Tea To Know & How To Use Them | Herbal Academy | Learn about four different but common teas, including black, green, white, and herbal teas, as well as various ways to use and enjoy these types of tea.
  ON January 16,2020

4 Common Types of Tea To Know And How to Enjoy Them

I can’t recall the exact moment when I first began to enjoy tea. However, I do know that even as a child I was drinking strong, unsweetened iced tea. I actually enjoyed (and still do!) the tannin-rich, astringent and slightly bitter taste of the ice-cold drink. However, it wasn’t until adulthood that I started delving…

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How To Make Your Own Herbal Suppositories | Growing Up Herbal | Learn how to make your own herbal suppositories, plus some key considerations when choosing herbs and ingredients, to support imbalances “down there.”
  ON January 13,2020

How To Make Your Own Herbal Suppositories

When things start to feel out-of-balance “down there,” it’s easy to feel embarrassed or concerned. With symptoms such as vaginal discharge, odor, or itching, it can be hard to know how to work with it and find equilibrium in your ecology or tissue states. There is an herbal option! Different varieties of herbal suppositories have…

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6 Tips For Creating An Herbal Routine | Herbal Academy | Learn how to create an herbal routine that allows you to integrate herbal supports and other wellness practices into your daily life with greater ease.
  ON January 08,2020

6 Tips For Creating An Herbal Routine

Whether from the standpoint of client or practitioner, you may have experienced the phenomenon that knowing what to do is only half the battle; getting support on how to do it is the other half. It is easy enough to learn about herbalism from a book, and often times we even know what we should…

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How to Ring in the New Year with Herbs | Herbal Academy | Learn how to embrace wellness during the new year with herbs as part of a holistic paradigm.
  ON December 31,2019

How to Ring in the New Year with Herbs

Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to another decade, many of us have our eyes lifted toward the future with dreams of vitality and peace. As herbalists, we are always looking to live our lives from a holistic perspective, and we are excited to celebrate and embrace wellness during the new year with herbs…

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4 DIY Edible Herbal Gifts To Make At The Last Minute | Herbal Academy | For last-minute gift making, create edible herbal gifts such as delicious salts and sugars and yummy treats like electuaries and herbal cookies-in-a-jar.
  ON December 23,2019

4 DIY Edible Herbal Gifts To Make At The Last Minute

The holidays are truly in full swing! Hanukkah celebrations are well underway and Christmas is right around the corner, with Kwanzaa right on its heels! If you are still looking for the perfect gift to share with loved ones and friends during this season of giving, we have got your back!  For some fast, last-minute…

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8 Ideas to Create a Natural Holiday Home | Herbal Academy | Learn how to use beautiful botanicals and herbal crafts in the natural holiday home to add a special element to the season that is reminiscent of the past.
  ON December 17,2019

8 Ideas to Create a Natural Holiday Home

For many of us, one of the warmest traditions of the holiday season is welcoming in this special time of the year by decorating the space in and around the home. As much as a home festooned with lovely decor heralds in the holiday season, the very act of decorating often brings the most joy!…

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DIY Herbal Wax Sachets for the Home and Gifting | Herbal Academy | Learn to make DIY herbal wax sachets. These little treats will freshen the air without the use of chemicals and make the perfect herbal holiday gift!
  ON December 13,2019

DIY Herbal Wax Sachets for the Home and Gifting

We, herbalists, are always looking for practical ways to capture the beauty, splendor, and awakening we experience when barefoot and intertwined with our herb gardens. The rub of a single mint leaf or the brush of a hand against rosemary or lavender growing in the garden fills our senses with delightful aroma instantly. Our encounters…

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How to Enhance Holiday Cooking with Herbs | Herbal Academy | Here are some tips and tricks to help you include herbs in your holiday dishes. Plus, get a free chart with 20 herbs to enhance your holiday cooking, too!
  ON December 10,2019

How to Enhance Holiday Cooking with Herbs

Whether you are hosting a holiday meal this year or looking forward to making some festive dishes to enjoy throughout the season, here are some tips and tricks to help you when it comes to including herbs in your own holiday cooking.  For many of us, the holiday season is filled with warm memories of…

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