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How To Make A Summer Garden Bath Tea | Herbal Academy | A summer garden bath tea is a great way to unwind. Here are our top five herbs to include plus tips for planting, growing, and harvesting these herbs too!
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  ON October 28,2021

13 Last Minute Gift Ideas to Make at Home

When you are short on time to source the perfect gift, skip the store entirely and turn to handmade! We have you covered with our last minute gift ideas to are perfect for adding a little extra herbal goodness to a present, pulling something quickly together for the person that might have slipped your mind…

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Homemade Squash Cinnamon Dough for Holiday Decorations and Ornaments | Herbal Academy | Tis the season for decorating Christmas trees and giving gifts! These DIY squash cinnamon dough decorations are a great fit!
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  ON December 09,2016

Homemade Squash Cinnamon Dough for Holiday Decorations and Ornaments

What spice reminds us more of the holidays than cinnamon? The smell of cinnamon cookies baking or perhaps a few cinnamon sticks brewing on the stove instantly brings warm memories to mind. There are many ways to enjoy cinnamon during the holidays and squash cinnamon dough is a surprisingly fun way to welcome this beloved…

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History and Uses of Common Ivy - a holiday plant
  ON December 21,2015

History and Uses of Common Ivy

Helix hedera, or common ivy, is a familiar garden and houseplant to many people. Sometimes, ivy is used as a greenery decoration during the holidays, and an old Christmas carol “The Holly and The Ivy,” even bears the plant in its title. Using ivy in holiday decorations, though, is a custom that goes back all…

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  ON October 22,2015

Homemade Pumpkin Playdough With Sweet Spices

A big warm batch of freshly homemade spiced pumpkin playdough is perfect for playtime on an autumn day. The warmth of the playdough combined with sweet spices like cinnamon and cardamom creates a lovely aromatic experience. Plus this recipe offers color from herbs and spices, no food coloring here! Be sure to provide cinnamon sticks,…

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  ON April 28,2015

3 Herbal Gifts to Celebrate Mother’s Day

In Louisiana, we have been enjoying beautiful spring weather for over a month now. Before long, my rose bushes will be bursting with lovely flowers, which I harvest and dry each year to use in my herbal creations. With Mother’s Day around the corner, I want to offer a few ideas for handmade products made…

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  ON April 10,2015

Herbs Work as a Foundation

One of the most beautiful roles we fill as herbalists is that of teachers. In a way, it really doesn’t matter what path we take as an herbalist – we are always teaching. We may feel that we are the only real student we know, especially if we are self-taught or lifelong learners of the…

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Herbs for Valentine's Day - rose body care
  ON January 15,2015

Make Your Night Memorable With a Rose-Vanilla Massage Oil

Valentine’s Day is looming, tantalizing us with its impending possibilities. With a five year old son who loves to come to our bed every night around midnight, and both my husband and I busy with work, it can be hard to find time for quality romantic time together.  Since we are parents, we spend most…

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  ON November 14,2014

Vanilla Recipes: Three Ways To Bliss

Mmm…vanilla. Its sweet, perfumed aroma and flavor are known and loved around the world. The rich but subtle complexity of vanilla’s flavor is exotic and luxurious, yet at the same time comforting and gentle. No wonder it has been celebrated and used for hundreds of years, first cultivated by the Totonac Indians in eastern Mexico,…

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