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Top Essential Oils For Winter Wellness | Herbal Academy | Wondering what the best essential oils are for the winter season? Here are our top essential oil recommendations for winter wellness!
  ON January 09,2017

Top Essential Oils for Winter Wellness

Cool crisp air. Snowflakes floating down. Children laughing during a snowball fight. A fire crackling in the fireplace. Salvation Army kettle bell ringers. Door wreaths and garlands. Candles. Reds, blues, yellows, greens, and silver. Hot cocoa and hot tea. Snuggly blankets. Sneezing. Coughing. Stuffy nose. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Winter can be a beautiful time…

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Creating a Local Materia Medica with Holy Basil | Herbal Academy | Holy basil is part of the mint family and is useful for fighting stress and aging. Learn the other many uses of this plant for your local materia medica!
  ON September 30,2016

Creating a Local Materia Medica: Holy Basil

There is an herb in my local materia medica that is not native to my area, does not grow wild, isn’t hardy here in New England, and isn’t perennial—it requires annual seeding in the garden and is sensitive to frost. Despite these limitations, I am undeniably, profusely, and irrevocably in love with holy basil, and…

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The Healing Power of Clay For Animals | Herbal Academy | Learn about the healing power of clay for animals and how to use it for insect bites, stings, and wounds.
  ON September 21,2016

The Healing Power of Clay for Animals

Clay has long proved a valuable companion to me. It taught me the art of baking delicious muddy pies that my mother would so kindly pretend to eat. It’s been a stronghold, protecting the lucky frog families I would rescue from all the princesses looking to kiss them. It provided essential camouflage in my valiant…

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Creating a Local Materia Medica with Yellow Dock | Herbal Academy | Come learn about yellow dock and how to create your own local materia medica with it this month!
  ON June 24,2016

Creating a Local Materia Medica with Yellow Dock

I had originally intended to write this month’s local materia medica about another herb entirely, but then I replaced the fence around the patio and stumbled upon a new plant to my land – yellow dock. Join me as I explain how to identify and use yellow dock in your local materia medica! Discovering Yellow Dock The aforementioned fence…

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First Aid Essential Oils for a Summer Travel Kit | Herbal Academy | Planning to travel this summer? Be sure to pack these first aid essential oils in your traveling kit!
  ON June 10,2016

First Aid Essential Oils For A Summer Travel Kit

Summer is here, which means that most of us will do at least a little bit of traveling. There’s nothing like being away from home and having some sort of an illness or wound, only to realize you don’t have natural remedies with you that you need. It’s a good idea to put together a…

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