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Mugwort Dream Pillow | Herbal Academy | butterfly by moonlight
  ON January 18,2021

Mugwort Dream Pillow for Natural Sleep Aid

Everybody wants to have good dreams, so what about combining good dreams with a natural sleep aid? Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) has been classified as an herbal oneirogen, which is a plant that produces or enhances dream-like states of consciousness (Barrett & McNamara, 2012). Unfortunately, most of the oneirogenic benefits of mugwort have not been scientifically…

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  ON November 24,2020

Holiday Stovetop Potpourri Recipe: The Smell of the Season

Stovetop potpourris, also known as “simmering spices,” have been used for centuries to fill homes with the comforting smells of local fruits, spices, flowers, and herbs. Unlike most store-bought candles, incense blends, and cleaning supplies, homemade stovetop potpourri is entirely natural and free of chemical additives and synthetic fragrances. This Holiday Stovetop Potpourri recipe features…

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  ON November 10,2020

Shelf-Stable Calendula Cream Recipe

As herbalists, we turn to our trusty herbal allies to create simple and safe skincare products. We love our calendula-infused oil, our lavender hydrosol, our rose petals. But how can we bring these beautiful herbal ingredients together into a calendula cream recipe or another botanical skincare creation that is shelf-stable? After all, any time we…

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Herbal Roots 101: How to Prepare and Use Roots for Wellness | Herbal Academy | Use herbal roots for wellness! In this post, you'll learn when to harvest roots, how to prepare them for use, and you'll even find several recipes to try.
  ON November 27,2018

Herbal Roots 101: How to Prepare and Use Roots for Wellness

Autumn is here, and by now, most plants have gone to seed. The vibrant energy we saw so abundantly all summer has sunk down into the roots of the plants, and as they die back, the nutrients that once flowed in the above-ground portions are returned downward into the roots. This makes fall the perfect…

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