ON September 06,2023

Homemade Pumpkin Sugar and Spice Body Scrub

It’s August in Ohio as I write this and while the weather is still decidedly summery, I can’t help but look forward to the autumnal change that is right around the corner. The burst of colors from the trees, warm fuzzy sweaters, and pumpkin everything is already on my mind. While I delight at every…

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  ON August 24,2023

Matcha-Lemon Balm Homemade Gummies for Back-to-School

Whether you are an educator, a student, or a parent of students, sometimes it’s helpful to have a little herbal support to transition from summer mode into back-to-school season! While we may let our brains go on vacation over the leisurely summer months, the start of August reminds us that fall (and school, for some)…

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  ON August 17,2023

How to Make Lavender Shower Steamers

Shower steamers are like a bath bomb for the shower, and they will elevate your showering experience in the same way a bath bomb levels up your bathing experience. A small scented puck you can put in the bottom of your shower to envelop yourself in scent and transform your bathroom into an aromatherapeutic experience,…

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  ON June 16,2023

Delicious Elderberry and Blueberry Jam With No Pectin

Who’s ready for a burst of berry botanical flavor? Warmer days call for a special picnic companion—homemade jam. You can spread this blueberry and elderberry jam on toast, crackers, bagels, or waffles—the possibilities are infinite. What’s even better than a homemade jam? One that you can make without needing pectin, and one that is free…

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  ON May 30,2023

The Herbal Kitchen: Paprika

In this book excerpt from The Herbal Kitchen, author and herbalist Kami McBride highlights an herb common in our kitchen – paprika! – and shares three culinary herbal oil recipes that present this herb as the star of the show and provide an easy and inviting way to season your cooking with this tasty and beneficial spice. Packed full of…

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  ON May 23,2023

How to Make A Wildflower Cordial

Blooms and bubbles–a delightful spring experience awaits you via the fascinating method of fermentation. Wildflowers (or garden flowers!) and their accompanying unique wild yeasts are submerged into a bath of sugar water and, with a bit of time, the magic of fermentation yields a fizzy, delicious refreshment, perfect for sipping on the porch. Let’s make…

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  ON May 12,2023

Floral Bath Tea Sachets for Mother’s Day Gifting

These floral bath tea sachets are a wonderful gift to give on Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is truly a celebration of giving life. We have all been through the profound and utterly fascinating event that is human birth. However, a mother is not only the one who delivers, but also the one who cares, nurtures,…

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  ON April 22,2023

DIY Floral Ice Ring for Punch

We look forward to spring and summer garden parties all year, and with the upcoming release of our new Botanical Mixed Drinks Recipe Book, we’re dreaming of all the ways we can serve creative herbal cocktails and mocktails to our guests. In our new book, we share a recipe for Lavender and Citrus Rum Punch…

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  ON March 24,2023

How to Make an Herbal Fever Ease Syrup

You may have heard that there’s a nationwide shortage of children’s acetaminophen and ibuprofen—critical fever reducers for children with respiratory viruses! While there’s no replacement for these medications when fevers are dangerously high, there are a few herbal allies that can help to gently encourage the resolution of a fever (and even help with the…

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  ON March 21,2023

Herbal Blood Sugar Balance Recipe

A hot topic that has been circulating lately is the importance of blood sugar balance. Glycemia, also known as blood sugar level or blood glucose level, is the measure of glucose concentration in the blood. This level fluctuates throughout the day and is affected by the food you eat, your lifestyle, hormones, and even your…

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