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Lavender Sachets and Dream Pillows | Herbal Academy | Discover how to craft your own lavender sachets and dream pillows, and share the pleasure of lavender with others this holiday season!
  ON December 22,2016

Lavender Sachets and Dream Pillows

A delightful, calming herb, lavender is a great addition to any home during the holidays. Lavender sachets and dream pillows are a very simple yet lovely craft which can be whipped up in a snap as a last minute gift. Whether used to impart a fragrance to clothes or as a nighttime companion, lavender provides a gentle aroma…

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Clove Pomanders: An Old Fashioned Holiday Favorite | Herbal Academy | Celebrate the season and decorate your home naturally with homemade clove pomanders.
DIY
  ON December 16,2016

Clove Pomanders: An Old Fashioned Holiday Favorite

Clove pomanders are a seasonal delight! Made with numerous little cloves, pomanders are a wonderfully fragrant addition to holiday decorations as well as a lovely gift to share with others. Gathered in bowls around the home, hung in windows to catch the warmth of the sun, or displayed on a tree, this old fashioned favorite…

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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!
DIY
  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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How to Make Your Own Fresh Rosemary Wreath | The Herbal Academy | Learn to make your own DIY fresh rosemary wreath for the holidays!
DIY
  ON December 02,2016

How To Make Your Own Fresh Rosemary Wreath

With its fragrant aroma reminiscent of fresh pine, rosemary is a wonderful herb to enjoy during the winter holidays. Bring rosemary into your home and adorn your walls with this beautiful aromatic herb. A fresh rosemary wreath is easy to make and will add a special herbal flare to your holidays. Be sure to make extras to…

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A Simple Solution For Finding Your Way Through Winter | Herbal Academy | If winter is a time of year that you dread, here's a simple solution for finding your way through winter!
  ON November 28,2016

A Simple Solution for Finding Your Way Through Winter

Winter is often a time of year that people dread. It’s filled with long nights, cold weather, and the pressure to feel connected to others during the holidays. This combination can put many of us through the emotional ringer, especially if we feel that we lack enough meaningful relationships in our lives. But while wintertime…

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Reflections of an Herb Gardener | Herbal Academy | Here are a few witty herb garden reflections for fellow herb gardeners, and those thinking of starting one! Be sure that you'll gain wisdom, and a few good laughs too!
  ON May 30,2016

Reflections of an Herb Gardener

To those who are afraid of starting an herb garden, don’t be. The rewards of having your own fresh herbs to use and dry, the therapy of working in the dirt, the ability to sit quietly and meditate in your own special place far outweigh the “errors in judgment” one can make. Looking back at…

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Herbal Entrepreneur
  ON October 22,2015

Opportunities for the Herbal Entrepreneur

Herbalism is a unique niche for the aspiring entrepreneur. Herbalist entrepreneurs can create their dream job by turning a passion for herbalism into a living. We’ve done it here at the Academy! Creating a line of herbal extracts, body care products or tea blends, growing or wildcrafting herbs to sell, or creating monthly herbal CSA…

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The Secret Meaning of Herbs | Herbal Academy | Sage for wisdom, thyme for courage... Across many different cultures, humans have cherished a secret meaning of herbs and plants!
  ON July 17,2015

The Secret Meaning of Herbs

Across many different cultures and time periods, humans have cherished a secret meaning of herbs and plants. Flowers, herbs, and foliage were given as tokens of good luck and well wishing – sprigs of wheat included in bridal bouquets for fertility, wreaths of bay laurels worn as a symbol of victory. Small bouquets called “tussie…

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