ON September 01,2021

Homemade Bug Bite Salve for Itchy Spots

The summertime invites us outdoors to bask in the warmth of the sun and enjoy more physical activity. All of this time outdoors leaves us sunkissed, grounded, and also, in many cases, bug-bitten. Like all the best things in life, thereโ€™s always a little bitter with the sweet. A homemade bug bite salve is the…

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  ON August 18,2021

Holy Basil-Peach Drink to Beat the Heat

There are so many reasons to love summertime, but juicy peaches and fresh herbs are near the top of the list! By combining cooling herbs and fruits, you can easily balance your body temperature in a delicious and nourishing way. Holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) recipes are one way to do that. This flavorful holy basil-peach…

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  ON August 04,2021

Stay Cool With A Mint Spritz: A Stovetop Hydrosol Recipe

The sun rises with such force in the summer, sometimes giving off sweltering heatโ€”the kind where beads of sweat drip down your neck, making you uncomfortable and hot. During such hot summer days, the shade is your ally. Much like the trees and their leaves that drape over you help block the sun, herbs are…

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  ON July 23,2021

3 Fun Summer Herbal Popsicles

What is better than having a cold, delicious, and healthy treat ready in the freezer, waiting for you when the weather is hot? Herbal iced teas are awesome, but have you tried to make your own herbal popsicles from infusions, adding fruit or coconut cream?ย  If you have a popsicle mold at home, these are…

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  ON June 29,2021

Lavender-Lemon Balm Lemonade

Summer is here and so is the time for long hours of gardening, hiking, picnics, and other outdoor activities and events! So what better way to stay hydrated during the day than with a homemade herbal lemonade?ย  The following herbal lemonade recipe is perfect to cool down on a late afternoon, relax the body, and…

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  ON April 16,2021

How and Why To Start an Herb Gardenย 

As a kid growing up in Ohio, I really looked forward to the growing season. My father always had a love for plants (mainly flowers) and would take us to the local garden centers to grab the flowers for that yearโ€™s gardens. However, when our family first moved into our house there were no plants…

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  ON July 15,2019

How To Make A Summer Garden Bath Tea

Whatโ€™s better than unwinding into a summer garden bath tea? Much like drinking herbal teas, herbal bath teas can also be enjoyed long past the last sip, or in this case, soak. You see, when you soak in a relaxing herbal bath tea, not only does your skin soak in the calming, stress-relieving herbal benefits,…

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Strawberry Basil Infusion: A Last Taste of Summer | Herbal Academy | Enjoy the last taste of summer with this delicious and simple Strawberry Basil Infusion. It's a perfect fit for those final days of summer!
  ON August 15,2018

Strawberry Basil Infusion: A Last Taste of Summer

Who says tea always needs to be sipped hot? Infusions, like the one below, are a great way to rejuvenate your body after a hot day in the sun while also imparting the flavors and benefits of these hydrating summer edibles! August is a busy time of the year! Harvests are gathered and prepared for…

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8 Best Herbs for Seasonal Lethargy & Fatigue | Herbal Academy | Does seasonal lethargy & fatigue have you down? There's no better time than summer to turn to herbs that can cool us down and help re-energize the body.
  ON August 08,2018

8 Best Herbs For Seasonal Lethargy & Fatigue

With the summer heat waves starting to set in, there is no better time to turn to herbs that can cool us down and help re-energize the body for all of our hot weather adventures! During the hot months of summer, we can accumulate excess heat in the body, resulting in symptoms such as hot…

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