Homemade Cough Syrup

Homemade Cough Syrup

We are going to make up some simple honey cough syrup. As I dive deeper into my herbal studies, I find that Mother Nature continues to blow my mind even more than I thought possible. Everything we need to be our optimal selves is right there growing all around us. And the beautiful concept about the whole thing is the incredible circle that exists when it comes to plants and herbal medicine. I came across a quote that really resonated with me, “Our very humanness depends on them, and in return, they depend on us. To deny this is to deny our part in the great web of life. Their out-breath is our in-breath, our exhale, their inhale.” –Stephen Harrod [...]

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Essential Oils for Beginners

Essential Oils for Beginners

Essential oils for beginners..... Are you brand spanking new to the world of oils? Have you wanted to start your journey with oils but don't know how? You don't know where to start? Which brand to buy? Or how to use them? I hear ya, homie. It can get real overwhelming real fast. And here is the thing, most people shy away from essential oils because of all the questions I mentioned above and they are missing out on a more healthy sustainable lifestyle. I want to help guide you through your oil journey. We will talk about why you should use them, how to use them, which brand I recommend, what to look out for and how you can [...]

Growing Celery

Growing Celery

Let's grow some awesome celery y'all... Let me just start off by saying how incredible celery is. If you haven't already read all about the health benefits of celery, I highly suggest you read all about it. Today, let's talk about how we grow the stuff. We've got two ways to do this thing... From seed. From store bought celery. Wait.......WHAT!!!!! From store bought celery??? I know right, is your mind blown too?! All you need is about 2 inches of the bottom part of the celery, some water and tooth picks. That is it y'all. Wanna grow some? Let's do this. Growing celery 1. First and foremost, when buying celery it is always better to buy organic. 2. Bring [...]

How to Freeze Sweet Potatoes

How to Freeze Sweet Potatoes

Let's freeze them sweet potatoes shall we. We, aka my husband, harvested our purple sweet potatoes recently and we ended up with more than we expected. Unfortunately, we don't have a basement or a cellar that we can store these bad boys in so, I had to get creative. First thought was, let's can these beauties. Then I did some research and found that while canning sweet potatoes was definitely an option, the only real way to use them after they were canned would be to mash them up. Sweet potatoes are already a softer potato than let's say russets or red potatoes. And because we MUST can them in a pressure canner for a specific amount of time, which [...]

Medicinal Herb Series: 10 Benefits of Lemongrass

Medicinal Herb Series:  10 Benefits of Lemongrass

Medicinal herb series: Lemongrass Lemongrass is an amazing medicinal herb. Not only does it smell absolutely delightful, it has incredible benefits for your body and your soul. Lemongrass, also known as Cymbopogon, is indigenous to India and Asia. It is a tall grass like plant with stalks. This plant tends to grow in a bush like manner and loves full sun and well draining soil. The leaves tend to be sharp on the sides and are incredibly hardy. It has a powerful fresh lemon smell that is often times used as a lemon flavor in teas and other beverages. Most importantly, you will find that lemongrass comes in a few different forms. You can usually find the stalks in most grocery [...]