Herbals

Bathing Rituals: How to do an Herbal Facial Steam

Bathing Rituals: How to do an Herbal Facial Steam

An herbal facial steam is one of the simplest, yet most luxurious, things you can do to take a little time out for yourself and give your complexion some extra love.

And, the best part is, all you need are a few simple things.

Samhain Magic

Samhain Magic
Samhain, the day of the year when many believe the veil between worlds is most easily lifted...

Goldenrod

Goldenrod
The end of summer here in the Northeast is punctuated by one final, bright burst of sunlight; goldenrod. 

Wild Multiflora Rose

Wild Multiflora Rose
Scrappy, persistant, and widely considered invasive, Multiflora (Rosa multiflora) is probably not the most popular rose to use for medicine. The e...

Midsummer Mooncakes

Midsummer Mooncakes
Midsummer, or Litha, has arrived. Also called Alban Hefin in the Druid tradition, this is the day when the sun is at it's most powerful, riding ri...

Mugwort

Mugwort
  Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris, is an herb that grows widely in the northeast. To some, it's a pesky weed, cropping up in gardens and lawns, spreadi...

Wildcrafting - Early Spring Edibles

Wildcrafting - Early Spring Edibles
There is still snow covering the land outside my window, but in many places spring has settled in and the plants are beginning to thrive. Bright ...

Flu Fighters: Elder and Fire Cider

Flu Fighters: Elder and Fire Cider
The flu is here, and it means business. Check out two of my favorite recipes for fighting it off and staying well.

Winter Medicine: Pine

Winter Medicine: Pine
The healing herbs of summer are sleeping beneath the snow, but the trees remain and offer us their powerful medicine. Here is a quick guide to enjoying the gifts of the pine tree this winter!

Kitchen Medicine - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Kitchen Medicine - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
A quick guide to the medicinal uses of common culinary herbs.