Herb & Seed Salt

The marketing term “superfood” is overblown and overused these days, but stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) may actually be worthy of the title. Besides being delicious, they boast an impressive nutrition profile, full of vitamins and antioxidants, as well as an exceptionally high mineral content. You’re probably familiar with the benefits of nettle leaves, but did …

Relax & Restore Smoothie Blend

Meet your new go-to day starter! They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes you just don’t have the time for anything too elaborate. This is where breakfast smoothies can be a life saver! Simply throw a few simple ingredients into your blender, mix and go! They’re equally as …

Watermelon-Elderflower Cocktail

Nothing feels more like summer than fresh watermelon, and with the season getting off to a late start, we’re trying cram as much “summer” into our summer as we can! Keep reading to learn how to whip up a fruity libation that just might be the “perfect” light summer cocktail. The fresh watermelon juice balances …

Turmeric Power Bites

Did you make the golden turmeric paste we made from Wednesday’s blog post? If you did, then you’re in great shape to make this recipe. 🙂 These healthy and TASTY little energy bites are packed full of protein, fiber and herbal goodness – and are a great go-to snack to tame a craving or a …

Golden Paste

Turmeric is one of those herbs that “everyone” knows is useful for reducing pain and inflammation, thanks to a plethora of clinical trials focused on turmeric and its star constituent, curcumin. But despite it’s good PR, many of us don’t know how to easily incorporate turmeric into our routine on days we’re not planning curry …

Real Root Beer Simple Syrup

There’s nothing quite like a good old fashioned root beer, and making it yourself from healthy ingredients makes it that much better. Commercial root beer has strayed from its roots (literally and figuratively – ha!) and nowadays, it’s more often associated with artificial flavors and high fructose corn syrup than the wholesome ingredients it was …

Cultivating Red Clover

Trifolium pratense AKA red clover is a great plant to add to your garden, especially if you’d like to improve the soil. It’s a great ground cover that replenishes nitrogen in the soil and is just plain beautiful. (And maybe you’ll find a lucky “4-leafer”!) Cultivating Cultivating is so simple. It’s right up on my …

Strawberry Herbal Slush

There are so many creative ways to take your herbs each day that are WAY more fun than boring tinctures and encapsulated powders. Keep reading to learn how to make a blended strawberry herbal slush that incorporates the delicious and healing power of ginger root and mint – both of which infuse your beverage with …

How to Make Natural Bug Spray

Take a hard pass on stinky, chemically laden commercial bug sprays, and create your own effective, all-natural insect repellent, using a combination of native “weeds” and aromatic herbs you can easily grow yourself or source from the grocery store! 🌼🌿 Natural Bug Spray Category: herbal life, natural living, wildcrafting Ingredients 2 tsp spearmint, dried 2 …

Harvesting Elder

When it comes to wildcrafting, you should always know where you’re harvesting from!! It’s so important. Sides of roads, neighborhood streets, public parks… NEVER wildcraft form an area that has been sprayed or has been exposed to other toxins (runoff from roads etc.) Once you’ve identified a safe and healthy plant, or if you’re harvesting …