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Dreaming of Spring – A Bitter Tonic Tea Recipe

If you’re at all interested in herbalism, then you probably know about the Herbal Academy of New England. They offer online training courses, a resource center called the Herbarium, books and articles. They’re very highly regarded. This is an article that discusses everything you need to know about making a Bitter Tonic Tea to prepare […]

Homemade Healing Herbal Liniment Recipe

Christine of These Light Footsteps first discusses deciding on the purpose for making a liniment.  For example, you could make a warming liniment with herbs like cayenne or ginger.  Once you learn the basic steps involved in making one liniment,  you can make any other liniment with different medicinal ingredients and properties. The recipe that […]

Delicious Homemade Herbal Tea Recipes

Iced, herbal teas really hit the spot no matter what the weather. They’re healthy, natural and easy to make. A tisane is a drink made from an infusion (steeping) or decoction (boiling) of herbs. The recipes in this post are all infusions.  Tisanes are commonly known as herbal teas, herbal infusions or infusions. Technically they […]

Homemade Lavender Peppermint Body Scrub Recipe

  Lavender has a wonderful, relaxing scent.  Among its many applications, herbalists use it to treat skin conditions like acne and eczema.  Peppermint has a soothing and calming effect on irritated skin. Since it contains menthol, peppermint oil increases the blood flow to the skin. This results in a soothing and cooling effect. This is […]

How to Make A Calming Herbal Tincture

  In this post Andrea of Frugally Sustainable first discusses nervine herbs. These are herbs that support the nervous system and have different properties. This tincture is helpful for relaxing before bedtime, or after a stressful event. She explains the types of nervine herbs she selected for the Calming Herbal Tincture. Then Andrea shares a recipe […]

How to Make Carrot Oil for Naturally Healthy Hair and Skin

In this post,  Andrea shares the benefits of carrot oil.  It turns out it is really helpful for both the hair and skin.  Carrots are a great source of a variety of vitamins, beta-carotene, and other antioxidants. They also have anti-aging properties,  and they strengthen and moisturize hair. Andrea shares a great tutorial on how […]

Grandma’s Cucumber Dill Pickle Recipe

This is one of the most popular articles I’ve posted on the Herbs and Oils Hub website. It’s  a recipe by Danielle (Poor and Gluten Free) for her Grandmother’s cucumber dill pickles.  It’s a brine recipe with garlic, dill and some other ingredients.  Nice, simple directions. Click on the Grandma’s Cucumber Dill Pickle Recipe link below […]

9 Natural Remedies For Cellulite

Cellulite is subcutaneous fat that causes dimpling of the skin, especially on a woman’s thighs and hips.  Katie shares some of the causes of cellulite.  She then details 9 different remedies for cellulite.  One of the remedies includes a helpful video. Katie also shares a lot of natural recipes and helpful links. Very thorough presentation, […]

Kid Friendly Zero-Calorie Drinks

Kids drink a lot of sugary drinks. Fruit juice is loaded with sugar.  So is pop.  An alternative is to serve your kids cold tea. You may think your kids won’t drink tea. Don’t rule it out until you try a few of the recipes.  I think the herbal tea drinks are a good place […]

How to Make Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm

This is a guest post by Colleen at the Untrained Housewife website.   She shares her simple recipe for Homemade Lip Balm that uses just 4 ingredients. It’s a very easy recipe. The ingredients are listed on Page 1. The procedure is listed on Page 2. Please be sure to read Colleen’s note about using peppermint […]