Herbal Healing Salve Recipe

Herbal Healing Salve Recipe

This is my family’s go-to healing salve recipe for soothing pretty much any scratch, cut, scrape, bug bite, dry skin patch, bee sting, hives, and so forth. I have a relative who even likes to use it instead of an eye cream! Think of this as an herbal alternative to something like your typical store-bought,…

Nutty Caramels

Nutty Caramels

The idea for these tasty little honey-based treats originally came from the wonderful cookbook: Grain-Free Gourmet by Jodi Bager and Jenny Lass. They are suitable for anyone on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet or those looking to reduce their intake of refined sugars. Nutty Caramels 1 cup honey 1 cup peanut, almond, cashew or allowed nut…

Coconut-Mango Butter Lip Balm

Coconut-Mango Butter Lip Balm

This lip balm is ideal for active people who spend a lot of time outdoors. Mango butter offers a small amount of protection from UV radiation while the jojoba and coconut oils moisturize dry, chapped lips. Calendula is famous for its skin-soothing properties and castor oil tops everything off, lending a soft glossy shine and…

{Healthier} Herbal Jello

{Healthier} Herbal Jello

I knew when I posted about making Herbal Jello as a great way to get therapeutic levels of herbs into a picky kid or too-sick-to-eat-much individual, that there would be some unable to use the recipe because of the sugar and artificial ingredients contained in regular Jello. While you can find Jello without artificial dyes…

Herbal Jello

Herbal Jello

You know when you’re a kid (or grownup) and you’re sick and you just don’t feel like eating, much less swallowing some horrid tasting mixture your mom gives you to help you feel better? Well, this is where herbal jellos come into play. They’re ideal vehicles to administer therapeutic doses of herbs to less than…

Violet Leaf & Honey Syrup

Violet Leaf & Honey Syrup

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know how very much I LOVE using violets. Not only are the flowers so pretty to look at each spring, the entire plant is edible and is helpful in a variety of ways. In my last post that referenced violets: Violet Leaf Balm, I mentioned…

Honey Nut Brittle Candy

Honey Nut Brittle Candy

We’ve really been enjoying Papa B’s honey from next door lately! Today, I made three kinds of honey nut brittle to tuck away in the freezer for when the urge for a sweet treat hits. The idea for this recipe came from “Macadamia Nut Brittle” in the cookbook: Eat Well Feel Well by Kendall Conrad….

Two Easy Honey Candy Recipes

Two Easy Honey Candy Recipes

For a few years, my son could only have honey as a sweetener, which meant store-bought candy was out of the question. (This was on the advice of his pediatrician who placed him on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet because he had non-responsive celiac disease and was a very sick little boy. The diet worked wonders…

Blue Chamomile Face Cream

Blue Chamomile Face Cream

This rich face cream contains an assortment of flowers and herbs, along with precious blue chamomile essential oil – which contains a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, chamazulene. It’s most suited for dry and/or mature skin types. Before starting, make sure to sterilize all utensils, bowls, beaters, and jars – I use the sanitize cycle on my…

Dream Cookies

Dream Cookies

When I first found out my son had to go gluten-free and had a pile of food sensitivies to boot, a friend-of-a-friend who had been down that road before, loaned me a great allergy cookbook that focused on using a rotation diet to keep from developing further food allergies. The name of both book and…

Herbal Basting Brushes

Herbal Basting Brushes

DIY Herbal Basting Brushes are so easy to make and add such a subtle flavor that you’ll never want to buy a basting brush again! I do not currently own a basting brush. I have owned them, plenty of them, but they get all oily and are hard to clean and I end up tossing…

Whiskey Rose Cough Remedy

Whiskey Rose Cough Remedy

Combine whiskey, lemon, honey, and roses to make a tasty and effective remedy for coughs! A few days ago, one of my nieces brought a beautiful rose back from her grandfather’s house and presented it to my brother. He made a joke to her about giving it to me so I could make something from…