Listed below, you’ll find some of my favorite resources and things I love and use. Some links are affiliate links (which means I earn a small commission if someone clicks & buys), but others are not. All items have earned well-deserved places in my home.


Herbs, Spices, and Dried Flowers:

I purchase the majority of my herbs, spices, butters, beeswax & oils from Mountain Rose Herbs and Bulk Herb Store:

Mountain-Rose-Herbs-for-quality-bulk-herbs    Great selection of bulk herbs, books, and remedies. Articles, Research Aids and much more.


Online Herbal Classes:

(I’m currently attending a class at the New England Herbal Academy and absolutely love it! It’s not too late to join us!)

Herbal Academy of New England


Favorite Books About Herbal Medicine and DIY Body Care Recipes:

making-plant-medicine  growing-at-risk-medicinal-herbs    -the-herbal-medicine-maker-s-handbook-a-home-manual     earthly bodies and heavenly hair    Complete Illustrated Book of Herbs   Kid's Herb BookMedicinal Herbs by Rosemary Gladstar     Herbs for Pets book

Favorite Gardening & Homesteading Books:

The Nourishing Homestead by Ben Hewitt   5 Acres & A Dream   How to Make Money Homesteading  Fresh Eggs Daily Book  Gaia's Garden  The Market Gardener  4 Season Harvest  Square Foot Gardening   Carrots Love TomatoesThe Vegetable Gardener's Bible

Favorite Books for Grain-Free Recipes:

Grain Free Gourmet   Everyday Grain Free Gourmet    Healing_Foods_Book    Eat Well Feel Well


Tins, Jars & Lip Balm Tubes:

The most economical source for tins and small glass jars is Specialty Bottle:

Specialty BottleSpecialty Bottle Glass


For affordable Lip Balm Tubes, Waterproof Labels & a Lip Balm Tube Filling Tray, check out Rustic Escentuals.


Lip Balm Tube Filling Tray



Handy Tools & Accessories:

A digital scale is essential for making soap and extremely useful for body care recipes, in addition to its usual kitchen handiness factor. I had this scale for almost 5 years before I finally wore it out. A great scale for the price!

Digital Scale


This immersion (or “stick”) blender is highly recommended for making soap. It will save hours of stirring by hand and make success much more likely.

Immersion Stick Blender


I consider this little food processor to be one of the best gifts I ever received! I’ve had mine at least 15 years and it’s still going strong. Useful for pureeing herbs, making baby food, chopping nuts and for mixing all sorts of concoctions!

Mini Food Processor


I use this dehydrator by Nesco a ton! We obtained a hand-me-down from a relative, so before you buy, see if that option is available for you. My kids LOVE homemade fruit rolls-ups, but it’s also great for drying herbs, fruits and veggies.

Nesco dehydrator


Please note that some (but not all) of the links on this page are affiliate links. That means if you click on them and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission. This helps fund my blogging hobby. (Thank you!) :)

This page will be a work in progress and is subject to change as I discover new favorites!

  • Loretta says:

    HI I love you blog. I’m wanting to make my own herbal wrinkle creams. Can you tell me what is good for eye creams? under eye circles, wrinkles, etc. also I need to get me a starter kit of herbs essential oils etc. any suggestions please. thank you in advance.

  • Jee-Kim Wong says:

    Hi, I love everything you put in your blog – I haven’t finished reading everything but I really miss the years I lived in Oklahoma City and Springfield, MO and California. The space you have is simply amazing! I am contemplating moving back to the USA because I love everything in it (and almost all I know who live in USA). Thanks a lot for your information.

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