10 Herbs To Grow In A Natural Remedies Garden

Ball's Improved Calendula

Below are ten of my favorite plants to grow for crafting herbal remedies and homemade body care products. This is not an exhaustive list; there are so many other wonderful herbs and flowers out there to explore! However, if you’re just starting out and looking for some relatively easy-to-grow plants with a wide variety of uses, then this should be a great place to start. If you’re unable to garden where you live, check your … Continue reading

DIY Herbal Honey Throat Spray Recipe

DIY Herbal Throat Spray Recipe

Today, I want to share how I make customized herbal honey throat sprays to treat my family’s sore and scratchy throats. I use raw honey in these, but you can substitute vegetable glycerine if you’d like to make a vegan product. (You can buy it HERE.) Also, remember that honey should not be given to children under a year old. I base my throat sprays on a recipe found in Rosemary Gladstar’s book: Medicinal Herbs, … Continue reading

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, chemical-laden antibiotic cream, without any of the nasty side effects that those can sometimes cause. It takes a bit of … Continue reading

Herbal Basting Brushes

How to Make an Herbal DIY Basting Brush

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 them long before most people would. As a consequence, I would find myself in need of one all the time, but having to make do with using a spoon or some other awkward improvisation. Right after I saw this idea in a library book I … Continue reading