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The Health Benefits of Common Culinary Herbs

culinary herbs

I enjoy cooking, and I have in my kitchen various culinary herbs on hand at all times.  In the past, apart from the wonderful taste they imparted on my food, I really never gave a second thought the value of the herbs that I used.  I imagine that that’s the case for many people, so […]

Ewww Head Lice! Got a Great Natural Remedy for Ya!

Eww! Head Lice!

One of the best parts of running this business is the opportunity I’ve had to meet some truly great people.  Our retail partners fill us with laughter, encouragement, support, and knowledge on a regular basis.  One of them, Dawn Fusco, who has owned a “green” store on Cape Cod for the past 25+ years, has […]

How to Make an Herbal Tincture

Plant medicine

There are a number of ways to use herbs.  One of the more popular methods is to create liquid herbal extracts out of either fresh or dried plant materials using alcohol as the solvent, creating an herbal tincture.  Herbal tincutres preserve the active plant constituents, and are able to extract not only the water-soluble properties, […]

Happy Healing Calendula

calendula

I love to garden.  I love to dig in the dirt and feel connected to the ground.  It’s a very healing activity for me, mentally, physically, and spiritually.  I enjoy tending to the plants, picking arrangements of pretty flowers, and simply sitting outside surrounded by it all.  What makes me love it even more is […]

Holiday Giveaway!

Holiday Giveaway!

  Celebrating the Season! I love this time of year!  The cold weather, pretty lights, celebration, and stronger sense of community brighten the shorter days of this season.  In all of the excitement though, I know that I sometimes forget to give back as much as I’d like.  Life happens – kids, business, marriage, pets, […]