Natural and Organic Skin Care

Salt Scrub

Ocean Swim

I grew up in Southern California where summertime meant beach time and swimming in the ocean.  Aside from the feeling of freedom I felt being out in the water, I always so enjoyed the purified and refreshed feeling I had about my skin afterwards.  It seemed to tingle and feel so clean!  For the time […]

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 […]