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“The Sweet Medicine” Blessing Mist – Review for Shamana Flora Apothecary

“The Sweet Medicine” Blessing Mist – Review for Shamana Flora Apothecary

Here in Colorado, our hot sunny days and increasingly cool nights signal the arrival of that special time of year: back to school time!  As an herbalism student who moonlights as a school psychologist during the work week, this is especially relevant for me.  This time of year brings the sometimes difficult transition from a […]

Multidimensional Aromatherapy by Marlaina Donato – Book Review

Multidimensional Aromatherapy by Marlaina Donato – Book Review

Multidimensional Aromatherapy by Marlaina Donato – Book Review Multidimensional Aromatherapy is a new book out written by Marlaina Donato, Clinical Aromatherapist and Certified Massage Therapist. She wrote this book to demonstrate how aromatherapy can be used by professionals and beginners alike, discussing important “square one” basics like safety, materia medica, how to properly dilute, why […]

Honey and Hemp Shampoo Bar Recipe

Honey and Hemp Shampoo Bar Recipe

Honey and Hemp Shampoo Bar Recipe by Jan Berry from The Nerdy Farm Wife This dual purpose bar includes plenty of hemp oil for a moisturizing, silky lather and jojoba oil, which is excellent at conditioning both hair and skin. Ingredients Oil Portion: 15.5 ounces Olive Oil 7.5 ounces Coconut Oil 4.5 ounces Hemp Oil 2 […]

Health Benefits of Tea – Camellia sinensis Materia Medica

Health Benefits of Tea – Camellia sinensis Materia Medica

Heath Benefits of Tea –  Camellia sinensis Materia Medica Growing up in Arizona you learn quickly to enjoy cooling drinks that are refreshing, invigorating and make you feel good. I always did love a nice huge cup of iced tea – sugar free of course. Tea has always had the ability of easing indigestion and […]

Peppermint Herb Box Announcement

Peppermint Herb Box Announcement

Peppermint is July’s herb of the month, and I placed it here because this feisty mint is dramatically cooling and a great ally in the hot summer sun. We use it to cool off in iced tea, coffee, ice cream, and as a way to relieve the pain and heat of sunburns when combined with […]

Rosemary Tea Recipe

Rosemary Tea Recipe

  One of the best ways to get to know an herb is to sit down with a nice herbal tea (known in the herbal world as a “tisane”) and enjoy the subtle flavors and nuances that you experience when drinking it. When I make an herbal infusion of rosemary tea, the light and invigorating pine-like […]

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