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2 Year Anniversary Giveaway!

2 Year Anniversary Giveaway!

I can’t believe it, but this September we officially started year 3 of Natural Herbal Living! We have gone through a lot of growth, and changes, with a few bumps along the way, and we couldn’t have kept going without you and your support. Thank YOU for being a part of our community and sharing […]

Herbal Skincare 101 Kit by LC of Acirema

Herbal Skincare 101 Kit by LC of Acirema

Have you heard of the Oil Cleansing Method? It has completely changed my life, well my skin anyway. I have always had skin problems growing up. In Arizona I had quite oily skin, and when we moved to Washington my skin was very dry. I started making my oil cleansing method concoctions in Washington and […]

90210 Organics Product Review

90210 Organics Product Review

One of our other wonderful sponsors for the 2 year anniversary giveaway is 90210 organics owned and run by Sarah Outlaw who is a real food champion, nutrition response testing therapist, and herbalist making these fantastic products. She owns the online shop 90210 organics where you can find many of her wonderful formulas. Sarah sent […]

Oregano Herb Box

Oregano Herb Box

We are quickly approaching the September 15th deadline for our October herb box which will be all about Oregano! Oregano, although a culinary herb, is a fantastic medicinal as well. Its potent antimicrobial actions make it a key fighter in many viruses, and you will find from the Oregano issue, it is used traditionally by […]

Elderflower + Lavender + Cardamom Spritz – Rooted Apothecary Review

Elderflower + Lavender + Cardamom Spritz – Rooted Apothecary Review

Another wonderful product for our 1 year anniversary giveaway is the Elderflower + Lavender + Cardamom Spritz from Rooted Apothecary in Gunnison, Colorado. If you hang around herbalists a lot, you will find we all have our own particular flare, passion, and products we are drawn to make. Some are more sweet, some more spicy, […]

“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 […]

St. John's Wort Herb Box Announcement

St. John's Wort Herb Box Announcement

St. John’s Wort: Hypericum perforatum herb box announcement.  June is fast approaching and I wanted to let you know what will be in the St. John’s Wort herb box! St. John’s Wort is a popular herb, often touted for its use as an anti-depressant. There is a lot of bad and missing information out there about […]

12 Must-Have Healing Herbs - A Home Materia Medica

12 Must-Have Healing Herbs

A Home Materia Medica

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