Top 5 Ways to Nourish Dry Winter Skin

5 Ways to NourishYour SkinThis Winter

Dry winter air is rough on your lungs, hair and especially skin.  Winter air dries the skin out unlike anything else, we’ve got a few tips to help keep your skin soft all winter long! 1- Nourish your skin from the inside with nutrition.  Drink plenty of water (a general … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Elderberry

Elderberry

One of the most popular herbs this time of year is Elderberry.  Documented use of this herb dates back to the 4th century with Hippocrates, and it has remained a popular go-to for herbalists ever since then.  Due to their high Vitamin C and antioxidant levels, elderberry is widely used … Continue reading

Herbal Holiday Decoration Ideas

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Using herbs as part of your holiday decorations are a great way to add character, scent and create a truly unique decoration.  We’ve compiled a list of ideas from around the web for how to incorporate herbs this Holiday season. A classic simmer pot is always a lovely option for this time … Continue reading

Welcome Winter With These 8 Warming Herbs

Stay With this WinterWith Warming Herbs

We all know how to warm up from the outside- cozy blankets, hot fires, space heaters.  There are many ways to use herbs to help warm you from the inside as well!  Herbs are generally classified as “warming” or “cooling.”  No doubt you’ve noticed the feeling of warmth after eating curry … Continue reading

Avoiding Black Friday Crowds

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Black Friday has become a holiday in and of itself hasn’t it?  We head out in droves hoping to get the best deal possible on this epic shopping day.  You’ll be hard-pressed to find an American who doesn’t know what Black Friday is. There is another day that local retailers … Continue reading

Herbal Thanksgiving Ideas

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Early American settlers and Native Americans had a thorough understanding of how to use the herbs local to them both for flavoring and medicinal purposes.  Nowadays we may use sage, thyme or parsley in our Thanksgiving meal but likely don’t think to utilize herbs much beyond that.  This year we’re … Continue reading

Tips for Relief from Stomach Bugs

How To-Beat Stomach Bugs Fast!

It is the look and sound every parent dreads; a sudden pale white face, a groan and a full-speed run to the potty.  Stomach bugs have started going around in full force!  They seem to spread like wildfire as soon as the weather starts to cool off.   Fortunately there … Continue reading

How to Have a Less Scary Halloween for Kids with Food Allergies

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For children with food allergies or following a special diet, Halloween can seem like more of a burden than fun.  Thankfully, a project launched last year helps to ensure that all children can have a blast Trick-or-Treating and not have to worry about if the treat will conflict with their … Continue reading

Why REST is so important- relax this Labor Day!!

Tips for rest and relaxation

Labor Day is coming up on Monday so we wanted to look at why is is important to get quality rest and ways to boost your ability to rest!  Hopefully you’ll have Labor Day off work and can enjoy time resting and relaxing.   Our society is becoming increasingly removed from … Continue reading

Identify Common Wild Herbs With Your Kids

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Do you enjoy going on walks and hikes with your family?  Why not start learning about herbs while you’re out! Your kids will get a kick out of being able to identify wild herbs and will enjoy sharing their knowledge with friends!  Bring along a notebook and let your kids … Continue reading