A Primer On Eco-Friendly Camping (and herbal remedies/ essential oils to bring along!)

Camping 101

  There’s nothing quite as nice as spending a few days camping.  Studies have shown that tent camping can help to regulate your sleep cycles and significantly decrease stress.  With summer in full-swing, this is really the perfect time to head to a campground and enjoy relaxing family time. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Yarrow

HOTD Yarrow

This pretty plant is a favorite among both herbalists and birds!  Many birds use yarrow as a lining in their nest.  Use of this plant in nests helps to repel parasites and mosquitoes from the nest.  Humans have used yarrow for quite some time to stop bleeding and heal wounds. … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Kava Kava

Kava Kava

Kava is an herb that is widely used in many Island cultures.  This herb is generally turned into a beverage and consumed socially in these cultures, similar to the use of wine in French culture.  Many Island tribes have religious rituals surrounding consumption of this beverage as well; often believing … Continue reading

Schools’ Back In Session! Tips avoid “back-to-school sickness”

Back to school natural immune system support

Wow-  it’s hard to believe that school is back in session already!! We hope you had a fantastic summer and your kids are enjoying being back in school.   Being back-to-school tends to be synonymous with sickness.  All those kids in the same place sharing germs and adjusting to being … 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

Herb of the Day: Hops

Most commonly known as the ingredient used to flavor beer, hops is one of the most widely used medicinal plants in the world as well! Most likely Great-Grandma knew about the benefits of hops for relaxation. Perhaps she even slept with a pillow that had hops and other herbs to bring about a good night rest.

Most commonly known as the ingredient used to flavor beer, hops is one of the most widely used medicinal plants in the world as well!  Most likely Great-Grandma knew about the benefits of hops for relaxation.  Perhaps she even slept with a pillow that had hops and other herbs to … Continue reading