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Welcome to Pixie's Pocket! I am Amber Shehan, and I am a hobbit-like, tipsy fae creature who resides in Western North Carolina - herbalist, author, educator, brewer of wines and meads, and a lazy gardener.
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There are many guides that explain how to use ear oil, but I noticed that none of them included one of the most important parts: encouraging nurturing touch and creating a soothing environment.
Urinary tract infections are awful to deal with. You can use a supportive tea like this to help defeat the UTI before it gets going.
Tart cranberries are excellent for more than just Thanksgiving dinner. These sweet treats make an excellent liqueur.
I’m now contributing articles to Keeping Backyard Bees, a sister site to Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine. They are collecting articles and information about tending honey bees and supporting healthy habitats for pollinators! My first post is on infusing delicious honey with equally delicious cayenne pepper for a spicy and sweet treat. Do you…
Lavender Infused Honey is delicious, but it is not just for eating. It’s also great to have on hand for a first aid and beauty regimen as well!
Soapwort is a versatile plant that is easy to grow, harvest, and use around the home. It can clean skin, lace, quilts, hair, bodies, even household cleaning can be done with a strong enough brew.
Everyone knows garlic as the ubiquitous kitchen seasoning that it is, but there are fewer people who realize that they can use this versatile bulb medicinally! One way to combine those two purposes is to make Garlic Infused Honey.
Abundant chickweed is no pest! The useful herb is best harvested in early spring and frozen to use later.
Cranberries are so ubiquitous to fall feasts, why not try something new? Give your next dinner table a bit of zip with a salty, sour, sweet fermented cranberry relish!