“Let’s Talk About” Series

Herbal Relief for Bartholin Cysts

It is easy to get upset when something is wrong with our most tender, personal bits. Imagine the panic when you wake up and discover...

Foraging for Rose Hips in Winter

Roses are the gift that keeps on giving! In spring, the scent of their flowers permeates the breeze, and I forage petals for food and...

Using Motherwort for Grief

Grief is a powerful thing. It is terrible, but necessary. Grief is a mix of many large emotions, and it is a state that we...

This will cure cancer! Herbal Miracle Cure!

Step right up, folks! Don't be shy! I've got some amazing news for you! Crowd in closer so you all can hear! How many of you...

Candle Safety: aka “don’t burn down your house”

Let's chat for a minute about candle safety, shall we? I love LOVE love candles. They are a small, powerful, controlled fire. I nearly always...

DIY Yoni Steam:

Start with part one: Yoni Steaming - An Act of Self Love After making my first round of mental preparations, I put the whole idea...

Let’s Talk About: How to use Lavender

Let's talk about Lavender When I think of lavender, I first think of soap. Specifically, the little, purple, seashell-shaped soaps that lived in my grandmother's...

To my friends, family, and readers who drink

Let's get a little serious. We all know that I am a brewer and lover of good booze. I love to share my drink recipes and...

Three Recipes: Blackberry Bitters, Blackberry Cordial & Blackberry Simple Syrup

Summer days in these mountains mean many wonderful things - fireflies blinking in the dusk, sweet little songbirds chirping, frogs croaking, and one of my...

Soapwort Recipes: Green Cleaning from your Garden!

Soapwort is a versatile plant and it is easy to grow, harvest, and use around the home. It will clean skin, lace, quilts, hair, bodies, even household...

How do I learn about herbs?

So you want to be an herbalist or to learn about herbs and plant wisdom. Good for you! How do you get started to learn...

Let’s Talk About: Catnip Herbal Remedies

Oh, sweet Catnip! My yard has a very happy spot in it during the warm months - right next to a sun-warmed rock wall lives a...

Let’s Talk About: Goldenrod Recipes and Remedies

Goldenrod, Solidago, Golden Dagger! Many people take one look at goldenrod and run in the other direction, sneezing and coughing, but goldenrod is NOT the...

Let’s Talk About: The No-Shampoo Method

Every now and then, my sensitive skin gets the better of me, and I can't use scented soaps or store-bought shampoos without breaking out all...

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Antibiotics

Chapter 1: The Bite Chapter 2:  The Next Steps Chapter 3: The Basics of Lyme Chapter 4:  Antibiotics Antibiotics are a mixed blessing.  Properly applied,...