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Herbal Hot Toddy [with Mint-Infused Bourbon]

A traditional Hot Toddy only takes a few ingredients: whiskey, honey, water, and lemon. It is simple, but it's good to have a simple recipe...

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...

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...

Garlic Infused Honey

So, why in the world would you want to infuse honey with garlic? At first, the combination sounds odd when you contrast the pungent odor...

The Magic of Mimosa: Cordial and Tincture Recipes

My love and I went a-foraging in the wild forest of invasive plants that covers the empty lot next door. This lot would be almost impassable...

Yarrow for Fever and Flu

Yarrow for Fever and Flu It seems rather innocuous, this lovely white flower, but yarrow has earned many expressive titles: staunchwort, wound wort, nosebleed, knight’s...

Valerian Mint Cordial

Valerian Mint Cordial or as it is called in my home: "Shut Up and Go To Sleep!" No matter how hard I try to maintain a good...

Lavender Infused Honey Recipe

  Lavender Infused Honey is potent and delicious, but it is not just for eating! It's also great to have on hand for a first aid...

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...

H2PRO Probiotics + Vitamins: Recipe, Review and Giveaway!

Giveaway is over! Pin this image to share the news about this giveaway! H2PRO is awesome! As I've talked about before,...

Ask a Pixie: Seasonal Allergies and Remedies

Howdy, folks! I’ve been getting lots of reader questions and comments sent to my inbox, and so I’m beginning a new feature called “Ask A...

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 nice spot next to...

Make your own Fire Vinegar (aka Fire Cider)

The weather in western North Carolina can be a tease. We had our first freeze in early October and since then the temperatures have been...

What is an Electuary?

I'm an old fashioned girl. I'm not talking candlelight and roses, although that's nice. I'm talking about food preservation, medicine making, cooking methods, and brewing....

Let’s Talk About Tinctures, Elixirs, and Cordials

My apothecary is packed tight with jars and those jars are full of strange floating herbal bits in colored liquid, waiting for their time to...