Summer is the perfect time for DIY beauty treatments. Garden herbs or wildcrafted herbs are ideal for facial steams, foot baths and hair rinses, or try seasonal vegetables for homemade beauty products.
Now is a good time to go foraging for dandelions, nettles and other edible weeds. Here are a few easy ways to use your wildcrafted herbs at home.
Foraging is a great way to learn more about the herbs and edible weeds that grow in your area.
Edible weeds are essentially free, nutritious food that might even grow right on your doorstep.
Based on its traditional uses and its nickname “fever grass,” lemongrass is the perfect choice for herbal infusions during the cold and flu season.
This is the best method for delicate herbs that would lose some of their flavor and quality in hot infusions: herbs such as lemon balm or lemon verbena, and many flowers.
Herbs have been used in the traditional medical systems of many different civilizations for thousands of years. Medicinal herbs are perfect for treating everyday ailments at home, and many medicinal herbs grow well in your own herb garden.
Many herbs have been used as medicine and as home remedies for hundreds or even thousands of years. If you are thinking of starting a medicinal herb garden, or if you want to make your own herbal home remedies, here are 20 posts to get you started. How to Grow and Use Medicinal Herbs at […]
Lavender is used in herbal medicine, in aromatherapy as essential oil, in cooking, in beauty products… it is one of the most versatile herbs, and it is safe for most people both as an herb and as essential oil (look for Lavandula angustifolia/officinalis/vera essential oil for therapeutic use). Do you grow lavender in your herb […]
Herb teas and herbal infusions are healthy and refreshing drinks on hot summer days. Most herbal teas taste great cold; add a few ice cubes, a little honey or a few slices of lemon to ice cold herbal tea for a thirst quencher. If you grow a few common medicinal herbs in your herb garden, […]
I’m not a big fan of expensive detox packages, but this infusion is homemade. You might even find all the ingredients in your garden. I use this simple blend in the spring as a DIY liver cleanse/detox. I usually make my herbal infusions with fresh dandelion, nettle,and birch, but I also dry some […]
Many common kitchen herbs are also used in herbal medicine. Use these herbs in cooking, in herbal infusions and herb teas – and in baths and home beauty treatments. An infusion of sage is one of the best herbal remedies for a sore throat. Red sage is especially good for throat infections. Sage also […]