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Herbal Remedies for Summer At-Home Apothecary Must Haves

It’s time for us herbalists to evaluate our apothecaries and make sure we have our herbal remedies for summer on hand! Here are a few herbal remedies I recommend keeping in stock this Summer, separated by use! If you’re looking for reputable sources to purchase your herbs and seeds from, check out my resources on this post! My favourite place to purchase herbal ingredients from is Mountain Rose Herbs! Here’s an affiliate link to MRH that you can use to… Read More »Herbal Remedies for Summer At-Home Apothecary Must Haves

Low Waste Foodie Tips | Eating Out and Purchasing Kitchen Appliances

Low waste living has its challenges. Food comes in never-ending plastic packaging, restaurants don’t offer sustainable take out containers, and purchasing appliances is hard. Like, really hard. In part two of my low waste swap series focusing on the kitchen (click here to open part one in a new tab!), I’m diving further into low waste swaps that you can make at home. Some of these tips may be super simple and easy to implement, others not so much; and… Read More »Low Waste Foodie Tips | Eating Out and Purchasing Kitchen Appliances

Low Waste Swaps for the Kitchen | Part One

Very few places produce as much waste as our very own kitchens. Food packaging and scraps, sponges, water waste while doing the dishes, and even the way we store our food can all contribute to excessive waste. These are some low waste swaps you can make to reduce your waste and create a more sustainable home! I always advocate for using what you have before making a swap! If you have a pantry full of plastic Ziploc bags and a… Read More »Low Waste Swaps for the Kitchen | Part One

How to Make Perfume Using Fragrance Oils

I adore fragrance, but can’t stand having to pay hundreds of dollars on a few bottles of perfume. To combat the costliness of perfume, I’ve begun making my own using pre-blended fragrance oils. By using these oils and a carrier, you can create beautiful fragrances for a fraction of the cost. I hope this guide helps you to learn how to make perfume using fragrance oils! A quick note: this post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through… Read More »How to Make Perfume Using Fragrance Oils

How to Make Tinctures More Palatable | 5 Tips for Tincture Time

Made using high proof alcohol, tinctures tend to burn a bit and contain strong, concentrated herbal flavours. While many can pinch their nose and take their tincture without complaint, it’s worth knowing how to make tinctures more palatable. Whether you’re trying to get a stubborn child to take a supplement or just can’t stand the horse-like taste of your ashwaghanda tincture, these 5 tips can help make tincture time less unpleasant. I’d like to note that some tinctures, including those… Read More »How to Make Tinctures More Palatable | 5 Tips for Tincture Time

How to Make Potent Herbal Oil Infusions

My very first projects as a new herbalist involved several attempts at oil infusions. I remember I poured olive oil over a jar of dried hibiscus petals and crossed my fingers, hoping that whatever I used it in would be potent and medicinal. I left it for weeks with absolutely no colour change, no scent extraction, and no signs that the oil had extracted anything at all. I felt defeated, but later that month I made a heated oil infusion… Read More »How to Make Potent Herbal Oil Infusions

Beginner Herbalist Study Plan: Month Three

Welcome back to my beginner herbalist study plan! This is month three, and will be the last month where we focus on learning the basics. After this, we will begin exploring individual herbs more deeply and learn how they work individually! This month involves foraging, seed saving, herb storage and preservation, and a deep dive into the digestive system! If you haven’t already completed months one and two, feel free to do so at your own pace! I hope these… Read More »Beginner Herbalist Study Plan: Month Three

How to Make Soap for Sensitized Skin | Cold Process Soap Recipe

Skin can be sensitized by numerous things, ranging from diet or contact with an allergen to autoimmune diseases like eczema. It is an extremely common condition to be in, and many of us have or will experience sensitivity to some degree. It doesn’t have to be a permanent state, but can become chronic if symptom’s and the root cause are left unchecked. This is a soothing soap recipe designed to repair the moisture barrier of compromised skin, help prevent trans… Read More »How to Make Soap for Sensitized Skin | Cold Process Soap Recipe

7 Homemade Foods You Can Start Making Now

Homemade foods have become a luxury, an outdated practice for the rich and those with extra time on their hands; but before agriculture and food was industrialized, what we ate was made from scratch in kitchens, bakeries, and restaurants around the world. At-home and small scale production was commonplace, and everything was done by hand or with simple machines. A baker made bread with flour from a local mill, and farmers canned their vegetables in jars to save for later… Read More »7 Homemade Foods You Can Start Making Now

How to Make the Best Window & Mirror Cleaning Spray

From the beginning of my low-waste, green cleaning journey, I have been interested in replacing my products with simple, homemade alternatives. This recipe is by far the easiest one I have made, and easily competes with Windex and other glass-shining formulations! It’s extremely simple to create. You can also customize its scent using a simple acetum (vinegar infusion). While white vinegar tends to have a strong scent, infusing it helps cut down on its potency, and it generally fades quickly… Read More »How to Make the Best Window & Mirror Cleaning Spray