Herbs That Heal

April 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Calendula Tincture for the Relief of Hemmorroids… 1 – 16 ounce bottle of witch hazel 2 – tablespoons of dried calendula flowers In a glass jar or ceramic bowl, add the witch hazel and calendula flowers. Cover the jar or bowl and let the mixture stand for eight hours at room temperature. Using a tea [ ...click to read more ]

Herbal Teas

March 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Orange Mint Tea 1 cup of dried mint leaves 8 teaspoons of China Tea, or you may use Oolong, white, or green tea leaves 6 whole cloves 4 tablespoons of Calendula petals 2 tablespoons of dried orange peel Gently mix all the ingredients in a tea tin or plastic container with a lid, and allow the blend to mellow for 24 [ ...click to read more ]

Grow Yourself a Nice Cup of Tea

March 13, 2012 // 1 Comment

Herbal teas have never been more popular than they are now. Make room this spring in the garden for these herbs. Apple mint. Known for its fruity aroma and flavor. Chop fresh leaves to flavor hot or cold drinks. Prefers rich, moist soil and does well in full sun or part shade. Space plants 12 to 15 inches apart. [ ...click to read more ]

Make Your Own NonToxic Cleaners

February 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

The calender says February, it feels more like April. I have the kitchen and bathroom windows open, enjoying the warm breeze. It’s a good day to tackle the kitchen. The counters and appliances had a real workout during the holidays. I’ll do a little early spring cleaning this morning and have it out of the [ ...click to read more ]

Best Friend For The Skin

January 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

It’s warm here in Mystic Moors. So warm in fact, I had to repot the three little aloe vera plants growing in my kitchen. They like the window over the kitchen sink. It receives full sun from 12 noon until 4:pm. They have grown so much since I brought them inside in late September, I had to move them to a larger [ ...click to read more ]

The Legend of the Four Thieves Vinegar

January 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

  There are many stories concerning Four Thieves Vinegar and its amazing ability to repel disease carrying insects. One version of this story takes place in France during the early 1600’s. As the plague raged thru Europe, the town of Toulouse was beset with robbers. Four famous or should I say infamous [ ...click to read more ]