Use it Up, Wear it Out, Make it Do, or Do without: A Self Imposed No-Buy
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Use it Up, Wear it Out, Make it Do, or Do without: A Self Imposed No-Buy

by Angela It’s that time of year again…the weather is turning warmer, five minutes outdoors and I smell like grass and sunshine, the lilacs are in full bloom, and I’m back to feeling like a hippie. I don’t exactly know what it is about spring that makes me feel like brewing kombucha tea, sprouting seeds, … Continue reading

Wise Woman Wednesday #4: How to Make an Herbal Decoction (and Bonus Sugar Scrub Recipe)
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Wise Woman Wednesday #4: How to Make an Herbal Decoction (and Bonus Sugar Scrub Recipe)

by Angela Infusions and decoctions are the basics of herbal remedies. Two weeks ago I shared how to make a simple herbal infusion. An infusion is usually used for leaves and flowers, while decoctions are used for roots, stems, and bark. To make a decoction, place your herbs in a pot and cover with water. … Continue reading

Wise Woman Wednesday # 3: How to Make an Herbal Infusion
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Wise Woman Wednesday # 3: How to Make an Herbal Infusion

by Angela An infusion is basically a strong cup of tea. An infusion is used when working with delicate parts of plants – flowers, leaves, seeds, and roots with volatile oils. For barks, stems, nuts, and most roots, you’d make a decoction (more on that next week).  An herbal infusion is typically done with water, … Continue reading