Mother Nature’s Paint Pallet

Make your own beautiful pastel egg dyes using everyday foods and spices, a fun Easter project for kids and adults alike! Dyes can be blended to create a wide variety of colors and can also be used as a natural dye for other crafty projects Directions: 1. Hard boil eggs in water with a little white vinegar added to remove residue for egg …

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Holiday Pomander Balls

Originally small filigree balls of gold, silver, or ivory filled with fragrant spices and an ambergris fixative, pomanders (from the French pomme d’ambre, or apple of ambergris) were used as early as the Middle Ages, when they were worn to ward off unpleasant odors. Later their spicy, cheerful fragrance became traditionally associated with the winter …

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The Child in my Garden

It has been said that for every illness on the earth, nature provides a cure. The difficulty often lies in recognizing what will help us when we see it. Some of the most potent and helpful resources in nature are the most humble and easily overlooked. It is important to remember that nature, left to …

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Medicinal Preperation for Common Herbs:

Anyone who has done some reading on herbal medicine will have noticed that the treatments are prepared in a variety of ways.  For example, teas are most often than not prepared as an infusion, barks and stems as a decoction,for  bruises and aches generally a compress is used, wounds generally take a poultice etc.  But what …

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Tea Time…

Many people think tea is basically a clump of boiled leaves that taste pretty good with toast and jam. Technically they would be correct… But aside from simply being a clump of leaves that happen to taste good with toast and jam, the lowly cup of tea can also prove to be extraordinarily helpful to us. This …

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A Simple Herbal

Here is a small compilation  from my note book of some common herbs and their uses as remedies*…Once again I remind you that herbs are medicine and should be treated with the same respect that one gives to prescription drugs.  Yes I know, nag, nag,  nag…  but its only because I have seen people make …

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