We are so lucky to have Herbalist, Author and Teacher, Kami McBride, back to guest write our monthly herbal recipe. Here she shares about the tradition of making Fire Cider and her own, unique twist that harnesses the immune-supporting benefits of Elderberry.
We adapted the deliciously famous Scottish cocktail into a healthier, herbal version that warms you from the inside out. Full of herbs and spices, your body will love this supportive, seasonal beverage.*
Making herbal gummies is a fun project and a great way to teach kids some basic herbalism techniques such as tea making. The entire project can be completed in less than an hour and your end creation will be full of nutrients and without additives that can oftentimes be found packed in to children’s products.
We love being able to collaborate with herbalist, holistic chef and author, Sarah Kate Benjamin to bring you a seasonal, functional herbal recipe starring Lemon Balm. Not only will you come away with a delicious, multi-use dressing, you will also learn more about the properties and benefits of this medicinal plant.*
Rosemary is an abundant and prolific grower, making it an accessible herb to gather for use in this dual-purpose recipe. The finished product leaves you with a tasty, herbal oil for culinary use and also a new self-care tool!
Our friend Kami McBride shows us how to make a warming, herbal honey recipe brimming with earthy spices makes this is a cold-season staple. You can whip this up ahead of time for a convenient midday pick-me-up that will leave you feeling nourished and alert. Plus, it will keep for up to a year!
This refreshing tea blend offers a simple way to stay cool from the inside out, targeting both digestion and mood. With only four ingredients, this easy-to-make recipe balances the hot yang side of the season and keeps your digestive fire from becoming sluggish during the slow, summer months.
Nettles are beginning to spring up in the Northwest. Whether you gather them fresh or use the dried variety, they are a perfect companion to your lighter diet or possibly a spring cleanse. This recipe is a vinegar extract of Nettles and Calendula. Vinegar is an effective way to extract and preserve many of the nutrients in Nettles, especially the minerals.
Using herbal massage oil is a great way to wind down before sleeping or prior to meditation, especially if you are new to meditation and find it challenging to turn off the brain after a long day. Ashwagandha oil (in a sesame oil base) is the ultimate warm herbal hug and if practiced consistently, the effects are cumulative and powerful.