Usnea (Lichen) Old Man’s Beard

Usnea (Lichen) Old Man’s Beard

Usnea is sometimes called ‘old man’s beard’, tree moss, or beard moss, and lives in trees throughout the world. Old Man’s Beard grows in hardwood forests and is considered by many an indicator of clean air. During the winter months after high wind events lichen...
Anise Hyssop Digestif, an herbal ally (recipe included)

Anise Hyssop Digestif, an herbal ally (recipe included)

Anise Hyssop, Herbal Digestif | Empower yourself with knowledge to support your health and well-being.   Please note: if you have an ongoing digestive issue that doesn’t resolve in a day or two, please see your trusted medical provider. Herbal remedies are great...
Pine Resin – a very versatile substance

Pine Resin – a very versatile substance

I noticed a red gooey substance at the base of one of my pine trees. A Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), also known as a western yellow pine. I saw it but didn’t take the time to look closely until a few weeks later. Ever do that? See something, but you’re too ‘busy’...
Living on a Pine Tree

Living on a Pine Tree

Pine Trees I live in a Yellow Pine Forest that is made up of Jeffrey and Ponderosa Pines primarily, but there are other Pines here, too. Coulters & Sugar Pines also live in these hills. Not too far down the road are Pinyons. At higher elevations there are Limber...
What is a Tincture and How to Make Your Own

What is a Tincture and How to Make Your Own

What is a Tincture? DIY – Homemade is always better… cuz it’s infused with LOVE!!  ? Tinctures are an herbal remedy made with drinking alcohol. When herbs are added to the alcohol and placed in an airtight container overtime the alcohol breaks down the cell membranes...
Digestif (herbal remedy & an elixir)

Digestif (herbal remedy & an elixir)

What is a digestif? This herbal infused beverage is used as an after-meal drink to aid digestion. There are different types of digestifs, but let’s talk about the herbal elixir that you can handcraft at home. Have you ever felt the negative effects of a heavy meal?...
Profound Healing Effects of an Herbal Bath

Profound Healing Effects of an Herbal Bath

Ahhh… a warm relaxing bath before bedtime is just what the body needs to promote restful deep sleep. Water, one of the five elements of nature, benefits emotional and physical well-being. Profound Healing Effects of an Herbal Bath Therapeutic benefits from bathing are...
A Journey into Making Skincare Products

A Journey into Making Skincare Products

I was surprised to learn the cosmetic industry is not heavily regulated. And so, I asked myself, “Does this mean we can’t trust what’s on the labels of skin care products?” The short answer is NO. So, we have to do our research before using skin care products, because...

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