How to Dry Your Own Spices

How to Dry Your Own Spices

Have you ever gone to the store to buy a particular spice and were shocked at the price? Spices can get expensive – especially if they are organic – and making your own is more economical. It also makes your house smell really good! First, it's a good idea...
Herbal Profile: Milk Thistle

Herbal Profile: Milk Thistle

Milk thistle, or Silybum marianum, is described as an annual, winter annual, and biennial herb that belongs to the Asteraceae family. The main stem of the milk thistle is stout and ridged. The branches spread out, giving the plant an overall size of two to six feet...
Drying, Preserving Flowers, Leaves

Drying, Preserving Flowers, Leaves

I love fresh flowers. But dried flowers make up about 85% of the arrangements in my house. Every holiday is an excuse to make a new dried flower arrangement in a vase or basket, to decorate a coffee table, or act as centerpiece on the dining room table. These...
How to Make an Herbal Salve

How to Make an Herbal Salve

There are a variety of different natural products you can make at home with healing herbs, from lotions to poultices. Another popular product to make is a salve. A salve is essentially cream or oil-based and can be applied to the skin for different healing properties....

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