Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle 2018 (Our Book Is In It!)

Why should you want to check out the new Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle 2018 released today?

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When I began first began learning about natural remedies and using them for our family, and in our business, I spent so much time researching. I often had to experiment, and I made a lot of mistakes along the way (and tossed a lot in the garbage or compost bin!). I was fortunate I found mentors, and a great school to take more classes through. It was hard work. And that’s why I want to make it easier for you.

What if I told you someone had already put together a complete package to get you up to speed on using herbs and essential oils safely and effectively, or even help you dig deeper into the research and learn more advanced techniques once you’ve got the basics down?

And… that package was already carefully vetted for you (saving you time) – at a price that’s way too low to miss (saving you money)?

Well, look no further, because it’s here!

Introducing the Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle!

For six days only, everything you need (and then some) is in one fabulous package, for the most affordable price ever. (Seriously, just wait until I tell you the price.)

This year’s edition of the Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle includes 28 ebooks and printables, 4 full eCourses, and 2 membership sites!

And, it includes a digital copy of my fab book, Natural Body Care: Recipes That Soothe The Skin!

These top-quality resources cover everything you need to give you the skills and confidence to use natural remedies in your home.

You’ll get a complete library to help you:

    • Rebuild your medicine cabinet with natural remedies
    • Create beauty and skincare products without harmful ingredients
    • Treat your digestive complaints, pain, colds, and flus with everything in your medicine cabinet
    • Know which herbs are safe for pregnancy, babies and children
    • Confidently prepare herbal extracts, salves, and balms
    • Liven up your meals and get major health benefits by using the right herbs and so much more!

Plus, it comes with over $60 worth of bonus offers from companies you’ll love (like essential oil diffuser earrings, natural skincare, and herbal tinctures!).

You sort of need to see it to believe it, but the package includes 34 digital products and it’s worth over $560 (but you’ll get it for 95% off)!

Besides being so incredibly helpful, one of the things I like best about the bundle is the price. By offering it for a short time only, the team at Ultimate Bundles is able to give you access to ALL of this… for just $29.97.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit the bundle website, take a quick look at all the goodness that comes in this package, then click the “Get my copy now!” button to go through their simple and secure 3-step checkout process.
  2. You’ll receive an email with a login to the online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks, signing up for your eCourses, and redeeming your free bonus offers.
  3. Use their Getting Started Guide to pick the topic you want to tackle first and start using natural remedies!

The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is available at this price for just six days! After Monday night, June 4th, the price goes up.

I’d hate for you to miss out, so click here to learn more or buy the bundle: https://us154.isrefer.com/go/heosb2018/a8920/

It’s even backed by a 100% happiness guarantee, so you can make sure it’s right for you.

You want to protect your health. You shouldn’t have to feel overwhelmed because it costs too much or it’s too hard to find trustworthy resources that make using natural remedies easy.

Learn more or get your bundle here: https://us154.isrefer.com/go/heosb2018/a8920/

(Psst… the bundle price will go up at 11:59pm Eastern on Monday, June 4th, so don’t wait!)

Botany & Wildcrafting Course Review

Have you ever wanted to get into Wildcrafting, but didn’t know where to start? Herbal Academy has just released a new course, that for me is simply amazing. With our new property that the farm & homestead is on, I am out nearly daily trying to ID plants.

As Spring has finally settled in, every afternoon I notice flowers opening, trees blossoming, and new plants shooting up. There is no better time to get into the woods and poke around for the many wild edibles and herbs flourishing in your area than right now. The class was released today, and I am currently immersed in it, downloading the textbook PDF’s, printing them and studying.

I was given a chance to review this new course in exchange for my thoughts on it – and like all of the courses I have taken through Herbal Academy, I am always pleased with the quality of the content and the presentation. You can take the course at a slow or fast pace, and it comes with a full color printable textbook in PDF, for later use (I print all mine off and put them by class into 3 ring binders). One of the biggest parts is they cover the ethics of wildcrafting/picking and stress the importance of being careful with endangered plants.

While foraging and wildcrafting are hot topics now a days, the idea of trekking into the woods to forage for your own food and herbs may have you feeling intimidated. Or you may even be a little scared, which is to be expected if you don’t know what you are doing, especially when trying your hand at it for the first time. Even for myself, as both a hiker and a farmer, there is so much I don’t know! I was excited when the class was announced, as a goal of mine for our hiking trips has been being better at plant ID. Sure, I can identify most wildflowers, but greens? Not so much. And knowing plants that are also medicinal? Even better.

The Herbal Academy has just released Botany & Wildcrafting Course, a well-layed out course that will guide you through the art of wildcrafting, teach you the science of plant identification, and answer your many getting started questions, all while build your confidence along the way. Curated by an expert team of herbalists and botanists, this program explores plants as living beings, their fascinating ecological relationships, and the ways that our own ecosystem can shape your relationship with plants.

By the end of this class, you will have the information to safely wild harvest and use at least 25 common wild plants, and have the tools and know-how to independently wildcraft the plants in your region. You will be able to:

  • Name all the parts of a plant, including the parts that make up flowers, leaves, fruits, and stems.
  • Identify new plants anywhere in the world using a dichotomous key.
  • Understand how to decipher plant part differences such as leaves, flowers, and fruits of separate plant species.
  • Decode patterns in nature and gain insight into plant relationships and herbal and edible use by understanding these patterns.
  • Sense of the vast number of relationships that exist between plants and other organisms that are required for pollination, seed dispersal, and survival.
  • Understand how and when to use a plant’s binomial name and discover why a plant might have more than one name.
  • Dry plants in a way that maintains their vitality, aroma, color, and flavor.
  • Create your very own herbarium of pressed plant specimens.
  • Get to know plants on a deeper level through keying, drawing, coloring, and identification.

Like most Herbal Academy courses, you have the option to upgrade with a Botanical Illustrations Workbook, including 25 botanically accurate illustrations from the class ready for your coloring skills, summary monographs from class to complete your learning experience, and blank pages for additional sketches and note-taking. You don’t have to get it, but I can tell you from other classes, it is worth the small extra cost. 

The Botany & Wildcrafting Course is now enrolling students with a great introductory price through May 7th, and class begins May 7th! Through the 7th, the class is $50 off.

FTC Disclaimer: We received the course to review, those thoughts are ours. 

Making A Compost Bin From Wood Pallets

When we lived in our previous town, finding wood pallets was very hard. There was such a high demand for them – so many people doing Pinterest projects, and a lack of stores giving them away. The few stores with wooden pallets often charged for them. So, when I was thinking of ideas for making an easy DIY compost bin setup, wood pallets were not high on my list. I figured they wouldn’t be easy to acquire.I asked around on a local Facebook group to at least see, and well, apparently in a more rural and agricultural area, wood pallets are easy to come by.

So after a quick drive into town, and the loading up of the truck, and grabbing a few affordable supplies, I got to work. My first idea of where to put the compost bin setup was closer to the house, but too close to the septic portals. Kirk pointed it out that if we needed anything done, it would be a huge issue. While looking around the open areas of the property, it occurred that near the beehives would be good. It is sunny nearly all day, has good ventilation, and is otherwise not a useable area – it has a slope right below. But perfect for compost. Even when the new bees are added, it will work fine.

We had a compost tumbler we had used for the past 5-6 years, but we left it behind when we sold the house. While it worked, the outer casing always held water, making it hard to tumble. I never felt that it did a good job. When I was growing up we often had piles out back, that my brother and I were required to turn periodically with a pitchfork.

The boys’ school has a farm that they work at weekly – this past week they did an Earth Day celebration, and composting was discussed and worked on. Walker was brow beating me for us not having a current bin. And he was right. With us having moved, I hadn’t had the time to get one going. So I made the time to get it done. It took us about an hour of working, which wasn’t long at all.

The area with the pile of old leaves was the considered area.

Alistaire helped me rake back all the leaves from last Fall. Underneath the ground was bare, and very rich, from the decomposing leaves.

I wanted to make a 2 section compost bin, so I needed 5 wood pallets (always look for the HT stamp on the pallets, for “heat treated”). I picked up a bag of 11.8″ white zip ties. You will need to put together 2 to 3 zip ties to circle each section (it’s considerably cheaper to use 11″ ones than to buy 24″ or bigger ones). For each side I did one on top, and one on the bottom. For a small place you could stop at 3 pallets.

I started the next section and finished it. Was it a bit not-so-level? I worked on that a bit, and made it fit tighter.

Due to the open manner of the pallets, I chose to wrap the lower half with chicken wire. You can find 2 to 3 foot high in both plastic or metal. Plastic can be easier to wrap, with less issues of ripping into your hands. Really though, it comes down to price. Buy what is cheapest. I trimmed all of the zip ties, then used a staple gun to attach the chicken wire.

The wire will help prevent the lower parts of the compost from spilling out.

I put the boys to work, raking the leaves back in. The goal is the right side will be the first bin, using the leaves on the left as needed. It cost me about $20 in supplies, however I used about $10 worth of them to make it.

Patchouli Rose Massage Oil

Patchouli is an essential oil that you either love or hate. It’s the rare person that can wear it solo on the body, and not smell like they lived on Shakedown Street at a Dead show. However, if diluted and paired with a sweeter scent, it makes a heady scented massage oil. This recipe is taken from our book Natural Body Care: Recipes That Soothe The Skin.

Patchouli Rose Massage Oil



Add oils to the bottle, cap tightly, and shake gently before using. Use in small amounts for massages.


Rose essential oil is often sold as an “absolute” oil, meaning it has been diluted with a carrier oil, such as Jojoba oil. This can be a harder oil to source. If you can use the carrier oil, yes, you can use an absolute blend. However, if you have money to burn Mountain Rose Herbs makes a gorgeous collection of pure rose oils.

Crispy and Airy Gluten Free Waffles

This recipe came out of a need to replace the expensive gluten-free waffles our youngest eats. With Alistaire’s food allergies it is very hard to find convenience items he can eat safely. Frozen waffles are easy to slide into the shopping cart, but run $3 to 4 (or more) per box, for 6 to 8 waffles. There was only one brand he could eat (Safeway’s private label) that had no soy added, or other allergens. The key of course is forcing myself to do batch cooking and do a very large run, and freeze them. It isn’t hard to do, but is more a “takes getting off the couch to do it” mentality.

The entire family loves these waffles. You would have no idea they were gluten-free, unless you were told. They have crispy shell, which plays with both sweet and savory presentations.

Crispy and Airy Gluten Free Waffles


  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • ½ cup tapioca starch
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups buttermilk, room temperature
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


Preheat waffle maker. We set ours at medium color.

In a large mixing bowl whisk together the dry ingredients.

Beat the eggs till smooth, whisk in the remaining wet ingredients.

Add to the dry, beat until mixed.

Depending on your waffle maker, drop batter on top, bake as instructed (steam will stop when done). Outs took about 3 minutes each.

Take out and let rest on a wire cooling rack, and repeat till done.

To freeze, once cooled, separate waffles and freeze in tightly sealed bags.

To reheat, put in toaster.


We have a Hamilton Beach Belgian style waffle maker. Found I used about ¾ cup batter per waffle.

I find the younger boys eat half of one, to a whole one, depending on appetite.

How many waffles you will get depends on your machine and if it is a Belgian style or square.