Gardening · Herbalism · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

My Favorite Herbs For Grow Zone 8b

On our homestead, we are herb-friendly. In a legal state, that sounds like pro-cannabis, but what I mean is we grow many herb plants. Both medicinal and culinary, nearly all herbs are pollinator-friendly as well. Grow zone 8b allows us to grow both annual (yearly) and perennial (comes back yearly) easily. There aren't many varieties… Continue reading My Favorite Herbs For Grow Zone 8b

Gardening · Herbalism · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Building Herbal Gardens

When building a garden, planting herbs is one of the most important things you can do in it. Besides offering immense flavor and medicinal uses, many herbs are pollinator-friendly. If you want a higher production rate of produce in your garden, you must encourage pollinators to visit. Growing herb plants for the flowers is a… Continue reading Building Herbal Gardens

Gardening · Herbalism · Preserving

The Fleeting Season of Medicinal Flowers

The past few weeks every time I was in the gardens - or out on walks in the woods, if I saw flowers popped up, I was picking them. This is a yearly thing for me, in late summer as we approach fall. I played it right, and got a lot picked before the rains… Continue reading The Fleeting Season of Medicinal Flowers

Essential Oils · Herbalism

Forest Diffusion Blend

The smell of a forest in early fall, when summer is gone but the cold of winter has not yet shown up. One to lift the spirit with, to relax with. Forest Diffusion Oils: 8 drops Cedarwood essential oil 5 drops Bergamot essential oil 3 drops Juniper Berry essential oil 1 drop Eucalyptus essential oil… Continue reading Forest Diffusion Blend

Essential Oils · Herbalism · Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Diffuser Blend

September slides in and for us, cooler temps are coming with it. As the windows start getting shut except for in mid day, I feel once again called to run my essential oil diffuser.  To spread the warmth of fall through the house. It's time to pull out our diffuser and plug it in for… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Diffuser Blend