12 Common Herbs and Spices

New to cooking with herb and spices?  This post will help you create delicious dishes using herbs and spices that you probably have in your cupboard. Not only are herbs and spices tasty, but are rich in vitamins and minerals that you and your family need everyday.  Therefore, to reserve the healthy benefits, add most … Continue reading 12 Common Herbs and Spices

Lemon Balm

Botanical Name Family Labiatae Melissa officinalis Common Names Common balm, Sweet Balm, Balm, Sweet Mary, Honey Plant, Cure-all, Dropsy Plant, Melissa Cautions Because of its sedating effect, it should not be taken before operating machinery or by anyone who must remain alert. The herb may also affect the actions of tranquilizers and sedatives. Because of … Continue reading Lemon Balm

Herbal Face Steam

Weekly herbal face steaming is very beneficial to your skin, and it's easy to do at home. Forget the expensive facial treatments, and opt for this herbal face steam instead. With all of the dirt, pollution and toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis, our skin can really take a beating.  The nutrients from … Continue reading Herbal Face Steam

Herb Consultation

Herb consultations for health and wellness are available by herbalist Lisa Ray. If you are looking for ways to empower yourself in your healing journey and overall wellness, an herb consultation may be just the thing to help you on your way. The consultation is designed to offer you a variety of tools and a … Continue reading Herb Consultation

How to Make A Herbal Decoction

Decoctions are preferred for harder herbs like roots, barks, and seeds, it takes longer to release the healing properties.  It’s best, but not necessary, to mash or grind the thick herb before use.  To make a decoction, you just need the following steps: •Use 1 tablespoon dried herb per 1 1/2 cup of cold, filtered … Continue reading How to Make A Herbal Decoction