Making Bath Salts with Herbs and Essential Oils

Making bath salts is a fun and easy craft, and makes a great gift for any time of year.  This project starts with Epsom salts and essential oils. Then you add layers of dried herbs for added beauty and health benefits. Best of all, it looks so pretty in the jar. Making Bath Salts with… [Read More]

10 Amazing Appetizer Recipes

Here are 10 appetizer recipes that you can make for your own party, or to bring to the next gathering. All are pretty easy to make and contain a variety of easy to find ingredients.   Don’t forget the Free Caldrea Kit offer is still available while supplies last. (ends July 24th @ 6pm)Affiliate links…. [Read More]

5 Multi-talented and Useful Herbs to Grow

Today I’m sharing 5 multi-talented, useful herbs, that are a must for any garden. If you are new to gardening, one of the best types of plants to grow are herbs. This top five is not only pretty to look at, they are all perennials, which means they will come back year after year. You… [Read More]

Missing Bee Mystery – The Buzz on Vanishing Bees

Have you heard about the missing bees? It seems that honeybees in the United States and Europe have been dying at an alarming rate. A condition called “colony collapse disorder,” or CCD has left beekeepers in a lurch. Why are Bees Vanishing? What’s Going On? It appears that pesticides, disease and weather are to blame according to… [Read More]

Easy DIY Spice Wreath

Here’s another throw back from my herbal gift shop days. We used to make a lot of wreaths with dried flowers and herbs. Sometimes we would used herbs and spices to hang and display in the kitchen. This DIY spice wreath is pretty easy to make and you can have a lot of fun creating it…. [Read More]

DIY Fragrant Firestarters

Do you remember how you learned to make a fire as a child? I remember in girl scouts how to gather wood and build a really nice campfire. One of the keys was to start with kindling and build upon it, with larger sticks, followed by nice sized logs. Sometimes we would make special little… [Read More]

7 Ways to Use Herbs from the Garden

If you’ve started growing herbs this year, or if you’ve been growing them for a while, you may be looking for some good uses for these very versatile plants.  After all according to Merriam-Webster, an herb is a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities. That bring us a whole… [Read More]