Known as a favorite among kings and queens, lavender is used for everything from perfume to an insect repellant. Its main therapeutic properties are anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, and deodorant. Lavender’s pain relieving properties make it a great ailment for insect bites and bee stings. You can also mix it with aloe to treat sunburns.
Peppermint is famously used as a tactic to ward off spiders in unwanted spaces. However, it is also useful to fight against headaches, migraines, anti-inflammatory, and more. It can also be used as temporary relief for coughs and colds.
Arguably the most popular of oils, tea tree is the perfect go-to oil for sunburns, acne, cold sores, and more. Its best therapeutic properties are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-infectious.
Turmeric is best known for the flavor it brings out in the kitchen, especially in curry. But it has also has health benefits that aren’t as well known. These Biomeric Capsules are absorbed through your blood stream, to help as an overall body anti-inflammatory. They can also help relieve colds and headaches, and they provide a boost to the immune system.
Lip balm needn't be complex. It can be made with entirely natural ingredients. You can make it on your stove, in your everyday cookware. You can make a better balm than what's at the store in 30 minutes, for a fraction of the cost. You can scent it with your favorite essential oils, and add natural tint.* Our instructions will give you not on the how’s but the whys, so you can customize your lip balm with confidence.
This Mother Earth News Essential Oil Starter Kit is the perfect place to start understanding and knowing how to use essential oils. This kit includes the book Essential Oils for Healing, and a 5ml bottle of Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, and Lavender. Whether you want to create a blend to keep your house clean or a blend to help with pain, you’ll be able to find a favorite in the 400+ recipes found in Essential Oils for Healing.
Have you ever struggled with things you would like to say but can’t, in a job or family situation, perhaps? These pent-up feelings or swallowed emotions can cause a particular kind of stress on the nervous system. It can be difficult to relieve the strain without a little help, which is just what this tea is designed to do. Swallowed Emotion loose-leaf tea includes oat tops, catnip, and rose petals to help prevent the need to blow up or choke on your own frustration+. Enjoy this tea blend for a bit of peace; it isn’t good to keep it all in!
How to Use:
Each container of Mockingbird Meadows’ loose-leaf tea comes with a reusable muslin tea bag, so you don’t need to worry about finding or buying a strainer. To make one cup of tea, add 2 to 3 teaspoons of loose-leaf tea to the muslin strainer, and submerge the tea bag in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes, covered. Remove the tea bag, and enjoy. To make 1 quart of tea, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of loose-leaf tea to the muslin bag and submerge in 1 quart of hot water. Steep, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes. Make your herbs last even longer by re-steeping each bag a few times before composting the spent material and then rinsing your muslin bag.
Once a staple in homes across the world, and found along every highland, highway, and hedgerow, the forgotten elderberry is making a comeback. Its popularity as medicine is surging, its choice as an edible landscaping plant is growing, and its use for wine-making and crafts is being rediscovered.
Spanning history and geography, The Elderberry Book takes you on an adventure, deepening your appreciation of a plant that has played a crucial role across the world for thousands of years. Through this fun, inspirational, and educational resource, discover:
• Elderberry's amazing history
• Cultivating and foraging, from the balcony to the backyard
• Various traditional food and medicine preparations
• Simple wine-making techniques
• Traditional crafts and tools
This is the definitive guide to the many uses of elderberry; no matter where you are, humankind's oldest plant friend can provide you with anything from syrup to wine to dyes, and more.
Mockingbird Meadows formulated Tummy Love Honey Booster to help balance digestion, increase nutrient absorption, help with bowel regularity, and provide a gentle daily detox.+ It features the ancient Ayurvedic formula called “Triphala.”
Tummy Love Honey Booster with triphala is a nod to the centuries of tradition found in Eastern medicine. On its own, triphala can be bitter and hard to swallow, which is why it’s designed to be stirred into honey. Combining the appropriate powdered herbs with honey, which is antimicrobial, creates a healing and delicious treat that makes medicinal herbs more palatable for picky eaters and children. Herb-infused honey can then be drizzled on pancakes or ice cream, stirred into hot tea, or mixed into smoothies.