The Disease of Busyness and the Detox Bath

It has been over ten years since I was this sick.  I am an herbalist.  I make the most effective medicine I know of.  I eat well and try to exercise.  I don’t get sick!  My body means business this time.  It wants me to sit down and listen, and hasn’t really given me much choice…

Make Your Own Cough Syrup and Chest Rub

Folks are hustling and bustling through our shop doors each day, the sniffles, the Strep, the cough, the infection, the crud.  My medicines are absolutely the best on the market, and I stand by that.  You can always order online at WhiteWolfHerbs.com so that you have plenty of stock in your medicine cupboard and be…

How To Make Homemade Soap

Alright, let’s make soap!  It is easy, you can make it however you like, and you will never buy another bar of drying, chemical laden soap again! First, gather your ingredients.  You can buy these items online at places like Brambleberry or Essential Depot but I like to support local business so I head down…

Homemade Toothpaste (and the problem with fluoride)

When I was on a witch hunt for poisonous chemical products in the house when the kids were younger, I was surprised to find toothpaste on the list.  Artificial sweeteners are undoubtedly toxic for us, there were some other pretty sketchy ingredients listed, but the surprising toxin?  Fluoride. But, fluoride is a natural occurring mineral  in the soil, right?  That…

The Last Laugh (and bug spray)

Today I was going to write about how I beat the flea beetles.  The itty bitty cruciferous eating machines.  Creating lace wherever they go; eventually decimating delicious crops, and then without even a thank you or a how do you do, they fly off to their next unsuspecting victim.  I tried the diatomaceous earth and…

The Clean Green Homestead

Spring cleaning time!  Did you know that conventional cleaners are very toxic?  They can cause issues like asthma and even cancer.  They do seep through the skin and are inhaled.  They are also very expensive!  Not only that, but they are very hard on the environment as they never really go away, just go sit…

Soapy Girls and Their Lyes

  Nancy and I have always wanted to learn to make soap.  I have looked at soap making ingredients and have talked with soap makers and after hearing every warning under the sun about blindness, explosions, and eating through skin, I thought in my innate clumsiness that perhaps working with lye was not for me! …

Of Sea Salt, the Art of Bathing, and Writer’s Block

One of the great pleasures in life is the bath.  It is often overlooked for its relaxing abilities.  It is basically a gift to ourself!  I, personally, have a great deal of trouble relaxing.  I feel like I have to go-go-go all the time.  I have lists of lists to do and I must fill…