Kitchen Herbalism: Sage

D.I.Y., Herbs & Ingredients

When you think of herbal medicine, do you think of Sage? Garden Sage (Salvia officinalis), the same Sage that’s on your kitchen spice rack, is antibacterial, anticatarrhal, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral. It’s thought of as “cleansing” and has been used throughout history to treat illness and wounds, but is also used as a tonic reputed […]

December 9, 2017

Chamomile in the Springtime Garden

Bathtub Therapy, Herban Gardening, Herbs & Ingredients, Natural Skin Care

German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is one of the first signs of green in my Springtime garden, and a very welcome sight it is! A member of the Daisy Family, Chamomile contains calcium, potassium, vitamin B2, flavonoids, coumarins, and salicylates. The flowers are used for their antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, sedative, and vulnerary properties. The flavor is […]

March 19, 2013

D.I.Y. Herbal Spa Meetup

Bathtub Therapy, D.I.Y.

  BIG THANKS to Jennifer Goodheart at Acadia Herbals, Brittany Wood Nickerson of Thyme Herbal, and everyone at the “D.I.Y. Herbal Spa Meetup” on Sunday! SO much fun to relax and swap tips and recipes with other bathtub goddesses while sipping Jennifer’s delightful Jasmine-Lemongrass tea :) (Join our herbal group at if you’d like to catch the next […]

November 10, 2011

Bathtub Therapy

Bathtub Therapy, D.I.Y.

Stressful day? Try some “Bathtub Therapy” (or, when the going gets tough, the tough get into the tub)! Baths can be so soothing, both for body and mind. When I’m feeling fritzed, there’s nothing better than sinking into a big tub with a cup of tea and good book. I like to soak in herbal […]

October 22, 2011