This amazing aromatic essential oil is a great multi-tasker and perfect for fall and winter health. Use it for many things....See how perfect this oil is for boosting your immune system and preparing you for fall changes
But, one of my very favorite, simple things to do with peaches to to make one of my childhood favorites - Peaches, honey and peanut butter toast.
This very creamy southwest dressing can be made vegan or not - just change out the cashews for mayo if you don't have any dairy or egg concerns and this recipe will whip up fast!
Nutrition, Herbs & Essential Oils for Back To School Stress
- Valerian Root
- Lemon Balm
- Passion Flower
- Sweet Orange
- Clary Sage
Instant Herbal Ice Tea is so simple to make and will help to get those creative ideas flowing. The combination of flavors is endless and there is nothing more simple than boiling water.
Spending a couple of hours in the middle of a rose bramble in the woods with dappled sunlight, the sounds of birds singing, little creatures moving about, the feel of the velvet petals between my fingers and the light scent of wild roses, is a great way to spend a morning.
A summer bath can be very relaxing, soothing and calming and it has some wonderful health benefits as well. There is a reason we run the warm (or cool) water and reach for our bath salts...its good for our health!
Fresh Stinging Nettles are one of the many gifts of spring and early summer (for us here in Colorado). It's fresh, green color ushers in the season of "Spring Greens" which we love to eat in abundance to help clear out our winter digestive tract and get things refreshed and moving.
Did you know nettles has 29x more calcium and 9x more iron than spinach?
You can also purposely sting yourself on painful arthritic areas, a process called urtication which help bring relief from pain - read more!
Here are ways to eat this incredible powerhouse:
- soup stock
- Hot tea
Elderflowers are the magic fairy flowers of summer. They bloom in soft, white, pillowy drifts in late spring & early summer. Their light, sweet perfume fills the air and lets you know summer is here. There are many different foods and drinks that are made with this beautiful flower like elderflower
Nothing says it's spring like the sunny, little yellow faces of dandelions springing up! These sweet flowers are so important as they are the first source of food for our precious bees and other pollinators. For some, dandelions signify a battle in the yard that is about to ensue- but wait! Don't
Lilacs usher in spring with their soft purple colors and delicate, but fleeting, fragrance. They remind us that a new season has started, full of promise and ethereal fragrance. I get so excited this time of year awaiting the tight buds to spring open! Living at 8100 feet means its a long wait for those amazing flowers and I am ready to soak them up in every way!
Allergy symptoms are so disruptive to our lives that it is difficult to think about anything else when they hit. It brings a lot of stress just thinking about springtime and dealing with the physical issues that allergies bring with the change in seasons.
I have good news! There are things that you can do to ease and in many cases eliminate this issue and it doesn't require yet another medication that makes you lethargic or feeling out of it. There are some simple, natural remedies that actually work and work well!