Herbal Oils

INFUSED OILS Having a good stock of infused (or ‘macerated’) herbal oils is more or less essential. Often they can be used on their own, perhaps with an essential oil or two added. Infused oils can be made from dried herbs, but always try to take the opportunity to use fresh herbs – cheaper and […]


Ointments contain no aqueous constituents whatsoever, hence require no emulsifying agents or preservatives. Oily constituents can sometimes be mixed together cold if they’re all sufficiently soft to work together with a pallet knife on a glass plate, marble slab (or just your worktop if it’s clean enough), but more commonly gentle heat will be required […]

On Brewing a Great Cuppa Herbal Tea

Herbal tea is typically brewed as an infusion, decoction or as an infusion decoction. Here are a few tips on how to brew a great cup of tea. 5 Tips on Brewing Herbal Tea *Ideally, use spring, distilled or filtered water – your tap water is treated with various...

Home Remedies from the Gardens of Time

Chamomile and Lavender, Gingko and Ginseng, Cayenne and Garlic, Echinacea and Mint – these are just a few of the medicinal herbs that humankind has valued for ages on end. Since the dawn of man, Mother Nature’s pharmacy has filled countless prescriptions to treat all...
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