How to Make Herbal Capsules (And Save Money!)

Herbal capsules offer so many advantages over tinctures and teas for daily use. The dosages are consistent, they’re easy to transport, and they’re quick & simple for adults to swallow. Yet the cost can really add up! That’s why I want to teach you how to make herbal capsules yourself. Why Capsules? For most people, …

Backyard Medicine Book Review

Welcome to my Backyard Medicine book review! Do you want to get started wildcrafting? Or are you ready to expand your knowledge to include more plants? This amazing book launched my love of wildcrafting and has a place of honor in my backpack every time I set out to harvest herbs. The Specs Backyard Medicine: …

How to Make a Glycerin Tincture

An herbal glycerite, or glycerin tincture, is a medicinal preparation that uses liquid glycerin to hold the herb’s beneficial compounds. A glycerin tincture is a great alternative to the common alcohol-based tincture for children or anyone who prefers to avoid alcohol. When you learn how to make a glycerin tincture for yourself, you can save …

How to Make an Herbal Tincture

Would you like to learn how to make an herbal tincture? Herbal tinctures offer one of the simplest ways to take herbal medicine. Once a tincture is made, administering it is immediate and takes less than a minute – maybe two minutes if you put the dose in a glass of water. There’s no need …

Where to Buy Quality Herbs

Wildcrafting and shopping for herbs are two of my favorite activities. When using herbs to make medicine, you want to use the highest quality herbs you can find. Old, worn out herbs or ones that haven’t been properly stored will have much less potency than properly-dried and stored herbs. It makes no sense to take …

Homemade Antibiotic Ointment

Cuts, scrapes, and burns. We all get them … some, more often than others. And for us parents, it sometimes seems we’re dealing with some sort of cut or scrape every single day. We wash cuts with soap and warm water and run lots of cold water over a burn. Then what? Do you reach …

How to Make Homemade Herbal Salve

A homemade herbal salve can soothe and speed healing in many skin conditions – first aid for cuts, scrapes, bruises, and burns cooling and relieving rashes moisturizing and restoring dry skin shrinking varicose veins and much more. Any herb can be used as a base for a salve, which means that your homemade herbal salve …