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What is a Sniffy?

A Sniffy is an aromatic bundle of herbs. Hold a sniffy in your hand and squeeze this herbal treasure to release a wonderful aroma. Sniffies come in many scents. They…

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What is a Tea Bowl?

First thing in the morning I brew a cup of tea and then the fun begins! What should I add to the tea? Maybe a bay leaf and orange slice?…

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Meet Rosemary

During the holiday season many folks buy a rosemary Christmas tree from a local nursery or even the grocery store. I have been one of those people. After the holidays…

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Rosemary for your Bath

Years ago my daughter Lindsay and I took a weekend trip to Cambria, California, a small seaside tourist community. We were both finishing a week of school. She was in…

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A Cup of Rosemary Tea

Rosemary  Tea You will need:   2 small rosemary sprigs and 1 cup boiling water Put rosemary sprigs (2-3 inches) into your mug.  Pour water over the rosemary and steep…

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Rosemary Gingerbread Cookies

Rosemary is a healing herb that is also an amazing culinary herb. It is often used to flavor meat, poultry, and vegetables.  I like to pick a few sprigs of…

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Lavender Essential Oil One of Nature’s Gifts

Lavender was the first herb I planted in my garden. It was love at first smell. When I discovered there were over 40 species and as many as 400 varieties,…

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A Lavender Bath with Epsom Salt

Did you know that lavender is derived from the Latin word, lavare, which means to wash? I enjoyed learning this because I often put several drops of lavender essential oil…

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My Favorite Herb Garden Tea

I often walk my herb garden with a colander. It’s fun to gather sprigs of fresh herbs for my teapot. Sometimes I harvest a bit of thyme and mint to…

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Six more Ways to use Lavender Essential Oil

Recently I met a woman who carries a small bottle of lavender essential oil where ever she goes. She says it is like having your own personal first aid kit…

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