Monday, June 15, 2015

Essential Herbal July/August 2015 Issue

The newest issue is in the mail (with plenty of extras if you aren't a subscriber yet - click here).  There's so much good stuff here.  As usual, something for everyone, and then some. 
Surf's up.  Dive in!
Check out the Table of Contents below:
Field Notes, Tina Sams
Deciding what to keep and what to let go to make room for life.
About the Cover, Carey Jung
She was drawn to tropical beaches for this issue’s cover.
Herbal Brews to Help Beat the Heat, Catherine Love
What could be more refreshing than these perfect blends?
Floral Waters and Colognes, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh
Make your own wearable scents, starting with these recipes.
“Brainiac/Maniac:” Herbs that Support the Nervous System, Suzan T Scholl
The nervous system is important for our emotional and physical well-being. Learn to support it naturally.
Mints, Mints & More Mints, Sandy Michelsen
Easy to grow and use, there’s a reason that mints are in almost every herb garden.
Creating a Nature Table, Betsy May
Do you come home with pockets full of seeds, rocks, and feathers? This is for you.
Roll Me Over, In the Clover, Cathy Calf Child Strong Hearted Woman
Need a reason to gather the red clover growing outside? Cathy gives us about 100 good ones.
Kids Corner! Loving That Lavender, Kristine Brown
All about lavender and her lessons. Instructions for an eye pillow, too!
Skullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia), Jackie Johnson
How and why to use this beautiful, relaxing herb.
Corn Mother Silk Soap, Marci Tsohonis
Lush, silky bubbles from the oft overlooked corn silk.
What’s in a Name? Sue Kusch
Do you know your officinale from your vulgaris? You should.
My Love Affair with Lavender, Gale LaScala
Some fascinating history regarding lavender.
What Drew Me to Herbs? List
We asked the Yahoo! group how they first became interested in herbs.
Herbal Kitchen Braid, Rita Richardson
Keep culinary herbs handy with this attractive craft, and maybe make an extra or two for gifts.

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