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How To Make an Infused Oil

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How To Make an Infused Oil

Infused oils are a pivotal part of any home apothecary. They can be used on their own or turned into salves, balms, creams, butters and more.There are a few different ways to make an infused oil but the method I prefer I call the #slowherbalism method. I learned this method from April Graham of @she_is_of_the_woods on Instagram and I honestly can tell a major difference in the quality of the end product. Since this is what is use 99% of the time, this is the method I teach.   The most important thing I need you to remember when infusing...

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Digging Deep

Digging Deep

Making root medicine can be a labor of love. It can be hard work, especially when you are digging roots that are large such as yellow dock, or poke. Once you unearth that vessel of potent medicine, your efforts have been rewarded.  But, back up, when is the best time to harvest? And how do we harvest? When to Harvest Technically, medicinal roots can be harvested any time of year. However, there is one particular time that I personally harvest my medicinal roots, late fall. The reasoning behind a late fall harvest is because it is believed that once the...

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Your Knowledge is Valid

Your Knowledge is Valid

We have been trained that in order for the knowledge that you have to be worth anything you have to go to school, you have to pay thousands of dollars and get a piece of paper saying you accomplished these things. And while for some that may be what they need, or something that motivates them, I feel it adds so much stress to my life.  It wasn't too long ago, about a half an hour to be exact, since the last time I doubted my abilities as an herbalist. See the thing is, I haven't completed formal training as...

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