Make Your Own: Kombucha

  If you have ever tried Kombucha your first response may have been, “What the heck was that!” This sour, but sweet bubbly concoction that is good for you often sends a look of confusion to people’s faces with the first sip.  Kombucha is a fermented bubbly beverage that has …

Oil Blend of the Month: Immune Boosting

Keep Yourself Well Our Immune Boosting Oil Blend is inspired by Thieves Oil, a blend traditionally used by Gypsies to avoid the plague. A potent combination of essential oils provides immune support through their antimicrobial and protective qualities. This age old remedy can be used topically, or added to a …

Giving Back with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

  Tis the season to be Jolly! At The Herb Shoppe we are grateful for you! It is truly a blessing to get to do this work and provide a healing service to the community. Our goal at THS has always been to create a safe space and to honor …

Make Your Own: Digestive Bitters

  There are many herbs that are considered bitter in nature that makes being creative with your recipe accessible. Most digestive herbs are considered to be a cooling herb and to balance an herbal digestive recipe adding herbs that are warming like cinnamon, clove, cardamom and ginger provide a good …

Digestive Health with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

  In the craft cocktail world, cocktail bitters are all the rage.  What most folks don’t realize is that bitters are also excellent for a healthy digestive track. Bitters are one of the 5 basic tastes. In our current culture bitters, as a taste profile on our pallet, have almost …

Make your Own: Fire Cider

  If you’ve ever had Fire Cider, then you will not forget it! This warming and tasty blend is a great addition to all kitchens and medicine cabinets. I love adding it as a salad dressing, topping off soups and using it as a marinade. The age-old question is, is …

Elixir of the Month: Fire Elixir

Add a little fire to your day! A folk tonic for the body, this infused apple cider vinegar is a potent immune booster, gut healer and spirit lifter. Fire Elixir is great by the shot or as an addition to soup, salad and more. Ingredients: Garlic, Horseradish, Jalapeno, Rosemary, Onion, …

Creating Ceremony with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

  What does it mean to have a ceremony? There are many definitions of what a ceremony can be. We see it within religious practices, wedding’s, and in ritual traditions. The word ceremony is used fluidly across cultures. In essence, any time we take part in a sacred act with …

Make your Own: Sugar Scrub

  Everyone loves when their skin feels smooth and radiant. Exfoliating the skin is a healthy and simple way to recharge and nourish after a summer full of great outdoor adventures. Many natural ingredients can be used to scrub, hydrate and nourish your skin. Get crafty with these skin loving …

Skin and Liver Health with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

  Using herbs to cleanse your liver and blood has been used traditionally all over the world for many eons. And once you cleanse your liver you begin to cleanse your skin! Our skin is our largest organ of the body and the liver is the body’s filtration system. The …

Make Your Own: Immune Boosting Candies for Kids

Another delicious way to boost your immune system is with natural and tasty herbal candies. You can swap out the herbs to make any herbal candy. This is a great project to do in advance and have on hand for when you or your little ones are feeling under the …

Syrup of the Month: Elderberry Blast

  Give your immune system a delicious boost! Make yourself a batch of Elderberry Blast Syrup. A delicious combination of flavor and vitamin C. Give your body a little extra boost to stay well this season. Creating syrups are fun and delicious, make a batch for yourself and all your …

Children’s Immune Health with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

  As the summer begins to wind down, thoughts of “back to school” are quickly approaching parent’s minds. Time to enroll in class, pick up school supplies and start preparing your children for the coming year. Keeping your child well throughout the year is always challenging!  Everyday your child is …

Herbal Blend Recipe: Herbal Energy Balls

  Incorporating herbs into your food is always a fun surprise. It’s a great way to take your herbs to a new level. One of my favorite ways of doing this is with other healthy and delicious ingredients like chocolate, tahini and almond butter. I encourage you can be as …

Motivation Flower Essence of the Month

Break Through.   Motivation Flower Essence, an energetic remedy, was created to help you push through barriers. This formula will help you to become clear about your path, and release fears that prevent you from moving forward.   Directions: Take energetic drops. 3 drops up to 3 times a day. Ingredients: Flower …

Pet Care with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

  This time of year the streets feel like they are full of puppies!! I call it puppy-itious. It’s the time of year that I dream of having my own four-legged furry friend again. Instead I get to love and squeeze all the puppies and kitties that belong to my …

Tea Blend of the Month: Hibiscus Delight

Summer in a Cup   Hibiscus Delight is a blend for hot summer days and nights. Relish in the cooling sweetness of this uplifting Hibiscus and Citrus blend. These herbs are packed with vitamin C and will boost your overall wellbeing. Delicious brewed hot or cold, enjoy Hibiscus Delight all …

Herbal Blend Recipe: Make Your Own Natural Whipped Shaving Cream

  Want to spoil your father, brother or partner this Father’s Day? Make them a batch of this soothing and recharging whipped shaving cream. Nothing feels better then a clean shave! Knowing that you’re using all natural and organic ingredients is just one more way to keep harmful ingredients out …

Tincture of the Month: Body Rebuilder

  “If you think you can, then you can!” We created Body Rebuilder Tincture to replenish your body after extreme endurance sports. This tasty blend is formulated to recharge energy levels, cool inflamed tissues, and provide a powerful vitamin boost. Get ready for your next adventure! Instructions: After strenuous athletic …

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Summertime Sun Tea with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

  My grandmother and mother always made a big batch of sun tea for the whole family to share. What a delicious infusion, the radiant beams of summer sunshine mixed with your favorite blend of herbs. I will never forget those days sitting outside and sipping on some ice tea. …

Herbal Blend Recipe: Make Your Own Herbal Shampoo

  The Magic of Hair! It becomes a part of our identity. It is the easiest way to shape-shift ourselves in the blink of an eye.  It’s an example of expressing Art in our persona. In many ancient cultures hair was believed to be like extra feelers to our surrounding, …

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