Herb of the Month: Raspberry Leaf + Berry Cordial Recipe

This month at The Herb Shoppe, we are honing in on plant medicine that supports the Feminine, as well as plants that support the reproductive health of those with uteruses and those who experience a menstrual cycle. One such plant that perfectly encompasses both of those supports is Red Raspberry …

Make Your Own: Grilled Salmon Lettuce Wraps

It’s time to get that grill fired up, it’s Salmon season! Salmon floods the rivers here in the PNW with abundance. I think it’s a great asset to know what is abundant in your region and harness its freshness when it is in season.  The delicious sweetness of Salmon makes …

Wild Rose Flower Essence with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

In 2020, I would like to explore flower essences with you. This very gentle, but powerful medicine is taken in small doses, otherwise known as micro-dosing. Each month we will take a deeper look at one plant and how it might be beneficial to you. The beauty of flower essence is that it works …

Tincture of the Month: Moontime Soother

Nourish and soothe the cycle of life. Our Moontime Soother Tincture is intended to help nourish and soften the monthly cycle of the female body. Raspberry Leaf is traditionally used as a uterine tonic, while Crampbark and Jamaican Dogwood relax the system. Dong Quai and Motherwort are commonly used to …

Tea Blend of the Month: Feminine Divine

Power of the Feminine. To invoke the Feminine Divine, is to have the courage to stand strong and confident in our decisions, while remaining fluid and open to what the universe has to offer. However you identify, the Feminine Divine is within us all. This delicious blend is a wonderful …

Make Your Own: Herbal Infused Honey

One of the signs of summer is the buzz-buzz of the bees!  Diligently, they make their sweet nectar that we know as honey. They work long hard days to collect pollen and bring it back to their queen. This gift to us from the bees is medicinal in many ways, …

Make Your Own: Sipping Vinegar

Drinking Vinegars are not only delicious, but an excellent way of getting herbs into your diet. Like alcohol and water, vinegars are also a perfect way to extract herbs. Apple Cider Vinegar can be beneficial in many ways to the body, whether its used internally or externally, as an aid …

Make Your Own: Herbal Infused Salad Dressings

With spring right around the corner, my tastebuds are already craving those fresh spring greens, like nettles, dandelion leaves and flowers, fiddleheads and kale. Awakening our digestive tract with these leafy greens as we emerge from a winter hibernation is a great way to jump start our minds and bodies …

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 …

Make Your Own: Immune Boosting Oil

As the fall approaches us the thought of boosting the immune system is a hot topic for many folks. Most of us tend to play super hard in the summer time and slow down in the fall. Our bodies want to do the same. Rest is such a powerful tool …

Hello from The Herb Shoppe Practitioner Room

In a recent Instagram post, renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar quoted an ancient physician from 1200 B.C., “First the word, then the plant, lastly the knife.” The concept of beginning first with the word is mirrored in Hippocrates’ statement, “Before you heal someone, ask him if he’s willing to give up …

Herb of the Month: Oats (with Gluten-Free Banana Oat Pancake Recipe)

During this unprecedented upheaval of our day-to-day lives as a result of COVID-19, one herb I have consistently turned to to help with my frazzled nervous system and to manage my stress and anxiety has been Oats. In the world of herbal medicine, you’ll often find Oats in two forms: …

Buttercup Flower Essence with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

In 2020, I would like to explore flower essences with you. This very gentle, but powerful medicine is taken in small doses, otherwise known as micro-dosing. Each month we will take a deeper look at one plant and how it might be beneficial to you. The beauty of flower essence is that it works …

Tincture of the Month: Draco Elixir

Bring fire to your spirit and a boost to your endurance. The Dragon will light up your path to bring you to full speed ahead. Draco Elixir was crafted with the heat of the summer solstice. The Draco the Dragon constellation brings energy into your body to maintain the intensity …

Make Your Own: Herbal Pesto

Have you gotten outside lately for a little fresh air? Tell me what plants are coming up around you? In the PNW, the plants are bursting out of the earth in abundance. This time of year is feels like a reunion with old friends. Little green ones with radiant flower …

Tea Blend of the Month: Holy Mate

Invigorating to the mind, body and soul. An energizing, Yerba Mate-based blend, Holy Mate offers steady but grounded energy for your daily needs. Holy Basil and Devil’s Club were traditionally used to balance the adrenals and provide an overall sense of well-being. Combined with Yerba Mate, the revered Amazonian herb …

Make Your Own: Natural Cleaning Products

Who loves a good Spring Clean??? I sure do! It is one of my favorite times of the year where not only do I do a mental de-cluttering, but also a physical elimination of physical clutter and a good scrub of my home from ceiling to floor. It feels soooo …

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 …

Make your Own: Fire Cider

Originally shared on October 18th, 2018. Resharing for our series of Wellness Recipes for aiding your family in staying well amidst the COVID-19 virus. 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 …

Yellow Mustard Flower Essence with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

It’s March! Spring is bountifully on its way. Every year when I see the Yellow Mustard Flower start to bloom here in the PNW, it brings a little smile to my face. For a few years, I would watch this wild weed spread with the virility of fire all along …

Tincture of the Month: Aquila Elixir

Don’t let allergies cloud your springtime! Trust the Eagle to carry away your itchy eyes, stuffy nose, & sinus headaches. Like all products in our line of seasonal syrups, Aquila Elixir was formulated to work on both energetic and physiological levels. We chose the energies of the East, the Wind, and …

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