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111 Herbal Gifts You Can Make For Gift Giving

111 Herbal Gifts You Can Make For Gift Giving

Easy Diy Herbal Christmas Gifts

One of the best gifts you can give at Christmas is immune-boosting elderberry syrup. Check out this video from Melissa K Norris to get full instructions on how to make your own DIY Elderberry Syrup!

DIY Herbal Bath Bombs

Each herb has it’s own medicinal purpose and therapeutic use. Do you know what the herbs you are using are good for?

Handmade Edible Herbal Gifts

CBD Benefits – Weight Loss , Pain Relief, Depression , Anxiety & More

CBD Benefits – Weight Loss , Pain Relief, Depression , Anxiety & More

CBD has been growing in popularity as more people are pivoting to a more natural and healthy lifestyle. Find out some of the  CBD Benefits that are turning even skeptics in to awakened believers.

CBD For Pain Relief

When I first turned to natural methods to treat my chronic illness , pain relief was at the top of my list.

I have found that in combination to smoking the herb , creating CBD infused topicals and edibles , like these CBD Gummies  or CBD Chocolates really help alleviate pain and inflammation.

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You can easily create your own infused oils to use for your topicals and baking by purchasing a butter making machine.

Or do it the old fashioned way …

When making chocolates , you can decarb your herb in the oven and then infuse your cream. You can find full instructions here.

As I mentioned one of my favorite ways to reap the benefits of the healing powers of plant medicine is to infuse in oils and create topicals , like a DIY CBD Salve. ( Stay tuned for a post on how to make CBD Pain Cream. The oils are now infusing with other medicinal plants and will be ready to strain in about 8 weeks) 


Benefits of CBD

CBD is helpful in alleviating many issues such as:

  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • PTSD
  • Neuroprotective

If you have been wanting to test the waters to see what CBD oil and products have to offer, I highly recommend this Discovery  Box from CannaFlower. You are essentially being given FREE SAMPLES because you are given a $20 Gift Card with your order! ( The box itself is only $19.95! ) 

The company is top notch! Beautiful packaging is not all they have to offer… they are also conscious cultivators which means that they employ regenerative growing , keeping the plants sustainable and earth friendly.

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Your pets can also benefit from the healing benefits of CBD. It has been shown to even help pets with anxiety and inflammation.

Pinterest is full of DIY Cannabis & CBD Recipes. You can find a plethora of canna butter baking recipes to make with your Premium CannaFlower Buds.


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DIY Essential Oil Bath Bombs For Abundance & Self Care

DIY Essential Oil Bath Bombs For Abundance & Self Care

I will admit it ..I LOVE Self care and self indulgent baths! What I don’t like is all the chemicals that are found in the majority of commercial products! Make your own DIY essential oil bath bombs for abundance and self care without the harsh chemicals! 

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Making your own chemical free bath bombs is not difficult! It is actually rather relaxing and fun ! Plus you can infuse your products with intention for manifesting abundance.

You just need a few simple ingredients, most of which can be found either at your local grocery store, health food store or on Amazon.

Raising Your Vibration With Essential Oils & Meditation

Essential oils can be used to raise your frequency and offer support for many different things.

I like to de-stress and detox with a healing bath  using essential oils & meditation. Make sure that the ingredients you are using are organic and of the highest quality! This is one of the reasons I love Young Living essential oils, they have a Seed to Seal guarantee!

They are harvested at the optimal time to receive the most benefit from the highly medicinal plants.

Creating A Toxin Free Home

One of the main reasons so many people are sick and suffering from chronic illness and pain is due to toxic overload! I highly recommend a ditch & switch! Start with one room at a time and take a look at the ingredients in the products you are presently using.  Start replacing those toxic, chemical laden products with healthier, chemical free alternatives. So many of your household products can even be made yourself.

Dream Of Abundance DIY Essential Oil Bath Bombs:

Mix all of your dry ingredients in a glass, ceramic or stainless steel mixing bowl . ( No plastic!) Once you have all of the dry ingredients combined, add in the oil and essential oils.  You can make your own cannabis infused oil with one of these. I used 24 grams of cannabis trim for a full litre of oil)

*cannabis is great for reducing pain and relaxing muscles.

Add in your essential oils and mix with your hands (wear gloves to keep it sanitary) 

You want the mix to be the consistency of wet sand that holds together , but not too wet! It may take a bit of practice!

If you find your mixture is too dry, you can mist it a few times with witch hazel. Water tends to activate the citric acid , so I prefer not to use it.

Pack your chose mold tightly and removed from molds. Let them cure for 24-48 hours to cure and harden.

These make excellent Gifts! 

Once fully cured , light a candle, put on your favorite mediation and submerge yourself in your Dream of Abundance!

How To Grow Your Own Herbal Apothecary Garden Indoors

How To Grow Your Own Herbal Apothecary Garden Indoors

Herbs contain so many nutrients, vitamins and minerals and also provide so many superior health benefits.

Like so many people these days, having access to healthy chemical free produce and natural options to care for and maintain optimal health & wellness , is a top priority for this family.

I need access to fresh produce so that I can feed my body things that are not going to cause massive inflammation and digestive issue like so many store bought foods do.

This year we decided to try our hand at Urban gardening…


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We live on a small property in town, so having acres of gardens or a greenhouse is not in the realm of possibilities,  so we built a raised garden bed along with several smaller gardens and added in container gardening along with an indoor grow tent. I now will be able to grow my own organic herbs and produce all year long!

The fact that I get to control what is going and not going in to my food is key to building a strong immune system and healthy body.

There are many things that you can grow for your own medicinal herbal apothecary and having a way to grow all year long ensures that you have a fully stocked herbal pantry at all times!

20 Herbs To Stock In Your Herbal Apothecary

Some great things to grow and dry for your herbal medicinal cabinet are:

  • Chamomile
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • Sage
  • Basil
  • Feverfew
  • Calendula
  • Cat Nip
  • Clover
  • Roses
  • Cannabis
  • Echinacea
  • Borage
  • Yarrow
  • Mint
  • Cornflower
  • Bee Balm
  • Holy Basil
  • Pineapple Sage
  • Rosemary
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You can use a tent similar to the one below that we are using to grow organic peppers for hot sauce,  to grow a steady supply of organic herbs.

Indoor tents are also great to start your plants indoors before planting outside. (Just as an FYI , these tents are super easy to set up! I love how you can customize your tent for the space that you are going to be putting it in.)

These tents are a great alternative for greenhouses.

Once you harvest your herbs , you will want to dry them if you are stocking your pantry, it is the easiest method to preserve them.

You can dry bundles out in the sun, in the oven on low heat or in a good quality dehydrator.

Once the herbs are dry but not crumbly, store in mason jars or glass apothecary jars. You will then have easy access to your herbs to make herbal tinctures, salves, ointments, infused oils and herbal teas.

Keep an eye for further gardening posts and to see what we were able to grow in our new indoor garden.

One of the next projects will be to see if we can grow tropical fruit trees  in the grow tent and what kind of yield we will be able to produce. For the first round we are growing in organic soil and future grows we will be testing out a hydroponic grow.

I would love to hear what you are growing in your garden and what you do with your harvest.

8 Mistakes Gardeners Make And How To Fix Them!

8 Mistakes Gardeners Make And How To Fix Them!

If you’ve faced empty shelves at the grocery store during the pandemic, you might be wondering how secure your food supply actually is. Or even if things aren’t that bad where you live, you might be stressed out by all the bad news and looking for a hobby to take your mind off things.

In either case, this is a great opportunity to spend more time gardening and growing more of your own food.

With gardening, each season is different, but each season also has common themes. So you don’t want to make the same mistakes over and over.

How would you like to learn about some of these topics?

    • Soil health
    • Watering best practices
    • How to deal with pests
    • How to buy the best foods for your body
    • How to prioritize your planting schedule
    • And more!
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Gardening For Sustainable Living

Before the pandemic hit, my family and I were heading to a more simple way of living. As someone who had lived with chronic illness for over a decade, we realized that the stress and chemicals present in our lives was toxic to our health and mental well being.

I gave up medication and started treating myself with natural therapies. I first turned to garden projects to help alleviate anxiety and get me out in in the sun.  Part of my issues I believe are due to the fact I was vitamin d deficient and needed to be putting more natural foods in to my body instead of chemically processed garbage.

Last year we really started getting into sustainable living and created several gardens on our small town property.

We had actually planned on moving this summer , however, with current world events, we have had to delay those plans so we are focusing on creating a food forest on our existing property. 

The value in this bundle is immeasurable! Especially if you are a beginner gardener …

You may be facing gardening challenges like we are like gardening in small spaces and not having acres of land to grow your food. 

Get creative! If you have space, build a raised enclosed garden . This is actually one of immediate projects.

Container gardens can also be utilized to grow many things like an herb garden, tomatoes , peppers, potatoes  and so much more. 

So many things can be grown in containers and there are many ways you can start living a more sustainable life.

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Angi and her family have been turning their 1.5 acres into something that can supply many of their needs for years to come (that includes gardens, fruit trees, chickens and bees).

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Grow Your Own Healthy Food To Preserve

If you are anything like me then you LOVE variety! We also started a seed bank last year and continue to add to it.

I love being able to walk out my front door and pick a big , juicy heirloom tomato , grab herbs to season my dishes or dry and just be able to pick fresh, organic food for meals and canning recipes.

Have you started planning your garden or is there something about sustainable living that you would like to know more about? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!


12 Of The Best Antibacterial & Antiviral Essential Oils

12 Of The Best Antibacterial & Antiviral Essential Oils

Cold & Flu season is here and rather than paying for expensive , chemical laden antibacterial sprays, why not make your very own disinfecting products with these 12 essential oils known for their antibacterial and antiviral properties.

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Make Your Own DIY Hand Sanitizer Gel With These Germ Busting Essential Oils

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You can also add the essential oils directly to aloe gel or any natural lotion and have a squeezable or pumpable product.

While so many people are stocking up on clorox disinfectant wipes and leaving the shelves empty , take comfort knowing that you can still purchase the ingredients needed to make your own antiviral products at any health store or order from any reputable online company or Amazon. And if you are anything like me, then you already have many , if not all of these supplies already on hand. 

I have actually been sick less often since switching to natural methods for my health & wellness like essential oils.

These cold & flu busting essential oils can also be diffused ( just be careful around pets, infants and pregnant women. Always double check the pre-cautions on each essential oil) 

No Diffuser? No Problem! Just add the essential oils to some witch hazel and mist into the air.

Etsy has some amazing diffusers and essential oil diffusing jewelry.

Which is your favorite germ busting essential oil? Have a recipe you would like to share? Leave a comment below.

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