Bee Balm Pesto

My son, Soren, and I have a great love of pesto and we love exploring different plants to use in our pesto making. From Bee Balm to Lady’s Thumb and Basil to Nettles, you can use just about any edible leaf to make it! Bee Balm Pesto 3 cups Bee balm leaves (Monarda fistulosaor M. […]

How to make your own natural bathroom scrub!

Lemongrass Bathroom Scrub My all time favorite scrub for cleaning our bathrooms! I played with my standard recipe by putting in some finely ground lemongrass which adds a little extra scrubbing power and aroma. I have also used powdered orange peels or powdered lemon peel in different batches and I would think even ground lavender […]

Lavender/Lemon Window Cleaner

It’s here! 21 days, 21 Recipes and Remedies. So excited about this series…. I’ve had so much fun putting it all together! Part of the journey for me has been about how I can integrate aromatic plants with essential oils or sometimes simply to use aromatic plants (dried or fresh herbs). As a gardener, a […]

7 Amazing Autumn Inhaler Recipes

  7 of our all-time favorite Autumn Inhaler Recipes 1. Clear those sinuses 7 drops Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) 10 drops Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) 10 drops Saro (Cinnamosma fragrans) *For children over the age of 5. 2. Walk in Beauty 5 drops Rose (Rosa alba) 7 drops Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) 12 drops Black spruce (Picea […]

Essential Oil Room Freshening Spritzer

Room Freshening Spritzer 30 drops Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) 20 drops Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) 20 drops Lemon (Citrus limon) 10 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) 4 ounce Spritzer bottle filled with water Combine all ingredients. Shake well. Use daily to freshen and cleanse air. Great in the trash can too!


Stephen Harrod Buhner believes “that the loss of connection to plants, to the land, to Earth, leaves the holes with which we are naturally born unfilled. No matter how much Ritalin or Prozac is poured into those holes, synthetic pharmaceuticals can never fill them; merely human approaches can never heal them. Pathologies come from the […]

Biodynamic Strawberries

My son Soren and I recently went on our annual strawberry picking.  We returned to Whitted Bowers Farm, a biodynamic farm located just north of Durham, NC.  To learn more about this farm please visit: According to, “Essentially, biodynamic farming and gardening looks upon the soil and the farm as living organisms. It […]

What’s growing in your garden?

By garden I mean anything from the actual garden that you planted on your land to the plants growing up through the cracks in the city (e.g. St. John’s Wort in the sidewalks of Seattle). Your garden includes the natural landscape which you can drive to, walk to, or happen to be in. This spring […]