Thanks:Giving

Thanks:Giving

“in everything give thanks…” 1 Thess. 5:18a “IN” everything. Give thanks. Not ‘for’ everything. But ‘in’ everything. I don’t have to be thankful for the negative. For the cancer that afflicts us at every...
Young Living Lavender Oil

Young Living Lavender Oil

Infuse Your Life with Lavender from Young Living on Vimeo. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty...
Apple pie and other thoughts

Apple pie and other thoughts

My husband celebrated another year on this earth last week. What a blessing he is to me. So I baked him a pie. T’was my first attempt at a basket weave top, I have to say, I am quite pleased with how it turned out. The house still smells of the lingering...
Herbal Profile: Peppermint

Herbal Profile: Peppermint

  Common Name: Peppermint Latin Name: Mentha piperita Origin: Mediterranean Part Used: aerial parts Constituents: menthol, menthone, 1,8-cineole, methylacetate, methofuran, isomenthone, limonene, b-pinene, a-pinene, germacrene-d, trans-sabinene, hydrate and plugone...
Herbal Profile – Blueberry Leaf

Herbal Profile – Blueberry Leaf

Common Name: Blueberry Leaf Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum Origin: Native to N. America, E. Asia Part Used: Leaf, root and fruit Taste: similar to raspberry leaf in smell and look, not as clumpy and has thick stems, slightly sweet/green taste. Constituents:...
Herb Profile: Kava Kava

Herb Profile: Kava Kava

Common Name: Kava Kava Latin Name: piper methysticum Origin: Pacific ocean islands [Polynesia, Melanesia and parts of Micronesia] Part Used: root “So nice they named it twice!” This is a popular anti-anxiety herb it is mildly sedative, a muscle relaxant...
Herb Profile: Plantain

Herb Profile: Plantain

Common Name: Plantain Latin Name: Plantaog Major (common or broad leaf plantain), Plantago Lanceolata (ribwort or narrow leaf plantain) [used interchangeably]. Origin: Europe Part used: leaves, seeds, seed hulls/husks Taste: cool, mainly drying, green, bitter, salty...