Category: Recipes

Our own herbal and food recipes to keep you and your family well.

Lavender

In this blog, Lavender flowers will be discussed, not Lavender Oil. Read on to learn about possible health benefits of beautiful and fragrant Lavender flowers. Lavender (Lavandula) a flowering plant in the mint family that’s easily identified by its sweet floral scent. It’s believed… Continue Reading “Lavender”

Rose Hips

Roses have been grown for centuries as an important source of food and medicine. They are not only beautiful to look at, the fruit bulbs that appear below the flower are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Best known for their abundance of vitamin C,… Continue Reading “Rose Hips”

Herbal Relief From Menopause

Remember, each women will experience menopause differently. Some will breeze through it with little symptoms, while others will be very uncomfortable. You’re reading this because, like me, you want a natural approach for relief. Menopause occurs when a woman hasn’t menstruated in 12 consecutive… Continue Reading “Herbal Relief From Menopause”

Marshmallow

Althaea officinalis Marshmallow is most commonly used to ease sore throats and dry coughs. The Marshmallow plant, especially the leaves and roots, contains polysaccharides that have antitussive, mucilaginous, and antibacterial properties. Because of this, marshmallow has a soothing effect on inflamed membranes in the… Continue Reading “Marshmallow”

Echinacea

Antiviral Herb Echinacea Root

Common Names – Echinacea, Purple coneflower Botanical Name – Echinacea spp Family – Asteraceae It is a simple flowering plant and a member of the daisy family. More commonly known as purple coneflower, many people grow this powerful herb without even realizing it! The… Continue Reading “Echinacea”

Elecampane

Common Names – Elecampane, Wild Sunflower, Horseheal, Yellow Starwort, (more below) Botanical Name – Inula helenium Family – Asteraceae Elecampane (Inula helenium) is a perennial herb in the aster family with a long history of medicinal uses. In appearance, it is reminiscent of a sunflower… Continue Reading “Elecampane”

Febrifuge Herbs For Fever

Thankfully, fevers aren’t as dangerous as many people fear, but comfort is just a cup of herbal tea away. When a loved one gets a fever, we want to reduce it instantly. When your body temperature rises because of an infection, it’s called a fever.… Continue Reading “Febrifuge Herbs For Fever”

Antiviral Herbs For Viruses

Antiviral herbs inhibit the development of viruses. Many of the best antiviral herbs boost the immune system, which allows the body to attack viral pathogens. This can be even better than attacking specific pathogens, which antiviral drugs are designed to do, because pathogens mutate… Continue Reading “Antiviral Herbs For Viruses”

Benefits of Nettle Tea

The most important health benefits of stinging nettle include its ability to detoxify the body, improve metabolic efficiency, boost immunity, increase circulation, improve energy levels, manage menstruation, minimize menopausal symptoms, and aid in skin care. It has the power to protect the health of… Continue Reading “Benefits of Nettle Tea”

Hot Cocoa Mix

Mix a batch or two of our delicious Hot Cocoa. You’ll want to keep this mix on hand for your family and visitors. Easy to make! Ingredients:2 cups Confectioners Sugar1 cup Dutch Processed Cocoa1 teaspoon Salt (Do not skip this ingredient! Himalayan salt is… Continue Reading “Hot Cocoa Mix”

Herb Cookies

Never thought about baking cookies with herbs? Well, you’re in for a real treat! These cookies are easy to make and tastes delicious. I made Lavender cookies at an herb class I gave, and everyone loved them. Serve Rosemary or Sage cookies with your… Continue Reading “Herb Cookies”

Herbal Hair Highlights

Herbal teas won’t dye your hair permanently like commercial dyes do, but over time, with regular use, your hair will have tinted highlights.  Herbal teas are safe to use, and there’s no harmful chemicals. As an added bonus, herbal tea will get your hair… Continue Reading “Herbal Hair Highlights”

Hair Treatment Herbs

One of the easiest ways to get beautiful healthy hair, is to use herbal teas in your hair. Herbal tea doesn’t only increase hair growth. It makes the hair stronger because of the rich vitamins and minerals. Herbal Tea Rinses will reduce breakage and shedding by strengthening your hair from the root.… Continue Reading “Hair Treatment Herbs”

Cleansing Grains

Create a cleansing experience so luxurious, leaving your skin so beautiful, that you may never cover your skin with makeup. A cleanser rooted in ancient ritual, Cleansing Grains are powered by earth and plants; the perfect cleanser to start and end your day with. This… Continue Reading “Cleansing Grains”

Cold Sore Lip Salve

Lemon balm is a powerful antiviral, proven to banish cold sores. Use this homemade super healing cold sore lip salve recipe to help fight & prevent cold sores. Cold sores — also called fever blisters — are a common viral infection. They are tiny,… Continue Reading “Cold Sore Lip Salve”

Herbal Bath Salts

Bath Salts, Sage Hill Botanicals, sagehillbotanicals.com

You can create many homemade gifts from our lavender, rose, or chamomile flower for your friends and yourself.  You can make bath bags, bath salts, bath fuzzies, bath oils, soap, sachets, salves, lotions, tea bags, dream pillows, and so many more. One of my… Continue Reading “Herbal Bath Salts”

Natural Body and Foot Powder

Body Powder is refreshing and keeps your dry.  But, with all the harmful ingredients in store- brought body powder, one is afraid to use it. Make your own safe and natural body powder in a few minutes with a few ingredients you may have on… Continue Reading “Natural Body and Foot Powder”

Violet Leaf Oil and Balm for Fibrocystic Breasts

My fibrocystic breasts have become a big problem for me since I’ve reached pre-menopause.  Especially certain times of the month. According to the Mayo Clinic and many other sources, these signs and symptoms of fibrocystic breasts may include: Breast lumps or areas of thickening that… Continue Reading “Violet Leaf Oil and Balm for Fibrocystic Breasts”

Sweet Basil Mosquito Bug Spray

Fall is finally here, but sadly, that means summer is over. All my herbs are going to seed and clean up has begun. I decided to harvest the rest of my basil this morning.  They are now tied in cute bundles hanging on my… Continue Reading “Sweet Basil Mosquito Bug Spray”

Herbal Face and Sinus Steam

Weekly herbal face steaming is very beneficial to your skin, and it’s easy to do at home. Forget the expensive facial treatments, and opt for this herbal face steam instead. With all of the dirt, pollution and toxins we’re exposed to on a daily… Continue Reading “Herbal Face and Sinus Steam”