Summer Adventure First Aid

Summer Adventure First Aid

I just got back from a camping trip in the wilderness. We went on what’s called the Magruder Road Corridor.  It’s a unique road that passes through the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and the Frank Church Wilderness in Idaho. It’s almost 4 million acres of nothing! It’s...
How To Make Sole (and Why You Should)

How To Make Sole (and Why You Should)

Sole (pronounced Solay) is a deeply nourishing, mineral rich, salt water concentrate. Sole is essentially water that has been completely saturated with a natural salt. It isn’t just a small amount of salt dissolved in water, but water that has absorbed as much natural...
Beat the Heat!

Beat the Heat!

Feeling the heat? Mother Nature provides the perfect solutions! Summer is all about lazy days and family vacations. It’s flip flops and sand castles. It’s floating the river and eating lots of ice cream. It’s campfires and roasting marshmallows. It’s long days and...
Harvesting Cottonwood Buds

Harvesting Cottonwood Buds

They have been whispering to me for a few weeks. I kept telling them I was coming but never made the time. Finally, the call was too strong and I had to go. Who am I to say no when such gifts are offered! Like many herbs timing is everything when harvesting and...
Tinctures

Tinctures

What is a tincture anyway? A tincture is a concentrated liquid extract made from fresh or dried herbs. The herbs are soaked in a menstruum or solvent if you will, which is used to extract the properties of the plant. There are different menstruums, the most common...
Herbal Honey

Herbal Honey

I love the holidays! I think starting the winter with joy and celebration is terrific! The smells are intoxicating, the excitement is infectious, and the energy is tangible. Oh, and my personal favorite, the special treats that are made every holiday. I remember...