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The Herbal How To Guide is dedicated to sharing knowledge of
how to work with herbs and natural products. Our dedication extends to
the love of our natural world, living a beautiful, comfortable life,
and learning how to work with
Nature. It's about beautiful
gardens, both created and wild, and heavenly smells on a nature walk
(no matter where you live).
It's about relieving the stress of life and learning how to stop and
smell the roses.
harvesting season (generally from May through October) we provide
Southwestern Herbs and Smudge Sticks. These are all wildcrafted herbs,
harvested and dried by hand. We are VERY protective of the land and
over harvest an area. As a matter of fact in 2011 we totally stopped
collection due to sever drought, and wild land fires that were very
close to us. Yes, we shut that part of our business down because the
land is more important to us.
Plants have a rich and beautiful history and, as each of us
learns and tries something new, we add
to that history with our own discoveries. Many of our medicines today
began with a knowledge of herbs. Cooking includes the art of
understanding what spices will enhance a meal (or bring comfort to our
loved ones). And we should be asking, "Was it magic, or was
there truth behind some of the old wives-tales?"
then there's the unparalleled
beauty of our Natural World!
Over 35 years of wild harvesting and photographing herbs, and the
locations I've been in, has given me some spectacular
Here at Herbal How To Guide, we look forward to sharing gardening information, basic
with both herbs and natural products, teaching ways to live in an Eco
including basic herbal information, and much more. Part of our goal is
the information in an 'easy to understand' format.
Start by using the site navigation on the upper left and enjoy
all the information that's already here.
Things can change quickly in our natural world. This little section is
designed to share seasonal changes, general news, product updates, and
Herbal How To Guide
March 18, 2013:
Spring is coming! We are busy getting ready for harvesting season!
As many of you know we ran out of herbs and smudge sticks in
late November of last year. As Mother Nature provides we will try to
stock up better this year. We are still in drought conditions so we
will not over harvest.
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Herbal Blessing to You
The Wildcrafting Book (Learn Wildcrafting) is designed as a complete text book to teach you how.
Wildcrafting Class: I wish I could walk with you in your forests and fields. This is the next best thing. Learn Wildcrafting.
Smudge Sticks have become very popular. Learn a little about them.
|Cleaning Cleansers and Pastes|
Cleaning Cleansers and Pastes: Learn to make your own at home.
|Herbal Creams and Lotions|
Herbal Creams and Lotions are a luxury you can't pass up. In my opinion commercial products just don't measure up to handmade lotions or handmade creams, and never will.
|Free Lotion Recipes|
Free Cream and Lotion Recipes for you to enjoy. Plus, share YOUR favorite recipe with the world.
|Leather and Wood Cleaner and Polish|
Leather and Wood Cleaner and Polish. This page teaches you how to make your own using all natural products.
|Liquid Household Cleaner make your own.|
Liquid Household Cleaner. This page teaches you how to make your own using all natural products.
|Composting: Make Your Own Good Dirt|
Composting doesn't have to be a mystery. Enjoy this 'how to' page with a nitrogen carbon chart.
A worm farm is an easy way to turn vegetable and fruit scraps into great potting soil or soil additive for your garden or house plants.
|How To Create A Backyard Habitat|
Learn to create a Backyard Habitat. The National Wildlife Federation allows you to certify it.
|Wild Herb Garden a.k.a. Backyard Habitat|
Creating a wild herb garden or backyard habitat can be extremely fun and very rewarding. Join me in this adventure.
Many calendars feature a little symbol to tell you the Gardening Days. This page is about appling this to the rest of your life, and includes an on going monthly listing.
Drying herbs, three different ways, that yield the highest, natural quality and give the longest shelf life possible.
Are you confused about storing herbs? Actually this information is for all food storage.
You can make Essential Oils at home using a process called solvent extraction. This web page explains how to do it.
You can make a perfect cup of Herbal Tea - every time! Learn how here.
Learn how to make an Infusion with herbs.
Learn how to make a Decoction with roots, seeds, or bark.
|Female Hormone Foods|
Female Hormone Foods can help with the mild discomfort after pregnancy, when done breast feeding, and during menopause.
|The 'Wrap' On Plastic|
Plastic containers have come under the public's eye lately, and rightly so! Learn about Safe and Unsafe Plastic.
What does Recycle, Up-cycle and Down-cycle mean?
|Natural Soap - Handmade At Home|
Making natural soap at home is actually very easy. This entire section of my web site is dedicated to soap making.
Information on Fixed Oils, Vegetable and Nut Butters, Fats and other ingredients that soap makers use.
|SAP Value Chart|
This is a detailed SAP Value Chart listing SAP Values for both NaOH, Sodium Hydroxide (for hard soap), and KOH, Potassium Hydroxide (for liquid soap).
|Site News Blog|
Stay up to date with the Herbal How To Guide's Site News Blog. You'll find information about new pages added, herbal news, and much more.
|FaceBook Page for Herbal How To Guide|
FaceBook has become the social place I share herbal news and website information with friends. Come join Herbal How To Guide on FaceBook.
This page will allow you to contact me.
|Mountain Rose Herbs: My Only Herbal Supplier|
Why is Mountain Rose Herbs the only supplier I feature on The Herbal How To Guide? Quality! Learn more about them here.