Spiritual and Magical Properties of Essential Oils & Herbs – B

Spiritual and Magical Properties of Essential Oils & Herbs Balsam de Peru (Myroxylon balsamum) Spiritual Properties: Calm, Peace, Warmth Magical Properties: Protection Balsam de Peru Essential Oil has a calming vanilla-like aroma. It brings peace with an unconditional love and empathy. The warm fragrance of Balsam de Peru Essential Oil fills the spaces that have... Continue Reading →

Earth Day 2017 🌎 15% Off Organic Herbs, Spices, & Teas!

Earth Day is here again! To celebrate, and to support sustainable organic agriculture, we're offering 15% discount for online retail purchases of Starwest Organic Herbs, Spices, and Teas. This offer expires on 4-20-2017! Select from our wide array of organic herbs, spices, and teas. Take 15% off with coupon code EARTHDAY17 at checkout.* * Coupon... Continue Reading →

February Monthly Specials – Herbs

February Monthly Specials - Herbs Certified Organic & Kosher Certified Damiana Leaf Turnera diffusa Common Name Standardized: damiana Botanical Name Turnera diffusa Willd. ex Schult. var. diffusa Plant Family: Turneraceae Parts Used Dried leaf. Overview Damiana has been used in Mexico and southward to Central and South America since the times of the ancient Aztec,... Continue Reading →

January Specials – Herbs

Mountain Rose Herbs January Monthly Specials – Herbs Certified Organic & Kosher Certified Green Sencha Leaf Tea Overview This organic green sencha leaf tea is a delicate, stimulating beverage made from the season's fresh harvest of the first young leaves. These handpicked tea leaves from the high mountaintops of Japan are immediately steamed to retain... Continue Reading →

SALE – Herbs & More

SALE - Herbs & More Cultivated without Chemicals & Kosher Certified Rhodiola Root, North American (Rhodiola rosea) Common Name Standardized: rhodiola Other: Arctic rose, golden root, king's crown, roseroot, rosewort, snowdown rose Parts Used Root Overview The floral scented rhodiola root, used for thousands of years in Europe and Asia, has just recently been introduced... Continue Reading →

Backyard Healing Salve Recipe with Plantain, Chickweed, and Ground Ivy

Healing Salve Recipe

The Druid's Garden

One of the great things about fall is that so many of our spring ephemeral plants, those who dominate the springtime, come back to us again before the snows set in. This is the case this year with chickweed, one of my favorite plants for making a healing salve.  I have been seeking her out for medicine making and most of the summer she was a bit elusive. Finally, she is abundant again! So its time to make some green healing salve for gifts for Yule for friends and loved ones–I thought I’d bring you along for the journey.

Healing Salve in Tins (tins purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs) Healing Salve in Tins (tins purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs)

This post will provide the recipe for my healing salve as well as insight into three plants used in the healing salve, all of which can be found abundant in most lawns and mowed areas (see these twoposts for information…

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