A whole new world…

It’s been a crazy, crazy couple of years, hasn’t it? All over the world there have been incredible changes, stuff we could not have imagined only a few years ago. There have been changes here at Herbology too. Not because of anything as grand as a global pandemic, just...

Making Cinnamon Stick Santa

.and here is the last of my trio of cinnamon posts. After Cinnamon Ornaments and making Cinnamon Candles, it is now time to use the rest of all those cinnamon quills and pieces of cassia bark to make some Cinnamon Stick Santas. ...

Cinnamon candles

Covering candles in cinnamon is the absolute easiest;project, no craft skills required at all.....but they make great decorations or decorative gifts. I had a bag full of large cassia bark as well as the more traditional cinnamon quills, so in the photo you can see that I covered a large...

Herbal Christmas Projects – Brighten your holidays with herbs

The silliness of the season is well and truly upon us here at Herbology HQ. There is some manic gift making and the decorations are all finally up - better late than never. For those of you who are still in need of some herbaceous holiday ideas, never fear -...

‘Tis beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

So, just in time for the silly season, lets have a look at some seasonal herbal gifts and decorating ideas. Cinnamon Ornaments seem to make the rounds every so often, but I had not tried it before. Who had the idea to make a dough out of cinnamon and...

Sideritis Scardica – Mountain Tea

Mountain tea - Sideritis scardica - is also known as Greek Mountain Tea, Ironwort and Shepherd's Tea. A popular drink throughout Eastern & Central Europe it has a very pleasant taste which is sometimes enhanced with cinnamon and honey. The ancient Greek thought it to be...

Preserving old recipes

How would you feel if you suddenly found a stillroom book from your great-great grandmother? Wouldn't that be amazing? The insights into her daily life, dreams and tragedies – surely a valued possession for you and those who come after you....

Birch Juice anyone?

I've never heard of birches being juiced, and this just happens to be my favourite tree. So it was only natural that I would appoint myself as the selfless taste tester to share this discovery with you.My research tells me that birch juice is very much a common........

Herbal Skin Care – Simple tips for natural skin treatments

There are treatments for all skin types and all skin problems. You can make your own soaps, cleansing milk, toners, moisturisers, soaks, masks and the list goes on. If you have skin problems there are treatments for acne, wrinkles, sunburn, blemishes and blackheads, dry skin, oily skin, mature skin,...

Herbal Petcare – Healthy pets, naturally!

Humans arent the only living creatures to know the healing powers of herbs. Animals in the wild will naturally turn to herbs if they are feeling unwell and our domesticated friends can benefit as well....