Chocolate Manuka Bliss Ball Recipe

snack-sized bliss balls with manuka honey
These delicious bliss balls are packed with Maunka honey and an antioxidant-rich cacao powder. They make a great afternoon snack and can also serve as a small dessert. What are Bliss Balls? Bliss balls (also called energy balls) are an un-baked treat that usually contains a number of health-supporting ingredients. Of course you could make unhealthy, sugar-filled bliss balls, but for most, Bliss balls are a simple way to prepare and consume a nutritious snack (or after-meal treat).  Bliss balls and energy balls are usually made up of raw ingredients, such as nuts, dates, coconut, oats, as well as herbs,...

Homemade Cough Syrup Recipe⁣

honey cough syrup with lemon
When a cough hits life can be miserable, especially at night when a cough tends to keep us awake. A homemade cough syrup is simple to make and can help soothe the throat and ease the urge to cough. Today I'm sharing how to make a quick and easy cough syrup from pantry ingredients.  It should be noted that this syrup is especially handy for scratchy throats and soothing coughs, If you have a stuck cough that is dry and needs moistening or a congested cough with phlegm that could use some drying and help moving the phlegm, you may...

10 Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System

immune-boosting soup
When you’re feeling tired, cold, or low energy, it could be a sign your immune system is fighting off a bug or infection. Your immune system is your natural line of defense against viruses and bacteria. But sometimes your immune system gets tired and needs a little TLC. With my list of 10 ways to naturally boost your immune system, you can give your body that extra care it needs. We previously discussed foods that help build the immune system (click here to read Food that Boost the Immune System), today we focus on lifestyle practices that help bolster us. ...

Homemade Herb-Infused Natural Baby Massage Oil

Learn to make an herb-infused natural baby oil for baby massage using chamomile, lavender, and calendula. Baby massage is a wonderful practice. Not only does it help relaxing and calm babies, it also an incredibly bonding experience, and keeps baby's skin soft and healthy.   This all-natural baby oil recipe is easy to make and uses simple methods for creating an herb-infused oil. The herbs selected are deeply relaxing and also extremely nourishing and soothing to the skin. This massage oil is not just great for baby, it's excellent for kids and adults too. If you could use a little extra...

Foods that Boost the Immune System

Immunity is a hotly debated topic. Can we boost our immunity? And, can we do so through food? We all know that to keep our bodies healthy, we need to fuel them with the right foods, because what we eat has a direct impact on our health. Choosing foods that are high in vitamins, minerals, and antibacterial properties is the key to guarding and protecting our bodies. The right choices can strengthen our skin barrier, fight free radicals, and overall boost our immune function. But exactly which foods should you eat to keep your immune system functioning at its best?...

At-Home Resources for Pandemic Times!

With many parts of the world on lockdown, we are turning to virtual resources for multiple areas of our lives. Below you'll find some of the best at-home, online options for education, fitness, and more. Most of these are free or low cost.  I'll continue to add to the list as I find more.  At-Home Learning For Adults: Herbal Academy Herbal Academy has their Introductory Herbal Course and Intermediate Herbal Course on sale for 50% off. No coupon needed.  Scroll down for more adult resources including at-home workouts and business resources.  For Kids and Families: Kids Cook Real Food FREE...

Manuka Honey for Dogs: How to Use It

dog with healthy coat
While we focus even more on ways to maintain the health of our loved ones, let's not forget our four-legged family members. They do so much to help us reduce stress! Stress levels can make a huge impact on the health of your immune system and those with pups are shown to have a lot less health issues than those without. Did you know Manuka honey is great for dogs?! It’s true! The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial properties of Manuka honey are not just great for humans, they benefit our pups too. Especially when it comes to wound care and overall...

Fire Cider Recipe (with adaptogens)

fire cider ingredients steeping in jar
Fire cider recipes vary greatly, but all generally include spicy herbs and vegetables. Adding adaptogens to fire cider is a nice way to give this age old recipe an extra boost. I love adding astragalus because of its historical use in supporting healthy immune function, but other adaptogens work well too.  I also give my fire cider an enhanced benefits by adding Manuka honey.  What is Fire Cider? Fire cider is a spicy, age-old, apple cider vinegar infusion that’s often used throughout the winter months. It’s thought to enhance digestion, stimulate circulation, warm the body, and is generally supportive to...

How to Use Chamomile to Reduce Stress and Enhance Beauty

Chamomile is well-known as a calming herb, but it has many other qualities that are often overlooked. Chamomile is rich in a volatile oil known as azulene. Azulene has anti-inflammatory properties and can be helpful in treating aches, pains, and headaches. Often used to aid sleep, chamomile is famous for its ability to promote relaxation. It also helps reduce stress, nervous tension, and soothe digestive complaints. Chamomile has an apple-like fragrance and is positively delicious! Uses for Chamomile Below are a number of uses for chamomile that are easy to create and implement. I'm certain there are many more. These...