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Scent Your Season Naturally

When it comes to homey holiday fragrances, I'm totally in love. I used to be the first one to grab up all the plug ins, air fresheners, candles etc. to make my house smell like a winter wonderland! That is, until I found out how harmful those are to our families. After deciding to go [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Herbs, Homemaking|Comments Off on Scent Your Season Naturally

A Taste of Summer Red Clover Tea

This time of the year, along country roads, and out in meadows grows a little purple flower, a very delicious, nutritious purple flower!  Red clover is a perennial, growing up to 16 inches high, with 3-4 oval leaflets each marked with a white crescent. It blooms freely from May - September, along roadsides, and in [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|Clean Eating, Herbs, Home Apothecary|Comments Off on A Taste of Summer Red Clover Tea

Making Bath Bombs!

Making bath bombs is one of the things we have been super busy with here at The Prairie Apothecary Company. Getting ready for up coming spring  craft fairs, Mother's Day, and just Spring in general! Spring is coming, I promise it is, although after yesterday being 60 degrees and today back down to 30 and [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Herbs, Home Apothecary, Soaping|Comments Off on Making Bath Bombs!

Home Spa Day

What could be more fun on a cold winter day than staying inside for a home spa day? Pamper your winter worn skin with some special treatment, your skin will thank you, and your stress levels will lower to boot! Having raised three girls, this was one of our favorite treats. Here is a picture [...]

By | January 15th, 2016|Herbs, Home Apothecary|Comments Off on Home Spa Day

Herbal Sleep Pillows

If  you or someone you know has trouble sleeping at night, you may want to consider using an herbal sleep pillow. These have been around for centuries, Abraham Lincoln was said to have rested his head on a pillow of hops to quiet his mind before sleep. King George the III also used a pillow [...]

By | January 10th, 2016|Herbs, Home Apothecary, Homemaking|Comments Off on Herbal Sleep Pillows

Herbal Cold Care

With winter on its way it's time to prepare for what usually comes with it. Runny noses, coughs, congestion, all the not so fun stuff that being cooped up indoors has to offer. I'll bet you can remember your Mom slathering you up with Vick's Vapor Rub when you were a kid, I know I [...]

By | October 25th, 2015|Herbs, Home Apothecary|Comments Off on Herbal Cold Care

Marvelous Comfrey

A few years ago a friend gave me a comfrey plant to transplant in my garden. At the time I had no idea what an amazing, valuable plant this would prove to be! Comfrey is a perennial herb that grows 3 - 4 feet high, and spreads readily all over your garden if you don't [...]

By | October 4th, 2015|Herbs, Home Apothecary|Comments Off on Marvelous Comfrey

The Home Apothecary

Herbs have been used for many different things since the beginning of time. Personally I believe God has put on the earth everything we need for nourishment and medicine, etc... In the old days the local apothecary used his knowledge passed down from generation after generation. He prescribed herbs for medicinal uses to help people [...]

By | August 28th, 2015|Herbs, Home Apothecary, Homemaking|Comments Off on The Home Apothecary

How to make an infused oil

When making my herbal homemade soaps, I often use herbal infused olive oil. To make an infused oil is very simple, however it requires patience. To get the most benefit of your herbs, place the herb of choice into a jar and cover with olive oil, preferably organic. Organic is important because you simply don't [...]

By | August 14th, 2015|Herbs, Home Apothecary, Homemaking|Comments Off on How to make an infused oil