Basic Bath Salts

1 Cup  of Dead Sea Salts 1 Cup Epsom Salts 1 Cup Coarse Sea Salts 1/2 Cup Baking Soda 1/2 Cup Dried Herbs to match Essential Oils 10 Drops of your favorite sessential oil Supplies: Mixing bowl, measuring cups, 26 oz to 32 oz. storage jar, small cloth bag and whisk. Preparation: Sterilize your storage […]

Cold and Flu Recipes

Sharon Masterson Cold and Flu Tea ¼ c. dried echinacea leaves ¼ c. dried peppermint leaves ¼ c. dried lemon balm leaves 3 Tbsp. dried elder berries or ¼ c. dried elder flowers, do not eat fresh To use mix 2 tsp. flu blend with 1 cup hot water, add honey if desired. Steep […]

Lavender Massage Oil

2 oz. grapeseed oil 8 drops lavender essential oil 1/4 tsp. vitamin E oil Simply mix ingredients together and place in a container.  No cooking required with this method.

Peppermint Body Butter

2 ounces shea butter 1 tsp. vitamin E oil 1 tsp. sweet almond oil 1 oz. coconut oil 1/4 tsp. peppermint  oil Mix all ingredients together, then add your essential oils to the mix in a glass bowl.  Using a blender, fully blending together to avoid separation.  No cooking required. Put in a container.

Triple Punch Herbal Flea Rinse for Dogs

1 part feverfew flowers 1 part mullein flowers (keep away from aquatic animals)  1 part yarrow flowers, leaves and stems 1 part celery seeds 3 parts calendula flowers Make a tea rinse of the herbs by covering the mixture with boiling water and allowing it to steep until cooled before using. From:  Herbs for Pets by […]

Herbal Pest Control

Herbs make great companion plants in the garden, working to both repel undesired insects and attract beneficials. Fresh or dried herbs are also useful in the home for repelling unwanted insects and critters. This list represents a variety of individual’s experience.  Environmental factors and conditions vary so your results may not be the same.  However, with […]


From Chris Allen September 15th, 2015 8 parts spearmint 1 part peppermint 4 parts chamomile 3 parts lemon balm 3 parts rose petals 3 parts blue corn flour.


by Springfield Area Herb Society on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 10:51pm jasmine, orange peel, and sage anise, chamomile, and costmary lemon verbena and borage spearmint, elderberry, and lemon balm tansy, sage, and rosehips marjoram, anise, and lemon verbena blueberry leaf, beebalm and ginger thyme, sassafras, and straberry leaf nettle, ginger, and hysop horehound and […]


By popular demand, this is Gina Marie’s recipe for Autumn Leaf Herbal Tea – which you may have tasted at the Springfield Botanical Center Grand Opening. Ingredients: Water –  6 cups Rosemary – 2 sprigs Sage Leaf – 3 springs Ginger Root – 3 Tablespoons, chopped Cinnamon Bark – 3 pieces Apple Juice & Honey […]


By: Herb Companion Magazine 1/2 cup blanched slivered almonds 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, stems removed 1/2 tablespoon grated lemon zest 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon pure lemon extract All-purpose flour, for dusting work surface Garnish 6 to 8 ounces […]