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 […]

Herb Walk October 18th

Bo Brown will be leading us on an edible herb/plant walk at Busiek State Park.  The Cost is $6.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members.  Everyone attending should plan to meet at the commuter parking lot north West of 65 on Evans Road at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon October 18th.  We will car pool […]

SWEET DREAMS TEA

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.

IDEAS FOR TEA BLENDS

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 […]

AUTUMN LEAF HERBAL TEA RECIPE

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 […]

LEMON-THYME SHORTBREAD COOKIES RECIPE

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 […]

SEVEN-SPICE MIX

3/4 T. dried marjoram 3/4 T. dried thyme 3/4 T. dried savory 1/4 t. dried basil 1/4 t. dried rosemary 1/8 t. dried sage 1/8 t. fennel seeds Mix all ingredients and place in a sealed container.  Use to season chicken, vegetables, and meat.

HOLLYHOCK AND PEAR SALAD RECIPE:

Hollyhocks flowers are delicious to eat, having a light floral flavor which changes in description from person to person and plant to plant. 4 pears, cored and cut into slices (peel if preferred) 1/4 pint pear or white grape juice 8 hollyhock flowers, with their center stamens removed 4 whole hollyhock flowers for garnish Put […]