Mother Earth Living

Erin McIntosh

More and more people are giving up conventional shampoo and conditioner in lieu of homemade hair rinses. For shiny, beautiful hair, use gentle cleansers free of chemicals on your hair. Try one of these three herbal hair rinses: Rose-Chamomile, Cacao-Rosemary and Nettle-Lavender.
This Mother's Day, celebrate “Mom” than with the gift of pure relaxation. These five calming handmade Mother's Day gifts will leave her feeling nourished, grounded, peaceful and ready for the daily challenges and triumphs of motherhood.
Iced tea pops make fun treats for hot summer days, only they are healthy for the whole family, totally customizable, and packed with herbal goodness you won’t find in store freezers.
Medicinal vinegars are potent and easy to make at home. A strong alternative for children or those with alcohol sensitivities, this is a wonderful option for making and using herbal medicines.
These nettle chips are deliciously unique and packed with nutrients. Try this perfectly satisfying salty snack in early spring.
Try this delicious recipe for salty, crunchy stinging nettle chips made fresh from the garden.
Drinking tea is the perfect relaxation ritual. Stress less with help from three of my favorite calming tea formulas using calming herbs that can be enjoyed daily.
Learn to craft herbal medicine at home or in the wild using the folk method. This informative and useful guide provides helpful tips and step-by-step instructions for making tinctures the traditional way.
Infusing spirits with your favorite herbs and spices is a fun and easy way to stock your bar for holiday entertaining. They also make the loveliest gift for a cocktail enthusiast!
Chia Seed Drink: Try this deliciously soothing and refreshing cooler recipe made with chia seeds, ripe berries, and hibiscus flowers.
Try this wonderfully herby and spicy recipe for pickling all of your garden favorites!
Erin McIntosh shares a great recipe for a unique nettle biscuit.
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
Discover the tantalizing and aromatic flavors of teas from around the world with some of our guest blogger's favorite blends.
Learn how to press flowers and construct a plant press to preserve your favorite herbs for study, display, or crafts.
Erin McIntosh enjoyed a weekend exploring Western holistic medicine at the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference located at the Ghost Ranch in Abiquiú, New Mexico.
Erin McIntosh spent a weekend in July filled with community herbalism in the Oregon countryside.
The art of healing our bodies with herbs is a new fascination in Erin McIntosh's life. Learn more about her journey on the path to herbalism.
Try these valuable bug repellent formulas for a weekend in the woods.
There is a beauty in discovering the lost art of keying wild plants. Learn more about this practice.

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