April 24, 2018


Piperitone is a ketone as found in dill, spearmint, cornmint, calamint, catnip, peppermint, and certain eucalyptus species. Many ketones can be toxic internally and topically.  Some can be convulsant, toxic to the liver, or neurotoxic in high doses.  Do not overuse or use for prolonged periods of time. Links to Plants […]
June 3, 2018

Colorful Mojito Recipes

The mojito is a Cuban drink imparting a sweet citrus flavor with a minty zing, and great for cooling off in the Summer.  Here are a few twists on the traditional mojito recipe.  Try making these colorful mojitos for a splash of refreshing fun. How to Make a Blue Mojito […]
July 12, 2018

Spearmint (Mentha spicata) Research

Latin Name: Mentha spicata Family: Lamiaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
July 13, 2018


July 13, 2018

Green Hydration Smoothie

This Green Hydration smoothie has a beautiful earthy green hue and is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes for good health and hydration.  Add the matcha green tea powder for an energy boost, plus a more vibrant green color! Green Hydration Smoothie Ingredients 1 green apple, cored and cut into […]
July 13, 2018

Spearmint & Orange – Wake Up Water

Wake up to the fresh and invigorating flavors of spearmint & orange.  These two herbal pick-me-ups have been used as a folk remedy to help improve alertness.  In a few human studies, spearmint and orange have shown to help increase cognitive function and boost mood. Spearmint & Orange – Wake […]
July 23, 2018

Using Essential Oils to Balance the 7 Chakras

Plants vibrate waves of Mother Earth’s energy that can help to balance our 7 chakras.  Just as our 7 chakras each have their own designated color and sound, so to can the aroma of a plant and its essential oil be assigned a chakra or set of chakras.  Thus, the […]
December 5, 2018

Easy Loose Herb Tea Gift Idea

Loose Herb Tea is so much better than tea from a bag! Do you have a loved one who enjoys a good cup of tea?  Here is a great gift idea that is easy to make.  Create a lovely loose herb tea gift set.  You just need the dried herbs, […]