Category: Herbal DIY

A Tour of My Working Home Apothecary

A few years ago I did a mini tour of my home apothecary, and it has been one of the most popular posts here at indieherbalist. It offered a glimpse into how I like to […]

Perfect Bee Balm Infused Water for a Beautiful Summer Solstice

Summer solstice is right around the corner, and if you are looking for the perfect refreshments to share with your friends, this bee balm, mint, and melon infused water won’t disappoint. It’s very simple to […]

Ultimate Guide to Herbal Books

 Does anyone else have gloriously disorganized bookshelves? I’m a stickler for keeping my herbal extracts and supplies organized, but my books. . . not so much. I have a quick eye to find whatever book […]

12 New Year’s Resolutions for Every Herbalist

One of my favorite traditions for New Year’s is making a list of 12 herbal projects or activities I want to try in the coming months. Over the years, my list has included recipes I […]

Violet Oxymel

Sweet violets are in full swing here on the farm! So far, I have made sweet violet tea, attempted to make sweet violet syrup, and have made two types of violet blossom vinegar. The success […]

Foraging and Using Tulip Tree

Tulip tree (Liriodedron tulipifera), also known as tulip poplar or tulip magnolia, is a native medicinal herb and old folk remedy of the Appalachians. In my experience, tulip tree bark is easily gathered from downed […]

Organizing Your Herbal Tools & Supplies

  ​Maybe you’ve just started learning about herbs, but you’ve already managed to gather an impressive collection of dried herbs, extracts, supplies, and information. Feeling overwhelmed about how to organize your herbal accouterments and notes? […]