Category: Herbal DIY

The Best Time to Harvest Yarrow

When is the best time to harvest yarrow? Like waiting on strawberries to be ripe, judging the best time to harvest yarrow means you’ll need to check your plants periodically and evaluate what stage they […]

How to Get Started as a Home Herbalist This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to take the first steps for becoming your own herbalist. It’s the best season to dabble in the garden and long, sunny days mean that inspiration for connecting to the […]

Want to Learn How to Make Fantastic Herbal Teas?

If you want to learn how to blend your own herbal teas, or are an herbal tea fanatic who is always on the lookout for wonderful new recipes to try, you need to take a […]

How to Make Herbal First Aid Kits from Vintage Luggage

If you are interested in building out an herbal first aid kit, let me take a moment to warn you: it can easily become a bit of an obsession. There are many different styles and […]

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 […]

3 Reasons to Use Dried Herbs Instead of Fresh

​Dried herbs are easier to obtain than fresh, but are you missing out by not having access to fresh herbs? Not at all! For several reasons, dried herbs are usually a better choice than fresh, […]

Glycerin vs. Alcohol for the Best Herbal Extracts

​​ Herbal extracts can be made with either alcohol or glycerin. Home herbalists often have lots of questions about the difference between these two types of herbal extracts. So what’s the difference? Why choose one […]

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 […]