Herbalism & Herbs

In days past women relied on simple wisdom, common sense, and pantries well-stocked with herbs to help their families with common ailments. With few exceptions, these herbal remedies were made from plants and herbs that grew in the kitchen garden or were gathered in fields and woods. People are again becoming aware of the importance of returning to the use of whole foods and healthy herbs in their lives. Here you can explore the natural world of plants & herbs to help you live a simpler and healthier life.

Herbal Courses from beginner to advanced

Does Any of this Sound Familar?

When wanting to learn about healing herbs, it can feel impossible to know where to begin. There are thousands of books and websites. There are even more herbs and remedies. How do you know where to start learning or which herb to use?

The Outdoor Apothecary eliminates the overwhelm and makes learning about herbs simple. We believe that everyone should have access to the healing herbs that grow around them. There is no need to buy expensive supplements when you already have a powerful apothecary in your own kitchen, garden, or even in your yard. We demystify herbal medicine. It’s what we do, and we have a lot of fun doing it.

Herbs

bath soak recipe
Herbs
Barbi Gardiner

Cedarwood and Sage Winter Bath Soak Recipe

This evergreen forest bath salt is my very favorite bath soak recipe for winter.  Luxurious Dead Sea salt is combined with other therapeutic salts along with the grounding and antimicrobial nature of pine needles, cedar, juniper, and sage for a relaxing bath.

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fire cider
Herbs
Barbi Gardiner

Fire Cider for Incredible Seasonal Immune Support

As the colder weather starts to set in, many of us start worrying about how we’ll stay healthy during the season. One great way to boost your immunity is by using fire cider. This natural remedy is easy to make and can help keep you healthy all winter long. Keep reading for instructions on how to make your own fire cider and some of its benefits.

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what is witch hazel for
DIY Skills
Barbi Gardiner

What is Witch Hazel For? Make Your Own Useful Extract

In this blog post, we will answer the question what is witch hazel for as well as other questions about this valuable herb.  We will explore what this herb is, what it does, how to use it, and even how to make your own witch hazel extract. 

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autumn olive berries
Herbs
Barbi Gardiner

Autumn Olive Berries: An Amazing Superfood

Autumn olive berries are a magical fruit that can be found in the fall months. These berries have been used to make teas and jellies, and fruit leathers, but they also serve as an herb for maintaining overall health. In this blog post, we’ll talk about identifying, harvesting, and enjoying the many benefits of Autumn Olive Berries.

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Herbal Remedies

Herbal Self-Care

Herbal Tea

goldenrod tea
Herbs

Goldenrod Tea: The Magic of a Joyful Ritual

In a world where we often find ourselves feeling overwhelmed or stressed, it’s important to take time for joy. Goldenrod tea is the perfect way to do this because of its uplifting qualities and sunny yellow color that makes us feel happy just looking at it. Learn how and why you should brew some of this liquid joy today!

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Botany & Wildcrafting Course by Herbal Academy

Favorite Herbal Publications

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