July August 2022 Essential Herbal (digital)

July August 2022 Essential Herbal (digital)

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Table of Contents:

Cover, Tina Sams
Mixed media, eco-prints

Crossword Puzzle
We made it all about the content in this issue!

Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams
I always think things seem boring around here, but it’s all about perspective.

Herbal Happy Hour, Alicia Allen
Several refreshing, herbalicious cocktails with delightful noshes to go along with them.

Harvesting Your Herbs, Kathy Musser
Learn how to trim back and harvest without injuring your plants.

The Versatility of Yarrow, Kristine Brown RH(AGH)
Beloved Yarrow, a favorite of many herbalists, is profiled here.

Book Review - The Intimate Herbal
New, unique, and full of good information!

Lavender Sachets, Marci Tsohonis
Several really cool ways to create sachets – pattern included for the patchwork.

Tincturing with Glycerin, Susanna Reppert Brill
We often talk about alcohol tinctures, but there’s another great way to create tinctures for those who prefer not to use alcohol.

Training Table Pasta, Marci Tsohonis
Garlic, olives, feta, sun-dried tomatoes… sign me up!

Cooling Beverages from Summer’s Bounty, Marcy Lautanen Raleigh
“Summer Weed Tea” anyone?  One of several ideas offered for brewing.

Herb Salt Blends for Health & Wellness, Jessicka Nebesni
Cut back on sodium while adding flavor and healthful ingredients.

Botanical Summertime Skin Care, Kristine Clay
Some super-helpful skin care ingredients that you might want to incorporate into your creations.  

Arnica Salve, Marci Tsohonis 
Arnica is one of those salves we really need to have around the house for aches, pains, and sprains.

Botanical Printing on Paper, Tina Sams
Printmaking 101, a very simple explanation of several methods to get a nice print from plants.

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Our wonderful, generous writers.