Give your immune system a boost...naturally...with our diy herbal cold care tea. Powerful AND delicious!- Scratch Mommy

Herbal Cold Care Tea

Where you have kids, you have germs. But it makes sense why kids get colds so often; they haven’t finished building their immune systems! So if they’re still building their immune systems, every cough or cold they get is actually a good thing…theoretically. Practically though…colds and flus stink. No one likes getting them and they can wreck havoc on an …

Our soothing and healing Herbal Dry Skin Salve (with chamomile, calendula, & roses) might be just what you need to soften your itchy, dry skin!- Scratch Mommy

Herbal Dry Skin Salve (with chamomile, calendula, & roses)

When skin is dry is can be itchy and uncomfortable. Lotions can be helpful, but sometimes something a little stronger is needed. A beautiful salve is a perfect fit for dry skin. Emollient in nature, salve’s are intensely moisturizing and soothing to itchy, rough, bothersome dry skin.  Salves are typically made from oil and beeswax and have a softer consistency than balms (although the …

Beautiful dried herbs...an easy way to preserve your herbs for use when you have no fresh herbs. Come learn our tips for preserving herbs on Scratch Mommy!

How to Store Herbs for Potency and Longevity

Herbs are some of the easiest things to preserve. Seriously! Listen…if you want to get the most flavor out of your herbs, both from your garden OR if you bought them, there are a few simple steps you need to follow for maximum potency and longevity. Follow the tips below and always have well-preserved, fresh herbs on hand when you are working …

Soothing catnip herbal tea (with 3 beautiful herbs for a tasty calming tea)- Scratch Mommy

Calming Catnip Herbal Tea Recipe

Anxiety is not a pleasant experience. It can be chronic, or seem to come from nowhere, but either way, those who have it want it gone. Gentle nervines like catnip and chamomile are great for calming anxiety and getting your mind and body back to normal. Anxiety is frequently caused by a hormone imbalance in the body, so the first …

Check Out Our 9 Herbs That Benefit Breastfeeding - Scratch Mommy

9 Herbs That Benefit Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is such a natural thing. You have a baby and instantly your body starts gears in motion to help you feed your little one. Unfortunately, it’s not always flawless. Sometimes breastfeeding is difficult. Sometimes you have to put extra work into it. Sometimes you have to go hunting for herbs that help benefit breastfeeding. Herbs? Yes, herbs that benefit breastfeeding. I’ll …

Learn how and where to cut when you prune your herbs- Scratch Mommy

Learn How (and why) To Prune Herbs

  How often do you get a haircut? Every six weeks or so? How does it make your hair feel? Pretty good, huh? Like your hair cut, plants benefit from a trim every now and then, too—especially herbs. But, how do you prune herbs? Keep reading… Pruning herbs will help promote growing and, for the most part, make the plant …