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 …

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 …

Ginger Chamomile Digestive Tea (a bitter tea to help you with digestion)- Scratch Mommy

A Bitter Tea Recipe To Help Aid Digestion

The summer season can be one of picnics, campouts, and potlucks…a season of food shared in large quantities at weddings, family reunions, and vacations. These are important moments in life and shouldn’t be avoided, however they can also wreak havoc on our digestive systems. Help your body feel its best, even after overeating, with a cup of this warming and bitter …

Oregon Grape Root- Learn about our favorite uses and benefits.- Scratch Mommy

Learn About Oregon Grape Root

Herbs have a special place both in my heart and my pantry shelf. Recently a new member joined our little family – Oregon Grape Root. Since Oregon is my home I am bit embarrassed to admit that it took me ten years of living here to find out that oregon grape is the state flower. I decided to make amends …

Here is quite the success story about a special DIY Pregnancy Tea Recipe. Talk about two wildly different deliveries of babies! Learn how to make it here...

Soothing Pregnancy Tea Recipe

Ok, mammas this is one for the books. (That means you need to save this one!) I mean you had me at soothing……and it can help during labor. Now I am sold! During my first pregnancy, I kind of winged it. You know, I ate healthy here and there and made sure not to consume too much caffeine. I tried …

You Would Be ‘Blessed’ To Have This Holy Thistle In Your Gardens!

Welcome to Part Three of my gardening miniseries where I’m introducing a few things I’m growing in my gardens this summer (and tell you why I’m growing them)! Click the links for parts one (German Chamomile) and two (Orange Giant Amaranth). Today I’d like to introduce you to a a lovely flower/herb/thistle called Blessed or Holy Thistle (Cardernia benedicta). According …