Herbal teas are teas made from plants, seeds, flowers, roots or fruits .They have been used as natural home remedies for thousands of years. Making and drinking tea with intentions can help replenish your body , mind , and soul. Discover below 3 teas that can be made easily in your kitchen.
Tea with Hearth Witch “ Spiced Chai Tea” create this warm tea by using: 4 cups of water, 2 tablespoon of Chai tea, 2 cinnamon sticks, ½ teaspoon dry ginger, ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Mix all the ingredients together in a pot and simmer then serve in your favorite tea cup.
Goddess Witch Tea “ Honey Herbal Tea” Create this sweet tea by using: 4 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of Chamomile, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 teaspoon of dried or fresh blueberries. Mix all the ingredients together in a pot and simmer then serve in your favorite tea cup.
Cottage Witch Tea “ Roseberry Tea” Create this aromary tea by using: 4 cups of water, 4 tablespoons of food grade dried roseberrys ( found online) or in herbal grocery stores, 1 tablespoon dried or fresh cranberries. Mix all the ingredients together in a pot and simmer then serve in your favorite tea cup.
*If you decide to use herbs for any health condition, even the minor ones, with herbal remedies, always consult your doctor. Teas that may be completely safe to some people may cause serious side effects in others.
Create an easy natural diffuser for any space in your home or office. No need to light a candle to fill your space with scent, creating these diffusers will continually release their delicate scents.
Display your reed diffuser in a high traffic area where the fragrance can disperse throughout the room with air circulation. It depends on the essential oil fragrance because some reed diffusers are not meant to scent an entire room! Think of reed diffusers like a flower bouquet — you’ll periodically get random whiffs of fragrance. To refresh the scent you would flip your reeds for more fragrance throw, the more reeds you flip and the more often you flip them the faster the fragrance oil will dissipate.
What you will need:
Glass or plastic jar/vase
First collect small dry twigs that will fit perfectly inside your jar/ vase
Secondly, bake all collected twigs at 200 F for 45-60 minutes.
Third, let twigs cool after baking and then use a peeler to peel bark off each twig
Fourth, mix ¼ cup of almond oil and 6 tsp of any choice essential oil and then pour into your jar/vase
Fifth, Insert your peeled twigs into the mixture jar/ after 15 min flip twigs
Then enjoy your own special fragrance
Use caution when flipping reeds over furniture, fragrance oils can leave marks. I suggest flipping reeds over a sink or trash can & Flip twigs every 3 days to refresh the scent
As twigs draw the oils they may change color, this is a sign they are working and filling your room with fragrance- exactly as they were designed to do!
You can create this with little cost and it is an easy way to bring nature into the home!
Our Etsy shop: Printhousedesign1 will be offering DIY diffusers kits starting in Sept.
Did you know that there are actually six native species of bluebonnet that grow in Texas and that all six of them are collectively classified as Texas’ state flower? There’s Lupinus texensis, of course, which is the bluebonnet that we all know and love. However, according to the Native Plant Society, Texas is also home to four other species: Lupinus subcarnosus, Lupinus Havardii, Lupinus concinnus, Lupinus perennis, and Lupinus plattensis
Texas bluebonnets are annual plants, meaning they go from seed to flower to seed in one year. They germinate in the fall and grow throughout the winter, and usually bloom around the end of March to the mid-May. Around mid-May, they form a seedpod, which is green at first but turns yellow and then brown.
Texas bluebonnets are adapted to the rocky, alkaline soils of the Hill Country and to its frequent droughts. In fact, they thrive in heavily disturbed, poor soils and full sun. As for watering your bluebonnets, if possible, using light, well-spaced waterings. Although bluebonnets require some moisture to germinate and grow, they do not like saturated soil. If fall or winter rainfall is low, an occasional watering will help ensure success. As you know nature always has a way of surprising us. Just when you think you have something figured out, nature throws you for a loop every time. For example, bluebonnets are quite simply blue and white flowers, correct? Wrong. Most bluebonnets are blue and white, but the flowers actually come in varying shades of pink, purple, and white as well!
We will be adding more blogs about this beautiful Texan flower next week!
Did you know that Texas is home to 5000-6000 species of native plants. As a state, it is responsible for the conservation of approximately a quarter (25%) of the North American native flora. There are many Perennials that are native to Texas, such as; Angel Trumpet, Blackfoot Daisy, and Coneflower, and Calylophus which can be grown within your garden beds to add a beautiful pop of color!
The Angel Trumpet is commonly grown as ornamentals in frost-free climates and in greenhouses. The large pendulous flowers have a fused trumpet-shaped corolla and can be white, cream, yellow, orange, red, pink, or greenish in color. The flowers of some species can reach up to 50 cm (20 inches) in length. Most species are fragrant at night and attract moths for pollination, though the red angel’s trumpet lacks scent and is pollinated by hummingbirds. The Blackfoot daisy is a slowly creeping perennial that blooms almost full time! Blackfoot daisies like alkaline soils. It’s great for rocky areas and to complement other low-water use plants. It loves full sun, but also does well in light shade. The plant can get 6 to 12 inches tall.One of the best flowering perennials for sunny sites, echinacea, commonly called coneflower is native to Texas. They are heat and drought resistant, easy to grow, bloom for months, make great cut flowers, and attract birds and pollinators. Calylophus berlandieri (Sundrops) A long living evergreen, low-growing woody-based perennial (technically a subshrub) that grows to 1 foot tall and spreads to nearly 3 feet wide with dark green narrow fine-textured soft foliage and bright yellow 1 to 2 inch wide flowers in spring and early summer.
We have exciting news to share with all of our followers! Our shop is taking the leap to move from the coast of NC to the country life in TX. Our Etsy shop has huge plans to grow bigger in Texas, ( seems right since everything is bigger in Texas-LOL) After we are settled we will be joining farmers and vendor markets to sell locally. For the meantime we are having a short Home SALE this weekend ( 5/27–5/30). Our shop will also take a mini break JUNE 6th-20th for the move and for us to settle in at Cooper Texas.