Herbal Insights

Jasmine Flower Ice Cream
Recipes & Formulas | Specific Herbs
Jasmine Recipes: Jasmine Flower Ice Cream
Jasmine has been used to flavor many traditional dishes, and more popularly, teas.
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Herbal Insights Deep Dive
Specific Herbs
Herbal Insights Deep Dive: The Basics and Benefits of Jasmine
Jasmine is not a new or trendy herb.
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Customer Spotlight
Skincare and Beauty | Small Business
Rose Petals Make for Pretty Products: Customer Spotlight
We’ve been exploring the uses and benefits of rose petals throughout our Herbal Insights Deep Dive.
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Skin & Beauty Products
Skincare and Beauty | Small Business
Time-tested Botanicals are the Future of New Skin & Beauty Products
Herbal skin and beauty products have taken the beauty industry by storm.
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Rose Petal Recipes
Specific Herbs
Rose Petal Recipes: Soothing Rose Face Mask
What better way to celebrate and practice self-care than with a homemade face mask?
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Rose Petal Recipes
Recipes & Formulas | Skincare and Beauty
Rose Petal Recipes: Rose Petal Milk Bath Soak
Why take a plain old bath, when with just a few ingredients, you can take your bath from boring to spa-worthy.
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Herbal Insights Deep Dive
Specific Herbs
Herbal Insights Deep Dive: How to Use Rose Petals and Herbal Pairings
Rose, a gentle yet powerful herb, has proved to be so much more than its beauty and rich, floral aroma.
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Herbal Insights Deep Dive
Specific Herbs
Herbal Insights Deep Dive: The Basics and Benefits of Rose Petals
Rose is one of the most well-known and revered herbs throughout history; A cultural symbol for love and beauty and one of the most well-loved flowers.
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Essential Botanicals for the Beauty Industry
Skincare and Beauty | Small Business
Essential Botanicals for the Beauty Industry
Herbs were used as an ancient remedy that can be traced back to the Egyptians and other ancient civilizations.
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Herbal Insights Deep Dive
Beverage
Elderberry Recipes: Berry Boost Herbal Tea & Elderberry Shrub Mocktail
There are almost endless ways to use elderberries in recipes.
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Herbal Insights Deep Dive
Specific Herbs
Herbal Insights Deep Dive: Elderberry Uses, and Herbal Pairings
Elderberries are a product of the elder tree and are used to flavor various foods and beverages.
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Herbal Insights Deep Dive
Specific Herbs
Herbal Insights Deep Dive: The Basics & Benefits of Elderberry
Elderberry cocktails, wines, teas, and tinctures have definitely seen a rise in popularity over the past decade.
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Teas for Immunity, Sleep, and Relaxation
Beverage | Small Business | Specific Herbs
Teas for Immunity, Sleep, and Relaxation
We’ve seen the rise of low sugar, functional beverages, a growing number of non-alcoholic drinks hit the market, and a new (and renewed) interest in tea—all amplified if not a result of the pandemic.
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Three Ways Turmeric is Used in Commercial Applications
Small Business | Specific Herbs
Three Ways Turmeric is Used in Commercial Applications
In the last few Herbal Insights Deep Dives, we have examined turmeric in depth by exploring its taste and benefits.
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Herbal Insights Deep Dive
Specific Herbs
Herbal Insights Deep Dive: How to Use Turmeric & Herbal Pairings
Using turmeric in the kitchen is one of the most traditional ways to bring this herb into your life.
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Herbal Insights Deep Dive
Specific Herbs
Turmeric Formulas and Recipes
As part of our herbal deep dive, we’d like to provide you with a few creative ways to utilize turmeric.
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Herbal Insights Deep Dive
Specific Herbs
Herbal Insights Deep Dive: The Basics and Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric has, arguably, become one of the most popular healing herbs in recent years.
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Product Roundup
Beverage | Small Business
Product Roundup: Clean Drinking with Botanical Beverages
Gaining energy, boosting spirits, or sipping something tasty doesn’t have to cost consumers their health.
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Herbal Insights Deep Dive
Specific Herbs
Herbal Insights Deep Dive: How To’s and Benefits of Hibiscus
You may recognize the hibiscus flower as the beauty that graces Hawaiian shirts, board shorts, or anything tropical and beachy.
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Trending Botanicals in Food and Beverage
Beverage | Food | Small Business
Trending Botanicals in Food and Beverage
As we enter an age where more and more people are becoming health-conscious, folks are looking beyond just exercise and nutrition and turning to herbs and supplements to enhance their healthy lifestyle.
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Zero-Proof Spirits Movement Creates Demand for Botanicals
Beverage | Food | Small Business
Zero-Proof Spirits Movement Creates Demand for Botanicals
There are certain herbs and spices that are repeat players in zero-proof spirits and beers. They prove to be functional in more ways than just flavor.
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Handmade Holiday Gift Guide
Beverage | Home
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide
It’s gifting time! To make it easy for you, we’ve created some gift packages that are simple to put together.
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2022 Food and Beverage Trends
Food | Small Business
2022 Food and Beverage Trends
Four of the top 10 Whole Foods Market 2022 predictions contain ingredients that we have in stock, most of which are sourced directly from farmers and growers.
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Beverages Say Hello to Botanicals and Bye to Sweeteners
Food | Small Business
Beverages Say Hello to Botanicals
Botanical-flavored beverages are on the rise as consumers are looking for more than just a refreshing drink
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Customer Spotlight Plum Deluxe
Customer Spotlight | Small Business
Customer Spotlight Plum Deluxe
Plum Deluxe was born out of a blog dedicated to savoring small moments and has grown into a thriving business.
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Tea: Basics and the Basics of Blending
Beverage
Tea Basics and the Basics of Blending Tea
2021 — March 16th
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Top Ten Herbs and Botanicals Consumers Are Buying Online
Small Business
Top Ten Herbs Consumers Buy Online
Consumers are getting more knowledgeable about the role that herbs can play in addressing these needs.
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Herbal Happy Hour - An Annual Libation Celebration
Beverage
Herbal Happy Hour
2020 — New Year's Eve

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Homemade Holiday Hooch
Beverage | Home
Homemade Holiday Hooch
2020 — New Year's Eve
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Making the Most of Mulling Spices
Home
Making the Most of Mulling Spices
2020 — Nov 2nd
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Camping Meals
Home
Foil Proof Camping Meals
2020 — Oct 14th
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Spice Blends from Scratch
Skincare and Beauty
Herbal Self Care
2020 — May 31st
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Herbal Household Hacks - A Greener Clean
Home
Herbal Household Hacks - A Greener Clean (reprise)
2020 — April 18th
2014 — April 8th

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Aromatherapy Formula Basics for Essential Oils
Skincare and Beauty
Aromatherapy: Formula Basics for Essential Oils (reprise)
2020 — March 2nd
2011 — Oct

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The Sweet Story of Hibiscus
Specific Herbs
The Sweet Story of Hibiscus
2020 — Feb 14th
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Medieval Concoctions
Beverage
Medieval Concoctions
2019 — New Year's Eve
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Making Simple Syrups
Beverage | Food
Making Simple Syrups
2019 — Nov 2nd
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Healthy Hiking Treats
Home
Healthy Hiking Treats
2019 — Sept 28th
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Seasoning from Scratch
Home
Seasonings from Scratch
2019 — Sept 13th
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Herbal Honey
Food
Herbal Honeys
2019 — July 22nd
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The Story of Carmelite Water
Specific Herbs
The Story of Carmelite Water
2019 — June 12th
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temp
Specific Herbs
The Joys of Juniper
2019 — May 12th
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Herbal Glycerites 101
Home
Herbal Glycerites 101
2019 — Apr 12th
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COFFEE: from goat to gourmet
Beverage
Coffee - From Goat to Gourmet
2019 — Mar 12th
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Making Herbal Bitters
Food | Home
Making Herbal Bitters
2019 — Feb 14th
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All That Glitters
Home
All That Glitters
2018 — New Year's Eve
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Appreciating Herbal Holidays
Home
Appreciating Herbal Holidays
2018 — Dec 17th
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Testing Section HIGHLIGHT
Specific Herbs
The Hedgerow Herb European Elder
2018 — Nov 2nd
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The Scents of the Season
Home
Getting The Scents of the Season
2018 — Sept 28th
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08 Natural Hair Dying
Skincare and Beauty
Natural Hair Dyeing
2018 — Aug 16th
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Moroccan Mint Tea
Beverage | Specific Herbs
Moroccan Mint Tea
2018 -— June 26th
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05 Tinkering with Tinctures
Skincare and Beauty
Tinkering with Tinctures
2018 — May 14th
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04 A Mothers Day of Your Own Making
Home
A Mother’s Day of Your Own Making
2018 — Apr 25th
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test landing
Specific Herbs
Crazy for Catnip
2018 — Mar 5th
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Food | Skincare and Beauty | Specific Herbs
For The Love of Chocolate
2018 — Jan 30th
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Cooking with TEA
Food
Cooking with TEA
2018 — Jan 17th
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Simple One Pot Meals
Food
Simple One Pot Meals
2017 — Nov 20th
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Preserving the Harvest & Recipes for Canning
Food | Home
Preserving the Harvest & Recipes for Canning
2017 – September 21st (update)
2012 – September 21st
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PAWS for Pest Control
Home
PAWS for Pest Control - Fighting Pests Naturally
2017 — July 31st
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Magnificent Mint
Specific Herbs
Magnificent Mint
2017 — June 26th
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Turmeric - The Golden Spice
Specific Herbs
Turmeric - The Golden Spice
2017 — May 2nd
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Literary Libations
Beverage | Home
Literary Libations
2016 — New Year's Eve
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Pie - A Slice of Life
Food
Pie - A Slice of Life
2016 — Oct 24th
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Herbal Formulas for Late Summer Skin Care
Skincare and Beauty
Herbal Formulas for Late Summer Skin Care
2016 — Aug 2nd
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Breakfast in Bed
Home
Breakfast in Bed
2016 — March 22nd
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Beat the Heat
Home | Skincare and Beauty
Beat the Heat
2015 — Aug 4th
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DIY Dry Rubs
Food
DIY Dry Rubs
2015 — June 2nd
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The Art of Dyeing Naturally
Skincare and Beauty
The Art of Dyeing Naturally
2015 — May 5th
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DIY Homemade Herbal Soap
Skincare and Beauty
DIY Homemade Herbal Soap
2015 — Mar 31st
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Cinnamon Sins
Specific Herbs
Cinnamon Sins
2014 — Sept 12th
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A Passion for Pepper: Parsing Peppercorn
Specific Herbs
A Passion for Pepper - A Parsing of Peppercorn
2014 — July 11th
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Six Super Simple Superfoods
Food
Six Super Simple Superfoods
2014 — June 12th
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Chillin' with the Chili Peppers
Food | Specific Herbs
Chillin' with the Chili Peppers - A Peppering of Info
2014 — May 7th
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The Skinny on Scrubs: Exfoliates and Oils
Skincare and Beauty
The Skinny on Scrubs: Exfoliates and Oils
2014 — Mar 11th
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Cozy Comforts - Winter Comfort Foods
Food
Cozy Comforts - Winter Comfort Foods
2014 — Feb 14th
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Chai Something Nice
Beverage | Specific Herbs
Chai Something Nice
2014 — Jan 22nd
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Crazy for Cookies
Food
Crazy for Cookies
2013 — Dec 12th
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A Parade of Pumpkin & Some Spice Advice
Beverage | Food
A Parade of Pumpkin & Some Spice Advice
2013 – Nov 18th
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Soul Soothing Soup
Home | Skincare and Beauty
Soul Soothing Soup
2013 – Oct 9th
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Make A Summer Salad Splash: Salad Making Tips  & Summer Salad Recipes
Food
Make A Summer Salad Splash: Salad Making Tips & Summer Salad Recipes
2013 – Aug 2nd
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The Thrill of The Grill & How to Get Your Spice On Grilling Recipes & Tips
Food | Home
The Thrill of The Grill & How to Get Your Spice On Grilling Recipes & Tips
2013 – July 1st
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5 Seasonings for the 5th of May & Authentic Latin American Recipes
Home
5 Seasonings for the 5th of May
2013 – April 25th
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Herbal Spa
Skincare and Beauty
Herbal Spa - DIY Recipes
2013 — Spring
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Giving Thanks
Home
Giving Thanks
2012 – November 21st
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Herbal Crafts that Make Scents
Home
Herbal Crafts that Make Scents
2012 – October 11th
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Select Spices of India
Beverage | Food
Select Spices of India
2012 – August 21st
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The Lure of Lavender
Specific Herbs
The Lure of Lavender
2012 — June
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Apricot Kernel Oil: Uses and Benefits
Specific Herbs
Apricot Kernel Oil: Uses and Benefits
2011 — Oct
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Spice Trade
Home
Spice Trade History
2011 — Nov
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Chia Seed - From Ancient Mayan Staple to Modern Superfood
Food
Chia Seed - From Ancient Mayan Staple to Modern Superfood
2009 — July
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Caffeine in Tea
Beverage
Caffeine in Tea - A Tale of More or Less?
General Info
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