Herbal Educator

Herbal Educator


I love to review the story of roses, rosewater, and rose oil produced each spring in the fragrant city of Taif, Saudi Arabia. The best part of the story is that the rose can help you every day. It is useful, practical and at the same time luxurious!

A simple recipe for cleansing your face calls for mixing 1/8 cup finely ground rose petals with 1/8 cup finely ground lavender, 1 cup finely ground oats, 2 cups white clay, and 1/4 cup finely ground almonds. (Gladstar, The Science and Art of Herbology, Lesson 5). To use this soap replacement, combine 1-2 teaspoons of this mixture with water to form a paste and then gently massage your face. Although you grind ingredients finely, there is still a touch of grit in this recipe which helps to exfoliate your skin. Rinse off with warm water and experience how clean and soft your skin feels. Let me know if it feels amazing to you!

Rosewater is a light and gentle astringent to apply to your face after cleansing. In fact, a natural remedy from Arabia is to "clean the skin and face with rose water or flower water." (Lebling and Pepperdine Evans, Natural Remedies of Arabia, p. 127). It is easy to apply a few drops of rosewater to a cotton pad and gently apply to your face. Rosewater can help to tone and close the pores while simultaneously offering its supportive, uplifting floral fragrance.

The rose has been a traditional remedy for centuries. How will you use it today?
The healthful drink described sounds yummy! I'll highlight the recipe below but you'll find the entire article interesting...

All you need is:
Medium cucumber (half)
Ginger root (a quarter)
Mint leaves (half a cup)
Preparation process:
First you need to wash the ingredients and then cut them. The ginger needs to be peeled before that. Put them in a small jar of water and leave it for the night. In the morning, you should strain the drink and consume it before you eat and throughout the day you should take the rest of the treatment.
I saw some folks posting on natural ways to repel bugs so I thought I'd share this post...
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thenational.ae 08/23/2019

A glimpse into the lives of the Flower Men of Saudi Arabia – a colourful tribe with deep roots

Absolutely love seeing these men adorned with the fragrant herbs and flowers of the Asir region. While living in Saudi Arabia, I had the chance to visit the Habala Hanging Village, the traditional village of Rijal Alma, and Abha. To capture more of the unique ways that herbs and spices are used in Saudi Arabia, check out the kindle edition of Natural Remedies of Arabia at my Amazon Author Central link at https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00JI46IIC


thenational.ae They wear garlands in their hair and live high up in the mountains; now their traditions are being shared with the world


Square Foot Gardening Foundation

My mom taught me to scent a hanky prior to long flights and inhale selected essential oils as one way to stay healthy. This article outlines the benefits of inhaling rosemary essential oil. A good read!!!

We LOVE rosemary for cooking, but did you know just sniffing it can help with memory?

remedy.thesacredscience.com 06/05/2019

New Documentary Series Explores The Healing Power Of Herbs

This documentary series should be very interesting. I watched the first episode and enjoyed the perspectives shared. You can watch the trailer and register as well to enjoy a great series on natural remedies. Enjoy!

remedy.thesacredscience.com Watch the trailer: https://remedy.thesacredscience.com/register-g


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Getting familiar with a comfrey plant... When your comfrey plant seems overgrown with stems falling over to the ground, do you cut it back to encourage more growth? It certainly keeps the comfrey plant and garden more attractive.


Adrianna is enjoying the spiderwort plant (Tradescantia Virginian L.) which was a gift from her piano teacher. An interesting discovery is that its young leaves have been chopped into salads and that its flowers can be candied and eaten too!

herbal-kitchen.com 05/22/2019

My Herbal Kitchen

Would anyone like to try rose lemonade? I love the teachings of Kami McBride. Enjoy this recipe!


herbal-kitchen.com ● Lemonade is not just for hot summer days, learn the year-round healing benefits of drinking herbal lemonade● Get your downloadable recipe sheet and make a 3 ingredient batch of herbal lemonade today

thespruceeats.com 05/13/2019

Egyptian Fava Bean Breakfast Dish

What a great reminder. I love eating these beans for breakfast!

thespruceeats.com Recipe for a popular Middle Eastern breakfast dish made with cooked fava beans, eggs and pita bread.

mymodernmet.com 05/12/2019

1,000-Year-Old Illustrated Manuscript of Herbal Remedies Available Online

Definitely a treasure!

mymodernmet.com The British Library has digitized the only surviving illustrated Anglo-Saxon herbal remedies manual, making the Medieval manuscript available online.

aramcoexpats.com 04/18/2019

Aramcons Savor Hamour from the Arabian Gulf

I grew up eating Hamour from the Arabian Gulf. Such deliciousness! It is fun to browse the recipes savored by fellow Aramcons. Notice the natural herbs and spices used in the fish recipes: parsley, pepper, mace, paprika, garlic, etc... Some of these ingredients are also natural remedies used by the people of Arabia to support better health. Couldn't be tastier!

aramcoexpats.com Aramcons Savor Hamour from the Arabian Gulf By AramcoExPats.com / / 15 November 2006 Hamour (brown-spotted grouper) has been the basis of many remarkable and memorable dishes enjoyed by Aramcons. This highly prized grouper, also known as hamour Epinephelus tauvina or Tawina grouper is one of several...


Comfrey is starting to pop up. Its fresh, deep green leaves are a big treat to our rabbit who likes a daily sprig.

rebootwithjoe.com 03/24/2019

In the Reboot Kitchen: Fenne-tastic Juice | Joe Cross

This is a great way to experience fennel!!

rebootwithjoe.com Last week, I was so impressed with the fennel juice and how light and refreshing it was that I decided to do another fennel based juice this week. Fennel is great for the stomach and digestion and particularly high in calcium. Other health benefits of fennel are its ability to calm intestinal colic....


Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

Love using aloe vera gel in homemade face cream!

Aloe vera is incredibly healing plant- use as your skin care product or in cooking, as well as juices and smoothies! Now the question is: how to grow it at your home!

amazon.com 08/30/2018

Blue Lily Organics Raw Black Seeds (Nigella Sativa) - Certified Organic (8 oz)

For those who may not have heard of black seed, it is Nigella sativa, literally a black seed that has been used for centuries as food and traditional medicine throughout the Middle East. It has been used to treat acne, asthma, colds, abdominal pain, and etc... It can flavor your vegetable dishes or garnish your cheese pies while providing its benefits.

If you would like to sample a little bit to see what it's all about, try: https://amzn.to/2N363oc

Let me know how you like it!

amazon.com Blue Lily Organics brings to you organic, fresh, raw and pure black cumin Nigella seeds. These seeds have been carefully picked and packed at the source. These seeds are rich in anti oxidant and anti inflammatory properties. They have been known to improve the immune system according to various a...

amazon.com 08/30/2018

Premium Black Seed Oil Cold Pressed Egyptian Black Seed Oil -- 8 oz by Sweet Sunnah

A remedy shared in "Natural Remedies of Arabia" (Lebling and Pepperdine, 2006, p. 77) combines black seed, cardamom, and ginger heated in olive oil and then rubbed over the body. This recipe is in reference to coughs and colds.

I have enjoyed the variation of using black seed oil in my DIY natural remedies of Arabia. Would you like to try some black seed oil?


amazon.com SweetSunnah Black Seed Oil Packed In only a Plastic Bottle , is Derived from the Fresh Seeds of the Nigella Sativa plant which is Carefully extracted with COLD-PRESSED method in order to ensure Fresh oil at the highest Standard May Promotes total health of the body when used on a daily basis.*


Fibonacci in the Pineapple

Aiden prepared a video on Fibonacci and the pineapple.

You can watch it at https://youtu.be/TzcCOBPUICY

If you haven't yet had a chance to pick up Aiden's Kindle book covering the Fibonacci numbers in nature, you can still get it at

Aiden explains how he finds the Fibonacci principle relating to the pineapple.


Nature Printing

Have you ever tried painting a leaf and pressing it on a piece of paper to see its impression? That's how easy nature printing is. You can make cards and decorate notebooks all while learning more about the natural world around you.


Homeschooled by Nature

Aiden is studying first aid...


30 Miracle Healing Benefits of Black Seed Oil - Dr. Alan Mandell, D.C.

It's interesting to listen to health professionals discussing the benefits of black seed oil. Black seed (Nigella sativa) is one of the natural remedies of Arabia and has been popular in the Middle East for centuries. If you are in the US and interested in trying this interesting oil, it is produced organically in New York by a company called Sweet Sunnah. Please use this link to order - https://amzn.to/2LpiFBj

Black seed oil is often used externally on the skin but should you like to try it internally, soft gel capsules of black seed oil are available at: https://amzn.to/2M2BE68

Let me know how you like it!

Hundreds of scientific peer-reviewed articles that have been published about the proven health benefits of black seed oil. The beneficial properties of black...

amazon.com 05/29/2018

Metal Plant Labels Garden Markers Nursery Tags Reusable Planting Gardening Seedling Labels for Vegetable Herb Flower Greenhouse Set of 18,With 36 Pcs Self-adhesive Polyester Labels (White-10.7")

Do you have some new plants in your garden that you would like to label? These labels seem easy to use and may help you to remember all those Latin names.

Order them at https://amzn.to/2xmAiQm

amazon.com The metal plant labels are perfect for potted plants,vegetables,herbs,flowers,nursery stock,greenhouse and etc. They will make your plants different and more beautiful.They are great garden markers or nursery tags. The self-adhesive polyester labels are waterproof and corrosion resistance.You mus...


Natural Remedies of Arabia: The Book

The flavored water recipe in this article sounds so delicious I had to share... It says:

"All you need is:

Medium cucumber (half)
Ginger root (a quarter)
Mint leaves (half a cup)

Preparation process:

First you need to wash the ingredients and then cut them. The ginger needs to be peeled before that. Put them in a small jar of water and leave it for the night. In the morning, you should strain the drink and consume it before you eat and throughout the day..."

These are some or Arabia's great natural remedies. Let me know how you enjoy this!

This has been proposed as an anti-cancer drink. It is made up of four Arabian natural remedies and water....

realfarmacy.com 05/03/2018

Native American Tea That Kills Cancer, Kept Secret for over 100 Years

I really like the story about this tea...

realfarmacy.com For over 50 years, a humble nurse used this tea successfully with many terminal cancer patients from her clinic in the...


Sage Herb and Oil

A little fun with sage?

Highlights Salvia officinales and how to use it in aromatic, natural healing, and craft applications (Recorded with http://screencast-o-matic.com)

food52.com 05/27/2017

Louisa Shafia's Watermelon, Mint, and Cider Vinegar Tonic

sounds delicious...

food52.com The most refreshing drink for your sunny picnics and barbecues doesn't have alcohol or sugar -- just vinegar, of course.


Homeschooled by Nature

Preparing spa bags to use with your bath can be very fun. Just put up to 1.5 cups of dried chamomile in a drawstring bag, add soap shavings if you have some, and let the bag get completely wet as you bathe. You can use it to wash your body and it will produce a delightful smell of chamomile. Kids really enjoy this! Have you ever made a spa bath bag before? Perhaps with lavender? More fun to come!


Homeschooled by Nature

Adrianna reports making a Margherita pizza with basil as her favorite activity in the last Junior Herbalist class, followed by her harvesting some lemon balm and chocolate mint to transplant into another planter - a "tea pot," or a pot full of herbs used to make teas.

What are your favorite herbs for teas or homemade pizza toppings?.


Let's Meet Up Friday, May 19th, 8-9 am. (My residence, Sterling, VA) Let's get together bright and early! There are 4 basic ways to use essential oils. Come learn how to apply them to the skin, how to use a diffuser for inhalation, and what the other two methods are!!! Be prepared to have lots of fun! RSVP for more details! [email protected]


Let's Meet Up Friday, May 19th, 8-9 am. (My residence, Sterling, VA) Let's get together bright and early! There are 4 basic ways to use essential oils. Come learn how to apply them to the skin, how to use a diffuser for inhalation, and what the other two methods are!!! Be prepared to have lots of fun! RSVP for more details! [email protected]


Homeschooled by Nature

Well, here is Roman and German chamomile side by side? How do you tell them apart? And NO, it isn't to read the labels... If you're a curious kid between the ages of 8-12, join my Junior Herbalist class event coming up on May 15th to learn how!


Homeschooled by Nature

Herb classes packed with fun and education...This is the place to experience herbs, for kids ages 8-12 and interested parents as well!

[05/03/17]   Join in on the fun - for kids 8-12 years!


Your First Essential Oil

This video will explain how to use essential oils for the first time!


How to safely begin using oils

yldist.com 02/02/2017

Home | Donna Evans

To order essential oils, please visit yldist.com/donnaevans


youngliving.com 12/06/2016

All About Frankincense

It's a great time of the year to review Frankincense. So much history, religion, commerce, and aromatherapy center around this tree resin.

To order frankincense essential oil, see yldist.com/donnaevans

WHAT does Frankincense smell like? If it was given to Jesus, why do we use it now? Put a drop in your hands, inhale, or apply it to your skin! Enjoy it! Read about its benefits at
You will never want to be without this essential oil ever again.

All About Frankincense
Frankincense’s rich history is woven tightly with humanity’s, and it remains an important part of many people’s lives. Use our infographic to see how you can incorporate it into yours! What’s your favorite way to use Frankincense? Tell us in…

Purchase the best essential oil of frankincense at yldist.com/donnaevans

youngliving.com Frankincense’s rich history is woven tightly with humanity’s, and it remains an important part of many people’s lives. Use our infographic to see how you can incorporate it into yours! What’s your favorite way to use Frankincense? Tell us in the comments!

app.webinarjam.net 11/16/2016

WEBINARJAM | Appalachian Trail 101

app.webinarjam.net Start your learning journey along the Appalachian Trail and be inspired to get outdoors on this amazing historic hiking pathway from Georgia to Maine


Trees of the Appalachian Trail

This is your chance to enjoy the trees of the Appalachian Trail!

Trees of the Appalachian Trail

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