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Plantain: Nature's Best Anti-Itch Bug Bite Relief Remedy

Plantain: Nature's Best Anti-Itch Bug Bite Relief Remedy

Oh, sweet summertime! How I love you! The sun rises early and sets late. I get to spend more time in the garden and on long mountain hikes. Honestly, though, summertime in Arkansas is both beautiful and brutal! We have so many bugs, ticks, mosquitos, and chiggers. Fortunately, we also have fireflies! No seriously, during the summer, my whole family is riddled with itchy bug bites and insect stings for months.  

Today I'm going to share one of my favorite summertime herbs with you. Plantain is one of the best natural anti-itch bug bite relief remedy known to humankind! Stick around if you can relate to loving summer and needing relief from all the itchy bug bites.  

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Four Ways to Increase Fertility Naturally

Four Ways to Increase Fertility Naturally

Without adding to the burden of fertility challenges, I’d like to offer up some simple yet profound ways that can support you while you are on this journey. If you'd like to increase fertility naturally, I think there is more to it than something to do or take. Here are the four tips I'd share.

Fertile Ground herbal tincture is intended to support and regulate a healthy menstrual cycle, improve fertility and prepare the body for pregnancy.

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How to Nurture a New Mom

How to Nurture a New Mom
After giving birth, a new mother goes through tremendous changes physically, emotionally, and hormonally. She changes more during the first 72 hours postpartum than she does during her entire pregnancy! Her body is no longer dominated by progesterone and estrogen. Now, she is under the influence of lactogen and prolactin, two wonderful feel-good hormones that make it possible for her to nurse her newborn. Continue reading

Hiring A Home birth Midwife Starts With An Effective Consultation

Hiring A Home birth Midwife Starts With An Effective Consultation

Did you just find out you are pregnant and are starting to look for a midwife? Awesome and congratulations! You are in the right place at the right time because Today's episode of Apothecary Wisdom is dedicated to helping you hire the best midwife for your home birth by preparing you to have an effective consultation. I want you to know what to do before, during, and after your consultation so you can have the safe and empowering home birth you desire.

 

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10 Ways to Plan Your Blessing Way Ceremony

10 Ways to Plan Your Blessing Way Ceremony

The blessingway ceremony is the perfect opportunity for the pregnant woman to connect with their community as they prepare for birth. It is so important to honor each family as they embark on this incredible life-changing journey through pregnancy, birth, and parenthood. I encourage you to take some of these ideas and get creative to come up with your own ways to plan your blessingway.

Our Soothing Herb Bath and our Postpartum Herb Bath are perfect gifts for an expectant mother.

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Coping with Pregnancy Pain and Discomfort

Coping with Pregnancy Pain and Discomfort

Pregnancy is a time of great miracle and great strain. Our muscles are pulling in new ways to support new weight, joints become strained, circulation changes, and it all adds up to a bundle of pregnancy discomforts. Staying active and taking care of your growing body will help to keep some of it at bay. The real key is to understand what’s at the heart of your pregnancy discomfort so that you can best address both the cause and the symptoms. Your body will still tell you what it needs -- you just need to listen a bit closer than before.

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Woman's Balance - A Graceful and Transformative Journey

Woman's Balance - A Graceful and Transformative Journey

Balance is not about being perfect all the time, nor that your life is exactly rationed into equal parts. Instead, being in balance means you are in the right season for things to unfold and flourish in their appropriate time.  Learn how to find your center and stay balanced with qigong and nourishing herbal infusions

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Pregnancy Sleep Survival Guide

Pregnancy Sleep Survival Guide

It’s easy to say that the sleeplessness is only preparing you for long nights adjusting to new sleep expectations for baby, but losing sleep is far from easy to deal with. Use this pregnancy sleep guide to help prepare yourself or a loved one for the sleep challenges they are likely to face, or as a quick reference to know you’re not alone and that there are ways to cope.

Supporting your body with vitamins and minerals can lead to better sleep and overall improved comfort. Good Night Tincture, which can be taken before bed, and Lady in Waiting tea, which can be enjoyed all day or warm in the evening, can both support restful sleep.

 

 

 

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Fertility and The Feminine Art of Creation

Fertility and The Feminine Art of Creation
Spring is blooming and the urge to create, be productive and generative is potent. Some of us want to create a new life for ourselves, a new identity, some of us are making art, reinventing our business or careers, some of us are growing gardens, others are making babies. Continue reading

7 Causes of Spotting Between Your Periods

7 Causes of Spotting Between Your Periods

Last week, I received a message from a woman named Sarah. She asked me, “In regards to your recent post on flooding, when should a woman be concerned about spotting two weeks after her cycle? she added she had no recent sexual activity or accidents and that she had tubal ligation almost three years ago.”

 

I thought that some of you would like to know the answer to that same question. So, on today’s blog post, I will be addressing the 7 possible causes of spotting between periods and what you need to know about them!

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