Those who know me are familiar with my habit of running just a bit late. (I blame it on the boys. Before I had kids I used to be on time or early – honest!) As we hit the middle of December, I’m still working on presents for friends and neighbors. Homemade jams and jellies, hard lotion bars, homemade perfume, fresh baked bread and homemade fudge and truffles have all been well received. This year I’m mixing things up a little with some herbal recipes from The Herbal Academy of New England (HANE), plus a few of my own. These easy herbal gifts are great for the holidays or any time of year, and quick enough that you may just want to make up extra to keep for yourself.
Plus – the Herbal Academy of New England is also giving one lucky Common Sense Homesteading reader a FREE membership to their Online Introductory Herbal Course, and is offering everyone 15% off all their online programs and memberships with the coupon code “HANEHolidays”, including their brand new offering, The Herbarium, which is a gift you can give to yourself or an herb loving friend that will last all year long. [Read more…]