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Elderberry Benefits and Halloween Lore

Elderberry Benefits and Halloween Lore

The elderberry has been revered for its health benefits since the time of Hippocrates and approved still today by the German Commission for preventing and treating flu. But did you know that there are numerous legends surrounding elderberry?On Halloween, when people believe the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is thinnest, the old woman in the elderberry is very active. For this reason, people carried pieces of its wood for protection, tied prayers to its branches, tied branch …
21st Oct 2019 THT Steph
Misty Monthly July 2019

Misty Monthly July 2019

Misty Monthly is The Herbal Toad's feature where we bring you essential oil diffuser recipes.  This month we are doing it even better by giving you our diffuser recipes on a printable index card. Just print it out on an index card, or card stock and trim to size and start your own essential oil diffuser recipe card box.Click on the image below, save, and print out. Prints to 3x5 index card size …
1st Jul 2019 THT Steph
Misty Monthly April 2019

Misty Monthly April 2019

One of the most joyous moments of spring is the celebration of Easter!  This month we bring to you diffuser recipes that are built around that special holiday. We hope you make these recipes a part of your family celebration. Happy Easter!Easter Lilies2 drops Ylang Ylang2 drops Geranium1 drop Lavender1 drop Rose (use Palmarosa if you are on a budget)Risen2 drops Lemon2 drops Spearmint2 drops Clary Sage2 drops Basil …
10th Apr 2019 THT Steph
Misty Monthly March 2019

Misty Monthly March 2019

For those of us in the south, spring has sprung! For everyone else we hope that this blend blesses you with the promise of things to come.6 drops Citrus Pop2 drops geraniumNOTE: Citrus Pop is a blend of several citrus essential oils, but if you don't have that on hand, you can use 3 drops lemon and 3 drops orange. …
10th Mar 2019 THT Steph
Misty Monthly February 2019

Misty Monthly February 2019

We love diffuser recipes because the essential oil combinations make your home or office smell great, while still delivering the amazing benefits of the individual essential oils. Today we are sharing diffuser recipes that encourage feelings of love and set the mood.  Whether you are trying to spark a little romance, creating an environment for a Valentines party, or taking time for a little self care, you will enjoy experimenting with these blends.  Enjoy!Blissfully Happy4 d …
7th Feb 2019 THT Steph
Misty Monthly December 2018

Misty Monthly December 2018

We love diffuser recipes because the essential oil combinations make your home or office smell great, while still delivering the amazing benefits of the individual essential oils. In a season that can be especially taxing on our emotions, adding to a heightened stress level, how can we not love the idea of diffusing? So we have compiles some of our favorite Christmas / holiday essential oil diffuser recipes.  Enjoy!Sleigh Ride Diffuser RecipePine- a detoxifying ingredient, natural dis …
1st Dec 2018 THT Steph
Red Rooibos Cinnamon Latte

Red Rooibos Cinnamon Latte

I adore Rooibos tea. In fact, I often recommend it to people who are just starting off on their herbal tea journey because it appeals to such a wide variety of people and because it has a list of benefits. Red Rooibos tastes amazing. It is naturally sweet with an earthy rich flavor. Drink it alone or experiment with different healthy good tasting concoctions. Red Rooibos helps support immune function, aids in stomach discomfort, helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels, and so much mo …
30th Nov 2018 THT Steph
Misty Monthly November 2018

Misty Monthly November 2018

It’s fall y'all! Welcome to Misty Monthly, The Herbal Toad's seasonal essential oil diffuser recipes. Today we present to you three unique fall / autumn themed diffuser recipes that will get you, your home, and office in the autumn state of mind while delivering multiple benefits from each individual essential oil.Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino Diffuser Recipe5 Drops THT Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Essential Oil3 Drops Coffee Essential Oil3 Drops Vanilla Essential OilWelcome Autumn Diffuser Recip …
2nd Nov 2018 THT Team
The Ultimate Fall Bucket List

The Ultimate Fall Bucket List

It's time to switch your mindset from days at the beach to days at the pumpkin patch, trade your lemonade for pumpkin lattes, trade-in your flip-flops for boots; fall has arrived! Here are over 60 ways to get the most out of what the season has to offer.Shop a farmers market.Go through a haunted house.Visit a pumpkin patch.Navigate your way through a corn maze.Buy a new pair of boots.Go apple picking.Build a scarecrow.Jump in a pile of leaves.Try a new soup recipe.Bake a pie.Visit a local famil …
26th Sep 2018 THT Steph
Misty Monthly September 2018

Misty Monthly September 2018

Make this diffuser recipe a part of your morning routine as you transition back to your school day routine!Lemon - has the ability to lift the spirits and is recommended for stress and fatigue.Spearmint - has a stimulating action that can help to lift the spirits, relieve fatigue and aid concentration. It can also help with digestive issues and headache.Orange- is an uplifting oil that can be beneficial for anxiety, stress, and depression, and is beneficial for the immune system. It can also be …
2nd Sep 2018 THT Team