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Deeper than Plants: Herbal Remedy Kit

Deeper than Plants: Herbal Remedy Kit

Some visiting the Ivy's Tea Co. site come here looking for tea and find more info about holistic health and herbal medicine. You might be one of th...
Deeper than Plants: My At Home Apothecary

Deeper than Plants: My At Home Apothecary

Of course, I rely heavily on herbal tea for my herbal medicine. I use infusions daily and drink herbal tea like it's going out of style. That thoug...
The Hard Parts of Self Care [Part 1]

The Hard Parts of Self Care [Part 1]

Owner/Herbalist Shanae is starting a 5-part blog series about the hard parts of self-care. It's time to get personal...we're family. 
5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Self

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Self

Spring is right around the corner and we can kick things up a notch for ourselves by doing some spring cleaning on our selves...not just our homes. Cleaning renews the mind, body, and spirit. Let this be the year that break old habits and establish new ones that empower you. 

Managing Negative Emotions with Nature

Managing Negative Emotions with Nature

Confession time: I have a bad temper. Like a really, really bad temper. It is one of the things I wish I could change about myself. I have trouble ...
How To: Heal Bug Bites & Stings Holistically

How To: Heal Bug Bites & Stings Holistically

We're in our last days of summer (thank God! It has been miserable in the DMV). It's also that time of year when I get lots of bug bites. This year, I'm not dealing with that. This Chamomile Tea Poultice helps me manage the itching, discomfort, and swelling.
Insomniacs Unite: Herbal Remedies to Combat Insomnia

Insomniacs Unite: Herbal Remedies to Combat Insomnia

Lots of people are chugging ZzzQuil and poppin other pills tryna get to sleep at night. I don't even know why. Let's talk about herbal remedies to ...
How To: Holistic Remedies to Treat Sunburn

How To: Holistic Remedies to Treat Sunburn

So, bae got you out in the sun? You're gettin all golden or maybe you're more almondy? Either way, it's pretty painful, right? Let's talk natural ways to manage sunburn, so you can keep flossin on the opps tryna steal yo bae.
Guest Post: Ladies Need Love, Too

Guest Post: Ladies Need Love, Too

We're talking sex, baby. Feminine energy is on the rise, we’re taking sexy back, and sex positivity is the name of the game. Tryna make sure getting to the Big O is big easy? We gotchu. Here are 5 foods that increase libido and keep your lady parts ready for the get down.
Herbs As Aphrodisiacs

Herbs As Aphrodisiacs

We've got a new tea in the shop and it's sure to blow your mind. It's called So Anxious. And it's called So Anxious for a reason. What makes So Anx...
"If Winter Comes Can Spring?"

"If Winter Comes Can Spring?"

As we enter December and winter approaches, I thought it fitting to revisit Alvin Aubert's nature poem If Winter Comes Can Spring Be Far Behind? Ce...