Tammy Young

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Argan Serum for Mature Skin - Humblebee & Me

I got a ton of positive feedback for my favourite argan serum, which I shared a few weeks ago, so I wanted to share the one I make for my mum and my …

Skin Care

Citrussy Beer Soap - Humblebee & Me

I’ve been wanting to make beer soap for ages, and I’m pleased to say I <i>finally</i> got around to doing it! A friend of mine makes beer (and great beer, at …

Father's Day Gift Ideas - Humblebee & Me

I’ve been asking all the men I work with what, out of all the things I concoct, would make good Father’s Day gift ideas. Here’s what they thought!<p>A …

A Guide to Carrier Oil Substitutions - Humblebee & Me

One of the questions I am asked the most is along the lines of “I don’t have ingredient X, can I use ingredient Y or Z instead, or just leave it …

Heat Wave Peppermint Spray (Air Conditioning in a Bottle) - Humblebee & Me

This spray is absolutely brilliant in the heat. It is literally air conditioning in a bottle. Before you go cracking jokes about how Canadians don’t …

Lemongrass & Seaweed Shampoo - Humblebee & Me

Sadly, I don’t get out to the ocean all that often. It is, in my defense, nearly 1000km to the nearest one, and that would make for a very long bike …

Seaweed

How to Make Fresh Mint Bug Spray - Humblebee & Me

I once read that Calgary has two seasons: winter and mosquitoes. I’m betting we’re not the only place that feels that way. With all the rain and …

Cinnamon Swirl Soap & Shampoo - Humblebee & Me

When I first started making soap, this was one of the first bars I tried. I saw a similar bar at a farmer’s market in Manitoba and thought it was a …

Peppermint Massage Truffles - Humblebee & Me

These cute little massage peppermint massage truffles are perfect for sore muscles, minor burns, or just cooling yourself down a bit before going to …

Anti Summer Stick Powder - Humblebee & Me

Back in 2011 I was lucky enough to spend about 10 days in Fiji with a big group of friends while I was on an exchange term to Australia. It was a …

Peppermint Tingle Shampoo - Humblebee & Me

A couple months ago my friend Tanvi got in touch. She’d been reading my blog and wanted to get in on natural hair care, and she wanted my help. She …

Hair Care

Gin & Tonic Soap - Humblebee & Me

There are few things more summery to me than a gin and tonic. My parents would always drink them on the porch during the summer in these special …

A Guide to Essential Oil Substitutions - Humblebee & Me

After writing about carrier oil substitutions, I couldn’t wait to write more about swapping this ingredient for that, and why things do or don’t …

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas - Humblebee & Me

As I’m sure you can readily surmise, I am never at a loss when people ask me what I like to do in my free time. Similarly, my shelves and cupboards …

DIY Habits You Should Get Into - Humblebee & Me

As much as I have resisted the idea, a lot of my assorted DIY-ing is scientific-ish. Drat. My high school science teacher was right (though I have …

White Willow Bark Anti-Acne Toner - Humblebee & Me

I’ve had my eye on some white willow bark for ages, due to its anti-acne properties thanks to its salicin content (grandfather to salicylic acid). …

How to Make Peppermint Belly Bars - Humblebee & Me

It seems everybody around me is having babies. Most of my friends and coworkers are older than I am, so I’m chalking it up to that. Anyhow, I figure …

Coconut

Hydrating Body Mist - Humblebee & Me

After decades of winters with dry skin, I’ve started to think “if I’m going to be dry, I might as well make it interesting.” That’s where this …

Skin Care

Peppermint Sugar Lip Scrub Stick - Humblebee & Me

In the winter my lips get unbearably dry. Arrrgh. It’s infuriating. Calgary is practically a desert for most of the year, but in the winter I swear …

Solid Lavender Lemon Perfume - Humblebee & Me

At the cottage this summer my Aunt Karla presented me with a small tin of solid lavender lemon perfume. She’s a bit of a lavender junkie, and who can …

Perfect Body Butter Bars - Humblebee & Me

I’m having a hard time deciding what it is I love most about these perfect body butter bars. Is it how they melt perfectly on contact with my skin …

Mentorship Program

Click here to purchase the AHG Handbook of Mentoring Guidelines. The handbook is available as a free download with your AHG membership. If you are a …

Directory of Herbalists, Schools, and AHG Chapters

Use this page to start your search for Registered Herbalists of the American Herbalists Guild, herb schools and programs, and regional chapters of …

Online

29 Nettle Tea Benefits: Sipping on Nettle Tea for Better Health

Milarepa, the Tibetan saint, was said to have lived on nothing but nettles for decades of meditation. Yet another weed that most of us pull and throw …

Alzheimer's Disease

60 Healing Uses For Tea Tree Oil

From the Malaleuca Tree, native to Australia, comes the versatile Tea Tree Oil.<p>Already well-known as an effective, all-purpose healing oil, this …

5 Herbs That Repel Flies

With warm weather in the air, we are all looking forward to grilling out, swimming pools, sun bathing, and just generally spending time outdoors. …

Alternative Medicine

Lavender Rosemary Soap : Step by Step

Homemade Herbal Shampoo

My foray into homemade herbal shampoo began last summer. Up until that time, I just used whatever cheap shampoo I could get my hands on.<p>Times were …

Hair Care