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PRESALE SPECIAL - 2nd Five Years - Free Shipping - Product Image
PRESALE SPECIAL - 2nd Five Years - Free Shipping

Five full years of The Essential Herbal Magazine for only $48 (30 issues, $150 single issue price).
Covers 2008 through 2012

If you loved By the Hearth and Under the Sun (our 2 volumes covering the first 5 years), wait until you get a load of this!

Well organized into chapters which will include such topics as:
-Medicinal Uses and Preparations of Herbs
-Cooking with Herbs
-Living the Herb Life
-Soaps and Body Care
-Growing and Gardening

Completely indexed for ease of use.

 Over 400 pages (8 1/2 x 11) paper back, perfect bound, color cover. 

Expected delivery date: early November

Special:  Order the printed version between now and when the printer backs up to the door, and we'll pay the shipping (US ONLY).  We also have a special on the PDF version.  Save $8 off the regular price, and order it now for only $40.

AND... Molly is just finishing up a word puzzle book (pdf) that will go to everyone who pre-orders!  45 in all, a mix of crosswords, word-finds and scrambles - absolutely free!  They won't even go on sale until after the special is over - but it's a $7.95 value, free to you for pre-ordering.

Tell your friends!

Price: $0.00 
print or pdf 

5 Years of Herbal Know-How - Product Image
5 Years of Herbal Know-How

Purchase "By the Hearth" and "Under the Sun" together, and you've got an amazing array of information, crafts, recipes, and all that's needed to start getting to know herbs as an everyday part of life. Herb crafting the whole year through, you'll learn to cook with herbs, make medicines with herbs, forage some wild foods, make all sorts of herbal products, be a better gardener, and thoroughly enjoy the herbs around you. The experienced herbalist will enjoy them too! These books are destined to become classics. Between them, we've covered the first five years of The Essential Herbal Magazine, and they make a terrific gift. 450 pages of herbal knowledge, paperbacks, 8.25 x 10.5.
Price: $48.00 

10 Years of Herbal Know How

This offer includes the two volumes that make up 2002 through 2007 (By the Hearth and Under the Sun) and the giant Through the Seasons (2008 through 2012).
The first 2 ship immediately and Through the Seasons ships during the first half of November.

This purchase will include the free herb puzzle book (pdf) as well as an entry into the prize drawing (prizes are being shown on our blog and facebook page throughout the month of October).  Through the Seasons will ship free in the US, as well.

Price: $89.50 

By the Hearth - Product Image
By the Hearth

The Essential Herbal - By the Hearth is a 245 page book that compiles the very best of the first five years (2002 - 2006) from the magazine's fall and winter issues. Inside you'll find an array of crafting and gift instructions, recipes for cozy winter meals or holiday entertaining, herbal remedies, herbal lore, and much, much more. So much information that will make you feel a lot more comfortable in your garden and in your stillroom!  You'll be making herbal preparations in no time at all.

Paperback, 8.25 x 10.5

Price: $24.95 

The Essential Herbal ~ Under The Sun - Product Image
The Essential Herbal ~ Under The Sun

We are in the 13th year of publication here at The Essential Herbal Magazine. The first several years were filled with wonderful stuff, but the audience was limited. Most of those issues sold out long ago. So we took the 15 spring and summer issues from those 5 years (Mar/Apr, May/June, and July/Aug), and put them together into a truly fabulous book. Over 200 pages, sized 8.5 x 11, filled with all the things readers have come to expect from The Essential Herbal. We reworked some of the early stuff, combined things into reasonable chapters - like "The Stillroom", "The Kitchen", "Just Weeds", and "Herbal First Aid", and added a few surprises. There are articles on gardening, favorite backyard remedies, wild eats, and tons of crafting ideas.
Price: $24.95 

An Elder Gathering   - Product Image
An Elder Gathering

Come along and join us, a group of long-time friends, as we share our favorite uses for elder flowers and berries. We've even got a few uses for leaves and wood! Learn about growing, harvesting, preserving, making medicine, delicious dishes and tantalizing teas all using this very versatile native plant. Over 30 recipes, remedies and crafts are included, along with light-hearted folklore and good lots of pictures to help you identify Elder. We're certain that soon you'll love the Elder as much as we do, and be finding a place for one (or more) in your yard or garden. 40 pages, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. Written by Michele Brown, Susanna Reppert Brill, Susan Hess, Betty Pillsbury, Tina Sams and Maryanne Schwartz
Price: $7.50 

Balms & Salves - How to and Recipes - Product Image
Balms & Salves - How to and Recipes

Well over 50 recipes for salves, balms, lotion bars, and lip balms from our own 20+ years of making them ourselves. Also several wonderful recipes from friends!  We talk about infusing, properties of herbs, essential oils, base (carrier) oils and butters, and give some great sources.  From gardener's salve to a bug repellant solid bar, from drawing salve to hair pomade - you'll find them all here.

52 pages, saddle bound, color cover.


Price: $6.95 

Wild Foods for Every Table - Product Image
Wild Foods for Every Table

There is delicious food all around us. It is food that we've just stopped noticing. This book is filled with unique and tasty recipes to help the beginner get started or to expand an old forager's repertoire. Recipes were submitted by well over 30 contributors. While there are pictures, this is not a field guide. It IS a great cookbook, with recipes you and your family will look forward to for years to come! Spiral bound, b&w with color cover 120 pp.
Price: $8.95 

Herbal Soaps from Scratch - Product Image
Herbal Soaps from Scratch

44 pages full of how-to information. Using herbs for colorants, texture and medicinal properties, and how to infuse them into the oils used in hot/cold process soaps. Several great recipes included.
Price: $4.95 

Crafting the Bath - Product Image
Crafting the Bath

Ah! Such bliss awaits... Fragrant confections for the bath have been sent to TEH from all over the continent. Bath brews, cold process soap, Bridal Wedding Tea Bath, bath truffles, and a Honey Butter Hand mask, to name but a few of the 32 wonderful recipes submitted from 17 different herb businesses and shops.
Price: $4.95 

Fairy Home Companion - Product Image
Fairy Home Companion

Have you ever wondered how to add magic and whimsey to your garden? Do you want to make it a place where the fairies play? Would you like to create picnics and parties where there is a touch of mystery and fancy? This little gem of a book will give you plenty of ideas to ponder. You'll know which flowers to plant, how to keep the wee folk safe and cozy once they've settled into your garden, and some stories for the young - and the not so young.
Price: $6.95 

Perfect Potpourris and Scented Crafts - Product Image
Perfect Potpourris and Scented Crafts

Tons of wonderful potpourris from 16 different sources. Also included are sachets, simmers, and pillows. How does Autumn Aria sound? Smelly jellies, 3 King's layered potpourri, wax pomanders, Friendship potpourri, and Ancient Echoes are all inside, along with citrus pomanders and house blessing potpourri. Many others, just as wonderful.
Price: $4.95 

Blending Herbal Teas - Product Image
Blending Herbal Teas

We've gathered recipes from all over the country and beyond, and you'll be blending health giving and delicious teas in no time at all with the help of this book. 17 herb shops and businesses each sent us a couple of their favorites. Stress busters, relaxing teas, winter remedies, sweet tea, lavender mint, honeybush and lemon myrtle... Many wonderful tisanes to try.
Price: $4.95 

Making and Using Herb Vinegars - Product Image
Making and Using Herb Vinegars

Would you like to make delicious vinegars using the herbs you're growing? Or maybe the ones showing up in the produce departments in the grocery stores? Once you've made them, what can you do with them? Well! We've got some answers and some luscious recipes to try. Our readers and friends have really come through with some delightful new recipes. This little book is jammed with the expertise of over 20 fabulous cooks and herbalists. The novice will find instruction and the expert will find inspiration!
Price: $4.95 

Making Your Own Incense - Product Image
Making Your Own Incense

by Tina Sams and Maryanne Schwartz. We wrote this one back in '99 for Storey Publications. Everything you need to know to start out making incense. Great little 32-pager.
Price: $3.95 

Herb Beads - how to and recipes - Product Image
Herb Beads - how to and recipes

Short booklet (20 pages of text) with easy to follow instructions for making beads out of botanicals. Step-by-step photos and several different recipes to try. Information gleaned from years of giving classes on herb bead-making. Small but mighty! Color cover, saddle-stitched.
Price: $4.95 

Making Balms & Salves with The Twisted Sisters - Product Image
Making Balms & Salves with The Twisted Sisters

In this DVD, we go through the processes of infusing an oil, making lip balm, lotion bars, and salves. We make one of each of these, and the viewer will have the understanding to go to making his/her own after seeing how it is done. We have a little fun along the way, and show you how easy it is to do! Suppliers are listed inside the jacket, as well as some suggested projects.
Price: $12.50 

Make Soap with the Twisted Sisters - Product Image
Make Soap with the Twisted Sisters

In this informal DVD, we prepare cold-process soap and explain the process as we work - from beginning to end. We list some suppliers and an on-line calculator for checking your formula before soaping it, and give you a recipe for your first batch. Our main goal is to make our students comfortable enough with the soap making process and especially to banish the "fear of lye" so that they will feel able to make soap themselves if they wish.
Price: $12.50