Saturday, May 02, 2015

Current blog update

A blog about all things green! :)  Solarkat's Eco Blog discusses many different topics from eco living, reviews of eco-friendly and natural products, aromatherapy, herbalism, all natural skin and hair care ingredients and DIY (Do It Yourself) recipes, all natural perfumery, conservation, environmental issues, nature, whole nutritious foods, and more! :)

What's new:

May 2, 2015 Dr Aviva Romm's herbal resources including a new course!

April 7, 2015: Aromatherapy books sale!

March 19, 2015: free herbal webinar tonight!

March 7, 2015: Two new posts! Free aromatherapy ebook.  And one of my favorite books is now available as a digital download.

March 5, 2015: 7song's herb first aid online course, last day to enroll!

March 3, 2015: Two posts! Essential oils for menstrual pain and the Tisserand Institute (Aromatherapy) newsletter.

February 26, 2015: free herbal webinar tonight!

February 22. 2015: two posts!  One post is on 7song's herb first aid online course.  And there is an excellent video that covers lemon essential oil ingestion in water.

February 21, 2015: The Sustainable Herb Project

August 5, 2014: a post on coconut cream, coconut milk, and coconut water in skin care, and where to buy these ingredients!

August 4, 2014: updated my sugar and salt scrub post, and reshared my vegan sugar scrub recipe too! See new post on the scrubs.

There are A LOT of the old entries are not in the links section. There are over 260 entries on this blog, so most links to old posts are not posted on the right side of this blog (I am still re-adding some of the links to the old posts to the right side of the blog.  All the links were removed when I switched the template). If you can't find what you need either read the archives by month, do a search in the search engine box at the top of the blog, or you may ask me a question through the comments or email. :)


Herbal Recipe, Guide, Ebook, and Course For Kids! (Herbalism)

Yesterday was May Day and today is Herb Day!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful spring so far, filled with many green activities!

Just a quick post to mention a few awesome herbal resources. :)

Dr Aviva Romm recently posted a great recipe for a cold and flu syrup for kids on her facebook page. It's super simple to make: you basically mix a lot of store bought tinctures.  Or if you are already an herbalist: make the tinctures yourself, and then mix them!  

I really respect Dr Aviva Romm.  She is a medical doctor, one of the best known clinical herbalists (she was the president of the American Herbalists Guild for over a decade), and she was also a mid wife, so she looks at herbs from many different perspectives.  I have some of her books and they are jam packed with information.  I like how she bridges the gap between science and herbalism, and how she offers families as well as medical practitioners alternative herbal options!

A few weeks ago I signed up for her newest course, Healthy All Year, and a few days ago it opened. I just started studying and so far it is great--I am learning so much!  This course covers many different topics, and it is very in depth.  It focuses on herbal remedies for kids, but even if you don't have kids, it's a great course to take.  I don't have kids yet, but I have a niece and nephew, so I am taking it to learn even more about herbalism for kids.  Plus it's super on sale now for only a few more days.

Lastly she has a website (  It has a lot of herbal information and there are a couple free guides and ebooks too.  Currently there is a free detox your medicine cabinet guide, and a free ebook on herbal medicine for kids.