Organic Bodycare Recipes by Stephanie Tourles
If you are interested in creating your own bath and body products, this is a fabulous book to explore! There are tons of easy to follow recipes- from head (Herbal Hair Wash) to toes (Cornmeal Foot Scrub) and everything in between (Cold & Flu Bath Oil, Cocoa Butter Lotion, Elder Flower Toner and much more!) For hands on instruction and other ideas, come to the Lotion Making Class on February 17th and the Kitchen Cosmetics Class on March 18th!
Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief by David Winston and Steven Maimes
"A great book for those who are interested in this important class of herbs. The authors do a thorough jog of covering historical as well as contemporary use of adaptogens. The book has a great section (Materia Medica) for the herbs, as well as discussion about stress, the immune system, the nervous system and more."
The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird
This is a classic book that looks into the world of plant and human connection. It explores the spirit and science of nature-human communication as well as plant to plant communication. This incredible book changed the way I look at plants!
The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Jill Romm
This is definitely a must read for the holistically minded new mama. Romm covers a lot of ground from posture, to herbs and nutrition to your changing family dynamics; as a mother of three and midwife of years, she has a lot of valuable wisdom to share.
The Way of Herbs by Michael Tierra
This foundational herbal text is a wonderful book that opens the reader to the world of Ayurvedic, Chinese, Native American and European healing traditions. It includes chapters on diagnosis and therapeutic strategies, kitchen medicines and diet. This is a great overview of holistic health concepts for the newcomer to herbal medicine.
Beauty by Nature by Brigitte Mars (a Boulder native!)
This book has it all! Mars goes in-depth on a variety of topics ranging from skin and hair to breath and natural fragrance oils. She offers many simple body care recipes in each section and provides a clear picture of appropriate herbal and nutritional treatments. Mars is speaking to all humans with this very holistic book, men and babies included. My favorite part is the first chapter entitled: A Beautiful State of Mind by Nature.
Medical Herbalism by David Hoffman
A very thorough review of the science and practice of herbal medicine. In this indispensable reference Hoffman covers pharmacology, constituents, herbal actions, formulation and preparation and 12 chapters on treatment approaches for specific body systems. When I am looking for reliable formulas and well-researched safety protocols, I reach for this book.
The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook by James Green
"A must have for anyone interested in making their own herbal preparations! This book covers everything- gardening, harvesting, teas, tinctures, oils, honeys, syrups... this list goes on! James Green pairs great education with his entertaining personality! Awesome book!"
Sacred & Herbal Healing Beers by Stephen Harrod Buhner
This is a wonderfully educational book! Stephen describes traditional recipes for beers, ales and meads using a variety of herbs. In addition to recipes and "how to" info Stephen also infuses historical and cultural information on a variety of the herbs used in the recipes. A fascinating glimpse into the variety of ways to use herbs for healing!
Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford
Whatever happened to "food is the best medicine"? In this densely packed reference guide, Pitchford takes you back to the foundational approach to healing... nutrition. Using the framework of Asian healing traditions, he teaches us how to stay healthy and heal the body using simple, basic whole foods."
Plants of the Rocky Mountains by Linda Kershaw, Andy MacKinnon & Jim Pojar
This is a must-have field guide if you are interested in identifying plants in this area. It is comprehensive, covering trees, wildflowers, grasses, lichens and more. The pictures are wonderful and the keys are simple and easy to use. A great addition to any botanical library. Come to the shop to check out our whole assortment of field guides, many of which are on sale now!