Wily Coyote Botanicals Blog

  • DIY Banana, Egg Yolk, and Honey Hair & Face Mask

    A moisturizing, nutritious treatment for your hair and face that can be easily made out of common kitchen ingredients! Recipe: 1/4 - 1/2 ripe bana...
  • Harmful Ingredients Found in Commercial Shampoos

    Fragrance When “fragrance” is listed as an ingredient, assume it’s a clever way to depict the inclusion of harmful, synthetic chemicals, like phth...
  • What and Why- Shampoo Bar

    A little Q&A with our most commonly asked questions about switching up your wash routine.   What is a shampoo bar?   A shampoo bar is cold-proc...
  • Medicinal Use of Cottonwood Buds - What is Balm of Gilead?

    Topically, cottonwood resin is used to heal numerous skin conditions as it stimulates blood flow and cell proliferation. It speeds healing while also relieving pain and discomfort, and is useful for treating sprains, hyperextensions, arthritic joints, swelling, hemorrhoids, bruises, ulcerations,  and burns, while keeping skin’s surface antiseptic.

     

  • Sourdough Rye Bread

    I’ve always been spoiled with good, homemade bread. My grandma, an avid lover of the antiquated bread machine, would have a loaf of fluffy white br...
  • DIY Respiratory Syrup + bonus recipes

    After nearly two and a half years without even a cold, I finally found myself stuck at home last week with a sore throat, chest congestion, and a ...
  • Thoughts on Breastfeeding

    Most aspects of child rearing were like fun mysteries to me before Jeremiah arrived. I spent a lot of time wondering if I’d be the parent I thought...
  • Banana Chiffon Cake

      This banana cake is light and moist- everything you want in a celebration layer cake. Other banana cakes end up having a mouth feel similar to ba...
  • Thoughts on Cloth Diapering a Newborn

      I went into parenting with few expectations... Maybe most ventures of the heart are safer that way? That considered, I’ll say I actually enjoy th...
  • Victoria's Birth Story

    It’s been 3 weeks since I gave birth to Jeremiah and everyday I’ve told myself today is the day I record the experience! Journaling has never been...
  • 4 Reasons to Consume Elderberry Syrup and How to Use When You Start to Feel Sick

    Elderberries are a natural food to combat viral infections such as singles, herpes, and influenza both protecting from a virus taking up residence in your body in the first place, and helping stop and slow viral spread 
  • Tea vs. Infusion vs. Deocotion?

    When I first became interested in herbalism several years ago, I was already enamored with blending and drinking teas, but infusions and decoction...