Okay, really a grain but herbalists love it!

In crazy, stressful times I turn to oats for solace. Oats are nourishing, calming, and fortifying. They contain iron, vitamin B complex, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. High in fiber and protein, a steaming bowl of steel-cut oats makes the perfect warming breakfast. Oats help lower cholesterol, assist in circulation, and they have a soothing effect on our nervous systems along with a calming and moisturizing effect on the skin. Eat, drink, and bathe in oats for delicious, nourishing, cold weather support.

Oatmeal Bath

Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • Clean cotton sock
  • Calendula petals, lavender buds, or rose petals (optional)


  1. Mix oatmeal with herbs and put it into a clean cotton sock. Insert sock over the bath faucet and secure in place with a heavy-duty rubber band. The kind that comes wrapped around your broccoli spears. Start running water slowly until oatmeal and sock are completely wet and then you can turn up the pressure. After you have run the bath, take the sock off of the faucet and tie a knot in it and massage your skin with the sock. When you are done with a nice long soak, rinse off, apply body lotion, and sigh with contentment.


Best Ever Granola

Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist


  • 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar or to taste
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar “
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup walnuts


  1. In saucepan cook honey, brown sugar, and vanilla over low heat until melted. Combine with dry, mixed ingredients and bake in a single layer on a greased cookie sheet for about 25 minutes at 325. Cool and enjoy.
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