An Old-Fashioned Approach to Life

If modern life seems to be twisting you around in a perpetually out-of-control tailspin, then it is time for you to take control ~ of you!

Slow down, take a break from the madness, reflect and dig deep into yourself. You must identify the things in life that are most important to you and focus your energy on them.

Make the choice to consciously and actively pursue a more deliberate existence and you will discover clarity, more meaning and purpose in your life. As a wise soul once advised: all the answers are within… trust yourself!

Your lifestyle directly affects your health. How you nourish your body, interact with your environment, heal your infirmities and manage stress will determine your level of health not just for today, but for the rest of your life.

Colonial Botanicals is about intentionally choosing a simpler, old-fashioned and more natural approach to life, adopting what might have been the mindset of our great grandparents.

Effective solutions for a healthier life often can be rediscovered from various cultures, time periods, natural sciences and through plain old common sense.

This blog shares just these kinds of tried and true ideas for improving your health in many ways including how you eat, clean your home, care for your body and reduce stress.

Rediscovering Heirloom Botanicals

Any plant that has historically demonstrated beneficial effects on life may be considered an “heirloom botanical,” worthy of being preserved and passed on to future generations.

These particularly useful plants, especially aromatic herbs and flowers, have been prominently featured in important life situations throughout history… helping to celebrate special events, recognize accomplishments, treat ailments, console the grieving, and of course, express love and affection.

Over time, many of these wonderfully beneficial plants have been marginalized, forgotten and gradually replaced with modern, artificial alternative solutions. We are now realizing that many of these man-made replacements are negatively affecting our health and spirit.

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Do you recognize this healing herb?
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If you are re-evaluating your way of life, trying to regain a sense of well-being and looking to strengthen your relationship with nature, it is the perfect time to rediscover these amazing gifts. Heirloom botanicals are treasures that are inherently practical and easy to use.

Colonial Botanicals shows you how to invite heirloom botanicals into your life with small, simple steps. Browse around, share your thoughts and let’s get started improving your life.

The kiss of the sun
for pardon.
The song of the birds

for mirth.
One is nearer

God's heart
in a garden
than anywhere else

on earth.

Welcome to Colonial Botanicals

Colonial Botanicals is pleased to announce this newly revised site where you will find uplifting and interesting information related to useful herbs and flowers, and handmade goods inspired by nature and history.

Check back often for ideas that will help simplify your life, improve your health and increase your happiness. You are invited to share your thoughts, insights and, most of all, a smile.

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where smiles grow wild