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We are excited to announce that Quest for Calm: Using Herbs & Lifestyle Changes to Create Resilient Emotional Health is now available at Mother Earth News!

In today’s world, stress and anxiety seem to be constant companions in life journeys. What can be done about the crushing burdens both place? Author Suzanne Tabert turns to the plants, lifestyle hacks and even a bit of science.

Discusses the benefits of:

  • ashwagandha
  • chamomile
  • hawthorn
  • lavender
  • lemon balm
  • motherwort
  • mugwort
  • nettles
  • oats
  • reishi
  • mushrooms
  • violets

Suzanne offers ways to use these remedies to lessen anxiety about modern-day life.

Open yourself to the world of plants, a world of wonders.

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“The recipes are true delights and are almost as if they were a long forgotten secret…”

“This book is absolutely wonderful! So many amazing recipes for healthy skin and spirit…”

“Suzanne…is a lively and engaging teacher…”

“The recipes are easy to follow, even for a beginner. A must-have for all lovers of natural skin and body care…”

Wild & Beautiful: An Herbal Encyclopedia for Naturally Healthy Skin available for purchase at Mother Earth News!

After many years in the works, this labor of love and joy can now be yours. This botanical guide is full of intriguing body care recipes such as aromatherapy blends, soap making, and moisturizers as well as more unique products such as toothpaste, deodorant, and sunscreen.

Peppered with bits of wisdom, Wild & Beautiful is sure to inspire every natural bath and body care enthusiast. Suzanne’s writing comes off like an old friend- it is almost as if she’s in the kitchen with you, cheering you on. Warm and engaging, this body care guide is easy to fall in love with and is sure to inspire.

Rich and engaging, Wild & Beautiful  is a skin care field guide of sorts fully packed with a wealth of information! This uniquely attractive book brings to the reader:

  • The “natural” misconception
  • Redefining beauty – glowing skin from the inside out and the outside in
  • Skin care ingredients and how to best use them to tailor-make effective products
  • 161 skin care recipes plus tidbits of affirming lifestyle choices

Suitable for novices and seasoned remedy makers alike, Wild & Beautiful: An Herbal Encyclopedia for Naturally Healthy Skin is THE best, most accessible and up-to-date guide of its kind.

Suzanne M.Tabert, bioregional herbalist, speaker, and educator is the Founder of Herbal Education and Herbal Mentorship at the Cedar Mountain Herb School and adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University.

Rave Reviews…

Some Herbal Love for Wild and Beautiful: An Herbal Encyclopedia for Naturally Healthy Skin —

“The recipes are tried and true and …perfect!”

— Karyn Schwartz, Herbalist Proprietress of SugarPill Apothecary, Seattle WA

“The generosity with which Suzanne shares her vast experience and absolute wealth of knowledge on plant medicine, natural skin care, and the “how to’s” of making your own products is simply remarkable. This book is rich, multi-layered, and a true gem on the topic of botanical skin care, and a pleasure to read – with Suzanne’s personal flair and humor thrown in through-out.”

— Deborah Savran, LMT, RH, (AHG), and holds a degree in naturopathy from Southern Cross University in Australia. Deborah specializes in supporting people on the path of deep personal evolution, with a body-focused, heart-centered approach.

“Rich, multi-layered. A true gem!”

— Deborah Savran, LMT, RH (AHG), ND

“I first met Suzanne on a plant walk she led at the NorthWest Herb Symposium. I was impressed by her ability to weave together the science, tradition and stories of herbalism, all the while making it fun, and you will find that same remarkable balance of engagement and education in this book. It’s full of creative recipes, detailed instructions, herbal philosophy, and of course, science. If you’re looking to get started in the art of natural skin care, you’ll find this guide indispensable. All I need to do now is get with my soap making friends so I can whip up a batch of her pine tar bars for my friends and family!”

— Mason Hutchison, founded HerbRally, a podcast and website that promotes herbalism education and events. He is the Events & Outreach Strategist for Mountain Rose Herbs and is the co-organizer of one of the longest running herbal events in the US, the Breitenbush Herbal Conference.

“A delightful and insightful read filled with medicine woman wisdom merged with science. Packed with useful recipes and so many good ideas, the only quandary I am left with is which recipe to try out first!”

— Jodi Thomas, Founder, and CEO of

“Suzanne’s years of empowering people through her love of plants and herbal medicine leap from the pages of this beautifully written book. Suzanne generously offers up her beloved recipes, and health and wellness wisdom with clear instructions, inspiring direction that is suited for both the layperson and practicing herbalist. This book is a treasure trove of botanical information yet feels like a day in class. Great Aunt Mary would be proud.”

— Erin Vanhee, Herb Grower and Herbalist Instructor at Trillium Medicine

“Suzanne was one of my very first teachers and inspirations when I began my own herbal practice 30 years ago. Even then, she knew the landscape around us like the back of her hand, and her love for nature and the integrity of her work made an indelible impression in my beginner’s mind. Suzanne’s handprint will always be in my own work, as we all carry the signature of the teachers who entrust us with their wisdom. Here, Suzanne offers a glimpse of that landscape as it lives in her entire heart and soul, and a lifetime of learning, listening, practicing, creating and sharing her deep, hard-earned knowledge. The recipes in this book are tried and true and perfect; the instruction and guidance is invaluable. I can’t wait to put it in the hands of all of my own students and clients. What an absolute treasure trove she has given us all.”

— Karyn Schwartz, Community Herbalist Proprietress of SugarPill Apothecary, Seattle WA