Herbs first used as medicine by early man, were an important source of wellness. Over time herbs were associated with myth and magic. The ancient Egyptians kept the earliest written records of herbal knowledge in 16th century B.C. By the 1600s, herbal healing experts were persecuted as witches. Through the centuries, the healing powers of herbs have remained and today herbs are once again revered for their amazing healing properties. Within the Herbal Almanac is a comprehensive description of the different herbs and natural ingredients we use in our natural handmade soaps.