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Flower Essence Basics 2 - Flower Essence Friday

Flower Essence Basics 2 - Flower Essence Friday

It’s Flower Essence Friday and we are continuing on with the basics of flower essences. Last week, we shared the origins of the original Bach essences and this week we will talk about creating your own!Terms to Know:-Mother Essence: the pure flower essence with no preserving agent-Preserving Agent: Brandy (or alcohol of your choice), Vegetable Glycerin or Apple Cider Vinegar-Stock Bottle: The bottle in which you store your flower essence blended with the preserving agent.-Dosage Bottle: The bottle you will take your drops from if taking internally.*Flower essences can also be used in sprays or topical creams.Items you will need:-Glass...

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Living Dreamcatchers

Living Dreamcatchers

These living dreamcatchers are so dreamy and a beautiful way to bring the green into your home during these winter months. You just water spray the succulents every 10 - 14 days and when they outgrow the wreath simply plant them!   We found them at the link below, but we bet you clever herb crafters can make them at home!   https://tinyurl.com/y7ej9q2q

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Flower Essence Basics - Flower Essence Friday

Flower Essence Basics - Flower Essence Friday

Happy Flower Essence Friday, moonbeams!  Today we just want to share the basic principles of flower essences for those who may be unfamiliar. Dr. Edward Bach, an English physician and homeopathic doctor, developed the original 38 flower essences in the 1930’s after years of searching for a method of treatment for his patients that was gentler and less symptomatically focused.  After years of trial and error, testing and case studies, he finally found a solid selection of the remedies he had been searching for. “Each was aimed at a particular mental state or emotion. He found that when he treated...

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Redwood - Herb Blurb

Redwood - Herb Blurb

Although it is one of the most famous trees in the world, many may not know that Redwood is a revitalizing and healing plant ally in a variety of ways.  Sequoia sempervirons, called the qawh kyoh by the local Hupa tribe and keilth by the Yuroks, may be currently in a depleted biomass, but they still have a huge impact on our environment and on the energetic world.  There are a myriad of medicines to be made with the needles, bark and essence of the Redwood, but it bears reminding to gather the plant materials with great sensitivity. We must love,...

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Rosemary - Herb Blurb

Rosemary - Herb Blurb

Happy Wednesday, moonbeams! It's time for another herb blurb! This week we are exploring an old favorite whose latin name means "Dew of the Sea".....   Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is one of our favorite plant allies and has certainly been in the herbal apothecary for thousands of years. This sun-loving evergreen is native to the Mediterranean but is known for it's unique scent, flavor, and medicinal abilities the world over. I can't think of a single gardener or herbalist who doesn't have at least one of these plants in their garden! Rosemary has so very many uses; from benefiting the...

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