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Preserving Herbs :: An All Natural, Independent Insurance Policy

Gathering and Preserving Herbs :: The Art of Creating an All Natural, Independent Insurance Policy

Wouldn't it be so well-arranged if every region of the world contained medicinal plants -- always at the peak of their healing magic! Or better yet, what if our need for them only occurred when they were readily available!?! Nevertheless, it's not by chance or random occurrence that it DOES seem to have been designed that way in so many circumstances. Take for example the following that we see in the natural world: during the months of the harsh summer sun -- comfrey and aloe flourish. when poison ivy, oak, and sumac grow invasively --plantain or jewelweed will always be near by. as the winter cold brings cough, colds, flus, sore throat, and a variety of respiratory … Continue reading...

How to Make Your Own Loose Incense :: Four Thieves Medicinal Incense Recipe

An herbal formula for medicinal incense. Four Thieves Incense has the power to protect and heal the body from the threats caused by most viruses, fungi, and bacteria — this because all of its’ ingredients are either strong anti-bacterial agents or possess anti-viral properties.

I'm in love with incense... ...I mean, super in love! As a recovering candle-holic (side note: I have not abandoned all candles -- just the toxic ones -- I burn these babies like mad), I've awakened to the spiritual, mental, and healing benefits of diffusing essential oils, smudging, and burning raw incense in my home. The Four Thieves + Winter Most of us are familiar with the story of "The 4 Thieves." Herbal lore has it, that as the plague of the 15th century was ravaging humanity in Europe... ...four thieves burglarized the homes of those who succumbed to the illness. Not much was done to the thieves initially, as the authorities assumed they too would surely contract the … Continue reading...

Must-Have Herbs & Remedies :: Prep Your Body + Spirit for Winter

Must-have herbs and remedies :: prep the body + spirit for winter

Yes! Even during the darkest season of the year... Winter ...our days can be full of life and good health. For those of us who carry the burning fire of natural health, we have herbal medicine. Which makes us -- during a time when ailments, fever, and illness abound -- prepared to fend off and/or treat these maladies. Here's a list of the best, must-have herbs and remedies to stock now! Must-Have Herbs & Remedies for Winter *List provided in no particular order. Various affiliate links contained within. Master Tonic (a.k.a. Fire Cider) Fire Cider is a traditional remedy with deep roots in folk medicine. The tasty combination of vinegar infused with powerful … Continue reading...

Halloween :: Samhain :: Dia de los Muertos Essential Oil Diffuser Blend

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Scent :: Smell :: Aroma It has the ability to induce memories, emotions (both good and bad), and attraction. At times, we can smell something that transports us back in time. Memories we haven't relived for years come flooding back -- coupled with emotions that we experience as vivid as they were then. The scents of Autumn! Halloween :: Samhain :: Dia de los Muertos A time to... ...prepare the final harvest ...remember those who have pasted on before us ...transition into the shortest, darkest days of the year Diffuse this essential oil blend in your home during this time in order to aid in the celebration of the season. Halloween :: Samhain :: Dia de los Muertos … Continue reading...

How to Make Goat Milk Soap

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It's our first kidding season here at the ranch! I can't even describe to you the amount of cuteness happening around here! It's just too much! And with lots of super sweet baby goats...comes lots of super yummy goat's milk! Besides drinking it, making it into cheese, yogurt, and butter...I'm making soap! For months, I searched high and low for a goat milk soap-making method that spoke to me. I made lots of mistakes. But finally... ...a goat milk soap recipe that's just AMAZING! Benefits of Goat Milk on Skin Farm fresh goat milk is such a wonderful substance. Goat's milk is packed full of skin-loving nutrients such as: alpha-hydroxy acids vitamins B1, B6, … Continue reading...