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Winter + Yule Essential Oil Diffuser Blend

winter + yule essential oil diffuser blend

Winter is such a wonderful time to allow for the aromatic benefits of essential oils to bless our lives. A time... ...to cleanse and freshen the air within our homes -- often shut tight against the colder weather. Not to mention, the emotions induced by seasonal scents...ones that remind us of all those warm + joyous moments. I say, the people of ancient times were the wiser. They were known to bring cut branches of evergreens -- those such as fir, mistletoe, pine, and juniper -- inside to release their intoxicating aromas. This practice was common during the time leading up to, and around, the Winter Solstice -- when the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer. It is … Continue reading...

The Herbarium :: For a Deeper Connection to Plants + Like-Minded Others

Introducing the The Herbarium

Your Virtual and Vibrant Collection of Herbal Resources.  "We are herbalists, a spirited group of individuals from all walks of life, joined together by our gratitude for nature and our desire to live and heal with plants. Along our herbal journey, we have grown closer to the earth and closer to the fellow beings whom it sustains. We have learned and continue to learn how even the smallest, seemingly insignificant plant has value. Real value — to its ecosystem and to us. This connection that we share, this knowledge that we have gained, and all that we have yet to learn – these are the roots of The Herbarium." -The Herbal Academy of New England The fine folks at The Herbal … Continue reading...

Magical Winter Solstice Brew :: A Recipe for Holiday Yule Wine

Magical Winter Solstice + Yule Brew Recipe

Be sure to PIN IT for later! "I heard a bird sing In the dark of December A magical thing And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring Than we were in September. I heard a bird sing In the dark of December." -Oliver Herford Late dawn. Early sunset. Shortest day. Longest night. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. No matter where you live on this Earth, it’s our signal to celebrate the rebirth of the sun! For us on the northern part of Earth, the shortest day is here! After the Winter Solstice, the days get longer, and the nights shorter. The solstice happens in a universal instant -- one that … Continue reading...

A Homemade Super Effective Healing Cream for Eczema

How to make your own homemade SUPER effective skin healing eczema + psoriasis cream

Never loose this recipe :: Pin It  Searching for a truly effective remedy for eczema is often exhausting and can seem at times down right...debilitating. However, moving away from the steroidal treatments of conventional medicine toward the plant-based, anti-inflammatory solutions of herbs + aromatherapy demonstrates the successful revival of nearly forgotten wisdom. We know that eczema, by and large, is an external symptom of internal imbalance + disharmony. While the journey of correcting the underlying cause -- diet + lifestyle + autoimmunity + metabolism -- could take years...creating all-natural topical creams, lotions, and/or salves can provide symptomatic relief along the … Continue reading...

Potato Garlic Soup Recipe

Potato Garlic Soup Recipe

Nothing says winter like a warm + cozy bowl of delicious goodness! I love soups... ...and I love them even more during the coldest, darkest season of the year. This soup in particular, begs for a comfy couch, a crackling fire, and slippers. Not to mention, if you have a hint of a cold...this will surely aid in healing. Potato Garlic Soup Yield :: 4 servings Ingredients *Use local organic, non-GMO ingredients whenever possible. 4 cups red potatoes, chopped 1 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons real salt 1 1/2 tablespoons grass-fed, ghee (ghee is my favorite, but you can use coconut oil or olive oil in substitution) 1 yellow onion, chopped 2 to 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth … Continue reading...