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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...

How to Make Winter Solstice Incense Cones

How to make winter solstice incense cones

Making incense is a very intentional and beautiful form of creative art. It's super fun to make and such a blessing to use. Incense may take the form of :: loose ingredients to be burned on outdoors fire or indoors on a charcoal disc hand-shaped cones, cylinders, or sticks All forms of incense -- except that of loose incense -- consist of four foundational ingredients: a burnable base, an aromatic substance, a bonding element, and a liquid to bring it all together. The beautiful thing about making incense at home...you set the intention for the incense...you choose the ingredients. I created this incense to be enjoyed for the next few weeks leading up to the Winter … Continue reading...

Homemade Moisturizing Winter Lotion

Homemade Moisturizing Winter Lotion

I have a jar of herb-infused olive oil I made this past summer sitting on my counter in the kitchen. It's been beckoning me in the recent days...telling me it's ready. So, I've decided to set half of the oil in freshly, dried herbs with the addition of organically cultivated goldenseal root for a new batch of anti-microbial ointment I'll make when my current stock is out. With the other half of the oil, I am in the kitchen whipping up a quick batch of lotion! For this lotion, I've set out with the intention of creating a richer formula to give our skin extra protection and moisture for winter. Made with the absolute best organic olive oil (this is the only olive oil I'll ever … Continue reading...