Frugal Tips for the Novice Solo Female Backpacker

Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you. ~John Muir I have become what some would call a bona-fide solo female backpacker. My journey began months ago when the draw of solitude — and the […]

How to Make Your Own Smudge Sticks :: And a List of Plants Commonly Used in Smudge Sticks

According to countless ancient ways of knowing, all plants possess a sacred spirit… …a spirit that goes well beyond, and vibrates deeper, than its physical constituents. It is this pure and hallowed nature of plants {and our inter-connectedness} that has led to their traditional/medicinal use in :: healing {physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual} cleansing {a space or our […]

Holy Basil (Tulsi) for Stress Relief :: And Tips for Daily Use

I am quite confident we all are familiar, at least to some degree, with the symptoms of stress and anxiety :: tension emotional instability phobias loss of focus lack of motivation feelings of impending doom or disaster heart palpitations irregular breathing And, despite the modern wonders of science and industry — with its intent to […]

Herbal Facial Cleansing Cream Recipe

You know what super sucks?!?! Getting older…that’s what!!! It hasn’t been until the last year that I’ve really started to notice a significant change in tautness of the skin on my face. It isn’t horrible, yet…but ladies, I know you know what I’m talkin’ about! So needless to say, I’m on a mission to hold […]

Cannabis Herbal Liniment :: For Fast, Effective Topical Pain Relief

lin•i•ment [ línnəmənt ] pain-relieving liquid rub: a liquid rubbed into the skin to relieve aches or pain, e.g. one containing alcohol and camphor As defined above, a liniment is an external application that is rubbed into the skin primarily for the purposes of pain relief — and my Cannabis Herbal Liniment recipe was created […]

Dandelion Detox Shots :: Spring Equinox Juice Cleanse

For so many of us, dandelion needs no introduction. With her iconic yellow-petaled flower and deeply-toothed leaves, she is readily found growing and harvested wild nearly everywhere in North America — as she likewise, invades with unrelenting force our yards and fields…signaling the arrival of Spring. For centuries, the early, young, and tender Spring leaves […]

Green Gypsy Cleansing Tea :: Make Your Own Herbal Tea To Support the Body During Detox + Juicing + Stress

We can all admit that in this modern, super polluted, and chemically contaminated world — the control we have over our exposure to toxins is limited basically to how we live (i.e. what we put in our mouth/garden soil, put on our skin, or use in the home). Likewise, in an effort to maintain centering — […]