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Cooling Summertime Teas

Cooling Summertime Teas

Hot days call for cool herbs. In the heat of the summer there are many plant allies, some that may be growing near you, that can be utilized to cool us down. Let’s discuss a few of them. Mint Mint (Mentha spp.) may be the first that comes to mind for many. Whether...

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Spring and your Skin

Spring and your Skin

The seasonal shift is in its full swing and spring has arrived! Many welcome longer days, warmer temperatures and life waking up from its deep winter sleep. Yet some, especially at the beginning of spring can feel physically and emotionally uncomfortable and their...

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Candle Gazing Ritual for the Winter Solstice

Candle Gazing Ritual for the Winter Solstice

As we near the end of 2021, it is a natural process to examine and reflect upon duality of life this past year. Love and loss, growth and gain, pain and suffering, birth and death. It is both the light and the shadow, the yin and the yang (in Chinese philosophy) that...

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Vegan Lip Balm

Vegan Lip Balm

The season of cold weather, and windy days is upon us. These weather conditions can lead to dry skin and chapped lips. In this article you will find an easy aromatic recipe created by our director, Jade Shutes. Not only does it smell fabulous but it uses no animal...

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Safety and Essential Oils

Safety and Essential Oils

With so much emphasis these days on safety and essential oils, it seems that the challenge isn’t really about “more safety” but rather how shall we relate to it? How shall we interpret it so that it makes sense in our practice or general use of essential oils? And how...

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Aromatic Slippery Elm Lozenges

Aromatic Slippery Elm Lozenges

Recently my son was experiencing a sore throat which was then diagnosed as tonsillitis and, thankfully, negative for strep. I decided, amongst other palliative tools we were using, to make him aromatic slippery elm lozenges. I chose slippery elm specifically for its...

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