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Aromatic Support for Honoring Change

Aromatic Support for Honoring Change

“They say the fit survive, But I invoke the spirits of the lost.” D.H. Lawrence, Cypresses The end of October and early November is a time when many cultures honor the connection between the living and the dead. Samhain, Day of the Dead, and Halloween are different...

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The Best Time to Sleep

The Best Time to Sleep

Contributed by: Robert Sachs In most cultures, we are familiar with the increments and movement of time - the seconds, minutes, hours, days, and years. We may be familiar with the concepts of centuries or millennium, but for the most part, it is in the seconds,...

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Bee Balm Pesto

Bee Balm Pesto

My son, Soren, and I have a great love of pesto and we love exploring different plants to use in our pesto making. From Bee Balm to Lady's Thumb and Basil to Nettles, you can use just about any edible leaf to make it! Bee Balm Pesto 3 cups Bee balm leaves (Monarda...

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How to Make Your Own Natural Bathroom Scrub!

How to Make Your Own Natural Bathroom Scrub!

My all time favorite scrub for cleaning our bathrooms! I played with my standard recipe by putting in some finely ground lemongrass which adds a little extra scrubbing power and aroma. I have also used powdered orange peels or powdered lemon peel in different batches...

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Lavender/Lemon Window Cleaner

Lavender/Lemon Window Cleaner

Part of the journey for me has been about how I can integrate aromatic plants with essential oils or sometimes simply to use aromatic plants (dried or fresh herbs). As a gardener, a herbalist and an aromatherapist, integrating the two makes sense and I trust this...

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5+ Great Aromatic Plants for the Garden

5+ Great Aromatic Plants for the Garden

I am incredibly thankful to my mother for sharing her green thumb and love of gardening with me throughout my life. Even today, I admire her ability to grow just about anything, including a lemon tree! Over the years with aromatherapy, having a garden or visiting...

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The Beauty of Simple Ayurvedic Practices

  Enhance Your Vitality (Ojas) Over the last few months I have begun to incorporate some of the teaching I received over the last two years from Arjun Das and Melanie Sachs. Although I have been practicing all of these techniques, it has only be recently that I...

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How to Make Vanilla Extract

How to Make Vanilla Extract

Making a fresh batch of vanilla extract can be a wonderful gift for the holidays.   There is so much to love about the orchid Vanilla. In a previous blog I wrote about how to make a vanilla bean jojoba infusion.  Now we turn to an alcohol extract which can be used in...

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