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Nourishing Tulsi: Beauty Medicine Inside and Out

Nourishing Tulsi: Beauty Medicine Inside and Out

Tulsi offers incredible benefits, not least of which are the aromatic scent and warm spicy flavor that alone work their own magic.For me though, Tu...

Herbal Impressions: St. John's Wort

Herbal Impressions: St. John's Wort

Have you noticed that not only do plants teach us a lot, but they do so with their own personality? To me, St. John’s Wort has a warm, kind, but dr...

Herbal Impressions: Lemon Balm

Herbal Impressions: Lemon Balm

I think I could write a whole book on just the history and lore, magic and medicine of Lemon Balm. It’s one of those plants for which the deeper yo...

Beauty Rituals: Oil Cleansing

Beauty Rituals: Oil Cleansing

First, one of my favorite things about cleansing oils: they can and should be simple. You don't need a ton of ingredients or an emulsifier, preserv...

Herbal Impressions: Tulsi

Tulsi offers incredible benefits, not least of which are the aromatic scent and warm spicy flavor that alone work their own magic.For me though, Tu...

Herbal Impressions: Calendula

Herbal Impressions: Calendula

In the last post we talked about Chamomile and its nurturing, sweet, slightly bitter and warming energetics along with the healing properties it pr...

Herbal Impressions: Chamomile

Herbal Impressions: Chamomile

If you know me and my view on plant-based wellness, you know I'm a huge fan of cultivating relationships with plants that grow in your neck of the ...

3 DIY Skincare Rituals for Spring

Spring is a weird time for my skin. It feels as if a layer is being shed, like a snake sloughs off its skin, each year in the spring and again in t...

Beauty Medicine for Dry or Dehydrated Skin

Beauty Medicine for Dry or Dehydrated Skin

Do you notice how your skin changes throughout the seasons? Or maybe depending on your environment, whether it's hot, dry, humid, cold, windy, city...

Evergreen Tree Magic + Medicine

Evergreen Tree Magic + Medicine

Dear Wild and wise ones, High in Vitamin C, Evergreen trees are chock full of antioxidants and medicinal benefits. But just as important is the ene...

Toners: Hydrate + Calm

Toners: Hydrate + Calm

"Why do I need to use a toner?" I hear this question all the time from clients and customers.  To be perfectly honest, I never used to use toners. ...

Moon magic for your skin

Moon magic for your skin

When I first started learning about herbal medicine, my favorite things to make were solar-infused oils. There's something alchemical about how the...