Journal

Black Cumin Seed: An Oil with Ancient Roots

Black Cumin Seed: An Oil with Ancient Roots

We talk a lot about plants over here, but we don't often focus on our carrier (or lipid) oils. These precious oils make up so much of the magic we ...

Lavender | The Plant of Paradox and Renewal

Lavender is a plant that seems to be both overlooked in favor of "sexier" herbs and simultaneously still serves as a go-to for so many issues from ...

Reishi | Skin and Soul Magic

Reishi | Skin and Soul Magic

Today let's explore the profound medicine of a long-time plant ally of mine. My first experience with Reishi on its own was doing a plant meditatio...

Healthy Winter Skin: Stop Over-Exfoliating

Healthy Winter Skin: Stop Over-Exfoliating

I'm in our lab today working on some big projects we've got goin' on, sipping a cup of spicy and nourishing Cerridwen herbal chai with a bit of ghe...

Beneath the Hawthorn Tree: Magic & Medicine

Beneath the Hawthorn Tree: Magic & Medicine

FIRST, A STORY... Five years ago on the Autumn Equinox, I had just met my now-husband a few weeks before. Of course everything felt new and excitin...

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...

Calendula | Lymphatic + Skin Support

Calendula | Lymphatic + Skin Support

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 ...