Monthly Archives: October 2018

How to Make Easy Herbal Oils, Salves, and Syrups

Soothe injuries and boost your immune system with these simple, plant-based recipes for trauma oil, Saint John’s wort oil, black elderberry syrup, herbal lip balm, and more. How to Make Infused Herbal Oils Herbal oils are convenient and easy to use. These are made by extracting ground-up herbs with organic olive oil. You can apply this herb-laden oil directly to

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Heart Tonics, Naturally, Healthy, and Herbal

Herbs can help keep your heart and cardiovascular system functioning optimally. Your heart is the capital city at the center of your body, with an intricate network of blood vessels branching out in the form of superhighways (arteries), routes (arterioles), and winding, narrow backroads (capillaries), with your veins serving as the return route. Together, these elements are your primary transport

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Welcome October: Calendula, October Birth~flower

Originally posted on Good Witches Homestead:
COMMON NAME: calendula GENUS: Calendula SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: C. Officinalis ‘Golden Gem’- dwarf; double; yellow. ‘Pacific Beauty’- double; yellow, orange, apricot; more heat tolerant than other cultivars. ‘Orange Gem’- double; medium orange. ‘Chrysantha’- double; buttercup yellow. FAMILY: Compositae BLOOMS: summer and fall TYPE: annual DESCRIPTION: Calendulas have light green aromatic leaves and large {up…

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October Birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline

Originally posted on Good Witches Homestead:
OPAL SYMBOLISM AND MEANING Arabic legend attests that opals fell from the sky during lightning storms, while Australian aborigines thought the creator visited the earth in a rainbow and imparted opals as a colorful gift. Nearly 100 B.C., a Roman scholar by the name of Pliny compared opal gemstones to volcanoes and colorful artwork,…

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