Learn About the Incredibly Nourishing Oil for Hair, Skin and Nails: Hemp Seed Oil

Introducing the EXPANDED Introductory and Intermediate Herbal Courses!

Here at the Herbal Academy, we have spent much of this past year reworking our most popular foundational Herbalism programs. The wait is over, our registration freeze is over, and you can now reserve your seat in our fresh new courses! We are indeed proud of our accomplishments, but mostly we are thrilled to finally … Continue reading Introducing the EXPANDED Introductory and Intermediate Herbal Courses!

Recipe: Wildcrafted Herbal Blessing Oil

The Druid's Garden

A herbal blessing oil is a simple magical tool that you can make that directly comes from the living earth. The herbal blessing oil can be used to bless tools, seed balls, trees, yourself, other people, or anything else you like. You can include it as part of your Druid’s Crane Bag. Your own unique blend of herbs and wildcrafted ingredients will make it an amazing and potent tool for your practice.  While druidry doesn’t use oils extensively, other traditions, like the American folk magic and Hoodoo, use oils a lot to dress candles and do other kinds of energetic work.

Choosing Plant Material

You can harvest material from one plant or from a variety of plants and combine them. Here are some possibilities for you:

  • Lavender, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Lemon Balm, Majoram, – Garden herbs that offer healing and protection.  Add one or more of these as…

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Lavender for Body and Soul

Lavenders have everything for the modern garden as an amenity plant. They are evergreen, fast-growing, compact and fragrant. The origins of its name are probably from the Latin word Lavare indicating the plant has another use as it means to be washed and suggests it was regularly used to perfume bathing water. There are numerous … Continue reading Lavender for Body and Soul

How To Effectively Use CBD Oil

Thinking about using hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) for the first time? Trying something entirely new can feel risky – especially when you don’t understand exactly what the experience will entail. Stepping into the unknown may feel frightening, but it is often worth the leap. Even though CBD has surged in popularity in recent years, it is … Continue reading How To Effectively Use CBD Oil

Hemp-Derived CBD: What Exactly Is It?

Whether you are someone who strives to eat clean, lives naturally, seeks plant-based solutions or needs a long-term tool for a thorny health issue, you’ve likely heard about the potential of CBD. If you haven’t, you soon will. Hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) seems to be everywhere – from grocery store shelves to your doctor’s waiting room. … Continue reading Hemp-Derived CBD: What Exactly Is It?

From Anxiety To ZZZ’s: Using CBD As A Tool For Health Concerns

WRITTEN BY Katie C. Don’t you wish band-aids and kisses could still solve all your health problems? Some physical concerns  – skinned knees and paper cuts – can be fixed by sticking on a bandage. Other problems are more complicated. Many complex health concerns require a variety of tools to find solutions and discover relief. … Continue reading From Anxiety To ZZZ’s: Using CBD As A Tool For Health Concerns

Lavender and Aromatherapy

Lavender is one of those scents that have the power to evoke the senses.  Most notably, feelings of relaxation and well-being.  In fact, it was long believed that Cleopatra's secret weapon, in love, was Lavender. Calm and refreshing it’s not surprising the word Lavender in Latin (Lavoie) means for wash or bathe.  Because of its … Continue reading Lavender and Aromatherapy

Just What Exactly Is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda, an ancient Indian stream of medicine, is basically a Sanskrit term that has been drawn from two roots - ‘Ayus' denoting life and ‘vid' meaning knowledge. In effect, life or ‘Ayus' manifests an amalgamation of the body, the mind, the sense organs as well as the soul. It may be noted here that the … Continue reading Just What Exactly Is Ayurveda?

Soothingly swish, simple salted caramel ice cream

January-ists note this is not every day (though it should be I must admit) however tempting it may be, it will store for a good few weeks at the back of the fridge.

And, no, I’m not crazy! I will eat ice cream all year, no matter the season. I have boxes of Blue Bunny Fudge Cycles in my freezer as we speak. I devour numerous per day. They soothe my nerves, my throat, and their chocolate…besides all that, this is one of my absolute favorite blogs.

ice cream magazine

  

There is a now sanctuary from the Woolworth’s-who done it, from the proffering of oligarch-grade-bauble-age. Kitchen, under stairs, hides a stellar of Scandinavian /origami stars loosely arranged to divert a prison breakout of lameta, choked and burnt out stick vacuums, respectively renamed ‘the cupboard under that scares’.

  

A crisp winters day, a little midwinter magic. A winters tale… nope a dreary business trip to ‘the great metrollops’ (London) My meetings with grumpy Judges, found me then collecting the tea boy from a ‘business lunch’, (think, whisperings in leather chaired opulence, in a lavishly proportioned building) whence, to his utter dismay, a colleague ordered a salted-caramel-ice cream sundae of, and I quote, “of freakish proportion”.
Cooo..This gorgeous sounding /hip fodder echoed around my brain cell for 3 hours as I drove home (to the backing track of Claret zzz’s).

  

Ummm, theres something mercilessly unctuous about salted caramel. Further more there’s something soothingly swish about…

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