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A Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Ritual | Create Your Own Smudge wand — Spirit de la Lune

The Summer months are in full swing over here in the Northern Hemisphere. This Full Moon in many ways marks the last big planting time of the season. All that needed to sprout roots for the long months ahead is in the ground growing towards its full potential while we prepare and maintain for the coming harvest. The Blessing Moon

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Web of Life Ritual for Interconnectivity and Awareness

Originally posted on The Druid's Garden:
Last week, we delved deeply into a critical aspect of land healing with two related concepts; thinking about the world in terms of (eco) systems and the interconnectivity of those ecosystems for all life. Last week was practical, full of discussions, definitions, and how you might design land regeneration projects with ecosystems and…

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A Forest Grown Future for Pennsylvania’s Precious Ginseng

In Pennsylvania’s lush, green Appalachian foothills, our North American ginseng thrives. It’s here in these undulating woodlands that Randy has tended our certified organic and forest grown ginseng for more than 30 years.   “There are very few people who are cultivating the plant in its wild habitat,” said Jennifer, Mountain Rose Herbs’ Chief Operations Officer. “It’s a labor of love that takes

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Caramel popcorn and pretzel ice cream cake? … it’s a compete fabrication! | ice cream magazine

    The remit: something based around ice cream, which looks like a cake, acts like a cake, low-ish on the calories, not too sweet, certainly no chocolate. Pity sake that’s purgatory not celeb… Source: Caramel popcorn and pretzel ice cream cake? … it’s a compete fabrication! | ice cream magazine

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Why You Should Learn to Make Your Own Cosmetics…

HOW TO MAKE SAFER CHOICES WITH COSMETICS TOXIC INGREDIENTS IN COMMERCIAL COSMETICS The history of cosmetic use dates back to the time of ancient civilizations, who used natural raw materials to beautify themselves by applying products that would soothe, smooth, protect, define, enrich, and refresh the body. They achieved the looks they adored by using ingredients from nature, albeit ones

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Our Newest Plant Aquisition; Purple Shamrock {Oxalis}

Actually, there was two, a Thatian Bridal Veil and the Purple Shamrock. I’m not familiar with the latter so this post is what I have found out so far. Three is often the magic number when it comes to Oxalis. The most common species grown as a houseplant is Oxalis triangularis which has three common names, False Shamrock, Purple Shamrock, and Love Plant. It has three (normally)

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Butterfly Expressions

The Butterfly Story Butterfly Express was established 22 years ago by LaRee Westover and her daughter Valaree Sharp.  It was truly a cottage industry which they ran out of their kitchen.  One of the basic reasons for starting an herbal/essential oil company was to provide others with affordable and natural alternative resources for their families. In the very beginning stages

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Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report — Spirit de la Lune

This Eclipse holds huge potential for rebirth and transformation on many levels. Mercury goes retrograde this month as well which will help us look at the way we are communicating our needs in a new way so we can be more constructive. The card pulled for this week is Blood Moon: Rebirth. A very fitting message for this week’s Solar

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