Author Archives: Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Full Blue Moon Meditation & Shower Ritual for Renewal — Spirit de la Lune

This full blue moon offers us a unique opportunity for inner and outer renewal and healing with the energy of Taurus & Scorpio as our guide. The blue moon always offers us the unique opportunity to step into renewal and rebirth if we are willing to go within. Renewal means a new you and a new chapter. In order to

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Foraging for Pigments from Local Rocks: Making Watercolors, Oils, and Egg Tempera Paint from the Land!

Originally posted on The Druid's Garden:
Local Iron Oxide taken from a mineral spring, crushed, ground, sifted and made into paint! When I walk along the landscape here, I am greeted with the deep oranges and yellow oxides of our soils laden with heavy amounts of clay and iron.  These colors are reflected each time I dig into the…

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Herbal Bouquets for Mother’s Day – Traditional Medicinals

In the English and European Victorian era, gifting herbs and flowers were used to relay secret messages. When you received a flower bouquet, you would sit down with your dictionary and try to decipher what it meant; honeysuckle for devotion, aster for patience, and roses for love.  Fast forward to modern times, important life milestones like births, graduations, buying a

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Best Herbs for Women – Traditional Medicinals – Herbal Wellness Teas

  In May we honor mothers, the best herbs for women and share the handicrafts of women working to make a difference in their rural communities. Womanhood means something different for every woman, but one thing is universal: as daughters, mothers, spouses, friends and coworkers, our default mantra is often “give, give, give.” At times, this outward flow of energy

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May 2019 Newsletter, The Oregon Lavender Association invites you to enjoy lavender all year round!

Announcements and Events   May 2019 This is an exciting month for lavender lovers and farmers!  Our plants are greening up and sending up shoots!  We will even see flowers from our featured lavenders this month, Lavandula stoechas, and maybe flowers from the early blooming L. angustifolia varieties, such as French Fields, toward the end of May! There aren’t any

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What’s the Birthstone for May?

If you were born in May, your birthstone is the emerald, a type of beryl colored green by chromium. Perfect emeralds are among the rarest of gemstones. The emerald belongs to the beryl family of minerals that include aquamarine (one of March’s birthstones), heliodor, and morganite. Beryl, or beryllium aluminum silicate in chemical jargon, is a six-sided symmetrical crystal. Beryl

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