The Essence of Your Essential Oils

About Your Essential Oils... The Essence... Essential oils are organic, volatile, liquids that are secreted by tiny structures in a plant’s various parts such as the seeds, leaves, fruits, flowers, resins, and woods. An essential oil gets its name from the plant from which it is derived. These oils were given the name “essential,” because … Continue reading The Essence of Your Essential Oils

So, What Is It You Do Exactly? A Recent Visitor Wanted To Know…

One thing magical practitioners have in common throughout history and around the world today is curiosity – the quest for knowledge. We are the original inquiring minds who want to know. There is a reason that so many of the first books printed were grimoires – books of magic – on the whole, magical practitioners … Continue reading So, What Is It You Do Exactly? A Recent Visitor Wanted To Know…

Herb Lore: (Herbalism)

Hippocrates - " Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” For the purpose of this article, herbs are loosely referred to as the category of edible plants which can also be used for Medicinal, Spiritual or Magical purposes. It seems that on every part of the globe where humans have lived, there … Continue reading Herb Lore: (Herbalism)

Mouse-ear {Hieracium pilosella syn. Pilosella officinarum}

Also, Known As: Felon Herb Hawkweed Mouse-ear Pilosella Mouse-ear (botanical name Hieracium pilosella) is a perennially plant that grows up to a height of anything between three and 15 inches. Mouse-ear is a creeping herb that usually grows like a carpet on crawling runners, every one of which takes the form of a basal rosette … Continue reading Mouse-ear {Hieracium pilosella syn. Pilosella officinarum}

Cyclamen

COMMON NAME:  Cyclamen GENUS:  Cyclamen SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: C. purpurascens-pinks; blooms in fall. C. hederifolium-vigorous, easy to grow. C. coum-cultivated since 1596. FAMILY: Primulaceae BLOOMS: Winter TYPE: Perennial DESCRIPTION: Cyclamen has lovely pink-carmine-magenta nodding flowers, borne singly on stems that, on some species, coil downward. The foliage is also quite attractive, usually a dark, glossy … Continue reading Cyclamen

The Healing Properties of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera shots and facial mists may seem like all the rage these days…though these remedies are much more than another passing trend. The aloe vera plant, also known as “the lily of the desert,” is a succulent. Aloe-based products and the plant itself is used to heal scrapes, cool sunburn, and relieve pain from minor cuts. … Continue reading The Healing Properties of Aloe Vera

Modern Style Lammas

The season of Lammas (also called Lughnasadh) begins on August 1st and continues until the end of September in the Northern Hemisphere (Feb 1st until the end of March in the Southern Hemisphere) marking the cross-quarter or midpoint in the Sun's progress between Midsummer (Summer Solstice) and Mabon (Autumnal Equinox). A TIME OF THANKSGIVING Lammas … Continue reading Modern Style Lammas

7 Clever Ways to Organize Tupperware and Food Storage Containers | Apartment Therapy

Raise your hand if, despite your best efforts, Tupperware and other plastic—or even glass—food storage containers always seem to take over your entire kitchen. Source: 7 Clever Ways to Organize Tupperware and Food Storage Containers | Apartment Therapy

The Rose {June Birth Flower}

COMMON NAME: Rose GENUS: Rosa SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: Types of roses: Old-fashioned-includes the older hybrids. Hybrid tea-large blooms. Floribundas-smaller blossoms borne in clusters. Modern shrub-large flowered. Climbers and ramblers-vigorous climbing habit. Miniature-tiny, with semi-double or double flowers. FAMILY:  Rosaceae BLOOMS: summer TYPE: Perennial DESCRIPTION:  It is difficult to find any flower more beautiful than roses. The grace … Continue reading The Rose {June Birth Flower}

Being True to Yourself

It’s important for all of us that we explore our own truth in more depth and take steps to align with that truth with as much integrity and trust as we can manage. Being True to Yourself On the face of it being true to yourself seems like a simple process, yet in practice, there … Continue reading Being True to Yourself