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Eleven Old-Fashioned Potpourri Mixes You Can Make {Lavender Potpouriis}

Cottage Garden Potpourri 1 cup dried lavender flowers 2 cups dried pink rose petals {preferably from extremely fragrant old Damask, Alba, Centifolia and Moss roses like ‘Gloire de Guilan’, ‘Ispahan’,’Marie Louise’, ‘Petite Lisette’, ‘Quatre Saisons’, ‘The Rose of Kazanlik’, ‘Felicite Parmentier’, ‘Belle Amour’, ‘Fantin Latour’, ‘Old Cabbage Rose’, ‘Mme Louis Leveque’ and ‘Gloire des Mousseaux’} 2 cups dried lavender leaves

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Making Potpourris for Yule Celebrations {DIY Recipes Included}

Potpourris {‘fermented in a pot’.} The term potpourri (pot-pour-ri) is basically a French expression. When literally translated into English, it denoted ‘fermented in a pot’. And this is what actually makes a damp potpourri – a moist, aromatic, herb-like substance that is fermented, normally with salt and in a pot. The dry potpourri, a companion of moist potpourri, is a

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HERBAL HOLIDAY TIP: STAY WELL WITH WINTER EOS

Virtually all essential oils have some antimicrobial properties, but winter is the season of the virus—which is particularly difficult to combat. While there is no research to show that EOs can stop the flu in its tracks, there are several wonderful things essential oils CAN do to help us during the cold and flu season! Citrus oils are known to get rid of

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The History of Herbal Medicine and Essential Oils

The history of essential oils is intertwined with the history of herbal medicine, which in turn has been an integral part of magical practices. Herbal medicine has been used for more than treating minor ailments and disease; it has been instrumental in providing life-enhancing benefits. In most ancient cultures, people believed plants to be magical, and for thousands of years,

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The Medicinal Properties and Health Benefits of Violets.

Violets have been known throughout history as a healing herb. An example that was proven by research was that Viola odorata contains phenolic glycosides, flavonoids, saponins, alkaloids, mucilage, and tannins among other things. These compounds work in several ways to cure ailments. Violets have been known throughout history as a healing herb. Hippocrates, in the ancient times, classified the violet

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Rosemary Lore

Rosmarinus officinalis Also, Known As: Compass Weed Dew of the Sea Garden Rosemary Incensier Mary’s Mantle Mi-tieh-hsiang Old Man Polar Plant Rosemary Rosemary Plant Rosmarinus officinalis L. (family Lamiaceae), is also known as rosemary. This herb is an evergreen shrub, with lovely aromatic linear leaves. Colored a dark shade of green above and white below, the leaves of the rosemary

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Desert Tortoise Botanical – DesertTortoiseBotanicals.com

DesertTortoiseBotanicals.com Source: Desert Tortoise Botanical – DesertTortoiseBotanicals.com Handcrafted – The Indigenous Peoples of the Sonoran desert taught the making of effective remedies through the combination of specific herbs and emotional intent.  Additionally, waste was never allowed so they made them in small batches.  Today, we honor their teachings by following their traditional methods of making remedies in the same manner, one small

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Vetiver Lore

Vetiveria zizanioides Also, Known As: Cuscus Khas Khas Vetiver Vetivert Vetiver (botanical name Vetiveria zizanioides) belongs to the grass family, which also includes sorghum, maize, sugarcane as well as lemongrass. This plant has had an irregular history, as it was given no less than 11 names in four dissimilar genera at one time. The generic name ‘Vitiveria’ is derived from the Tamil expression ‘vetiver’

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AroMagic Essential Oils – Sage Goddess

Source: AroMagic Essential Oils – Sage Goddess Each carefully crafted AroMagic Essential Oil is infused with the powerful energy of a clear quartz crystal Everything – including you and me and all the things around us – is energy, constantly moving and vibrating on a subatomic level. Your vibrations and mine are different. Gemstones and essential oils and other tools

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