Like Kisses from the Sun: Soothing Calendula

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Calendula fields forever!Β Calendula is excellent for soothing the skin, topically and internally. You can extract the medicinal properties by infusing calendula in oil and applying it topically or internally by using the oil on food. And you can always eat calendula (in salads, as a garnish, blended in sauces, soups, or dips…) and make a gorgeous tasty tea!

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Simple Way to Make Herbal Tinctures

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During the recent new moon, I decided to prepare chaga mushroom and wormwood tinctures, powerful healing and cleansing herbal extracts. I wanted to share with you how simple it is to make tinctures at home using any of your favorite herbs (fresh, dried, or powdered).  🌱🎨✨

Here is one simple way to do it:

Β Β Chop up fresh or dried herbs (roots and barks might be a bit more difficult to chop so just do your best and don’t worry about the size of the pieces).

Β Β If you would like, start your herbal extraction during the new or full moon to take advantage of the moon’s power.

Β Β Place your herbs into a glass jar and pour 40% vodka, rum, or brandy over the herbs so that the alcohol covers them completely.

Β Β Close the jar and shake it every day to help the healing components dissolve into the alcohol.

Β Β After 60 to 90 days or longer, squeeze out the herbal extract using cheese cloth and place the liquid in another glass jar.

Β Β Store the herbal extract in a cool and dark place.

Β Β Pour single herb extracts or created herbal formulas into glass dropper bottles for every-day use.

  Add your herbal extracts to tea or water and enjoy their beautiful healing properties!🌸😊

Healing in Nature

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Do you have a nature park with a body of water where you live? Spending some time in the sun, breathing fresh air near water, and walking barefoot are excellent tools for healing. πŸ’šπŸšπŸŒΉπŸŽΆπŸ™πŸΎπŸŒžπŸŒŠπŸ‘’πŸ’œ

And I Dream of Herbs

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I have been dreaming of herbs lately. Angelica, fennel, and mullein have appeared in name and shape. It seems that they want to be seen and heard by me, to guide me, to help me toward optimal health. I would love to plant them this spring! Which herbs have been your guiding spirits?