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Grounding and Centering Your Earth Element

earth elementIn the Northern Hemisphere, we are now entering late summer, or the in-between season, before autumn starts. In the five-element theory of healing, this is associated with the Earth Element. This time is the peak of harvest for plants, the time of ripening of fruit and grains and when the energy starts to wane, becoming cooler in the evenings,...
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Spagyric Distillation

spageric processWe recently completed a hydrosol distillation of Tulsi Basil or Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) and then continued the process for an additional product of a spagyric. What an amazing process of herbal alchemy! A spagyric /spa-geric/ is an herbal medicine produced by alchemical procedures. The roots of the words ...
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All About Clay

clay colors 2 FotorThe use of medicinal clay in folk medicine goes back to prehistoric times. The first recorded use of medicinal clay goes back to ancient Mesopotamia. Indigenous peoples around the world still widely use clay. Today, a wide variety of clays are used for healing medicinal purposes. CLAYS are a fantastic medium for h...
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Uses of Medicinal Plants

Healthy Herbs and Cooking Mankind has had a symbiotic relationship with plants and herbs since the beginning of time. Healing with medicinal plants is as old as mankind itself. Since ancient times, herbal medicine has been used by many different cultures throughout the world to treat dis-ease and to assist bodily functions. An “herb”, is any plant or plant part used for its...
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Summer - Fire Element

Fire FotorJune 21st, marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. In the five-element theory, the FIRE element is associated with the summertime. This is a time of year when the energy has the fastest growth and is the warmest. Fire element symbolizes the peak of Yang energy, young adulthood, the time of flourishing. Fire represents youthful energy,...
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All About Hydrosols

hydrosol lavenderHydrosols are the aromatic waters created as a co-distillation during the steam distillation of essential oils or a stand-alone product. Also, commonly referred to as hydrolates, floral waters and plant waters. Hydrosols are not just aromatic waters of flowers. The hydro-distillation of plant matter such as roots, bark, needles, leaves, fruit ...
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Spring Rejuvenation: The Wood Element

SPRING Collage FotorMarch 20th welcomes the vernal or spring equinox for the Northern Hemisphere or the autumnal equinox for the Southern Hemisphere.  In the five-element theory, the spring season is associated with the Wood element. This element symbolizes the birth and fresh beginning stages of Yang energy. Wood represents new life and creation. Wood energy is ...
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Aromatherapy Applications

nasal inhalerOne of the amazing qualities of aromatherapy as a natural healing modality is the variety of applications that can be utilized. Application methods of essential oils can include: inhalation, diffusing, bathing, compress, massage, scrubs, lotions, and salves. These options allow you to choose the application method(s) that best suit you or your clie...
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