Month: June 2021

Make your own face oil

Howdy all, Love letter to your skin just came out on the podcast! Woop woop 😀 I wanted to share one of my face oil blends, I love me, with you to encourage you on this journey of self discovery for that beautiful face of yours 😀 I love me face oil 2 dropper hemp seed oil 1 dropper jojoba 1 dropper rosehip oil 1 dropper sea buckthorn 1 dropper carrot 1 drop vitamin e 6 rose absolute 3, tea tree, clary sage, geranium top off with calendula infused grapeseed oil     Some more information: Thoughtfully handcrafted using the finest ingredients–utilizing not only the physical healing powers of each component but it’s aromatherapy properties for a gentle and relaxing everyday experience. Through research, I handcrafted a recipe using a gentle combination that works well for all skin types but is especially helpful for mature and problematic skin. The carrier oil is apricot kernel oil which is great for sensitive skin. The organic Jojoba and Sea buckthorn oils have healing properties and absorbs quickly into …

Ritual in a modern world

I used to think of ritual as something I wasn’t allowed to be apart of. I had often seen it as this highly sacred thing that maybe existed in past cultures, other countries and places of worship. It was never in my dialogue or understanding and to be honest it wasn’t something I knew a whole lot about. I am on that path of learning. The path of waking up, which I believe we all are. When one light shines, the others can’t help but to shine as well. So what is ritual and why in the world of technology and information would we need this? I have stumbled upon the use of the word through Youtube artist, Caro Arevalo, whom I adore. She makes incredible, thoughtful works that act as celebrations and love letters to the plant and animal and fungi kingdoms of our gracious planet. She is a Peruvian born artist and connects deeply with her roots. It was from watching her channel that I learned how integrates ritual into her everyday life. …

Learning to care deeper for this earth suit

I have been interested in herbalism longer than I realize. When I was younger my dad would slip in stories about his childhood, and sometimes I was able to listen. He’s an excellent story teller and would recount memories of going out into the field and collecting dandelion leaves with his mom and siblings. She would then take the dandelion leaves and either Sautee them or boil them or use them fresh for salads. Fast forward many years later, my husband and I move to Ann Arbor and start to catch wind of mystical things such as plant walks with Jim McDonald (the renowned herbalist) through the Michigan Folk School. It was thrilling. I was on the road to healthy eating and thinking more consciously about what I put into my body. I had never been one for traditional conventional medicine, something about it just seemed unnatural. I am so glad I had that tiny inkling of thought. I believe conventional medicine is a powerhouse and saves many lives but often conditions are blanket statements …

Movement is medicine

Movement makes you feel good. Movement has been the secret medicine in my life for many years. It all started in Junior High school when I joined the cross country team. I was unprepared and wore platform sneakers and got scoffs from all the older kids. It was the era of the spice girls and everyone wanted platform sneakers. Mine were white, about 2 inches and had a cute little patriot star on them. I eventually got some real running shoes and found myself naturally good at the art of controlled falling. Moving one foot in front of the other. I did well in competition and noticed that I had the inclination to keep up with the high school kids, much to their dismay. I was competitive and loved being in the lime light. It was a beautiful chance for me to shine and get some attention. Things at home were confusing, my parents had just divorced and I needed an outlet to channel my feelings. Running and movement was the answer and the community …