Herbs and I are great friends!
I love all of my magical tools deeply, BUT herbs ~ Oooooooo-la-magnificent 😉
I recall so clearly those first days of discovering how truly powerful these plant-based beings are. I spent endless hours researching their properties. Digging deeper. Digging deeper. AND then digging deeper.
I was enamored. I feel in love throughout those days. Yes, in love with plants!
The journey they took me on, from the moment of my initial discovery of them to present day, has been fascinating. Oh so magical! And I am forever in a state of gratitude for the consistently unfolding opportunity to dance with them!
When I first met them, and realized what powerful allies they are (and have always been) for the human race, I was a bit overwhelmed.
I was completely unsure how to integrate them into my life. I felt like I would somehow ‘do it wrong’ and reap no benefit from them.
So …. I made soap!
It was perfect! It was pretty foolproof! And I didn’t feel intimidated by the prospect. Well, not very intimidated anyway 😉
My very first bar came out magnificently perfect! It was so meant to be! As a matter of fact, that bar remained the most popular in my line from the day I made it to the day I closed the shop it inspired me to open and moved across the country.
I expanded my herbal product making adventures rather rapidly. As I said I was quite enamored. I found myself wanting to explore further and further each day.
There came a point where I found the confidence to step out of the world of handmade personal care products and into the world of home remedies. This opened a whole new set of doors for me.
I eagerly stepped over the threshold of that first doorway, and I can confidently say I am unable to return from whence I came! I would not even know which direction to turn in to go back. And I have never once looked for the way.
The point of my story is that it takes only one step for you to begin bringing these magical little allies into your life.
It is just that easy! One step!
Choose just one. A single herb. Learn what she looks like. Get acquainted with her! Invite this little gift of Nature into your life. Sit with her and see how she makes you feel. Find ways to incorporate her into your diet (if she is edible, of course!) and see how she affects your mind, body, and soul.
Research her and find out how you can use her in your life. It can be as simple as ..
- Tossing a few chives on your potatoes; baked, mashed, or fried, any way will do
- Brewing a dash of rosemary into your iced tea; mmmmmm delicious!
- Infusing wormwood in oil and using it to anoint yourself before leaving your home in the morning
- Growing several varieties of mint around the border of your porch to keep the bugs away
- Simmering a little lavender on the stove to create a warm, relaxing atmosphere on a cold winter's day
- Planting an elderberry tree on the corner of your property to serve as a guardian
The possibilities are ENDLESS. The benefits are immeasurable. And the profound peace you will reap, in knowing you are improving the quality of life, not only for yourself but for your loved ones as well, is priceless!
Once you have become intimately entwined with the herb you chose to befriend, you can choose another and invite her to join your tribe.
And then one more. And then one more. And then one more. You get the idea!
In no time at all you will find yourself surrounded, supported, and uplifted by a multitude of herbal helpmates! You will be dancing with them daily. You will be consistently blessed by their magical and healing properties.
But for now ...
Just to get started ...
Pick just ONE herb ...
And invite her into your life ...
Herb Guide A - C
Angelica, Anise, Basil, Bay Leaf, Catnip, Chickweed, Chives, Cilantro, Comfrey
Herb Guide D - F
Dandelion, Dill, Echinacea, Feverfew
Herb Guide G - I
Ginkgo, Horse Chestnut
Herb Guide J - L
Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, Lobelia, Lovage
Herb Guide M - O
Marjoram, Mistletoe, Mugwort, Oregano
Herb Guide P - R
Parsley, Pennyroyal, Peppermint, Red Clover, Rosemary
Herb Guide S - U
Sage, Stinging Nettle, St. John's Wort, Spearmint, Sweet Woodruff, Tarragon, Thyme
Herb Guide V - Z
Find more herb profiles on the Blog.
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