A new chapter – a new homestead!

Leaving our little mountain home behind was bittersweet for sure, but we were headed on to greener pastures- literally. The new larger property and home will enable us to learn about and cultivate a wider variety of plants, explore new DIY projects and growing methods, enhance our product line with more healing garden-to-body offerings, have a workshop and studio, maybe even start a local farm-stand, and so much more! And of course, I’m thrilled to document the transformation of a new garden space with you all! We feel incredibly blessed to have this new opportunity with room to grow, in every sense of the word.

10 Ways Forests Make You Feel Better

The use of the outdoors for well-being is becoming increasingly popular as we discover more and more the benefits of natural medicine, clean forest air and our interaction with our environment. Everyday more studies are released on the benefits ecotherapy has on children, teenagers and adults, relieving stress, decreasing ADD, ADHD and various mental health illnesses and well as helping our bodies fight illness and dis-ease.

Read more below to see some of the ways forests can help promote human wellness.

Why Gardening is Good for Your Mental Health

There are various scientific studies that show the benefits of humans connecting to nature. Gardening is even more healthy for you than you thought! It’s not just physical health that improves with gardening, but studies now show there are many mental benefits as well.

The many benefits of Coconuts

Coconuts are one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood” that fosters health and beauty from the inside out. It’s profound health benefits are just now beginning to take scientists and the world by storm. Coconut Health Benefits and Uses:

Happy First Day of Spring!

Today is the spring equinox, the traditional first day of spring. What an excellent day to celebrate especially if you are working on manifesting a dream into creation. Whether you are still working with your New Year’s resolution or have lacked off a little, this is a great day to infuse your dreams with a little magic. Learn why and how to create a spring altar

Coffee Lovers – you are gonna love this! Did you know that morning cup of bliss has many surprising health benefits?

Known around the world for its wide variety of delectable tastes and aromas, coffee is one of the most popular beverages on the plant with billions of cups of coffee consumed every day. While coffee is not typically thought of as a healthy drink, it actually has some surprising side effects which are due to its natural chemical components and nutrients.
Some of the most impressive health benefits of coffee include its ability to improve cognitive health, protect the cardiovascular system, reduce the changes of developing diabetes, aid in weight loss efforts, boost …

Start the New Year off right by ditching the toxic ingredients commonly found in household and beauty care products

Many common household and body care products contain harmful ingredients and toxic chemicals.

Do you know what you’re putting on your skin?
Following is a list of ingredients to look out for and avoid.

An old tradition for starting the new year fresh and clean!

A quick and easy meditation for moving the ick out of your life. Pick up a broom and start sweeping!

Pine Boughs – Bringing in the greens

Where did the tradition of cutting a tree and setting it up in the house come from?

Our modern day celebrations come from a mild mix of cultures and seasonal activities. The hanging of greens, such as Holly, Ivy, Mistletoe and Evergreen boughs is an ancient winter tradition with origins predating Christ and the religious holiday of Christmas. It is a custom in which people would bring indoors green boughs and branches to lift people’s spirits sustaining them during the long dark days of winter and remind them…

Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice is the first official day of winter and marks the return of the light with longer days of sunlight. This is the time to plant new ideas, new intentions or ways of being. It’s an excellent time to review what has been working for you and what has not, so you can know what you’d like to create in your life over the next cycle (year). This is where the tradition…

Calendula for Healing

Calendula is a gentle healing herb. It has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and astringent actions in the body… all making it ideal for the skin. It’s also thought to help heal wounds faster as it increases the oxygen flow to the wound causing the cells to regenerate more quickly.

Natural Skin Care: why a natural self-care routine should be a top priority

Contrary to popular belief, beautiful skin doesn’t come in pretty bottles filled with hormone creams that smell of artificial fragrance. Nor does it come from chemicals designed to dry up acne, such as tetracycline or benzoyl peroxide. Truly beautiful skin comes…

Milk & Honey Bath

Light some candles, put on music to drown out the kiddos, and immerse yourself in a few moments of righteous luxurious glory.You’ll feel so good, so rejuvenated and silky after a luxurious milk honey bath!

Tree Meditation

There is a lot you can learn by imagining you are a tree and mimicking its movements…feel how grounded, calm, and centered you are, but also energized, focused, and with broader perspective

How to make your own Electrolyte Sports Drinks with all natural ingredients

a homemade and healthy electrolyte drink recipe – a tasty way to ensure you stay hydrated and nourish your body back to health. It’s easy, quick, and naturally refreshing. This homemade and healthy hydrating electrolyte drink is also great for the flu and stomach bugs (or a hangover.)

Sunshine Meditation

I want to share with you a simple Sunshine Meditation. Try this anytime you feel stressed, the results will carry with you the rest of the day….Something about the sunshine on these cooler days warms the soul and spreads a glow like a sly smile throughout the body, relaxing muscles and easing the tensions of the thoughts stirring through the mind. A few moments basking in the beauty of the earth never fails to lift one’s spirits and put us back in touch with our wild side.

Honey

Honey is such a natural healing element it is just as important in the medicine cabinet as it is in the kitchen. An immune booster, it acts like a natural antibiotic, contains antiseptic properties and is chocked full of vitamins and minerals. Meaning it is very healing and excellent for nourishing the body…

Forest Bathing

Simply walking in the woods and breathing in – both metaphorically and actually – the healing aromas and energies of the trees and foliage, taking in the essence of the forest – can actually improve your health with more than just exercise. It was found that the protective odor called phytoncides exuded by the trees contained numerous healing properties. The research showed…

Moon Magic

The mysterious glowing orb of the moon has a powerful force on our energy, pulling us into an ebb and flow of personal power and connection to the universe…