Friday, July 02, 2010

Borage is for Courage

The name Borage comes from the Latin name Borago, a corruption of corago which means "I bring heart" or "courage." The flower essence is used to increase courage and optimism and to counteract discouragement, heavy-heartedness, and lack of confidence.

I used to use it in my "Renewed Faith and Optimism" formula. For some reason, that one never took off... Paul thought that was funny: "Renewed Faith and Optimism is being discontinued for lack of faith! People who really need it are so discouraged they think 'it wouldn't work anyway.' People who aren't discouraged don't need it. And you're giving up on it even though it works really well!"

Well, it DOES work really well but for now I'm going to offer it only on demand. And as a jumping off place for custom blends. There are so many reasons why people get discouraged -- it's probably best to design formulas for specific situations.

The image accompanying this blog is from the flower essence tarot deck I've been designing. You can buy it on a card for someone who needs some cheering up, as a framed or unframed print, or on a variety of products through our shop on

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