Sunday, June 11, 2017

Lotus Flower Essence for Expanded but Balanced Spirituality

Lotus Flower Essence
I felt drawn to use Lotus Flower Essence tonight. I'm distressed about a decision I made (felt like I had to make) and despite my best efforts I couldn't seem to allow it to be alright. And yet I don't how to change it to what I'd really prefer right now. I feel like I'm coping with a great lack of faith in this particular area of my life after many years of 1) things working out mostly okay but 2) not what I really want.

Not everyone experiences Lotus this way but I feel like it rebalances me. It helps me feel centered and strengthened. Other people will find that helps them be more open and expanded. Lotus acts like a spiritual elixir for the spiritual body in general. After using it tonight I felt more at ease with my life—more in touch with my own spiritual nature—and faith comes a lot easier when you feel like that.

I just added dosage strength bottles of Lotus infused with Reiki to my Etsy shop.


Friday, June 09, 2017

Make Your Own Mint Tea Blends



What do you like the taste of better—peppermint or spearmint? When I was a kid I far preferred spearmint—spearmint gum, spearmint candies, spearmint toothpaste, all gentle, mild and yummy! Peppermint, though, definitely grew on me over the years. Peppermint patties, my favorite Steve’s Ice Cream flavor (way back when Steve Harrell made it himself in his original ice cream store in Somerville, MA), and anything with that distinctive almost icy cold / icy hot effect. (Exactly why I did not like it when I was a kid!)

Now I can’t usually make up my mind, and what do Libras do when they can’t make a decision? Don’t choose—l blend them together and enjoy the qualities of both!

Want to make your own mint tea blends? Here are a couple of recipes to get you started. I put the ingredients in a tea strainer in my teapot, pour boiling water from a tea kettle over the top and steep about 5 minutes.

Lavender-Mint

Sooooo relaxing! Breathe in deep as you drink it to enhance the soothing effects!

1/4 cup dried peppermint or spearmint (or both)
1-1 1/2 tablespoons dried lavender
Add a pinch of stevia or a touch of honey while still hot to taste (if desired).

Keep a container of this in the frig and serve hot or over ice (it’s an excellent summer iced drink).

Lovely Lemon Mint

My favorite combination! I particularly like to add the Lavender Mint tea above to lemonade and drink it iced. Delicious! But when I want something hot to drink I make this tea:

Equal parts (or any combo you prefer):

Lemongrass

(Use 1/2 teaspoon each for a large mug, 2 tablespoons each or more for a teapot)

I like my tea lemony—I even add a squeeze of fresh lemon to my cup. If you prefer a minty beverage with more of a touch of lemon, use half the amount of lemon balm and lemongrass.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Organic Red Clover is Back!

Organic Red Clover Tops
One of my favorite herbal ingredients is back in my Etsy shop! Sweet-smelling organic Red Clover smells so lovely. And it can be really useful for women's health, especially after menopause. I use it in my Pink Goddess blend.