After a long, hard day I just want to run some hot water and melt in the bath. It sure feels good as the water works away muscle tension.
Adding herbs to your bath can be a great way to optimize nourishing benefits. Herbs in bath water work like marinating chicken or tofu. This sounds crazy, I know! But hear me out.
Cooking herbs used for any meat dish were chosen because of their antimicrobial properties. When the meat was allowed to marinate with these herbs, it took on the antimicrobial properties of the plants and was therefore protected form growing bacteria. This meant a lot when it came to people eating meat and staying alive back in the good ol' days. So, a bath with herbs is like allowing your body to soak in everything it needs from what the plants have.
Check out this fun flower recipe to make your bath-time invigorating for the mind, body, and soul.
Carols are being sung, advent calendars are being opened, and most families are preparing gifts for loved ones. As has been a tradition in my household for a few years now, I continue on in making gifts for family.
I search my cupboards, bookshelves, craft bins, and pinterest for inspiration. This year I found inspiration on my herbal shelf. With some common household ingredients and some herbs you too can make some nourishing gifts for loved ones this year!
One of my favourite things to make is beard oil. I first heard of the idea from my husband and knew that I shouldn't need to buy some when I have perfectly fine ingredients at home to make a unique one just for him. I had some tobacco essential oil that Mike Strathy gifted me after ordering some moose hide from him. This oil was sweet yet woodsy and I knew it would combine handsomely with some Cypress essential oil. And that was the beginning of my beard oil adventures.
The Christmas season is a great time to reflect on all that we are thankful for.
This Christmas I knitted a womb Christmas ornament to celebrate all that I'm thankful for when it comes to womb health. I've had many ups and downs with painful periods. However there were two times this year that the pain either went away completely or was manageable enough with the use of a rebozo. This was very miraculous to me since period pain has been my reality for the past 3 years! With the help of encouragement from friends (Katherine Henkelman, Michelle Kapler, Christine Lewis, Tammy Slater, my hubby Brent Harris), Osteopathy, herbal medicine, nutrition, movement, and writing in my womb journal, I have begun to see hope for a happy period once again!
What journeys has your womb been on this year? Comment below to share your thankful story.
You've heard it said many times, "you are what you eat." So what about when it comes to feeding your babies? I recently met with a soon-to-be mom who asked the what-if question when it comes to feeding her baby. She knew that breast milk was the way to go but was concerned when it came to choosing a formula as a back-up plan. The thing is, that formula is not like breast milk. However, there are situations where you may need to choose one for your baby. This book was made with you in mind. With over 20 hours of research and information compilation on feeding your baby vegan and successful breastfeeding you can be rest assured that book has the information you need.
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Who you can go to for breastfeeding support.
Common breastfeeding complications.
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