Make your own Thieves oil
By Laurie Lava-Books
Magickal Uses for Essential Oils
Abundance: Allspice, Bergamot, Birch, Chamomile, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemon, Lime, Litsea, Mandarin, nutmeg, opopanax, orange, Pepper, Pine, Star Anise, Yarrow.
Animals: Catnip, Mugwort, Sage, Spikenard.
Aphrodisiac: Cardamom, Ginger, Jasmine, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang.
Astral Realm: Cinnamon, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Mugwort, Sandalwood.
This is the season to break out the crock pot and make some delicious hearty soups. Pho soup is easy to make and so nourishing! I am not much of a recipe person but I am going to try to guide you through how I make my pho soup.
What you will need:
2 cubes of vegetarian boullion
1/4-1/2 cup of red or white miso paste
8 cups of water
1 cup of brocolli
1 cup cubed tofu
1 cup of chopped kale
1 cup other veggies optional (fresh nettles when in season is delicious)
1 tablespooon of grated fresh ginger
1-2 cloves of garlic
· Antiviral: Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lavender, Tea Tree, Ravensara, Melissa, Lemon, Oregano, Palmarosa, Sage, Thyme
· Anti-aging/Wrinkles: Rose, Sandalwood, Lavender, Frankincense, Neroli, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Mandarin, Myrrh, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rosewood, Carrot Seed, Helichyrsum
Many of you have wondered why we are having a shortage of white sage (Salvia apiana) and when why, when we have it the price is so high. I recently heard from a native elder in NM that the problem isn't over harvesting so much as it is the drought. White sage just isn't getting enough water to grow back fast enough to withstand the amount of wild harvesting. We have some now but after we sell out we are going to sell just the Artemisia tridentata variety of sage which seems to be more abundant and sustainably sourced until the rains come back. (?)