‘Setting goals is the first step ..
in turning the invisible into the visible.’
~ Tony Robbins
Saying goodbye to 2015 ~ reflecting on the past year and all that we accomplished here on the farm.
Plantings of elderberries and many medicinal herbs .. incorporating Permaculture principles, creating hulgel kultur beds for plantings which save on watering and also, in the winter helps protect the herbs ..
exploring the farm and finding a wealth of herbs that grow
naturally here: burdock, comfrey, mullein, usnea and so many more yet to explore and find!
Sweet Almond is a light oil that may have a faint scent and is good for many skin types. It contains vitamins A, B, and E which help skin’s elasticity, making it more younger looking. Since it is so light, it is easily absorbed into the skin so there is no greasy residue or possibility of clogging pores. If used on its own, it can also be used as a hair treatment. By using it in a hair mask or a few drops in your conditioner, you hair will be stronger and shinier.
The earliest use of almond oil dates back to the Romans who used almond oil extensively in skin care preparations. Sweet Almond is a well tolerated, light, non intrusive base oil for massage.
Please note: Those with nut allergies should do a skin test prior to using.
Jojoba Oil is actually a liquid wax. You can blend Jojoba with lighter carrier oils which will help keep your skin hydrated and young looking.
The oil is virtually odorless and has a long shelf life. Because it is a liquid wax, it has no rancidity levels and has a long shelf life.
Using this oil with other carrier oils and essential will help keep skin looking moisturized and healthy.
Before using any of these carrier oils in products or on your own skin be sure to research possible allergic reactions or side effects. Carrier oils vary dramatically and can affect skin in several different ways. If researched and tested well, carrier oils are a great way to use essential oils in products and keep skin looking young and healthy.
Please visit our Carrier Oil page to read about the different products we offer.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
In traditional sky lore, the Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. In 2012, for us in the Northern Hemisphere, the autumnal equinox comes on September 22. The full moon for us in the U.S. will come on the night of September 29. That makes the September 29-30 full moon the Harvest Moon.
Depending upon your time zone, the full moon will be September 29 or 30. But the moon will appear round and full on all the nights around this full moon.
“The season for enjoying the fullness of life –
partaking of the harvest,
sharing the harvest with others,
and reinvesting and saving portions of the harvest …
for yet another season of growth.”
~ Denis Waitley
My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird
I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns.
~ George Eliot
The winter season is approaching, be sure to remember to take care of your skin. Carrier Oils are the perfect moisturizer for your skin. And our Ageless Elixir Facial Formula great for your facial skin care regiment. Visit the following pages for more information:
“Autumn mornings ~
sunshine and crisp air,
birds and calmness,
year’s end and day’s beginnings.”
A political moment:
GMO’S ARE CRIMES AGAINST SOCIETY ~
Please note :: your voice counts ~~
Yes on Prop 37 – California Right To Know Truth Ad ~
Once upon a time, so-called experts have claimed that cigarettes, DDT and Agent Orange are “safe.” Now they say that genetically engineered (GE) food is “safe.” If Monsanto and Dow think these foods are safe, why are they fighting our right to know what’s in our food? Vote “Yes on 37” (California Right To Know) for the right to know what’s on our food and tell your friends and family to do the same!
Written by Robert Tisserand: The Environmental Working Group, who have given birth to this legislation, is an incompetent organization that does not understand the science of toxicology, does not understand natural products, and that takes a biased, negative view of safety, often seeing dangers that do not exist.
Salt Scrub Recipe:
8 oz – Himalayan Salt (or dead sea salt or salt of your choice)
4 oz – Carrier oils (i.e. Jojoba, fractionated coconut or your favorite)
30 drops – of your favorite essential oil or blend
Have fun creating your on personalized Salt Scrub !
Aromatic Handmade Soaps:These handmade soaps are as fragrant as they are beautiful. They come in a variety of scents and colors. Made with only the highest quality ingredients for a rich feel and a luxurious lather that rinses cleanly away.
Visit our page : Aromatic Soaps
Have you ever experienced artisan handmade soap??
In my garden there is a large place for sentiment.�
My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams.�
The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers,
and the dreams are as beautiful.�
~Abram L. Urban
The garden is the poor man’s apothecary.�
~ German Proverb
This photo is of the first peonie of the Seasons:
Wishing you a safe and playful Summer Season ahead.