In an ideal world another woman would have taught you how to care for your face when you turned 13. All the suffering and trauma around acne and blackheads might have been prevented during those years transitioning into adulthood. Peri-menopause is another missed opportunity for learning how to care for mature skin. Eventually nothing canContinue reading “Self Care Sunday:Caring for your face”
Monthly Archives: February 2021
The Oils Have It (ANGELICA)
Winter is my break from the pharmacy. Summer feels like a frantic race to harvest and process a lot of plants. This week I finally had the chance to get my oils into new amber bottles after straining them two weeks ago. As I poured all of these oils, I noticed a lot of sludgeContinue reading “The Oils Have It (ANGELICA)”
Self Care Sunday :Self Massage with Constitutional Oils.
The concepts of constitutions (metabolic style, physical appearance, personality) ,humors (essences with a physical form like “blood”, “bile” or “phlegm” ) and the five elements (earth, fire, water, air space) exist in numerous cultures. If we follow a strict diet, adopt an specific lifestyle, live in a favorable surroundings and engage in certain rituals/practices thereContinue reading “Self Care Sunday :Self Massage with Constitutional Oils.”
Lentil Burger with Pickled FENNEL Slaw
Fennel is an under appreciated medicinal plant and vegetable in America. It is mild enough to treat infant colic but one of the few Western herbs strong enough address an adult’s weak “spleen”. One has to appreciate its mild anise flavor to enjoy it in food. But if you like the taste, it can addContinue reading “Lentil Burger with Pickled FENNEL Slaw”