Witch Hazel Hamilton 2013

This oil of Hamamelis is beautifully complemented by Violet absolute, (A Co2 extraction of the fragrance and healing properties of the Violet leaf ), and Vitamin E. The mutual support of these two herbs is obvious in their easy union with each other in fragrance, colour, rulerships, temperature and medicinal effects. Witch Hazel oil is a simple but powerful healer for those tender, painful hotspots, inflammations and flareups when they happen.

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APOTHECARY’S APPRENTICE HAMILTON HERBAL WORKSHOPS Medieval Apothecary’s Garden- courtesy the Guttenberg Project. The Apothecary’s Apprentice is a hands-on “how-to” series of workshops in Hamilton that focuses on the practical and applied side of herbalism.  In the style of old fashioned apprenticeships, participants are invited to work with the apothecary on each of the seasons herbal products as the year unfolds. The goal of […]

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Nicholas Culpeper‘s  books and “herbals” have been considered classic and well-respected references for hundreds of years now.  Packed with recipes, plant profiles and lore, Culpeper sets out the proper way to identify plants, diagnose and treat patients based on astrological rulerships, “The doctrine of signatures” and Galen’s philosophy of humors. Not only do they give us […]

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Dragon’s Loyalty Award Post, Part -2   As promised when I accepted my nomination for The Dragon’s Loyalty Award, I have taken a couple of weeks to choose my nominees for the award,  those I hope will pass this award forward to those they feel represent the qualities of loyalty in their own blogging sphere. […]

Though I hope it’s not obvious, this blog is now back with WordPress.com after almost a year of working and learning the ins and outs of self hosting a website, FTP, SQL, DNS, CSS, SEO, CMS’s, frameworks,  caches, plugins, and so much more with WordPress.org.  It was a journey of steep learning curves, with a horizon […]

The Dragon’s Loyalty Award  I have been nominated for another award! The Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Very cool. I feel honoured! I would like to point out, especially to those that have not taken the plunge into the blogosphere, that writing a blog, as many other creative pursuits, can be isolating. So a blogging award is […]

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  Every year, from the Winter Solstice   till Spring or so, many of us struggle with our inner darkness. The long  nights and lack of sunlight resonate with our own shadows, drawing them to the surface.  Like clockwork, yearly, we experience the ebb of light and the rise of darkness within. Just as the oceans, we […]