Tumeric | Curmuma longa
Curmuma longa is a rhizomatous perennial plant native to SE Asia and is in the same botanical family as our beloved ginger (Zingaberaceae).
Rhizomes are basically underground stems. Many perennial plants store their energy here and use them to help them survive while they are dormant in the winter. All this energy can often provide potent nourishing and medicinal properties.
Freshly harvested turmeric can be used as a tea, pressed juice, or culinary spice. The deep, yellow colored power is made by boiling the rhizome, then drying it at high heat, then grinding.
However it is used, it is warming, calming and energizing for the digestive system as well as for the skin!!
We use organic turmeric CO2 extract in our Skin Nourishing CBD Salve. It leaves a little yellow color on the skin (turmeric is used as a natural fabric dye after all), but it is quickly absorbed thanks to all the other amazing organic botanicals that we partner it with –frankincense, helichrysum, marjoram, lavender and tamanu to name a few.
Happy Friday Knowledge Beloveds 💫💚💫
Looking for some organic beauty products for gifts this year? Look no further! @m.d.traditionalllc has a bunch of handmade healing goodies for everyone on your list! Be sure to give her a follow and show her some love!😍
You asked for it and now it is here! The Blissful Magic Skin Care Set. This is the answer to your all natural skin care needs. It includes one Black Magic Acne Bar, 4 oz of the Black Magic Face Mask and 1 oz of The Pink Magic Acne Drying Lotion.
Next up is The Girlfriend Gift Set! It includes 8 oz of The Girlfriend Salt Scrub, 4 oz. of The Girlfriend whipped body lotion and .5 oz of The Girlfriend solid perfume. This best selling scent of sweet pea and vanilla will be the perfect present for that favorite lady in your life.
Have you ever wanted to learn about how to extract the benefits of plants within teas and oils?
This Sunday, 11/19 from 1-3:30 you can join Melanie for a journey into the world of herbs and plants. Make your own herbal salve and enjoy a tea tasting ceremony.
Discover the power of the plants around us! RSVP on our website under events. 🌟
So excited to share all the new holiday gift sets with you!! First up? The Cranberry gift set includes a 8 oz Cranberry Sea Salt Scrub, 4 oz Cranberry Shimmer whipped highlighting lotion and a .5 oz Cranberry solid perfume. This is one of my favorite scents and will have you looking and smelling beautiful for all your festive events! This will be available starting tomorrow at the Bijou Market!!
Salves are true to their rooted name. They “salvage” your skin. Salves unlike lotions and creams are concentrated and to be used in targeted areas of skin to aid in moisturizing patches and dry skin, inflamed and irritated areas find comfort and soothing relief. Grab this set by clicking on the shopping cart.
A salve is a medical ointment used to promote healing of the skin. Last night I made one using all natural ingredients and locally growing medicinal plants. 🌿 I don’t buy Neosporin. I make my own! The ingredients I used:👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 •Comfrey: also called “knitbone” for it’s ability to heal wounds and broken bones. It prevents skin cell death, speeds up healing, fights infection, and is high in antioxidants. I love using this herb in “anti-aging” products for this reason. 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿
•Plantain: (Plantago Major), not to be confused with the banana-like fruit, is an herb that has been used to relieve major health ailments for ages. The astringent, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects of the plant makes it helpful in treating minor wounds, cuts, and scrapes. It halts bleeding, speeds up healing, stops itching, and alleviates pain. This herb is used to treat eczema, psoriasis, and first degree burns. 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿
•Calendula: has been used since ancient times to treat wounds and inflamed skin conditions. Laboratory and animal research has shown that calendula flower components have a marked anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action, and heal wounds by helping new blood vessels and new tissue to form.
🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 🌿🌿•Lavender has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used to treat fungal infections, burns, wounds, eczema, rashes, and acne. 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿
•Beeswax: has slight anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as well as non-allergenic properties.
🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 🌿🌿🌿🌿•Olive Oil: contains antioxidants that prevent free radical damage to the skin
We're all about the Holiday Sneak Peeks right now, so here's our latest! Wander on over to @thenomadicboutique to check out their goodies, because Cory will be here vending her wares for the White Friday trunk show! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~#Repost @thenomadicboutique ・・・
My favorite take alongs for a weekend getaway #roadtrip with my best girls.. 🍂🍁
The Nomadic Druid salve is always in my bag for any and all skin nourishing needs.
I also have a new facial oil in the works, with two of the main heavy hitters in it being #hemp and meadowfoam oil. For extra antioxidants, sun protection & healing, it also has carrot seed & raspberry seed oil, and Frankincense & rose essential oils. •
My newest favorite thing? This gorgeous textile zippered pouch from @refoundvintagenewyork, perfect for holding all my hand/arm candy - like the stunning turquoise, opal and larimar statement ring by @sea_ox_designs, and sterling Sri yantra ring and stone bracelets from @dreaminggoddess.
✨What are your must haves in your bag for weekend escapes?✨
Handmade Herbal ointment and unscented soap for tattoo after care. This has been the smoothest and most fuss free tattoo experience ever. Hand poked tattoos heal much quicker, no scabbing, no swelling. No A&D! My handmade ointment included jajoba oil, shea butter, coconut oil, carrot seed oil, and a drop of peppermint to smell great and stave off any heat affect from healing. Day 3 and my tattoo isn't itchy and I'm getting a ton of compliments. Try getting hand poked once in your life by a professional, I am really pleased with the results. 🤓🖤
We recently finished the branding and label designs for our client, @white.fox.medicinals, and we couldn’t be happier with how the designs turned out!
After the company’s branding was completed, our multi-faceted Creative Director, Laurel, created beautiful, hand-drawn animal totem illustrations to represent each product. Each product label features its respective animal totem design.
This project for White Fox Medicinals was truly a collaborative process and we had so much fun helping to bring Scarlet's vision to life!
Herbs, Vitalism and Holistice Immunity
November 19th, 2017
Perhaps the most popular use of herbal remedies is to "boost the immune system", but few really understand how this is accomplished, or know when to use which herb for what condition. Join herbalist jim mcdonald in a discussion of the herbs traditionally used to improve immune function by nourishing and supporting the body's defenses rather than suppressing and diffusing them, or by simply "killing bacteria/viruses". Detailed handouts further elaborate on the herbs and processes involved, going far beyond "boosting the immune system" and offering a truly holistic understanding of well being.
In addition to covering the proper uses of herbs such as echinacea, astragalus, elder & a few medicinal mushrooms, the roles of the hypothalamus, bone marrow & lymphatic system in the immune response are explained clearly & concisely with a special emphasis on endocrine immune function.
jim mcdonald has been practicing the art of herbcraft for over 22 years, and offers a knowledge of herbalism that blends western folk and indigenous views of healing with the Vitalist traditions of 19th century western herbalism. He has taught classes and workshops throughout Great Lakes bioregion and the US, hosts the website www.herbcraft.org and is currently writing (alternately) "A Great Lakes Herbal" and "Foundational Herbcraft". Jim is a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker, an occasional email mangler, and has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herbcraft... the plants themselves.
Hello there , I need HELP!!😊
I'm posting several pictures and would like to identify these weeds/plants/mushrooms(!?)
Foraging in our woods is truly an exciting thing for me. I'm new in making herbal medicine but I'm totally into. I love ALL things natural, organic and simple. I grow up in a Brazilian coffee farm and my mom always , I mean ALWAYS made our medicine from herbs. My grandpa kept bees and our cough syrups included honey from his bees. My oldest daughter was a beekeeper for several years. We helped her extract the honey every summer. I have already ordered few beehives for next spring. Can't wait for that too. I plan to make tinctures, salves, tonics (and more) from herbs that I will be adding to my existent herbal beds! So excited!!!😊