Potion Review: Merkaela Salt Bath and Caramel Chai Tea Potion

BASICS: BATH SALT // TEA | IMMUNE BOOSTING, GROUNDING. HERBS: CALENDULA, LEMON, CYPRESS ||  CINNAMON, GINGER, CLOVES, ALLSPICE, CARDAMOM, BLACK TEA, BLACK PEPPER   The Merkaela subscription boxes were another gift I received this holiday season -  they come with lots of lovely goodies! This month's box included a smudge, a meditation card, and a [...]

Homebrew: Skullcap Relaxation Blend

TYPE: HERBAL TEA. HERBS: SKULLCAP, PASSIONFLOWER, LINDEN FLOWER, PEPPERMINT. USES: INSOMNIA, ANTI-ANXIETY, RELAXATION. Sometimes at the end of the day the gears in my head are still turning. This can be frustrating when I'm trying to unwind before I go to sleep - and sometimes make it difficult to fall asleep altogether! This is a [...]

Potion Review: Flower Power Rhodiola Adaptogen Power Tincture

PRODUCT: FLOWER POWER RHODIOLA ADAPTOGEN TINCTURE BASICS:  | $28.00 / 2 oz | HERBAL REMEDY HERBS: RHODIOLA ROOT, HAWTHORNE BERRY, CINNAMON, LICORICE ROOT Flower Power is the herb shop most convenient to me - so when I need to restock on something basic I can almost always count on them to have it. On a [...]

Field Notes: Opinion – ‘Natural’ Does Not Equal Eco-Friendly

So you've done your research, read all the ingredients - everything is USDA organic, GMO free, and plant based in your diet, beauty routine, cleaning closet - whatever. Your life style is totally green, right? Not exactly. Yes - it's true that in general your environmental impact is somewhat reduced by purchasing products that are [...]

Field Notes: New York Botanical Garden’s Annual Orchid Show

Every year the New York Botanical Garden plays host to a gallery of enchanting epiphytes and other flowering tropical flora. As spring approaches a trip to the Orchid show there is just what the doctor ordered to help you wait out the last months of winter. Below are a few pictures I snapped on my [...]

Homebrew: Reishi Hot Cocoa

If you like medicinal mushrooms and chocolate and don't already know about this, get ready to read about your new cold-weather go to brew. It's really as simple as it sounds - this winter I've been making hot cocoa with reishi - it's pretty much that simple. What I generally do is grab a square [...]