chickweed apothecary journal

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WINTER SOLSTICE RITUAL

WINTER SOLSTICE RITUAL

This year, Tuesday 21st June will be the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere and it's held on the shortest day of the year and the longest night.   What is winter solstice?Basically, it’s when the sun is traveling on its lowest arc in the sky, which then gives...

HARVEST YOUR HERBS FOR WINTER

HARVEST YOUR HERBS FOR WINTER

My favourite way to enjoy some of the herbs from my garden is in a tea/infusion.  There’s something special about picking fresh leaves and making tea with them. They can help our wellness with their therapeutic benefits. Annual, summer-loving herbs are generally...

GARDEN IN PROGRESS

GARDEN IN PROGRESS

My sanctuary is my garden. ​​ Life can be hard, busy and serious, especially with all the heartbreaking news circulating around the world at the moment. For me, it easily becomes overwhelming. ​​ The garden and the flowers allow me a chance to escape and to focus on...

IMMUNE SUPPORT

IMMUNE SUPPORT

HERBAL + AROMATHERAPY REMEDIESGiving your body extra support against illness through the use of gentle yet effective herbs is one of the ways to prepare yourself for winter and the cold and flu season.      With this in mind I’ve been busy prepping at home....

LAVENDER & LAVANDIN

LAVENDER & LAVANDIN

LAVENDER Unique soft scent draws you in, the aromatics float around + through you Busy thoughts are soothed; unease and self-doubt wash away. The mind is cleansed and calm, inner strength + composure returned. Trusting in your wisdom once more. Botanical Name:...

MY 5 FAVOURITE ESSENTIAL OILS FOR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

MY 5 FAVOURITE ESSENTIAL OILS FOR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

I’ve been asked what my favourite essential oils are and I struggle to answer this question.   I feel they’re all very special due to each of their own unique compositions and to be respected for how powerful and supportive each can be.   Like people, each...

BOTANICAL SUGAR BODY SCRUB

BOTANICAL SUGAR BODY SCRUB

This botanical sugar body scrub is so easy and quick to make. The only time-consuming part is drying the lavender blossom and rosemary leaves.  If you prefer, you don’t have to dry the herbs but it does help with the life expectancy of the scrub as you are not...

PEPPERMINT’S VIRTUES

PEPPERMINT’S VIRTUES

PEPPERMINT MENTHA X PIPERITA I always make sure I have a good supply of peppermint herb in my garden.   You only have to pick a leaf and roll it between your fingers to receive a sweet minty aromatic hit.  And when you take a nibble on a peppermint leaf you get...

Lemon Balm Notes + Ritual

Lemon Balm Notes + Ritual

“The Elixir of Life” – Paracelsus This spring, lemon balm is a herb that I’m particularly enjoying having in my garden. It is this time of year when she really becomes vibrant again, and with it being a busy time of year it is when her calming and sunny medicine is...

Botanical Skin Care Ritual

Botanical Skin Care Ritual

I’ve realised I need to change a few things.   There are times when life throws a number of curve balls and I’ve had a few of these over the last 18 months.   Lately, I’ve become aware I’m feeling a lot more anxious than I used too.  Maybe you feel this too,...