Try diffusing this essential oil (it has a sharp, fresh, camphoric, sweet conifer aroma, that is invigorating. This is hands down one of my favorite scents of all time) to purify your space from germs and support lung and sinus health. Add 25 - 30 drops to 1/2 oz sesame seed oil and rub on chest to address respiratoryconditions characterized by excessive or thickened mucus, such as a chesty 'productive' cough. Use a 5% dilution to address cold sores and use at full strength to address plane warts. Add a few drops to shampoo to help stimulate your scalp and promote hair growth. To address any of the other conditions listed below blend 20 to 60 drops of oil in 3 1/2 oz base oil and apply to the part of your body you want to address. You may want to try adding a few drops to your face cloth mask before going out (no guarantee it will help but it certainly wont hurt). Add 1 tsp of Eastern White Cedar + 1 tablespoon rubbing alcohol to a 2 oz bottle, fill with water and shake before using, to clean surfaces. Any way you choose to use this oil it, will infuse not only the physical but energetic gifts into your life.
This is an excellent essential oil to diffuse, not only for the heavenly fragrance and physical benefits but for the energetic ones as well. You may try 3 drops of white pine in 1 tablespoon of fatty base oil like grape seed, coconut, or almond oil, in a warm bath with a handful or two of salt (sea or epson). Try 25 - 50 drops in 1 oz of base oil and rub on sore muscles and joints. 30 drops in 10 ml base oil to help heal open sores and wounds. I am always bashing about outdoors and my legs look I am just learning how to roller skate! I use this essential oil often to help make sure I do not get infected and help accelerate healing. For a topical cleaning mixture for surfaces try, 1 teaspoon of white pine essential oil, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol (or alcohol of choice) and water in a 4 oz spray bottle. It will separate, shake to mix before each use. No guarantee this will help (it is worth a shot) add a few drops to your cloth face coving before venturing out into public.
Creating a recipe is akin to blending single musical notes together to create a melody. Although in our case we are using the vibrational ‘note’ of each food item used in combination to weave, a narrative or energetic story, to craft a specific state of being. I am fascinated with the idea of "nature abhors a vacuum". With the concept I am putting forward -- this translates as -- we can either consciously craft ourselves or the environment will fill in the blanks. Or laydown energetic patterns, in our subtle bodies, that will in turn dictate behavior, that is driven from a source outside of your choosing. Food is such a fun and available way to do this. Everyone eats!
Someone once said that courage is not the absence of fear but that which enables us to experience fear and not he stopped by it. In our lives we are often, even constantly, confronted with a new world, a new way of being in the world, a new way of seeing and of being seen. Ordinary living takes courage. We are by nature reactive animals who have strong response to fear, rage, worry and so on. We are also capable transforming these strong emotions into courage, love and hope.
Flower Essences are powerful tools to aid us in living our best ordinary lives. I have created two new essences based off e-mails I have been receiving.
Writing this book has been a labor of love. I have always been enchanted with plants in their many glorious forms, although I primarily interacted with them through story, archetypes, myth, scent, and vibration. I have been a certified aromatherapist and practicing flower essence practitioner for many years, so I primarily experienced the plant kingdoms vibrancy in little bottles and potions.
As nature is won't to do, she nudged me along along to a different path. She was ready for me to experience her in a new way. A very hands on way. She opened the gate to a charming farmette in Oregon. I answered the call with enthusiasm! And I was able to get my hands dirty for the first time. I fell in love with gardening, foraging, and wild crafting. I am able to keep ducks and a goose (I only keep one) as she is my faithful companion and partner in farm shenanigans.
This became my moving meditation: taking care of my plant family and learning from them; walking with their wild cousins looking for nettle, mushrooms and fiddle head ferns. As I did so they started to whisper in my ear and heart and soon this book started to unfold for me.
I cannot not take credit for this wonderful synopsis. Inner Traditionsincredibleeditorial staff did a bang up job of summing up my work!
From the bottom of my heart I am happy to share this work with you.