These are my four loose-leaf herbal teas go-to’s blended for wellness. Loose leaf tea is minimally processed and wholesome. These leaves and flowers are always certified organic and all teas are caffeine free.
Detox Tea dandelion leaf and root, nettle leaf, ginger, alfalfa, turmeric, and lemon peel.
Your liver’s new best friend. Too much “heat” from an over taxed liver can bring on mood swings and disinterest. This tea has bitter greens dandelion and alfalfa to cool and clean while adding vitamins and minerals to help you absorb iron. Ginger and turmeric add antioxidants to fight foreign invaders and decrease inflammation. Dandelion root fights bacteria and contains tannin like green tea.
New Job Tea lemon balm, raspberry leaf, dandelion leaf, nettle leaf, alfalfa, fenugreek, ginger and lemon peel.
Don’t Panic Baby. No matter what must be done today, you can feel supported and nurtured with this tea. Lemon balm soothes nerves while raspberry leaf soothes a queasy tummy. Bitter green trio: dandelion, nettle, and alfalfa, are packed with vitamins and minerals to boost your system. Fenugreek is a powerful seed that can protect the heart and lower blood sugar.
G’night Tea chamomile, rosebuds, mugwort, catnip, lavender, skullcap, and passionflower.
Lay down. Go to Sleep. If you can’t seem to rest, take a cup of tea. Chamomile eases muscle cramps and spams. Rosebuds and lavender calm the nervous system.. Catnip and passionflower work as sedatives and can regulate sleep. Mugwort can help you remember your sweet dreams!
Moon Tea raspberry leaf, yarrow, ginger, nettle leaf, orange peel, and black peppercorns.
A tea for her. Ease bloating, nausea, and pain with tea. Raspberry leaf soothes the tummy, boosts the immune system and regulates hormones. Nettle leaf will balance water retention and adds vitamins and minerals. Yarrow leaf helps your blood cells behave in an orderly and efficient manner and promotes uterine health. Peppercorns relieve pain and taste great.
Teas are sold loose leaf by the ounce or 12 count hand-filled tea filters.
Henna is a leaf. It is dried, crushed into a fine powder and then mixed with lemon juice, sugar, water, and essential oils to create a paste. The paste is applied directly to the skin and dries after about 20 minutes. After the design has dried, I like to spray a special blend of essential oils to enhance color! Then apply a medical tape to adhere the design to the skin for six plus hours. When ready, the tape easily pulls off with the design intact. The stain that is left cures over 24 hours turning a beautiful, dark, rich red color. For me, henna is a ritual and I love sharing it to create lasting and meaningful experiences no matter the occassion.
2019 So Basic Wall Calendar
Days of the week starts with Monday.
Features new moons and full moons.
Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumnal Equinox, Winter Solstice.
Women’s Equality Day.
NO Columbus Day.
Many years ago, a young skunk had been caught in a cattle guard gate and had decomposed so that it was only bones in a dry, leathery skin pouch.
Using discerning research, I taught myself how to clean those little skunk bones. I felt I connected to it’s life energy and wished to honor it’s passing through this time. You can find that skunk and some of the cleaning process pictured here.
Since then, I find that animal bones find me and I dutifully and very happily scoop them up to preserve, honor, and share them.
Shoulder Blade Earrings
These drop earrings are made from sustainably sourced jack rabbit shoulder bones and glass, wood, and amethyst beads. May they be a talisman of good luck and strength.
Vial & Pendulum
The glass vial stands about 3 inches tall and contains 13 jack rabbit rib bones. The pendulum is about 3.5 inches long and contains a clay bead, a glass bead, 2 sustainably sourced skunk vertebrae, 9 amethyst beads, and 18 wooden beads. The pair make great tools for meditation and divination, especially for water and earth energy.
Thirsty: A brief, illustrated Guide to Desert Herbs
In 2014, the tea room I owned and operated with my very supportive folks in El Paso, TX had just closed it’s doors for good. After this experience, I wanted to challenge myself to bring together my graphic design skills and my knowledge of herbs in a low-pressure way. I also wanted to connect further with the community we found in El Paso, TX through the tea house. I spent four months designing, illustrating, writing, editing, and publishing an eBook I titled, Thirsty: An ILLUSTRATED Guide to Desert Herbs.