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Grounding with Take It Easy

Grounding with Take It Easy

Our Take it Easy herbal smoking blend was made to ease withdrawal symptoms from nicotine. It is our most grounding herbal smoking blend, which is probably why it helps so much when nerves are irritated and tension is high for those first days off tobacco. 

I love this blend for getting out of my head after a frustrating day. It tends to drop those shoulders and help dial back the steam coming out of your ears. Try it next time you are frustrated at work, or if you need to wind down before bed. Off-label use tip: try Take It Easy for headaches related to neck problems. If it is going to work for you, you will know within a minute or so. :)

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Grounding Herbs

Grounding Herbs

Take it Easy, Sexy Smokes and Astral in Body are all grounding smokes that work very differently!

Take it Easy is wonderful if you have tension around your shoulders, neck and/or head. The herbs tend to relax that area, including dropping you out of your brain. As an alternative to tobacco, it is a great smoke for easing work frustrations, or to clear your head before bed.

Sexy Smokes herbs are excellent at bringing your energy into the sensual realm. If you have trouble being too mental or goal focused with sexy time, this blend is great for helping you enjoy the moment. I wouldn't say it is hard to get mental like Take it Easy, you just have other things to focus on. Also it is helpful for improving confidence, which makes it fun to smoke during creative or social times. I think this has a connection with anxiety and mental agitation. It is hard to be too worried when you are feeling confident! 

Astral in Body might be an unexpected option for a "grounding" smoke. Socially this blend is a bit of a wild card. However as a solo smoke, when the moon is full or in a difficult sign for you, it is grounding and centering. It tends to bring your awareness to the energy around your body and bring your energy downwards. If you are looking for a slightly eccentric herb experience, while learning more about your body's energy...I would choose Astral. 

In general, I find that most herbal aphrodisiacs, herbs for reproductive and lower digestive tract health are grounding. Some examples available on our website include: Lady's Thumb, ASMR tincture, & Black Cohosh

Nervines like skullcap, in our Mother's Little Helper tea, are helpful at soothing frayed nerves. 

Energetic boundary healing through herbs like yarrow (also in Astral in Body), St. John's Wort, and Devil's Club is another approach, if you are feeling overly sensitive to the world around you. 

Many black gemstones, like black tourmaline, are also very grounding

I encourage you to learn about different tools for grounding and see what feels best for you. I think one of the most beautiful and powerful things that we can do is share our experiences. So, as you learn, please share too. 


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Herbs for Back Support

In this video, I discuss my Back Support tincture for lower back issues, like nerve pain and bulging discs. Valerian for muscle spasm.

Also, Take it Easy is often helpful for headaches with a neck components that is twisty--like asymmetrical whiplash or a waking with a kinked neck. Black Cohosh tincture is more suited for symmetrical whiplash. 

All herbs mentioned above are available on this site!


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My Four Favorite Weeds--Demand Thriving, Share your Medicine

My favorite weeds are Lady's Thumb, Blackberry, Hawthorn and Wild Rose (not exactly thought of as a weed but, it grows with such vigor and thorniness maybe it should have that honor).

These herbs are wonderful for enjoying life even through hardship. Weeds are amazing examples of undiscovered medicine and robust life. If you have been treated like a weed you might want to share your hard earned medicine and give yourself some recognition for thriving in spite of it all.


Find on the Site: 

Wildcrafted Lady's Thumb tincture

Blackberry in Sexy Smokes

Rose in Sexy Smokes, Take it Easy organic herbal smoking blend, Tulsi and Rose tea, Blood and Boundaries bath, & wild rose in Color Wheel flower and gem essence.

Hawthorn tincture and hawthorn in Humanity tea.

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Take it Easy Organic Herbal Smoking Blend for Nicotine Withdrawal and Headaches

Take it Easy herbal smoking blend is made with organic Lobelia, Skullcap, Catnip, Mullein and Rose. It was formulated for tobacco and nicotine withdrawal. It has also proved amazing for neck related headaches (many happy people say so!).

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Herbs for Work Related Problems (Including Smokes)

I go over the following herbs and how they help with work:

Lobelia, Agrimony, Blue Vervein, and Hops.

I talk about our Take it Easy Herbal Smoking Blend (vs Clear Mind) for people who smoke a lot at work.

And...the magical Worker's Woes, for all sorts of work probs. 

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Skullcap--Materia Medica

This video is about skullcap, or Skutellaria lateriflora. I find this herb to be wonderfully supportive for stress. It is a nervine that shines in cases of longterm stress of any kind. I will be discussing the following products I make that have skullcap in them to demonstrate how it can be used differently.

Skullcap tincture

Mother's Little Helper, organic herbal tea

Artist's Dream Tea

Take it Easy, organic herbal smoking blend

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