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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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Yarrow for Warriors

Yarrow for Warriors

from today's newsletter

Yarrow, or Achillea Millefolium, is the pink flower pictured above. The typical flower used medicinally is white. Other types of yarrow are used in flower essences as well. Pink is often used for healing the energetic field, which imparts strength and resilience to attacks. 

Historically Yarrow was used on battlefields for cuts to the artery. I have seen it save people from trips to the emergency department. It is helpful with moderating blood in general, making it excellent support to people who bleed (especially menstruators). Clear the wound of any debris before applying yarrow on or near an injury. I usually prefer the tincture for this. If you are wounded in the field and see some, you can chew the yarrow and place it next to a rinsed wound. It should quickly slow or stop bleeding.

On an energetic level, yarrow is helpful for healing holes in the energetic field which can be caused by various types of trauma, including physical injury. Healing the energetic field gives the person a sense of strength, solidity, and impermeability that makes it much easier to press forward into battle or just our everyday lives without feeling overwhelmed by others. 
For bleeding or clotting issues, energetic maintenance, and (in the case of Astral in Body) giggles...I recommend yarrow. It is an herb no home should be without.

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