A quiet snow day at home, with stones and smudges and flower essences ✨ ❄️
The bareness of the branches speaks to us of possibility and of unseen mysteries unfolding. The branches offer us the reminder that resting, waiting and even longing are part of the greater cycle... Next comes blossoming and manifestation but for now we can enjoy the beauty of what is still hidden and yet to come...
Moss. 💚 Moss knows how to grow and flourish just when the conditions are right. Moss knows when to hold back and rest and curl up tight when the time is right. Moss knows how to grow slowly, steadily, never ceasing. Moss knows its power is not in its size in comparison to its environment, but in its unwavering persistence to thrive. #mosswisdom
As I enter into a true nesting phase all I want to do is stay close to home, clean and cozy up each room, and get ready for my girl to arrive... Oh, and block out all the noise and opinions of the outside world, which is sometimes difficult, but important. One of the things I've been doing to prepare is creating an herbal labor and postpartum birth kit of some of my favorite plants and remedies. Who knows what birth will bring, but I'm doing my best to be emotionally, physically and spiritually ready for moving through this big gateway. I think some of these sweet things will help (and not only me but my husband, too!) I'll post more details about these birthing herbs in my February newsletter but for now here's a little preview of the tinctures, essential oils, hydrosols and flower essences I'm including... #birthherbs ✨
I'm getting mentally and physically organized for a new life to arrive soon! 🐣And in the meantime also making up my herbal postpartum kit, which includes this soothing sitz bath... This version has calendula, comfrey, rose, lady's mantle and lavender -- some of my favorite vulnerary, astringent and soothing herbs for tender tissues. The #calendula and #comfrey were locally grown by @muddyriverherbals which makes it extra special!!! ✨🌿✨ #herbalsitzbath #postpartumhealing