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Easy Moisturizing Bath Melt Recipe 0

Chocolate Bath DIY

No free time and extra dry skin in that spot you can't quite reach?

Problem solved!

GET READY:

1/2 pound raw cocoa butter

Glass measuring cup

Pan

Chocolate candy mold (makes the perfect size)

Winter Solstice Blessings 0

OKC Winter Solstice Blessings

Shamans across the world and traditions have been spreading this message in one form or another for weeks, and I feel compelled to share as we draw closer to Winter's Gate. Tomorrow is the Winter's Solstice, and the longest night of the year (also a full moon this year). Exciting times and I notice in my own path the struggle between hustle and bustle and flow of the season and expectations that are put upon us and that we put upon ourselves -- and the juxtaposition of the natural rhythm of the season. I find myself painting my bathroom black. I find myself pulling back. Dancing with emotion in this season of drawing inward, of reflection, of embracing darkness and letting shadows be seen. 

Ritual Candle Precautions 0

magic candle break

We received a note yesterday from a client who told us the story of lighting her intention candle and accidentally forgetting to blow it out when she left the house. 

The best part of the story is that the house did not catch on fire. 

I've done this same thing. More than once. Sometimes I get so relaxed during meditation or ceremony that I've literally left a room with a candle burning all night long. I've woken to the smell of something hot across the house and found super hot glass and even worse--super hot wood bookcase directly under the glass candle. 

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Palm Wax Problems and the Environment 0

Moon Candle Angels ans Sages

We take the environment seriously, and strive to find a balance between environmentally friendly and products that pop. 

With that--we really wanted to find a great supplier of Palm Wax for our candles. These beautifully feathered textures proved to be quite popular for both clients and our staff. Palm wax is beautiful and holds a great scent...

but what we found is that there really is no way to ensure that the Palm Wax is harvested in a environmentally sustainable manner.

It was a difficult decision to move from Palm Wax but one we feel confident in. We are in process of reformulating our Luna and Home Blessing candles into a pure soy wax blend that we can feel confident in and that we know you'll love. 

In the mean time, we will continue to keep our eyes on the horizon and scouting for sustainable palm wax. If we find some--you'll be the first to know. 

In the meantime, enjoy our newly reformulated Luna, lunar cycle intention candle to harness the power of the moon as you set your intentions. 

Love it? Grab yourself one over here...

Elderberry Brandy Cordial Recipe 0

elderberry recipe

Making Medicine. 

Elderberry Cordials are a fall favorite over at Angels and Sages. Easy to make, immune boosting and a fun little daily shot of sunshine.

We prefer ours with a bit (or more) of Brandy and honey, and take it daily fresh out of the fridge in a beautiful shot glass during the winter months.

5 Easy Ways To Celebrate The Fall Equinox 0

Fall Equinox

The first day of fall is a time for celebration. It's finally ok to grab the decorations and head to the porch without being concerned about what a neighbor might think. 

Some of us (like me) have probably already started the decorating process, and that's ok too. 

If you're like me, and you want to add a bit more magic to celebrate the turning of the seasons--read on and immerse yourself in the joys of the day with any of these easy fall rituals. 

GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO TAKE THE MONEY 0

Herbal Business Ownership

I was asked to speak at an upcoming conference on herbal entrepreneurship and I'm so excited at the opportunity.

My first thoughts were on 3 things to think about before starting your herbal business, but the more I sit on the topic --the more I move from that.

Why?

No matter if you are a budding herbalist, or a seasoned car salesman or a nurse in a medical spa...you will encounter similar things and the most important is being comfortable in asking for the sale.

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What is the Ratio of Herb to Water for a Tisane or Herbal Tea? 0

How to make an herbal tea

A common way to incorporate herbs into your everyday life is by making seasonal and stock teas for every day living. 

A basic herbal tisane (herbal tea) will require 1 ounce of dried plant matter for each 2 cups of water. 

If using fresh herbs--you will want to double this to 2 ounces botanicals to 2 cups of water.

Why? 

Fresh herbs contain more water than dried herbs.

An easy recipe to begin is with a simple single herb to get a taste and feel for the process. My favorite? Mint.

Simple. Easy. Uplifting.

Simple Coffee Scrub Recipe 0

Body Scrub Recipe - Angels and Sages Apothecary OKC

Coffee grounds are a great thing for both the garden and your skin. 

I horde my old grounds like currency and save them for the garden to add nitrogen to the soil and/or create my favorite impromptu body scrub. 

Coffee has been used for years in spas across the world to exfoliate and gently massage the skin to combat the signs of cellulite.

A CAUTIONARY TALE : GIVING SAMPLES OF HERBAL BLENDS 0

Oklahoma City Apothecary

We have been on a tour of Apothecaries across the country in preparation for our brick and mortar opening. While I have an idea of what our flagship herbal apothecary will look like in Oklahoma City, it's still good to get out and get ideas on what works and what doesn't. 

I notice more and more that businesses are quick to offer a beverage to consumers as a way to quickly connect, and many times it works well. If you think about the nail salon--you can get everything from a bottle of water to a margarita...