After being away for 3 weeks I returned to an amazing abundance and fantastic weather! Thanks to all those who helped and attended the garden the 1st week and to Ian and the kids for the last 2. Everything is wonderful.
First to do was a Tulsi distillation!
Masses of Tulsi for distillation. This hydrosol is one of the most diverse and effective. Excellent for the Fall season.
Tulsi in the basket
large purple asters
The yard, wild and unmowable for most of this year, suddenly exploded with gifts of flowers
As summer comes to a close we have been very busy harvesting the herbs and distilling, learning about our new environment and adjusting. The herbal teas, the hydrosols, the oils and the resins provide the elixirs.
The ones for illness, the ones for the soul, the ones for the heart.
Last night (the night of Aug 21st and the Solar eclipse in Leo) I distilled the Rose Geranium and when I started to process the plant I got a clear message to slow down and let the aroma seep in, permeate my mind and I felt my heart open up to myself. I hadn’t known I was closed, I was rushed, busy and tired, and suddenly I felt more acceptance, acceptance of everything. Love was present.
The distillation is aromatically exquisite. The oil this morning was the color of the sky. I hope that others will find healing, love and connection to self through this hydrosol and I will use the Oil in my next batch of Deep Sleep.
Rose Geranium oil in the separator
Rose Geranium permeates the room
Here are a few more things we have been up to!
In the woods behind the house I found this: Phaeolus schweinitzii. It can be used as a natural dye
Tulsi Holy Basil as it is about to move into the new tunnel in the beginning of August.
Harvesting Bacopa monnieri
Bacopa harvest will become a tincture for our family.
From the garden daily.
Blue Chamomile essential oil
Butterfly on the Gotu Kola
The Mother. The Source.
Speaking of Gifts……That will be the focus for the next months, Energetically aligned and Inspirational aromatic and healing salves and oil blends to get us through the fall and into winter! Whether you are feeling sluggish or need to rest, feeling down or need to channel that enthusiasm? Contact me for any custom blends you might be interested in.