Tag: Krista’s Herbarium

A Quiet Place

A strong vision came to me today, clear and colourful and alive: When my consciousness arrives, I’m laying on a soft green bed of moss. With eyes still closed, I notice the sounds of birds and insects. There is a cacophany of sound, yet… Continue Reading “A Quiet Place”

Psych Ward Fun Facts #1

Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. – Fred Rogers Even though I have some second hand experience because of my… Continue Reading “Psych Ward Fun Facts #1”

The Psych Ward: Part 1

What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation. -Glenn Close A tale of two hospitals I hope you find this interesting. I do, but it is happening to me, so there’s that. Me, Pisek Psychiatric Hospital Things had been getting worse.… Continue Reading “The Psych Ward: Part 1”

Perfume 401

The physician treats, but nature heals. -Hippocrates Create perfumes that heal What you need: Essential oils Carrier oil: something light with no scent like jojoba oil, sweet almond oil or grape seed oil Clear, amber or blue 10 ml glass roll-on bottles (use clear… Continue Reading “Perfume 401”

Herbalism 101: Lesson 1

The plants have enough spirit to transform our limited vision. -Rosemary Gladstar Activity 1: Seeing Identify three herbs that grow in your area or you are familiar with already. Read their monographs online or on Kristas Herbarium. (What’s a monograph?) Read sample monographs on… Continue Reading “Herbalism 101: Lesson 1”

Herbalism 101

Herbalism is all about the senses: seeing, touching, tasting, smelling and hearing. seeing: recognising plants by their family groups recognising plants by key identifiers able to identify poisonous plants recognising plants in and out of bloom understanding the help and harm of the Doctrine… Continue Reading “Herbalism 101”

Perfume 301

Humanity will be saved through the flower. -Huvenol Classification of Aromatherapy: Cosmetic aromatherapy: This therapy utilizes certain essential oils for skin, body, faceand hair cosmetic products. These products are used for theirvarious effects as cleansing, moisturizing, drying and toning. A healthy skin can be… Continue Reading “Perfume 301”

Perfume 201

“Nothing brings to life again a forgotten memory like fragrance.” Christopher Poindexter I gave a small eulogy at my Nana’s memorial service. I talked about a sense memory that has never left me though it is over 40 years old. Whenever I smell freshly… Continue Reading “Perfume 201”

The Design Process

Something that sets my herbal remedies apart is the connection they have with my daughter Rebekah. I began my herbalism journey in order to find a natural path of healing for her and her serious health issues (read more here) and she has partnered… Continue Reading “The Design Process”