July 12, 2013 Calendar Entry

Did you know that the yellow to orange flowers of the California Poppy open and close in response to the Sun’s light?  For more information and a diagram to label, turn to Herbal Botany on page 17. You can get your own copy of this month’s issue of “Carefree California Poppy” right here: Or, you [...]

July 11, 2013 Calendar Entry

Essence. Take a moment to meditate on the word and what it means to you. By definition, an essence is the most significant aspect of a living body. Without it, the person, animal, or plant would cease to be recognizable as an individual being. There would, simply, be nothing there. The light would be no [...]

July 10, 2013 Calendar Entry

California Poppy flowers are so brightly colored and full of energy. They gladden hearts large and small. Today, we are bringing a little of their joy into our living spaces by making bouquets. For a bouquet that will lasts through the seasons, we will be using tissue paper and embroidery floss. To begin the craft, [...]

June 5, 2013 Calendar Entry

Today, we are making a California Poppy Compress. Follow the recipe for the California Poppy Tea on page 23. Be sure to read the box at the bottom of the page. Compresses are wonderful for soothing hot and throbbing pains. If you have a headache or sciatica pain, the California Poppy Compress would give some [...]

June 4, 2013 Calendar Entry

For more resources on the California Poppy, be sure to turn to page 38 for articles, songs, and videos. At the bottom of the page, Kristine has included a lists of preferred places to purchase herbs, essential oils, and plants. What’s your favorite herbal resources? You can get your own copy of this month’s issue [...]

July 3, 2013 Calendar Entry

Today, we are beginning our California Poppy Extract. For those of you who have trouble relaxing or sleeping, the extract may help. Turn to page 22 for recipe and recommended dosages. You can get your own copy of this month’s issue of “Carefree California Poppy” right here: Or, you can subscribe for an entire year of [...]

July 2, 2013 Calendar Entry

Happy July! We hope that you have had a chance to enter the giveaway for a California Poppy Flower Elixir from Darcey Blue of Shamana Flora. If not, be sure to enter by July 7th. Today, we are turning to page 7 to begin the Herb Spirits section of the zine. How would you describe [...]