We hope that you enjoyed drawing pictures of Witch Hazel, yesterday. We can’t wait to see them! Now, it is time to work with a different medium. Today, we will be making Witch Hazel fairies. As you can see from the picture above, you will need two leaves, a few twigs, seeds capsules, and a flower. If you don’t have a Witch Hazel tree nearby, that is okay. Fairies from other trees are just as much fun! For some helpful hints, turn to page 32. We look forward to seeing your fairy soon!
One of my favorite joys every month is to gaze at Kristine’s illustrations. Her attention to detail and the value of the colors she chooses never cease to delight my eyes and brighten my heart. I hope that you enjoy the drawings too! Let’s open our zines and find our favorites. Find the inspiration to create your own drawing of Witch Hazel’s leaves or flowers or both! We have made space on 31 for your drawings. If you would like to use your own paper, please do so. We can’t wait to see your drawings. Ready, Set, Go.
Good morning! Yesterday, Kristine posted a giveaway for a lovely botanical package from Fawn Lily Botanica. The package includes an Organic Botanical Facial Toner, Facial Wash, and Lip Balm. The last day to sign up is next Monday, March 10. Good luck!
Welcome to March! We hope that you have had a chance to enjoy “Wondrous Witch Hazel”. Aren’t the illustrations breathtaking? The font so whimsical? We look forward to exploring her with you this month. Witch Hazel has antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties. She acts as an astringent, antioxidant, deodorant, hemostatic, styptic, and tonic, as well. Witch Hazel may be used internally or externally. As an astringent, she helps treat irritations and ailments of the skin, digestive, and reproductive systems. As an anitbacterial, she helps kill bacteria on the skin or in the mouth. Today, we will begin this month’s activities by making Witch Hazel Extract. Turn to page 26 to get started. The extract will need to steep for about 4 weeks. Remember to shake your extract every day. Have fun!
I am quite giddy to be offering this week’s giveaway. I’ve known Irene for several years through the herbal community and I’m excited that she has created such a wonderful herbal product line. She has put together an awesome Witch Hazel themed package that one lucky winner will get to enjoy! And, to make it even more exciting, the winner will get to choose the scents/flavors of their set!
This week’s giveaway is for one of each of the following:
Tone your skin with the synergy of luxurious organic botanicals! Facial toners are an important, yet often overlooked, part of daily skin care routines. They improve the skin’s tone and texture by naturally tightening and toning pores, help to adjust pH levels, and remove residues of make-up or dirt left behind after washing. These are extremely gentle, uplifting, and mild facial toners that will gently cleanse and tone with soothing and invigorating herbal elements.Choose from: Lavender, Willow & Calendula or Sage, Mint & Yarrow
These are extremely gentle, mild, and soothing facial washes made with pure botanicals and certified organic ingredients. No harsh chemicals, additives, fragrances, colorants, sudsing agents, preservatives, or other synthetic ingredients – just pure elements from nature. Rather than skin feeling dry, tight, and parched after using, this cleanser will leave skin sillky-smooth, soft, and hydrated. The botanical ingredients in these facial washes will cleanse and tone skin and pores – all while naturally moisturizing skin and infusing it with pure botanical goodness.Choose from: Herbal Unscented, Tea Tree & Juniper, or Vanilla Bean & Elder Flower
Organic Botanical Lip Balm
Made with luxurious organic oils and butters, these botanical lip balms are a treat for the lips! Extremely rich, creamy, conditioning, and smooth. Fawn Lily Botanica’s lip balms are made from organic and fair trade certified ingredients, and contain nourishing herbal ingredients which offer protection from the harsh elements while moisturizing and hydrating lips. Each tube is hand poured and handcrafted in small batches with the highest quality of organic and fair trade botanical ingredients, pure beeswax from U.S. honeybees, botanical oils, pure essential oils, butters, and other moisturizing ingredients.
3 Mint & Cocoa Lip Balm – minty and cooling lip balm
Cardamom & Coconut Lip Balm – exotic and warming
Hibiscus, Ginger & Rosehip – earthy and exotic
Lavender & Meadowsweet – floral and nourishing lip balm
Nourishing Herbal Lip Balm – moisturizing and soothing
Spiced Chai & Coconut – warming and spicy blend
About Fawn Lily Botanica and Irene Wolansky:
Fawn Lily Botanica is a line of natural body care, cosmetic, medicinal, and herbal products handcrafted in small batches in the Pacific Northwest. Much of her inspiration is derived from wild botanicals growing within the nestled valleys, lush woodlands, alluring meadows, and enchanting mountains of Oregon. You will only find pure, fresh, and organic ingredients in Fawn Lily Botanical’s products that are either ethically wild harvested, purchased from reputable sources, or grown in Irene’s garden.
Making botanical body care products and studying herbal remedies has been a personal passion of Irene’s for more than sixteen years. Over the years, she has been especially drawn to formulating natural body care and skin care products, and have slowly honed her recipes. Irene’s recipes have been featured and published in national magazines, blogs, newsletters, and journals.
You can read more about Irene’s journey into herbalism on her website.
You can follow Fawn Lily Botanica on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FawnLilyBotanica.
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We have come to the end of February. We hope that you have enjoyed learning more about Eucalyptus this month. Turn to page 8 to record your thoughts in the Herbal Spirits section. Now, look back on page 7. How did your answers change? How have they stayed the same? We look forward to seeing you next month! Get ready to explore Witch Hazel with us!
It is hard to believe that we started our Eucalyptus Honey three weeks ago. Are you ready to try some? What do you think of the taste? Smell? How would you use Eucalyptus Honey? It works wonderfully in soothing sore throats.
A few days ago, we posted a gorgeous giveaway. Our friend, Rebekah, at Mulberry Mudd has made a beautiful Eucalyptan Koala Bear sculpture for us to surprise one of readers with this week! If you would like a chance to win, enter by Monday, March 3. Good luck!
Let’s think warm thoughts, today. If you turn to page 32 in your zine, you will find a recipe for Bugs Be Gone Spray. With a few ingredients, this spray will be ready to use in a little under an hour. With such a natural spray, you can enjoy the outdoors with your children worry free. Bugs and harmful chemicals be gone! We hope you like it!
Good morning! Three weeks ago, we started our Eucalyptus Extracts. Let’s take a look at them. How has your extract changed? In just one week, it will be ready for use. Eucalyptus Extracts help to heal respiratory illnesses. If you have not done so already, there’s still time to start your extracts. Let us know, if you have any questions!
Pregnant women should not take Eucalyptus internally.
***This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Christine Breakstone! She won this beautiful sculpture.***
I am super stoked to announce this week’s giveaway! My friend Rebekah of Mulberry Mudd made a beautiful Eucalyptan Koala Bear sculpture that will go to the home of one lucky winner!
This beautiful sculpture is handmade from red clay and painted with acrylic paints. She stands over 12″ tall and will bring about a bit of whimsy to one lucky winner’s home!
This stunning sculpture features Koala like qualities with accents of Eucalyptus. She even has a Koala Pouch, which is a perfect place to stash a bit of Eucalyptus leaf, a crystal, a couple of feathers or some other secret treasure.
Though this statue can enchant any place in your home, she would be an especially nice accent on your nature table. I just adore this statue so much and am honored that Rebekah chose to make her to be given away to one of my subscribers.
Tell me, what secret treasures would you stash in her pouch? What special spot in your home is waiting for this sweet little sculpture to grace?
Artist and herbalist Rebekah Dawn has been walking with the plants for as long as she can remember. A life long love has translated into passionate study of herbal lore that has deepened and grown through the years. She currently lives with her family at Labyrinth Gardens, a United Plant Saver Botanical Sanctuary, where she gives monthly plant walks and medicine making workshops. When she is not in the garden or wild-crafting she is most likely in her ceramic studio. Rebekah is the Teen Camp Coordinator for the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference.
Be sure to stop by to check out her other items in her store. She makes beautiful Herbal Faeries, pendants, birdhouses, mugs and more! She also does custom orders so if you have a special ally or idea, convo her with questions! There may be a few other one-of-a-kind pendants featuring past Herbal Roots herbs as well! Rebekah uses naturally found elements in nature combined with clay to create these amazing pieces. Her sculptures are amazing, incredibly original and just plain wonderful. I fall in love with each one she creates.
Each piece in Rebekah’s store is original in every way, she uses no molds or reproductions ever. A percentage of her profits go to Tree Sisters and Radical Joy for Hard Times each month, and the rest builds her own Botanical Sanctuary at Labyrinth Gardens.
You can become a fan of Mulberry Mudd on Facebook if you would like to do so.
If you’d like a chance to win this one of a kind sculpture, leave a comment below. For more chances to win, you can leave a separate comment each time you advertise this giveaway by:
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Sign ups end and I’ll announce the winner on Monday, March 3, 2014. Good luck!
Thanks for joining us today at Herbal Roots Zine. We hope that you have had an opportunity to enter our giveaway for an Eucalyptus Package from Attar Herbs and Spices. It includes a 1 ounce Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Lavender Eucalyptus Dead Sea Bath Salts, and 4 ounces of Eucalyptus Leaves. Be sure to sign up by Monday, February 24 for your chance to win.
Let’s venture into the kitchen to make our very own natural Euca-Vapo Rub. Some of you may be familiar with the over-the-counter version. Our alternative can be used by people of all ages. It aids in relieving congestion, arthritis, fungal issues, and stiff joints. Turn to page 30 for the 3 ingredient recipe.