House of Herbology: Homemade Cough Drops with Lemon, Ginger & Honey

Are you in need of a throat soother? Before you head out to buy some cough sweets, you may want to make your own cough drops using some immune-boosting ingredients that you likely already have at home. Easy to make and without any special equipment, the below recipe uses lemon juice, honey, sugar as well as ground ginger and cloves. Rosa Medea is Life & … Continue reading House of Herbology: Homemade Cough Drops with Lemon, Ginger & Honey

House of Herbology: DIY Digestive Bitters

Digestive bitters are a preparation of herbs that support digestive function by stimulating digestive juices such as stomach acid, bile, and enzymes so that food can be broken down naturally and nutrients easily absorbed. Bitter substances have the ability to improve kidney and liver function, improve bile, reduce bloating and flatulence, improve metabolism, and prevent acidification of the body. Bitter substances have almost been completely eliminated … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Digestive Bitters

The Chakra Files: The Sacral Chakra or Svadhisthana

The Chakra Files is a series here on Life & Soul Magazine that will give you an explanation of each chakra and its associations, and information on how to balance your chakras The Sacral Chakra or Svadhisthana, which is the second of the chakras, is located just below the navel, right in the centre of your lower belly and in your back, it is located … Continue reading The Chakra Files: The Sacral Chakra or Svadhisthana

House of Herbology: Make Your Own Tiger Balm-style Muscle Rub

Tiger Balm is a herbal medicine cabinet-staple that can be used for everything from sore muscles, tension headaches, arthritis joint pain, and minor bruising. The potent herbal balm, which originates from ancient Chinese herbal wisdom, is a concentrated balm with ingredients including camphor, menthol, cajuput oil and clove oil, among others, that provides effective pain relief. If you want to try your hands at making … Continue reading House of Herbology: Make Your Own Tiger Balm-style Muscle Rub

Sweet Potato: What Are The Health Benefits Plus Recipe for Sweet Potato Wedges

If there’s one vegetable that packs a punch nutritionally and works well as a side dish with most foods, it’s got to be sweet potato. A sweet-tasting root vegetable, sweet potato could not be any further apart from white potato. In fact, sweet potato belongs to the morning glory family, while white potato to the nightshade family. Sweet potato contains an abundant supply of vitamins … Continue reading Sweet Potato: What Are The Health Benefits Plus Recipe for Sweet Potato Wedges

House of Herbology: Herbal Salve

Herbal salves are a good way to reap the benefits of herbs through skin during the colder winter months. Whether you want a skin soothing salve such as calendula or a warming ginger salve for muscle tension, the options are far and wide. Herbal salves are typically herbs infused in an oil which is then combined with wax, such as beeswax, before solidifiying at room … Continue reading House of Herbology: Herbal Salve

House of Herbology: How To Make A Tincture

With the winter season in full swing, you can support your health with immune-boosting foods and herbs. Tinctures are one of the best ways you can benefit from healing herbs and are some of the most effective. Tinctures are concentrated herbal extracts made by soaking the leaves (dried or fresh), roots, bark, berries, from a plant in alcohol. Echinancea is probably one of the most … Continue reading House of Herbology: How To Make A Tincture

Basil — Ravenhawks’ Magickal Mystical Places

Basil Essential Oil Basil’s Wisdom: Please rest and know that in this stillness you will find clarity around your purpose here. The need to cope will fall away as you find the questions you are the answer to. Triggers to release with basil: I am tired of it all. True Statement: I find strength […] via Basil — Ravenhawks’ Magickal Mystical Places Continue reading Basil — Ravenhawks’ Magickal Mystical Places

Lemon — Ravenhawks’ Magickal Mystical Places

Lemon Essential Oil Lemon’s Wisdom: Allow your mind to clear and let the noise of your thoughts fall away. Listen to your intuition. Triggers to release with lemon: I am so confused. True Statement: I am present. Lemon essential oil uses: Love, Purification, Longevity, Friendship, Faerie Workings Lemon essential oil aromatherapy uses: Circulatory, blood […] via Lemon — Ravenhawks’ Magickal Mystical Places Continue reading Lemon — Ravenhawks’ Magickal Mystical Places

The Chakra Files: The Root Chakra or Muladhara

The Chakra Files is a series here on Life & Soul Magazine that will give you an explanation of each chakra and its associations, and information on how to balance your chakras The Root Chakra, or Muladhara chakra is located at the base of the spine, and is considered the foundation for the whole chakra system. The Sanskrit name translates to “root support” or “base”. As … Continue reading The Chakra Files: The Root Chakra or Muladhara