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Beltane Blues to Blessings

I am a witch with an issue.  The wheel of the year has turned to Beltane once again.  Beltane, literally Bright Fire.  One of my favorite holidays, celebrated with beautiful bonfires, dancing, and singing, it symbolizes the return of fertility to the earth and to all those who walk upon it as well. This year… Continue reading Beltane Blues to Blessings

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Magical and Medicinal Herbs: Peppermint

Peppermint Mentha piperata The genus name for peppermint and other mints, Mentha, comes from Minthe, a nymph in Greek mythology. According to legend, the beautiful Minthe was changed into a nondescript little plant by Persephone when she discovered that her husband and lord of the underworld, Pluto, was in love with the nymph. Unable to… Continue reading Magical and Medicinal Herbs: Peppermint

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Natural Remedies for the Stomach Flu

Natural remedies, including herbal and essential oil preparations, for the stomach flu.

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Witchy Gypsy Take No Prisoners Infusion Blend

This is a little different than your average cup of tea. It is a very concentrated, very potent cup of medicine and magick.

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Witchy Gypsy Cold and Flu Tea Blend

Sometimes there is no denying it. You're not just run down. You're not just reacting to the weather. You're sick. Take a rest and drink a cup of hot tea. This tea. It's chock full of herbs that specialize in viral infections like the common cold and the flu and all of the icky symptoms that go along with them. Add in some honey for its addition healing benefits, but with this blend you wont' actually need a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down.

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Witchy Gypsy Throat and Cough Care Tea Blend

Have you ever noticed that cold weather and coughs seem to go together? I mean, I know you can get a cough any time of year, but they just seem more prevalent in the winter. I'm almost positive it has something to do with the dry, circulated, heated air, and the lack of substantial sunshine. No matter what the reason though, coughs are one winter visitor that can keep moving on down the road. To help with that my family uses this combination of herbs. They are chosen specifically for their medicinal actions against coughs and sore throats. They're even pretty tasty. Add in a little honey and a dried orange slice and you might even forget that the whole point of this tea is medicinal.

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Witchy Gypsy Open Airways Tea Blend

Cold weather and tea go together like...well...colds and tea. This particular blend is all about respiratory care because if there's one thing we've all whimpered out when we're feeling under the weather, it's "I just want to breath!" This blend is one of my family's answer to this dilemma. Because who doesn't love a hot cup of tea?

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Digging Deeper: Basil Essential Oil

Who's ready to dig deeper into Basil?

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Digging Deeper: Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

Who's ready to dig deeper into Cinnamon?

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Magickal and Medicinal Herbs: Cinnamon

It isn’t likely that very many of us in North America will ever get to wild forage for cinnamon. However, it is a worthy addition to your home apothecary and magickal shelf.