January 9, 2009
My new Winter Spirit herbal tisane
I think when I was younger, I thought January was sort of a drag (especially in Montreal, where I went to grad school). This year more than any other, however, I find January to be absolutey delightful! I can even stand the cold weather (somewhat) because of the coziness of retreating indoors, finding quiet places, serene moments, empty spaces. After the insanity of the holiday season, I can sigh and think “thank god it’s over!” I have also found myself thinking that instead of pushing myself to get one more thing done when I’m working at something, I can actually take a step back and think, “Naaaa…wait until tomorrow.” What luxury! What delight!
I have been having some ovarian cyst issues too…so low and behold, I’m taking some time to make my own herbal formulas for *myself* which is actually the shocker of 2009 so far (Inauguration, move over). It feels good, though. January, you are my new love. Stay with me a while…
December 30, 2008
Chamomile & Calendula Body Lotion for Baby (and Mama!)
You may or may not know that I’m a member of the Philly Etsy Team and proud to be a part of such a diverse & creative group of local artisans. I’ve participated in events with members at the local Indie Craft Market events, as well as through the City Paper Trunk Show on Black Friday. The Philly Etsy Team has a nice blog highlighting many of these crafters & artists http://phillyetsy.blogspot.com/
They recently put together a nice article for Weddings & Bridal necessities, including lovely jewelry and even Bridal Party gifts (note: Lilith’s Apothecary!!!).
January makes me think of new Brides and new Babies, believe it or not! It’s a time for retreat and reflection and I guess I feel as though we need to deeply celebrate & remember the most important happenings, events, rituals, and rites of passage in our human existance. I will be highlighting my New Mama & Tender Baby Products for my January Special because I want to encourage the use of all natural bath & body products for little babies as well as healing products for the pregnant and post-partum new mama… I just created a wonderful new chamomile & calendula lotion for baby. It has no added essential oils or fragrance but smells just like chamomile tea! Great for baby eczema or winter dry skin.