Posts in plants
The one potent natural ingredient your DIY beauty rituals need

Honey's texture seems to promote mindfulness and awareness through the eating experience. The whipped, creamy textures were - by far - a favourite of mine. Something about the texture was even a bit sensual. And while many of us use a dollop in our tea or spread a tablespoon on fresh toast, honey's benefits extend much further than being a mindful natural sweetener full of vitamins and enzymes.

Look out, coconut oil. ;)

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Five plants to keep you company in the bedroom

The bedroom is meant for one thing - well, maybe two - and treating our bedroom as a sacred space that we can retreat to each day is something we are totally obsessed with at RW. At the end of every day, we retreat to our bedrooms to recharge our bodies. It is the main space in the home dedicated to sleep and sex, and it should be treated as a sacred environment.

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How to smoke cleanse with Birch

We're trying to do our part in promoting awareness around some of the over-harvested smoke cleansing items out there, primarily the ones that have become "trendy" in New Age spirituality. These trendy items are white sage, palo santo, rosewood and more, but we are focusing on these three, specifically, because these three are the ones we used to offer in our shop.

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Stones and scents to fight winter blues

The winter months are known for putting some of us in a bit of a funk. The lack of time in the sun has the ability to affect our health and how high we hold our spirits. Thankfully, there are a few crystals with sun-energy and positivity that you can keep on you to abate those Winter Blues. We've even round up a few of our favourite aromas from plants that also lift you up when you're feeling down! Check out some of these feel-good stones and scents.

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Fantastic Plants + How To Use Them

We had our first garden this summer. It was a great opportunity to make our dinner with fresh produce from our backyard. I was also inspired to turn our herbs into medicine. I took most of our peppermint, extracted the oils, and made it into a digestive aid. As I was working on it, it awakened something in me. Getting my hands dirty, plucking leaves off stems, and mixing the ingredients together made me so happy. It dawned on me that I've always been quite interested in this.

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DIY Wild rose and coconut sugar scrub

I've been pretty vocal about the gifts hanging around Pleasant House on the Prairie. So far we've found wild flowering plums, wild hazelnuts, a green apple variety (it's looking like Granny Smith rather than the crabapple tree we originally thought), Red Delicious apples, and one of my faves - wild roses.

 

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DIY markers for crystal grids in the garden

Building crystal grids in your garden can help infuse the soil that your food grows in. Crystals come from the earth, so submerging them back into their natural element is a great way to cleanse them naturally, and also wash their benefits back into the earth to wholesomely affect the growing seeds that you plant. Garden grids will benefit the entire home, shooting through the soil and creating a protective shield across your entire property. 

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4 herbal blends to deepen your spirituality

It's my personal belief that there isn't much a really good smoke bath can't fix. Burning herbal blends is calming and soothing to the spirit, and it's one of my favourite ways to ease into the evening after my son has gone to bed. I light one of my blends, hold it while walking around the yard, letting the smoke waft over me while guiding my path. It rinses the day off me. It renews my spirit, especially when I'm feeling tired or frustrated from let's say, a stressful day or a particularly hard time putting Hawksley to sleep. It's also important to recognize smoke cleansing is not smudging, so please adjust your vocabulary accordingly.

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8 ways to use crystals in your home

Crystals are fortresses in our personal self-care rituals, but they also do double duty as little houseworkers, busy at keeping sparkly energy moving through our homes. It's no secret that I am wild for strong and healthy vibes in the home. And one of my favourite ways to keep my home's spirit happy and healthy is with carefully placed crystals. 

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3 ways to cleanse your crystals

Rogue Wood's supply shop features goods and crystals meant to bring a little extra magic and awareness into your life. And there is one specific thing I am especially excited about. Each crystal for sale in the shop will be moon-kissed under a full prairie moon, along the heart-centre longitudinal gridlines of the Great White North.

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