This year, Ostara, the celebration of the Spring Equinox falls on Monday 20th March in the Northern Hemisphere. Day and night length return to an equal balance once again. This can be a good time to reflect on the areas in our own lives where we would like to cultivate more balance. In today’s post I will share some simple Ostara practices that you may like to try this weekend and introduce you to one of the elements associated with this season; Air.Continue reading “Ostara, Air and Smoke Cleansing”
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Wild Fen in Print!
Sunflower Journal is an eco-friendly, independent print magazine that celebrates seasonal living and nature. Printed with vegetable inks on recycled paper, its pages are filled with a delicious mix of recipes, rituals, crafts and self care tips for each season.
It has become a seasonal self care ritual for me to sit and savour this beautiful publication, page by page.
You can imagine our excitement to have been asked to contribute an article for the most recent Lammas edition of the magazine about the ancient art of smoke cleansing, you can see a sneak peak below!Continue reading “Wild Fen in Print!”
Midsummer Smoulder Sticks
The Summer Solstice has long been believed to be the most potent time of the year to gather herbs, that are filled with vibrant Midsummer energy. This time can also be wonderful for crafting herbal remedies or tying herbs up to dry and store for the months ahead.
It has become a tradition for us to gather herbs around this time to dry for our Incense Blends or weave into our Smoulder sticks.Continue reading “Midsummer Smoulder Sticks”
How we Burn our Loose Incense Blends
Burning incense is an ancient art that has been practiced across the world for many thousands of years. Long before our ability to extract the essential oils from plants, burning the whole dried plant would have been the earliest form of aromatherapy.
Incense burning was common place in hospitals, places of worship and the home to promote health, clear the air, enhance meditation and spiritual practices, in celebration or remembrance or to cultivate a sense of protection and grounding.Continue reading “How we Burn our Loose Incense Blends”
About your Smoulder Stick
Smoulder sticks are bundles of herbs bound together and dried for the purpose of burning. Burning herbs is one of the earliest forms of aromatherapy and has been practiced for thousands of years. You may be familiar with the term smudge stick or smudging, which refers to a specific Indigenous American sacred smoke ceremony. Most cultures across the world have burned herbs and dried plants at some point in their history.
All of our smoulder sticks are intuitively handcrafted with a blend of homegrown organic herbs & wild foraged plants local or naturalised in the UK, each with their own unique qualities.Continue reading “About your Smoulder Stick”
Mindful Magick smoulder stick
We recently put out a question over on our Instagram page asking what people would like from a smoulder stick. The most common answer we received was around support for anxiety, stress and depression.Continue reading “Mindful Magick smoulder stick”
Introducing Smoulder Sticks
We have decided to rename our handcrafted herb bundles that we have so far been referring to as ‘smudge sticks’.
We have spent a lot of time thinking about this and wanted to give some background as to why we have come to this decision.Continue reading “Introducing Smoulder Sticks”
Why burn plants?
Before we had the technology to extract the essential oils from plants, burning leaves, flowers, roots and resins would have been the earliest and simplest forms of aromatherapy (the use of aromatic plant extracts for healing). The practice of burning dried plants also called ‘smoke cleansing’ has been carried out extensively across cultures, often but not always in connection with spiritual practices.Continue reading “Why burn plants?”