Botanicals

Abundance Smudge Sticks

In the approach to Lammas, as Summer reaches its height, we wanted to create a Smudge Stick that celebrates the rich abundance of the season. You may well have read my previous post about Goldenrod finding its way into my garden this year.

Goldenrod is extremely high in antioxidants and its Latin name Solidago translates as ‘to make whole or heal’. In folklore Goldenrod is believed to to bring luck and prosperity and encourage an abundant mindset. These qualities are believed to become more potent when the plant self seeds too!

After harvesting some during the waning moon I felt strongly that this would be the star of the show. Teamed with sun ruled Bay, refreshing Peppermint, powerful Red clover and vibrant Nasturtium flowers, this Smudge Stick intends to encourage feelings of abundance and prosperity.

Research suggests that burning herbs is a fast and effective method for delivering the therapeutic properties of a plant to an individual. The practice of burning dried plants has been carried out extensively across cultures and may be the earliest example of aromatherapy.

You can find out more about this beautiful smudge stick in our Etsy shop now.

*As of 20/08/20 we have changed the name of our sticks to ‘Smoulder sticks.’ You can read more about our decision regarding this here.

Astrological

Leo Season

Tomorrow – the 23rd of July, the Sun moves into the fifth zodiac sign of Leo. Leo season runs up until August 22nd, before the sun transitions into Virgo.

Leo seasons spans the height of summer, where times are rich with warmth, energy and fun and creativity peaks. Qualities associated with this sign include confidence, leadership, generosity, creativity and joy.

Leo is a fire sign and is ruled by the sun, the centre of our universe. This season may offer up the fire and energy to invoke change, celebrate life and return to our core, helping us to speak our truth.

We have been running a giveaway over on our Instagram page to win a free star sign print of your choice and there is one day left to enter so do head over to get involved. You can see more of our astrology offerings in our Etsy shop.