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The Ancient Art of White Sage and Herb Smudging

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The Ancient Art of White Sage and Herb Smudging

Smudging (burning herbs and plant resins for medicinal and spiritual use) has been used since ancient times for healing and to clear the build up of emotional or spiritual negativity. Smudging is often viewed as some sort of magical practice, however recent studies have shown that there is scientific evidence that medicinal smoke is a powerful antiseptic that can purify the air of harmful bacteria for up to a day. Our aura as well as the energy in our environment, can become blocked with harmful positive ions that can make us feel fatigued, sluggish and burnt out. Burning sage or other herbs...

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Four Thieves Essential Oil Blend

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Four Thieves Essential Oil Blend

Thieves oil or Four Thieves oil as it is known today is based on a story from the 15th century, when Europe and Asia were being devastated by the bubonic plague. The european group of four thieves seemed completely indifferent to the disease  while robbing hundreds of corpses.  According to the story not even one of the thieves contracted the deadly and highly contagious disease. When they were finally caught and sent to court the magistrate offered them a deal – their secret for a reduced sentence.The original Thieves Oil comes as a vinegar and consists of a variety of aromatic herbs, such...

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We are Bamboo ....

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We are Bamboo ....

I have just returned from a life changing experience. Two weeks of volunteering in Thailand and Cambodia with an amazing company, Bamboo.   Our first stop was Thailand where we met our group of 20 people, comprising 18 women and 2 men.  From all over the world, we quickly realised that we were all likeminded, wanting to try to make a difference - give back something.  The group were for the "Young @ Heart" - only for the over 50's. After a couple of days of getting to know each other in Bangkok, we headed for the Surin province, located...

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Amazing properties of Essential Oils - Lavender

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Amazing properties of Essential Oils - Lavender

One of the most powerful forms of ancient medicine, aromatherapy, has been used for millennia to treat all manner of ailments. Use of essential oils, today called aromatherapy, was well documented in ancient Persia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. There are more than 100 references to their use in the Bible for things like anointing and healing the sick. Today, essential oils are used for aromatherapy, massage, personal care, emotional balancing, and household uses, among others.Essential oils come from the natural aromatic liquids found in plants, trees, and shrubs. The distinctive components that defend a plant against insects, environmental pollutants and...

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FREE FREIGHT FOR MAY

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FREE FREIGHT FOR MAY

Use the following code at the checkout: FREE4MAY during the entire month of May for free shipping. We are patiently waiting for our labels for our manufactured products - a job so much bigger than actually creating our beautiful products. Packaging can always be the thorn in the side of anyone in the manufacturing business.  Being passionate about and creating beautiful natural products is one thing - designing packaging that will have that WOW factor is another. Keep an eye on the website - it won't be long now....  

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