Week 9 - A herbalist I shall be

Updated: Aug 24, 2019

While enjoying a lovely day off from my streams and the sun was shining into the house warming the skin as I stepped into its embraced to reach the window where all my plants sit and absorb the rays. I sat and pondered while also looking to see if any of the newly planted seeds had begun to sprout.

What is it that I could do to with myself when I am not streaming. I wanted to do something useful, something that allowed me to be in the warmth of the sun, to put into practice to help my family. It was not til after I had watched a long favorite movie (Practical Magic) that night that it hit me... Herbalism!

I have always had a fond love of plants and gardening and never missed an opportunity to grab myself some homemade bath products when I came across those little herbal shops. I can't help but take a drag hubby into them. Its like walking into another world, I breathe in the smells of the dried herbs, the essential oils, balms and soaks... all stimulating the senses whilst making me feel incredibly relaxed and at ease at the same time.

Ever since I was little I have always had that love for the outdoors and plants. I would sometimes pretend that I was a lost child in the woods and nature was all I had, the plants were my friends... ah the imagination can lead you on some truly grand adventures when you are young.

Not only would I be increasing my knowledge of all the herbs but also the history of the plants that have been used in medicine for hundreds of years. I will able to put to use this knowledge in my own home with the used of herbs in my cooking, teas and for their medicinal qualities. It is not only something for me to learn and gain extra knowledge but something practical and maybe even turn into a business.

I have always wanted to make my own bath oils, soaps, bath bombs an herbal teas and now I have no excuse to. I stream in the afternoons and have all morning to myself so I will be spending my mornings from now on with a nice cup of minted tea and my herbal books that I found online and am currently reading.

If you have any recommendations for books for me or advice for a beginner herbalist please feel free to comment below

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