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The Mindfulness Tea

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Calms the mind, clears mental fog, soothes headaches and clears congestion.

Sage- Salvia officials provides pain relief and helps build a pain threshold high in antioxidants, antimicrobial, and anti fungal Sage protects our bodies and our minds Sage effects enzymes responsible for breaking down our memory neurotransmitters this ability has a Similar effect to Alzheimer’s medications. This can provide us with brain food known as neurotrition.

Gotu Kola- enhances memory and nerve function it increases blood circulation and has a antidepressant quality. Triterpenes in Gotu Kola increase the strength and volume of collagen and stimulates new brain cells. The flower essence stimulates higher memory and past life”

Peppermint- provides clarity boots mental focus the menthol component stimulates the hippocampus area of the brain that controls memory. Peppermint helps relax the muscles in the digestive system and helps calm the nervous system.

Eleuthera ( Siberian Ginseng) -increases blood circulation and blood flow to the brain improving mental functions and memory. Eleuthera pushes out toxins improving lymphatic function, strengthening our immune systems increases bone strength and vitality. Self love and confidence

Lemon Balm- helps clear muddled thinking and over active thoughts giving us clarity. Lemon balm is very calming to the central nervous system helps regulate sleep cycles and soothing for headache relief.

The Rowen flower essence and folklore

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Tree Lore: Rowan I love this article my Rowan tree in my garden is where I make my essences from this tree has been very special and protective. 

by Susa M. Black

Rowan - Luis -
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Botanical Name:(Sorbusaucuparia)
Folk Names: Mountain Ash, Quicken Tree, Witch Tree
Gaelic: Caorann
Irish :Caorthann
Celtic Ogham: Luis
Old Celtic: Kair

Rowan is a small deciduous tree, found high up in the mountains; it is sometimes called ‘The Lady of the Mountain’ (Paterson). Although it prefers the heights, it can grow anywhere and I have seen rowan planted in the lowlands as well (see above picture of Rowan in Glastonbury, England).

The shape of the tree resembles an Ash, however it is not related. A member of the Rose family, Rowan is related to Rose, Apple, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, and Cherry, and grows no higher than 30-40 feet. It can live up to two hundred years.

The leaves grow in pairs and are long and slender. In May, Rowan blossoms into clusters of little creamy white flowers. The tree berries in autumn with a bright red fruit beloved by birds. The Rowan grows profusely in the Highlands of Scotland, and its’ bright red berry is said to inspire the red color of the tartan plaids. (Paterson)


The Rowan berry is bitter, but when mixed with sugar or other sweet fruits, is excellent in pies, jelly or jam. Rowan berries are also made into juice and wine. The berries provide vitamins A and C, carotin, pectin and essential oil, and stimulate the immune system. (Hageneder)

Medicinally, Rowan berries are a laxative, and can also be used for sore throats, inflamed tonsils, hoarseness, even diarrhoea. A decoction from the bark is used as an astringent. (Hopman)

The Rowan tree is one of the most sacred trees in Scottish folk tradition. ‘Scottish tradition does not allow the use of the tree’s timber, bark, leaves or flowers, nor the cutting of these, except for sacred purposes under special conditions.’ (Fife)

Rowan is one of the trees associated with Saint Brighid, the Celtic patroness of the arts, healing, smithing, spinning and weaving. Spindles and spinning wheels were traditionally made of Rowan in Scotland and Ireland. Rowan trees planted near stone circles in Scotland were especially powerful. Scottish Fairies were said to hold their celebrations within stone circles protected by Rowan trees. Modern interpretations of the Celtic Ogham place Rowan, called Luis, as the sacred tree of February.

Rowan twigs were placed above doorways and barns to protect the inhabitants against misfortune and evil spirits. It was one of the trees sacred to Druids and used for protection against sorcery and evil spirits. The Druids burnt Rowan on funeral pyres, for it also symbolized death and rebirth. The Druid Ovates and Seers burnt Rowan in rites of divination and to invoke spirits, and Druids used Rowan wood in rites of purification. Ancient Bards considered the Rowan the ‘Tree of Bards’, bringing the gift of inspiration. Rowan is one of the nine sacred woods burnt in the Druids’ Beltaine fire. Rowan is also associated with dragons and serpents - sacred Rowans were once guarded by dragons.

In America, the Rowan is usually referred to as Mountain Ash. Most sources maintain that the word ‘Rowan’ is derived from the Norse word rune, which means charm or secret, and runa, which is Sanskrit for magician. However according to Elizabeth Pepper, Rowan is a Scottish word, derived from the Gaelic rudha-an, which means ‘the red one’.

Rune staves were often cut from the rowan tree for amulets by the Norse people who invaded Scotland. In the Christian era, the twigs have been used for protection against witches, sorcery, negative magic and the Evil Eye. Twigs tied in a cross with red thread are affixed to doors and barns to keep the inhabitants and livestock from being enchanted, saying this charm, ‘Rowan tree and red thread, will put witches to their speed’ . Walking sticks made of rowan are used to protect the user from the spirits of the woods.

Rowan is also called the Witch Tree, or Wicken Tree, and can be used for divining precious metals, just as hazel can divine water. Witches used Rowan to increase their psychic powers, for spells of healing, success, protection, and often used the wood for their magic wands.

Practicing folk magic was a sign of witchcraft to the 17th Century Scots. Margaret Barclay was brought to trial for witchcraft in Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1618. The damning evidence found in her possession was a Rowan charm – a Rowan twig tied with red thread for protection. (Pepper)
Gaelic Dictionary by Malcolm MacLennan, Acair and Mercat Press Publishers, Edinburg, 1979
Warriors and Guardians: Native Highland Trees by Hugh Fife, Argyll Publishing, 1994
The Spirit of the Trees, Science, Symbiosis and Inspiration, by Fred Hageneder, Floris Books, Edinburgh, 2000
The Heritage of Trees, History, Culture and Symbolism, by Fred Hageneder, Floris Books, Edinburgh, 2001
Tree Wisdom, The Definitive Guidebook, by Jacqueline Memory Paterson, Thorsons Publishing, San Francisco, 1996
The Wisdom of Trees, by Jane Gifford, Sterling Publishing, New York, 2001
Celtic Tree Mysteries, Secrets of the Ogham, by Steve Blamires, Llewelyn Publications, St. Paul, 1997
The Book of Ogham, the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Edred Thorsson, Llewelyn Publications, St. Paul, 1992
Ogham, the Celtic Oracle of the Trees, by Paul Rhys Mountfort, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, 2001
Celtic Tree Magic, by Elizabeth Pepper, The Witches Almanac, Ltd., Rhode Island, 1996
Tree Medicine, Tree Magic, by Ellen Evert Hopman, Phoenix Publishing, Custer, WA, 1991


Skin healing tea blend

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Skin healing tea blend

Alchemy tea blend for skin health rich in vitamins and minerals, immune support, blood, and liver strengthening.

Red clover Blossom - Masculine, Mercury, and Air. Love, purification, and healthy boundaries. Liver support for chronic skin conditions.

Yellow Dock- Feminine, Jupiter, and Earth. Enhancing the body's ability to heal itself.

Liver support for chronic skin conditions.

Nettle - Masculine, Mars, and Fire. Healing, protective, and overcoming difficulties. Supportive to the whole body.

Peppermint - Masculine, Mercury, and Fire. Helps the body communicate healing between the subconscious and conscious mind. Peppermint gives purification and love. Anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, soothing and antioxidant.

Lemon Balm- Feminine, Moon, and Water. Love, prosperity, and healing the mind from old habits. Liver support and antioxidants.

Alfalfa -Feminine, Venus, and Earth. Abundance, rich in nutrition, nourishing and supportive. Full of vitamins and minerals. Nurturing and supporting.

Stevia for sweetness.

The skin healing tea blend is an excellent source of vitamins and nutrition, these known herbs are wonderful skin healers. This tea blend is meant for ritual as a part of a health plan for wellness it is not intended to replace medical advice and care.

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Fresh Hair

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Made with love from Rosemary I distilled from my garden!  


Both rosemary oil and hydrosol are powerful circulatory stimulants. They stimulate blood flow to the scalp, which promotes hair growth.
Rosemary is an excellent astringent and helps reduce oily scalp.
The powerful antiseptic properties of rosemary hydrosol are useful for disinfecting skin and surfaces, and the antibacterial properties can be beneficial for acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

Geranium is softening and conditioning to dry hair geranium is also heart opening and gives the feeling of love and balances the hormones.

Jasmine is also heart-centered and brings forth the divine feminine, and sensuality jasmine is calming and antimicrobial aids in keeping the scalp clean.

Lavender is not only calming and soothing but is hormone balancing, antifungal Its powerful antiseptic and antimicrobial action makes it excellent for controlling dandruff and scalp acne complicated by fungal or bacterial infections.

Sea salt can give curls a boots in volume and texture, but also works great for dissolving oil. This action working with essential oils and adding a little jojoba oil works harmoniously in refreshing, balancing and conditioning making this the perfect dry shampoo alternative. Fresh hair can be used after the gym, yoga, or when you don't have time to wash and style your hair.

Mist lightly over the hair and scalp let it dry within a few minutes freshen your style and go. You can use light blow drying and defuse. I don't recommend this product as a complete shampoo replacement however everyone is different, and you do what you feel works best.

Fresh hair is an excellent leave-in conditioner and detangle. Wash, condition, and towel dry spray root to ends and style, as usual, the results give volume texture and shine and adds heat protection.



Distilling Rosemary  


Junebug and Rosemary  


Testimonial from a happy client  



A little bit of Yellow Dock Alchemy

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Fall is the time to harvest Yellow Dock Roots….

Yellow Dock is bitter, astringent, diuretic, mild laxative and alternative. Not just a pesky weed but a wonderful herbal addition to skin healing tea remedies. 

In ancient Greek medicine, the Earth element was described as cold and dry. Yellow Dock being bitter holds the energetics as cold and dry. Medieval medicine included the season of fall as a quality of a person's state due to the coldness;

The astrology of Yellow Dock is ruled by Jupiter 

Medicinal Jupiter plants affect our liver, blood and circulatory system. Jupiter enhances our bodies ability to heal its self. Yellow Dock being an Alteritive “ blood building” supports our Liver and aids in the healing of chronic skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema.  

 This  is a lovely little insight to how plants and their energies co create with nature influencing our bodies with their magic for total health and wellness. 

yellow Dock spotted on my morning hike outside of Portland Oregon 

yellow Dock spotted on my morning hike outside of Portland Oregon 

Custom blending testimonials....

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In January 2016, I developed an itchy rash that covered large patches of my hands and lower arms. Any spots I scratched, cracked and dried, and it was extremely uncomfortable. I tried everything to get rid of it: avoiding all soaps & lotions I was previously using, hydrocortisone cream, anti fungal creams & ointments. Nothing worked, and after a couple months it was driving me crazy. I mentioned it to Felicia one day while she was cutting my hair, and she asked if she could custom blend a cream for me to try. After a couple weeks using Felicia’s cream on the rash, I saw a marked improvement, and after a couple months, the rash was completely gone. I continued to use her cream every day and I’ve had no rash since. It’s been a godsend.        
Since then, Felicia has blended a couple of herbal inhalers for me, to combat fatigue and jet lag after long flights; and I enjoy using some of her readymade products as well.

Felicia is a talented herbalist who really cares about making a difference with her work.  I definitely recommend trying her products or having her make a custom blend for you!

> Xo Mary Jo Kaczka Denver Colorado

I went to Felicia with migraines and insomnia. I didn't know  that these two issues were a manifestation of deeper issues until I met Felicia. She helped me with her aromatherapy. She prepared these amazing oils that I used to help ease my headaches relax me and keep grounded. I found a huge relief after doing aromatherapy. I'm a big believer in essential oils and their effect on the body and mind.
Felicia has also helped me ease seasonal allergies.
Aromatherapy has helped me physically mentally and emotionally. I'm not taking sleeping pills or allergy medications anymore. I rely on aromatherapy. It's been an amazing discovery.

Faten Los Angeles 


I just wanted to let you know how much your oils have helped me. They give me a boost of confidence every time I wear them. The “Higher Self” blend is my favorite right now. It's so important to me that I know a true apothecary has handled these medicinal blends. I am grateful for your good energy and the care and kindness you put into everything you do. I get compliments on the blends every time I wear them, not to mention that I feel they are actually working towards what they say they are for! Healing with smells. Thank you for offering high quality oils I can trust. Xoxo

Seana Carroll Los Angeles


I love creating custom blends for healing, its so wonderful to witness people finding quick relief in herbal reminds, where chemical treatments have failed.  For more information about custom blending please email me at


The Soothing blend for Psoriasis

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Helichrysum is one of the best essential oils to treat psoriasis.It has incredible anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, wound and skin healing abilities . Helichrysum is known to be a blood purifier or 'Alterative. This action helps support the liver function balance and detox, which is an important aid in our skin health. Helichrysum is Cicatrisant, this is a cell rejuvenating effect on the body that helps the skin heal by its cooling and soothing properties. Emotionally it can help with healing deep painful wounds and depression, this goes a feeling of peace and warmth.

     Helichrysum   italicum

     Helichrysum   italicum

the soothing blend is a wonderful powerhouse blend of essential oils and almond oil known to be lightweight on the skin and scalp for daily use or as needed. These combined oils have immune boosting, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory,and anti-fungal benefits to help with deep healing and pain relief. The aromatherapy qualities also have a calming effect on the central nervous system and help with stress and anxiety.

the soothing blend is a wonderful powerhouse blend of essential oils and almond oil known to be lightweight on the skin and scalp for daily use or as needed. These combined oils have immune boosting, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory,and anti-fungal benefits to help with deep healing and pain relief. The aromatherapy qualities also have a calming effect on the central nervous system and help with stress and anxiety.