Elderberry Gummies✨ These gummies are so good for you and incredibly simple. We make our own vitamins to cut down on waste, plus most kids vitamins have too much sugar or artificial flavors or colors and they make my kids act a little bananas. They are also very expensive! To make elderberry syrup we use about 4 parts elderberries to one part water(that is for fresh elderberries, use about 3 parts water to one part berries if yours are dried), simmer for a couple of hours, and then pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer, making sure to mash the berries to get every drop of juice out. We then mix 1 to 1 with honey. Sometimes we add ginger, cinnamon, or allspice to our elderberries while they cook. To make the gummies:
1️⃣ Pour 5 tablespoons gelatin into 3/4 cups water. Let it “bloom”. (Make sure you use pastured gelatin, it will have more health benefits than regular gelatin.) 2️⃣Bring 1 1/4 cups elderberry syrup to a boil.
3️⃣Remove syrup from heat and stir in bloomed gelatin. This will take several minutes. Be diligent to break up any stubborn bits of gelatin, I usually have a few small remnants I skim out at the end.
4️⃣Use dropper to fill silicone molds (my daughters LOVE to do this part). For best results place molds on a cookie sheet to keep them stable while they set.
5️⃣Let them set in refrigerator. They will be ready in less than an hour. Carefully remove from molds and store in a mason jar or other airtight container. Use within 2 weeks. I usually give my girls a few a day when we have them on hand.
The gelatin, elderberry, and honey is the perfect combo to help boost your children’s immune system as we enter the winter months.
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Posted at: 2019-08-14 22:23:58
I want to bring your awareness to the benefits of forest medicine... In Japan there is a practice known as ‘SHINRIN-YOKU’... which translates to ‘BATHING IN THE FOREST’
taking in the atmosphere of the forest through our senses. ... when we open up our senses and connect with the natural world, we become more in tune with ourselves and create stronger connections to all living things on this planet. ...
We allow ourselves the time and energy to find BALANCE,
connect with the ELEMENTS of nature, and admire the BEAUTY of it all, with love and respect for that which gives us life force energy, known as PRANA. ...
Remember to step outside and get some fresh air, sit under the shade of nice tree, go for a walk and listen to the birds chirping, and connect with nature. Pachamama is always there to ground you and guide you home. This is one of the best self care practices I know of. Anytime you feel yourself out of balance ... reconnect with nature. .
As most of you know I have been working on an online business... one part of this business is offering guided excursions in the mountains of Colorado to practice meditation in the lush greenery of the forests in this beautiful state. If you are interested in learning more about costs and how you can book an excursion with me, or how to practice forest bathing for yourself, just send me a message.
I’m be happy to share what I’m up to!
Elmélkedés.. Fényt mindig árnyék követ.
Belégzést, kilégzés követ.
Éjjelt a nappal váltja fel, álmot az ébredés. Ha van fekete, kell hogy legyen fehér is. Mindennek megvan a párja.
A mindennek pedig a semmi a párja. Paradoxon a szavak játéka. Tulajdonképpen semminek sincs párja, s így sejlik át a Maya fátyla.
A kettőségen túl mindig jelen van az elválaszthatatlan egység állapota.
Az illúzió mögött ott van az igazság. Sosem volt ez másképp..
Most is Egyek vagyunk.
📷 : @agent_sophiee
Posted at: 2019-12-13 03:55:59
Posted at: 2019-12-13 03:50:36
Caring for the environment is sexy💚
Posted at: 2019-12-12 19:50:55
My kitchen & bathroom cleaning crew, minus me. They are simple, nontoxic, gentle, easy-to-use, versatile, and sustainable. I can't purchase these in bulk near me so I buy the largest container I can find and filled up my reusables. Here's a rundown of how I use them in my home. Did I leave anything out? (I'll do a post on wood renewer here soon.)
1. Castile soap: dish washing detergent, floor cleaner (add a few drops of Castile soap to warm warm, prefect for wood floors), clean the refrigerator, laundry detergent (1/3-1/2c of soap for a large load in normal washer; use half for HE washer), oil stain remover for clothes (add a few drops to stain, rub in, & wash as usual).
2. Baking Soda: clean toilets (add 1/4c to the bowl, swirl, and scrub), add 1c to your laundry detergent (Castile soap!) to get clothes cleaner and brighter, freshen rugs (sprinkle on, wait 15 minutes or longer, and vacuum as usual), make your own soft scrub for tubs and sinks (2tbs of Castile soap, 3⁄4c baking soda, and enough water to make a smooth, liquidy paste), remove baked-on residue from pots and pans (sprinkle + scrub), unclog a sink (pour 1c + 1c hot white vinegar, and plunge as usual), clean the oven (sprinkle, spray with a water to dampen, wait, scrub, + rinse thoroughly).
3. White Distilled Vinegar & water (to eliminate the strong vinegary smell, infuse with citrus peels in a jar for two weeks and then dilute with water): surface cleaner, window cleaner, glass shower door cleaner, stainless steel appliances cleaner, grout cleaner (dip toothbrush in vinegar + scrub), wall cleaner (bye-bye, dirty finger prints), rinse aid for dishwasher, fabric softener for laundry (add 1/4c to that compartment), mildew remover (spray, wait, + scrub), odor neutralizer (pour in bowl and leave in room/closet to absorb odor), rust remover (soak items in vinegar for a few hours, scrub, + rinse), & upholstery freshener (1c water + 1/4c vinegar).
Posted at: 2019-12-12 19:43:52
“There's an herb for every system, every organ, every gland, and every tissue of our body. Mother nature has put medicine in our food.”
- Bob Marley
Last full moon of the year and the decade will peak at 12:12 am on 12/12. Winter is a time to go inward, and this Full Cold Moon is a great opportunity to do some soul searching and let go of the things that no longer serve us as we head into a new year and a new decade.
I just finished this quilt top and packed it away then I realize I did not share it hence why it is so wrinkled LOL. I have to say this was not a pleasurable quilt to make It had a lot of little rectangles. I should have bought the rectangle ruler instead I used my Accuquilt to cut the rectangles out saving me time. But in the long run the rectangles were smaller than what the quilt called for so I had to make a lot more to make up for the smaller ones.
I will drop this off to the long arm person after the holidays because she is backlogged and I am in no hurry. I also have a table runner that I have finished the rectangles but I need to assemble it.
When you bring your hubby to the Quilts store and he says oh that looks cute you can make that. Easy for him to say lol.
Have you ever made this panel into a quilt or wall hanging? It reminds me of when I was younger.
This year we have decided to have a very minimalistic Christmas. We are not getting a tree, nor putting up a fake one. Last year we purchased a rosemary bush as a Christmas tree and that is now planted in the yard.
To go along with the minimalist Christmas I decided to make more stocking ornaments as Christmas decor. I have been making the same stocking ornaments for the last three decades.
They are very easy to make and you basically can use any fabric you have such as cotton, doilies, homespun, and even wool.
The children used to make these every year. They are great as a gift. We have probably made over 100 of these in the last few decades and have given them as gifts and sold many to gift stores.
You can use faux greenery or live greenery. If you buy one strand of Garland it will be more than enough with plenty left over to use as a mantle garland.
You can download the 2 free Christmas stocking ornament patterns at the blog.
Please stop by, subscribe and please leave a comment on the post, I’d love to hear your ideas. ❤️
I have put together chakra crystal kits. I have combined my skills as a Geologist (PhD) and my intuitive gifts as an energy healer (medical intuitive and spiritual surgery) and my creativity as a knitter to make chakra crystal kits.
The crystals are hand selected to match the vibration of healthy chakras. Each kit contains 7 crystals in their raw state. Crystals have their own internal order and strongest vibration when in their natural state.
Chakra sets sold on the market are filled with shiny round polished stones of similar style and density.
Not this kit. Each mineral is in its beautiful natural raw state. Also unique to this kit is the packaging it comes in. I have created a custom pouch that holds all 7 crystals in separate cushy compartments. The pouch then rolls up for easy travel or if you just want to hold all 7 crystals at the same time (it feels amazingly grounding). The pouch is knit from 100% farm fresh wool bought directly from Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm, Connecticut (Yes, I bought the yarn on the farm). I’m selling these kits for $50. Get one for you and a friend! I’ll be taking orders through December 13 to ensure delivery by the holidays. Comment or message if you are interested.
Order now and receive before Christmas! As you know, I have launched a gift shop to create more donation opportunities. Jessica's Pacification donates 20% of profits to environmental protection and recovery! Thank you for your support! Link in Bio, just click on the gift shop!
Natural gift-giving, it’s something I preferred to do. Not everyone will appreciate receiving natural gifts but to the ones that do, I have a blog post written about how to use diatomaceous earth for natural gift giving.
You are probably wondering how can you use diatomaceous earth as a gift? There are many ways to use it as a gift. One small bag can make a lot of gifts with plenty to keep for yourself.
I use food-grade Diatomaceous earth all around the house, all year long. It just so happened that I used up the last bit of my 10-pound bag and thought it would be a perfect time showing all the ways that I use it throughout my home and farm life.
Head over to the blog and read all the ways to use DE for yourself, fur babies and around the home. I’d think you may be amazed how versatile this natural product is.
If you want to make inexpensive natural gifts for the naturalist person in your life stop by the blog and see for yourself.
Have you ever heard of or used Diatomaceous earth? If so, how do you use it? If it’s not on the blog already, I would love to add more ways.
What makes Mamamuti’s cacao special?
Each cup lovingly connects you directly to the farmers and communities in the cacao growing region of Northern Peru. This cacao is produced in areas where, for years, there were issues with the cocaine industry, farmer exploitation and extreme poverty. Growing these illegal crops was the only option these cacao farmers had. Thankfully these rich, fertile lands have now been rescued and the farmers have returned to their thousand year old tradition of cultivating some of the worlds best cacao.
This special heart opening strain of organic Central Amazonian ‘criollo’ cacao promotes biodiversity and improves soil fertility. Good for Mother Earth, good for the communities, good for you.
Your purchase helps to create a sustainable and socially just cacao future.
Online shop - @mamamuti_by_irma
I became an Earth Guardian on June 25, 2016, when I moved full time onto a sailboat, Seas Life, floating full time on the water. I quickly realized every choice I made and every behavior I carried out had an impact on the lives surrounding me in the air and under the water. Suddenly, I saw the IMMEDIATE importance of considering, caring for and listening to our EARTH! She is a living and breathing being and ignoring her, abusing her HURTS her and everyone living on her (including you). Now, I take my role as an Earth Guardian seriously: join me? #earthguardians