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DIY Infused Oil Recipe in Organic Life Magazine!

So unbelievably stoked for this article that just came out in Organic Life Magazine! The profile also includes a recipe on how to make your own floral-infused botanical hair & body oil so be sure to check it out on my blog!

One correction worth mentioning: I was finally able to overcome my dependence on western meds for recurrent (and severe) poison ivy that plagued my northeastern youth with the miracle that is Jewelweed {Impatiens capensis}, also known as poison ivy’s antidote. This herb was one of the first to instill my faith in plant medicine when I drank & doused myself in it before harvesting Hawthorne berries from an ivy patch as part of my first herbal apprenticeship. After having poison ivy twice already that summer [both times in my eyes], I was certain I’d be doomed – but alas! Despite my skepticism, the Jewelweed protected me perfectly. Endless thanks to all of my herbal teachers & schools who are mentioned here ~ this lineage is built on the minds & skills of knowledge keepers that pave the way for each new generation of healers

How to Make a Healing Body Oil in Your Slow Cooker

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Rooted Honey

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Tonight’s late night alchemy = a healing food + medicine that is wonderful to have at home!
To make:
• Finely chop a handful of fresh garlic, ginger + turmeric.
• Add a bit of honey and pound in a mortar to release the fresh juice.
• Pour into a clean jar and fill with honey; mix well. • Dose: Take a teaspoon daily (or spread on toast) to prevent infections, or 3 spoonfuls to treat them.

All of these ingredients are potent healers! GARLIC protects the heart, aids circulation, prevents viral infections + clears sickness from the lungs. GINGER aids digestion, stimulates circulation, and soothes coughs, colds + flu. TURMERIC improves liver function, relieves inflammation, and fights infections. HONEY is antiseptic + nutritive.

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Elixir Alchemy Workshop :: The Art of Infusions

• Please join us at the end of Waiomao Road for an evening class on how to make healing herbal oils for internal & external use. Create your own oil to take home and enjoy a potluck dinner while the herbs infuse.
• Sunday, December 15 | 5 – 9 pm
• $25 per person
• Please bring:
– fresh (slightly wilted) or dry herbs to infuse (olena, roses, sage, garlic, rosemary…etc.)
– 1 pint (16 oz) cold-pressed oil such as olive, coconut or kukui
– food to share for potluck dinner
• Jars, muslin strainers & additional herbs will be provided
• Base oil available for purchase
• Registration required: please email or call me at 617.775.4548

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Oahu Wildcrafter Certification with David Bruce Leonard

• This is a 100-hour Earth Medicine Institute course that will be held for 5 weekends in Palolo, Oahu from January through May, 2014.
• From EMI’s website:
The EMI Wild Crafter certification is designed as a hands-on introduction to plant medicine and Earth awareness skills. It can be taken as a stand-alone certification or as a prerequisite for the Earth Medicine Institute’s advanced training programs.
• Class dates are as follows:
Jan 25/26 ~ Feb 22/23 ~ Mar 29/30 ~ Apr 26/27 ~ May 24/25, 2014
• Tuition is as follows:
$999 by November 18th
$1299 by January 1st
$1499 by January 25th
• To register: visit the EMI site
• Email me at Deanna@indigoelixirs.com with any questions.

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Hawaiian Medicinal Plants Class Nov. 16!

Hawaiian Medicinal Plants: Gathering Protocols & Uses with David Bruce Leonard
• November 16th, 2013 | 10am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pm
• This is a free day of class on protocols involved in gathering local plants and their medicinal uses. David Bruce Leonard, highly esteemed herbalist, will be visiting from Maui to teach this event.
• The class will be hosted by Geobunga’s new Kaka’ako location
at 630 Ala Moana Blvd in Honolulu, Oahu

www.earthmedicineinstitute.com
www.geobunga.com

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Medicine Garden Workshop

• October 12th, 2013 | Sessions at 9am & 2pm (same content both sessions)
• This is a free hour-long class in which I will be discussing various ways to use common medicinal herbs that you can easily cultivate in your garden.
• Hosted by Geobunga | 4299 Lawehana St | Honolulu, HI 96818 | www.geobunga.com
• No signup required

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