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

BLUE MOON BALM

|| BLUE MOON BALM ||
A pain-relieving rub for your monthly moon ~ simply massage onto abdomen & low back to relieve cramping. All the herbs in this formula are warming in nature, move the blood to keep things flowing, calm the spirit & alleviate pain: by applying in circular motions, you can actually feel heat being generated on your skin. The center of the balm features a ‘blue moon’ of soothing blue chamomile essential oil. In addition to working womanly wonders, this salve can also alleviate general muscle cramps & pains. Available in a 1 oz tin for $14.

Weekend Events

Find the traveling shop at two locations this weekend! FIRST FRIDAY @ FRESH CAFE DOWNTOWN Dec 5th | 5 – 9pm | Coffee Cafe @ Fresh Cafe | 1111 Nu’uanu Ave | Chinatown, Honolulu HOLIDAY REINBEER BASH @ REAL A GASTROPUB … Continue reading

IE Featured in Metro Honolulu

Finally got my hands on some hard copies of this amazing article about that came out while I was traveling on the Big Island! So stoked to be a part of this sweet new publication featuring awesome happenings in Honolulu. Read the full article at http://metrohnl.com/earthskymaukamakai-5/

Medicinal Tinctures Workshop at Paiko

Join us at the lovely botanically-themed Paiko shop in Kaka’ako next Wednesday for a class on the art of crafting medicinal tinctures. I will cover the basics of making this kind of medicine at home, and everyone will get to create their own healing vinegar tonic!

Wednesday, October 29th | 6:30 – 8pm | Paiko | 275 Auahi Street | Kaka’ako | Honolulu

A Few New Infusions

Tonight’s Late Night Alchemy = botanical infusions for a few new elixirs… Bone + Bruise Balm // Sore Salve // Luscious Lotion

Rooted Honey

|| ROOTED HONEY ||

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.

Mugwort Smudges

Making mugwort {Artemisia vulgaris} smudges out of plants from my mugwort garden in my parents backyard.

The smell of mugwort before you go to sleep helps to bring about dreams that are more vivid, lucid and foretelling of the future. It is also the herb of moxa, a TCM technique that makes use of the smoke for pain relief.

July 24, 2014 by Deanna Ahigian

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 … Continue reading

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