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Finally made it to Santa Fe. My home for the next week. So grateful to my friends who house this gypsy healer in the summertime. I unpacked some treats and made myself an appropriate meal. #SummertimeIsForTravelAndLearning #DesertMedicine #FinallyUnpackedForAMinute #GratefulForTheMedicine #GratefulForThePeople #GratefulForTheHealers #GratefulForThePath #GratefulForTheLove #GratefulForTheGrace #iLoveYou #YouCanHealYourself #YouCanHaveJoy #YouGotThis

🇺🇸Prairie Sage, artemisia spp, is a type of white sage that grows along the Californian coast. It is commonly used by Native Americans to purify a place or a person during shamanic ceremonies. Many use it now to smudge their place. Sage in Europe has been used since Dioscoride and means “healing”, its high content in essential oils is supposed to please the Spirits and refresh at the same time the assembly. This herb is traditionally gathered with prayers and offering, with mindfulness of Mother Earth. Today I helped a shaman to gather it, such a great moment. Mitakuye Oyasin. To all our relatives 🇫🇷la sauge des prairies est en fait une armoise qui pousse le long de la côte californienne. Elle est utilisée par les Amérindiens pour purifier un endroit ou une personne, très parfumée elle a le pouvoir de plaire aux esprits et de rafraîchir l assemblée. Aujourd’hui j ai aidé mon ami Chaman à la récolter, au moyen de prières et d offrandes, en tout respect de notre Terre Mère. Nous sommes tous reliés : Mitakuye Oyasin. #universalknowledge #plantmedicine #desertmedicine #acupuncturist #shaman #acupunctrice #tcm #herbalista #herbalist #sage #sauge #shamanichealer

This is Sagebrush it grows in the cold deserts of the western basin of the United States. Most of us know that it is burned as an aromatic and to purify the air in a room. But is also another desert medicine. You can chew it to ease gas and drink the tea to stimulate digestion. A strong tea can be used to wash wounds and a fine powder of the leaves can be used in dressing to stave off infection. Here is a link to a great paper on sagebrush https://www.herbalpedia.com/SAGEBRUSH,%20COMMON.pdf #bushmedicine #wildernessmedicine #desertmedicine

Love that heat so sweet I backyard burned tonight even though it was 109° at 8pm 🌞 desert medicine work from the inside out🤙🏾💜⚡

That was a beautiful mesquite tree! A great tree to connect under. I of course look up the energy of mesquite trees and ... “Mesquite: Creativity, Healing” ...YES!! Mesquite energy for us!! #desertcreativity #healing #westtexas #yogaretreat #desertmedicine #takemetothedesert #texasyoga
#wildspirityoga #marfa #marfaboardinghouse

Surrounded by Datura Metal in San Diego these days. #datura #desertmedicine #nature #sandiego

Pulsating sun at 111* yesterday afternoon. Views of the Gorgonio range & San Jacinto (second pic) .... I’m gonna miss these mountains, desert but not this weekends heat wave. .
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#sangorgoniomountains #sanjacintomountains #desertdweller #wanderlustingencelia #lowdesert #coloradodesert #dhs #desertmedicine #larreatridentata #creosotebush #gobernadora #earthmedicine

Some pics from this Sunday’s “SELF CARE BEAUTY with DESERT ALLIES” some pics by the ever badass @maramar1 .
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Excited to share with folks ways to add native plants to the Mojave Desert into our daily ritual of self care. The ladies also got a clay facial! 💚💚💚 .
I shared my plant based sun protection working with Larrea tridentata - Creosote Bush - Desert Sunshade Sunscreen & he ladies learned how to make their own plant based facial toners. More workshops to happen soon! .
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#selfcareworkshop #every_leaf_speaks #larreatridentata #gobernadora #creosotebush #plantbasedskincare #joshuatree #desertherbalism #mojavedesert #organicbeauty #organicsunscreen #diybeauty #selfcare #selflove #thepracticalherbalist #wildcrafted #desertmedicine

Desert Sunshade Sunscreen - with Larrea. One of this weekends workshop’s I shared my herbal sunscreen working with Creosote Bush - Larrea tridentata. I made two small batches today for myself and a friend. One with non nano zinc oxide and one without zinc oxide (second pic) .
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Normally I just lather my body up in Larrea infused in coconut or olive oil. Even without sun exposer. Another thing I learned a while back was in addition to sun protection with Larrea is taking 3 dropper full of Larrea - Creosote Bush tincture before heading outdoors and throughout the day. .
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For the folks that missed the class and wanted to learn to make sunscreen, I will be hosting more self care beauty & medicine making workshops with an emphasis on Desert flora come late August early September. I also will be making small batches of sunscreen and facial toners. Send me a DM if you want one of these plant based sunscreens or facial toners. I’m making more this week before I shove off for Eugene, OR.💚
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#larreatridentata #creosotebush #gobernadora #organicbeauty #desertmedicine #plantbasedskincare #organicsunscreen #joshuatree #mojavedesert #desertherbalism #selfcareworkshop #selfcare #selflove #wildcrafted #every_leaf_speaks .
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Saturday morning we opened the Self Care Medicine Making circle with a plant meditation with Ephedra californica - Mormon Tea.
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Other common names are Mexican Tea, Brigham Tea, Desert Tea, Joint Fir. It does not contain ephedrine so don’t think making a batch of this tea will help for weight loss. It does contain traces of pseudoephedrine and from personal experience it is a stimulant that if drank too late in the day in large quantities, you may stay up late. I made a quart of Mormon Tea ONCE and I drank it throughout the day and didn’t get to sleep till after 1am. So small amounts or perhaps I’m just more of a sensitive bird. I was also experimenting with the plant and wanted to see its effects with allergies. I do tend to experiment with plants to see what there effects are. .
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You only need a little bit to notice it’s astringency for a leaky nose, the kind of a leaky watery nose that you just can’t seem to blow your nose enough or whip enough. Copious amounts have of drainage and end up with a sore skin around the nostrils from wiping/blowing so much. Also watery eyes. This is your ally!
My go to for allergy season, cat allergies. A tea/decoction or tincture of Mormon Tea will help throughout allergy season. It will also strengthen the mucous membranes. .
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It’s a decongestant so stuffy noses can benefit from a tincture or tea. I’ve used it with distilled water #decoction for my neti pot during dust storms, cold/fly with congestion and allergies. .
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It has been used for asthma though I work with other plants like #Mullein & #licoriceroot .
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For bouts of diarrhea, Mormon Tea has been used. .
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Mormon Tea also has an affinity to the urinary tract. It’s also a mild diuretic so too much may have you up all night if drank too late in the day. .
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If you are sensitive to stimulants or have a history of cardiovascular disease you should avoid. .
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#desertmedicine #ephedracalifornica #ephedra #joshuatree #mojavedesert #desertherbalism #every_leaf_speaks #mormontea #brighamtea #plantmedicine #asthma #lungally #wildcrafted #thepracticalherbalist #every_leaf_speaks

Last leg of my road trip today— Sedona to San Francisco Bay. I am struck today by what feels like a very big two-year cycle coming to a completion. Themes and experiences from summer 2016 arising for a re-visiting.
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It’s wild almost— opportunities for the exact same experiences two years later. Similar dreams. Similar locations. Similar goals + hopes + responsibilities. It’s almost as is if the Great Mother is asking, “Who have you become in these two years? Where are you responding to life and to Jane differently? What is still here and what is gone? Where are you still in chains and where are you free?”
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This is an eclipse Energy for sure, but something deeper is happening. Can any of my astrologer or astrologically inclined friends give me some context? 💫
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Catch you guys from the hills of the East Bay.
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#eclipseseason #portals #thegreatmystery #crosscountryroadtrip #sedonatosanfrancisco #desertmedicine #astrological #sedonavortex

Had the most amazing trip to Tucson yesterday! I finally got to explore this city that’s been calling me since I was there in January, and was so so so so happy to visit @tucsonherbstore Post up on Rebel Herbal if you’re inclined to read it. Thank you #tucsonherbstore for doing what you do! #desertmedicine #reallifeoasis #thewanderingherbalist

When she blooms.
She returns fully to her wholeness.
And her scent is intoxicating, and she is rich in form.
Essence manifested into honey.
Receiving the fruits of my labor.
This nectar is sweet.
Strong.
Tender.
Complete.

#renewal #rebirth #shadowwork #reiki #reikiroadtrip #vanlife #moab #utah #desert #desertmedicine #medicinewoman #musicmedicone #soundhealing #voiceactivation #journeywork #letitflow #opentoreceieve #allofme #livefree

SELF CARE WORKSHOP WEEKEND is here. Today is the SELF CARE MEDICINE MAKING WORKSHOP with DESERT ALLIES. I’ll be sharing with folks & they will be making 2 herbal remedies, an #electuary & #liniment incorporating plants native to the Mojave Desert. Tomorrow is SELF CARE BEAUTY with DESERT ALLIES! Drive safe folks and see y’all soon! .
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#selfcareworkshop #larreatridentata #desertmedicine #plantmedicine #joshuatree #selflove #selfcare #creosotebush #gobernadora #wildcrafted #desertherbalism #thepracticalherbalist #putanherbonit #mojavedesert #every_leaf_speaks

Larrea - Rose Toner, these will be available at Sunday’s “SELF CARE BEAUTY with DESERT ALLIES” workshop. I’ll be sharing this formula using a local green ally along with the Desert Sunshade Sunscreen (hands-on) .
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I stopped long ago spending money on facial toners after learning how to make my own and learning about the plants and how they can be incorporated into skincare. I’ll be sharing some of my plant based beauty formulas on this weekends workshop. .
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This toner has multiple uses aside of being a facial toner. It will soothe burns, razor bumps, bee stings, bug bites, dry skin, cuts/scrapes💚
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#LarreaRoseToner #larreatridentata #creosotebush #rosaspp #plantbasedskincare #selfcareworkshop #desertmedicine #earthmedicine #mojavedesert #wildcrafted #herbalist #organicbeauty #selflove #every_leaf_speaks #joshuatree #desertherbalism

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With the Summer Solstice upon us I've been reflecting upon how last year at this time I was celebrating the Winter Solstice in the desert region of Peru. In hindsight it is no surprise that I was called to a sacred journey in the desert, where I would not only be spiritually mentally and emotionally challenged, but physically also - by the scorching sun and intense heat with little shade to seek refuge.
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With the guidance of my teacher @jennifermcfeeters myself and other students made the pilgrimage to Peru to study with her long time friend and fellow Shamanism teacher. She took us to sacred sites (where no cameras were allowed) to meet with local authentic Peruvian Shamans for healing rituals and Wachuma (aka: san pedro) ceremonies.
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This is a picture of a long trek through the desert while enjoying the feels of sacred Wachuma medicine. I honestly cannot tell you how far we walked but it felt like years! At one point vultures were circling us, which caused us to howl with laughter at the thought that we might appear like an easy meal for these birds! We actually found (very old) human bones which may have prompted the idea of being stalked by vultures. There were many interesting finds on this trip, too many to list here.
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Wachuma heightens one's connection to the natural environment, wildlife and beyond, it brings awareness to how sacred this experience here on Earth truly is. I felt wrapped in gratitude, belonging and unconditional love, it was a deeply beautiful and healing experience. Certainly old wounds, fears and past traumas were brought to the surface for healing and tears were shed, but it was well past the time for these hurts to be validated and ultimately released. To shrivel up, to be burned off in the heat, to be returned to the core of the Earth for recycling. For me personally, the desert was the perfect backdrop for this healing experience, I have a newfound curiosity and interest in the desert and intend to get to know this landscape better. .
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#landasmedicine #wintersolstice #southernhemisphere #wachumajourney #wachumaceremony #deserthealing #desertmedicine #peruvianlandscape #sacredjourney #cactusmedicine #grandfathermedicine

Both the Self Care Medicine Making & Self Care Beauty with Desert Allies workshops are SOLD OUT! Thanks y’all for showing interest in learning more about the flora of the Mojave Desert & incorporating plant allies into your world! I’m psyched that folks who don’t live in the Mojave Desert are showing so much interest in learning about the flora of the Mojave Desert and incorporating plants into their world! This makes my heart smile! 💚See y’all this weekend! .
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Folks have messaged me about future Desert Medicine Plant Hikes & workshops! Plant hikes will start back up once it cools down again! More workshops will resume in August or September! .
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#selfcareworkshop #selflove #desertherbalism #plantmedicine #organicbeauty #mojavedesert #desertmedicine #herbalism #joshuatree #selfcare #every_leaf_speaks #diybeauty #diymedicine

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