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Can CBD and Melatonin Help You Sleep Better?
CBD & Cannabis
Micaela Foley

Can CBD and Melatonin Help You Sleep Better?

While CBD is a relatively new darling in the plant-based health and wellness industry, the benefits of Melatonin have been touted for several years now; both are established crossover hits when it comes to accessing deep relaxation and sleep. This is due to the ways in which both substances work and are accepted by the

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Yarrow: Ancient Herb of Healing, Protection, and Power
Health & Wellness
Ilana Sobo

Yarrow: Ancient Herb of Healing, Protection, and Power

“Thou pretty herb of Venus Tree Thy true name is Yarrow Now who my bosom friend must be Pray tell thou me tomorrow”. -Halliwell Yarrow is one the world’s oldest medicinal plants and has been used since  ancient times. It is uniquely gifted in helping just about anything and everything that could ail one’s mind,

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Plants & Herbs
Rachelle Robinett

The Benefits of Osha Root & How To Prepare Your Own Recipe

Osha root is also known as loveage, loveroot or bear medicine because bears, after chewing it for health reasons, are side-affected by its “lovage” properties and take to nuzzling each other. This perennial herb — Ligusticum porteri, known as osha or osha — is found in parts of the Rocky Mountains and northern Mexico. While immediately effective for many wellness-promoting purposes, Osha root’s said side effects (quite benign and even cause alone to consume it) are a

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Recent Knowledge

Capricorn Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse: Karmic Renewal

Capricorn Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse: Karmic Renewal

The Capricorn Full Moon Lunar Eclipse arrives on Tuesday at 5:38pm Eastern Time, closing the eclipse vortex. This occurs in the midst of Mercury retrograde, as well as one of the year’s heaviest retrograde seasons—with Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Chiron also moving backwards. The planets are pushing us to turn inward and let go

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TSA & CBD

CBD on Planes: Can You Fly with CBD Oil?

The wildly popular CBD has become mainstream. For many people, CBD is ingrained in their wellness routines now like a daily multivitamin. For others, it’s crucial for managing their health issues ranging from anxiety to seizures. If CBD products are part of your everyday life, then you want to have access to them even when

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Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer: Opening an Emotional Portal

Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer: Opening an Emotional Portal

The Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer arrives on Tuesday, at 3:16pm Eastern Time, opening a deeply emotional eclipse portal. The two-week period between eclipses is always a time of karmic compression. Big changes occur as we enter a whole new energetic frequency. Via Ethereal Culture. This time, the Solar Eclipse is close to the North

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The Astrology of July: Eclipse Season / Great Internal Change

We begin July with Cancer the Crab leading us into emotional waters. Here, eclipse season begins, bringing about significant change and acceleration. Cancer is the Great Mother and the womb. With the North Node in her domain, we’re rapidly evolving into her enlightened qualities, balancing our pragmatism with intuition and sensitivity. We’re learning to better

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The Alchemist’s Kitchen Book Club: The Stars Within You

There’s nothing like laying out a blanket on a roof or a field on a warm summer night, laying back, and looking up at the night sky. Beyond just being beautiful, the stars can tell us so much about ourselves and how we move through the world. They offer a map of our tendencies, responses,

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TSA & CBD
CBD & Cannabis
The Alchemist's Kitchen

CBD on Planes: Can You Fly with CBD Oil?

The wildly popular CBD has become mainstream. For many people, CBD is ingrained in their wellness routines now like a daily multivitamin. For others, it’s crucial for managing their health issues ranging from anxiety to seizures. If CBD products are part of your everyday life, then you want to have access to them even when

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CBD & Cannabis
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Introducing: Plant Alchemy Solar Eclipse Zinc Sun Shield

Summer is finally here, which means lots of time outdoors! We’re so excited for long days at the beach, hiking through the woods, and twilight barbecues. A common question our herbalists are asked is: what type of sunscreen do you recommend? How best can I protect my skin? To answer this question, Plant Alchemy worked

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CBD and Sexual Healing
CBD & Cannabis
The Alchemist's Kitchen

CBD and Sexual Healing

Before its criminalization, cannabis was often prescribed by doctors for relief from gynecological issues.Traditional cannabis recipes were for oral, vaginal, intranasal, anal, and topical application, instead of for being smoked. As Foria Wellness explains: The earliest written records of the gynecological uses of cannabis date back around 4,000 years to Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. These

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Health & Wellness
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Guide to Bitters: Digestive Effects, Benefits, Recipes

Bitters are the femme fatale of the herbal world. An air of mystery and elusiveness surrounds their edgy aura. They show up wearing many different masks, easing their way around a cocktail bar and medicine cabinet alike. People are drawn in by their seduction with an edge. Yet their identity remains low key; spoken in

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Health & Wellness
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Eir the Goddess of Medicine & Important Norse Healing Trees

The feminine goddess culture and herbal medicine go hand in hand across cultures and ancestral traditions. The goddess culture of the Norse people places great importance on the relationship goddess had with healing. You might be wondering, what goddesses did the Norse people have, other than Freya and Frigg? Whether it be through the Marvel

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Health & Wellness
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Guide to Bitters: Digestive Effects, Benefits, Recipes

Bitters are the femme fatale of the herbal world. An air of mystery and elusiveness surrounds their edgy aura. They show up wearing many different masks, easing their way around a cocktail bar and medicine cabinet alike. People are drawn in by their seduction with an edge. Yet their identity remains low key; spoken in

Read More »
Health & Wellness
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Eir the Goddess of Medicine & Important Norse Healing Trees

The feminine goddess culture and herbal medicine go hand in hand across cultures and ancestral traditions. The goddess culture of the Norse people places great importance on the relationship goddess had with healing. You might be wondering, what goddesses did the Norse people have, other than Freya and Frigg? Whether it be through the Marvel

Read More »
Capricorn Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse: Karmic Renewal
Moon & Astrology
Juliana McCarthy

Capricorn Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse: Karmic Renewal

The Capricorn Full Moon Lunar Eclipse arrives on Tuesday at 5:38pm Eastern Time, closing the eclipse vortex. This occurs in the midst of Mercury retrograde, as well as one of the year’s heaviest retrograde seasons—with Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Chiron also moving backwards. The planets are pushing us to turn inward and let go

Read More »
Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer: Opening an Emotional Portal
Moon & Astrology
Jackie Braje

Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer: Opening an Emotional Portal

The Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer arrives on Tuesday, at 3:16pm Eastern Time, opening a deeply emotional eclipse portal. The two-week period between eclipses is always a time of karmic compression. Big changes occur as we enter a whole new energetic frequency. Via Ethereal Culture. This time, the Solar Eclipse is close to the North

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Moon & Astrology
Juliana McCarthy

The Astrology of July: Eclipse Season / Great Internal Change

We begin July with Cancer the Crab leading us into emotional waters. Here, eclipse season begins, bringing about significant change and acceleration. Cancer is the Great Mother and the womb. With the North Node in her domain, we’re rapidly evolving into her enlightened qualities, balancing our pragmatism with intuition and sensitivity. We’re learning to better

Read More »
Witch & Alchemist
The Alchemist's Kitchen

The Alchemist’s Kitchen Book Club: The Stars Within You

There’s nothing like laying out a blanket on a roof or a field on a warm summer night, laying back, and looking up at the night sky. Beyond just being beautiful, the stars can tell us so much about ourselves and how we move through the world. They offer a map of our tendencies, responses,

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Witch & Alchemist
Rachel Webb

The Internal Alchemy Hidden in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

Yoga has gained recognition as a physical practice in the West, but physical yoga asana is only a small part of a vast body of yogic practices in the authentic and closely-guarded spiritual traditions. Practicing physical asana alone can still be effective for everyday problems, but divorced of the internal work, they fall short. There

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Health & Wellness
Micaela Foley

Alchemical Principles for Personal Growth

The three alchemical principles are Sulfur, Mercury, and Salt. Together, these form the “Tria Prima,” or Three Primes, as discovered by Paracelsus, related to the Law of the Triangle in which two components come together to produce the third. We see this in biological conception: feminine (Mercury) + masculine (Sulfur) = physical cells which become

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Rituals & Meditation
Kaylin Brown

How to Celebrate the Summer Solstice, Midsummer, and Litha

The Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer, or Litha (pronounced Lee-tha – for my witches out there who celebrate the pagan calendar), is the day in which we celebrate the sun at it’s peak of strength on the longest day of the year. As we bask in the summer solstice, we arrive at a culmination

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Rituals & Meditation
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Bondages of Fear: Denying a Full Experience of Life

This summer, the energies are held by the exact conjunction of Pluto/Saturn. The Lord of the Underworld and the Lord of Karma/Time don’t really give us a chance to ignore the current global transformation illuminating our collective Shadows at their core. Building since January, they were joined with the South Node (unresolved Shadow from the

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Rituals & Meditation
Rachel Webb

Wandering Home: How to Use Retreat to Come Back to Center

Spiritual retreats are meant to change your life. For thousands of years, spiritual practitioners have packed their belongings and traveled to far away places to spend solitary time. There is a misunderstanding in our culture that time alone is curative and this is false. We have been led to believe that taking a vacation will

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