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Welcome to Gypsy Moon Apothecary! 

 

I believe in healing that comes from our own gardens, the local land and our kitchens. I am devoted to encouraging others to find empowerment through self-care and harm reduction, to find healing in a cup of fresh grown herbal tea, essential oils, and to find magick in the simple practices that connect us to the Earth.  I am the founder and crafter of Gypsy Moon Apothecary and am certified in Holistic Health,  Herbal Healing, Aromatherapy, Iridology, Crystal Healing, Tarot Reading, Fitness and Nutriton.   Every day should be filled with Music, Love, Dreams, Bontanicals, Superfoods and Magick :)  I am also a proud Wellness Advocate with DoTerra Essential Oils at www.MyDoterra.com/GypsyMoon .  My inspiration comes from Nature and Earths Miracles.  Im happy to share my knowledge of healing with others.  Once a dream, then pursued, this is how Gypsy Moon Apothecary came to fruition. 

We offer a wide variety of information on  Natural Herbs, Essential oils,  Health and Beauty, Natural Soaps,  Aromatherapy & Crystal Healing information,  Crystal Healing Kits, Handcrafted Jewelry, Essential Oil Diffuser Jewelry, Candles, Home Goods,  Herbal/ Holistic Healing advice, Nutritional information, Recipes, Tarot Readings and a dash of Magick :)  Want to know about Essential Oils and their benefits? I can hold a  FREE Online Essential Oil Class for you!!!  Contact me for more information-  My  essential oil online Consultations are always FREE.   I also do TAROT readings!!!!  Book a Tarot Reading with me today for only $10.

Please be sure to visit the stores links at the top of this page for Tarot Readings,  Gypsy Moon Essential Oil Shop where I offer Certified Pure Theraputic Grade Oils and other products, Sage Goddess Shop for all your magical needs, the Gypsy Moon Handcrafted Items for Handcrafted items (more being added weekly)!!!  Take a look around, and if you have an item you would like made, a scent you would like, drop us a line and we would be happy to give you a quote!!!

 As always feel free to follow us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GypsyMoonApothecary 

  I love hearing from fellow enthusiasts, so feel free to ask questions! You can email questions to: GypsyMoonApothecary@aol.com  

Enjoy your visit & Come Back Soon!!!

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Welcome to The Gypsy Moon Apothecary Blog:

Book a Personalized Tarot Reading with Me Today for Only $10

December 14, 2017

Book a Personalized Tarot Reading with me today for only $10 each reading.   I have three Tarot decks for you to choose from- The Crystal Tarot Deck, Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards, or the Gilded Tarot Deck- or purchase a reading from all three decks ($30)  and get a FREE personalized Astrological Birth Chart  ($20 value)sent to you!!!  I accept credit/debit payments through PayPal.  Book your reading today- or give as a gift to that Mystical loved one in your life!  Contact me today at GypsyMoonApothecary@aol.com all readings will be sent to you via email.

Below are the Decks I offer in my readings:

The Crystal Tarot:

Crystals, like tarot cards, have for centuries been used for healing and divination. The cards reveal the crystal that links with the tarot card which illuminates the meaning. The illustrations beautifully blend traditonal tarot imagery with crystals, from the sparkling amethyst of The Wheel of Fortune card to the crystal wands of The World card.  The book that accompanies the cards gives a detailed meaning for every card, including its associated chakra.  Book a reading from this deck for only $10.  Contact me at GypsyMoonApothecary@aol.com

Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards:

With these cards, you set your intentions, break through blockages, and achieve your dreams.  Each original card connects with a major chakra and represents one of the mystical fables revealed by angels. Each card contains its own fairy tale image and meditation method for each card.  Book a reading from this deck for only $10.  Contact me at GypsyMoonApothecary@aol.com

The Gilded Tarot Deck:

The Gilded Tarot Deck is a friendly, straight forward deck and super easy to follow.  It resonates with  questions often asked by beginners and offers everything you need to successfully get answers to your questions! "  This deck is created especially for beginners.  It provides insight as their unique energies merge in the card spread.  There is even a list of card combinations that commonly indicate specific events such as a pregnancy, a wedding, a new job and more.   Book a reading from this deck for only $10.  Contact me at GypsyMoonApothecary@aol.com

Want to book a reading?  Shoot me an email at GypsyMoonApothecary@aol.com let me know which $10 reading you want (or two or all three) and I will send you a paypal invoice to your email. Once payment is received, I will immediately begin working on your personalized reading.  Remember, when you purchase a reading from all three decks, ($30)  you will get a FREE personalized Astological Birth Chart!    Tarot readings also make great gifts for the Mystic in your life!  Book a reading today!

You can also find me on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GypsyMoonApothecary

 

 

Now offering products from Sage Goddess!!!

December 7, 2017

Looking for items to help you in your everyday Magical life????  Look no further!  I am now offering Sage Goddess items!  Feel free to shop around the store and browse items like Gems, Crystals, Oils, Perfumes, Handcrafted wire wrapped Jewelry, items for her, items for him, classes, and so much more!  Take a look around!  Sale going on now in time for the holidays ;)  Visit: https://www.SageGoddess.com/ref/845/  

You can also find me on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GypsyMoonApothecary

Using Essential Oils and Crystals to Heal and Cleanse your Chakras!

October 12, 2017

Using Essential Oils and Crystals to Heal and Cleanse Your Chakras!  Any of the Essential Oils shown in this blog can be purchased at www.MyDoterra.com/GypsyMoon

The best thing you can do to keep your energetic system in check is to do a regular chakra tune-up. As our energetic “organs”, the chakras work with our physical, mental, and emotional bodies, both influencing and being influenced by our experiences, our activity, and even our nutrition.

We can’t shut our chakras off any more than we can shut our organs off, but like our physical organs, our chakras can get fatigued and depleted over time. If we’re exposed to too many low vibrational frequencies (traumatic events, poor stress management, lack of self-care), our chakras can even become blocked causing all sorts of symptoms, such as physical pain or feelings of depression.

Thankfully, there are many ways to cleanse and revitalize your chakras. One of the easiest and most efficient ways to do this is by using crystals and Essential Oils.  Crystals affect our chakras by lifting their vibration, clearing them, and causing them to “spin” at an optimal rate.

Crystals possess some of the highest vibrational frequencies on earth, and simply being around crystals and setting your intention to attune to their vibration can have a profound effect on your health and wellbeing. Plus, each crystal has its own unique energetic properties, and can therefore be used strategically to enhance sluggishness or subdue overactivity in the chakras.

In this article, I am going to show you how to perform a crystal healing session for your chakras. Of course, you can use this template for your clients, or your family and friends as well!

Remember, that when it comes to crystal healing, you can get as fancy as you like, but don’t confuse fanciness with effectiveness. The method I am going to present to you is a basic template, from which you can add on with other crystals, or healing modalities (such as aromatherapy, massage, etc).

Selecting the Crystals

Simply select one crystal or stone for each chakra. For a general chakra balancing session, try to pick a stone whose colour matches that of the chakra’s colour....You can place one drop of each of the essential oils listed above onto the appropriate Chakra center.  Any of these oils can be purchased at www.MyDoterra.com/GypsyMoon  Examples:

Base Chakra – Red/Black, such as red jasper or black tourmaline
Sacral Chakra – Orange, such as carnelian or citrine
Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow, such as yellow jasper or citrine
Heart Chakra – Green/Pink, such as green aventurine or rose quartz
Throat Chakra – Blue, such as turquoise or angelite
Third Eye Chakra – Indigo, such as sodalite or lapis lazuli
Crown Chakra – Violet/White, such as amethyst or clear quartz

In a pinch, clear quartz is a great substitute for any stone because it contains all of the colours within it, and it’s a fantastic energetic amplifier and master healer. And yes, even if that means the majority of your stones are clear quartz, that will perfectly if that’s all you’ve got!

Don’t be afraid to get creative and to listen to your intuition. The stones I’ve presented are simply examples; there are many, many other stones out there that you could use just as effectively.

Placing the Crystals

Ideally, you would place the crystal on and around your body, corresponding to the chakra it is going to balance.

Base Chakra – Off the body, between the inner thighs, close to your perineum
Sacral Chakra – Between your hip bones, where your reproductive organs are
Solar Plexus Chakra – Between your lower ribs and belly button
Heart Chakra – At your sternum (not to the left, where your physical heart is; directly in the middle of your chest)
Throat Chakra – At your throat (or off your body beside your throat, if you find that it falls off)
Third Eye Chakra – Between the eyebrows
Crown Chakra – Off the body, above your head

You may also wish to place some crystals in the palms of your hands, such as clear quartz. Much energy enters and leaves your body through your palms, and if you’re a Reiki or energetic healing practitioner, your palms would LOVE the crystal tune-up! Your hands (and throat) are also major manifestors, which is why writing out your goals is so effective to bringing them to fruition.

Also, please don’t stress about placing the crystal in the “perfect” spot. Your chakras are large wheels of energy, and your intention is what ultimately causes the crystal to do its healing work. You cannot do this wrong!

Setting the Scene

Whether you’re doing a healing session for yourself or a client, it is of utmost importance to first allow yourself to come into a state of deep relaxation. Ways to increase your relaxation and therefore enhance your healing experience include:

  • Playing soothing, ambient music
  • Diffusing essential oils
  • Keeping warm with appropriate layers, such as socks, or wearing a blanket (under the crystals)
  • Dimming the lights

Bring yourself into a “savasana” state by taking some deep breaths (in through the nose and out through the mouth) to begin. Then, if possible, continuing to breathe deeply in and out through the nose.

If you will be placing the crystals on yourself, allow yourself to calm down first; you don’t want to feel rushed or clumsy through the process. Don’t worry if the crystals “move” or fall off. Again, you cannot do this wrong!

What If a Crystal Falls Off?

If it falls off yourself, you can choose to either replace it or leave it; if you leave it, it doesn’t meant that the healing is going to “stop”, because energetic healing crosses all boundaries of time and space. Just do what suits you at the time.

If it falls off your client, you can simply replace it. If it falls off again despite your efforts, then leave it – trust the process, the energy knows what it is doing.

How Much Time?

Your crystal healing session can last as long as you like. Whether you have 5 or 20 minutes, your chakras will be balanced and rejuvenated after your crystal therapy. Don’t force yourself to stay longer than you can manage, as this will only create stress; however, do allow yourself the time and luxury of maintaining a state of deep relaxation and to soak up the healing energy of the crystals.

Cleansing the Crystals

Be sure to cleanse your crystals before and after the healing session. You can do this simply by running them under cool tap water, or by passing them through incense smoke or sage smoke (also known as smudging).

Doing a crystal chakra healing session is an essential skill for all energy healing practitioners, and for anybody who wishes to have optimal health. It’s simple, easy, and will address any issue you’re dealing with.

Regularly balancing your chakras with crystals is a wonderful healing practice, and will definitely enhance your life. Give it a try!

Love + Light,

Gypsy Moon Apothecary

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Biggest Question Asked: "How Can I Begin To Sell doTERRA Essential Oils"?

September 1, 2017

Since I’ve started mentioning essential oils more and more on the blog I’ve been getting emails with questions about how to buy them, or even sell them for extra money. Here’s a bit of information to help you understand how it works and why I love them.

My family started using essential oils 4-5 years ago.  My friend gave us a bottle of Breathe to try and we have been using it ever since.  It worked so well that we bought a bottle for every family member {so we didn’t have to search the house for it!} About 6 months later I started looking into the benefits of other essential oils and found them to be amazing…almost like magic!  For real.  It’s simply something you have to try to believe!  I could go on and on about all the benefits we’ve experienced from essential oils like Melaluca, Peppermint, Deep Blue and more.

I started telling everyone I know about them, and that’s how I began selling doTERRA Essential Oils

Here’s a little overview on how it works…

 

You can become a Wellness Advocate {or wholesale member} and start off by receiving a 25% discount on doTERRA products. It’s only $35…kind of like joining a shopping club like Sam’s Club or Costco.  You’ll earn free doTERRA products through the Loyalty Rewards Program {like a frequent flyer program} where you get points for scheduled orders.  You’ll also get a free personalized online store, free business training, marketing tools, a virtual office for sales,and the opportunity to grow a business while sharing the real benefits of essential oils.  Earn commission on your sales and on the sales of the people that sign up to sell under you.  It’s simple, really.  You share…more people share…it’s a good thing!

This works for someone that places at least one order a year for their family or someone that wants to make a big business out of it.  {So, it’s the best way to get a great deal for anyone!}  ****With this option, I will gift you a FREE bottle of Wild Orange Essential Oil and a packet of Essential Oil information to help learn about the oils.

There’s the basic wellness advocate membership kit.  But, there’s also these doTERRA Essential Oil Starter Kits that are an awesome value for someone new to oils or beginning a business.--we offer many different kits.   They include the $35 member fee and a great selection of the most popular oils and oil blends.  With this option, I will not only gift you the free Wild Orange Oil and the informational packet, but also a FREE wooden doTERRA essential Oils storage box ($20 value)

 

How to Sell doTERRA Essential Oils

Become a doTERRA Wellness Advocate {or wholesale member}!  This isn’t some strange deal where you have to spend thousands and throw 3 parties a week.  That would NEVER work for me!

You don’t need to throw parties or even sell products.  You can do it just to get the the wholesale pricing on your own orders or orders for family.  Once you start trying essential oils you might find yourself wanting to tell everyone you know…I’m warning you. Smile  When you see how a little Peppermint can change your world you might want to share through a class…your friends will thank you.  They’re even kits to help you have a simple cooking or oil blending class with very little preparation.

You can really do a major makeover on your medicine cabinet with essential oils and feel good about using something natural.  That has to be better for you, don’t you think?  I can help you learn how to do it!

I offer phone calls, online classes and more to all our team members to help you learn about essential oils.  They really are amazing and easy to share.

There are NO REQUIRED MONTHLY ORDERS!  {That’s one of the biggest questions I get!}

{You can see all the benefits of becoming a wellness advocate on my doTERRA site: www.MyDoterra.com/GypsyMoon

You can grow your doTERRA business to suit your needs.  Sell products through your free online store {25% commission} or buy products and sell them at retail prices.  It’s easy to get free products to turn around and sell.  You can also start building your own team and training them to build teams…the sky is the limit.

Wellness Advocates do NOT need to live near me!  I can help you grow by email and phone calls, online classes and more!  I now have MANY people on my team from all over the united states...  So, no worries about where you live…you can still work together with us!  We offer some fabulous online classes for our team members and a private Facebook group loaded with friendly people!

 

—Click here to sign up:  www.MyDoterra.com/GypsyMoon   When you join as a new “Wellness Advocate” you’ll get 25% off and doTERRA will send you an introductory packet including an introductory DVD, Product Guide, Essential Oil Usage Chart and more.  Read all the material and then decide whether you want to sell essential oils or just use them for your family. (This is only $35)

When you try doTERRA Essential Oils I’m sure you’ll love them as much as I do!  I hope that answers some of your questions, but feel free to email me for more information. JenniferOyer@aol.com  Once you decide to join, I will send you an email with instructions on how to sign up!

I’d love to have you join my team!  I’ll be there to help you out with lots of information along the way!

-Gypsy Moon

You can also find me on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GypsyMoonApothecary

How does a FREE $25 Visa prepaid card sound?

August 29, 2017
How does a $25 prepaid visa card sound? Refer someone to me-if they purchase ANY kit from my website, I will gift THEM a freebie bundle pack:(wooden doTERRA storage box ($20 value), Wild Orange Essential Oil ($15 value) and Essential Oil reading materials package....and YOU will get a $25 prepaid visa card for sending them my way! NO strings attached! No limit on how many gift cards you can receive....but the offer is for a limited time only! What a great way to get some free cash and a great way for others to learn about the wonderful benefits of Essential Oils!
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***No limit to the number of cards you can receive, but this offer is for a limited time only!

August Promotion!!! Get a FREE Lifelong Vitality Pack ($106 value)

August 25, 2017

One of the things I love about doTERRA? They understand that without a strong foundation of nutrition, no amount of essential oil magic is going to truly change your wellness.  However, even if you live in idyllic conditions, it’s hard in this day and age to get the nutrition you need. With soil health declining and toxicity on the rise, we just need more nutrition than we can even consume on a whole foods, organic diet to tip the scales back in our favor.

This is where supplementation comes in and why so many of us have found doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality supplements to make such a huge difference in our health and well, vitality.

It’s also why it’s their #1 selling product, even above their beloved oils. If your food or supplements are not leaving you full of energy, if they are upsetting your stomach, if you’re struggling with health goals that require you to nurture your whole body…if you’re human… I’d encourage you to check out the video on this page and consider giving Lifelong Vitality a spin for a month--

Currently, until August 31st:  If you join my team and place a 100pv order by August 31 and set up your LRP order of 100 pv for September- and then enroll someone under you who also places a 100 pv order by August 31st-- you will receive the Lifelong Vitality Pack for FREE!!!!!!  Thats a $106 value for FREE!!!  Offer is only good until August 31st! www.MyDoterra.com/GypsyMoon Feel free to contact me and I would be happy to help you get enrolled!

Primary Benefits

  • General wellness and vitality
  • Antioxidant and DNA protection
  • Energy metabolism
  • Bone health
  • Immune function
  • Stress management
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Healthy hair, skin, and nails
  • Eye, brain, nervous system
  • Liver function and digestive health
  • Lung and respiratory health
  • Gentle on stomach
  • Non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free

Description

The doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Program makes taking the first step on the path toward a lifetime of vitality and wellness convenient and affordable. Our lifelong health and vitality depend on many factors including diet, physical activity, weight management, rest, stress management, exposure to toxins, and inherited genetic predisposition for disease or wellness. While some of these variables are beyond our complete control, breakthrough scientific research is revealing many ways we can influence—and even control—significant factors of aging and wellness. A long life full of vitality and healthy aging begins with providing your cells with essential nutrients and metabolic factors to help them perform optimally.

Dont miss out on this great deal!!!  You can get these items FREE if you participate in the August promotion.  Or you can "Join & Save" at www.MyDoterra.com/GypsyMoon and get these items for your personal use at wholesale cost!  Let me know how I can help you in your Health Journey- or to assist you in joining Team Gypsy Moon to generate an income from home!

www.MyDoterra.com/GypsyMoon - Team Gypsy Moon You can also find me on facebook at www.Facebook.com/GypsyMoonApothecary

 

Do You Need A Safer-More Effective Health Solution???

August 18, 2017

Do you need safer, more effective health solutions?  Take charge of your health and feel empowered to help your body heal itself.

History: Plants have been used effectively for therapeutic benefits throughout history. Essential oils were used for thousands of years then modern medicine was developed and essential oils were largely forgotten. But modern medicines are synthetically produced and focus on symptoms and most of the time have many short-term and long-term side effects. In 2008 doTERRA began producing essential oils with the highest possible standards for purity. Now, over 1 million homes around the world are empowered with doTERRA’s essential oils.

Now you can use the best that nature and modern medicine have to offer! 

There has never been a better time to take charge of your health AND finances--if you havent joined DoTERRA yet......what are you waiting for???  Take charge today--- become a business owner of products you can be proud of and make a difference in the worlds health! Ask me how!  www.MyDoterra.com/GypsyMoon

Contact me today to find out more about beinning your new health journey or to become a business owner and offer these products to your customers! www.MyDoterra.com/GypsyMoon You can also follow me on facebook at www.Facebook.com/GypsyMoonApothecary


 

Ever Wanted To Try Essential Oils???

August 17, 2017

Ever thought of trying essential oils for you and your family? The Family Essentials and Beadlet kit is a perfect way to try a lot of the essential oils that can replace most of your medicine cabinet! For a limited time, if you purchase a Family Essentials kit from me, you will receive a FREE bottle of Wild Orange oil AND a Wooden Essential Oil storage box!!! The kit contains lavender, lemon, peppermint, melaleuca (tea tree),oregano, frankincense, deep blue, breathe, digestzen, on guard, peppermint beadlets and on guard beadlets. Perfect for families with kids going back to school! Have questions about essential oil- feel free to ask me! www.mydoterra.com/gypsymoon

You can also follow me on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GypsyMoonApothecary

Chakra Balancing/Cleansing/Healing Kits are in the makings!

July 21, 2017

Looking for Crystal Healing Therapy, but want to do it from the comfort and privacy of your own home????  Gypsy Moon Apothecary will soon be offering a kit for just this!!!!! 

Newest offering at Gypsy Moon Apothecary:  Chakra Balancing/Cleansing/Healing Kits!!!!  These kits will include valuable crystal/stones with unique storage box for safe keeping, beneficial samples of chakra healing essential oils, Instructional booklet, Chakra Balancing/Healing/Cleansing Meditation CD, acceess to my teaching blog & facebook group and a FREE WHOLESALE ACCOUNT to DoTERRA Essential Oils!!  (The FREE DoTERRA wholesale account is a wholesale account that allows you to purchase other oils at a WHOLESALE cost rather than a RETAIL price saving you 25% on furture essential oil purchases if you are interested in buying oils.  There are no strings attached, no need to buy anything-its just there if you choose to use it--this normally cost $35, but its my FREE gift to you for purchasing this kit!!!   You will now be able to purchase this kit and balance/heal & cleanse your Chakras right from the comfort of your own home, in your own time schedule, in your own setting!!! 

   

    

What Are Chakras???

 

Chakras are Entry Gates of the Aura.

Within the physical body resides a body double, a spiritual body, that contains the Chakras.

The word Chakra in Sanscrit translates to wheel or disc.

They are centres of activity that receives, assimilates and expresses life force energy. They are responsible for the person's physical, mental, and spiritual functions.

They absorb and transmit energies to and from the universe, nature, celestial entities, from people even from things.

According to the traditional writings there are 88,000 chakras in the human body covering basically every area in the body. The majority of them are small and insignificant. 40 of them have significant function and they are in the hands, feet, fingertips, and shoulders.

The most significant ones are the Seven Main Chakras located along the central line of the body, from the base of the spine to the top of the head. They are located in the ethereal body and they express the embodiment of spiritual energy on the physical.

HOW CHAKRAS AFFECT US?

The chakras are constantly rotating and vibrating.

The activities in the them influence our:

Body shape, Glandular processes, Chronic physical ailments, Thoughts, and Behaviour.

When one (or more) of the chakra is blocked and the energy does not flow harmoniously through them, or it is wide open, it will result in imbalance that is manifested in all areas of life.

Each chakra is expressed on the physical body in one of the endocrine glands that regulate physical and emotional processes in the body. The imbalance in the chakra will also be expressed in the endocrine gland linked to it.

There can be health warning signs that show your chakras are imbalanced.

Chakra Balancing/Cleansing/Healing is the way to align, clear and heal your whole structure!!! 

This kit will teach you how!!!!!

 

Handcrafted Soaps, Bath Salts, Candles, Jewelry, Wax Tarts and more!

April 24, 2017

Be sure to visit the link at the top of the page to view my handcrafted items for sale.  As always new items are being added often, so check back!  Looking for a special scent?  I can do special orders!  Drop me a line and let me know what you are interested in!  I can do speical orders for Bridal Party favors, Baby Showers, Birthdays, Anniversaries and more! All my items are handcrafted by me using Certified Pure Theraputic Grade Essential Oils (www.MyDoterra.com/GypsyMoon ) Thank you for supporting small business owners :) www.GypsyMoonApothecary.com and on facebook at www.Facebook.com/GypsyMoonApothecary

How To Start A Medicinal Herb Garden~

April 4, 2017

Herbal medicine has always been with us; in fact, humanity has survived for thousands and thousands of years — even prior to the advent of modern technologies and conventional medicine — because of it.

Today, the art and science of learning to heal with the use of plants is definitely gaining in popularity in large part due to it’s ease of use and affordability.

It’s no wonder that we all are eager to learn about these healing plants!

Many of you have asked if:

  • herbal remedies are safe?
  • what plants heal what?
  • are they really effective?
  • how should the plant material be used?

And then you wonder if they can be grown at home.

In days gone by gardens full of vegetables, herbs, and flowers were common place and existed as part of the landscape of the home. Many of these gardens were designed to include a section dedicated to medicinal herbs and healing plants of all kinds.

Tending the garden meant producing one’s own food and medicine — it meant learning the rhythms of the seasons. It was a link between humanity and nature.

Digging up a small area in the yard — or filling a few pots on the patio — and planting medicinal herbs can be revolutionary in helping us to remain connected.

Start Simple

How to Start a Medicinal Herb Garden

When starting a medicinal herb garden for the first time it is wise to keep things simple and manageable.

If you do this, and experience success, you’ll more than likely be inspired and energized to continue!

Design

The design for your garden can include a simple raised bed devoted to medicinal herbs or feel free to add them directly to your landscape. For example, yarrow, echinacea, and Valerian are just beautiful when included in an existing flower bed.

Many medicinal plants make excellent companions to veggies and can be added to the corners of the vegetable garden. Plants such as thyme, basil, and calendula are perfect for this purpose.

Another great idea for garden design comes from Rosemary Gladstar and involves the use of a ladder or wagon wheel. She says to “lay an old wooden ladder or wagon wheel over well-prepared soil…plant a single type of herb in each rung. This simple and popular design is lovely, makes weeding easy, and allows the plants to grow fully.”

Soil

Herbs don’t require super rich soil; however, as any gardener knows, good soil is prized. Remember your soil is what nourishes your plants and the plants your body…so be good to it.

Feel free to amend the soil of your medicinal herb garden with compost and aged manure. Whatever you do, make sure that it’s organic. 

Plants

When planning your medicinal garden deciding whether to start plants form seeds or seedling comes down to cost and availability. Seeds are definitely the most economic way to go.

They are generally $2-$3 per pack and can produce several vibrant plants. However, the cons to starting herbs from seed is the slow germination rate. It can often take herbs 2-3 weeks just to start emerging from the ground.

As for seedlings, they do cost more up front, but this means your herbs will be ready to harvest sooner. The downside is good, organic medicinal seedlings are often hard to find. Tip: Keeping a garden binder is tremendously helpful when it come to planting.

And when considering what to grow healing plants in, the following tolerate pot culture and should grow well in a variety of containers:

  • basil
  • calendula
  • cayenne pepper
  • ginger
  • lavender
  • lemon balm
  • horehound
  • any type of mint
  • rosemary
  • sage
  • St. John’s wort
  • thyme

These plants are perfect for raised beds or the ladder/wagon wheel design:

  • all the plants listed above
  • chickweed
  • chamomile
  • garlic
  • feverfew
  • echinacea
  • licorice
  • plantain

And these plants get pretty big, so they need a bit more space:

  • yarrow
  • valerian
  • mullein
  • burdock
  • marshmallow

By starting your own medicinal herb garden this growing season you are taking one more step toward empowering youself to treat symptoms of the common cold, little skin irritations, a few chronic conditions, and minor bumps and bruises. Imagine your friends’ and family’s surprise when you tell them you grew it and made it yourself!

What medicinal herbs and plants will you grow this year? Share your tips for growing healing plants!

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Inventory Sale!!!!! Candles, Wax Tarts, Cupcake Stands, Log Candle holders and More!

March 30, 2017

Clearing out some extra inventory!  Get these items while supplies last!!!  You can also visit the link at top of page " Gypsy Moon Apothecary Handcrafted Items for Sale" for items I currently have for sale.  New items being added daily!

  I currently have the following items for sale: 

*** Homemade wax tarts for warmers on sale for $3 a pack (contains 4 cubes in each pack)  Scents I have include: Oatmeal Cookie, Pumpkin Pecan, Patchouli, Moonlight Path, Lemongrass and Watermelon!!!  While supplies last!   (I can take orders too if you'd like to order)

***Jelly Jar Candles $5 each in the following Scents while supplies last:  Fall Magic, Banana Nut, Moonlight Path, Patchouli, Pumpkin Spice, and Mixed Layer Candle (this is a layered candle of all the above scents) I can also take orders on these if you'd like to order!

***Wooden Log Slice Cupcake Stands $5 each stand while supplies last (We CAN take orders for these if you need more!!!)

***Log Tea Light Candle Holders (both styles) $5 each while supplies last! (We can also take orders for these!)

***Log Slice Coasters set of 4 $5 each set while supplies last (We can take orders for these too)

Have an idea on something you'd like?  Have a special candle scent you'd like?  Feel free to drop us a line and we'd be happy to give you a quote on your order!  www.GypsyMoonApothecary.com and as always you can follow us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GypsyMoonApothecary

Aromatherapy, Meditation & Essential Oils for the Soul~

March 28, 2017

Aromatherapy, Meditation & Essential Oils for the Soul~

The multiple health and spiritual benefits of meditation have been known to mankind since centuries, and now there are scientific studies to prove it.

Ever wonder why meditation is so refreshing?

The reasons are simple and straightforward. Meditation

  • Slows down the pulse rate
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Regulates the physiological functions of the body
  • Brings brain activity to a “sleep-like” state

 

 Why you should meditate?

  • Meditation requires you to block out all your thoughts and internal chatter. These few moments of stillness lend clarity to your mind and facilitate inner calmness.
  • It helps connect your mind, body and soul.
  • The physical health benefits of meditation in controlling hypertension and stress are well documented.

 Procedure for effective meditation

You don’t have to spend hours on meditation – just 10 minutes each day is enough!

  1. Switch off your phones, computers, television and any other gadget that may distract you.
  2. Choose a quiet place where you can be by yourself for a while.
  3. Seat yourself in a comfortable position, but try to keep your back straight, as this facilitates the flow of energy through the centers along the spine.
  4. If you are not comfortable sitting, lie down on your back on a flat surface. Relaxation is the key to effective meditation.
  5. Before starting, flex your toes and then release them, then do the same with your calves, thighs, buttocks, tummy, arms, shoulders, neck, head, and face.

Using essential oils for meditation

Aromatics have been an integral part of spiritual and religious practices since time immemorial. Every religion, be it Eastern or Western, uses incense and aromas in its sacred rituals. The reasons for this go far beyond the pleasant smell. Botanical oils:

  • Help “prepare” the environment for meditation by demarcating the space for spiritual use.
  • Their psychological effects block out intrusive thoughts and day-to-day stresses so that the meditator can immerse fully in the exercise.
  • Slow down the pulse rate and breathing to induce relaxation and a deeper consciousness.
  • Improve mental clarity and concentration. Helps the meditator focus on the “NOW”.
  • The fragrance provides a focal point and keeps thoughts from straying away.

Which essential oils to use for meditation?

You can use oils individually or in blends depending on the benefits you are looking for. Here are some that I find particularly helpful:

Frankincense: Widely used for its spiritual qualities, Frankincense deepens the breathing, bringing about a calm and meditative state.

Lavender:  Calming and sedative, Lavender relaxes and balances the mind. It blends well with Rosemary

Rosemary: Stimulating and energizing, Rosemary promotes mental clarity. Use in a blend to balance its stimulant properties.

Vetiver: Calming and grounding. Great for restoring balance.

Cedarwood: Relaxing and calming without inducing drowsiness.

How to use essential oils for meditation?

While choosing an oil, be conscious of its special qualities and focus on the effect you hope to achieve by using it. This positive affirmation multiplies the benefits of aromatherapy manifold.

It is best to use essential oils in a burner but you can also place a few drops on a tissue and inhale from it.

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Fall Aromas for Your Home Using DoTerra Oils!!!

September 29, 2016

Do You Wish Your Home Smelled of Autumn?

Don't have time to bake? Do you wish you could have your home smelling like the wonderful Aromas of Fall? With the help of DoTerra Essential Oils and a Diffuser, your wish could come true! See The Recipes below for some fabulous blends of Aromas of Fall you can make right in your home. Be sure to visit www.MyDoterra.com/GypsyMoon for everything you need to make this happen!

 

Autumn Medows: Blend the following Essential Oils: Douglas Fir, Cypress, Patchouli and Juniper Berry.

 

Spooky Boo: Blend Clove, Frankincense, Patchouli and Spikenard.


Orange Cinnamon Buns: Blend Wild Orange, Cardamon and cinnamon.

 

Ginger Snaps: Blend Ginger, Cassia and Cinnamon.

 

Warm Pumpkin Spice: Blend Cinnamon, Ginger, clove and Cardamon.

 

Evening by the fire: Blend Douglas Fir, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lavendar and Wild Orange.

 

Fall Harvest: Blend Cedarwood, Cassia, Wild Orange and Juniper Berry.

 

Visit:  www.MyDoterra.com/GypsyMoon to find all the wonderful scents needed to make this happen in your home!!!!

 

ENJOY!!!!!

 

Chakras and Their Meanings:

September 22, 2016

Chakras and their meanings:

 

The Seven Main Chakras are located along the central line of the body, from the base of the spine to the top of the head. They are located in the ethereal body and they express the embodiment of spiritual energy on the physical plane.

Crown Chakra ~ Amethyst brings in the energies of the mystical realms granting stability, peace, calm, balance, courage and inner strength. It is often used in metaphysical and crystal healing to protect against psychic attacks. On the spiritual level, amethyst is said to help open communication, telepathy and other psychic abilities. It is an excellent stone for meditation or dream work, past life work, and to help you see your true path. It has also been used to help ease the pain of grief, and promote happiness.

Third-Eye Chakra ~ Lapis Lazuli is sacred to the Goddess Isis, this stone was prized by the Ancient Egyptians and holds the energy of a star-studded sky, limitless in its wisdom. Lapis provides mental clarity and objectivity; it assists in awaking the third eye and for tapping into your intuition and strengthens psychic abilities. Lapis is also connected with Jupiter and thus expand intellect, wisdom and leadership qualities as well as helping in legal matters. The stone works as a shield from psychic attack. It is used to relieve insomnia and let go of anxieties. ❤

Throat Chakra ~ Blue Aventurine is a calming stone and is used in healing, balancing the emotions, and helps one to communicate clearly and creatively. Blue Aventurine stimulates creativity, intellect and independence. It enhances leadership qualities allowing the wearer to act decisively, with strong intuitive power. Blue Aventurine also has important effects on the emotional health of the wearer. It helps with depression. People often feel very happy when they wear this stone.

Heart Chakra ~ Green Aventurine is a good stone to use when contacting Elemental beings.

Solar Plexus Chakra ~ Yellow Jade is a stone of joy and happiness.

Sacral Chakra ~ Carnelians boost creativity, it's the Artists Stone. It can also very useful for anyone taking on large projects or trying to make changes in their life. Carnelians give you the energy to carry out the task while protecting you from the negative emotions that can come when facing challenges.

Root Chakra ~ Red jasper is used for dream recall. Place red jasper under your pillow to help you remember dreams. It is a protection stone for the night. Red jasper is a good stone to keep with you and use as a "worry" stone. The more jasper is handled the more calming vibrations it sends out.
 

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