Hello eKa Circle,
Do you ever find that things or people just find you? I mean you put it out there to give things to others and the resources pour in absolutely astounding ways? I am truly convinced that the true spiritual path is one of service to humanity and of course you will be guided and provided for to do this. So much gratitude. I am certain you have your own miraculous stories.
This month I gained a whole tub of fresh aloe and a huge tray of home grown turmeric. Beautiful souls that well know my goals of creating and sharing things that heal others. This is the first time I have tried to make a face or body cream using fresh aloe, I am aware it wont keep as long so I have stored my supplies in the fridge for now to see how it lasts. I have also ordered some goats milk soap base to see how that goes with the aloe I shall keep you posted.
Another friend gifted me her version of emu balm I have experimented with this well known Australian indigenous shrub you can read about it here. She also introduced me to an ancient remedy from the islands that seems to be ground up flowers which smells delicious. Apparently it is used as a deodorant. I love florals in everything! I will be sharing a very simple rose tea recipe that I shared at one of our wednesday night meditations recently at The Healing Room.
It is incredible how mother nature heals us!
Here is a list of the most underused medical tools:
- Real food
- Fresh air
I would love to hear about your wellness journey and see what you are making? It is fun to experiment and your recipes will become refined with practise.
love & light
M + E
Aloe Vera Face Cream
To make the gel trim the spikes from the leaves and slice the hard outer layer off, then scrape the gel using a spoon of a knife. Blend until smooth in a blender. You can use any excess you may have as a face mask or a shampoo base. See more on aloe here.
1/2 cup organic coconut oil
2 Tbsp jojoba oil
1 1/2 Tbsp organic beeswax pellets
1/2 cup fresh aloe vera gel
8 drops of lavender essential oil
Warm the coconut oil, jojoba oil and beeswax in a bowl over a simmering saucepan of water. Whisk with a fork until the beeswax has fully melted. Set aside to cool slightly then beat the mixture until it is fluffy using a hand mixer. Gradually add the aloe gel while the mixer going. Allow the gel to emulsify before adding the next small amount to avoid the mixture splitting. Finally add the essential oil and place into small airtight containers.
* This is best stored in the fridge to ensure is does not go off too quickly. Homemade beauty products are best made in small amounts as they have a short shelf life.
Turmeric is a powerful anti- inflammatory. In some asian cultures it is taken daily as preventative medicine. You can read more on turmeric here. Turmeric and black pepper each have health benefits, due to the compounds curcumin and piperine. As piperine enhances curcumin absorption in the body by up to 2,000%, combining these two magical spices magnifies their effects.
I recycle large coconut oil jars for this. This particular tincture is very simple. Blend, grate or pound the turmeric- there is no need to peel it just make sure that it is very clean. Be careful it can be quite messy and can stain things. My neighbour kindly lent me her fancy thermomix which is a stainless steel jug so that I didn’t have to stain my blender. Divide the the chopped turmeric between clean jars and top each jar with a Tbsp of black peppercorns. You can then fill the jar almost to the top with the highest proof vodka you can find or some organic apple cider vinegar that has the mother. I am trying both ways as I had a lot of turmeric. Seal the lids, mark the dates on the bottles with a marker and place in a cool cupboard for at least 6 weeks. Every few days tip the bottles a little to ensure all of the turmeric is submerged. After 6 weeks strain the mixture through a sieve lined with muslin, press to ensure you extract all of the goodness and using a funnel pour into bottle. Take a teaspoon a day mixed in a shot of pure water. It is best taken on an empty stomach.
Don’t forget to save one piece to pop into the garden to grow some more.
Rose Petal Tea with Honey
- Reduces anxiety and stress
- Improves digestion
- High in antioxidants
- Soothes menstrual cramps
- High in vit C
- Reduces inflammation
- A natural sedative
- High vibrational
- Elevates the mood
This tea is just too good not to share. So simple yet so so delicious. Infuse edible rose petals in boiling water in a tea pot with a spoon of natural honey. Drink it warm or iced depending on the weather.
eKa Circle sells bags of rose petals for just $7
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” hearkens back to Hippocrates, the father of medicine. This quote, though thousands of years old, acknowledges the importance of healthy eating and that natural foods have healing properties.
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