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Yes, I am that Lady In The Woods

March 15, 2019

Plants and their power and how to tap into it with reverence and humility.  

The Village Well 

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Discussion at the Well this Month of August!

From your refrigerator to your skin/ Retrograde,whoowee!

August 2018

Welcome to our new Blog at The Knobby Broom! This month we will be focusing on food and skin care.  We will also be talking about how we have lived the past several months with 6 planets in retrograde!  It is all how choose to see it.  We believe in Sublimation! 


Skin and Food, Above and Below! 

I, remember while I was growing up, I was warned against eating greasy foods and too much sweets as consuming large amounts of these things would wreak havoc on my skin.  I stayed away, but genetics took over, I still suffered the agonies of acne and blemishes with their horrible gang like tags of graffiti on my face and chest. Ugh, as if I wasn't awkward enough! I have experienced for most of my life the insufferable indignities of adult acne.  I for one have very oily skin.  Oily skin is in some ways a blessing and a curse.  A blessing because, well, people have very hard time guessing my age due to the lack of fine lines etc., and  a curse because oily skin attracts dirt and bacteria which stays attached to your face like bees to nectar! Another possibility is, maybe people have a hard time guessing my age because I look like a teenager with acne!  Either way, this war has been brutal.  I have won some battles, yes.  But man do I have the scars to prove it! 

I was tempted on many occasions to go the lab coat products that in some ways alleviate the problem but if you stop taking their medication, the problem returns.  I have always been one who is not into popping pills or spreading lab created chemicals on my body.  So I didn't go that route.  

I instead went back to what my family warned me about when I was little.  Stay away from grease and sweets.  Hmm! There is something to this, I thought. What we consume can affect the largest organ on our body! Like a ton of bricks, TKO! Duh! Of course! 

I started:

Drinking more water

Eating foods with vitamin E, Sunflower seeds and Spinach

Almonds and other foods with anti-oxidant properties.

 Again, water has been key to the wellness of my skin and overall health of my body.

Of course it is not what I consumed eternally that helped my skin but what I put on my skin also helped.  The use of all natural products like black soap that effectively cleans the skin leaving in moisture and nourishment was also key.

What I also found out in my later years, that there are other wonderful foods out there that can be put on topically as well  that can help heal and nourish skin.

You can find some helpful recipes right here at The Knobby Broom or you can purchase them on this site. Please keep in mind that these ingredients are fresh and will need to be refrigerated.  Please find recipe below.


The Planets Dancing!

Mercury Retrograde has been a dozy for some of us the Summer.  We currently have 5 planets in retrograde! Mercury, July 26th -August 19th, Mars, June 26th -August 27th, Saturn, April 17-September 6. What?! Uranus, Aug 7th -January 7, 2019,  and finally, Neptune, June 18-November 24th. We have already experienced the pains of Jupiter which was March 8th-July 10th 2018.  Whew! How are we to survive this?! Easy!  I use this time reflect and re-adjust. I may do a couple spells to help with gaining strength for certain needs during the full moon or spells for letting go or banishing behaviors that does not serve me during the weaning of the moon.  I am trying to meditate more and in all striving to be true to myself and all I bring to the Earth. 


Recipe for: 

Radiant Glow: How the Sun Shines Upon Your Face

1 Tomato

2 TBL spoons of Fresh Aloe leaf or pure gel or juice

2 TBL spoons of Fresh Milk or Almond Milk

Cut your tomato into pieces, and put into blender along with your aloe. Blend these two ingredients until pureed, then add milk or almond milk and blend for 30 seconds.

On a washed face, use a cosmetic brush or sponge and apply serum to face. Let your serum set for a good 30 mins and then wash. Tap to dry face and moisturize with your favorite moisturizer, The Magic Jar Shea body butter.

Repeat for 7 days for best and magical results!

Tip: You can make enough for the whole week and keep your serum in the refrigerator just double your ingredients!

Tomatoes are very high in antioxidants and help rejuvenate the skin and helps to brighten and tighten pores.

Aloe is not just for healing sunburns! It is an anti inflammatory. It helps soothes and heals most skin condition such as eczema and psoriasis. It brings moisture to the skin and leaves your skin looking supple and younger.

Milk is a powerhouse of vitamins for good skin including vitamin A, which solves dry skin. ... It not only cleanses skin of excess oils and dirt which clog pores to form acne but also contains lactic acid, which fights off microbes that are responsible for it.

Almonds are Rich in Vitamin E. Almonds are also another antioxidant that helps prevent the signs of aging. Almonds also help against the sun UV rays. 



Remember Always: The Earth Provides. 

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