Tagged "Cinnamon"


Simmering...

Add to the stove a quart of water with generous pinches of:
- Cinnamon
- Cardamom
- Nutmeg
- Clove
- Ginger
- Black Pepper
Allow to come to a rolling boil for a few minutes, then simmer on low.

This not only makes your home smell amazing, but can also deodorizer and disinfect the air and influence our mood. With this spice blend, you are prone to feeling warm, energized and alert. I like to keep this pot of botanicals simmering on the stove while I'm cleaning or doing paperwork.

I'm not a fan of the over use of essential oils (or the MLM's they're sometimes attached to), as compared to using whole, organic botanicals. Ideally, use the real-deal plant, not a processed version or expensive oil for burning or diffusing. Cinnamon sticks last for up to 6-8 uses, brewing pot after pot of fragrant tea. Nutmeg powder does the same, with the scent slightly evolving with each use. Here is a good blog post on safety when diffusing essential oils.

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Setting the space. Being in ceremony.

“I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; let us solace ourselves with loves.” – Proverbs 7:17-18 ~ Imagine the act of doing this. I can imagine… ~ I would make my bed with clean, soft linens, plumping the pillows and folding …
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