Pines have played a significant role throughout our history for their wide range of utilities: pine pitch sealed vessels to make them waterproof, pine needle baskets were woven, pine sap was mixed with honey and chewed like gum, and even soap could be fashioned from pine tar.
Our worth is inherent in our existence. This is my favorite mantra, and it feels especially poignant as we jump into 2019. To deepen our understanding and pleasure of that existence is up to us. We have the agency and capacity to define ourselves. I help you do that. I am Cathlin Star and I’m a holistic health coach.
Rebecca Desnos for The Nature Creative interviewing Rebecca Fisher on using botanicals to colour her soap. "The cross over between dyeing cloth with plants and using botanicals as colorants in cosmetics is so exciting! For example, the red in the soap below was made with madder which is a traditional textile dye. It’s incredible!"
Nettle is often considered a weed but don’t overlook it as one of the most nutrient rich plants in the world! Type 8 in the Enneagram is called the Director, who tends to be bossy, in charge and strong in willpower. They tend to speak up, act on instinct and like things direct. Indirectness, roundabout statements and hinting can drive them crazy.