Friday Roundup - September 24

What I've been reading, writing, thinking about and indulging in this week.

Scrophularia nodosa : used for scrofula - hence the name.

Scrophularia nodosa: used for scrofula - hence the name.

Herbal History: I usually share some neat herbal history on #ThrowBackThursday. This week I lost myself in these gorgeous watercolours of herbs from a 16th century Italian materia medica, digitized by the British Museum. There's an amazing number of historic manuscripts of all kinds, including medicine, that are now available digitally. History herb nerds like me can glut ourselves!

Periscope! I'm officially hooked on Periscope! My friend Denise and I did one together, demonstrating how to use Angelica & Peony oils with moxibustion. Two of my faves to follow are Diane Sanfilippo, who scopes about paleo cooking, health, and entrepreneurial inspiration, and Jennifer Dubowsky, who scopes about acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and beautiful Chicago sunsets! The immediacy of interacting live is what is so fun about it.

Sale!! I'm getting all new labels, did I mention?! In order to clear my shelves for all-new goodies, I'm having a huge sale on current stock while it lasts. 25% off everything in my store until it sells out - you can still purchase new stock of everything at regular prices.  Regenerating and Nourishing Serums, Serenity Face Scrub, and Ginger Menthol Balm are all SOLD OUT so if you want to pick up something, do it now! Might I recommend Three-in-One Serum, or Ex Libris Balm?

Have a great weekend!

 

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Friday Roundup - September 11

What I've been reading, writing and indulging in this week

radish seed, tangerine peel, dandelion root, gentian root and fennel seed went into my bitter brew

radish seed, tangerine peel, dandelion root, gentian root and fennel seed went into my bitter brew

Season's Greetings: Denise of Cicuto Acupuncture shares some wisdom about Late Summer - which is its own season in Chinese medicine terms. Denise has studied a lot of the more esoteric ideas in our medicine, and shares her deep understanding here. Featuring a snap of a late summer meal we enjoyed together!

I'm on TV! Sort of: I'm doing my first Periscope broadcast this morning at 10 am PST. Periscope is a new social media network that lets you stream live video and chat with people in real time, from your phone. So far I've walked up the steps of Petra in Jordan, watched a taco cooking demo in an SF apartment, and listened to a piano concert in Brazil! I'll be talking about the hows and whys of facial serums, and answering any questions about them that folks have. I've got more demos and q&a s in the pipe, so up scope!

Bitter is Better! The bitters I started brewing six weeks ago are ready tomorrow! I reread this great article from Lesley Tierra about what's great about bitters, and can't wait to start having a few drops of my tasty concoction before meals.

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