Blog — herbalism

Plant Magic for Shadow Work

Natalia Karoway

Tags aromatherapy, full moon ceremony, herbalism, magic, moon, plant magic, shadow

Plant Magic for Shadow Work

This month’s Full Blue Moon / Super moon is a total lunar eclipse. As the moon is shadowed, we can use this time for self-reflection to explore our own shadows —our darker and unconscious aspects. How deep are you willing to go? With practice, you can see in the dark. Call on the plants to assist! Shadow work is some of the most profound healing we can do in this life.

 Plant Magic for Exploring Your Shadow Try Black Eyed Susan Flower essence: This beauty can support you in gaining incredible insight and clarity by shining a light on your shadows. Awareness is key in shadow...


Herbal Oxymels

Natalia Karoway

Comments 6 Tags drinks, herbalism, oxymels, recipes, sacred food

Herbal Oxymels

With summer on my mind and fresh herbs growing rapidly, I wanted to share one of my favorite warm weather beverages with you. I love creating herbal oxymels (vinegar + honey extractions) and topping them off with sparkling water for a sweet, tart + herbaceous summer mocktail. Adding in some fresh fruit puree makes it even better. Yum! So first, how to make oxymels. If you've ever had the famous (and now controversial) herbal remedy called Fire Cider, you've tasted an oxymel. I love making them both as herbal medicine and herbal pleasure. Some folks make them just as vinegar extractions and then add...


New Aromatherapy Blends in the Botanica

Natalia Karoway

Tags aromatherapy, botanica, herbalism

New Aromatherapy Blends in the Botanica

 Winter has me missing + longing for my plant friends! Thank goodness for the beautiful + bright essential oils that have kept me connected to the plants even when a blanket of snow seemed to be covering everything! I've had a lot of fun creating aromatherapy roll-ons with varied intentions for the botanica and I am so pleased with the results. Here's a brief intro to these new magical plant oil blends! Shamanic Day Dream This roll-on was blended to amplify the practice of dreaming your world into being. The scent features the holy woods of palo santo +...


Destiny

Natalia Karoway

Comments 2 Tags destiny, herbalism, peruvian shamanism, shamanism

Destiny

Destiny. I believe. Do you? In my hand (pictured here) is a bone that I found in Peru while descending from an epic pilgrimage to Apu Asungate. That trip was woah...incredible rites of passage, holy pushing my body beyond its limits, and more sacred than any other experience I've had in life. I loved finding this crescent moon keepsake. Of course it felt special and I keep it in my mesa as a connection to that mountain. But it wasn't until my sweetheart pointed something out that its true meaning appeared. Just over a year later, the bone crescent moon...


Be You Media Group's Artist of the Week

Natalia Karoway

Tags ceremony, herbalism, interview, shamanic ceremony, shamanism

Be You Media Group's Artist of the Week

I was honored to be featured as the Artist of the Week by Be You Media Group. In the article, I share details about about my daily ritual, my creative process, opening the etsy shop, and where I look for inspiration. It was a very fun interview and I am excited to share it! Give it a read here.