Gratitude

Gratitude

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Blog, Uncategorized | 2 comments

For the last 8 months I have started a daily practice of gratitude, journal-ling for a few minutes on what I am grateful for, what I would like to accomplish in the day and create a personal mantra focusing on what my soul needs to release or aspire to be. In the evening I remind myself of the highlights of the day and ways the day could have been better. These simple journal entries have become a guide and a beacon as I navigate life on a day to day basis, focusing on...

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The Little Crow Barn

The Little Crow Barn

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Blog, Uncategorized | 10 comments

It has been a full, inspiring spring and summer with so many new challenges and adventures! Last summer I began dreaming of a little store front to support local artisans, a space for community to meet and to share my Ravenwood Wildcraft products and this spring it all came to life! I found a tiny barn on wheels in Princeton B.C. that was hand built with love as a gift to his wife for their goats and chickens. With a change of lifestyle, this couple ended up purchasing a...

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Sacred Plants

Sacred Plants

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sacred Buffalo Berry (Shepardia canadensis)  This plant is new to me since moving into the valley, its bright red berries beckoning me to explore, gain knowledge of the history and the wild uses of this local fauna. Buffalo or soap berry, as it is often called, came by its common names as it was used by the first Europeans and First Nations as an accompaniment to buffalo meat preparations and by its high saponin content which gives the berry a slippery, foam similar to...

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All About Ingredients

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Creating natural wildcrafted body products is one of my life’s passion and honestly, the whole process brings me so much happiness! The ability to share my crazy love of plants, the wild and pure, simple ingredients, is an honour and helps to keep me inspired to learn, grow and play. I wanted to share some insights on ingredients and why I use them to help you choose what you feel will work best for you. Things resonate with me, how I feel about something greatly influences...

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Rowan Berries – Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia)

Rowan Berries – Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia)

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Life flow, Inner Sight & Protector Rowan, or Mountain Ash, is a native tree that prefers to grow high in the mountains and its berries are food to many birds, bears and other wildlife. Rowan’s bright orange clustered berries bring so much colour and beauty to the landscape that surrounds us, her berries holding on long after the last leaf has fallen. Each rowan berry has a five pointed star at its base, an ancient symbol representing the five elements that make...

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Love Apple (Malus Sylvestris)

Love Apple (Malus Sylvestris)

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized | 1 comment

There is nothing that says fall to me more than the harvest of an apple tree! I have moments of my life, encapsulated in time, by the taste of an apple; the crisp, juicy, incredible tart and sweet that left me wondering why I ever crave anything other than the simple apple when I am in need of something indulgent.  The versatility of the apple, in all its varieties, the tales, legends and mythical connections, can be an endless muse and unraveling of history.  The apple...

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