Earth Day Weekend Sale at Blue Turtle Botanicals on Poppy Swap! Earth Day is this weekend....I know that really, Every Day is a day to celebrate, pro

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Earth Day Weekend Sale at Blue Turtle Botanicals on Poppy Swap!

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Earth Day is this weekend....I know that really, Every Day is a day to celebrate, protect, love and respect Mama Earth, but in honor of the day I'm offering a super sweet sale on everything in my store!!!

All you have to do is enter the discount code- "earthmama" at the checkout page and get 20% off your entire order!

This is no small deal- because you can purchase a full year or 6 months of Tea of the Month Club membership or even a Membership to the Herbal CSA for 6 or 12 months for a whopping 20% off the full price! All these options are available at Poppy Swap and are on sale THIS weekend ONLY!

And don't forget the special new items...
Ocotillo Flower Essence- for reclaiming your passion, connection with purpose, smooth flow of emotions and getting unstuck.

Ixcacau's Treasure Tea- a chocolate spice tea delight that will rock your socks off! This isn't hot cocoa mix..this is a chocolate tea! Fantasticly sexy...perfect for Beltaine!

St Johns Wort Oil- sun infused in the desert and grown with love and care! Great for summer burns, bumps, bruises and sore muscles!

Or the Treasured stand-by all purpose healer Chaparral Salve ( Larrea Tridentata) which comes in a glass pot or a 1/2 oz size wand for convenient travel in your pocket or backpack!

Blue Turtle Botanicals at Poppy Swap

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Rose Gulkand - a Recipe for Summer Love and Hot Days

Growing roses? Want a new, special and swoonably amazing way to preserve the sweet scent, flavor and medicine of your favorite roses? Try this Gulkand...a recipe from the Ayurvedic tradition. This sweet confection is not only delightful to enjoy off the spoon- but is heart healing and soothing, calming to hot tempers, cooling to the body on hot days- and delicious swirled into lemonade, whipped cream, into cacao treats and more! Share with your lover for a sweet loving heart opening aphrodisiac!

1 half pint canning jar
4-5 fragrant unsprayed roses ( depending on how big they are you might need more or less)
1/2 c sugar
cardamom, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peels, vanilla bean powder (optional additions)

Fill a half pint jar in alternating layers of fresh rose petals followed by a tsp or two of sugar, all the way to the top of the jar. Pack it well, but not too tight. It will reduce down a lot!

If you wish to add any other spices sprinkle those in between your layers of rose and sugar. Whole cardamom seeds or cloves work well, just a few, or try powdered nutmeg, cinnamon or vanilla beans.

Lid the jar well and place in a sunny spot in a window or outside where the roses and sugar will warm up, release their juices and melt the sugar and crystallize together in a mass of gooey rosey goodness. This takes 1-2 days of full warm sun shine.

You might want to stir it up a little once the roses and sugar have reduced, and store it in the fridge. Dip in now and again for a rose delight!

Cacao Rose Aphrodisiac

Want something a bit more sexy for sharing with your lover this Beltaine season? Seriously this will put you both in the mood faster than you can whip it up!

1/2 c Ground Cacao - I like to use Heartblood Cacao paste, but you can grind your own whole raw cacao beans or nibs

1/8 c liquid coconut oil
1/8 -1/4 c honey (rose infused honey or rose gulkand makes it even more special!)
1 pinch sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 pinch freshly ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp cayenne or chipotle chile powder

Mix all the ingredients into a thick paste, drizzle with rose honey and serve it to each other on fingers, lips or anywhere else you can dream up.

Sweet Love to You!

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Here's to hoping you will find yourself outside on the Earth this weekend to celebrate our Mother Earth and her unending generousity and gifts she provides....healing medicines, nourishing foods, sunshine, rain, gardens, mountains, rivers, creatures great and small.

Sending Blessings of Earth Magic, Roses, and Love to you!

Darcey Blue

i want to be reborn as a mighty old mother oak tree...watching the twist and swirl of life currents,
earth spirals on tree time...

to feel seasons pass as if dreams, upon waking finding a new dream to dream,
feel the rotting of leaf matter feeding, and the fleeting burst of mushrooms rising to the occasion...

to know the dark secret heart of Her, to touch with outstretched roots the firey creation of her fecund womb
to caress with leafy fingers aloft, along with moonshine, and cloud mist, the miracle of her ceaseless respiration

to taste the raindrops and summer dew as the sweet nectar that falls from her breast
and feel the snowy down, the cocoon for metamorphosis
from dying, to birthing, to living.

each leaf that drops a blessing, and an offering to her fertile altar
the fruit that falls, endless potential,
neverminding the bears and boars that consume them,
making pregnant with the seed of my tree soul,
to birth again, a new potential
My dreams transformed to fruit in the alchemy of life eating life.

-Darcey Blue French, 2011

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