Morgan Botanicals

  (Loveland, Colorado)
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Juniperish Delish

Jessica Morgan, M.H.

Our storm took down half a juniper at the old church on the corner, so needless to say, I've been busy dragging sweet juniper boughs home across the snow this beautiful Sunday morning. I give thanks to the church, the Juniperus gods and the mighty storm..... shake off snow, kiss the sky and drag.... I'm always grateful when my old friend calls to me. Seems like a good pristine day for making juniper hydrosol. And probably juniper some-of-this and juniper some-of-that!



 

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Funny thing is, I wasn't planning on working in the shop today, but it seems these plants choose to drop themselves in my lap whether I am thinking about them or not. And well since I have a mountain of juniper boughs on my office floor, I guess I'll be starting some more Wild Juniper Infused Oil, Juniper Rose Salt Scrub, and probably another batch of Rewild: An Aromatic Wilderness Bath. I could'nt possible live without juniper in my life and neither should you. l

 


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Wild Juniper Infused Oil
JuniperOilI like to wander through the juniper like the deer, quietly nibbling and scenting myself. And I like the way the deer watch me.... You know, we can learn so much from the land if we just learn to watch and listen. We know juniper smells good and is yummy, but it’s also a well known folk remedy for arthritis, rashes, and skin ailments. It’s great for inflammation and lymph congestion and it’s perfect for mental exhaustion too. I think it makes a nice stimulating body oil right out of the shower as well. I like to make it with wild-gathered juniper infused apricot, extra virgin olive and grapeseed oils and EO’s of cypress, juniper and lemon.




 

Juniper Rose Salt Scrub

Juniper RoseI’m a big fan of dry brushing and a big fan of salt scrubbing! These kinds of rubdowns really stimulate the body’s circulation and lymphatic systems which is not only invigorating and makes for smoother skin, but it can also help improve digestion, liver function and gets toxins moving out of the body. This stimulating scrub is also great for mental exhaustion, minor muscle aches, soreness, stiffness, inflammation and lymph congestion. Always lovemade with all kinds of salts, hempseed and grapeseed oils, wild-gathered juniper berries and rose petals, poppy seeds, allspice and EO’s of juniper, balsam fir and clary sage. 



 

Rewild: An Aromatic Wilderness Bath

Rewild Wilderness BathSoaking in water is precious. And soaking in herb infused water is a bath for the soul. It can wash away debris and wash away hurt and it can fill up our heart and fill up our soul. Who doesn't like to take long steamy mystic ceremony soaks and have their soul filled up with the smells of the wilderness. And what is better than a dark candle lit steamy aromatic bath, a long soak and deep breaths to revitalize and release our chattered mind. A bath to help us relax and let our senses go back to the wild. Rewild is a handmade blend of rosemary leaf, eucalyptus leaf, horsetail herb, juniper leaf & berry, yarrow leaf and flower, pine, prairie sage, chrysanthemum & calendula flowers.


 


Wild Juniper Incense Cones

Juniper ConesThe humble juniper is said to encourage a sense of balance and calm. I simply have to agree as i tend to crave their company when I need solace and peace of mind. But we’ve known for millennia that burning incense is good for the soul and it certainly means alot of different things to alot of different people. So it is my hope that you find your inner harmony and a sense of balance in the burning of humble little juniper cones. 


You can find many of these herbals available on my website or you can make your own, but definitely be with the juniper as they are wise and full of healing medicine.

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Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. Jessica Morgan, Morgan Botanicals.

Disclaimer - The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information in this article for self-diagnosis or to replace any prescriptive medication. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem, suffer from allergies, are pregnant or nursing.

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Morgan Botanicals Summer Herbal CSA

Jessica Morgan, M.H.

Morgan Botanicals Summer Herbal CSA memberships are now open for registration! Enjoy 3 months of homegrown and wildgathered handmade herbals such as teas, tinctures, syrups, oils, creams, oxymels, incense, flower essences, hydrosols, essential oil blends and other herbal miscellany. Monthly payments are available, please inquire. www.morganbotanicals.com


Morgan Botanicals is very excited to continue offering year-a-round Herbal CSA Memberships! Enjoy fresh seasonal herbals that are homegrown, wildgathered, handmade and delivered to your door! For those who have supported our Herbal CSA in the past, we Thank You and hope you have enjoyed our herbal offerings. New herbals are being added to the share every season so we look forward to sharing the abundance!


This is a wonderful opportunity for local and not so local herb enthusiasts to be a part of our monthly herbal offerings program. We have created an Herbal CSA Program  for those who would like to subscribe. It begins each season, offering homegrown and wildgathered handmade herbals to each subscriber. Each month herbal offerings such as teas, tinctures, syrups, oils, salves, vinagars, jellies, incence, flower essences, hydrosols, essential oil blends and other herbal products will be available.

Our seasonal Herbal CSA's run for three months and the fee for the entire subscription (once a month pickup or delivery) is $160.00 for the Small Herbal CSA and $240.00 for the Large Herbal CSA, each payable at the time you subscribe. **Monthly payments are also available, please inquire.  Members will be able to pick up their herbals the first Saturday of each month, or your box can be mailed out to you (free of charge).

Morgan Botanicals Herbal CSA membership is a great way to build your own home supply of herbal medicines, natural bodycare products, artisan herbals, learn more about how to use local and medicinal plants, and explore new ways of taking charge of your own health and well being.


By purchasing a share you are also helping to support the plant work we do: growing and processing herbs, turning them into herbal medicines that nourish the body and increase vitality as well as our training programs that teach children about foraging, plant identification, how to grow their own food and medicine garden, health and nutrition and the basics of cooking and medicine making. If interested in our Junior Master Gardener classes please send inquiry to Jessica Morgan at herbalist@morganbotanicals.com and we will send you information on this program.

 

There are two separate Seasonal Herbal CSA Programs available:

Large Seasonal CSA Herbal Program ~ $240.00

Season runs for three months and includes six handmade herbals each month as well as a full color newsletter filled with herbal lore, tidbits, plant ramblings and herb use. Large is suitable for a family of 2-3, or to share among a group of friends. This is a total of 18 handmade herbal products.

Small Seasonal CSA Herbal Program ~ $160.00
Season runs for three months and includes four handmade herbals each month as well as a full color newsletter filled with herbal lore, tidbits, plant ramblings and herb use. Small is suitable for an individual or a family just beginning to learn about herbs. This is a total of 12 handmade herbal products.


Monthly Baskets can be picked up at Morgan Botanicals on Designated Pick-Up Day or will be shipped (shipping cost is included).

Summer 2013 Pick Up/Shipping Dates (Saturdays from 3pm-5pm)
June 1st
July 6th
August 3rd


How it works….
Each month members receive a package of herbs prepared as tinctures, loose teas, salves, honeys, vinegars, syrups, etc, and information about how to use them. Once you are signed up, you will receive confirmation via email or phone. We will contact you again via email or phone one week before your share is ready to be picked up or is being shipped.

A typical monthly share will include some of the following:

Delicious Tea Blends
Single Tincture or Extract
Salve, Cream, Butters or Herbal Oil
Herb Infused Honey, Electuaries or Jams
Medicinal or Culinary Vinegar or Oxymel
Elixir or Syrup
Herbal Scrub, Bath Blend or Bath Salt
Fresh or Dried Culinary Herbs & Blends
Smudge Sticks and/or Incense
Flower Essence, Hydrosols or Essential Oil Blends

 

To sign up or for more information, please contact Jessica at  herbalist@morganbotanicals.com or visit www.morganbotanicals.com

Monthly payments are also available.Here's how monthly payments work. You choose a CSA size and we split it into three equal payments, all which need to be paid prior to the start of your Herbal CSA season.  If you make payments there's a small additional 20% fee split up between payments, or pay in full and save money!

I will then send out a Paypal invoice, or you may send a check on your specified payment due dates.  You will then receive your herbal goodies for the three months; June, July and August!


As always, please email any questions to herbalist@morganbotanicals.com.

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Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. Jessica Morgan, Morgan Botanicals.

Disclaimer - The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information in this article for self-diagnosis or to replace any prescriptive medication. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem, suffer from allergies, are pregnant or nursing.

Jessica Morgan, Herbalist


 
 

Earth Medicine At Its Finest

Jessica Morgan, M.H.

Do you notice you feel better when you walk barefoot on the Earth? That it makes you feel good? Like when you're hosing down your feet in the wet grass after you've been gardening all day. Well there is no question that walking barefoot is healing and ancient healers believed Earth's energy could be easily absorbed through our skin and through the soles of our feet, thereby stabilizing the electrical environment of our organs, tissues, and cells.

We know that throughout most of evolution humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground, and through this direct contact the ground's abundant free electrons were able to enter the body and help keep it grounded. You see, when the body looses contact with the Earth it can carry a positive voltage and since our modern environment is full of a spectrum of electromagnetic radiation we are disrupting the trillions of subtle electrical communications which are a vital part of the function of our body's systems.  By ditching the rubber shoes and being grounded to the Earth we greatly reduce the levels of these induced voltages. We are electrical beings, and the Earth's surface is electrically conductive.

I think this is Earth medicine at its finest and plays a vital role in preventing dis-ease. Some call it body earthing, or earthing, some call it grounding, but by reconnecting our bodies with the free electrons that flow through the Earths surface we can lower blood pressure, improve respiratory conditions, improve circulation and digestion, reduce stress, reduce sleep problems, aid in pain relief and boost energy levels, our immune system and aid in the harmonization of the body's basic biological rhythms. Sounds good huh. It is, and it is as simple as it sounds. So toss your shoes and walk barefoot on wet grass, river mud, moist soil, beach sand or any beautiful Earth available to you. Go wild, see how good it feels.

As always, please email any questions to herbalist@morganbotanicals.com.

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Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. Jessica Morgan, Morgan Botanicals.

Disclaimer - The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information in this article for self-diagnosis or to replace any prescriptive medication. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem, suffer from allergies, are pregnant or nursing.

Jessica Morgan, Herbalist

 
 
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