This year we packed our bags again for an epic foraging and seafaring trip to visit our friend Micah, who runs the Atlantic Holdfast Company off of Deer Isle, Maine. Our visits are filled with exciting extremes, kept on our toes while clinging to rocks in crashing tides or laying back against soft grass under giant old maples as the wind runs soft fingers through the St. John’s wort. . .
The flowers are here, folks. Please enjoy!
Tiny Pony Apothecary is on a West coast visit for the wedding of dear friends and Seattle Pride. We of course have spent lots of time in the woods and at the shore. . .
Tiny Pony Apothecary has been enjoying a lovely visiting to the beaches, marshes, bogs, and mountains of the Southeast. Check out some of the friends visited in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and the lowcountry of South Carolina.
Hi friends~ Tiny Pony Apothecary will be documenting the plants in the gardens and wilds that we cultivate and harvest for medicine-making and pleasure. We’d love to have you follow our journey this season. . .
lean in // sanguinaria canadensis
The flowers of bloodroot, a member of the powerful poppy family, are some of the earliest to rise in spring in the eastern woodlands, often standing together in small elegant clusters that speak of the fierceness and good sense of putting our energies into collective survival.
Bloodroot flower essence offers support for moving through the difficulties and wounds we inherit from lineage and ancestries, scraping away at festering layers until the bones of the situation lay healthy and bare and available for healing.
This flower essence also reaches out to those who have been isolated or excluded by community or family, moving through the pain of not belonging toward self-love, exquisite worthiness, and being held unconditionally by those who commit to showing up mutually, always.
Everything’s Unfurling // Blue Cohosh
This flower essence is for everyone but especially supportive for teens, peri-menopausal folks, and those of us who make queer magic. Blue cohosh flower essence supports us in sifting through the hesitancy or anxiety we might feel around sex and sexuality, particularly during times of transition, change, and growth, and encourages openness and acceptance of the sacred ways in which we are each made to contribute to the creative and sensual energies of the planet in this body and lifetime.
drawing upwards // Hamamelis spp.
When the first spring witch hazel flowers waves their soft fringes at you know maybe it’s going to be okay.
The physiological medicine of witch hazel’s astringency serves to draw lax or sagging tissues together, firming and supporting the structures of the body. In the subtle energetic body, the flower essence also acts in this drawing capacity. Whether pulling the soul upward from the darkness of winter or from a stuck or stagnant location where decision-making feels impossible, the flower essence of witch hazel encourages movement supported by grounded self-knowing and the cultivation of internal light which reaches for the external world. In this way, the flowers of Chinese witch hazel are applied to the subtle body for the purposes of composting, transforming, and releasing trauma and trauma-related stress from the cellular levels of the body.
#herbsfortrauma #plantsgotyourback #queercare #resilience #plantmedicine #subtlebody #witchery
rose dust // tending hearts since before our time
This Mercury retrograde of revisiting + rethinking has been a heart-wringer for all us resilient creatures.
Rose medicine brings warm comfort as we choose to return to our bodies each morning, as we stumble through navigating our own boundaries and one another’s. I’m learning to choose snow magic over fear of slipping on ice, an ongoing process for this lil Southerner, and I’m appreciating the tender rose thorns reminding me to stay open rather than succumbing to resentment from the heartache.
Bust & Mend Grief & Heartbreak Formula is going back up on the website asap, y’all, holler at us or visit the online apothecary for yours.
#rosarugosa #plantmedicine #queermagic #stayopen #goodboundaries #allies #witchery #takecare