Elemental.

gwathir:

Cough relief with honey and thyme
To alleviate a cough associated with a cold or flu, take a thyme syrup.

1c (250ml) boiling water2Tbsp dried thyme1/2c (125ml) honey

Pour the boiling water over the thyme, cover, and steep for about 20 minutes. Strain, and add honey. If necessary, warm the tea over a gentle heat to completely dissolve the honey. Store in a dark glass bottle. Take one teaspoon as often as you need. [x]

gwathir:

Cough relief with honey and thyme

To alleviate a cough associated with a cold or flu, take a thyme syrup.

1c (250ml) boiling water
2Tbsp dried thyme
1/2c (125ml) honey

Pour the boiling water over the thyme, cover, and steep for about 20 minutes. Strain, and add honey. If necessary, warm the tea over a gentle heat to completely dissolve the honey. Store in a dark glass bottle. Take one teaspoon as often as you need. [x]

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herbal tea for tension headaches

gwathir:

Ginger decreases the production of pain-causing chemicals in the body; chamomile and linden are mild relaxants that help ease emotional and physical tension.

1c (250ml) water
1tsp freshly chopped ginger root
1tsp dried chamomile
1tsp dried linden

Simmer the ginger in the water in a covered pot for five minutes. Remove from heat. Add the chamomile and linden and steep for 10 minutes. Strain, sweeten tea if desired, and drink it hot. (x)

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Jonathon’s sleeping salve

the-green-witch:

Make an infused oil of:
-1 1/2 cup of olive oil
-1/3 cup chamomile flowers
-1/3 cup lavender flowers
-1/4 cup valerian

Mix with 1/2 cup of melted beeswax and pour into container. I would say apply it to your temples and chest before sleep. If you can’t get the valerian then try 2 teaspoons of ginseng.

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witchsmoke:

Super Simple and Customizable Room-Cleansing Floor Salt
A little something to sprinkle over the floor to clean and freshen a room. Works for cleaning before a ritual or just as part of a cleaning routine to maintain healthy energies.
Ingredients
Salt
Lemon juice or zest
Cleansing herbs (I used basil)
additional herbs (rose for love, lavender for tranquiltiy, etc)
This can be made with salt and any mix of cleansing herbs. I used the recipe above for this photo, but other suggested herbs include mint, rosemary, sage, black pepper, and pine needles for cleansing.
I added lavender, as this was for a bedroom. I might also suggest chamomile, vanilla, and roses for a bedroom mix.
For a productivity room like an office, I suggest prosperity and inspiration herbs like cinnamon, ginger, jasmine, etc.
Procedure
Grind salt, herbs, and lemon together in mortar and pestle, working in a counterclockwise motion. Charge the mixture with the intent to cleanse the space however you see fit - chanting, singing, ringing bells, prayer, etc.
When everything is mixed, take the mixture in hand and toss it about on the floor, working counterclockwise again. Let sit for a while - you can leave the room if you wish, or stay and continue your prayers, chants, etc.
Personally, I like to put on high-energy music, and I sing and dance on top of it to charge it. 
Once the mixture has sat for a while, sweep or vacuum it up and discard. I like to light a white candle after doing any sort of cleansing to realign energies. Don’t forget to touch up any wards so that the negativity doesn’t come right back in!

witchsmoke:

Super Simple and Customizable Room-Cleansing Floor Salt

A little something to sprinkle over the floor to clean and freshen a room. Works for cleaning before a ritual or just as part of a cleaning routine to maintain healthy energies.

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • Lemon juice or zest
  • Cleansing herbs (I used basil)
  • additional herbs (rose for love, lavender for tranquiltiy, etc)

This can be made with salt and any mix of cleansing herbs. I used the recipe above for this photo, but other suggested herbs include mint, rosemary, sage, black pepper, and pine needles for cleansing.

I added lavender, as this was for a bedroom. I might also suggest chamomile, vanilla, and roses for a bedroom mix.

For a productivity room like an office, I suggest prosperity and inspiration herbs like cinnamon, ginger, jasmine, etc.

Procedure

Grind salt, herbs, and lemon together in mortar and pestle, working in a counterclockwise motion. Charge the mixture with the intent to cleanse the space however you see fit - chanting, singing, ringing bells, prayer, etc.

When everything is mixed, take the mixture in hand and toss it about on the floor, working counterclockwise again. Let sit for a while - you can leave the room if you wish, or stay and continue your prayers, chants, etc.

Personally, I like to put on high-energy music, and I sing and dance on top of it to charge it. 

Once the mixture has sat for a while, sweep or vacuum it up and discard. I like to light a white candle after doing any sort of cleansing to realign energies. Don’t forget to touch up any wards so that the negativity doesn’t come right back in!

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Halloween memefanmix: third installment of my halloween fanmix series. Volume three is strictly instrumental. From whimsically eerie melodies to darker sinister pieces. {vol.1} {vol.2}

Tracklist: Black Rose/Green Sun - Malcolm Brown, Formula #3 - Thomas Van Oosting, Soliloquy - Midnight Syndicate, Suite From “Hush” (edit) - Christophe Beck, Red Riding Hood - Dario Marianelli, Dead Silence Main Titles - Charlie Clouser, Teeny Empty Urns - Kevin MacLeod, La Princesse Et Les Lucioles (edit) - Pierre Adenot, Stonehenge - John Debney, Labyrinth of Dreams - Nox Arcana, Welcome to Rapture - Gary Schyman, Dishonored Main Theme - Daniel Licht, Flying Scarlett - Danny Elfman, Mère et enfant - Armand Amar, Tea for Three Plus One - Marco Beltrami, Come Out And Play - NedleyFallsMusic, Years ago (Alice Cooper cover) - Adam Massacre, Dark Lullabye - Prelude to a Nightmare, Carrie Main Title - Marco Beltrami, Left 4 Dead Themes - Mike Morasky, Epilogue - Byung Woo-Lee, Kiddie Land - Prelude to a Nightmare, Lullaby - Midnight Syndicate

ListenDownload (zip file. 23 tracks. MP3 format. 72mb)

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garden-of-vegan:

My Guide to Cooking Amazing Tofu
As a single ingredient, tofu has a lot to offer and it’s worth learning how to cook it well. I’ve gathered together all of my tofu recipes, tutorials, tips, and tricks together into this all-inclusive tofu resource.  You’ll be enjoying amazing tofu dishes in no time!
Why do you need to learn how to cook tofu?
It’s high in protein (13g/serving)
A source of calcium and iron
Mild in flavour making it ideal for marinades
Versatile – it can be baked, sautéed, fried, grilled, you name it!
Quick and easy to prepare – it can be flavoured and prepared in as little as 10 minutes
Very cost effective, 1 block ($2.27) = 4 servings ($0.57/serving)
Tofu has some awesome health benefits too! Studies have shown that eating tofu can help to lower bad cholesterol, and 25g of soy protein per day may reduce the risk of heart disease (in combination with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.) Check the label and look for non-GMO tofu.
4 Part Tofu Tutorial:
Types of Tofu
Draining and Preparing Tofu
Marinating Tofu {includes 3 easy marinades}
Cooking Tofu {Baking & Sautéing}
My first post on preparing tofu: How to Prepare Tofu
Tofu Recipes {Mostly Gluten/Nut-free}:
Breakfast:
Vegan Spinach & Mushroom Mini Quiches – Gluten-free, Nut-free optional
Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Wrap – Nut-free
Scrambled Tofu – Gluten-free, Nut-free
Vegan Breakfast Sandwich – Nut-free
Lunch & Dinner:
**Spinach, Avocado, Brown Rice and Seasoned Baked Tofu Salad – Gluten-free, Nut-free
**Burrito Bowl with Salsa Baked Tofu & Chili Lime Kale – Gluten-free, Nut-free
Coconut Curry with Tofu & Brown Rice – Gluten-free
Smoky Maple Tofu Sandwich – Nut-free
Almond Crusted Tofu
Salsa Baked Tofu – Gluten-free, Nut-free
**Tofu Vegetable Noodle Soup {Version 1 – Nut-free} {Version 2 – GF/Nut-free}
Taco Salad with Salsa Baked Tofu – Gluten-free, Nut-free
**Baked Sriracha & Soy Sauce Tofu + 2 Quick & Easy Recipes – Gluten-free, Nut-free
Spinach Avocado & Marinated Tofu Salad
**good recipes to try if you’ve never eaten tofu.
Sides & Multi-Purpose:
Baked Sriracha & Soy Sauce Tofu - Gluten-free, Nut-free
Salsa Baked Tofu - Gluten-free, Nut-free
Asian Marinated Tofu
Read the full post here.
Allergen Disclaimer: Many of these recipes will be Gluten/Nut-free optional with simple substitutions to fit in with your dietary requirements. If you’re making food for someone with a food allergy or other dietary requirement, always make sure to show them the recipe and ingredients BEFORE you start cooking!

garden-of-vegan:

My Guide to Cooking Amazing Tofu

As a single ingredient, tofu has a lot to offer and it’s worth learning how to cook it well. I’ve gathered together all of my tofu recipes, tutorials, tips, and tricks together into this all-inclusive tofu resource.  You’ll be enjoying amazing tofu dishes in no time!

Why do you need to learn how to cook tofu?

  • It’s high in protein (13g/serving)
  • A source of calcium and iron
  • Mild in flavour making it ideal for marinades
  • Versatile – it can be baked, sautéed, fried, grilled, you name it!
  • Quick and easy to prepare – it can be flavoured and prepared in as little as 10 minutes
  • Very cost effective, 1 block ($2.27) = 4 servings ($0.57/serving)

Tofu has some awesome health benefits too! Studies have shown that eating tofu can help to lower bad cholesterol, and 25g of soy protein per day may reduce the risk of heart disease (in combination with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.) Check the label and look for non-GMO tofu.

4 Part Tofu Tutorial:

  1. Types of Tofu
  2. Draining and Preparing Tofu
  3. Marinating Tofu {includes 3 easy marinades}
  4. Cooking Tofu {Baking & Sautéing}
My first post on preparing tofu: How to Prepare Tofu

Tofu Recipes {Mostly Gluten/Nut-free}:

Breakfast:

Lunch & Dinner:

**good recipes to try if you’ve never eaten tofu.

Sides & Multi-Purpose:

Read the full post here.

Allergen Disclaimer: Many of these recipes will be Gluten/Nut-free optional with simple substitutions to fit in with your dietary requirements. If you’re making food for someone with a food allergy or other dietary requirement, always make sure to show them the recipe and ingredients BEFORE you start cooking!

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