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  • Spring in the Sonoran Desert

    Blessings for Spring Equinox 2017

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    Today is the last day of winter and my final chance to write my Seasons Greetings to you and share some thoughts.  It’s 90 degrees as I sit on our porch, with a mac on my lap, gazing out at the desert’s explosion of wildflowers, while peaceful music flows out of the house, the goats are leisurely chewing their cud and doves are cooing as they chase tail. The world seems still, at peace and intact. I cherish these moments which seem more and more to be the only times I can find feelings of true sanity. Mama Earth will...

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  • Ylang Ylang Flower

    Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Spotlight

    By Jessica Conway, Kate's Magik Finance + Operations Manager Harmony-inducing Ylang Ylang Extra essential oil is obtained from the flowers of the tropical fragrant Cananga odorata tree, native to Malaysia & Indonesia.   There are different grades of Ylang Ylang essential oil.  We chose to use Extra which is produced during the first hour of distillation and considered the best quality for perfuming and aromatherapy.  When the flowers first appear, they are greenish, and over the course of 15-20 days, open, turn yellow and release an enveloping aroma in the evening.  The calming, floral aroma can be described as warm, seductive, exotic and...

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  • Kate's New Year's Message

    Kate's New Year's Message

    A serene view captured by Kate out onto the Sea of Cortez from San Carlos, Mexico. Here it is - 2017, a brand-new year and once again we are full of hopes and fears.This year I suggest we skip the resolutions and expectations and simply continue working with intention to heal our souls. While life is full of suffering, it is also abundant with joy, magnificence and Magik. Most of us know by now that change is inevitable, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Seasons come and go as we live, love, hurt, grow and transform. So...

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  • Samhain Newsletter + Kate's New Services

    It’s that magical, mystical time of year again. A cool breeze whips up autumn leaves, sweaters and coats inspire fresh fashion and scary creatures lurk around every corner. At least that’s what I imagine it being like in most of the country. Here in southern Arizona, temperatures hit 99 degrees today and our festive pumpkins in front of the store are probably cooked by now. As the veil is getting thinner, we Tucsonans are eagerly awaiting cooler weather and hope it will arrive by All Hallows’ Eve.   Samhain, as the Celts called it, marks the halfway point between the...

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  • EO Spotlight: Geranium Essential Oil

    Geranium Essential Oil has a delightful, floral aroma with complementary hints of mint and citrus. This wonderful, versatile essential oil has many uses but primarily serves to bring balance to the body, mind and spirit. Geranium’s uplifting and cooling properties revitalize tired muscles and instill strength to move forward on our path. The Ancient Greeks used both the plant and essential oil of geranium for medicinal purposes. The Egyptians used it as a powerful ingredient in skin preparations for the oil's ability to revitalize dry skin and promote radiance. Geranium Essential Oil is a wonderful skin-balancing oil that helps with...

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  • EO Spotlight: Juniper Essential Oil

    The fresh, woody aroma of Juniper Berry essential oil evokes a day in the evergreen forest. Since ancient times, cultures around the world have used Juniper for its powerful clearing properties. It helps to purify, cleanse and detoxify the body, mind and spirit as well as any living space. It is also a great tool to support us during times of anxiety and stress. Juniper was used historically in Europe to help prevent transmission of contagious diseases and the berries were burned as incense during the middle ages to protect against evil. In Tibet, households burn juniper each day at...

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