Ostara: A Sacred Ritual to Welcome Spring

ABOUT OSTARA Many of us know Ostara as the first day of Spring, Spring Solstice, or the Vernal Equinox. Whichever title you prefer, Ostara is a magical time ripe for setting intentions and planting seeds in all areas of our lives. While we often think of Ostara as March 20th, Ostara is celebrated across 4 … Continue reading Ostara: A Sacred Ritual to Welcome Spring

Am I Smudging Wrong? (No, You’re Not, but Here’s Some Tips.)

The part of herbalism that brings me the most joy is sharing what I know and helping others find their personal practices. A number of the questions people ask me revolve around smudging, how to do it, and what to use. Tools vary although the process is relatively similar, but the truth is, 90% of … Continue reading Am I Smudging Wrong? (No, You’re Not, but Here’s Some Tips.)

10 Tips for Exploring Herbalism

With a recent rise in popularity and mainstream acceptance, we hear more about herbalism now than ever before. While this is exciting and validating for us in the herbalism world, it can be intimidating for those who want to come play in our sandbox. Let me just say, the sandbox is plenty big for everyone … Continue reading 10 Tips for Exploring Herbalism

Grinding resin (and my patience).

You already know that all the incense Nor'Eastern Herb Company, LLC sells is blended, mixed, and rolled into cones by hand.  What you might not know is the herbs and resins used in every incense cone must be ground into powder so the cones have a smooth, even burn.  Very few herbs are available powered … Continue reading Grinding resin (and my patience).

Summer 2018 Items Have Arrived!

🌞 Joyous Summer Solstice 🌞 ✨ Summer 2018 items have arrived! ✨ We’re beyond excited to share 5 new items with you: 🌼 Body Butter • Summer 🌿 Wild Foraged Lilac Bar Soap 🌸 Hand-Rolled Incense • Litha 🌻 Hand-Rolled Incense • Lughnasadh 🌹 Summer Solstice Bundle featuring a crystal infused soap bar and a collection of home … Continue reading Summer 2018 Items Have Arrived!

The Energy and Spirit of Burdock

Last fall I visited my friend Kate's house in Southern Maine for a gathering of strong women to observe the change of the seasons.  In addition to our festive activities, we ventured outside for a photoshoot among the New England Autumn colors.  Kate lives in a historic and well known house that just happens to … Continue reading The Energy and Spirit of Burdock