It's been a while since I've posted. There have been a few health issues and other life experiences so posting to a Blog was very low priority.
That being said, we're are always busy with our lovely herbs...
Norm and I made several litres of Lemon Balm hydrosol recently and it is divine. The Lemon Balm, which is naturally grown and non-sprayed, was bought from a local woman in a beautiful area of British Columbia.
Lemon Balm Hydrosol has the following properties:
*great for children
*safe for pregnant women
*gentle for skin that is maturing
*good for rashes and irritation
*heals herpes lesions on the lips
*lovely as a mouth rinse
*soothes sunburned skin
*helpful with eczema
*calms poison oak and poison ivy
*eases PMS and menstrual discomfort
*useful as a natural 'after potty wipe' for 'kids' of all ages
In combination with our Lavender Hydrosol, which is also safe for kids, it is wonderful in calming the emotions, combating fatigue, and refreshing the senses.
2 oz blue cobalt bottle for $18.00 Canadian plus shipping and handling direct to you. Please email me with your location so I can find out what shipping will be and send you a PayPal Invoice. Thank you. LynAyre@telus.net
"I AM a Soul who has a Spirit. That Spirit is Pure Potential - Energy - which enlivens and animates my body. When my body dies, that Spirit takes all of my life experiences to my Soul. My Soul has had an unknown number of Spirits living physical lives 'down through the ages'. There are many ways to access these experiences for the good of this life." Lyn Ayre, 2009
The purpose of this BLOG is to share information, with like-minded individuals who are interested in Herbalism. None of the information on this blog is intended to be used in place of sound allopathic medical advice. Everybody who visits and reads my posts must take personal responsibility for their own research, and wellbeing. I am simply sharing what has worked for me. Thank you. Be well; be at peace. Warmly, Lyn E. Ayre, Ph.D.
Herbalism is the world of possibilities: to overcome chronic health situations, health maintenance, safe bath & beauty products, clean home environment, and a nutritious way to eat.
I have been using herbs for over 30 years and I have peace of mind, as I know what is in the product and how it will affect my health.
By learning more about herbs, going deeper into the botany, chemistry, wild crafting, and increasing my knowledge and experience of other certified organic herbs that I have not grown myself, I hope to be able to help myself & others even more.
The wild beauty of the southwest corner of BC has consistently captured my heart. I love the plant life around me. I talk and sing to all plants. When I collect herbs, I chant Om to the Mother plant. Gaia is my earth Mother who takes care of every one of my physical needs including my medicine. Source looks after my spiritual and energetic needs.
The direction I’m heading in will allow me to write, teach, and help others via consultations.
To reach me, please email
or call 604-524-8565
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Lyn E. Ayre, Ph.D.; Herbalist
Member: American Herbalist Guild & Herb Society of America