Kitchen Witchery!

I can no longer say that I never win anything. Especially on Instagram where I really hit the jackpot recently. It truly felt like the jackpot to me - something that perfectly aligns with my passions. What did I win, you ask? I won a free online Medicine Making course from Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and lifetime access to the Foundations of Aromatherapy: Level One Certificate Program through New York Institute of Aromatic Studies !! I am already a student of NYIOA (which I LOVE and highly recommend if you are looking for solid aromatherapy education), so I was able to receive lifetime access to my previously taken foundations course, which will offer me full online access to all materials, lessons, videos, and updates - for life! That's really awesome!

I was just as elated to win the free herbal medicine making course from Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. I remember when this course first came out and just how badly I wished to enroll, but it wasn't in my budget at the time. I am a visual learner and they produced the most interesting and fun videos to go along with all their course work. Since receiving this prize, I have already dived into the course and it is every bit as good as I imagined! I am motivated to complete the course within the 6 month deadline in order to receive my certificate of completion.

Along with my studies and quizzes, I am required to put my apron on & create many different herbal concoctions and document them. A few days ago I visited my local herb shop to gather supplies. What they were out of, I ordered online. Today, with all my gorgeous supplies on hand I got right to blending and infusing my own herbal tea. Not only is it beautiful - it is so delicious! And because I able to select all the ingredients, I made sure they were all certified organic and sustainably sourced.

Because the tea recipe was found within my course, I am going to err on the side of caution and refrain from typing it within this blog post, but I can tell you that the aim of this blend is to enjoy as a pleasant tasting digestive aid and to supports the nervous system. So it's great for anxiety or insomnia, as well as just relaxing any time of the day. It was so much fun to make! I really did feel like a kitchen witch ( a good one) gathering all my herbs and flowers and blending them together.




I am excited to continue with this course where I will learn things like how to make herbal tinctures, herbal vinegars & syrups, herbal skincare, herbal food recipes, and much more! And then, I am excited to return to my aromatherapy studies and complete those as well. The blending of herbal studies with aromatherapy education excites me because it is deepening my personal relationship with the plants which I always think is a good idea. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation "out there", especially on the internet, about using herbs and essential oils for healing and support. It has always been important to me to seek out solid education from reputable instructors who are well regarded in their field. If I am going to care for family or recommend something to someone, I want it to be helpful, not harmful. Maybe it's the former teacher in me, but I just really value education & learning. I'm feeling so grateful to have been gifted these courses!


What are your passions? What do you love learning about? I'd love to hear.
Cheers!
Tami




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