I have grown fond of Dahlias. We grew some as an homage last year among all our sunflowers and herbs to the Pescadero Flowery who inhabited the space we now garden in. They made everything look so easy, fun and beautiful. This year we have double the number of dahlias: Nature shows us her abundance~ and today a woman came by with dinnerplate dahlias as an offering for the garden. Of course I am excited to plant these as we did not have any last year. We are looking forward to another stellar year in the garden.
Spent some of what was supposed to be a rain day today organizing, watering, and getting our shops ready for the weekend ahead. Stop by we are open every day from 11am till 4pm for your perusal. We have some healthy succulents now in the nursery and soon will have starts of flowers for you, by spring equinox.
Are you getting excited about your garden too? What are you planting?
New Batch of Detox Tea has been reconfigured to be a super light alchemical solution to our prevention of viruses and bacterial infections. So, the formula features the mullein and red clover and ashwaghanda prominently to help flush and keep throat happy.
I brew a french press (32 oz) each eve, and do a pour over a cut lemon and a blood orange which has more vit c than other oranges. I sip sip sip on the hot blend all through the eve, and place the rest in the fridge for the next morning chilled. Delish!
Try it please, it's so beautiful.
Today in the garden we will be transplanting some of our newest seedlings into larger homes. :) This time of the year is always so fun to watch instagram of our farmer friends to see how much work it takes to make our organic food. In particular I watch for best practices and the way that people we know pour so much love + passion into creating our food systems so that we are guaranteed to eat healthy. I support our local Pescadero Farmer Market which is slated to begin sometime in June this year. Small, intimate: it brings the community together with a weekly selection of the best grass fed meats, vegetables, fruits and flowers. Simplify, focus, plan on being here, and surround yourself with healhy choices. #MondayMotivation.
We fed a lot of people with the addition of tomatoes, cucumbers, and more last year. This year we hope to do the same again. Big thanks to everyone who is supportive of our endeavors and your own local farmer communities.
We grow herbs and flowers for our perfumes and herbal teas mostly in our Perfume Camp Scent Garden. When you shop with us you are supporting many farmers who we buy from of botanicals that may be too exotic for us to grow here. Thanks again. The Amazing Tea pictured below is a good one to combat a head cold before you get one, as a preventive measure. It is made from native yarrow, mints and hyssop that we grow in our garden.
Hi everyone, it was fun celebrating women's day with all of you. Come join us next Sunday for some lovely music by Robert Elmond Stone. He plays a country twang that will be on the SlowCoast Deck. Thanks. We will be open every day this week from 11 to 4pm. xo
Our March Newsletter came out. Look for it in your email, or on facebook. We do have a lot of fun events this month so we hope we will see you in shop, on the coast for some fun.
Starting Sunday March 8th we are launching our Succulent Nursery and we have a gift with every purchase over $50. We brought some of our empowerment parfums from the perfume vault. Come in to smell some of these beauties.
On Sunday March 15th please be our guest for music from 12 to 3pm on the SlowCoast Deck.
Spring Equinox weekend we have tea samplings on Friday the 20th, and Trunk Shows on Saturday and Sunday for you.
On Saturday the 21st we have The Hens with their vintage clothing line from 12 to 4pm.
On Sunday he 22nd we have Carol Ellsworthy who will have her vintage botanicals from 12 to 4pm.
We will have some baby seedlings for your garden. Come shop the garden nursery. :)
Plan to come make the most of springtime in Pescadero.
We have a target date for Spring Equinox for our Succulent and Herbal Nursery to be fully open. At the moment it is under construction behind the shops in Pescadero. It is starting to take shape little by little. The flower bouquet stand will be located here also this year for Dahlia Bouquets and More. So excited to be able to offer this here. Our nursery moved from Davenport in December, and we will have lots of plant starts that echo Perfume Camp herbs, flowers and more. xo Looking forward to this new chapter for our space in Pescadero~!
Stay tuned. There are some succulents now and more coming soon. Our Dahlia Bouquets will be in summer.
Catching UP Here to let you know how we use your tips. When you shop inside our LPO Pop Up Shop you have the opportunity to leave a tip for our PERFUME CAMP Scent Garden at the back of the property in Pescadero. We have a 1/3rd acre plot where we grow herbs, flowers, citrus, artichokes, and some vegetables in summer. Thanks to everyone who so generously helps to tip. Here is a partial list of what we have been able to add recently. Big Thanks!
Netting to protect seeds and seedlings from birds
Soil Amendments, Fertilizer
New Seeds for Flowers 2020 ~ Stock, Cosmos, and more
Two New Pergolas with honeysuckle, jasmine vines
Parma Violet plants for our shade areas
New Calendula Plantings
A New nursery that will open behind shop in late March
More to come. We appreciate your support. Thank you!
I like to freshen up my skin on a Friday Night before the weekend with a mask followed by a facial serum. I use two white facial towels. One for the mask to remove it and one to wash before the moisturizing serum. First I make a french press of Hibiscus Tea. Sip Sip before my beauty ritual, saving some for a toner later on. This tea contains zinc and vit c that is good for our skin. Also helps relieve anxiety and depression, anti inflammatory and antioxidant can effectively treat acne, scars, sunburns, eczema and skin allergies. There are beneficial effects on oxidative stress and helps skin cells. Sip Sip, slowly. Refrigerate any tea you do not use for morning beverage.
Tonight I worked with a charcoal mask. I dipped my wet finger into the charcoal mask and applied it carefully all over my face, carefully avoiding my eyes. I let it sit gently before i removed, a few minutes. I used the first towel to remove by wetting towel with cold water, and gently removing.
Next I used my organic unscented facial wash to thoroughly wash my whole face, and then towel off the soap. Then I tone with some of the hibiscus tea on a corner of the tea towel, before I start to moisturize. I use about 4 pumps of my Angel Glow Serum and drench my face, neck, decollatege with serum, and let it sink in. I rest while it works itself into my skin.
Simple. Regenerative. Works quickly to feel so good. Charcoal helps to absorb bacteria, dirt, and other micro-particles on the surface of the skin. It can also be used topically for a spider bite to help eliminate the poison beneath the skin. (do not use on broken skin). Angel Glow Serum is a Facial Beauty Product that is so good for anti aging, and smooth, deeply penetrating moisture that lasts.
I hope that you will enjoy this regime soon.
Our parfums can be utilized in a beautiful meditation for the planet, as well as our inner being. Spray above your crown chakra (above your head) and allow the scent to rain down around you. While this happens, imagine the above image, so you are inhaling the scent down through your core temple and then recirculating the quantum energies around and back up and in again. Enjoy.
I don't always have Lime + Frankincense on my shop shelves. It's great in winter as a transitional serum between Imbolc and Spring Equinox.
This is a completely rejuvenating anti-aging Skin Care Serum that can be utilized in a protocol for a daily usage on face, chin, neck and decolletage to heal, build collagen, support healthy cellular function, increase blood flow and circulation, reduce inflammation, reduce skin discolouration and redness, promote feelings of wellness and relaxation, remove dead cells.
Promotes healing from skin rashes, acne, pimples, and helps overall skin texture. It fights skin damage due to sun, dust and pollution. Antioxidant and astringent properties can help reduce wrinkles as well as diminish dark spots, skin tan and open pores. Can be used as a lip balm to heal cracked lips from winter weather, wind or dehydration.
USAGE SUGGESTION: I like to wash my face morning and night with a splash of cold water followed by some serum. When I shower I wash my face with some organic castille liquid soap unscented. I love the serum in roll on bottle in purse but i keep the larger size on my dresser or in shower, and apply on my face to seal in moisture before I tap dry with a face towel.
Hope you love it. I follow with my usual application of Angel Glow Serum on face, chin, neck and decolletage. I like Anti Stress Serum on the rest of body with Prana Serum on legs, feet, toes. :)
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