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  • Making Crystal Elixirs

    Many people have been asking about the crystal elixirs I make. I have adored crystals since I was a young child and personally feel their healing properties.

    I thought I would share the recipe so that you can also make these. They're easy to create and suitable for all ages.

    To make this recipe, you need to have good intentions and believe in this.

    Crystal Elixirs are convenient and can be easily made with single crystals or as blends once you know all your crystals.

    Please note that there are a number of crystals and gems that should never be used as they can be potentially toxic.

    So what are these elixirs I'm talking about? They work on vibrational frequencies through programming the water with the crystal charge. This is very similar to homeopathic principles or those of flower essences (think Rescue Remedy).

    You can use drops under your tongue, add drops to your water or anything that you add water to, create gem sprays for rooms and clearing or for yourself. I add mine to plants in my medicinal herb garden and sometimes in the bath!

    Ingredients:

    • Glass container (I love mason jars)
    • Natural spring water (you can use distilled but clean spring is best)
    • Crystals - start with clear quartz and ensure you are using safe crystals if you try any others. Generally quartz are pretty good to use.
    • Vodka or brandy. If you don't want alcohol as a preservative, use Apple Cider Vinegar
    • Bottles with eye droppers and labels to write on it.
    • Good intentions! Meditate and attune your good intentions into the creation of your crystal elixir. This is a really important step.
    • Super moons and full moons! These are my personal preference but you may prefer new moons.

    Recipe:

    Always physically clean your crystal prior to putting it into water. Or you can use an indirect method whereby you place the crystal in a jar into a larger jar with the water.

    Place crystals into a glass jar of water. Let them charge under the full moon, or if you prefer in the sun for a few hours.

    Remove crystals from the water and add a 1:10 ratio of your preservative. Some people use 1:1 (50/50) but I prefer 10% alcohol in this.

    You now have a Mother Batch.

    From this you can add these drops to smaller bottles of distilled water. Remember that in homeopathy and vibrational medicine - the more you dilute, the stronger the energy! So your Mother Batch will last some time.

    Happy crystalling!

     

  • We bought a forest! Let's save the planet together :)

    Reforestum Harriet Herbery Carbon Neutral

    As part of our commitment to sustainable living and environmental responsibility, we have just purchased a small area of a forest in Spain to ensure Harriet Herbery is always carbon neutral.

    We will be able to track progress as the trees are growing so will provide updates over time.

    Although not a massive amount of land at this point, Harriet Herbery will capture up to 4 tons of CO2 in 15 years.

    As our company grows we will look to expanding into more projects like this and helping to make the world a better place to leave to our children and their children. So thanks for your support in making this happen! 😊❤️🙌

    Really exciting!

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  • We are cruelty free and ethical. Walk the Talk.

    I want to share something with you all.

    At the end of last year I was approached to sell Harriet Herbery products in China after some people had used the products and loved them and it went viral for a bit on Weibo (the Chinese Twitter).

    I've sold quite a few products to people in China but then realised after the excitement of this business offer - to gain entry into the Chinese business market - all my products would have to be tested on animals!!!

    This is the law there! How could I possibly sell 100% natural cruelty free vegan products with all beautiful certified organic ingredients to a country who expect animals to suffer?

    I've never even eaten animals! I remember 20 years ago being told to leave a science class for refusing to cut up a rat in an "experiment". I was also sent to detention in 1991 for refusing to watch a video on animals being experimented on. It's disgusting and unnecessary.

    So despite the fact I could have potentially been a multi-millionaire soon - stuff that! I declined the offer.

    This is not about the people of China. This is about poor government legislation which also exists in countries within South America and many other parts of the world - and to be honest here in Australia with our misguided legislation.

    Chinese people can still purchase our products directly online - and I count many Chinese people among my friend groups. And I'm absolutely delighted to have products in China and other parts of the world where people can buy direct without animal testing.

    Everything I do and everyone I work with is from my heart. I will never lose my integrity for any amount of money. I would rather be a happy pauper with ethics than a gluttonous rich person void of any morals.

    Harriet Herbery will continue to make beautiful organic vegan products that are cruelty free and we will be happy to spend every day dealing with lovely people who want lovely things.

    I urge you to check all the products you are currently using. Despite Australia saying products should be cruelty free by a certain date - many are owned by larger companies who test on animals.

    Many of these companies get you all excited with their marketing hype of words like natural and green and organic but they are testing on animals or actually using a heap of dirty chemicals in their products. Our legislation here in Australia is vague to all consumers.

    Please do your research and even if you don't buy something from us, buy something that is not harming animals unnecessarily and that you aren't being tricked into buying "natural" products that are actually harming you and your family. Xx
  • Chocolate Elderberry Syrup

    Wondering what else you can use your Elderberries for apart from tea and healing syrup?
    Here's a fabulous old recipe that is ridiculously tasty and good for you too!
    It's nutrient rich and full of anti-oxidents.

    Ingredients

     

    1/2 cup of organic elderberries
    1/2 cup of organic rose hips
    2 cups of water
    2 Tablespoons of organic raw cacao powder

    1 teaspoon of cinnamon
    pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

    1 teaspoon of local / Manuka honey

     

    Method

    * Simmer the elderberries and rose hips in 2 cups of water for 20 minutes.

    * Strain well.

    * Whisk in the cinnamon, nutmeg and cacao.

    * Add honey to taste while the mixture is still warm.

    * Mix well and enjoy over pancakes, ice cream, strawberries and other treats!

  • Aroma Essentials Workshop

    The Aroma Essentials workshop is a great introduction to Aromatherapy and how it can benefit your personal, family and professional life.

    Our workshops are informative, fun, personal and nurturing - and best of all hosted by a qualified aromatherapist of nearly 20 years!

    Topics include:

    * Introduction to Aromatherapy
    * Essential Oil Profiles
    * Using oils safely and effectively
    * Blending Essential Oils
    * Creating a massage blend
    * Creating a hydrosol

    This will be an interactive workshop so that you can understand the basics of using essential oils safely and effectively as well as making a few gorgeous products of your own to take home and use with yourself, family and friends.

    Light refreshments will be provided.

    All participants will get 10% off all Harriet Herbery products and essential oils on the day ❤️

    The workshop will be held in the beautiful upper area of the Eco Learning Centre at The Briars, Mt Martha. Sweeping views and a lovely balcony to enjoy a refreshment. Feel free to stay after and mingle �

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