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Joanne

Grassroots Herbalist, Medicine Maker, Mother of 4, settler on the Rez (Aazhoodena/Stoney Point) from Karelia, Kraichgau and Normandy.

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Starting some infused oils today! First pic, (left to right) Wormwood, Willow and Camomile, Second pic, Calendula flowers, third pic, Chamomile and Calendula; fouth pic, all four. All herbs grown in the garden or harvested from the yard. #infusedoils #herbinfusedoils #calendulaoil #wormwood #wormwoodoil #willow #chamomile #chamomileoil #herbalist #diy #growyourownmedicine #herbalistsofontario

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In 2019, we’ll be doing 4 Herb Boxes!! They will be available in March, June, September and December. Each box comes with an instructional leaflet to tell you about the products and the herbs used in the products. Its a great way to start learning hands on about herbs! Order yours now! Link is in the profile. #csh #csa #communitysupportedherbalism #herbbox #learntouseherbs #herbalist #communityherbalist #herbsforhealth #herbalistsofontario #smallbusiness #familybusines #subscriptionbox

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Some things going on in the apothecary: Making a batch of an Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and herb based facial toner. The big jar is dried herbs from the garden soaking in unpasteurized ACV, including rose petals, lemon balm, calendula, chamomile and comfrey. After soaking, straining and some further additions, this vinegar makes an amazing tonic for the skin. ACV protects the skins pH balance; it contains beta-carotene, which counteracts damage caused by free radicals, giving us healthy skin; it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties which help protect our skin from pollution and harmful bacteria. You must be careful with this toner, however, it needs to be diluted! ACV straight on the skin can burn, and some people won’t be able to use an ACV toner at all. Dilute with at least half distilled water. Next to it is an experiment of mine, an oxymel of Turkey Tail mushrooms (Trametes versicolor). Most medicinal mushroom extracts made by herbalists use a “dual extraction” process of boiling the mushrooms for a long time in water to extract the water soluble portions from mushrooms (mainly polysaccharides), followed up with an alcohol extraction of the solids (a tincture) to extract the compounds that are not water soluble. I don’t use booze in my practice, though, so I thought of trying out a mushroom oxymel (soaking in ACV & honey). There is not much literature on this, but I have found some research supporting the suitability of ACV for medicinal mushroom preparations. This will be a learning experience for me! #applecidervinegar #ph #skincare #acv #antibacterial #skincareherbal #calendula #rosepetals #comfrey #chamomile #lemonbalm #turkeytail #trametesversicolor #medicinalmushrooms #herbalist #homegrown #diy #selfsufficient #honeypotherbals #oxymel #learnbydoing

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And a Happy Birthday to my daughter, Alicia, who got to dance a crow hop, her favorite! #happybirthday #happynewyear #powwow #powwowdancer #fancyshawl #saugeen #saugeenpowwow #proudofmykids #crowhop

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Had fun at the New Year’s Cultural Celebration in Saugeen last night! Good food, good friends and of course, I love watching my kids dance. Proud of the youngest one who, just 6 months ago, was too nervous to dance in front of any kind of crowd. But last night he rocked a straight song, a sneak-up (shown here) and a crow hop. Jesse’s in the video, too. Miigwetch to Lori, Kaylyn and Lorne (and whoever else had a hand) in organizing a great night. #powwow #sneakup #teachthemyoung #powwowdancer #menstradtional #saugeen #saugeenpowwow #newyearspowwow #proudofmykids

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Its my stern look, lol. Happy because we finally got some snow, but meh, its all going to melt tomorrow! And we’ll be off to Saugeen for the New Years Eve cultural celebration. Excited to see everyone! #snow #winter #itsgoingtomeltanyway #sternlook #letitsnow #newyears #newyearspowwow

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Working deer hides today. One is coming along nicely, giving up its fur and the membrane coming off somewhat easily after a couple of soaks in white ash ashes and water. That one is in the third & fourth picture. The other one is from an older doe, had lots of membrane to scrape off, and the fur is stubborn. Contemplating if I should soak it again. In general working hides is good work for contemplating all kinds of things..... #hides #deerhide #scrapinghide #bushcraft #selfsufficient #traditionalskills #diy #ashes #potasiumhydroxide

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Finally getting around to grinding up the cayenne peppers from the garden. I think I’ll grow more, next year! #cayenne #peppers #hot #hotpeppers #cayennepepper #spice #stimulant #food #medicine #growyourown #herbalist #circulatorystimulant #garden #selfsufficient

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LINK IS IN MY PROFILE!! Caravan to the Unist'ot'en Camp On December 13th, the British Columbia Supreme Court issued an injunction against the Unist’ot’en blockade of Coastal GasLink pipeline that would run through unceded Wet’suwet’en territories. For nearly a decade, the Unist’ot’en Camp has been on the frontlines of pipeline resistance. At this critical time, Indigenous people from the Great Lakes region (Ontario) are travelling to Unis’to’ten to lend their support for the blockade and for defense of land and water. #defendthesacred #unistotencamp #uncededterritories #caravan

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Cleaning up beeswax, working on some custom orders and catching up on salves today. Pictured here is beeswax, Magic Ointment, Skin Salve and a large batch of Muscle & Joint salve for a customer. I was behind on my salves because I ran out of beeswax and so did the beekeeper I usually buy from!! But, I was lucky to be tipped off by a cashier at the grocery store in town of a local bee keeper who sells unpasteurized honey and beeswax at a really good price, so I back at the mad science!! #salves #beeswax #herbalsalves #calendulasalve #herbalist #infusedoils #diy #selfsufficient #growyourownmedicine #honeypotherbals #lambtoncounty #lambtonshores #aazhoodena #buylocal #unpasteurisedhoney

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no caption needed, lol. Meme ripped off from @raquelthebaglady #humour #spirituality #satire

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The December Herb Box Ships this week, with everything you see here + an instructional pamphlet. This box includes; Evergreen Tea, Elecampane Cough Syrup, a Pine Tar Salve (Forest Balm) and two soaps; Pine Tar and Birch-Pine! Details in my highlights and ordering link in my profile. #herbbox #coughsyrup #pinetar #pinetarsalve #pinetarsoap #birch #pine #elecampane #evergreen #evergreentea #herbalist #handmade #diy #selfsufficient #honeypotherbals #herbalistsofontario #grassrootsherbalist #communitysupportedherbalism

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Another batch of the salve I call “Forest Balm”. Originally created to blend the healing properties of infused tree oils- cottonwood buds, willow bark, birch, cedar & pine, I tweaked the recipe this summer to include Pine Tar, a traditional Finnish remedy for just about everything! Once produced in family/village sized pits where pine stumps are slowly burned, pine tar became an important commodity both during the Viking era- pine tar seals boats- and during the transatlantic trade of the 1700s and 1800s. Archeological studies reveal that the size of pine tar pits in Finland increased roughly during the Viking era. It is theorized this is due to increased need for Pine Tar to seal Viking boats. Traditionally, pine stumps were individually chosen for pine tar production. As commercial demand increased, production methods changed to meet demand and any and all pinewood was tossed to the pile to make pine tar. Later on, during the European colonization of Turtle Island, the pine forests here were clearcut to serve many needs of the colonizer, including the production of pine tar. It makes me angry that traditional medicines are misused as tools of colonization and plunder. And my mind & heart searches for sincere ways to heal the damage done. I am happy to know, however, that efforts are made in Finland to maintain and pass on the traditional method of pine tar production. 🌲 These “Forest Balm” salves will be included in the December Herb Box, the last one of 2018. #pinetar #pinetarsalve #trees #medicinaltrees #treemedicine #herbbox #herbshare #herbalist #herbalsalve #birch #cottonwood #poplar #cedar #willow #honeypotherbals #ancestralresponsibility

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Blending up a batch of Evergreen tea, a wintertime favourite! This tea is made from a blend of 7 locally harvested evergreen needles, dried orange peel and cinnamon bark. Its a Vitamin C rich, antiviral treat for this cold and flu prone time of year. You can purchase this individually from us, @thunderbirdcraftstradingpost in Kettle Point, and online at out Etsy Shop (RenegadeHoneyHerbs). 🌲 Evergreen Tea will also be included in the December Herb Box, that last box of 2018! Link to order in the profile info. #evergreens #evergreentea #balsamfir #whitepine #redpine #juniper #cedar #scotspine #hemlock #cinnamon #orangepeel #herbtea #herbalist #coldandfluremedies #diy #selfsufficient #herbalist

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#Repost @dandelionessherbals and @lalobalocashares with @get_repost ・・・ For folks who'd like to support the families and individuals from Central America who are part of the caravan seeking asylum in the US, here are some ways to tap in. Feel free to add more info/organizations in the comments. . . LA LOBA LOCA is part of coordinating getting remedies to Tijuana. See @lalobalocashares and image for more info. . . See HOOD HERBALISM's page @hoodherbalism . . BORDER ANGELS are based in San Diego with strong ties in Tijuana. They do water drops, search and rescue missions, and other really important work everyday and are already based there in the community. If anyone's got hook ups with Walmart and Target gift cards you can support @borderangelsofficial's supply drive . . ENCLAVE CARACOL is an autonomous community space based in Tijuana that's dedicated to feminism and migrant rights. And they are supporting those seeking asylum who are queer and trans. See their FB page (en Español) and @enclavecaracol . . ORGANIZACION LATINA DE TRANS EN TEXAS is a grassroots non profit run by a trans woman of color that has been very successful in housing queer asylum seekers who have recently been detained and helping them in their release. @trans_texas . . If folks want to learn more about the Remedios Sin Fronteras/Remedies Without Borders project that's been sending herbal remedies to humanitarian aid organizations in the Sonoran desert for 10 years check out the Dandelioness Herbals blog + Facebook page + GoFundMe - link in profile. And you can follow #RemediosSinFronteras and #RemediesWithBorders . . For coverage about the caravan and the humanitarian aid crisis along the entire human-made militarized US/Mexican border you can also follow::: @puente.az @nomoredeaths_nomasmuertes @kino_border_initiative @paolamendoza . . Til borders are no more...

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