Flower Meanings . . .

Did you know that each flower has its own unique significance?

Just like us!

1 – Alstroemeria

Would you have a memory of this generous flower?
Alstroemeria is a beautiful flower that represents fortune, devotion, and friendship. Alstroemeria comes in a wide variety of shades, including white, pink, red, orange, purple, and yellow. You can even find them in rare royal or grape purple. They often have cute little freckles and are two-toned, looking a little more mysterious. A single stem has an average of four blooms, such a generous offering with its sword-shaped greenery stems that adds colour and volume.

Alstroemeria2 – Amaryllis 

Amaryllis flowers . . . symbolises pride, determination, and radiant beauty.
The word “amaryllis” comes from the Greek word “amaryssein,” which means “to sparkle.” My late father gifted me this gorgeous flower, I guess his message was to “Sparkle-on”
Also often associated with the holidays, amaryllis are commonly used in festive centerpieces or within a wreath. There’s no wrong way to use these hardy blooms.
Amaryllis is a wonderfully versatile flower that packs a big punch with several show-stopping blooms on each broad stem.

Power-punch your day . . . AND Sparkle-on 🌟

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3 – Anemones

Looking for a flower for protection?
Anemones, symbolise anticipation and are thought to bring luck and protect against evil, they also known as wildflowers. They’re a highly sought-after wedding flower that comes in a variety of both natural and tinted shades. Colors include red, hot pink, burgundy, blue and purple. If you’re not a fan of the black centers, they’re also available with pale green centers! Pair anemones with larkspur and waxflower to attain an on-trend wildflower look!

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4 – Anthurium

Tropical Anthurium is an exotic flower that symbolises hospitality and also represents kindness! These heart-shaped blooms a perfect addition to your home. These flowers have a waxy appearance and come in six vibrant colors. They pair well with other standout blooms like protea, orchids, and roses.

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5 – Astilbe

The Astilbe flower is also known as false spirea, false goat’s beard, or feather flower.
They are said to have the meaning of “I will be waiting for you’ or ‘I’ll still be waiting,” symbolising patience and dedication to a loved one . . . But don’t let their delicate look fool you, they are actually pretty hardy flowers.
The flowers sit on strong green stems above airy, green foliage.
Each stem features a plume of feather-shaped branches that hold clusters of small flowers, resulting in a beautiful, feathery soft bloom.
Astilbe is available in white, red and several shades of pink.

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6 – Bouvardia 

Bouvardia . . . symbolises enthusiasm! Named in honor of Charles Bouvard, who ran the Royal Gardens in Paris during the reign of Louis XIII. Bouvardia features beautiful clusters of flowers shaped like stars on delicate branches, and are available in yellow, pink, red, peach, and white. Bouvardia is also referred to as royal Katty, albatross, and pink luck!

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7 – Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise symbolises… Joy & Paradise! This tropical flower (a.k.a. the crane flower) also represents faithfulness, thoughtfulness, and LOVE ❤ The hard, beak-like part of the flower is known as spathe and gives the flower the appearance of a bird’s head and beak since it is perpendicular to the stem. Once bloomed, each stem features three vibrant orange petals and three blue petals.

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8 – Calla Lilies 

Calla Lilies named after the Greek word for beauty. They’re a traditional symbol of marriage and are used to celebrate major transitions in life. Calla lilies altogether exemplify “magnificent beauty,” while white calla lilies especially represent purity, honesty, and innocence, making them a popular choice for wedding bouquets. Other than white, calla lilies also come in shades of pink, purple, yellow, orange, and more.

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9 – Carnations

Carnations, like roses and some other flowers, have slightly different symbolism for the different colors. As a whole, they are said to symbolize pride and beauty. A red carnation symbolises love, pride, and admiration, while a pink carnation symbolises the love of a woman or a mother. A white carnation symbolises innocence and pure love. Use single stems throughout your arrangements for a pop of fun color, or bunch three to five stems together to create a ruffled focal flower that may just be mistaken for a peony!

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10 – Celosia

Celosia, also known as a coxcomb, symbolises uncomplicated affection. They are sought after for their incredible texture and unusual style. The coxcomb celosia has a fan-shaped bloom with velvet frills. On average, the bloom size is 3-5 inches and has a stem length of 30 inches long. The feathered variety is just as unique, its multiple laterals create a feathery-like look and have a soft touch too. These coral-like flowers blend fabulously with garden roses, billy balls, protea, snapdragons, and the list goes on.

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11 – Chrysanthemums

This cheerful flower has been said to symbolize fidelity, optimism, joy, and long life. Often called mums, these fun blossoms can also convey loyal love, hope, and cherished friendship. They’re known to be long-lasting, low-maintenance, and very affordable. Pair white chrysanthemums with lisianthus, roses, Queen Anne’s lace, and seeded eucalyptus for a classic bouquet!

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12 – Cornflowers

Cornflowers are fun and whimsical wildflowers that feature a brilliant true blue color. These flowers have a ball-like center with frilly petals surrounding the eye and can range in size from 1/2 an inch to 1 inch. Also known as boutonniere flowers or bachelor buttons, legend has it that cornflowers were worn by young men in love; if his love was returned the flower would remain bright and fresh, however, if the man’s love was not returned, the flower would fade quickly. No wonder cornflowers make popular boutonnieres!

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13 – Daffodils 

Daffodils are a springtime staple that signifies rebirth and new beginnings. These star-shaped blooms tend to be overlooked and under-appreciated, but they have so much potential. Daffodils are both beautiful and affordable. In addition to their bright, classic color, daffodils are also offered in a combination of both, white and yellow, and orange and white. They also come in all-white, too. No matter the shade, you’ll find daffodils in both standards, mini and double varieties.

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14 – Dahlias

Dahlias are said to represent dignity, elegance, and good taste. They’re a wedding favorite, available in a wide variety of bold, bright, and beautiful shapes and colors.  Their large blooms provide the perfect amount of fullness and elegance! Historically, dahlias have symbolised the lasting bond and commitment created between two people, which makes them a wonderful representation of marriage.

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15 – Daisies 

Daisies symbolize new beginnings and innocence. These gorgeous spring flowers are commonly used as both focal and filler flowers in wildflower and rustic designs. They’re known as a spray variety, meaning each stem has an average spray of 3 to 5 colorful blooms. When combined with a mixture of other fillers, greenery, and a few accent flowers, daisies can truly stand out!

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16 – Delphinium

Delphinium represents lightheartedness and vivacity. What a beautiful flower meaning! The English word delphinium comes from the Greek word for dolphin, which is delphis. The name is fitting, thanks to the long and lean shape of the flower that looks like the gentle mammal of the sea. Delphinium is also commonly known as larkspur.

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17 – Freesia 

A great flower for adding texture, Freesia symbolises sweetness, innocence, and thoughtfulness. Freesia is known for its sweet scent. These fragrant flowers have about 3-5 funnel-shaped blooms and have an average stem length of 10 to 20 inches long. Freesia looks absolutely beautiful as a stand-alone option, and also make a stunning addition to almost any arrangement. You can find freesia in a variety of colors such as white, purple, orange, yellow, and more.

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18 – Garden Roses

Garden Roses are a classic choice and they go with almost every theme. Garden roses are gorgeous, full-bodied roses, that often feature a lovely fresh scent, and are available year-round. Their lush, ruffled petal, full bloom makes them irresistible! The standard rose has pointed shape petals rotated around one pointed center. Garden roses are softer & puffier looking; standard roses are more pointy. They are all so lush & lovely.

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19 – Gardenia 

This sweet, fragrant flower Gardenia symbolises a few different things like purity, love, and sophistication, making them a perfect pick for a bridal arrangement. Their paper-white petals and lush, evergreen foliage make them irresistible and versatile.

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20 – Gerbera Daisies

A part of the daisy family, Gerbera Daisies specifically conveys cheerfulness which is attributed to the numerous colors. They are believed to lessen everyday stressors. They’re widely known as a flower for all seasons and they come in both, standard and mini varieties. The meaning stems from the general daisy family and stands for innocence and purity, as well as being a classic symbol of beauty.

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21 – Gladiolus 

A striking, long-stemmed flower filled with blooms from bottom to top, the Gladiolus symbolises generosity, sincerity, the strength of character, faithfulness, and honor. Gladiolus can add height, balance, and color! We offer these gorgeous flowers in an array of colors that include purple, orange, white, red, green, and many shades of pink.

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22 – Heather

Heather represents good luck and also admiration. In sixteenth-century Scotland, soldiers used to even wear white heather in their caps to bring them not only luck but protection. To this day, Scottish brides include white heather in their wedding bouquets for good luck. Heather comes in lovely shades of white, purple, pink, and green.

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23 – Hellebores

Hellebores . . . Although the symbolism of the flower isn’t crystal clear, the one thing that is known for sure is its beauty and ability to add interest to any floral arrangement! Hellebores have a beautiful, natural bend to their stems and have five round petals that come in an array of beautiful colors and patterns; ranging anywhere from white-green, mauve-y pink, and all the way to deep purple shades. On each stem, you’ll find 3-5 blooms with a special pattern like specks, swirls, or gradient. Available in the spring, these versatile blooms pair well with flowers like ranunculus, roses, anemones, or any bloom that has a romantic feel.

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24 – Hyacinths

Hyacinths represent playfulness and sport. Greek legend has it that a young man Hyakinthos was loved by the Gods, and when he was killed by a discus, the flower that grew from his blood was christened a hyacinth in his name.

Hyacinth comes in an array of colors, including a beautiful farm mix pack. These fragrant flowers have multiple star-shaped blooms, delicately clustered toward the top of each stem. Although their stem length is not very long (on average around 10 inches long–bloom included), they can be easily incorporated into any tall arrangement with the help of a pick and floral wire.

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25 – Hydrangeas

These large, full-bloom flowers are said to represent heartfelt emotions and perseverance. They can also be used to express gratitude for being understood. Naturally, Hydrangeas come in shades of white, pink, green, and blue (it’s one of the few flowers that have a natural, true blue color!). But thanks to the technology of floral sprays and intravenous tinting, we’re able to offer hydrangeas in just about any color!

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26 – Irises

Irises are associated with wisdom and trust. Each stem features a beautiful bloom with delicate petals and striking yellow color. Iris is known as a springtime flower, but it is available year-round. You can find iris in a variety of colors such as white, yellow, purple, and a couple shades of blue.

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27 – Lilac 

Lilac has different flower meanings throughout different cultures and times, for example, magenta lilac is said to symbolise love and passion, whereas lilac (the soft purple color) is said to symbolise the first love. Lilac is an excellent choice for adding texture and fullness to an arrangement. They come in beautiful shades of purple, white, and blush.

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28 – Lillies

Lillies are a royal flower that symbolises purity and refined beauty. More specifically, a white lily symbolises modesty and virginity, while an orange lily symbolizes passion and pride. Lilies have a star-shaped shaped bloom that features an average of 3 to 5 blooms per stem. They’re available year-round and are offered in several beautiful colors. In addition to their stunning beauty, lilies offer a sweet scent.

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29 – Liley of The Valley 

Like the lily, the Liley of the Valley represents purity, and also happiness, sweetness, and humility. The popular flower has small, dainty, bell-shaped blooms and is particularly popular for spring bouquets.

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30 – Lisianthus 

Lisianthus has a variety of meanings, including gratitude, charm, and an everlasting bond. Its bell-shaped, ruffled blooms are available in pink, purple, white, apricot, yellow, and green.

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31 – Orchids

Exotic beauty, glorious femininity, refinement, thoughtfulness and mature charm are just some of the meanings associated with Orchids. Whether you’re planning a summer bash or a cozy fall celebration, these blooms are a suitable choice with their exotic and luxurious appeal. There are many unique colors and varieties to choose from, with over 20,000 species orchid in existence, so the options are almost endless.

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32 – Peonies 

This flower symbolises a happy life, happy marriage, good health and prosperity. It can also be used to express bashfulness and compassion. Peonies are known for their large ruffled blooms and sweet floral scent, which makes them all but irresistible, these stunning symbols are one of the most sought-after flowers available, and with good reason.

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33 – Poinsettias 

The bright red Poinsettias often affiliated with Christmas, but also year-round, it stands for good cheer, celebration and reassurance Poinsettias! AND They’re not just red anymore! Poinsettias come in a wide array of colours, Red, white and shades of pink. Poinsettias  are also available in colors nature never intended. You can find poinsettias in almost any color. You can even buy one to match your couch. Those poinsettias have either been tinted or painted. Most of us just take the traditional red poinsettia and plop it down on the nearest table!

Poinsettias

34 – Protea

This eye-catching flower is known to symbolise change and transformation. It also represents diversity and courage. Protea has uniquely-shaped, wild-looking blossoms and a long vase life if handled properly. They can also withstand high-heat environments, making them a hardy choice for summer events. Step out of the box by pairing this statement bloom with yellow billy balls, blue thistle and succulents for a rustic look!

Protea

35 – Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace symbolises sanctuary. The filler flower features a distinct, blood-red dot in the center, which is said to represent a drop of Queen Anne’s blood that fell from her finger onto handmade lace. The flower is also referred to as bird’s nest, wild carrot and bishop’s lace.

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36 – Ranunculus 

Ranunculus conveys the message that you are radiant with charm, and/or very attractive. These fantastic buds are the perfect choice when adding depth and texture to floral arrangements. Their soft, round shape and abundance of delicate petals make them a unique addition to anything from elegant bridal bouquets to modern, pared-down centerpieces. Ranunculus are also available in a host of fun and beautiful colors, helping them pair well with almost any theme or pattern.

Ranunculus

37 – Roses

All Roses symbolise passionate love, but specific meanings are associated with each color (read up on the different rose color meanings!) These traditional blooms are versatile, long-lasting and fragrant. They are perfect for special occasions and “just because” moments. With many varieties and colors to choose from, you really just can’t go wrong with roses! “For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with roses…the visual…the olfactory…the touch…and everything else! My own journey has shown me the awesome power of “the ROSE Frequency”. As much as the ROSE Frequency can be explained by science it is even more deeply felt by the Heart ♥

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38 – Snapdragons

Snapdragons are said to represent graciousness. They make an elegant choice for adding height and texture to an arrangement and are more than capable of standing on their own in a bouquet or centerpiece. Our snapdragons are offered in twelve different colors plus a farm mix package too!

Snapdragons

39 – Statice

Statice is another popular filler flower rife with meaning. The flower, which comes in blue, white, red, yellow, pink and purple, represents success, sympathy or remembrance, which makes it appropriate for a variety of occasions.

Statice

40 – Stock 

Stock stands for beauty everlasting and a joyous happy life. It also symbolises a lasting, loving bond. This filler flower comes in white, pink, purple and peach. The flower has a delicious clove-like scent and is also known as the gillyflower.

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41 –  Sunflowers

They are sunshine, happiness & laughter!!!

Since Sunflowers follow the light of the sun, it is said that they represent warmth, adoration and dedication or dedicated love. We offer several varieties of sunflowers, from traditional yellow with black centers to red-enhanced, and most of the varieties are available year-round, so you’re bound to find the perfect option for your event. Sunflowers look beautiful on their own, but pair nicely with many other flowers, like feverfew daisies, roses, solidago, lisianthus and more.

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42 – Sweet Peas

Like roses, Sweet Peas have different flower meanings depending on their color. However, they’re commonly known to symbolise appreciation and departure. Sweet peas have a lovely fragrance and an irresistible ruffled look. These multi-florals come with about 3 to 5 blooms per stem. Sweet peas range in colors from pastel pink to bright yellow. They’re mostly used in garden-style bouquets and centerpieces. Sweet peas are gorgeous on their own but pair seamlessly with other spring flowers like peonies, garden roses and tulips.

Sweet Peas

43 – Tulips

Tulips tend to mostly be associated with sweet, pastel-hued floral arrangements around Easter time. However, tulips are capable of packing a serious punch in terms of color, texture, and volume in everything from bouquets to aisle arrangements. Given that tulips represent the perfect love, adding them to your bridal bouquet signifies a declaration of your love and faithfulness to your partner.

Tulips

44 – Yarrow 

For years Yarrow has been used for agricultural and medicinal purposes, but they’ve been used in floral design too. Yarrow features multiple blooms per stem that cluster together to create the look of one large flower head. It has a fresh, herby-scent and provides the perfect pop of color. Yarrow flowers are often thought to represent both healing and inspiration. Many people give these blossoms as gifts to symbolise their concern for the recipient’s well-being, or to help them find joy and illumination in their lives. proper care, yarrow can last up to five days and they’re also heat-tolerant flowers, so you don’t have to worry about them wilting.

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45 – Baby’s Breath

Baby’s breath, also known as gypsophila, is said to symbolise everlasting love, innocence and purity. Baby’s breath is often thought of as a filler flower, but it can make quite an elegant statement all on its own, think fluffy cloud-like arrangements. It can fit with any theme, from vintage to modern, rustic to garden. Baby’s breath is an affordable and chic option for wedding day flowers. This light and airy bloom, typically used as filler, makes a beautiful element to incorporate into bouquets, centerpieces, aisle decor, and boutonnieres. There are two types of baby’s breath: million star baby’s breath and new love baby’s breath. Million star is a classic variety and what most people think of when they think of baby’s breath. Named because each stem has a spray of many tiny white blooms that give it the appearance of a million stars.

Baby's BreathAs a DIY Bride, Baby’s Breath was my choice of flower, I believe it represents . . .

Un-Complicated!

Life within flowers will always show you the way.

Baby's Breath Never Complicated

What ever flower you are drawn too, it’s all about Self-discovery.

Think about your passions, the things you just love to do, the things you could do all day long without counting the minutes? What lights you up? What makes you jump out of bed to get started?

Imagine the impact of standing in the middle of a flower field?

What a great way to nurture your sparkle! Flowers have the potential to support us on our journey. So, take advantage of these bright blooms and make them a part of your everyday life… after all, flowers are not the only things that can bloom.

Everything you need to know comes from within ♥

WELLBEING-IN-BLOOM

Forest Bathing – Healing amongst the trees

Tree’s represent freedom . . .

It’s exhilarating just being there!

Imagine a space where the air feels fresh and clean yet you are not in the shower or bath tub, but bathing deep amongst the trees.

There is actually such a practice in Japan; it’s called Forest Bathing. It’s proven to lower heart rate blood pressure, reduce stress, restore attention, boost the immune system, and improve overall feelings of wellbeing, which can also contribute to improved sleep.

I’ve always loved being amongst the trees. Connecting with nature brings a feeling of peace and tranquillity; when I rest with my back against a tree, I listen to their boughs swaying in the wind hearing the creaks ‘n’ cracks. I believe its their voice; their way of communicating with us.

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Each tree is an individual. Each has their own voice. So very different and yet so very much like us in their own way; their spirit, essence, texture, size, shape, and strength can teach us how to be intimate with nature, feeling their gentleness from within.

As I listen I tune into their energy and vibrations, softening any negative stress felt by the brunt of everyday life; slowly releasing a wonderful feeling of contentment that can be achieved as our rhythms become synchronized with theirs.

Taking time out to be with nature helps bring me closer to my own spirit. It reminds me of one of my favourite essential oils, Sacred Mountain. This beautiful aroma helps me to STOP reconnect to my deepest memories.

Connecting to all things nature helps to heal us emotionally; we are made of the same stuff, giving us a chance to remember who we really are. I believe both that each of us has a purpose, we each have gifts to offer the world, nature can help us to discover that!

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As I randomly explore, wandering amongst the trees it’s like a wonderful adventure. This takes me back to when I was a child to one of my very favourite books. It’s called “Johnny & Sophie on Holidays”; I still have this book and every time I have a Forest Bathing experience, I pick the book up again gazing through with such fond memories of my childhood. I always believed that I was Sophie!

There is one particular page I loved more than any other, where Sophie was lying down against the tree on a bed of grass, with small white flowers; she is gazing up to the sky with her arms behind her head, her legs crossed wearing a little tartan skirt. I could see her cute little white knickers and white boots. I would stare for hours, looking deeply into this page for such a long time, as if I was looking at myself, visualising it was me living this experience – and now I am!

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The book was about a brother and sister holidaying in the South of France. They were staying with their parents on a farm in the country and they were allowed to spend a lot of time exploring on their own. Johnny was very fond of nature study and loved to explain things to Sophie.

They explored the trails and cliffs, streams and waterfalls. They paddled down the river in a canoe, walked through the woods where they would see dragonflies, all kinds of birds, beetles, fish, farm animals and even bats!

This book has always inspired me and continues to do so. Having a greater awareness of how you feel in nature can give you great clarity, help YOU to discover the reasons why you feel that way. Nature helps you to connect with who you truly are, with your inner core, the authentic self; discovering what really matters to you in life.

Nature is a great ally and teacher, guiding, helping you to create the life that you want.

I share with you . . . Ten Tips of Inspiration by – Kris Abrams

  1. Nature teaches you that there is no wrong with you.
  2. Time slow down.
  3. Nature models “just enough” sustainability.
  4. You surrender comfort and control.
  5. Nature reminds you that everything lives and dies, so you can appreciate life and its natural cycles.
  6. As the noise of our crazy culture fades, your mind calms and you experience silence and stillness.
  7. You behold the beauty of nature.
  8. You remember you are connected to all living things.
  9. You remember who you truly are.
  10. You experience the divine. 

As well as walking in the woods there are other ways to feel a trees’ soul – Become a tree hugger!

‘My granddaughter and I are tree huggers and proud of it!

Take time to simply sit, engage in the sounds, smells, sights, textures and even the taste of the air; enliven all five senses! Smell the aromas of the trees and shrubs and listen to the water moving in the streams.

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If you are overwhelmed by the noise and ‘busyness’ of modern life, I recommend you take the time to Bathe in the Woods, to destress, relax, restore and reconnect.

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This practice is also known as Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing or Forest/Nature Therapy.

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If you cannot get to a forest in busy times my suggestion is to diffuse some essential oils.

Aromas and smells are a great way to reconnect you to a past memory. As I mentioned earlier, I use a drop of Sacred Mountain essential oil, one of my favourites, when I go Forest Bathing. When I can’t get out, I’ll diffuse this favourite, and it’ll take me back there in seconds. . .

These are my favourite Forest Bathing essential oils:

Sacred Mountain

Believe

Idaho Balsam Fir

Marjoram

Idaho Blue Spruce

Frankincense

Cedarwood

Sandalwood

Live harmoniously with nature every day!

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♥ Warm Hugs Cheryl Grealy xo

DIY BATH BOMBS!

There is something incredibly relaxing about a warm bath and these PURE Natural handmade Bath Bombs & Salts definitely take relaxation up a notch!

Your body has a way of telling you what’s good for you; there’s nothing like a relaxing soak in a warm bath or sinking your feet into a bowl of bliss.

Kids and adults love them; and while they can cost from $9 to $12 each to buy, with my recipe you can make a whole batch for way less!

They’re a fun activity with the kids, they make great gifts, or, just purely for you and save some money too!

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Creating & Crafting recipes infused with wonderful notes of therapeutic essential oils. If you’re after a really luxurious bathing experience, these bath beauties are just the bomb!

Bath bombs have skyrocketed in popularity lately with thousands of options available (though I’d only recommend natural options like these, all made with love at . . .

♥ “THE SNUGG ROOM!” ♥

In my research from bath bomb retail stores and online, I discovered in the reviews, that whilst there was a lot of positive feedback, there were also some concerns as well.

I started making these for my Granddaughters . . . and I have four of them aged from 18 months to 11 years old!

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The reviews that concerned me were:

They are way too big!

The colours or dyes would stain the bath.

The fragrance gave me a headache after, way too strong!

Our skin is like a big sponge; it absorbs everything including toxic chemicals and I wanted to make a natural version of bath bombs, so I knew what was in them!

“Not to mention picking glitter out of places that should never sparkle.”

They are simple to make with kid-safe ingredients and are completely versatile.

Between you and the kids, think of ways to mix up the scents, colours, and other customizations.

So if you have sensitive skin, introduce slowly and stop using if any irritation or reaction occurs.

A dermatologist Amy Wechsler in New York City says . . . some of the ingredients can be irritating, especially the fragrances and dyes.

I’m very mindful about all the products I use on my skin and to take very good care of my granddaughter’s health & wellbeing too.

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Ingredients You’ll Need…

Each batch of Bath bombs only takes a few minutes to make, so it is important to have the ingredients on hand and measured before you start. Most of the ingredients are pantry supplies in many homes, but make sure you have these on hand.

Baking Soda

The backbone of this recipe is alkalizing baking soda. It is a necessary complement to the acidic citric acid and part of the fizzing reaction! Kids love that the best!!

Citric Acid

The more obscure ingredient in this recipe that a lot of people don’t have on hand is citric acid. It is necessary for the fizzing reaction that makes bath bombs feel like bathing in champagne.

Corn Starch or Arrowroot

Corn starch provides the silky feel that we all love from bath bombs. This also holds everything together. In this recipe, arrowroot also works but doesn’t provide quite as silky of a finished product.

Cream of Tartar

What does cream of tartar do in bath bombs?

In bath bombs, cream of tartar acts as a binding agent, making the bomb harder and stronger.

Oil and Liquid

These are all very versatile and you can pick any combination that you have on hand. You’ll need some kind of:

  • Oil: Pick simple oil like vegetable, olive, almond or coconut oil or get even fancier with Young Livings V6 vegetable oil, argon or apricot oil.
  • Salt: Stick to basic salt or take it up a notch with Epsom salt or another of my favourites, Himalayan Salt (Fine version works best) not ROCK!
  • Liquid: Basic water works, but I also love using a dash of witch hazel for some extra skin soothing.

Scents and Colours

This is where the options get endless. Use your favourite essential oils, I only use and trust Young Livings brand, you can also add dried herbs, flowers petals like lavender or rose or make them scent free. I personally love to use edible colour powder that is used for making chocolates, I purchase these from Suntralis Foods at Lonsdale South Australia. You can even add some natural dyes to change the colour. (See recipe for suggestions)

Other Equipment

These are easy to make with measuring cups and your hands, but for a fancier and more uniform product, it helps to also have:

  • Measuring cups & spoons
  • Moulds – For the easiest version just form these into balls with your hands, but if you are making as gifts or just want fancier shapes, moulds are the way to go!
  • I have and use metal and plastic round moulds.
  • You can even use Muffin, Cupcake, Donut, Chocolate tins/moulds which also make a pretty good shape!

 SO Let’s GET CREATIVE . . .

BOMBS AWAY!!!

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How to Make – In Four Easy Steps!

(This mix will make approx. 4 standard size round bath bombs)

STEP 1

To a glass or stainless steel bowl add all dry ingredients . . .

1 cup baking soda

½ cup citric acid

¼ cup Epsom salts – Optional to add!

½ cup corn flour

2 tsp cream of tartar

  • A sprinkle of food grade colour powder, food colouring or natural spice like . . . ground cinnamon, ginger, all spice, turmeric, Chinese five spice etc.

Mix well together.

STEP 2

Add wet ingredients

20 mls Distilled Water & Dash of Witch Hazel (filtered water is fine to use too!)

10 – 12 drops Essential Oil (See recipes below) ⇓

1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil (My favourite) or other oil mentioned above. ⇑

STEP 3

Mix well – you want it to get to the consistency of damp

(NOT WET) sand. If the mix is too wet, this will start to activate the mix.

The mix should be able to hold its shape when you squeeze it together, but break apart when you drop it into the bowl.

STEP 4

To form the bath bomb, add a heaping pile of sand mix to each half of the bath bomb, don’t pack the mixture into the mould, lightly press the mix into the mould then add some more mix at this point,  just loosely pile it into a mound.

You want to make a light (not dense) bath bomb that will float on the top of the bath water.

TIP: Add some sprinkles, coloured Epsom Salts or lavender flower etc. to one side of the mould prior. This will jazz-up your bombs up a bit, be as creative as you wish! (pictured below). 

Press the two halves of the bath bomb mould together.

Unmould the bath bomb – it should pop right out, but if it sticks a little, give the mould a tap with the back of a spoon to help release.

Place the bath bombs on some paper towel or bubble wrap (on the smooth side) and allow to dry; if you are very new to this, and not sure if it’s going to fall apart, leave in the mould to dry overnight or release in a few hours!

Allow at least 8 hours to dry thoroughly prior to using

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Bath Bombs Combinations

Pop-Up Pampering . . . 16 Essential Oil Blends for bath bombs (Or create your own)

Relax – 5 drops Lavender 5 drops Cedarwood

Sea Breeze – 4 drops Stress Away, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Lime, 2 drops Spearmint

Sweet Dreams – 5 drops Lavender, 3 drops Stress Away, 2 drops Copaiba

Un-Wind – 5 drops Stress Away, 5 drops Lavender

Happy Pill – 2 drops Joy, 2 drops Geranium, 2 drops Lavender, 4 drops Orange

Inspires Happiness, Tough day at the Office 4 drops Lemon, 3 drops Orange, 2 drops Lime or 2 drops Grapefruit

Pure Bliss Coconut – 8 drops Stress Away, 2 drops Copaiba & 1 tablespoon coconut oil, Oatmeal or Coconut flakes for decoration

Brain Drain, Encouraging, and Balancing – 1 drop Juniper, 3 drops Cedarwood, 1 drop Grapefruit, 2 drops Lavender, 1 drop rosemary, 2 drops Lemon

Tutti Fruiti – 3 drops Grapefruit, 2 drops Lemon, 2 drops Orange, 2 drops Lime, 1 drop Clarity

Love Spell – 6 drops Joy, 2 drops Spearmint, 2 drops Ylang Ylang

Fresh Blitz – 4 drops Peppermint 4 drops Spearmint, 2 drops Lemon

Achy Muscles – 4 drops PanAway, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Copaiba

Luscious Lavender – 10 drops Lavender

Lime Coola – 6 drops Lime, 2 drops Stress Away 2 drops Lemon

Energy Boost – 7 drops Lemon Grass, 2 drops Lemon, 1 drops Peppermint

Irresistibly Spicy Scent – 6 Drops Thieves, 4 drops Stress Away

Lavender Bath Bombs

Bath Pampering . . . smelly fun!!!

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