Love of Lotus Apothecary is Now at This & That!

Until now, Love of Lotus Apothecary’s items have only been available online or at the occasional trade show or craft fair. We just added another way to get your hands on our products. We’re grateful for the invite to add our items in this unique, well maintained store full of talent and beauty. You’ll findContinue reading “Love of Lotus Apothecary is Now at This & That!”

Kava Kava Calm

Kava Kava, or often just called Kava, is a tropical shrub with large, heart-shaped leaves from the Pacific Islands whose roots are used medicinally and socially. It’s often used as a recreational and social drink the same way we use alcohol. It’s also used in sacred ceremonies. It even has medicinal uses, I can beContinue reading “Kava Kava Calm”

Avocado Seed Powder

Avocados are one of our favorite super foods, their a powerhouse of nutrients and dis ease fighting compounds and a staple in our home. We use them in a lot of dishes; tacos, sandwiches, salads, egg salad, their so delicious. In our quest to be less wasteful and to help Gaia’s healing, we’re always lookingContinue reading “Avocado Seed Powder”

State of Being is a Personal Responsibility

It doesn’t matter if you’re off grid, on the grid or some where in between, there’s no escape from being personally responsible for yourself. I do find off gridders to be amazing responsible for themselves, that’s something I respect and strive for myself. It’s an unshakable independence and freedom. I also feel personal responsibility isContinue reading “State of Being is a Personal Responsibility”

Yellowdock, Medicine for Humans and Animals

Yellowdock is a medicinal perennial that grows 1 to 5 feet tall. It has curly basal leaves and greenish hermaphroditic flowers. We get this plant from Europe and it was a common Native American herb. Medicine is made from the roots and leaves. Medicinally yellowdock has a long history, appearing in our US pharmacopeia fromContinue reading “Yellowdock, Medicine for Humans and Animals”

It Takes a Strong Relationship to Survive Off Grid

When you’re off grid, you’re dependent on those who are off grid with you. It’s important that you have strong, stable relationships and everyone has the same mindset. You can’t be productive and do what is needed to sustain you if you’re not getting along with your peeps or they simply aren’t interested in theContinue reading “It Takes a Strong Relationship to Survive Off Grid”

Growing Your Own Food is Amazingly Powerful and Freeing

When going off grid, you need skills and lots of them. This is the reason we’re going partly off grid in our current house on 1 acre. It won’t serve us to buy some land and then figure it out. We’re studying, experimenting, learning and growing into our place as off gridders. One of theContinue reading “Growing Your Own Food is Amazingly Powerful and Freeing”

Letting Go of What Doesn’t Serve Me

When it comes to our journey to living off the grid, there is so much to learn, so much to research, study and master. We need to gain so much knowledge for such a radically alternative lifestyle to what we’re supposed to see as normal or socially acceptable. While improving our knowledge and thus improvingContinue reading “Letting Go of What Doesn’t Serve Me”

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