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”

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”

Echinacea – The Great Herbal Diplomat

Beautiful, Medicinal, Magick echinacea has 9 different species, in this article we are discussing E. purpurea, the purple cone flower. Echinacea is an amazing herb and was once esteemed in the medical industry until man made antibiotics were introduced circa 1950. Of course, man is not able to make anything that can out do orContinue reading “Echinacea – The Great Herbal Diplomat”

Plantain, Mother of Herbs

Plantain, the weed, not the small banana-type fruit, came from the settlers who first came to America. This small, medicinal, nutritive, magickal plant grew in the paths of the settlers, following them to their colonies. The Native Americans noticed this and nicknamed the weed “White Man’s Foot” The American poet and educator Henry Wadsworth LongfellowContinue reading “Plantain, Mother of Herbs”

The Powerful Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale, or dandelion, is part of the Asteraceae family which also includes the daisy and sunflower. Originally native to Eurosia and North America, these sunny little plants have followed humans for centuries and still grow where humans live today. This plant is a wonderful medicinal, nutritional and magickal gift from the Universe. Dandelions notContinue reading “The Powerful Dandelion”

Love of Lotus’s Flu Shot Tea

This is one of my favorite times of year, the trees are turning beautiful shades of orange and red, the air is cooler and bon fires are easy to come by. Gaia has blessed us so much with the seasons. This is the time of death, where everything dies back and goes into hibernation untilContinue reading “Love of Lotus’s Flu Shot Tea”

Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose

Here at Love of Lotus we are very mindful and respectful of our Mother Earth, Gaia, our home. Although we aren’t perfect, we make every effort we can to recycle, reuse and re-purpose. All our natural ingredients in our products are either organic, substantially wild crafted or organically grown by me, Rainie. Of course, weContinue reading “Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose”

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