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Soothing Tea for Menstrual Cramps

Period having people know how painful cramps can be, especially at the beginning of the cycle. This tea is designed to ease cramping by relaxing the muscles of the uterus and aiding in relaxing cycle-related nausea. The herbs used in this blend are traditional remedies for menstrual pain, used for centuries all over the globe.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ tsp mugwort - helps stimulate smooth menstrual flow, normalizes and calms the nervous system, regulates menstrual flow
  • ½ tsp red raspberry leaf - cleans the blood of excessive hormones, soothes breast tenderness, supplies the body with many of the nutrients lost during a cycle
  • ½ tsp mint - eases discomfort from cramping, helps ease nausea, regulates bleeding, adds flavor, soothes and comforts
  • ¼ tsp ginger - eases nausea, relieves uterine pain, adds flavor
  • ½ tsp parsley - has strong analgesic and antinociceptive properties, acts as an anticeptic 
  • 2 cups of water - purified water works best but tap water is also suitable
  • Quart sized mason jar with lid - for storing the mixture
  • Optional - sweetener, lemon, cinnamon sticks

Preparation: 

  1. Add the herbal mixture together in a tea strainer. Place strainer in a quart sized mason jar.
  2. Bring 2 cups of water to a rolling boil and pour into the jar over the tea. 
  3. Screw on the lid and let the tea steep for 15 minutes. 
  4. Once the tea has finished steeping, remove the strainer. You can divide the tea up into 3 parts in separate jars, or measure it out each time so that each dose is exactly 2/3 cup. It must be stored in the fridge. 
  5. Drink the dose in the morning when you wake up, at midday, and before bed on the first day of your cycle to ensure best results.

Notes:

This tea is has a very earthy, bitter flavor. Those who are not fond of teas to begin with will most likely not enjoy this brew. Copious amounts of sugar is recommended to improve the taste, but you may just have to hold your nose and gulp it down…

I realize there is some concern with ingesting mugwort. The FDA recommended safe dose is 1 teaspoon per 8 fluid ounces of liquid, and this tea calls for ¼th of that amount because of the dangers associated with overdosing on mugwort. However, If you do not feel comfortable taking this ingredient, you can simply exclude it from the tea or turn this tea into a spell jar instead. 

You can add some magickal components to this tea as well. Here is a sigil for relieving menstrual cramps that you can draw on your abdomen or on the jar used for storing your tea. You can also turn this into part of a tea ritual. I have instructions for one here for healing and relaxation. I recommend researching the magickal properties and energy of each herb used in this tea before use so that you have a grasp on the energy given to you through these plants. Really, your magickal creativity is the limit for this tea!

WARNING: Do not take this tea if you are pregnant, breast feeding, or at risk of becoming pregnant. If you are taking any other medications, check with your doctor first before taking this tea to ensure it will not interact poorly. Please ensure that you are not allergic to any of these ingredients before taking this tea, even in small doses. Do not take more than the recommended dose. Do not take this tea more than once per week. 

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Justaqueerwitchy’s 1000+ Follower Giveaway!

Hey everyone! I hit 1000 followers about a week and a half ago! I’ve been getting everything together, and figuring out what all I want to do with this giveaway! This giveaway is a way to show my appreciation for my followers and how cool they can be! So I will be checking who is and is not following me.

-This giveaway is not at all and in no way affiliated with tumblr and it’s staff-

The most important things first, the prizes! I tried to have a few similar things in each, but also with a few assortments in each; so each prize has a few of the same, and a few different things in each!

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Prize #1

The items are listed by group so as to hopefully make this not too terribly long

  • Herbs: 1 oz of rosemary, .5 oz of basil, .5 oz of oregano, 4 oz of pink Himalayan salt, 4 oz of iodized salt, .5 oz of hibiscus flowers .15 oz of rose petals, .15 oz of chamomile flowers, 6in vial of red peppers, 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 sage bundles, 1 large herbal cleansing bundle
  • Candles: 2 white tappers, 5 white tea lights, 1 cream (scented) flower, 1 green leaf, blueberry (scented) swirl wax
  • Crystals: rose quartz, grey calcite, green opal, 3 small red jasper, 2 small rose quartz
  • Misc: 1 oz tea tree essential oil, 1 oz rosemary essential oil, 1 red sachet, 1 blue sachet, full moon incense sticks, black butterfly coin purse, lemongrass and lavender salt scrub, 1 cherry blossom bath fizzie

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Prize #2

  • Herbs: 1 oz of rosemary, .5 oz of basil, .1 oz of garlic, 4 oz of pink Himalayan salt, 4 oz of iodized salt, .3 oz of chamomile flowers .15 oz of rose petals, .25 oz of hibiscus flowers, 6in vial of parsley peppers, 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 sage bundles
  • Candles: 2 white tappers, 5 white tea lights, 1 cream (scented) flower, 1 purple leaf, orange clove (scented) wax
  • Crystals: rose quartz, grey calcite, green opal, 2 small aventurine, 2 small chrysocolla
  • Misc: 1 oz bergamot essential oil, 1 oz patchouli essential oil, 2 blue sachets, nag champa incense sticks, pink rose coin purse, lemongrass and lavender salt scrub, 1 cherry blossom bath fizzie, 1 free tarot reading

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Prize #3

  • Herbs: 1 oz of rosemary, .5 oz of basil, .2 oz of chives, 4 oz of pink Himalayan salt, 4 oz of iodized salt, .3 oz of rose petals, .25 oz of hibiscus flowers, .15 oz of chamomile flowers, 6in vial of oregano, 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 sage bundles
  • Candles: 2 white tappers, 5 white tea lights, 1 cream (scented) flower, 1 orange leaf, citrus vanilla (scented) wax
  • Crystals: rose quartz, grey calcite, green opal, 2 small sodalite, 2 small clear quartz
  • Misc: 1 oz ylang ylang essential oil, 1 oz eucalyptus essential oil, 1 purple sachet, 1 blue sachet, dragon blood incense sticks, honeysuckle bath bar,  rosemary and lemon sugar scrub, 1 cherry blossom bath fizzie, 1 rose quartz necklace

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Each prize box is going to come with a small thank you note to the winners, and some common correspondence and lore about the items listed!

Safety Advice: A side from the herb bundles and pink Himalayan salt, All the herbs  are 100% edible. I do not advise anyone apply any essential oils to their skin or ingest it. Please always practice safe fire procedures if you burn candles, incense, herbs, and herb bundles. Do not ingest any water or other liquid that has had crystals or essential oils in it. Please, if you have any allergies, let me know and I will substitute that with something else.

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-Rules-

  • You must be 18 years or older to enter
  • You must live in the United States (I can’t afford international shipping)
  • Reblogs count, and you can reblog as much as you like, but likes do not count. I will assign each entry a number and use a RGN to decide the winners
  • Do not tag this post as a giveaway, it has the chance of ruining the note count and affect the giveaway
  • Tag this post as “queerwitchgiveaway” or your entry will NOT be valid
  • You must have your private messenger turned on at the end of the giveaway so I can contact you if you win
  • You must be willing to give me your address so I can ship you your prize
  • Any entries made by toxic people (terfs, transphobes, nazis, etc) will be disqualified from this giveaway

The rules may be subject to change, and I reserve the right to postpone the end date of the giveaway should I need to. There may or may not be some surprises in this giveaway. Please be kind to your followers and try not to spam them. I will contact all the winners of the giveaway on September 21st some time after 12:00n EST

-This giveaway ends September 20th, 2017-

Thanks so much to all of my followers! I hope you all enjoy this giveaway!

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Well, it looks like fluffy man Parsley is gonna need a new home. It upsets me, he’s one of my favorites, always snuggling with me and an absolute doll with people. Other chickens? Not so much, he’s the odd man out of the flock and the other roos bully him, and none of the hens like him.

So I’m posting this here because I trust the chicken-loving folks of Tumblr to help him find a good home, since he’s a very unique lad.

Parsley is 15 weeks old as of July 4th, some sort of silkie cross. We bought him from the local feed store and he’s definitely not a show bird! As you can see he has no head poof, perfectly clean legs, and a single comb. I’d say he’s around 4-5 pounds and will weigh him soon to be sure. He’s been a lover since he was a chick and adores people, he would literally sit on your lap all day if you let him. He would make a wonderful house pet, I considered doing so for a while but Rex wouldn’t stand for it. He *might* get along with the right flock but I would prefer he go to someone who wants a house chicken since he seems to lack social skills with our other birds. I think he’d be good for someone looking for a fluffy bird ESA since he’s so fond of people, if a bit pecky at times (but this is actually affection). I also believe he’d be a good travel buddy for going on rides in your car or pet-friendly areas, our birds were pretty well socialized and adapt to new situations quickly. He has a decent crow and at the moment does not crow frequently, of course that could change (there are no-crow collars but I’m not sure how humane they are, I will look into them if you wish).

Parsley had a case of coccidiosis which is cleared up now, but something to keep in mind. Before he leaves I will make sure he’s in good health. I would be willing to ship within the US (possibly Canada), at the adopter’s expense (around $100 plus $15 for the box). I’d love for whoever ends up with him to keep me updated on how he’s doing, since I care a lot for this little roo. It’s not urgent that I find him a home so if you’re a good match but can’t take him right away I will be happy to wait, and during that time will start adjusting him to house + diaper life while he waits. I live in upstate NY and can drive anywhere that’s 2 hours away, but our car won’t make it further than that (it’s old, okay?).

Please reblog so we can find my fluffy man the perfect home! Check out my #parsley for more pictures of him.

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Pasta Aglio e Olio: a 6 ingredient fucking treat. Made this last night and the boy is literally out at the store right now buying pasta so we can make more 😋😋
Inspired by the movie ‘Chef’.
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I think my phone and the dogs making weird playing yaps were unnerving him!
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