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anonymous asked:

Asgore, as someone with an interest in gardening what do you think about farming, do you like it or do you prefer AESTHETIC?

TeaLC --- Ten Herbal Teas for the Body and Soul

Here are a few of the herbal teas that I like to use when I’m stressed, anxious, tense, worried, or just want a nice calm evening with my partner. These tea recipes and formulae are my own creations, and I retain copyright on all of them! If you want to use them in your own works, please contact me first and I’ll be happy to give you permission.

All herbs mentioned are dried, and all seeds and pods are crushed or ground. It is recommended to use 400-500ml of water in each tea, and all water should be poured at boiling point unless otherwise stated. If the water is not brought up to boiling point before adding, the medicines in the herbs will not fully disperse into the water.

Steep all teas for at least 10 minutes in a covered container/teapot unless otherwise stated, otherwise the volatile aromatics in the herbs will evaporate into the air or will still be trapped in the herbs. 

Remember!
1 tsp = 1 teaspoon
1 tbsp = 1 tablespoon
1 h. tsp/tbsp = 1 heaped tea/tablespoon

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A Little R&R

  • 2 tsp German chamomile
  • 1 tsp spearmint
  • 1 tsp marshmallow root

This gentle tea is soothing and calm, its properties relatively mild and suitable for both adults and children alike. It helps put the mind into a calmer state and begins the process of running the body down before sleep, and for that reason it makes an excellent bedtime drink. It can also be used after a long day at work to switch the body out of “work” mode and into “R&R” mode, hence the name. Due to the marshmallow root, it tends to thicken up if you leave it to steep for more than 30-60 minutes, but this is actually good for you!


A Bedtime Kiss

  • 1 tsp German chamomile
  • ½ tsp passiflora (passionflower)
  • 1 tsp oatstraw 

This warming and pleasantly earthy tea is an ideal addition to the night-time rituals of anyone who struggles with persistent insomnia or restless nights. With the usage of chamomile for soothing, passiflora to encourage restful sleep, and natural oatstraw to calm worries and anxieties, this tea is like a gentle bedtime kiss from mum before curling up in bed. Also useful for those who suffer from nychtophobia, otherwise known as fear of the dark; its calming formula eases worry and makes sleeping at night just a little easier. This tea is only suitable for 7-year-olds and above. 


Cuddle My Hot Water Bottle

  • 1 h. tbsp shredded fresh ginger
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp fennel seed
  • 500ml boiling water

This spicy and fragrant brew is an aromatic mix of warming herbs and spices that will calm the body and invigorate the mind. Ginger and cardamom are a powerful combination of potent healing and soothing herbs that will ease out any pains or aches whilst energising your mind, whilst the calming properties of fennel will relax your body and prepare it for the rest of your day. This is the perfect tea for a long day in the office or for pulling an all-nighter, simultaneously rejuvenating your senses and kickstarting your mind for quick, creative thinking.


Twinkle Twinkle Morning Star

  • 1 tsp liquorice root
  • 1 tsp fennel seed
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp elderflower
  • 1 tsp honey

This punchy little number packs a kick, and is highly recommended for when you wake up in the morning with a stuffy nose you just can’t clear. The aromatic properties of liquorice and fennel will wipe away your sinus troubles in time for your journey to work, and the gently soothing and potently antiviral nature of elderflower and natural honey will help your body rest up faster and recover more effectively from colds, flus, and a bad night of poor sleep. Paired with “Cuddle My Hot Water Bottle”, this combination is devastating to colds and flus! Those with high blood pressure should avoid long-term usage, because chronic consumption of liquorice raises blood pressure. 


A Midnight Breeze

  • 1 tsp marshmallow root
  • 1 tsp peppermint 
  • ½ tsp passiflora
  • 1 tsp elderflower 

When chronic coughing and two-week colds have left your nights sleepless and your evenings exhausting and stressful as you struggle to breathe, this aerating super-tea is here to help! The potent antiviral properties of natural elderflower help to fight back against viruses like colds and flus, whilst the expectorant and easing qualities of marshmallow root will calm your coughing and help give you a phlegm-free night. Passiflora and peppermint combine in this tea to prompt natural rest and relaxation from the body and to encourage it to get some much-needed healing sleep, to help you recover faster and get better sooner. This tea is best left to stew for at least an hour, and should be drunk every evening for the duration of your cold or flu. Not suitable for children under 7. 


Tickle My Tummy

  • 1 h. tbsp shredded fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp lemon balm
  • 1 tsp German chamomile
  • 1 tsp honey

A warm and snuggly tea that calms nausea and eases indigestion, this tea is suitable for anyone who wakes up in the night with nausea or starts to feel sick during the day. Tender tums and sensitive stomachs are quieted and calmed by the warmth of ginger tea, whilst the lemon balm and chamomile eases indigestion, soreness and bloating. A little honey for taste is all that’s needed to cap off this pleasant, easy tea for those whose tummy is simply not cooperating! 


A Midsummer Night’s Tea

  • ½ tsp mugwort
  • ½ tsp wild lettuce
  • 1 tsp German chamomile
  • 1 tsp vervain
  • 1 tsp spearmint

A mysterious tea for mysterious people, this dreaming potion will have you off playing with the fairies in no short order. Combining the calming and soporific powers of vervain, spearmint and chamomile with the dream-enhancing effects of mugwort and wild lettuce, this Shakespearean brew will produce vivid mental images and deep, dream-filled sleep that will leave you refreshed and inspired when you awaken from fairyland each morning. Not suitable for children under 13, or for those on sleeping pills, anti-anxiety medication, or anti-psychotics. This is a very potent dreaming potion, and should be discussed with your doctor before usage to ensure it does not interact with any of your medications or health conditions. 


Better Than Oysters

  • 1 tsp vervain
  • 1 tsp damiana
  • 1 tsp saw palmetto
  • Best served with chocolate

Sometimes, sleep and therapy and soothing music just isn’t enough to calm down all the tensions in your body and mind, and perhaps something else may be required to allow your energies to burn themselves off in a healthy, regular way. This tea is designed to allow consenting adults who may have the mutual desire to engage in such energy-raising activities but lack the physical ability to do so to gain a little edge in their quest for such potency. Using the temporary boost in testosterone caused by saw palmetto, combined with the neurochemical switches triggered by damiana and vervain, this tea is truly better than oysters when it comes to stimulating what should be stimulated and supporting what one desires be supported. This tea works for anyone of any gender, and will allow anyone of any gender or orientation to feel comfortable in their own latent sexuality and give you the confidence to bring all parties to a mutually satisfactory conclusion. Please note that usage of such products on another person without their consent is strictly illegal in all jurisdictions. Not suitable for children, or those with polycystic ovaries, or ovarian or prostatic cancer. 


A Quiet Night In

  • 1 tsp German chamomile
  • 1 tsp peppermint
  • 1 tsp lemon verbena 
  • ½ tsp lavender flowers
  • ½ tsp rose petals

A cuddly tea for cuddly people, this one could be considered the “baby sibling” of the above “Better Than Oysters” tea. Designed simply to calm your body and mind and help yourself enter a warm and emotional state of being, this soft and snuggly tea makes a wonderful end to a quiet night in with the significant others in your life. German chamomile and lemon verbena cooperate to soothe and ease the mind and body, whilst peppermint, lavender and rose help you to open up your emotions and feel yourself and the people you love in your life. This tea is suitable for ages 3 and up, and may also help parents bond with their babies (only the parent should drink the tea).


The Voyager’s Companion

  • 1 tsp gingko leaves
  • ½ tsp powdered ginseng
  • 1 tsp oatstraw

Those jetsetting off to far-flung lands will know all too keenly the irritation of those 3 first, crucial days of your holiday being cut short by the beast of jetlag. This simple tea is no outright cure, but will help cut the duration of jetlag significantly and also improve your mood when you do finally arrive. The melatonin-stimulating effects of ginseng, combined with the absorption-increasing powers of gingko and the calming properties of oatstraw harmonise to produce an excellent and fragrant tea for the neutralisation of the woeful symptoms of a jetlagged mind. This should be taken one day before departure, as well as for at least 3 days after the flight 1 hour before bedtime. Suitable for  all ages. 

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I hope these 10 helpful recipes and remedies help someone in need! 

– Juniper Wildwalk

despite beeing annoyed of the current minion-hype - seriously, these things are EVERYWHERE - i did enjoy watching the minion movie. i simply LOVE all those tiny details, puns little children don’t get, ideas, art and especially the character designs.
i loved herb since he was first introduced, he is so fucking SLIM. this guy is hilarious in every single way

Thief in the Night (OQ)

For @storiesseldomtold and @slidin-in-far-away-galaxies as a (hugely belated) birthday gift. Set in the Missing Year, and hopefully with enough fluff that you can forget the lateness lol. Hope you like it! Xx
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The mahogany wood of the table made a perfect distraction from the disgusting ball unfolding before her. She dragged her nail through the grooves, plotting a map from the central platters of food to her own small dish, circling the edge and kicking herself for not being hungry. Granny had gone all out for this buffet and she was missing it.

Leaning forwards, Regina snatched up her fork and stabbed the spiced pheasant breast, sawing a chunk off with her knife before lifting it to her lips and forcing herself to bite into the succulent meat. It tasted delicious, she knew it did, but her stomach still lurched as the herbs and spices covered her tongue and the lump of gamey flesh slid uncomfortably down her throat like a ball of tissue. She set her cutlery back down and slumped against the high wooden back of her chair.

Snow had been worriedly eyeing her for the past however-long (pretty much since they all returned to this stupid Henry-less land) and she was sick of it. All of it. All of them. With their council meetings and their balls, acting as if that witch wasn’t on the brink of ending all of their lives. But whatever, Regina would go along with it for no other reason than a simple life and Snow’s worrying being put on the backburner.

“Regina—” That was it. Snow’s whiney voice would be the death of her.

“What? What do you people want from me?” She snapped, rounding on her step-daughter as her clenched fist made contact with the table, unsettling several platters and sent a silence fizzling through the hall. People stopped eating, the couples in the centre of the room paused their dancing, craning their necks to see the commotion. “Is it not enough that I’m not killing you all? Do you not care about getting home? Because it seems like you’ve all given up,” she spat, pointing an accusatory finger at Snow whose face had paled. David had sat forwards, his hand protectively covering his wife’s shoulder and God, she couldn’t bear to be in the same room as these people for another minute.

She threw her chair back, the scrape of wood against the concrete floor even louder in the hungry silence. “Have your ball,” she said, stalking through the centre of the hall and moving the crowd like she had invisible hands pushing it apart for her, “and keep it the hell away from me.”

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struts-aesthetic  asked:

Hello! So I'm kinda new to the whole witch thing, and I was wondering if it's still possible to be religious (Christian) and still do smaller things like herb, tea, energy, colors, weather, astronomy, astrology, or possible crystal types of magick? I'm not big in spells or curses, but a lot of the other introspective and creative outlets seem interesting to me. Thank you!

Of course! Witchcraft is not a religion, it does not belong to one specific religion, and you do not have to be of any sort of religion to be a witch. And with that, there is no one specific way to practice witchcraft. If being a witch to you means feeling energy, dealing with herbs and crystals, then you are a witch who uses those things. Witchcraft is not all or nothing, it is a free practice, which is to be done however the practitioner decides. Do whatever makes you feel comfortable! Whatever makes you happy, and whatever makes you feel right. You can always try something and decide you don’t like it. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!