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Ayurveda and Herbal Magic - An Interview with Alanis Morissette

SHARE AYURVEDA AND HERBAL MAGIC – AN INTERVIEW WITH KARI JANSEN TEAM ALANISNOVEMBER 23, 2015 CONTESTORGANICSKINCARE SHARE Kari Jansen is a master herbalist and Ayurvedic practitioner who combines her passion for plants, herbal medicine, and bodywork with Ayurvedic healing methods. Applying the integration of that knowledge to creating an exquisite collection of organic body care products, Kari is the owner of the online-based company Poppy and Someday. Five Alanis.com readers have the chance to win a Poppy and Someday prize pack – enter for a chance to win below. ALANIS.COM: Hi, Kari. After years of studying and practicing massage and herbal healing, where did you receive your training in the art Ayurvedic healing? KARI: I trained at the Ayurvedic Institute...

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Vista Friends- Blog by Julia Ashwood

VISTA FRIENDS - Do you know the white witch of Laurel Canyon? Meet Kari Jansen, magic LA woman and founder of 'Poppy and Someday' It was on a bushwalk in Big Sur, California where I was able to witness Kari's passion first hand. We walked a trail high in the mountains above the ocean. She would stop, smell and snip flowers, branches as we wandered tucking them into her calico bag. Crushing leaves and bringing them to her nose, explaining to me the unique and exotic names, origins and uses of certain plants and flowers. I adored her humble devotion to nature and how it has in turn inspired her beautiful line of products. 'Poppy and Someday' is such a sweet...

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Chaparral in the desert rain

Driving through the southwest desert in the rain, I was calmed by the intoxicating smell that filled my car.  Chaparral Larrea tridentata.  This medicinal plant has beautiful bright yellow flowers and its leaves are covered in sweet resins.  Used for its antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.  This great medicine helps fight off colds and flu symptoms.  Topically, used to heal burns, eczema, wounds, and other skin diseases.   We stopped off at a nearby exit and drove until we were surrounded by the desert for miles.  There is where Stefani, La Tierra Sagrada, and I harvested this magical plant.  We are infusing Chaparral in oil to make medicinal salves to sell at Spirit Weavers gathering and Mercado Segrado this May....

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Four ways to help nourish and hydrate your body and build your immunity (ojas)

Coming out of a hot-dry summer season and moving into fall.  Fall is Vata time.  The weather cooling down, the wind picking up and leaves changing.  These are 5 simple ways to help keep your body in balance through these changes. To balance Vata increase Kapha.  This is can be done by...  1) Put chai seeds in your water.  Chai seeds have a great benefits for your body.  They come from a plant called Salvia Hispanica grown in South America.  Chia is the mayan word for "strength".  They are rich in minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and omega 3 essential fatty acids.  Let them plump up in your water and drink through out the day.    2) Abhyanga.  Daily self massage with...

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Post No. 1 - It's the time of the season

Thank you for checking out the blog, and welcome to our first entry! It's summer time so last week I decided to go on a road trip with my friend Stefani, founder and creator of La Tierra Sagrada Hair. We started in Los Angeles and made our way up to Northern California.  Our first stop was the Yuba River. When we got out of are car the fresh smell of rain and cool breeze made me feel alive. As we hiking in to our camping spot along the crystal clear river, I saw Mugwort, Yerba Santa and many other of my favorite plants. After setting up our tent, I noticed that there was St. John’s Wort blooming all around us. These beautiful bright yellow flowers are one of...

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