Yesterday evening I officially "launched" Cynnamon Charmed! The response in the past 18 hours has been fantastic and I am really excited to be sharing my passion with all of you. However, I must admit that it is also very scary. For a long time, what I do has been sort of intimate and I don't talk much about it with other people. Lots of friends and family knew that I loved gathering herbs and flowers but rarely did someone ask what happens after that.....what do I do with them. To me, that's the MOST interesting part. My husband would joke with friends that I was hoarding 3 gallons of vodka in my office, and after I got several strange looks, I began wondering if people thought I hid out in there drinking it. ;)
For a long time, any questions I did get about my herbs and things, I would tell people I was doing it for my chickens and animals. And this was the truth, that is how it really all began. When I started raising chickens for eggs for my family, I knew I didn't want to be feeding them full of antibiotics or other things that would make them just like the ones I can buy at the store. As an animal lover, I wanted something healthier for them and also for us. I would dry herbs for their nesting box to spruce it up and make it smell good and to mix into their food in the winter to bring them vitamins and minerals that they didn't get during that time of the year. I began making homemade food for my dogs and adding mint for their breath and turmeric (golden paste treats are fantastic) for my seniors achy joints.
In the early days, our ancestors used plants they grew or harvested in their area to treat themselves, their families and their livestock. Women were very knowledgeable in herbal medicines as just general knowledge passed down through families. Doctors were hard to come by and rarely could be afforded. Those were also the days of the Old Religion. There was only but a fine line between medicinal herbs and magickal herbs because however they were regarded they had the healing effect desired. Today many people have separated the two or all but forgotten about them. Modern conveniences have allowed us to rely on others for necessities. Makes me worry what people will do if there should come a day when pharmacies and grocery stores are no longer available. I think we need to remember that we were put on this Earth with everything we need to survive and thrive provided to us by Mother Earth. And sometimes, connecting with that energy and grounding ourselves is what we really need to heal our body, our mind and our spirit.
Cynnamon Charmed will allow people a way to connect back with Mother Earth and benefit from some of the things she has to offer in the most raw form possible, aside from growing and harvesting yourself. I will give you ideas on how to use my products, and even send "Charmed Tips" in every box that I ship. And most importantly, I will always be available to answer questions, or even craft new products for your individual needs.
Help us spread Cynnamon Charmed like wildfire! Invite your friends to "like" our FB page and/or follow us here at Charmed Daily. Have a wonderful Wednesday and Blessed Be!