New Rosemary Lip Balm/Nueva Pomada de Romero Para los Labios

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Tools of the trade, so to speak/Herramientas del trabajo, pa decirlo

20150826_231417Melting the beeswax into the rosemary oil/derritiendo la cera de abeja dentro del aceite de romero

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Looks like egg drop soup no?/ Parece sopa china de huevo, no?

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20150827_002000As it gels it rests/ cuando cuaja, descansa

I just finished the long process of making more rosemary (my second favorite herb) lip balm.  This concoction was a long time coming, a very long process to complete, given unemployment, school, teaching, racist & classist housing and employment drama, but the alchemy happens and is so great, every, every time. To help these ingredients come together, and on their own power with my tender mixing help, wisdom based on back generations, to go from liquid to solid is amazing. I added peppermint essential oil this time, and it gives this lip balm a zing!

I remain so deeply content working with herbs to make more natural, less processed medicine for myself and my friends and mi kitties. It is pretty great to produce medicine with nature, anti-modern as Paul Gilroy writes it in another context, to know exactly what materials go into it, and to enjoy the labor of it. Although “natural” is complicated and some what contradictory, but what I mean is simple, less complicated (involving connections to the earth, heat, knife, a product of bee labor, oil, herbs – rosemary, sage, peppermint, glass, funnel, un-stolen labor). And sharing is caring, as they say, it doesn’t have to involve a monetary exchange, just seeing happiness and the power for herbal medicine is enough, though it would be more difficult if this were my source of income. Because as they say, nothing from nothing leaves nothing, you gotta have something if you wanna be with me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuaG-TCpbtw

Acabo de terminar el largo proceso de hacer más pomada de romero (mi segunda hierba favorita) para los labios. Esta poción hace tiempo que esta en proceso, tomo mucho para completar, dado el desempleo, el colegio, enseñar, la situación dramatica de la lucha contra las maniobras racistas y clasistas de vivienda y de empleo, pero la alquemía anda y es bakana, cada, cadita vez. El asistir a esos materiales cuajarse, de su propia cuenta con una mano mia de revoltura tierna, sabiduria de generaciones de mucho tiempo, para ir de liquido a solido es algo bakano. Le agregue aceite esencial de hierba buena esta vez, y le da un ¡zacata! a esa pomada para los labios.

Sigo profundamento contento trabajar con hierbas para hacer medicina más natural, menos procesado para mi, mis amigxs y mis gaticxs. Es bakano producir medicina con la naturaleza, antimoderno como lo dice Paul Gilroy en otro contexto, el saber cuales materiales estan en ella, y disfrutar el trabajo en hacerlo. Aunque lo natural es complicado (cuyo incluye conexión con la tierra, llama, cuchillo, un producto del labor de las abejas, aceite, hierbas- romero, sabila, hierba buena, vidrio, embudo, trabajo no robado). Y el compartir es cuidar, como se dice, no tiene que ser un intercambio de plata, basta con ver la felizidad y el poder de la medicina herbal, aunque si sería difícil sí contara con el para mi ingreso. Porque, como se dice, nada de nada deja nada, y tienes que tener algo sí quieres estar conmigo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuaG-TCpbtw  2 times!

Cuajo! It transfomed! (gelled doesn’t quite get it as a translation)
pomada de romero

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