I have finished pressing the herbal tinctures that I’d made on the supermoon. I am pressing them a month later on the lunar eclipse in the middle of the transit of Venus. These celestial blessed herbal tinctures are so healing, nutritious, and delicious I could not have planned it better!
These mini-roses bloomed today in the front yard and it reminded me of Venus and the sun together as one. The masculine Sun and Venus the feminine, a balancing act of cosmic love artistry.
In honour of the return of the divine feminine Venus, named after the goddess of love and beauty, I am making a rose petal tincture and essence.
What better symbol for love is there on earth than Rose~ Queen of the flowers! The roses in these pictures are from my garden, and some are from Florida Botanical Gardens when I went there in 2008.
|Common Name||Rose hips/ flowers|
|Latin Name||Rosa spp.|
|Parts Used||Perennial- Collect flower petals during growing season. Roses lay dormant in colder climates. Collect rosehips in the Fall. Essential oil made from flowers.|
|Target Organs||Digestion, Central Nervous System, Nerves, Skin|
|Common Uses||Aphrodisiac, perfume, debility, exhaustion, nutritive, inflammation, skincare,
Rosehips, rosewater, are used in cooking and beverages
|Properties||Aphrodisiac, antidepressant, antiseptic, euphoric, antispasmodic, nutritive, astringent, mild laxative, vulnerary, diuretic, anti-inflammatory,|
|Constituents||Essential oil : Esters: geranyl acetate, citronellyl acetate, neryl acetate,
Sesquiterpene alcohol: farnesol,
Monoterpene alcohols: Citronellol 15-20%, geraniol 10%, linalool, nerol 15%, cedrol, linlool
Other: vitamin C, tannin, pectin, carotene, fruit acids
|Cautions||Do not use during pregnancy. Thorny plant, caution while harvesting.|
|Dosage||Tincture: 1-4ml Tea: 1-2 tsp|