oils & herbs for taurus

April 21, 2013

oils & herbs for taurus

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We are always excited to find Taurus actively in the heavens as both my husband and I not only find Taurus favorably popping up in our natal horoscopes, but also have a slew of wonderful Taurus friends. The oils and herbs associated with Taurus are conveniently among our favorites as well…

Meet Taurus!

Taurus aligns itself with stubborn, solid Earth energy.

No surprise to find several grounding oils in Taurus’ corner including contemplative and earth-y Vetiver; it’s complex fragrance soothes, restores, strengthens, and anchors. In keeping with its sensualist nature, Taurus also aligns with rich and sensuous fragrances such as Cardamom and Ylang Ylang.

Your Taurus will especially appreciate a thoughtfully balanced blend of essential oils–but make sure it isn’t too strong or out of balance! My personal recipe for Taurus oil has historically included 4 drops Vetivert, 4 drops Cinnamon Bark, 2 drops Cardamom, and 1 drop Ylang Ylang in two (2) ounces of carrier oil.

Among the more delicious and powerful herbs associated with Taurus you’ll find Mint, Coltsfoot, and Sage.

As a Taurus myself, I know how Taurus energy can dig its heels in–much like Peppermint will stake its claim in a garden and not. let. go.

Looking to celebrate a Taurus in a compelling and relevant way? A premium meal, specially prepared from scratch, is the perfect way to appeal to their sensual and earthy nature.

You’ll want this meal to be exquisite, sensual, sublime, It should reflect lots of flavors and textures. If you can organize it around a theme, so much the better. Learn what your beloved enjoys and turn up the volume. Think roast chicken with a creamy chanterelle mushroom sauce and exotic black rice. Or fresh spring rolls with cilantro, mint, sprouts and julienne vegetables like carrots, red pepper, and cucumber with fancy dipping sauces–peanut sauce, sweet and sour sauce, and more.

Make something complicated to that ties a theme together. Feature all fresh, seasonal foods. Take time to indulge special components like herb salts like sage salt….

Sage Salt

  • Sage leaves1 cup Fresh Organic Sage 
  • 1/2 cup Coarse Sea Salt or Kosher Salt

Combine both ingredients in your food processor and chop until leaves are ground down, sage and salt are well combined, and salt is covered with the oil from the leaves. Use as a rub poultry, mix in mashed potatoes, add to scrambled eggs, and more. Enjoy!

If you prefer a sweet as opposed to savory recipe, you can always tempt your Taurus with this delectable Mint Chocolate Chip recipe.

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Homemade Peppermint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

April 21, 2013
: 2 quarts
: 3 hr
: 30 min
: 24 hr
: Moderate

A homemade peppermint chip ice cream from a rich custard base to make you forget every store bought version you ever deigned to eat. Rich, creamy, mint-y, and incredible in the mouth. You're welcome.


  • 3 cups Fresh Peppermint, leaves only
  • 2 cups Organic Heavy Cream
  • 2 cups Organic Whole Milk
  • 1 cup Organic Sugar
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Organic Egg Yolks
  • 6 ounces Premium Dark or Milk Chocolate, nibs or shavings
  • Step 1 Be sure to use only the leaves of the peppermint as the stems can be bitter!
  • Step 2 Grind peppermint leaves with a mortar and pestle (best) or crush with a spoon to release their fragrant oil.
  • Step 3 Whisk cream, milk, sugar and salt in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Heat just until it begins to get hot, but not boiling.
  • Step 4 Remove from heat and add mint leaves. Cover quickly and let steep for at least 2-3 hours.
  • Step 5 After steeping, strain/remove  leaves and heat again to bring to just below a simmer.
  • Step 6 As the mixture warms, whisk together egg yolks and a cup of the warm cream mixture in a medium bowl.
  • Step 7 Whisk it the blended egg yolk and cream mixture back into the saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, until the custard reaches 170º to 174ºF.
  • Step 8 Add vanilla extract.
  • Step 9 Remove from heat, pour into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  • Step 10 Freeze in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions, adding chocolate chips, nibs, or shavings about halfway through the freezing process. 
  • Step 11 Freeze for at least four hours before serving. Enjoy!

Bless and blessed be!

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