No elderberry syrup in your house? The best day to make it is yesterday: you want it on hand for sniffles, sneezes, and the almost inevitable immune fatigue that comes in colder weather. This little kitchen witch loves elder for its many offerings (wood, flowers, berries) […]
Melissa, commonly called Lemon Balm, holds a special place in my heart–she has ever since the moment I discovered her name literally means “honeybee”. (Bees are powerful totems for me, my husband, and our farm.) Melissa’s roots go back to ancient civilizations whose ceremonial lives […]
I'm a diarist, creatrix, storyteller, grower, student, and teacher who is enchanted with change and enamored of nature.
These pages celebrate some of my favorite things:
AROMATICS. HERBS. OILS. FOOD. NATURE. MAGIC. LIFE.
I'm also passionate about archetypes, symbology, mythology, magic, folklore, old world hand/crafts, ceremony, and liberation theology.
I delight in the exploring, engaging, and applying the art & science of aromatherapy, herbalism, nutrition, wellness, and Mother Earth chemistry.
When I'm not working at my business, Untamed Alchemy, I'm working at home reclaiming our land with permaculture and engaging the magick and medicine of gardens, forests, meadows, barns, pantries, craft corners, fire pits, ceremonial circles, still rooms, and kitchens.
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about untamed alchemy
Like all alchemy, Untamed Alchemy® celebrates the magic that happens when we combine attention, intention, energy, and wisdom to transform something into a new, changed, and more valuable something else.
Untamed Alchemy encourages us to actively engage with our experience of being alive and being in relationship.
The work of Untamed Alchemy empowers us to live wholly into all parts of our Selves: wild and wise, sacred and profane, magical and mundane, natural and intentional, pure and simple. Kristina brings it to life through the musings in these pages along with her botanical, aromatic, and herbal creations and holistic wellness & bodywork practice at Untamed Alchemy.