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Honey Roasted Holiday Nuts

Honey Roasted Holiday Nuts

These simple, sweet, and salty honey-roasted nuts are a new tradition this year. Born of a desire to have something special to snack on whilst we languish in the living room (read: fold laundry and panic about our kitchen demolition), they surprised us with their…

Whipped Vanilla Jasmine Shea Butter

Whipped Vanilla Jasmine Shea Butter

Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of whipped Shea butter myself–if I’m going to enjoy Shea I’ll typically blend it into a cream or body butter. (The one exception: I lurve whipped Shea butter on my dry, cracked hands!) But I have a dear friend…

Winter Blanket White Tea

Winter Blanket White Tea

It’s snuggle-up time in North Idaho–lots of cold, short days lend themselves to sipping tea under a cozy blanket on the sofa beside the fire. This particular tea recipe was born out of a desire to have a simple tea for sipping that included some…

Cocoa & Vanilla Tub Truffles

Cocoa & Vanilla Tub Truffles

What the hell are tub truffles? Tub truffles are basically candy for your skin. Tub truffles are tiny “bath candies” designed to add yumminess and skin-nourishing oils to your bath. We call them “tub truffles” because they smell like chocolate (thanks to the cocoa butter)…

Nourishing Face Serum

Nourishing Face Serum

Real talk: I’m thinking I could use some TLC for my face this winter. Between brutally cold winds and, you know, my age, I want more than just cream for my face in my natural medicine cabinet. It’s time for Nourishing Face Serum, y’all.  …

Midnight Sun Bath & Body Scrub

Midnight Sun Bath & Body Scrub

  It’s been a bit cold (and energetically frosty) here, y’all. With a construction crew tearing up my kitchen and the sun hiding all day after a late rise with an early set, I find myself hankering for some aromatherapy sunshine. My remedy? Heartwarming, uplifting,…

Fragrant Foaming Hand Soaps

Fragrant Foaming Hand Soaps

There’s something incredibly satisfying about crafting your own cleaning products. I vividly remember the first time I made a foaming hand cleanser–I felt like a sorceress when the fragrant foam came out. Considering how dirty our hands get doing all the things on our farm,…

Gifts of the Magi Resin Incense

Gifts of the Magi Resin Incense

The Christmas season inevitably raises awareness of two blessed aromatic gifts: frankincense and myrrh. Among the gifts that the Wise Men brought to honor the newborn baby Jesus, frankincense and myrrh resins were precious, sacred, and celebrated. It’s no wonder frankincense and myrrh come to…

Sacred Heart Rose Hip Jelly

Sacred Heart Rose Hip Jelly

There’s no better time of year to be indulging vitamin C-rich rose hips–and rose hip jelly is a bright, delicious way to enjoy them. This particular rose hip jelly is extra special: it celebrates sacred unions. Whether created to share with a cherished friend, a…

Magical “Chai” Spiced Honey

Magical “Chai” Spiced Honey

My journey has moved me inward of late: I find myself giving more time and energy to contemplative and mystical pursuits as I seek to re-establish broken parts of my connection with my self. Having awoken to profound wounds, I am doing the work necessary…

Herb-Infused Honey Lemon Throat Lozenges

Herb-Infused Honey Lemon Throat Lozenges

I try to keep herbal lozenges in my purse at all times.   When I feel that scratch at the back of my throat–especially when I’m traveling–I don’t want to have to rely on finding creepy store-bought cough drops. That’s why I make my own.…

Savory Spice: Homemade Herbes Aromatiques

Savory Spice: Homemade Herbes Aromatiques

  Despite the fact that our kitchen has remained a straight-up disaster area since our water heater leaked in early October, I have managed to sneak in after the work crews leave to create some herbal delights. With the holidays rapidly approaching, I had to…

Simmering for Persephone

Simmering for Persephone

  Welcome to the magical time where the veil between the worlds is thin, when those ancestors who have transitioned ask to be touched and remembered, when The Wheel turns to lift autumn’s golden cloak and instead reveals a ghost of a landscape. Thinned of…

The Good, The Grim, and The Wild: Reaping & Making at the Autumn Equinox

The Good, The Grim, and The Wild: Reaping & Making at the Autumn Equinox

  Welcome, sacred and soulful time. Embrace us, holy moment of temperance. Twist us, dark and light. Bury us wholly beneath shadow and soul. Tear us in two between what was and what will be. We are eager to atone. We are prepared to reconcile…

Best Dressed: 5 Tips for Creating Delectable Dressings & Super Salads

Best Dressed: 5 Tips for Creating Delectable Dressings & Super Salads

  Confession: I am obsessed with salads, y’all. (I’d have one for every meal if I could.) I’ve long loved a fresh green salad to go with my evening meal. I’m also known for eagerly jumping on an exotic salad as a main course when…

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Welcome to the wee corner of the interweb where I share articles, insights, recipes, and resources from my life lived at the intersection of personal myth, meaning, and medicine. I’m Kristina, The Untamed Alchemist. I’m an inspired storyteller whose work reflects my love of narrative,…


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