My mission is to inspire women and girls of all ages to engage in and enjoy the traditional feminine arts of the women before us. And to be womanly and feminine, and stand out in a world so opposed to this. Enjoying our feminine roles with no apologies.
My dad once said he could always tell when he was close to home, because he started seeing the beautiful pine trees again. He had to travel to Maryland for cancer treatments, and when he was on his way back home he loved seeing the pine forests reappear on the landscape.
Many, many uses of pine:
Lumber for construction
Sawdust for adding to garden soil, chicken bedding
Pine straw for flower beds, trees, bushes, etc.
Pine cones for decorative purposes
Pine needle tea
Pine oil, made from the sap for cleaning products.
Pine analgesic balm for pain
Native Americans used the pine resin for medicinal purposes.
Pine Resin Salve Add pine resin to oil in a simmering double boiler. Heat together on low heat until pine resin melts. Strain mixture through a coffee filter or strainer. Return to double boiler and add grated beeswax. Gently heat until mixture is melted. Pour into tins or jars and store in a cool, dark place. How To Make Pine Resin Salve – Herbal Academy
Pine essential oil - Reported to soothe itchiness, inflammation, and dryness, control excessive perspiration, prevent fungal infections, protect minor abrasions from developing infections, slow the appearance of signs of aging, and enhance circulation.
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