HERBAL CARE / FOLK WISDOM
Leaf & Lore products are hand-crafted in small batches with care and intention using the highest quality essential oils, vegetable oils, herbs and botanicals, butters, and other natural, plant-based ingredients. Our formulations are based on simple and effective traditional folk methods with aromatherapeutic considerations that aim to invoke a positive response toward personal betterment. In all that is shared here, we do so in keeping with the mantra:
“I am seeking, I am learning, I am ever-expanding."
Featured Essence: ROSEMARY
The Lore and Lure of Rosemary
There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray you, love,
remember. -William Shakespeare (Hamlet)
Rosemary, native to the Mediterranean, is a woody evergreen universally associated with enhancing memory and recall. Commonly used as a culinary herb, the rosemary bush is a member of the mint family, which includes lavender, basil, thyme and sage. It takes its name from the Latin ros maris, which means “dew of the sea.” According to Christian legend, while fleeing to Egypt, the Virgin Mary laid her blue cloak over a white-blossomed rosemary bush to dry and when she later removed it, the white blossoms had turned to blue. The shrub then became known as the “Rose of Mary.” In Greek folklore, rosemary is often associated with Aphrodite, as it is said she was draped in it while being birthed from the sea.
Rosemary was also used to ward off evil spirits and nightmares, and worn around the neck as protection from The Plague. In French hospitals it is customary......
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