I always learn something powerful about the planet when I spend time with the talented Marysia Miernowska. She is an herbalist, biodynamic gardener, plant spirit medicine practitioner, and the director of the California branch of The Gaia School of Healing and Earth Education. Marysia’s teachings not only transform peoples perspective on plants – her work also nourishes gardens along the California Coastline.
Simply put, Marysia is a modern day Earth Mother, and it’s always an honor to be in her presence.
Spending time with her or listening to Marysia’s teachings invokes my deeper calling in life.
Inspiring others to live an abundant life has been at the core of my heart since I was a child, and with age and life experiences my passion has grown.
May it be through sharing a segment on our television program At Home With Didiayer, in a blog post such as this, or through our new PodCast – where we talk openly about what it means to live an authentic lifestyle – and what that truly means to you.
The sustenance that I receive from Marysia’s teachings and her words of encouragement have opened up the rooted essence of who I am.
It feels vulnerable to express these feelings – but its the right time, and we all have to start somewhere.
Connecting to my authentic self through expressing deep compassion about what is really important in life – matters.
Getting back to my art and sharing my organic handmade soaps and experimenting with making natural perfumes has been inspiring. It is my personal gateway drug to slowing down and grounding myself in this ever-changing world.
So, as I ease into this new chapter of sharing authentic stories from around the world and talking about natural products and ways in which we can heal our mind, bodies, and souls – I share a simple yet enjoyable segment from season one of At Home With Didiayer with Marysia.
It shares how to make a lovely perfume without harsh chemicals whatsoever. What isn’t shown is the hours we spent talking in this garden as she pointed out plant after plant and what they offer us. It was so inspiring and I look forward to sharing more about the healing power of herbalism with you all.
I encourage you all to make a homemade perfume. It truly is the gateway to wanting to know more about botany and the powerful use of plants.
What You Will Need:
1. A good carrier oil
2. Your choice of essential oils
* 50% safflower oil 50% essential oils. Selected based on your preference of scent strengthen.
Here are the items Marysia used in the perfume we created together.
Lavender – One of the most used essential Oils
Rosemary – Simulates Hair Growth!
Rose – Opens the heart, calming, and sentential oil
Jasmine – Aromatic
Vallina – A great bottom note
Ylang – Ylang – Floral Scent
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