September 2015 Newsletter
Autumnal Equinox...balance of light and dark...scent of wild grapes...crisp mornings September 2015
In this issue...Rosehips...Time for Pumpkin Facials!...Herbal Allies Dates and Upcoming Programs
Rosa rugosa...the plant that keeps on giving. In June, the intoxicating scent of  blooming roses draws us in to collect petals for creating a myriad of recipes for natural cosmetics, teas and cordials. The other day by the shore,  a few remaining petals continued to bless us with summer's last gasp. Now, with autumn approaching, the hips are abundant, and the most nutritious part of the plant. 

In the fall, many plants present a bounty to forage, supporting us for the upcoming winter challenges. Immune system boosting is now important, and Rosehips deliver! Did you know that they provide  50% more Vitamin C than oranges? They lend themselves well to drying for a great addition to tea formulations, incorporating into "Fire Cider", and making into jam. And about that jam...labor intensive, delish, totally worth all the effort...e mail for my recipe if interested. 

To dry and store for winter use:  remove stem, cut in half, remove seeds, dry in dehydrator or low oven. They are fleshy so will take a bit of time and patience to dry completely. 

C Me in Winter (tea blend)

1 pt. Hibiscus flower
1 pt. Organic Orange Peel
1 pt. Rosehips
1/4 pt. Organic Lemon Peel
1/4 pt Cinnamon Chips
Honey to taste

It's That Time Again... PUMPKIN FACIALS!

Fall is about pumpkins...the perfect, amazing fruit full of goodness for your skin! Dry skin cells shudder at the mention of the enzymes it contains. Vitamin A, alpha and beta carotenes, zinc...great for dull skin which needs lifting, skin with breakouts, skin with inflammation. It reduces pore size, controls excess oil, and helps prevent blemishes. 

It's all about pumpkin...from beginning to end...including a pumpkin mask made with fresh, organic, just picked local sugar pumpkin, custom blended with other ingredients according to your specific needs.

What are you waiting 401-369-4297 today and make an appointment for the seasonal pumpkin facial!


Dates and itinerary are now in place for the spring session of Level 1 Herbal Allies program. This 2015 program has been a great time of learning and growing. A fine tuned itinerary has been developed, with a focus on learning a variety of local wild plants, medicine making and laying a strong foundation for herbal studies. 

The start date for this program will be April 17. We will meet one Sunday a month from April- October. The number of participants for this program will be limited to ten. A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants upon completion, providing certain requirements are met. Please email for particulars, registration information, etc. Registration begins now  to hold a space for the spring. 


This program is a continuation of Level 1 and will meet for five Sunday sessions between November and March. Anyone interested in joining this program, if they have not taken Level 1,  must be able to meet specific requirements in order to participate. Please contact me for additional information. 

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Susan Clements
Earth & Ocean Wellness
North Kingstown, RI 02852
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