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“Every word of Blackthorn’s Botanical Wellness is carefully thought out and deeply impactful, as Blackthorn offers in-depth information about all of the ways plants and other allies can help us care for ourselves, especially if we are among the traumatized and cast aside. There’s no spiritual bypassing here—just an ever-sweet and profoundly informative book that will throw a considerable, necessary punch into your wellness routine.” —Cassandra Snow, author of Lessons from the Empress: A Tarot Workbook for Self-Care and Creative Growth
“The best life starts within, looking outward,” writes Amy Blackthorn in this simultaneously practical and personal guide to wellness and healing. Blackthorn, a master herbalist, aromatherapist, and prolific author, explores methods of wellness management using both mystical and mundane tools and techniques.
Amy’s book features essential oils, plants, meditation, tarot, astrology, and personal sigils tailored to your own specific needs and circumstances. She also describes her own journey to well-being and shares the lessons she’s learned, including how to develop healthy mind-body habits and to stop relying on fear and shame-based rituals for self-care that ultimately produce results that are the very opposite of what is desired. Instead, Blackthorn’s Botanical Wellness supplies holistic solutions that enable you to lead your best life.
According to Blackthorn, self-care isn’t “me, first”; it’s “me, too.” In clear, accessible, friendly language, Blackthorn’s Botanical Wellness teaches the skills to put these important lessons into practice.
- Find tools for managing health, chronic illness, and self-care
- Create a lunar self-care calendar
- Embrace the emotional well-being of aromatherapy
- Work with plant spirit allies
- Empower yourself with spells and rituals
“Amy Blackthorn brings her unending well of plant knowledge and trademark compassion to the world of wellness in this book and it is fantastic. Every word of Blackthorn’s Botanical Wellness is carefully thought out and deeply impactful as Blackthorn offers in-depth information about all of the ways plants and other allies can help us care for ourselves, especially if we are among the traumatized and cast aside." —Cassandra Snow, author of Queering the Tarot, Queering Your Craft, and co-author of Lessons From the Empress
“Blackthorn's Botanical Wellness marries the practical with the mystical, offering guidance for healing both body and soul. It's a valuable resource for anyone looking to expand their self-care.” —Nikki Van De Car, author of Wellness Witch
“If life has bruised or even broken you, Blackthorn’s Botanical Wellness is a wellspring of help. Each page is informed by Amy Blackthorn’s mastery of spiritual healing and plant magic, including wonderful recipes for diverse herbal potions. Learn to recover your self-assurance with the help of healing plants. Face your fears, stand in your power, and find your personal strength once again. Blackthorn’s Botanical Wellness is another radiant gem in Amy’s crown of books.” —Caroline Kenner, cofounder of The Fool’s Dog tarot and oracle apps company
"Blackthorn's Botanical Wellness is a rare treat: a book on herbalism that understands chronic illness and pain and meets you where you are at. Blackthorn's compassion and experience are clear from the first page. As someone who loves herbal healing and who has chronic illness myself, I felt seen while reading this book.” —Siri Vincent Plouff, co-author of Lessons from the Empress
“Once again, Amy Blackthorn has produced a relevant, practical, and easy-to-follow and use guide—this time for that thing we all need most: self-care. The tips and recipes are delivered in the most non-encyclopedic way—think of this book as sitting down to tea with a friend—and provide divine guidance for busting stress.” —Natalie Zaman, author of Magical Destinations of the Northeast and Color and Conjure
"Blackthorn's Botanical Wellness is a true delight. Amy Blackthorn offers sensitive and intelligent advice delivered with a healthy blend of humor and compassion. From sigils to servitors and tarot to tea, this book examines the witch's common tools and core praxes through the lens of wellness to provide solid advice about building a self-care routine that is accessible to readers of all backgrounds." —Nicholas Pearson, author of Crystal Basics and Foundations of Reiki Ryoho