Total Solar Eclipse 2017

  Total Solar Eclipse 2017 is almost here, so plan your eclipse party and get ready for darkness! Yep…this is a rare celestial phenomenon that you don’t want to miss since the last one of these events happened in 1979. Total solar eclipse of 2017 is when the moon will be blocking out the sun with a temperature drop of about 10 degrees, and it can be seen from the west coast of America to the east coast. The event will only happen in America on August 21st 2017 and no one from outside the country will be able to witness it first-hand. 

  The phenomenon will last for about 2 minutes and 40 seconds in each spot. As it journeys across the country, it will complete its path in about 1 1/2 hours. However, the total solar eclipse will only be visible in a few states, starting in Oregon. A partial eclipse, which is the darkening of the sky, will be seen by all of America which will last about 2-3 hours. Here are the following states by order that will give you the best views of the event and will have a total solar eclipse: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and ending in South Carolina.

 The Total solar eclipse will begin at 10:15am in Oregon and at 2:36pm in South Carolina. Please make sure to ONLY use approved solar eclipse glasses since viewing the event with the naked eye or unapproved glasses can cause irreparable eye damage. If you miss this August event, don’t worry, you still have a chance to see it in Argentina and Chile on July 2019. Have a safe and happy viewing!



Soy Wax Candles vs Paraffin Candles

Okay, so you have decided to finally purchase that wonderful candle. Maybe the candle is for yourself or maybe its a gift for a loved one. In the end, you are stuck in the middle of the great debate and must ask yourself: Which candle is a better choice? Soy Wax Candles Vs Paraffin Candles

Before you make a purchase, consider this, what type of wax is being used in the creation of the candle you are purchasing. I personally believe that soy wax is the better option for candles. Here are some of the reasons why: 

Soy Wax is made from natural vegetables and is biodegradable. Yep! that means you can literally wash it away with soap and water which makes spills a breeze to clean up. Paraffin will be a lot more difficult, if not impossible to clean up should a spill occur due to the fact that it is not biodegradable. Generally, soy wax burns longer than paraffin candles and fragrances are usually stronger as well.  You will also be supporting farmers and stimulating the economy by purchasing soy candles; that’s always a plus in my book. Keep in mind, soy candles will not produce petro-carbon soot, that in turn means less soot and healthier air in the household. Paraffin is a  refined gasoline by-product so there will definitely be a lot more soot in the air causing problems associated with soot-deposits. 

Candles help create a beautiful ambience and in some cases, will even set the mood of the environment or person. Hopefully, this blog entry will help make choosing a candle a lot easier and help promote a healthier living for yourself and your loved ones. If you have trouble finding good soy candles to purchase, I have a lot of great choices available in my store. Blessed be! 





Divination is defined as the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means.  It has been practiced for over a millennia.  Divination has many different forms. Children of the old ways use many different techniques such as: crystal gazing, reading tea leaves, palmistry, tarot cards, or just gazing into the flame of a candle. Regardless of which technique is used, a person can gain knowledge and even enlightenment if practiced.  I myself use tarot cards and can sometimes just candle gaze. It starts with a simple thought of focus and letting your mind open to information; a calming effect happens and when I look at the cards it’s as if a story is being told to me.  Depending on the question or knowledge I am seeking, the story unravels to show me things.  As a child, I noticed that I knew things before they happened and into my adulthood it has increased.  Its like having an intense case of De ja vu. 

Whether a person believes in this art or not, it has been around for ages and in many places through history. The Greeks had oracles and soothsayers to speak for their gods; the Chinese used I Ching and feng-shui to obtain knowledge; in the middle ages, a common practice of throwing bones, grain, peas, or sand onto the ground to read the patterns for insight was used; even Vikings relied on the consultation of the throwing of rune stones. Across the ages and to every end of the Earth, you can find traces of divination. It makes no difference if its Indian, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, or African; divination is found to be part of that culture. It is a fascinating art and continues to grow as people learn about the techniques of the past with the growth of today.

**A divination chant to clear the mind and increase awareness: “By the power of my might, give me now the second sight. I chant this spell so it is done, hear me now oh ancient ones.” 



Beneficial Ingredients

I want to spend a few moments and go over a few of the beneficial ingredients that Earths Curious Goods, LLC uses in the production of its products and the reasoning behind it.  I created the company with the goal of using sustainable practices and using natural materials as much as possible.  Creating products that future generations will come to appreciate. Hope this blog will enlighten you and help you make a few choices in the future.  So lets begin!

 Shea Butter:  A favorite of mine and in my opinion, the best! The natural vitamins and fatty acids in shea butter adds moisture and helps the skin naturally produce collagen which improves skin elasticity; giving it a smooth youthful look.  Since it helps reduce inflammation, its great using after a day at the beach or prolonged sun exposure. (Our bath bombs and few of our soaps contain shea butter)

Coconut Oil:  An excellent moisturizer and often overlooked, coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and antifungal. The antioxidant vitamin E is found in coconut oil which helps soothe eczema, sunburn, and psoriasis. Also, the antioxidant vitamin E could help delay the occurrence of wrinkles because its known to protect skin cells from damage over time. Helping to strengthen the skin tissue and eliminate dead skin cells, coconut oil absorbs quickly into the skin. Studies have found that coconut oil reduces water loss in very dry skin and aids in hydration.

Epsom Salts:  Getting its name after a saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England. Epsom salts absorb easily in the skin and helps cleanse your body. Also, it soothes muscle pain, decreasing swelling and aches  Stress has been known to drain the body of magnesium and increases the levels of adrenaline.  The use of Epsom salts help replenish magnesium in the body and the magnesium helps to produce serotonin, which is a mood elevator in the brain that helps create a feeling of calm and relaxation. 

Sodium Bicarbonate:  A salt also known as baking soda, it balances the pH level of the skin and is a natural deodorant.  Sodium Bicarbonate relieves itching and minor skin irritation by neutralizing toxins on the skin’s surface.  It has also been known to improve the skins complexion over time.  (All of our bath bombs contain sodium bicarbonate)

Kaolin Clay:  Found naturally in the Earth, kaolin clay nourishes the skin and makes it smoother.  Effective in the care of oily skin, and helps purify the skin .    

Olive Oil:  A wonderful moisturizer and doesn’t clog the skins pores.  It may help protect the skin from premature aging by preventing free radical damage to the skin.

Citric Acid: Great for acne prone skin! Citric acid is an antioxidant that cleanses the skin and can help reduce the process of aging.

Cocoa Butter: Naturally heals dry and sensitive skin.  Cocoa butter absorbs in the skin and remains for hours and could help in diminishing the signs of aging.  Improves skin elasticity and skin tone, plus soothes skin suffering from rashes or dermatitis.

Soy wax: Invented in the 1990’s by Michael Richards, soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oils of the soy bean.  Completely renewable and sustainable, soy wax burns clean, burns longer, and is eco-friendly. 

Hope you enjoyed reading a few things and hope that you will look at using a few products with natural ingredients, whether it’s from my company or someone else. A favorite of mine that I personally use and find beneficial for my skin is St. Ives lotion. In particular the ‘Pear Nectar & Soy Body Lotion’, I find that the smell is pleasant and stays on my skin through the day. I like how they use natural moisturizers and does not contain animal ingredients.  I love the stuff and use it daily! If you have sensitive skin, try this stuff out. See pictures below.


We do have plans to make our own lotions in the near future so keep a look out! 🙂

Blessed Be!



Magickal Mixology


Notions and potions, and things to brew!  Below you will find a few of the different types:


Poultice/Cataplasm: often heated and medicated. It can consist of chopped plant material and infused with other potions.  Usually to treat aching, inflamed or painful parts of the body. Also, great for cuts and bruises.

Tincture: Only good for about a year and would need to be refreshed/re-made. Alcohol based and highly concentrated. Can be volatile in the fact of alcohol being used. Plant or animal material can be used and preparation does take some time.  Dilution is recommended.  Store away from direct heat and sunlight.

Elixir: Alcohol based in nature but very pure and usually taken orally.  A true elixir will have at least one ingredient in it to take orally. Needs to be stored in a tightly closed container away from direct heat and sunlight. 

Infusion: Usually oil or water based with material being allowed to steep for extended time.  Materials typically are botanical in nature such as herbs, berries, and flowers. Unless the infusion is consumed immediately, it will need to be bottled and refrigerated for later use.

Tisane:  Another name for herbal tea.  Herbs and spices are typically used in a hot water base.  Great to warm the body or help internally. Some teas are said to induce visions, cure colds, or alleviate headaches.

Philtre: Typically water based and meant to secure another’s affection or  someone’s favor. Magick is usually used to infuse or empower the potion/ingredients

Decoction: use of boiling to extract from herbs or plant material. Results are achieved best if material is mashed before boiling and potion is best, if consumed immediately


Blessed Be!

Home For the holidays recipe

Home for the holidays is a recipe that will captivate and tantalize the senses of all who smell it.  Its a great addition to the household holiday spirit for family, friends, or just yourself. Don’t take my word for it, try it out:

First, fill a saucepan/pot full with water. Next, add 3 bay leaves, 3-4 apple peels , and 2-3 orange peels. Stir 3 times. Let mixture sit for one minute, now add 2 lemon peels, 1 tsp of nutmeg, 2 tbs whole cloves. Stir 3 times. Let mixture sit for 1 minute. Now, add 1 cinnamon stick (broken and crushed into pieces) or 2 tbs of cinnamon, 1 tsp of vanilla or vanilla extract. Finally, Stir another 3 times and let simmer. (Optional: 5 star anise, 3 tbs rosemary, and 1 tbs peppermint or spearmint.) The scent from the simmering mix will travel through the home.  Set timer for yourself and add water as needed. Don’t let the pot burn dry and do not leave the house with this heating on the stove. You can refrigerate this concoction and reuse daily for up to 1 week.

Blessed Be!


  The  supermoon  is back and the last time we saw this moon was in 1948.  On Monday, November 14, 2016, the moon will be the brightest, and largest display in the sky.  A performance from the moon will not occur like this again until 2034 and about every 14th full moon is considered a super moon, however, this moon will be closer than average.

  For eons, the moon has influenced the earth and all its inhabitants.  The ocean tides and waters of the world are controlled by the very existence of this heavenly body in the night sky. Experts of the world even notice the behavior of animals change. Deers ovulating and hamsters running faster on their wheels, even some coral reefs will begin their mating season timed with the moon.  Human beings have always seen the moon as a mystical symbol from all corners of the world.  In some Chinese religions, the full moon is a time to make offerings to their ancestors and in some Native American tribes, legends are born with the moon as the guest of honor. 

  The full moon is a time for all-purpose magick and is powerful. In the old days, you would cast magickal workings of beauty, divination, protection, etc. It was a time to do all your spells and invocations that may need extra power.  A favorite recipe was to make moon water/wash.

Recipe: On a clear night of the full moon, put a quartz crystal in a clear container filled with purified water. Place the container in a moonlit place and at dawn remove the glass from area. Remove quartz crystal and now you have infused moon water. Drink the water whenever you need an extra boost of lunar energy or use it to wash and purify areas/things.

I use the moon water for all kinds of things. Now go make magick!








  Now that the holidays are rapidly approaching, the website is getting a face-lift.  Some of the highlights to the site will be local pickup, magickal realm category, and Facebook link to contests and prizes.   

  If you are in Charleston, South Carolina and would like to skip shipping, there is now an option for local pick-up.  You would just need to choose that option. We would contact you as soon as we receive your order to setup pick-up times and location.

  The magickal realm category will be available and will be all the unique products/gifts that one would search for including charms, spells, crystals, spell kits, figurines.   

  Lastly, a Facebook link will be available for ease of use and will allow shoppers to get special discounts, news, and contests. Prizes are random and consist of many different categories. Scrolling through the timeline on the page will allow you to see all the older posts and great prizes given. There will also be videos posted on the page that offer demonstrations and sometimes just information for the inquisitive.




Bright Blessings!


  I would like to begin by saying that a hurricane is a truly devastating force and should never be taken lightly.  This entry is not meant to lessen the effects it has had on the world or the lives it has affected in a terrible way. Positive thoughts and vibes for all that have suffered or experienced a loss due to this storm.  Now to begin, I remember receiving the news that a hurricane may hit our area and that we should evacuate as soon as possible.  Our governor, Nikki Haley, did a wonderful job at evacuating South Carolina residents that would most likely be affected by the on-coming beast known as Hurricane Matthew. I am located here in Charleston, South Carolina; so of course, I was one of the residents that needed to evacuate. Still, I was a child of the old ways, something inside of me told me that I would be fine.  I can’t really explain it but it was a feeling of calm and clarity.  Almost like a mom coming home to her family and knowing that everyone is safe. Ever since I was little, I have always had great intuition and as I got older, this has only enhanced. 

  In the old days, runes and tarot cards would be used to hone your skills at gaining knowledge. Whether it was to see into the future, gaze into the past, or feel the present situation. Lighting a few candles,  I immediately took my cards and runes out to see what clarity I can gain in the situation.  I wanted to stay but everything around me and everyone I came across was leaving.  After using my tarot and casting the runes, the reading was in agreement, they recommended that I stay and all would be fine for me.  The more the storm approached our city, the more peoples fear began to take hold.  I would look at the news and see how people reacted and how tempers  would rise as gas stations were crowded with people and in some cases, the stations were running out of gas.  I watched on my social media timelines on all the negative comments and spreading of more fear.  I wonder, is it easier to go with fear and be negative?  Do we all just follow suit and whatever we see, we do?  I even witnessed an instance where a news reporter announced to the world that if you stay during the Hurricane, you would die and that your kids would die.  Majority of the population would call it reckless for me to stay, especially with Matthew leaving a trail of death and destruction. 

  Long story short, the day came where the Hurricane finally hit us.  It was during the morning and the winds and rains were unforgiving.  I could look out my window and see across from my building the water begin to rise and the road disappear under it like a tidal wave of destruction.  I of course lost electricity, everything went quiet and the only sound was that of the storm and its roaring voice. Rain dropping harder and harder as if tiny bullets hitting everything in sight. I remember thinking that its scary to think how all of this could possibly destroy the city and me along with it. Yet here I was, no electricity and Matthew here to destroy everything it touches. The next day was probably the hardest, having no electricity and seeing the damage it cause to people I knew and didn’t know. It was very sad. I of course survived Matthews onslaught of horror and mayhem but there were a lot of people that did not have such luck. Some lost their houses and in some cases, even their lives. I was lucky that no one I knew was harmed by this storm and only suffered minor damages. It would be days before electricity would be restored. The city was standing strong and began to rebuild almost immediately. Frustrations among the masses were still there but recovering from Matthew  was a goal we all seemingly agreed upon. Some cities weren’t as lucky as ours and in some places the devastation that Matthew brought was on a grand scale.  I cant help but wonder, even with the advances of science and technology, did our ancestors have a knowledge and skill that maybe we lost along the way?