Community Supported Herbalism
Monthly Basket Program. Feb/March 2017
Prepared by Amber Friedman
It’s time to enjoy sweet, cleansing, nourishing, detoxing, repairing + restoring herbs. This was a fun basket to make and maybe one of the sweetest ones yet (chai honey). I want to thank you for being part of this program and I look forward to supporting you in your path to wellness in the future.
Last month you received a Facial Elixir and this month we’re going to follow it up with a Rose Face Mask. Green French Clay is an excellent detoxifying clay whose benefits come from it’s unique mineral composition. It includes dolomite, manganese, silica, copper, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and calcium. The green color comes from the clay’s iron oxide and decomposed plant matter content. Apply this face mask to your skin and once it is almost fully dry, wash it off with a warm face cloth. Then moisturize your face with the Facial Elixir, or your preferred face moisturizer. Store in the fridge for future use, and use within a few months.
Chai Infused Honey is one of the most delicious infused honey’s I’ve ever made! It is a combination of star anise, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, cloves and turmeric. I wanted to make an anti-inflammatory honey that tasted amazing. Try taking this honey everyday by dipping your finger in, or putting it in your tea. It’s also a great digestive aid, try taking it before or after meals to prevent bloating and upset stomach.
How could I create a smudge stick in a bottle? Hum. I thought about it a lot, did some research and came up with this powerful cleanser that smells heavenly. Sacred Scent Room Spray is a combination of myrrh tincture, palo santo + cocoa essential oils in distilled water. Palo Santo is traditionally used as a dried piece of tree bark from Peru (and other hot places) that you burns and cleanse yourself with it’s smoke. Here it is in a bottle mixed with sweet cocoa. Use it to relieve stress, chronic pain, discomfort from colds and flus.
Repair Tea is a blend of many different herbs that help the body to heal, repair and restore itself. This is a tonic, a supportive tea to drink at anytime. It will help you to be stronger, healthier, bring balance to all your systems. It is gentle, yet effective. Packed full with vitamins and minerals, enjoy this tea at anytime. Rosehips, Horsetail, Raspberry, Alfalfa, Lemon Balm, Joji Berry, elderberry, Chamomile and Roses a blend to balance and restore, every part of your body, mind and soul.
The soap of the month is an australian pink clay mixed in with coconut oil, olive oil, mango butter and shae butter to nourish and moisturize dry winter skin. The australian pink clay helps to balance skin while providing added hydration. This soap bar is scented with and uplifting blend of Ylang Ylang, Blood Orange and Patchouli essential oils.