Community Supported Herbalism
DETOX Spring Basket Program
Prepared by Amber Friedman
DETOX time. Springtime is known in the herbal kingdom as the time to DETOX, Spring Clean Up. If you listen to the plants, they are all inviting you in to eat bitter roots and cleanse for the new season. Every item in this month’s basket was created to support you in your clearing process. Detoxing can sometimes make you feel a little off, because the toxins are all pouring out of your body. Take some extra time to give your body special care while you go through this detoxing monthly series.
Mineral Rich Herbal Vinager. Apple Cider Vinager is a standard at our house. I like to infuse lots of different herbs in apple cider vinager and use the vinager in my salad dressing recipes so that I am getting a daily dose of vitamins and minerals each day. This combination of Nettles, Burdock, Calendula and Dandelion will work on your liver while also purifying your blood. The herbs in this recipe also promote healthy kidney functions, and has a positive affect on your skin. Liver is connected to skin.
Daily Detox Tincture is a lymphatic based recipe designed to help move things through your lymphatic system to keep you healthy and strong. Cleavers, Dandelion and Oregon Grape are all wildcrafted here in Powell River, BC. This tincture will be most effective if you take it everyday 3x a day, until it is gone. You can read more about the benefits of lymphatic moving herbs here.
Juniper + Sage Room Spray was designed to clear out different energies that can linger in your space. Sage is a very powerful cleansing plant, many people use this plant as a smudge to clear the energy of themselves and their surroundings. Juniper is a new plant to me, it’s growing at the end of the block so I figured I should get to know what it has to offer. I infused some of it in gin for this room spray. Juniper is also for cleansing and it also brings along uplifting and stimulating properties.
Nourishing Lip Balm is extremely nourishing for you lips because it is full of exotic moisturizing butters like Shae and Mango Butter, there is also joboba and avocado and a soft vanilla scent. When you are doing lots of personal work and detoxing your body it is good to also bring in the self-care. Take some extra time to give your body special care while you go through this detoxing monthly series.