Community Supported Herbalism
DETOX Spring Basket Program
Prepared by Amber Friedman
DETOX time is a great time to strengthen up your heart and healing from emotional trauma of everyday life. We spent the past 2 months detoxing our liver, gallbladder, awakening stagnant energy in our bodies. Now the final part of the series is to bring in the love and detox from painful emotions stuck inside of us. This month you will find products that boast roses! Local roses and roses from other countries, alongside local herbs and berries to support our nervous system while detoxing and healing.
Gentle Balancing Heart Cordial. This is one of the tastiest mixes I’ve ever made!! Yum Yum! Sometimes it helps the medicine go down when you add a spoon full of honey! Peach Leaf Tincture used to be standard gift to someone who lost a loved one, it tastes like almond extract and is really relaxing and supporting. In this combo Peach leaves are mixed with St. John’s Wort flowers, Cherry Blossoms and Hawthorn Berries. Take a dropper everyday or 2 times a day as needed. Even if you don’t think you are experiencing grief in your current state…I guarantee you that old grief is lingering in you and it’s best to clear it, detox and free yourself.
French Clay Face Mask needs to live in your fridge. It would like you to use it as soon as possible on your face. If it feels like the right consistency slather a layer onto your face, leave it till it is almost dry and then rinse off with a warm face cloth. Once you have detoxed your face with this mask use some of your new Rose Face Cream to moisturize. Roses are an astringent for your skin making your skin very soft and clean. Green French Clay is a detoxifying clay whose benefits come from it’s unique mineral composition. It includes dolomite, manganese, silica, copper, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and calcium. The green comes from the clay’s iron oxide and decomposed plant matter.
Rose Face Cream is luxurious and moisturizing for all skin types. It is made from solar infused rose oil mixed with almond, avocado, argan, jojoba and coconut oils and rose essentials oils. Heart healing begins with self-love and roses are here on earth to help us love ourselves and others. Adding roses into your life is a wonderful heart medicine. If you look around you will probably find roses blooming all around you right now. The herbs that grow in your area are often there for a reason, they are a gift of healing waiting for you to use them.
The Little Smelly Pillow wants to stay with you and bring you comfort. It is filled with lavender, roses and mugwort. Mugwort helps you to have lucid dreams. Lucid dreams are great medicine for healing, a time to ask questions, visit old friends or meet up with current friends. Herbs are so complex and they can go everywhere, they want to go everywhere, they want to support you in your life at all times. Hold onto this pillow when you’re feeling down and relax into the shifting energies it can provide.
This is the last basket of this series. Thank you for being part of the DETOX program. I will invite you all to sign up for my next CSH basket program which starts in September and runs for 5 months. The cost is 250$ and it covers immunity, nervous system, self-care, digestion and other fun issues we all have. Registration for the program starts June 7th 2017. Enjoy!
Amber Friedman. www.solarinfusedbeauty.wordpress.com