6th and last basket of Winter Series is out…

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.

  ENJOY!

Prepare for your monthly herbs…

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED HERBALISM

Monthly baskets prepared by Amber Friedman

May 2016

 

Basket time is here again!

Welcome to the middle of spring basket.

Here you will find some products I made with local herbs I wild crafted.

Nettle Leaf Hair Rinse is a mixture of Apple Cider Vinager infused with Stinging Nettles from this year on Texada, BC. Use it in the shower to bring more life to your hair. Do not use it on children and when you pour it on your hair, try to keep it out of your eyes. Notice your hair jump back to life.

Spring is about Life Force and this month we also have a Bitters that I made with dandelion leaves, cacao beans + yellow dock. Enjoy this by itself before or after meals to aid with digestion, or try some in a with fizzy liquids. I would store this in the fridge and use within 6 months.

Thyme + Ginger is a warming pain reliever that I made with solar infused olive oil and fresh thyme + ginger root.  Ginger is an anti-inflammatory herb and thyme can help things move by warming them up. Try this salve on your over worked muscles or before you take a bath.

Energizing Spring Tonic Tea is a blend of herbs that grow in our region and have lots of benefits to our system. It is cleansing while restoring those burned out parts of your body.

Last but not least one of my favorite soaps! This Anti-Fungal Tree Soap is a combination of Canadian extracted essential oils from black spruce + balsam fir.  It is toped with douglas fir needles. This would be a great soap to use on your feet to help your feet prepare for the summer season.

Hope you enjoy! Next month will be the last basket of the season.  Featuring ROSES! Wonderful local medicine. IF you are interested in registering for the Fall Community supported Herbalism Basket Program please get in touch with me to hold your spot!

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

Amber Friedman

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