For those who live in Powell River, BC your baskets will be ready for pick-up after noon on Saturday, tomorrow…Oct. 29th. Enjoy!
All those waiting patiently the mail will get out EXPRESS POST on Monday…
Community Supported Herbalism
Monthly Basket Program. October 2016
Prepared by Amber Friedman
The second basket is finally here! It is full of supportive herbal products to help you relax, get your circulation working, help you to fall asleep, soothe a sore throat and support your adrenal glands.
Throat Soothing Tea Blend a tasty blend of licorice root, cinnamon, echinacea root, slippery elm bark + ginger root. Slippery Elm comes from the inner bark of a tree that grows here in Canada, it is a soothing herb that can be used for healing inflammations, burns, sore throats and digestive issues. I would use the decoction method to make this tea. Place a 2tsps of the tea in a pot with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil then let simmer, covered, for about 10-20 minutes. Strain out the herbs and drink. If you find the licorice is too strong, steep it a bit less.
Sleepy Oil is a really fun combination that I designed to help people to fall asleep when they are restless. It has some sedative herbs in it like Chamomile and Tonka Bean. I harvest Cottonwood Buds in the spring and made them into an infused oil that I use for treating people who are experiencing a lot of pain from arthritis to various injuries. It is very relaxing! Try it behind your ears, on your wrists, or anywhere, before you go to bed.
The Douglas Fir Bath Salts are another super relaxing and decongesting mix to help you take a rest and clear your mind and body from things that may be bothering you. Dead Sea Salt is very purifying and clears toxins from your body. If you’re not big on baths, I suggest you make some time to relax in the tub and invite some healing into your life.
Adrenal Gland Tonic is one of my most popular products, it has been selling off the shelves since it was created. It strengthens your adrenals by balancing your hormones and stimulating liver function. Dong Quai is known as one of the most useful female tonics, it is nourishing to the blood, strengthens the uterus and it has a regulating and normalizing influence on hormone production. I think I’ll do a post in the next two weeks going over the health benefits of all the ingredients in this formula. It is best taken daily until it is gone. If you have high blood pressure or are on heart medication please check with your doctor before you take this.
Shae + Clay Soap Bar is a very moisturizing soap made with Shae butter and Australian Pink Clay. It is scented with essential oils of peppermint + rosemary. It’s a great wake up soap! ENJOY!
Amber Friedman. http://www.solarinfusedbeauty.wordpress.com