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Elderberry Syrup: Immune Boosting Potion for All-Season Wellness

Elderberry Syrup: Immune Boosting Potion for All-Season Wellness

Elderberry syrup Out of all my herbal medicine potions this one is truly a household favorite. Probably because it has a nice dose of honey and well that makes everything taste better, doesn't it? Elderberry syrup is a wonderful natural elixir for supporting the immune and respiratory system. It’s also a great ally in fighting and reducing the duration of colds and flus. The beauty in making your own is it’s way more cost effective and you can add a lot more herbs to make it even more potent and flavorful. The most commonly used elder variety is native to...

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Here's How: Abhyanga (Self-massage)

Here's How: Abhyanga (Self-massage)

Abhyanga is a practice of self massage with oil that comes from Ayurveda. This loving self-care ritual comes with a plethora of benefits: improves circulation, relaxes the nervous system, calms the mind, improves sleep, softens skin, promotes healthy joints and ligaments.  In the Fall, Vata (dry, airy, cold) is prevalent according to Ayurveda. For this reason, use a warming oil such as almond oil, untoasted sesame oil, or Kaliks Collective Reverence - Daily Ritual Oil infused with gotu kola extract to enhance skin, brain and spirit. Read through the instructions and then plan for about 30 minutes to enjoy the...

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Here's How: Detox Bath

Here's How: Detox Bath

A special detox bath helps your body clear toxins, cleanses your skin, and increases circulation throughout the entire body. Kombu is a seaweed known for it’s mineralizing and detoxifying properties, and salt is rich in minerals that nourish the body and cleanse the energetic system. If you don’t have a tub, opt for a foot soak. Draw a hot bath and add the following as the bathtub fills, then soak for 30 minutes or longer.  Ingredients: -2 cups sea salts or epsom salt  -½ of 8 oz pack of dried kombu -Drizzle of Reverence Body oil (other options: 1/4 cup...

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Here's How: Inner Bloom Facial Steam

Here's How: Inner Bloom Facial Steam

Create a home spa experience with an herbal facial steam. Steam opens up the pores to loosen accumulated oil, dead skin, and bacteria and promote a deep cleanse. A relaxing ritual that calms the nervous system, a facial steam also enhances the absorption of your products and leaves your skin hydrated, soft and plump. It can help relieve sinus pressure and congestion, as well. Do not facial steam when experiencing active breakouts, acne, melasma, or rosacea.  Directions:  Steep Inner Bloom Tea (1-2 Tbs) in 3-4 cups of boiling water for 5 minutes while you cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser, like...

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