- Wellness -
This page is dedicated to recipes, remedies,
green beauty DIY and all things that keep us thriving.
Crafting a Lunar Infused Water or Moon Water
This is a practice in Moon Magic, a ritual tool for enhancing connection to a particular moon phase that you enjoy; New or Dark Moon, Full Moon, Waxing or Waning phases as well.
~ To begin, think about what you will be using this water for. Is it going in your bath or steam? Are you consuming it? Are your plants getting some of this moon magic? This will help you determine how much water to infuse.
~ Choose a chalice, tea cup, bowl or other water holding receptacle and fill with desired amount of water.
~ Place in a window or on a table where the moon will illuminate the water. If infusing on a new/dark moon place in your home at the peak of the New Moon.
~ Leave your water overnight or throughout the day and recite poetry, a spell, affirmations or love nuggets to your water.
It's ready the next day! Enjoy!
Aspen Botanicals Rose Glycerite
How to use her and why you should start today!
The Rose Glycerite has been one of my most cherished creations as an herbalist and woman. This alcohol-free vegetable glycerine infusion reaches deep into the heart providing comfort and relaxation by enhancing the feminine spirit and soothing imbalances especially in the heart, and when I say heart I don't just mean love, I'm associating heart support with moving through trauma, guilt, stubbornness,
the building of walls, maternal depletion, loss...
The Rose Glycerite is crafted with the cycle of the Moon,
beginning and ending with her fullness.
Using Rose Glycerine daily as a ritual tincture is an incredible way to nourish the heart and soothe excess tension.
Place 10 drops to one dropper full under the tongue, hold for a few deep breaths and then swallow. Release that which is not supporting you.
Add a dropper full to your cup of tea (one of my favorite rituals).
Place 3-4 drops in your Aspen Botanicals Green Tea or Flower Facial Toner. This will provide and extra dose of moisture as vegetable glycerine pulls moisture from the air to soothe your skin!
This is more than just a "product" for me, I am truly in awe of the overall effect that this flower medicine provides.
Dry Brushing - Moving Lymph and Exfoliation
How do I do this???
Such a common question, especially after someone picks up one of
the hard bristled brushes in the shop.
Dry brushing is a centuries old practice of brushing the skin
gently, while dry, before you shower.
Beginning at the feet using small even strokes move your way up towards the heart or the center of the body.
You will likely brush an area 2-3 times and then move up.
Be sure to move in a clockwise fashion when you get to your belly.
Don't forget your underarms, backs of the knees, breasts and throat,
all areas that need assistance with lymphatic drainage.
Once you have brushed your skin your will shower and then finish with a vitamin rich oil, sesame is my favorite!
Some of the benefits of this ritual practice include...
- Removing dead skin cells and promoting skin renewal and softness.
- Lymphatic support and drainage, which is essential for a healthy immune system.
- Clearer pores over the body.
- Energy booster!
- There is also some talk out there about Cellulite reduction.
I carry Dry Brushes in the store and online, as well as Organic Sesame Oil and
MoonBeam Body Oil, both excellent nourishing oils for your dry brushing ritual.