Dear sweet Winter comes after the leaves all drop and the snow sits on the tops of the mountains. It feels like an invitation to move much slower and sink into rest + nourishment. To sink into the silence of the snow magic and reflect on the past year and set intentions for the year to come. Herbal medicines in Winter feel like family to me, and I hope that they help to support you, too in all the ways you need this season.
My desire is that you find these herbal medicines supportive through the winter months and that they hold deep healing + love for you and your loved ones. These are gifts that mother nature so willingly shares with humankind and I am brought to my softest and most heartfelt places of my spirit in sharing them with you. May you revel in the gifts from the earth with this seasonal winter solstice bundle and feel loved by the herbal delights of this season.
My passion lies in creating seasonal products that feature the plants in their true essence, thriving as species, honored, and understood as beings of healing. These medicines were all made or selected with the season of winter in mind highlighting some of the most abundant and joyful plants of this time of year.
Enjoy these gifts throughout this time and may you find each one supportive and nourishing to you in many ways. All of the medicines in this bundle are lovingly wild tended or sourced from local & organic farms.
This bundle includes-
Just Breathe Balm
Warming Digestive Honey
Serenity Body Oil
Jujube & Friends Adaptogen Syrup
Reishi & Rosehip Hot Chocolate
Jujube & Friends Adaptogenic Syrup - 8oz
Every year now in the Fall it has become a tradition to pick up bioregional jujube dates from Twin Peaks Farm in Newcastle CA. Jujube dates are a red date that originates from the Yellow River or Mother River in China. Traditionally Jujube dates are added to herbal formulas to support the Spleen and Stomach Qi and the blood while calming the Shen (spirit) . Enjoy the sweet support of bioflavonoid-rich Jujube dates, Goji berries, Schisandra berries, codonopsis root, and ginger root as a supportive friend this season. Lovely in supporting the immune + cardiovascular systems and to support stress.
Ingredients: Local mountain spring water, raw local honey, Fresh Ginger Root(Zingiber offccinale) infused brandy, Bio-regional Jujube dates (Ziziphus jujuba), Schisandra berries (Schisandra chinensis), Codonopsis root (Codonopsis Pilosula), and Goji berries (Lycium barbarum).
Suggested Use: Enjoy 1-3 tablespoons, daily as desired in your favorite tea or water. Try adding a few tablespoons to some bubbly water with a wedge of fresh lemon juice for a refreshing drink or try it added to hot water with a slice of orange for an immune supportive hot toddy!
Serenity Body Oil 4 oz
This last summer I developed a relationship with Lost Sierra Food Project in my hometown in the Sierra Nevada’s in Quincy California. The awesome ladies that grow beautiful medicines + food at the farm allowed me to come and harvest herbs this year. And, as always the herbal wheels started to turn. I dreamt up this soothing and relaxing massage oil for the colder months to help soothe tension and help you sink into the hibernation time of Winter. Enjoy hydrating your beautiful skin with this herbal body oil made with locally grown herbs that help you + your body to feel relaxed and at ease.
Ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil infused with local Lavender flowers (Lavandula spp.), local Chamomile leaf + flower (Matricaria reuticia) + local Tulsi basil (Ocimum spp.).
Warming Digestive Honey 3.5 oz
Herbal powdered honey magic! This is one of my favorite things that I make for clients and friends often as a delicious way to enjoy herbs. I have selected powders that support Digestive wellness and mixed them into raw local honey from Al Bee’s here in the Sierras. Powdered herb formulas are optimal for GI health because they stay in the system - specifically, the intestines longer helping to ease digestion, increase assimilation of nutrients and heal the mucus membranes in the gut.
This tastes like herbal cookie dough - you may not be able to put it down.
Soothe and support gut healing with this delicious warming digestive honey made with local raw honey and gut supportive herbs.
Ingredients: Raw local honey infused with ginger root powder (Zingiber offcinalis), Anise seed powder ( Pimpinella anisum), burdock root powder (Arctim lappa), and marshmallow powder (Althea offcinalis).
Rosehip + Reishi Hot Chocolate 6 oz
Wintertime just feels like hot chocolate time right? I have created this nutrient-rich nourishing hot chocolate with herbs to support immunity as you sip on something sweet and delicious in your cup. The stars of this formula are Vitamin-C-rich rosehip powder and reishi mushroom powder to support immunity. Enjoy this Immune supportive hot chocolate all season long for a delicious way to sip while boosting the immune system!
Ingredients: Cacao powder with rosa canina powder (Rosa canina), red reishi mushroom powder (Ganoderma lucidum), cinnamon (Cinnamon burmannii) Anise powder (Pimpinella anisum),and Licorice Root Powder (Glycyrrhiza glabra).
Just Breathe Balm 3.5 oz
Keeping our bodies warm in Winter is so important, as well as, keeping the chest and lungs warm and nourished. This balm was a dream of some of my favorite Sierra plant friends blended with local beeswax from my friend Chris’s hives and just a touch of yarrow oil from my friend in Alaska.
This is the perfect thing to put on your chest before a walk on a cold winter day or to keep the chest, back, and body warm with Winter colds and flus. Feel your breath be at ease with this deeply nourishing balm to support Respiratory health made with yerba santa, pine resin, and juniper.
Ingredients: Organic olive oil infused with yerba santa leaf (Eridicyton californica), Juniper leaf + berry (Juniper spp.), and Pine resin (Pinus ponderosa + jefferyi.) with local beeswax and Alaskan made yarrow (Achillea millefolium) oil.
-All ingredients are organically grown or sustainably and ethically wildcrafted.
May you feel nourished and supported amongst the herbs this winter season. Thank you so much for your support on this path-and may the medicines reach your body & soul and bring you vitality for healing!