We are officially in Spring, and with that comes Spring Cleaning! These recipes and tips I sent last year are always relevant this time of year. I hope this newsletter helps you transition well into this season.
Cleanse your body and your home
Fresh and lively is how we want to enter into spring! We do this by using natural cleansers for our home and our body. Here are a couple recipes that you might use to liven up your body and your home!
The first is a calming Love Your Liver Syrup that you can easily make at home following this video. Every year I make it a little differently with my classes. Taking care of your liver can taste good. It is easier than you think!
The second is a facial cleansing scrub that helps tighten up pores and sluff off old skin. We make this recipe in my herbal intensive class that is based on Rosemary Gladstar’s Miracle Grains recipe.
Blend together the following and store in glass jar.
2 cups white clay
1 cup finely ground oats
¼ cup finely ground almonds
¼ cup finely ground lavender
1/8 cup finely ground rose
When you are ready to use mix 2 tsp with a bit of water in the palm of your hand. Gently massage the paste on your face. Rinse when finished.
The next recipe is one to cleanse the air in your home and is a Disinfectant Room Spray. If you need any of these oils I often have them on hand on my shelves so feel free to schedule an herb pick-up appointment and let me know what you need.
Blend the following in a small spritzer bottle.
1 oz water
1 drop peppermint essential oil
1 drop tea tree essential oil
2 drops pine essential oil
2 drops bergamot (or other citrus) essential oil
3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Shake well before use. Apply to hard surfaces that need disinfected or into the air in your home. *Use with caution if you have cats in the home. *Occasional use around children is fine.
Spring is the most anticipated time of year after a long, cold winter like we have had. We are ready to clean out our homes and let in the fresh air. We are also wanting to get outside and get moving! For some people though, chirping spring birds does not herald such uplifting energy. Outside isn’t such a great place if you have allergies. And more than a few people emerge from winter feeling heavy and already battling allergies. They need a boost!
Last year about this time I made several Facebook videos talking about signs of liver imbalance. According to Chinese medicine, you might be having liver imbalance issues if you're experiencing
- spring sinus allergies
- skin conditions
- menstrual irregularities