How to make a Tea?
3. Keep in refrigerator overnight and enjoy your cold brew the next day!
• Add slices of fruit like lemon, lime or orange to your cold brew teas.
• Fresh sprigs of Peppermint makes a refreshing addition to hot or cold infusions
• Add Local Honey or Stevia Leaf Powder to naturally sweeten your tea.
What is the difference between powder, leaf & root form in herbs and suggested use?
Choose which method fits your lifestyle the best. The medicinal properties are all the same!
Suggested methods for ingesting herbs:
Capsules: Take 1-2 capsules daily
Leaf, Root, Flowers: Use to brew as a tea. Use 1 tsp-1 tbsp depending on how strong you desire your tea and size of cup. For more of a medicinal steep use 1 tbsp.
Powders: Use to mix in smoothies, juice or water. Half to 1 tsp
Should I use herbs daily?
Yes! Don't wait until you are sick to use herbs. Herbs can be used daily as preventative medicine to help build and strengthen the body's natural immunity. Herbs also serve as effective remedies for everyday problems such as colds, low grade fevers, inflammation, pain, and skin irritations.
Herbs & Spices for Cold & Flu Season
Boneset: Relieves body aches of influenza, reduces fever, increases perspiration, general detoxifier.
Cinnamon Powder: Anti-bacterial. *Mix with a spoonful of Local Honey to help fight off colds and flu.
Echinacea: Helps to boost the immune system when you start to feel a cold or flu coming. (Do not use for more than 3-6 weeks because it can either depress or hyper stimulate the immune system)
Elder Berry: Anti-spasmodic, used as a cough syrup base, expectorant, cough suppressant, soothing mucus membranes.
Elder Flower: Used in cold and flu remedies to treat sore throats and fever.
Garlic: Contains sulfurs and allitonins, which help decrease the ability of a virus attaching itself to the cell wall. Helps to stimulate mucus movement.
Hyssop: Helps to loosen mucus and relieve a dry irritated cough. Reduces inflammation.
Lungwort: Expectorant clears respiratory tract. Used to treat bronchitis, chronic cough, sore throat and whooping-cough.
Peppermint: Anti-spasmodic properties. Helps to relieve upset stomach, headaches, sinus problems. Relaxing effect on smooth muscle tissue and can help sooth a sore throat.
Wild Cherry Bark: Powerful cough suppressant. Reduces fever and opens pores.
Yarrow: Helps to initially increase fever, which helps the body to fight infection. It then regulates temperature by opening up pores in skin creating perspiration.
Fever: Yarrow, Boneset, Elder Flower, Wild Cherry Bark and Peppermint
Cough: Lungwort, Hyssop, Wild Cherry Bark
Bronchitis: Lungwort, Echinacea
Influenza: Boneset, Echinacea, Peppermint, Elder Berry and Flowers
Nausea: Peppermint, Ginger
Sore throat: Elder Flowers, Wild Cherry Bark
Suggested Tea Blends for Cold & Flu Season:
~ Cold Season Tea (Purchase Here)
~ Sniffle Tea (Purchase Here)
~ Be Well Tea (Purchase Here)
Combining Herbs & Prescription Drugs?
Some herbs can cause adverse reactions when combined with prescription drugs. It is important to talk to your doctor first before combining herbal treatment.
Should I use herbs if I am under treatment for serious illness such as cancer, AIDS and other autoimmune disorders?
Yes! Herbs serve as an excellent secondary treatment in supporting and replenishing the body. Herbal treatment can help restore the body's ability to protect and reduce the side effects associated with conventional medicine. It is important that you communicate with your doctor when considering combining herbal treatment. Make sure you tell your doctor about any herbal supplements that you are now taking, because some of them might not interact well with conventional drugs. Consider choosing a doctor who is also supportive and knowledgeable about holistic treatments. This way everyone on your healthcare team is working together!
When should I seek medical attention?
Aromatherapy: What are the benefits of diffusing essential oils?
- Improves Health
- Increases Energy
- Relaxes the Mind & Body
- Promotes Restful Sleep
Essential oils diffused throughout the air can be absorbed gently into the body through the respiratory system. The aroma triggers the nervous system that sends signals to the brain. We can experience physiological changes throughout the body such as a release of hormones, pain relief, increased energy, improved health and happiness.
How to use an Aromatherapy Diffuser?
To use an oil burner, fill the bowl at the top of the burner with water. Add a few drops of essential oils in the water.
Place a lighted tea light candle underneath the bowl.
The essential oils and water evaporate as steam, letting the aroma of the essential oils fill the room. Refill water and refresh essential oils as needed.
What is Smudging?
Smudging is the common name given to a powerful cleansing technique from the Native North American Tradition using Sage. Smudging calls on the spirits of sacred plants to drive away negative energies and restore balance. It is the art of cleansing yourself and your environment using simple ritual and ceremony. For thousands of years smudging has been a part of Native American tradition but now this practice is used in many cultures.
How do I choose a crystal and how do I know which one is right for me?
When choosing a crystal, we encourage you to trust your intuition and choose a crystal that best matches your intention. Every crystal has a meaning and purpose.
Ask yourself which areas in your life you would like to grow the most.
Experiment & Feel!
Try each crystal out one by one and feel with an open heart. Their energies will feel different. You may experience a warming sensation in your hand, a chill up your arm, a sudden thought or feeling. These are all indications that you are energetically connecting with the stone.
What is a Crystal Grid & how do I make one?
- Crystal grids are made by the placement of stones in a geometric pattern for the specific purpose of directing energy toward a goal. The stones or crystals are then charged by your intention & energy.
- A grid can be used for a simple goal like enhancing your sleep, energy, love, prosperity, healing or medicine wheel. The combinations are endless. Use corresponding crystals to meet your intention.
- Tumbled or raw stones are centered around the "Master Crystal" which acts as the primary energy force for the grid. Suggested "Master Crystal": Clear Quartz
- Guidelines to making a crystal grid.
Suggested Methods for Cleansing your Crystals
- Smudging: Use Sage, Sweet grass, Palo Santo, Copal, Frankincense.
- Salt: Give your crystals a cleansing bath using sea salt. Place stone in salt using the water to cleanse the salt away. * Please Note not all crystals can withstand water. Crystals like selenite and Himalayan will dissolve.
- Sound: Use bells, chimes, singing bowls, or the sound of your own voice praying/chanting will help clear and program your crystal.
- Earth: Burying your stones will help to clear any unwanted energies from your crystal. Follow your intuition on how long to leave crystal in the earth.
- Water: Hold your crystal under a pure water source like a pure spring , river or ocean. Visualize the water washing over the crystal to clear any unwanted energies.
- Please note NOT all crystals can withstand water. Crystals like selenite and Himalayan salt will dissolve.
Charging Crystal Under Full Moon
The full moon is the most purifying and powerful time to clear, program and charge your crystals. Place your crystals under the moonlight to absorb the energies of the moon. Working with the cycles of the moon can help with spiritual and emotional healing.
What is Chakra & what are the 7 Chakras?
Chakras in Sanskrit, means "Wheel". Energetically our body has spinning electromagnetic energy wheels that energize and strengthen each of our 7 chakra centers. We can cleanse and balance our chakras through aromatherapy, crystals or meditation.
7 Chakra Centers:
* Root Chakra
Location: Base of spine
Associations: Survival, security, stability, grounding
Imbalances: Fatigue, depression, back pain
Healing: Exercise, restful sleep, meditation
Crystals: Red Jasper
Essential Oils: Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood
* Sacral Chakra
Location: Abdomen, below navel
Associations: Emotions, pleasure, sexuality, creativity, well-being
Imbalances: Addictions, depression, fear of intimacy, urinary problems
Healing: Massage, yoga, art
Essential Oils: Bergamot, Orange
* Solar Plexus Chakra
Location: Upper abdomen, stomach
Associations: Personal power, confidence, self-control, joy, happiness
Imbalances: Digestion, diabetes, constipation
Healing: Detox, learning, meditation
Crystal: Citrine, Tiger’s Eye
Essential Oils: Lemon
* Heart Chakra
Location: Heart, center of chest
Associations: Love, self love, inner peace
Imbalances: Heart, respiratory issues, high blood pressure, muscle tension
Healing: Spend time in nature, family, friends, meditation
Crystal: Green Aventurine, Rose Quartz
Essential Oils: Fir Needle, Spruce, Eucalyptus, Rose Geranium
* Throat Chakra
Associations: Communication, relationships, loyalty, trust
Imbalance: Mood swings, hormones, fever, thyroid
Healing: Singing, conversations, meditation
Crystal: Lapis Lazuli
Essential Oils: Chamomile, Peppermint
* Third Eye Chakra
Location: Forehead, between eyes
Associations: Intuition, imagination, decision making, psychic abilities
Imbalances: Learning disabilities, sleep disorders, imbalance
Healing: Restful sleep, star gazing, meditation
Essential Oils: Lavender
* Crown Chakra
Location: Above head
Associations: Spirituality, connection, knowingness
Imbalances: Headaches, mental illness, lack of coordination, rashes
Healing: Dreamwork, journaling, meditation
Crystal: Clear Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Amethyst
Essential Oils: Frankincense, Lavender, Vetiver