I am closing in on the end of my Vitalist Herbalist program and currently working on perfecting services that take an even more tailored approach for you. I couldn't be more excited to begin to add Herbalism Consultations to give you a more in-depth look at the "root of the problem" or just maintain your body's level of happiness.
I have been diligently working to understand how we can use the natural world and herbal remedies used for thousands of years to help facilitate us all becoming the best versions of ourselves.
New & Exciting Herbal Remedy Treatments
Mellow Mindtrip Tea Session
This herbal tea blend was adapted by Jennifer to accommodate not only the changing of the seasons and to help boost immune systems but to be deeply relaxing and nourishing. The showcase herbs in this blend promote a mildly euphoric state as they work on calming down your nerves. Perfect right before a spa treatment or at home as you wind down for the evening.
Your session is approximately 10 to 15 minutes in length and is complete with an Herbal Foot Bath.
Ayurvedic Ear Candling Ritual
Since ancient times, many cultures including Egyptians, Romans, & Greeks, have used the traditional, natural therapy of ear candling on a spiritual level, to purify and cleanse the aura.
As the candle gently burns down it is believed to act like a 'chimney' creating a light vacuum effect. The flicker of the flame also creates vibrations that massage the eardrum. The herbal vapors from the lit candle also swirl into the ear canal, helping to soothe and balance.
Two candles are used per ear as well as our Ayurvedic Ear and Nasya oils.
It's SPRINGTIME and allergy season is afoot!
Here are a few of my go-to herbal allies to get us through the season.
First, I always like to encourage people to grab some local, raw honey (it needs to be raw). Local meaning, within a 50 mile radius of where you live. Taking a tsp. every morning has really helped get me off the over-the-counter allergy meds and keeps my sinuses clear.
Stinging Nettle is a perennial flowering plant that has wonderful anti-inflammatory abilities.
Rosemary contains rosmarinic acid, which has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Nasya Oil an herbal infused oil that is both nurturing and nourishing. This herbal oil supports the sinuses, nose, throat, and head. Used traditionally in Ayurveda to lubricate the nasal passages providing subtle moisture.
Elderberry Immunity Elixir
A powerhouse for our immune systems and native to Kansas, Elderberries pack a punch when it comes to fighting off colds, hayfever, coughs, and the list goes on. This Elixir is easy to make at home and needs 8 weeks to marinate in your home away from light.
What you need:
Elderberries, dried and whole (P.S. we have some!)
Raw Honey (local is always better, local bees pollinate with the local flowers, etc. that contribute to your allergies.)
Apple Cider Vinegar
First, mix your Raw Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar menstruum (solvent). Give it a good stir.
In your mason jar, fill it half full with your Elderberries.
Pour your menstruum (step one) over your Elderberries and fill almost to the top of the jar.
Place a piece of wax paper or plastic wrap over the opening so the metal of the lid does not come into contact with the vinegar. Seal the jar.
Keep away from the light for 8 weeks, shaking often.
Take 1 to 2 tablespoons at the first sign of a cold. For me, I prefer preventative instead of reactionary. I plan, along with all my other lovely plant remedies, to be taking this throughout the season. Then, I will bump up the amount I take if I happen to fall victim to a pesky cold.