Every season presents our body with challenges but winter is a unique one. Colder temperatures, cool winds, and a lack of sun all impact our skin, body, and mind.
Fortunately, there are simple remedies to protect your skin from the elements, naturally, and support your holistic health. Here are some of my favorite tips for keeping the skin glowing during the winter and your mood and immune system elevated and healthy.
As we shift into fall, the temperatures drop along with the humidity—both indoor and outdoor. Pair this with most people staying indoors and it results in more colds, coughs, and flus and a generalmehfeeling. That's why, when the leaves start to fall, I start incorporating zesty ginger tea into my daily fall ritual.
My healthy, homemade chai recipe includes fresh ginger root and other warming spices and herbs to increase circulation during the fall and winter which is a simple way to boost your immune system and blood flow, boost digestion, and give you a healthy, herbal alternative to daily coffee consumption.
Elder, Sambucus nigra L., is one of the plant medicines that I always have around. I have the syrup on hand for whenever I feel I'm coming down with something—it's invaluable for immune health and the one I reach for over and over again compared to other immune-supporting herbs. Here's why.
Ah, summer! My favorite. As we shift into more heat, sunshine, and outdoor play time, it's an opportunity to hydrate, feed, and protect our skin to keep our skin healthy, supple, and strong with simple but mindful shifts in our personal care and daily rituals that connect us deeper to the earth and to ourselves.
Spring is often the time of more movement, flow and water. We naturally move more and so does the water through rain and melting snow. By taking a cue from what's happening naturally around us, we can find a routine that connects us to the season and to ourselves—all while supporting and nourishing our skin from the inside out and outside in.
Plants create space for us to heal. They help us ground in the moment. They invite us to use all our senses. By bringing the outside into our personal lives that we better connect with our true purpose on earth. Here are some of my favorite ways to infuse botanicals into your intention setting ritual.
Simply put, an oil serum is a 100% oil-based skincare product used on your face that is usually filled with cold-pressed oils and organic botanicals to support healthy skin. And, because they're made only from oil, they don't require a preservative, natural or synthetic, making them a happy choice for your skin.