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.
When I'm choosing a product to add to my personal care lineup, the most important thing is a multipurpose (when possible!) product with simple ingredients. Similar to how I formulate my own non-toxic skincare line, I am looking for a short ingredient list that's filled with ingredients that I know and understand and that are going to add to my health rather than take away from it.
An a holistic herbalist, I'm naturally passionate about integrative health care practices through the seasons. As we begin to shift from summer to fall, I wanted to share some of my favorite daily practices and rituals with you to stay healthy this season and beyond.
If you want to clear your skin for good, support the healthy functioning of your skin's barrier and acid mantle, encourage proper sebum production, and provide an environment where your skin thrives, then it's important to take a look at what you're eating (or not eating.)