South / Fire / Heart / Red / Circulation / Joy / Bitter Foods / Laughter/ Ultimate Yang
Long days at the lake with a picnic. Hikes to secret river spots. Picking wild berries until your fingers are stained. Sigh. Summer. Our Summer CSH Share will focus on these pure feelings of the season. Some remedies will cool down your system, others will calm weathered skin; we'll focus on promoting circulation, while at the same time including some remedies to help you wind down to the pace of summer. Some of the following remedies may change a bit, but for now here are the beauties in our Summer Share 2013:
** Blossom Tea: Linden Flowers, Rose Petals, Chamomile, Lemon Balm and hibiscus. This is a perfect blend for a sun infused tea that will help cool you down and bring calm into your heart. A beautiful and amazing smelling blend.
**Basil & Citrus Sugar Scrub: Keep your skin looking and feeling great with this rejuvenating blend. Good circulation is an important part of skin care and by using this scrub in a circular motion towards the heart it helps not only with your circulation, but also with lymphatic flow. A great and invigorating way to wake up in the morning.
**Pedicularis & California Poppy Extract: These two herbs will help you unwind and settle into the warm nights and long days of summer. Flower Essence blends will also be included to help ensure ultimate relaxation. This extract will make you feel like you just had the most perfect summer day.
**Rose, Calendula & Huckleberry Leaf Facial Toner. A reparative and gently astringent formula to balance and tone the skin. Pure lavender flower hydrosol is added for aromatherapeutic benefits and overall skin radiance. This toner is especially refreshing when kept in the refrigerator and soothing after a day in the sun.
**Douglas Fir Tip Infused Salt: The majestic beauty of Douglas Fir surrounds us here in the Pacific Northwest and its tips have a unique citrus flavor packed with Vitamin C. This salt is meant for pure enjoyment. Great on freshly picked heirloom tomatoes, as a finishing salt for grilled veggies or even on your watermelon slices. So good.
**Schizandra & Hawthorne Berry Elixir: Berries, honey and brandy are a favorite combination around here. Especially when they are as nutritive as this combination. Schizandra berry has all 5 flavors represented in its taste and in Traditional Chinese Medicine is seen as an ultimate tonic. Hawthorne Berry has a long standing tradition of being used as a heart tonic, both physically and emotionally. Some Flower Essences will appear in this elixir as well. Right now we're thinking a borage flower essence made under the full moon for a little courage.
**Desert Soap: Ylang Ylang and Desert Sage transport you to the cooling air of the desert at night. Cold processed and moisturizing this soap has blue cornmeal to exfoliate and red clay to help detoxify and nourish the skin.
**All Purpose Salve with Comfrey & Calendula: for all kinds of summer scrapes, cuts, bug bites and rashes.
**Limited edition letterpress prints of the summer zodiac constellations by Fortress Letterpress. Individual 5x7 stunning prints.
If you are a local Portland resident and can commit to either coming to the Share pick up or having a friend pick your share up for you, please enter the code LOCAL to avoid shipping costs! ** This code applies to CSH Shares only and not individual products unless you want them added to your share, thanks! **
Disclaimer: In purchasing this CSH share you do so understanding that the information provided in this share is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information in this CSH share for self-diagnosis or to replace any prescriptive medication. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem, suffer from allergies, are pregnant or nursing.
Thank you, we are so excited to begin another CSH Share! And, can you tell? We adore Summer.
All the best,
Elie and Kristen