Self Care

Autumn || Mabon September 01 2014, 0 Comments

Autumn // Wellness // Seasonal // Large Intestine // Lungs // Metal // 

Autumn is associated with the metal element in Chinese Medicine, which is characterized by expansion, contraction, and transformation {think about what metal does when it gets hot or cold} on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. For this reason, the organs associated with Autumn are the lungs and large intestine, due to their own expanding and contracting nature. This makes Autumn a great time for detoxification by supporting and toning these organs which are imperative for toxin elimination.


You’ll see nature pulling it’s vitality down into its roots after it provides us with it’s final fruits of the year. This makes Autumn the ideal time to harvest and use root medicines, since that is where the plants energy is being stored for now. This allows us to get rid of any residual excesses from Summer’s Yang, and prepare our bodies for the calmer and quieter Yin of Winter.

Saatchi Gallery, London © Jorge Mayet 2008

 


Autumn is associated with the Earth element, and the sun signs Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius. As we begin grounding down into the earth for the coming months, this season’s kit will bring balance with Fire, to warm and enliven the senses, preventing congestion, worry, and depression that can come from “burying” oneself excessively in Earth.



Give your body what it wants to stay well this Autumn & make sure to enjoy the fruits of the harvest!

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Summer || Litha July 27 2014, 0 Comments

Summer is the prime time to focus on growth, joy, and spiritual awareness. The predominant nature of Summer is Yang: related to excitement, assertiveness, and exuberance unlike the darker and calmer Yin. This makes summer the ideal time to take the actions necessary to form positive change in one's life!

Summer is associated with the Heart and the element of Fire. When the Fire element is inharmonious, one's joy can be imbalanced, resulting in too little or too much. Agitation, nervousness, heartburn, and insomnia are symptoms that one's Fire is too high. To counteract this, take advantage of the long summer days. Get up earlier in the morning, go to sleep later at night, and try to rest at midday. You will probably naturally tend to eat a lighter diet over heavier foods. 

Water, the element opposing Fire, is also important during the summer. Some of the negative side effects of summer fun include sunburns, dehydration, and a lack of energy. <<<This is counteracted by the items marked with a ^ below>>>

Give your body what it wants to stay well this Summer & make sure to drink lots of water!
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What you get:
↬ Sunscreen ^
<zinc oxide based, non-toxic, goes on white rubs in clear>

↬ Rose & Calendula After Sun Mist ^
<Calming, Cooling, Anti-inflammatory, & Astringent>

↬ Nuisance Salve
<Calming & Astringent for bug bites, sunburns, hemorrhoids, and other itchy inconveniences>
<<Does not work on children or spouses... or does it?>>>

<Completely natural, safe, and non-toxic deodorant bar that works>

<Sea Salt & Seaweed texturize hair while Rosemary and Tea Tree clarify hair follicles.>
<<Gives hair that beachy look.>>

<to wind down after a long day of having adventures>

↬ Cedar & Oat soap ^
<Moisturizes & Exfoliates, Grounding & Purifying>
{limited quantity}

<Essential oil based insect repellent. DEET free. Great for camping>

↬ Skin Polish ^
<Customizable skin scrub & mask. Exfoliates, Detoxifies & Nourishes>
<<a shop favorite>>

↬Coffee & Sugar: Lip & Hand Scrub Bar ^
<Use this bar to scrub dead skin from lips and hands, leaving them tingly smooth & rejuvenated>

<<<Individual item links will be added as items become available>>>

When you'll get it:
We will begin accepting orders beginning on June 1st.
Packages will ship out June 21st, the first day of summer.
Kit availability after June 21st will depend on remaining supplies & inventory.

Makes an awesome gift for that loved one who is trying to transition to a more natural lifestyle but isn't quite sure where to begin!

Please make your own informed decision on the ingredients in this product to determine if it is right for you. This natural product has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, mitigate, treat, or prevent disease, or to affect the structure or function of the body.
Please read our shop policies before purchase.