The days are long and full.
It seems I am filling every moment with work around the farm, food preparation, and in fun family outings. Recently we went camping at the Pollination Festival in Kentucky while stopping for a day in Columbus where we visited the Botanical Garden.
We also have been very busy around the farm, and I hope to do an update on our farm happenings soon (goats, gardens, solar panels, oh my!)! However, I have trouble finding time to sit down on the computer and blog very much when there’s so much to do outdoors this time of year.
One of the things that I’ve been creating is this summer’s share of my Community Supported Herbalism project. I am really happy with the way the Summer Wellness Box turned out and I think it’s a great reminder that we must still take time to slow down and care for ourselves even during this busy summer season.
I’ve been having a hard time with that myself this summer, but this box is helping me remember how important it is to prioritize finding little ways to pamper myself each day.
And so that’s what this box is about…taking time to breathe with the pace of the natural world and delight in the gifts that nature offers us in abundance. When you open this box, I’d like you to imagine wandering around my garden with me, enjoying the scents, colors, and beauty that we find while carefully harvesting plant allies to help support our health and beauty.
To that effect, there are a number of botanically-based gifts to help you slow down and care for yourself this summer.
You’ll find an herb-infused salve to find relief from pesky bug bites and other summer skin irritations, a fresh skin serum with rich botanical oils to nourish your sun-kissed skin, and a honey + myrrh face soap to gently scrub away impurities while boosting your skin with anti-oxidants.
You’ll also find a cooling cucumber rose spritzer that is best to keep in the fridge. When you’re feeling overwhelmed with summer’s heat, take it out and spritz all over for a refreshing treat.
There’s also a delicious, herbal (caffeine free) tea blend that is full of vitamins and minerals. It’s an awesome alternative to over-indulging on sodas or alcohol in the summer. We’ve been drinking it iced almost daily, and have even made it into kid-approved ice pops.
Finally, I have included some freshly harvested red clover. You’ll learn more about using red clover when you get your box, but it’s an excellent source of easily-digestible nutrients as well as a traditional remedy for purifying the blood and supporting the female system, especially if one is looking to improve their fertility or ease the transition through menopause.
You can learn more about the Summer Wellness Box and order yours by clicking here. As a blog reader, you can even get 15% off using code BLOGFRIEND through August 15, 2015. I hope you enjoy!
You can also learn where to find me in person this summer and get one that way.
Thanks for supporting our small farm and dreams by purchasing a summer wellness box.
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