Leo New Moon: Heart Centered Wellness
Updated: Feb 18, 2022
For this New Moon in Leo, we are releasing a totally fresh line of products to nourish your heart, mind & overall energy! We have cultivated through the Cancer New Moon - Aquarius Full Moon - Leo New moon cycle, a delicious line of herbal glycerites which we will be processing & bottling up on August 8th. We're delighted to share that the herbs we have focused on for this moon cycle are specifically oriented towards opening, releasing & nourishing the heart.
We also crafted a 'Brain Health' mushroom tincture, and a body oil for overall skin care, body discomfort & nervous system repair. Each of these herbal products are in direct correlation with the energies of the summer season, corresponding moon cycles, and innately provide a well-rounded approach to full wellness support.
New Product Line
Tulsi Rose Glycerite | Ocimum Sanctum & Rosa
Rose is flower of divine beauty, of deep reverence for love & for the need to respect boundaries. We hold gratitude for its powerful medicine, reminding us to release pain, to flow with the cycles of joy and grief in this life. Tulsi, also known as 'Holy Basil', may be useful for blood sugar regulation, is an anti-carcinogenic, and has strong anti-inflammatory/anti-oxidant properties, while promoting well-being & resilience through its adaptogenic qualities. It is warming and cooling with a sweet, pungent taste - this means that it is an incredible herb to use for cold, congested or stagnant conditions (think phlegm, sluggishness, lethargy). Tulsi is an incredible nervine, which stimulates and then calms/grounds. It is known as “The Incomparable One", “Mother Medicine of Nature” and “The Queen of Herbs”. It is revered as an “elixir of life” - that is without equal for both its physical and spiritual properties. If used with presence, it can open the heart and mind, encouraging gratitude. It is also considered to energetically support physical places of power - a home, business, etc. - drawing in prosperity and protection. When combined, the biological qualities of these herbal flowers create a divine synergy for protection, preventative wellness & heart nourishment.
Cannabis Glycerite | Cannabis Sativa & Indica (CBD)
Cannabis is widely known for its capacity to relieve discomfort and tension in the body, while uplifting mood and assisting with a balanced state of mind. Our Natural 1000mg oil is potent, with a strong Cannabis flavor. Also known as Cannabidiol, CBD is a chemical in the Cannabis sativa plant. Cannabidiol acts in the body to prevent the breakdown of a chemical in the brain which is responsible for increased pain, mood swings, and impaired mental function.
Yarrow Glycerite | Achillea Millifoleum
Yarrow has a history of use for wound repair, and dates back to the Trojan War of the Iliad - the name referring to Achilles, a physician and healer. Traditionally, this plant has been used as a tonic and a blood stimulator. The name Achillea (from the botanical name of Yarrow) refers to Achilles in the literary Trojan War of the Iliad who used yarrow to treat the soldiers’ wounds. The majority of the Achillea species are the plants which have therapeutic applications. (source below). Yarrow has traditionally been used as a tonic, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, diaphoretic, diuretic and emmenagogic agent (stimulating blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus). It has been used traditionally within Persian culture, for the treatment of hemorrhage, pneumonia, rheumatic pain, and wound repair. The modern uses for yarrow include treatments for malaria, hepatitis, jaundice, liver disorders and it is known as a hepatoprotective herb (meaning, it protects the liver).
'Brain Health' Tincture | Turkey Tail & Lions Mane | Trametes versicolor & Hericium erinaceus
Turkey Tail is full of Antioxidants (compounds that help inhibit or reduce tissue damage caused by oxidative strain). Oxidative strain results from an imbalance between antioxidants and unstable molecules known as free radicals. This can result in cellular damage and chronic inflammation. This imbalance has also been linked to an increased risk of developing health conditions, such as certain cancers and heart disease. Turkey tail contains an impressive array of antioxidants, including phenols and flavonoids - especially in concentrated form, such as an alcohol extract. In fact, one study detected over 35 different phenolic compounds in a sample of turkey tail mushroom extract. It has also been proven that it may help boost the immune system, and is beneficial for the microbiome. Lions Mane mushrooms contain bioactive substances that have beneficial effects on the body, especially the brain, heart and gut. Recent studies have found that lion’s mane mushrooms contain two special compounds that can stimulate
the growth of brain cells: hericenones and erinacines. This indicates that lion’s mane could be beneficial for protecting against Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative brain disease that causes progressive memory loss. In fact, lion’s mane mushroom and its extracts have been shown to reduce symptoms of memory loss, as well as prevent neuronal damage caused by amyloid-beta plaques, which accumulate in the brain during Alzheimer’s disease. Injuries to the brain or spinal cord often cause paralysis or loss of mental functions and can take a long time to heal. Research has also found that lion’s mane mushroom extract is likely to help to speed up recovery from brain and spine injuries, by stimulating the growth and repair of nerve cells, while also reduce the severity of brain damage after a stroke. It has also been found to be protective against the development of stomach ulcers, cancers, and heart disease - all the while, boosting the immune system.
Nourishing & Protective Body Oil | St. Johns Wort, Calendula & Mugwort | Hypericum perforatum, Calendula officinalis & Artemisia vulgaris
St. Johns Wort is an amazingly bright, vibrant & uplifting flower from the herbal world that is known for its antidepressant qualities, but when applied as a body oil, may helps with chronic discomfort.
Mugwort, has a bit lighter and more airy quality to it, is one of the most powerful protective herbs energetically speaking (as well as spiritually), and when used as a body oil, drives the repairing properties/constituents of the other herbs deep down into the nervous system.
Calendula, equally as vibrant and uplifting, is the number one skin wellness flower in the herbal world providing antibacterial and antiviral properties for the skin barrier.
These three combined creates a lovely, overall wellness oil for uplifting & protecting ones energy, directly addressing chronic pain, and nourishing the skin barrier. I absolutely LOVE body oiling, and do it regularly as a practical consistent form of self-care, pain management and skin care. Body oiling is one of the oldest and most effective ways to repair nervous system issues - I highly recommend giving it a try. Not only does it truly help on a deep level (literally), it feels amazing.
We are moving into one of the more powerful moments within the seasonal wheel, as we approach the Autumn Equinox on September 21st. This is the time where harvest begins, things get really heated up and time seems to pick up at a rapid pace. We are also in Leo season astrologically speaking, which brings us into a time where energy supports action - the willingness to strive for ones desires is a good first catalyzing step, which is also fully supported at this time. Leo truly reveals to us how to lead with heart, and nobility, which naturally leads to more easeful, harmonious life experiences. Another notable reflection of this New Moon time frame, is a hard aspect with Uranus in Taurus - this will challenge one to choose to react to unexpected changes in a progressive way, with flexibility and self-awareness, rather than following an old patterned reaction that could cause an unfavorable outcome.
If you missed our last Newsletter, see the recap below to get a glimpse of what else we've been up to & have been offering this Summer Season
The energy of the last Full Moon, which was in Capricorn, opened the door to new experiences & offered a beautiful invitation to discover new worlds - within and without. Its energy, if utilized properly, would allow one to evolve from a static state into a more dynamic experience socially, emotionally & spiritually.
To honor this, we wild-harvested and crafted two new 'Gentle Warrior Flower Essence' blends. This is where the connection between the body and the spirit comes in, for integrated well-being. We made an 'Orange Hawkweed' essence, specifically intended for strengthening ones relationship to creative expression, and a 'Lupine & Self Heal' blend, for re-centering one's energy and spirit from any past or present experiences of trauma, PTSD, or grief, while integrating ones own capacity for self-healing/nurturance. See more info about both below!
Gentle Warrior Flower Essences
See our new label designs ((we're pretty excited about them!)) at the very bottom of this post
Orange Hawkweed | Hieracium aurantiacum
Assists us in managing the flow of our creativity energy in constructive ways. It can help us use any rush of creative energy in orderly, yet satisfying creative directions. It helps harness any potentially disruptive or aimless energies so they add to our creative efforts
Helps children express their creative energy in satisfying and harmonious ways
Helps artists translate a flood of creative ideas into focused results
Lupine | Lupinus
Lupine is a powerful remedy when "reflexive" emotions like fear, anxiety and panic take hold, and when sensory inputs like smell, sight, sound, touch or physical location trigger emotionally charged memories. Lupine Flower Essence can be helpful for worry, obsessive thinking, panic attacks, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Lupine Flower Essence works through the energy circuits that relate to the amygdala, two almond-shaped masses of neurons in the limbic system of the brain. The amygdala responds within milliseconds to sensory input – sight, sound, smell, touch or physical location that triggers a sense of fear, danger, anger or rage and it stores memory of these emotional reactions. Lupine Flower Essence strengthens the energetic pathways between the emotional heart, olfactory system, amygdala and other parts of the limbic system, especially the cingulate gyrus, that orient toward peaceful responses. It supports the process of learning to interrupt a reaction before it can take hold and retrains the neural pathways toward peace and gratitude as an initial response.
Self Heal | Prunella Vulgaris
This essence cuts through any erroneous ideas we may have about our limitations to help us grasp the truth of our innate power to heal ourselves Good for any situation of illness, injury or wound in our psyche
We also crafted two delicious sun,
skin & pain care products!
'Aloe CBD 500mg After Sun Care Cream'
is a luxurious skin cream, that has a silky smooth texture and a delicious scent. It is best for sun exposure and general skin-wellness, while also targeting aching joints/muscles 'Cooling Mocha Mint 1000mg Pain Balm'
is perfect for those with acute or chronic body discomfort and joint/muscle issues. It is cooling during the hot summer months
We believe that your health is directly intertwined with your connection to the natural world We also believe that herbal remedies are an incredibly important aspect of wellness We strive to make our products accessible to all folx & are sharing this offering to model the belief in community resilience and to play our role in helping to shift the paradigm With Love & Plant Spirit Tulsi