A recipe from a project I’ve been working on…
Intentional herbalism. Using the gifts of nature not just for their physical medicinal benefits but for their energetic qualities too.
Rose is an herb of LOVE. Used in rituals for love of all kinds, close friendships, protection, peace, and happiness. Also used to heal a broken or grieving heart. (Medicinal benefits: stress reduction, anti-anxiety, immunity, menstrual regulation.)
This recipe is for SELF-LOVE. Put on silk pajamas and dance on top of your bed type of love. Rose quartz and sunbeams and hot pink lipstick. Selfies, giggles, and glitter.
A lot of my work with clients revolves around intuitive development, learning how to listen to your body and giving yourself the space for your inner voice to come through. We can quiet our minds and get focused on our intentions through rituals, and making herbal elixirs like this is just one way of going about it.
Try it out and let me know what you think. If you’re not sure where to find rose and hibiscus, you can always shop online with Mountain Rose Herbs, or if you’re in MA and want a local source, Artemisia Botanicals in Salem.
- 1 tbsp dried rose petals
- 1 tbsp dried hibiscus petals
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 tbsp coconut butter
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp honey
- ⅛ tsp cardamom
- Steep the dried rose petals and hibiscus flowers in the hot water for about 10 minutes, covering with a tea towel. Strain and blend with the remaining ingredients. Sip while sitting in front of a mirror and writing a love letter to every part of yourself.⠀