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.⠀
I love this idea as a way to help celebrate Valentine’s day this year as I’ve decided I’m focusing on SELF love. What can I use as a sub for coconut butter?
Hi Jessica! Do you have shredded coconut? That’s what coconut butter is basically made out of (and you can make it yourself by putting a bunch of shredded coconut in a food processor), so if you have a good blender you could just add some of that in there and give it a whirl. You could also use coconut oil to keep the creaminess, another nut butter if you don’t mind the flavor change, or if you are more looking for a coconut flavor you can use extract. Lots of different options and no wrong way to go 🙂
What if I don’t have any cardamom? Can I do without or is there a substitute you recommend?
It will be fine without 🙂
Crystal Velez says
Do the dry measurements go by weight or volume?
Megan Fontana says
This looks so soothing and lovely. May I ask, where do I find ingestible dried healing while herbs for teas, bakes and things like this?
Your local herb shop or health store, anywhere that sells bulk herbs. Look into mountainroseherbs.com if you don’t have a shop near you!