Harmonizing the Physical & Emotional Body: Herbs for Spring Transitions
March is a time of transition. We are actively navigating the “space between” this is a magical time, but can also be intense for our physical and emotional body. Here are a few of our favorite herbal allies skilled in fostering peace, ease, and a stronger sense of inner calm.
A favorite ally, both for their beauty and calming medicine, passionflower helps us feel balanced between opposing factors. It holds space for growth and growing, as you know, takes a tremendous amount of energy. This means those quiet spaces are precious and necessary. Time to do nothing isn’t indulgent, it is where inspiration can be heard. As we move into the spring, Pisces season, and even mercury retrograde we invite you to enjoy a few of our favorite passionflower recipes.
Quiet Mind Tincture
This tincture formulation helps to slow down a busy mind, create patience through transition, promote restful sleep, and soothe nervous tension. Traditionally, 30-60 drops 3 to 4 times daily is a supportive dose, or 60-90 drops can be used in a moment for instant calm.
1/2P Rose Syrup or Rose Tincture
1/4P Cinnamon/Ginger (your preference)
Passionflower Herbal Bath
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well with your hands, infusing with your prayers, blessings, & intentions. Add to a warm bath and submerge yourself.
1 Cup Epsom Salt
1/2 Cup Pink Himalayan Salt
2 - 3 Tbsp of Passionflower
10-20 drops mandarin essential oil
I’m slightly obsessed with this gorgeous little plant, their orange gold flowers, their third chakra magic. I love the way their flowers open fully in the light of the day, and curl gently back-up for evening slumber. If you watch them, if you spend time with them, you can learn everything about the medicine of this plant. California Poppy teaches our bodies and spirits about slowing down, finding healthier patterns, breaking with the old. And when it’s all said and done, when they’ve lived they’re full sweet life, they leave large seed pods full of a promise for the next season teaching us patience, resilience, reassurance. I encourage you to grow California Poppy in your garden so you can make your own tincture, flower essence, bundles, and baths.
Rosemary Gladstar's Soothing Poppy Blend
1 part California poppy
1 part Chamomile
1 part Milky Oat tops
1/2 part Marshmallow
Combine all ingredients; make as a traditional infusion. Enjoy often!
Break Free Flower Essence
This essence formula helps us break free from old-patterns, especially unhealthy cycles or addictive behaviors, and vibrations of trauma. Said a different way, this formula helps us with getting safely and calmly embodied, helping and supporting our choices for healing, as we relax into and receive our internal nourishment. Ingredients are combined in a 1/2oz bottle with equal parts brandy and water. Dosage is 3 drops 4 times daily, or 7 drops (and a conscious breath) in any acute moment.
3 drops California Poppy
3 drops Rose
3 drops Dandelion
3 drops Anemone