The winter weather has begun to set in- the bone-chilling winds accompanied by the frosty blanket of frozen dew each morning are a harsh reminder of the extra self-care needed to ensure we can tolerate these seasonal extremes. It is important to focus on nourishing and strengthening our skin, as to protect us from the cold and to help insulate us during these intense temperature shifts. One way to increase elasticity and integrity of the skin is by integrated collagen rich foods into your diet, such as bone broth- which is high in protein and healthy fats, berries and citrus- which are packed with Vitamin C which is absolutely needed in the conversion of collagen in the body, and eggs- which carry the essential amino acids needed to synthesize collagen.
Besides dietary additions, another great way to support healthy skin is through the topical application of nutrient-dense fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil. Research has shown that these fats may increase the general health of the skin and decrease darker blemishes and irritations. Breeze Botanicals also carries topical lotions and salves from Sun God Medicinals that are formulated with Cannabis and other supporting herbs that may not only decrease the symptoms suffered from unwanted ailments such as muscle tension, but also support the microbial balance and natural glow of healthy skin. Hercules Muscle Ease Hemp Salve and Aja All-Purpose Salve are both formulated to not only support their intended ailments, but are also made with organic, nutrient-rich oils our skin craves, especially in these dry, winter months.
Feel free to chat further and learn more with any of our trained associates at the Breeze Botanical stores. We also offer one-on-one herbal consultations with our clinical Herbalist on staff as both Breeze Botanical locations. Click here to learn more and book your appointment today.
The holidays are quickly approaching and it’s time to prepare not just a delicious feast for friends and family, but also it’s time to prep our digestive tracts for the enormous amount of festive treats coming our way. One simple way to strengthen our digestive fire, or Agni as it is known in Ayurveda, is to prepare our stomachs before a meal for the food to come. This can look like incorporating bitter foods such as dandelion greens, radishes, or cranberries about 15 minutes before eating any of your meals, or by making an Ayurvedic inspired digestive appetizer by sprinkling grated ginger and salt on a small slice of lime- click here for the recipe. The bitter taste of these foods help to stimulate bile production and to strengthen and tonify the digestive system. Breeze Botanical stores carry various products formulated to support digestion and to mitigate those unwanted stomach pains after a larger meal. We carry Sun God Medicinals tinctures, elixirs, and tea blends of these supporting herbs formulated to support a variety of digestive ailments, and as always, our trained staff is always here to help guide you on your healing journey. We also offer private one-on-one consultations with our clinical herbalist for more in depth inquires- click here to learn more! Happy Holidays from the Breeze team!
Today we are exploring the immunomodulatory effects of herbs for children and their ability to support them through a variety of ailments, and also their capacity to protect them from the seasonal illnesses that may surface. While most herbal remedies are considered gentle enough for children’s use, there are some precautions to consider before utilizing just any herb out there- here is what you should know. Things to think about may include whether the herb could cause allergic reactions, or if they contain constituents that may interact with other medications. Always keep in mind that our little one’s bodies are much more sensitive than those that are fully grown, and may react differently when given the same herbs at the same serving size. There are certainly many approachable herbal remedies that have both traditional and modern context, adding to the empowerment of our health choices and the health of our families.
Amongst the plethora of therapeutic botanicals at our disposal, choosing a reputable source for you and your families therapies is of the utmost importance, and luckily at Breeze Botanicals we feature products from quality distributors that we trust. Sun God Medicinals focuses on the abundance of bioregional offerings in the Southern Oregon area and compounds formulations targeted to specific health conditions. They have products tailored directly for your young ones use, such as Heka Child’s Tea, incorporating gentle vulanaries and soothing botanicals. Please stop by either of our Breeze Botanical locations to check out these offerings and more. Our staff is well educated and ready to walk with you on your path of healing! If you are looking for more in depth inquires, please book time with our clinical herbalist.
The transition to the colder, dryer months of winter have us craving warmth and nourishment. Many herbs and small dietary changes are able to provide that bit of support we are all looking for as we crawl into our cozy spaces, and begin to embrace the season to come. Just as the seasons are cyclical, our diets should be as well. By putting emphasis on the seasonal offerings at the grocery store, we are not supporting our health, but also the health of the land. Incorporating root vegetables and winter squashes promotes both a balanced digestive and immune system, by providing a plethora of nutrients and a healthy dose of fiber. Herbs such as Licorice and Milk Oats may be indicated to support circulation and provide nourishment to many different body systems such as the brain and heart. Luckily, Breeze Botanicals carries products that are specifically formulated to support many body systems and ailments, and most importantly keep us healthy during these cooler temperatures and seasonal shifts.
Sun God Medicinals utilizes bioregional herbs, and locally grown, Living soil, regenerative farmed Cannabis, to craft both herbal topicals, capsules, and tinctures to nourish the body in as many ways as possible. Products such as the Aja Hemp and Herbal Massage Oil, which is compounded to support discomfort and aid in circulation, and the Heka Mental Ease tincture, which is formulated to nourish the brain tissues and combat fatigue, would make an easy and beneficial addition to your daily routine. Tinctures are effortlessly added to juice, tea, or coffee to mitigate any unwanted flavors, and topical therapies are best applied after a warm bath or shower to improve absorption. Please visit our stores and ask our trained associates any questions you may have about supporting your body as we move into the cooler months of winter. Also, if you are looking for a more in-depth consultation, please book time with our clinical herbalist through our website at: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=12621529
The Herbalist Team at Breeze Botanical's uses our collective educational experiences and on-going thirst for knowledge to normalize the conversation around herbs and to demystify the world of herbal medicine. Join us on this journey and embrace the plants around you.