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Tea Time!

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I'm making a batch of my favorite "Peace" tea for the Waldorf Winter Faire this weekend! It is blend of several therapeutic herbs. It is great for stress, relaxation, and soothes the stomach after eating. It's also great for kids for fussiness, colic, or again- upset stomach. Read on to find out some tidbits about some of my favorite herbs!  

 

Lemon Balm: Oh how I love thee! This is one of my first and favorite plant allies. Lemon balm is actually in the mint family, but also a sweet lemony flavor. It is wonderful as a tea and I also love to extract it in vegetable glycerin to make a tincture/glycerite for kids! Lemon Balm is a nervous system relaxant and also soothes digestive upset, and is an antiviral making it great for fighting colds and a secret weapon against cold sores. One of the reasons I love Lemon Balm is that it not only helps me fight stress, but it lifts my mood at the same. Happy herb! 

 

Chamomile: This herb friend you are probably already familiar with. She is a tried and true before-bed relaxer, with a sweet soothing flavor. And chamomile is a powerful stress zapper, calms the body suffering from allergic reactions, and is another digestive system supporter! 

 

Catnip: But... you may be thinking, I'm not a feline?? Believe me, catnip is confusing. But it actually has the opposite effect on us as humans as it does on our furry friends. It calms us! And helps us surrender. And is magically soothing for our bellies too. Another great friend for colicky babies and for fighting fevers.

 

Rosehips: One of my favorites to add to tea blends, rosehips are the super fruit of one of the most beautiful flowers in nature; the Rose. These guys are tart yet sweet and chock full of vitamin c! Making them awesome for the immune system and adding a flavor that I just love. Has anyone heard of rosehip oil? It's an amazing healing and nutritive oil for the skin; more on that later. 

 
I just love this tea hot with honey, or in the summer iced with honey and a couple drops of stevia and lemon. The blend is magical and comforting and will relax your mind, body and help you set intentions for a wonderful night's sleep or take the edge off a busy day. That's why I dubbed it, Peace tea. :)

 

There is so much more I can say about these wonderful healing plants, but I'll leave you with this quick description today.

 

Hope you're having a wonderful day friends. If you are in San Diego come visit me Saturday at the Waldorf School of San Diego's Winter Faire, (12-6pm) and try some Peace tea. 

 

Waldorf Winter Faire

 

Peace & Love,
Katie

 

 

 


Katie

Hi friends! 
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Come learn about herbs, aromatherapy and natural health at our Old Town Local and Peace.Love.Nourish event. Enjoy herbal tea samples to help you relax and unwind while you create gifts for yourself or your loved ones- free of chemicals, additives and junk, made from the heart. 

This is an all day event with a lunch break so come ready to make and take away natural healing. We’re looking forward to sharing with you!

Session One: Aromatherapy 10-12pm
~Learn about benefits and uses of essential oils.
~Make you own bath salts, aromatherapy sprays and essential oil inhalers. 
~We will have dried flowers, tiny crystals and a DIY label making station.

*lunch break* 12-1pm

Session Two: Herbal Remedies 1-2pm
~Learn medicinal and culinary uses of common kitchen herbs.
~Learn how to make your own culinary herbal infused oils and vinegars at home. 
~These make wonderful gifts and great home medicine.
~Enjoy herbal tea while you learn! 

We will also have samples and testers of many of our hand-crafted herbal and aromatherapy products, including immune-boosting syrups and tonics. Peace.Love.Nourish also offers many other gift items for purchase, such as crystals, jewelry and other spiritual gifts. 

Our sessions take place in the beautiful new shopping center Old Town Local located in Old Town San Diego. Old Town Local has seven artisan shops, a cafe/live music venue and cigar lounge with our herbal kiosk, Peace.Love.Nourish. Please check out our other shops while you're here for plenty of unique and hand-crafted gifts for the whole family. 

Located next to Java Joe's coffee shop, we will have coffee, tea, panini's, organic frittatas, and gelato for purchase. There will be a lunch break if you are staying for the whole day: perfect for a bite and to peruse our market place.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Cost is $25 for the early-bird rate until December 1st.

After this, the rate is $33, including and up to the day of the event. 

Contact Katie O'Connor at katie@peacelovenourish.com to reserve your space as spots are limited. 

Feel free to ask any questions, inquire about splitting sessions, group rates, or bringing your kiddos! 

RSVP on Facebook!



Tickets can also be purchased directly via Paypal:

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Location: Peace.Love.Nourish is located to the back of Old Town

Local next to Java Joe’s Coffee Shop and in front of Maduros Cigar

Lounge at 2609 Congress St in Old Town, San Diego.

See you December 9th, 2017!


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