Recipes for Wintering
Creating a Relaxing & Magical Midwinter Sanctuary at Home #selfcare
What a winter! First sun , then snow , then rain, then snow again. The daffodils and crocuses are up here in northeast Ohio and the bees are out. I’m not sure what to make of all of this, but things are fluctuating so much that my body and it’s normally consistent rhythms are confused. It’s hard to know how to respond to these unusual weather patterns, but regardless of the temperatures it’s technically still winter. Much of the world is still in a deep sleep, and I think that what we really need right now are naps, soups, and warm drinks.
We need to go to bed early after a day of work so that we can make love and cuddle, rest and rejuvenate. We need to bundle up first thing in the morning and take a walk outside in the sunshine…yes, it’s still there even when you can’t see it. We need herbal foot baths and milk baths. Yoga or simple stretches to energize our muscles and rest our minds. We need to build snowmen and snow angels when there is snow and have bonfires with warm drinks. Playing outside like the children we once were is good too, as well as walking through the woods for a bit of forest bathing. We need to quiet our brains through simple meditations and simply rest. We need to spend full days if possible, lounging in our jammies.
In this 67 page book/ pdf I’m offering up some of my favorite suggestions and recipes in the hopes of making the next 3 winter months just a little bit warmer, tastier, and quite possibly, even delightful! Please click the link here to purchase it for $3.99. Recipes for Wintering - Creating a Relaxing & Magical Midwinter Sanctuary at Home
Please know that I appreciate your support so much and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it for you.
Just for fun, here is one of my favorite recipes from it!
Soothing Body Butter with Rose, Tulsi,
and Jasmine Essential Oils
Take 1/2 cup of Ghee (clarified butter) and a
½ cup of coconut oil and scoop it into a
small bowl. Add 6 drops of essential oil of
Rose, 6 drops of essential oil of Jasmine and
3 drops of Essential oil of Holy Basil (Tulsi) .
Beat it all together with a fork until incorporated.
Use as you would any body butter but know that this one is so very good for your skin… so much better than almost anything store bought.
If you are lucky enough to have a blooming
jasmine or gardenia plant, pick the fragrant blossoms
and mix them gently into the butter and place
the container in a warm (not hot) place. After
a few days, pick them out. You will have
what is known as an enfleurage, the art
of creating scent by having fragrant flowers
release their oils into fat!
Use this rich and fragrant blend as you would any body butter. I love to smooth it on to smooth my winter parched skin after a warm bath. This should last unrefrigerated for at least 1 month but you will have used it up long before that!