Holiday Gift Ideas from the Herbalists at Rebecca's
Melt and Pour Soap Bases
Rebecca Luna, certified herbalist, owner
I love making melt and pour soaps for the holidays! So easy and fun, they are a guaranteed crowd pleaser every year. You can add any essential oils or dried herbs to the base to create a soap that looks and smells fabulous! Sometimes I even place small toys in the glycerin soap base to please the kid in all of us. We have three different soap bases to choose from and tons of fun molds to help make these creative, useful and beautiful gifts. Warning... once you get started making these soaps, it's hard to stop!
Tzuria Malpica, certified herbalist
Marvelous mulling spices, a wonderful blend suitable for holiday gatherings or cold winter nights at home. This traditional mix of Orange peel, Allspice berries, Cinnamon, and Clove is wonderfully aromatic and festive. Add a hearty handful to wine or cider, gently warm on the stove and enjoy a full bodied and flavorful mulled beverage. A great host gift or potpourri for the house, spread the holiday cheer this year with our favorite festive spice blend.
Rebecca's Tea Blends in Canning Jars
Kate Briggs, certified herbalist
The new tea jars rolled out last month here at Rebecca's just in time for the holidays. You can now purchase any of our custom tea blends in either a pint or quart size canning jar. They are the first thing I spot coming to work in the morning as the clear glass beautifully showcases Rebecca's custom tea blends. Not only are they pleasing to look at but what's inside tastes wonderful. These new jars are a great way to share the gift of herbal medicine in a delicious and beautiful way.
Sore Muscle Oil
Adri Sugrue, certified herbalist
This pleasant and soothing oil is perfect for relaxing your sore muscles after a long, fun day of winter sports. The calming scents of Marjoram and German Chamomile help any hard working athlete wind down and address inflammation. Pair the oil with the Sore Muscle Bath Salts for a day of self care and relaxation. A functional and enjoyable gift for any hard working and playful companion.
Meadowsweet Face Serum
Amy Timmons, herbalist
I am in love with the new Meadowsweet Face Serum! I use it as a facial moisturizer in the morning and at night. My face has never looked or felt better and the redness is all but gone. Also, I've had less breakouts and my skin feels so smooth and hydrated. In a dry climate like Colorado, this face serum has the ability to moisturize and nourish dehydrated and wind chapped skin. It makes a great gift for a visiting relative, a recent Colorado transplant or a longtime resident coping with winter dryness. Lather up and delve into the divine scent of our newly treasured face serum!
Rebecca's Perfume Rollers
Gina Kuhn, herbalist
Rebecca's Perfume Rollers have been a favorite of mine for a long time! I especially love the Palo Santo Dream; it has such an earthy sweet scent that is a wonderful way to bring grounding and purifying qualities into the holiday season. I love knowing that Rebecca's perfume rollers include only all natural, safe ingredients for my skin including organic Jojoba oil and pure therapeutic grade essential oils. Put on your wrist, neck, or in your hair for a carefree way to smell delicious. We also have custom perfume rollers and a staff of trained herbalists to help you put together a unique scent for the holidays.
Bath Salt Blends
Lauren Stauber, certified herbalist & massage therapist
I love to warm up and unwind with a hot bath at the end of the day, especially during the upcoming cold winter nights. Rebecca's bath salt blends offer some wonderful choices for a pleasurable and healing bath experience - the flower-filled Queen's Bath, the dreamy forest-scented Mountain Bliss, the gentle Calming Lavender, and my favorite the oh so good Sore Muscle Bath all contain a distinctive mix of therapeutic salts and essential oils sure to please. Give the gift of deep relaxation with Rebecca's bath salt blends this holiday season.
Sunday, December 8th, 10:00am-11:30pm
Instructor, Tzuria Malpica, certified clinical herbalist
Making gifts for family and friends always warms the heart. This class will be a combination of medicine making, craft time and simple project ideas to do as a family.
Monday, December 9th, 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor, Faith Goguen Rodgers, certified clinical herbalist
Learn to make decadent lotions and creams in your very own kitchen! This class will give you simple techniques, tips and easy to follow recipes.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:30-8:30
Instructor, Liz Philbrick, certified clinical herbalist & nutritionist
Gear up for the gift giving season and learn how to make your own chocolate! In this class we will cover the history and benefits of chocolate as well as how to make herb infused chocolates.
Sunday, January 12th, 2014, 1:00-2:30pm
Instructor: Tzuria Malpica, certified clinical herbalist
Bring the whole family. Together we will explore some basic recipes and ways to incorporate medicinal plants into daily life. Let's get creative! We will make delicious medicinal treats and herbal snacks, enjoy tea and have fun as a family.
*Includes a family of two, $10 for each additional person.
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 6:30-8:00pm
Instructor, Liz Philbrick, certified clinical herbalist & nutritionist
Winter is here and it is time to strengthen our immune systems and stock our medicine chests with our wintertime herbal allies. Learn how to make cough syrups, lozenges, decongesting steams, and more!
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014, 6:30-8:00pm
Instructor: Faith Goguen Rodgers, certified clinical herbalist
Learn to make decadent and nourishing body butters in your own kitchen! This is a fun class where you will get to learn about different natural butters including shea, cocoa, and mango butter.
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014, 6:30-8:00pm
Instructors: Tzuria Malpica, certified clinical herbalist and Amber Brisson, certified clinical herbalist and nutritionist
Come explore all the simple and chemical free ways to nourish and strengthen your hair! Learn how to support mineral function and repair hair follicles with herbal rinses, alternatives to shampoo, tea blends, Henna, and essential oils for natural hair care.
Makes one half pint wide mouth canning jar.
Rosehip jam is wonderful way to add a bioavailable source of Vitamin C to your diet to help prevent colds and flu during the winter months. High in antioxidants, help your loved ones stay healthy during the holiday season with this delicious jam.
3/4 cup Rosehips
Unsweetened Juice (Apple, Blueberry, Cherry)
Sift through rosehips and remove any seeds or hard pieces. Dispense rosehips into a half pint wide mouth mason jar. Top with juice, making sure the rosehips are completely covered. Stir, lid and store in fridge. The next day, the rosehips will have soaked up the juice and are a jam consistency. Give them a good stir and add more juice if necessary. The jam will last for 2-3 months in the fridge.
Holiday Spice Bath Salt *
Makes one half pint, wide mouth canning jar.
Festive and aromatic, this blend of holiday spices is warming and a great topical way to settle digestion. A great foot soak for those cold winter toes, add 1/2 cup to a large bowl of hot water and melt into a puddle of holiday bliss.
1 pt Fine Sea Salt
1/2 pt Epsom Salt
1/8 cup Coarse Himalayan Salt
1 drop Cinnamon bark essential oil
2 drops Fennel essential oil
5 drops Orange essential oil
3 drops Cardamom essential oil
Cinnamon stick, Orange Peel, Mulling Spices, Cardamom Pods, Fennel Seeds
Measure out ingredients, 1 part equals 1/2 cup. In a bowl, stir salts together. Add drops of essential oil and mix well. Pour into canning jar. Add garnish, label, and decorate with bow or gift wrap.
*This recipe is for topical use only.