News -- Happy Holidays 2016

Happy Herbal Holidays

We’ve been very busy here at Rebecca’s creating organic, locally crafted herbal goodies for the holiday season. Our shelves are stocked with all your Herbal DIY gift making supplies and a fabulous selection of ready-made gift bags and boxes, including a new Spritzer Sampler Gift Box. We have our seasonal favorites as well; Mini Shea Gift Bag, Mini Salve Gift Bag, Frankincense & Myrrh Gift Bags, Mulling Spices, and Mini Bottled Salt Baths. 

Continuing with Rebecca’s tradition, our staff members have put together a list of their favorite holiday gifts in addition to some fun seasonal Herbal Holiday recipes. 

We are so grateful for our community and thank you for thinking of us for your Herbal Holiday needs. We wish you all a happy and healthy Holiday Season! 

Our Annual Winter Break Hours:
December 24th, closing early at 4pm
December 25th- January 1st, closed for winter break
January 2nd, reopen at 10:00am and resume our regular business hours.





Staff Picks
 
     

Amber – Ginger Infused Castor Oil
I love this spicy, warming oil for its ability to
help increase circulation while soothing inflammation. Massage painful areas with castor oil followed by a hot pack to increase absorption. 

Becca – Hardworking Hand Salve
Your hands don’t have to be hardworking to benefit from this salve! Perfect for dry, cracked, chapped, and weathered winter hands & feet. You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn’t like this as a gift!

Bonnie – Meadowsweet Face Serum
I apply the Meadowsweet Face Serum before bed and wake up with soft and happy skin. It keeps my dry complexion moisturized even through the harshest winter months! 

Cat – Body Butter
Incredibly luxurious! Moisturizes, softens and increases skin elasticity. Perfect for our dry climate. 

Elias – Dragon Salve
A salve as majestic as its name implies. I love it for sore or tense muscle, also could be useful for poor circulation. It’s warm and cool and an all-around great time! 

Elizabeth – Sore Muscle Bath Salts 
So glad I don’t have to choose between relaxing and therapeutic;
when I use the Sore Muscle Bath Salts, I get both! 

Heather – Ultimate Love Oil 
Ultimate Love Oil has a silky-smooth texture and intoxicating scent.
This heart opening combo makes my days more beautiful! 

Laliv – Sweet Honey Scrub
My favorite in-shower facial cleanser and leave on facial mask. This scrub leaves my skin feeling moisturized, exfoliated and kissed with sweetness. Just love!

Mary – Sprit Aromatic Oil
The Spirit Aromatic oil fits in my pocket and smells like the woods; essential for day to day grounding and deep breaths. 

Rebecca – Rose Gift Box
It’s gorgeous, full of love, promotes soft skin and sumptuous soaking. The decadent rose scrub included is colored with organic, powdered red rose blossoms. Every bit of this box celebrates and shares the glory of Rose. 

Tracy – Oil Divine Bath & Body Oil 
As the weather turns colder, I am thoroughly enjoying the Oil Divine Oil as my moisturizer – its soothing and deeply nourishing to the skin. So perfect for dry Colorado winters!





DIY Holiday Recipes
 

Bath Fizzy Recipe

1 cup Baking Soda
½ cup Citric Acid
½ cup Epsom Salts 
2 Tablespoons finely chopped Cocoa Butter
4 oz Witch Hazel with spray top
Additional ingredients (see specific recipes below)
30-40 drops essential oil 
Soap Mold 

Whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, cocoa butter and additional ingredients, then add essential oil and mix well. Spray witch hazel onto the powder and toss with your hands. Continue spraying and tossing until the mixture starts to stick together. The blend should be just moist enough to hold when pressed together with your hands, be careful not to add too much moisture. Firmly pack into soap molds, let set for 15-20 minutes. Next, tip the molds over to slide out the bath fizzy. Set them on a plate to dry for 24 hours. Depending on the size of the soap mold, this recipe can make 3-5 bath fizzies. Drop one into a hot bath and watch it fizz and bubble as the aroma fills the air. 

Chocolate Citrus Bath Fizzy  

Follow directions above, add 2 Tablespoons finely chopped Calendula flowers when whisking together ingredients and 40 drops Tangerine essential oil

Forest Bath Fizzy

Follow directions above, add 2 Tablespoons Juniper berries and 40 drops Forest Blend essential oil

Frosted Rose Bath Fizzy 

Follow directions above, add 3 Tablespoons Red Rose petals and 15 drops Geranium essential oil and 20 drops Rosehip seed CO2. You can also replace Witch Hazel with Rose hydrosol for this bath fizzy recipe. 
 

Winter Reishi Brew 

World renowned as a longevity tonic, Reishi mushroom has an extensive history of being used to boost the immune system, support the body’s detoxification process and aid the upper respiratory system. This recipe includes a Reishi base with Rosehips, Elderberry, Licorice and Cinnamon for added flavor and enriching therapeutic benefit. Loaded with antioxidant rich berries, this tasty Reishi brew will help to keep the whole family happy and healthy this winter! 

1 ounce whole Reishi mushroom or Reishi slices
1.25 ounces Rosehips (4 Tablespoons)
1 ounce Elderberry (4 Tablespoons)
1.25 ounces Cinnamon chips (3 Tablespoons)
.60 ounce Licorice root (2 Tablespoons)

Add approximately 1 ounce Reishi mushroom to 10 cups of water in a crockpot. Turn crockpot on low for 12-24 hours. For the last 30-45 minutes, add Rosehips, Elderberry, Licorice and Cinnamon chips. Strain mixture through a fine mesh kitchen strainer. Makes approximately 8 cups. This winter Reishi brew can be stored in the refrigerator for 7-10 days or poured into ice cube trays and frozen for long term storage.