Newsletter December 2014
Happy Holidays Everyone!
We love the hustle & bustle of the season, have been busily stocking up and
are feeling abundant with gift bags, stocking stuffers, luscious body care products, herbal handmade gift making supplies and nourishing goodies of all kinds. Shop online or come visit us in store!
In this issue we have included some fun seasonal recipes we hope you can use and enjoy. As is our holiday tradition, our staff members have also put together a list of their favorite holiday gifts from Rebecca’s.
We are so thankful for our community and wish you all a Happy and Healthy Holiday season!
Holiday HoursDecember 24th, closing early at 4pm
December 25th- January 1st, closed for winter break
We will reopen at 10:00am on January 2nd and resume our normal business hours.
Local Lavender Essential OilThis beautiful and handcrafted local essential oil is made from high altitude Lavender, grown with organic and biodynamic farming practices on a historical farm located on Lamborn Mesa, just outside of Paonia, Colorado. This essential oil has the beautiful scent you have come to expect from Lavender with a touch of local love. Due to limited availability we offer this Essential Oil in 1 dram size only for $15.66 per dram.
Holiday Gift BagsLovingly made with all of your favorite Rebecca’s products, we have gift bags made fresh and just in time for the holidays. Be it a Frankincense and Myrrh holiday gift bag, a Mini Facial Delight, a Queen’s Bath Spa bag or a large Rose Spa bag, we have a vast array to choose from with different price points for all your gift giving needs. (We also carry the empty organza bags if you would like to create your own custom gift bag.)
Stocking StuffersWe have prepared many mini versions of the products you have grown to love. Mini bags of tea, small containers of bath salts, and little scented Shea butters all make excellent stocking stuffers, host gifts, or a small way to share the products you love from Rebecca’s.
Holiday Staff Picks
Holiday Gift Ideas from the Herbalists at Rebecca's
Rebecca Luna, certified clinical herbalist & shop proprietress
Melt and Pour SoapsMy favorite holiday gift for everyone on your love list. So easy, and so very fun, the combinations of herbs and essential oils you can add to the soap bases are endless. Use one of our uber cute soap molds and you've got awesome homemade gifts that are a hit every year. Some soaps I made this year include Frog shaped Spearmint/Seaweed, Pea Pod shaped Lavender, a gorgeous Goat milk Cacao Coffee, Honey Cardamom, Goat Milk Rose and even a few more.
Adri Sugrue, certified clinical herbalist
Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie TourlesA must have book for making all your own body care recipes, from lotions to lip balms and everything in between! With an emphasis on skin care, the clear and concise recipes are useful for the novice and advanced medicine maker alike.
Below is our class schedule, for full class descriptions please check our website at: http://www.rebeccasherbs.com/classes/. Your space in the class is reserved once payment is received. Payment for classes is made by cash or check payable to the instructor. Please be aware that classes fill up quickly, so sign up early. Pre-registration is required.
Lotions & Creams*two dates available*
Thursday, December 4th, 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday, December 11th, 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Faith Goguen Rodgers, certified clinical herbalist
Give the gift of homemade, nourishing lotions this holiday season!
Herbal Chocolate MakingTuesday, December 9th, 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Liz Philbrick, certified clinical herbalist & nutritionist and Corrie Bradley, certified clinical herbalist
Gear up for the gift giving season and learn how to make your own chocolate!
Winter WellnessWednesday, January 14th, 6:30-8:00pm
Instructor: Liz Philbrick, certified clinical herbalist & nutritionist & Corrie Bradley, 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.
Holiday Gift Recipes
Festive Gingerbread Tea
2 part Rooibos Leaf
Blend spices together, mix thoroughly and store in an airtight container. Use 1 Tbsp. tea blend per cup water. Steep for 15-25 minutes or gently simmer on a low heat for 10-15 minutes. Top with heavy cream or whipped cream and a sprinkle of powdered nutmeg. To fill a pint jar of tea for a gift or for yourself, 1 part equals 6 Tablespoons.
Holiday Forest Bath Fizzies
1 cup Baking Soda
Wisk together the baking soda, citric acid, salt, cocoa butter and Cedar leaf tips then add the essential oils 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. Firmly pack into soap molds, and then 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 your molds this recipe can make 3-12. Drop one into a hot bath and watch it fizz and bubble as the festive aroma fills the air.