The Commune Collection: Rose-Colored Glasses

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Rose-Colored Glasses will lift your mood, open your heart, and enhance your intuition. Through the sweet support of Rose, the adaptogenic balance of Holy Basil, and the nerve-soothing of Milky Oats, your outlook will be illuminated and your healthy boundaries tenderly reinforced. A few drops of the flower essence of Mimosa in the blend ensures that the positivity radiates throughout both body and soul, and over time can radically expand your ability to see the world with love. Read on to meet these herb friends, and use the tonic daily to let your inner light color your experience of life. Commune with good vibes.

Rose - Rosa spp.

We all know the saying “stop and smell the roses” and doing just that can be an amazing remedy to calm stress and quiet mental chatter.  Rose is a heart healer and opener. This lovely, sacred flower reminds us to stay open and aware of all the love in our lives. With thorns and blossoms, Rose carries lessons of boldness, beauty and boundaries. We can soften into new situations without losing our sense of self. In one way or another we have all known the hurt of heartbreak, the difficulty of reclaiming our wholeness in the aftermath of loss and learning to love again. Rose reinforces self-love and personal empowerment, lifting our spirits so we believe in our worth. Rose is a balancing, cooling herb ideal for treating constitutionally hot conditions or individuals that have a tendency to be hard on themselves. Rose is a nudge toward self-forgiveness as we move through our emotions, especially more difficult feelings like anger, bitterness and grief which we’re often taught are unacceptable to experience or express and therefore become repressed or stuck within us.

Tulsi aka holy basil - Ocimum sanctum

Holy Basil is a revered plant in India and has been used in the Ayurveda healing tradition for thousands of years.  A fragrant member of the mint family and a close relative to the culinary basil (Ocimum basilicum) we are familiar to in the west, Holy Basil strengthens vitality and increases our adaptability to long term and everyday stressors. Believed to be the earthly incarnation of the divine, Holy Basil is a transformative herb helping us shift how we relate to life’s ups and downs on a foundational level, strengthening our resilience and increasing joy.

If you are going through a time of uncertainty due to life transition - a move, change of career, a break up, seasonal transition, personal or collective loss, etc - and you wish you could just hit pause on life’s demands and take care of yourself, work with Holy Basil to support you in tending to all matters big and small.  Holy Basil is an excellent ally when we’re going through a rough patch and still need to show up to our responsibilities. Tulsi will clear the cobwebs from your mind, promoting mental clarity and resolve.

Holy Basil protects the heart, promotes healthy blood pressure and maintains blood sugar. It can be used internally and externally as an antimicrobial, supporting wound healing when used topically or in the care of herpes and shingles when taken internally. It reduces excessive immune response for those with chronic allergies and asthma, especially when asthma is triggered by stress. In general, Tulsi has a balancing affect on the immune system as a whole. As with most mint family plants, Holy Basil improves digestion and is an ideal medicine for the winter blues, when low spirits, poor immunity and sluggish digestion due to holiday indulgences and overeating can leave us listless.

Hawthorn - Crataegus spp.

On a emotional level, hawthorn supports the heart during times of despair from depression and great loss. It is a wonderful tonic that can be taken for as long as needed to navigate the peaks and valleys of the emotional heart. Like rose, hawthorn teaches of boundaries and the balance between blossom & thorn. When the emotional heart is not centered we can experience physical symptoms that manifest as insomnia, anxiety and agitation. Hawthorn not only supports the physical and emotional heart, but the nervous system as well; calming and centering in times of stress and depression.

In Celtic wheel of the year, hawthorn is embodied as fertility, beltane, but also as death, samhain. It is said to be a gateway into the underworld, most accessible at the times of year when the veil at its thinnest. In the exploration of the underworld we turn to hawthorn to learn of the thorns, flowers and fruits of life. Supporting the heart, both physically and emotionally gives us courage and strength to build healthy and ever changing boundaries.

Oats - Avena sativa

Oat is among the best nutrient rich tonic herbs for the nervous system. By providing our body with needed vitamins and minerals, Oat promotes energy by increasing our overall health and vitality. An essential herb if you have frayed nerves and exhaustion due to a lifestyle of overwork. It can be especially helpful if you are prone to irritability, tension headaches, or find that when you have the most on your plate your attention span and ability to focus goes out the window. Avena “feeds” the nervous system especially when under stress. Oat is an excellent source of magnesium which relaxes tight muscles and cramping.

These are just some of the multitudes of magic that this herbal formula will bring. Commune with good vibes here.