Hello and how are you today?
I have a recipe for this delicious drink further down the page... Sparkly and summery!
Let's talk about this weather for a minute? So hot here earlier in the week and now its sultry and been raining on the mountain for the last few days. South East QLD has had terrible spring storms with hail and loads of lightening. Its scary sometimes when the sky is so black and thundery!
I want to chat with you about hydration and staying cool in the coming summer months. It seams to me like the weather patterns are changing with global warming and what we experienced as summers in the past can't be counted on again! One of the problems with shifting and unpredictable weather is that your body is constantly adjusting to the challenges of temperature and hydration. Your metabolism goes a little out of whack with these too.
One of the best things you can do is to stay cool and out of the sun, live in the shade for the hotter parts of the day and keep your home cool with fans. Using air conditioning and having unnatural coolness such as 20 degrees C on a 35 degree day can lead to respiratory tract and lung illnesses. It can also effect your heart and your blood pressure. So if you are using air con , make sure its a healthier 25 or 26 degrees and only use it when necessary, such as ensuring you have a good night sleep or when you need to relax and rest, Fans are better for the body as they don't destabalise you so much.
Have cool showers , swims and baths through the day, its a healthy way to cool down the whole body and stay well hydrated with refreshing, non sugary drinks. Limit your fruit juices and carbonated drinks and get used to less sweetness or use a natural stevia one instead. IN this recipe I have used honey as its my favourite.
Lets make a cooling herbal drink.
MInty citrus spritz.
To make 1 litre you will need
The juice of two oranges
200ml of strong peppermint tea that has been cooled down in the fridge
500ml soda or sparkling mineral water
2 tablespoons runny honey.
1. Make a cup of herbal tea 200ml and while its hot add in the two tablespoons of honey. If you use tea bags add three teabags to the 200ml of boiling water and leave the tea bags in the cup for thirty minutes before removing them ( we are making a really strong tea ) if you are using dried peppermint loose leaves use 1 tablespoon and strain off the water after 30 minutes and squeeze out the liquid.
2. Pop the tea in fridge to cool.
3, Squeeze the juice of two cold oranges, or four cold mandarins.
4. mix the tea and the orange juice together in a jug. Add 500ml of soda water and serve in glasses with a little ice and garnish with fresh mint and citrus slices.
Our Christmas gift packs have been rolling out the door! We also wanted to let you know that we will gift wrap your products between now and Dec 20th when we close for a few weeks. Just tell us when you make your order either on the phone or online.
Here is our offer. This is a gift you will LOVE!
Your ultimate cool Christmas gift Pack! ( yes cool as in cooling)
Open until December 17th or until Limited offer sold out. plan your Christmas gifts today with our great seasonal pack!
$180 of value for $99 today! posted free to your door.
WHAT DO WE GET?
You receive in a Cubby hessian bag
1 x 100ml Lavender herbal Skin nectar with Aloe vera and lemon balm( ultimate after sun cooling and nourishing skin care for face and body) value $35
1 x 60 gram Lavender herbal skin balm with aloe vera and lemon balm( cooling for dry skin, lips, cracks and deep healing hydration ) value $25
1 x 50ml Cool recovery spray with st johns wort, aloe vera, calendula, chickweed, lavender and mandarin.( healing for stings, burns, ultimate face cooling spritz and after sun /wind care) value $35 Lavender and Mandarin.
1 x 100ml Peace herbal skin oil ( luxe rehydration, (hemp oils and nourishing herbs for skin recovery, after shower hydration, body and massage oil, also keeps the bugs away.) Lemon Myrtle and lime. Value $35
1 x 50ml Peace herbal perfume. ( luxe citrus and uplifting herbal perfume and body spray, replaces all deodorants and perfumes in one little bottle) Lemon Myrtle and Lime. Value $35
1 x 50ml Herbal hand sanitiser travel spray with elderberry, papaya, lime and grapefruit Take it everywhere and hydrate while you sanitise) Value $12.95
Free post in Australia and Cubby bag
We will be offering seasonal herbal packs and this is our first one.!
WHO IS THIS GOOD FOR?
People who love our organic herbal body products. Lovers of Lavender, Lemon Myrtle, lime and luxe skin care
Anyone who wants to go sunning in the sun, beaching at the beach, playing in the summer beauty and would love to cool down and rehydrate afterwards.
NEW ONLINE COURSE IN FEB 2021
We have a new course coming on February 3rd online.
THIS IS AN ONLINE MASTERCLASS WITH DOM. YOU WILL NEED ACCESS TO FACEBOOK FOR OUR WEEKLY CLASSROOM ON A PRIVATE GROUP.
FOUR WEEK LONG COURSE, STARTS NOVEMBER 3RD 2020
ROUND ONE OPEN NOW $100
ROUND TWO OPENS OCTOBER 20TH $190
Trading during the festive season.
We are closed for Christmas from Sat 19th December ( Last Market) until 9th January back at Eumundi and last orders posted on Friday 18th December and reposting again on Thursday January 7th.
www.medicineroom.com.au for all details on training courses and online wellness shop for herbal body products and online bookings for clinics. Check out our schedule. Weekly Eumundi Markets plus Maleny clinics.
phone us +61 409765033
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With love and blessings Dominique Livkamal
Dominique is the author of two books The Wellness Zone 2nd ed and The magic of food as medicine.
She is a passionate wellness advocate. In 2012 she was awarded the Australian herbalist of the year and in 2015 made a fellow of the NHAA.
Dom holds a Masters in public health/health promotion, A Bachelor or Health Science/ Complementary medicine. She is a qualified naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist . Dom also has a Diploma in Journalism, is a Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu practitioner and a student of life and wellness advocate.
She is the founder of Medicine Room naturopathic herbal dispensary and organises wellness events. Dom created High vibes on the mountain, she developed herbal first aid services and is a programmer for The Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!