This is the perfect refreshing sipper after an indulgent meal when you're feeling heavy and full.  You know what I mean- indigestion, possible bloating or flatulence (cue the Pepto Bismal jingle).  As in,  "This meal isn't going anywhere any time fast."  It incorporates both aromatics AND bitters, which encourage and support digestion in different ways.  Aromatics are herbs that have a high concentration of volatile oils (essential oils) whose nature

"To know and not do is not yet to know." Zen Proverb Well this quote sort of blew my mind yesterday with its pithy truthiness.  Let's all just speak and live in the sweet truth.  Doesn't that just feel so good?  Ugh.  Yes, yes it does.  This is exactly how it goes with me and my water consumption.  I know I ought to drink more.  I even feel dehydrated.  But do

Washing my face is a step that I shamefully admit I skipped for years.  After those good ole middle school years were behind me, I never did have oily skin that made washing regularly a necessity, so surely that played a role in my eschewing this step.  But also, as I became more attuned to what foods and products my mouth and skin eat respectively, I started to find a

Hope everyone's September is going well!  For us Floridian's, Hurricane Irma just blasted through town and we are all just catching our breath.  Despite the chaos and disruption to our normalcy, these sorts of events always seem to draw me closer to the things that are of most value, and for that reason, life on the other side of them is always strangely good. For me, the weight of family and

I made this sugar scrub out of a serious jonesin' for some good self-care, something indulgent that would elevate my shower time.  However, I knew I wanted to steer clear of heavy oils.  In Ayurveda, we use the therapy of opposites to treat symptoms and conditions.  So it follows then that a heavy, warming oil during the hot, humid summer would be a recipe for imbalance.  The thought is to

  If you follow my @wildtaproot Instagram page you already know this, but I've been doing a fair amount of traveling lately.   The opportunities to do so just keep coming up, and I keep saying yes!  This particular jaunt of roaming began in London and continued on to Greece, where I stayed in Santorini and Athens.  While all of the itinerary details and arrangements mostly went according to plan, it's

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