2020 Spring Mullein Harvest at Leaf People.

Out of winter, the world is opening up, and new possibilities start to feel abundant again. The change of season always marks a time of transition. As we see it in the buds blooming around us and winter beginning to thaw, we may feel a shift in ourselves too—perhaps things are softening and feeling brighter. Spring is an excellent time to lay down foundations as we prepare for the activated energy of summer. It’s a great time to bring in freshness, warmth and practice rituals to come out of our winter shell.

Rhubarb is one of the first edibles to pop up in spring, and our Bottle of Sunshine drinking vinegar is a wonderful daily tonic to cleanse and brighten from the inside out. Tame inflammation from allergies with our Clinical Toner, whose nettle infusion contains nourishing minerals and natural antihistamine properties (you can also ingest nettles by making tea or sautéing them—just don’t eat them raw!), while balancing the skin’s pH and feeding it a strong cocktail of nutrients. If your allergies are particularly active, go unscented with our Pomegranate and Cherry Kernel Face Cream, which harnesses the deep nourishment of Cherry Kernels while not overwhelming the senses through smells—there are already so many beautiful scents in the air right now! Our Lymphatic Support Oil further depuffs, with a mélange of amazing detoxifying herbs to cleanse irritants and move stagnant winter lymph through our system as we get ready for summer. View our how-to for further instructions on how to perform an easy yet potent lymphatic self-massage (you can also watch a lymphatic massage on our IGTV through our Instagram).

Recipe: Arugula Salad with Strawberry Rhubarb Bottle of Sunshine Vinegar Dressing

Don’t just drink your vinegar, eat it too! This bright salad is an excellent way to incorporate the medicinal properties of our Sunshine vinegar into a bright and lively dinner.

 

 

Arugula Salad with Strawberry Rhubarb Bottle of Sunshine Vinegar Dressing

2 C arugula (washed and dried)

2 C chopped romaine

½ C goji berries

1/2 avocado (cut into chunks)

2 T extra-virgin olive oil

2 T  bottle of sunshine drinking vinegar

1 t nutritional yeast

1/2 t dijon or honey mustard

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

 

For main dish, optional:

½ C walnuts, chopped

½ C shredded parmesan cheese

 

Place all salad ingredients in a bowl and toss. In small bowl, whisk olive oil, bottle of sunshine vinegar, nutritional yeast, mustard, salt and pepper together and toss with the salad. Serve & enjoy!