BLENDILY SPRING EQUINOX BOX
Blendily Boxes are developed in partnership with Lara Pachecho, of Seed & Thistle Apothecary providing guidance on herbal teas & tinctures that would be supportive for seasonal transitions and self-care rituals. Each box is carefully curated with an array of products that will encourage self-care & self-love throughout the season utilizing Fresh, Organic & Wild ingredients.
Lara Pacheco & Blendily founder Ivy Chuang first met through Laurie Lava-Brooks, proprietress of Clary Sage Herbarium.
When Blendily first began its journey in 2014, Ivy would frequent Clary Sage Herbarium to procure some of her ingredients and find inspiration for her new creations. At the same time, Lara Pacheco had just finished the 3-year program at the School of Traditional Western Herbalism and was embarking on her endeavors at Seed & Thistle Apothecary. Laurie made an introduction of the pair and over time, a synergistic relationship developed between Blendily & Seed & Thistle. Lara & Ivy met regularly in the years since to discuss a variety of topics including herbal medicine, garden planning, seasonal foraging, cultivation of communities, racial & social justice, and their shared experience as mothers.
In the harrows of modern society, somehow the knowledge of caring for oneself directly from the Earth had been lost. With globalization, and an on-demand consumer culture, people have lost connection to the Seasons and to the flora & fauna in their surroundings. Lara & Ivy were both interested in the ancestral knowledge of plants, and empowering others to regain access to this wisdom.
The 2018 Spring Equinox Box features Primavera Blend. This tea blend is meant to support you through the seasonal transitions of Winter stagnation into Spring movement. The colder months reflect a slowing down in our bodies and begin to gradually pick up as we witness the early blossoms of Spring. The herbs in the tea blend also mirror what remains from the Winter, which is Chrysanthemum and Rose hips to provide floral uplift and immune support. Nettles and Lemon balm are some of early risers from the Earth and are a nutrient and mineral rich plants that simultaneously gently stimulate some organs of elimination, like the kidneys and liver. Raspberry leaf is to ground out the aromatics with its astringent properties as well as its high mineral content.
SPRING EQUINOX BOX