By Rita Balshaw – Hippies in the City
Sleep is the ultimate detoxifier, a time when your body can deeply repair and replenish itself. The best quality sleep occurs before midnight. Aim to get ready for slumber before 10pm at least three nights per week, even if this means sipping on herbal tea, resting and reading in bed.
Using an aromatherapy diffuser in the evenings is a great way to create a soothing atmosphere in your home. Essential oils that assist with sleep are chamomile, neroli, patchouli, lavender, jasmine, clary sage and frankincense.
The following beverage recipe is an easy and effective concoction using calming loose leaf herbs and nutritionally wholesome ingredients that will send you into a sleepy paradise!
2 tblsp Relax Herbal Tea Blend
1 cup rice or almond milk
1 tsp raw organic honey
A pinch of cardamom powder
Begin by adding the Relax Herbal Tea to a drinking mug and cover with a little boiling water. Allow the herbs to infuse for at least 15 minutes, ensuring all their healing minerals are extracted.
In a small saucepan gently heat the milk of your choice. Stir in the strained herbal tea infusion and raw honey. Pour into your favourite bedtime drinking mug and finish with a dusting of cardamom. Sip and enjoy. Nighty Night!