My Herbal Box
Move your Lymph Bundle
I like to move it move it! This bundle comes with everything you need to give yourself a nice self-massage and move your lymphatic fluids for optimum elimination of toxins from your body. This kit includes a calendula body oil, a jade gua sha tool, and a boar bristle dry brush.
For those who don't know, dry brushing refers to the process of using natural bristles to brush your skin. You can start by dry brushing your stomach and work your way around your body.
How often to dry brush:
Dry skin brushing effectively opens up the pores on your skin. This is something you can — and should — be doing daily, even twice a day. Your skin should be dry, so the ideal time is in the shower before you turn on the water. Just a reminder, don’t get the brush wet.
Skin brushing directions:
You should only brush towards the heart. Making long sweeps, avoid back and forth, scrubbing and circular motions. Start at your feet, moving up the legs on both sides, then work from the arms toward your chest. On your stomach, direct the brush counterclockwise. And, don’t brush too hard: Skin should be stimulated and invigorated but not irritated or red.
Benefits of garshana:
In addition to sloughing away dry skin on areas like knees, elbows and ankles, body brushing promotes tighter skin, cell renewal and blood flow. This also helps the lymphatic system release toxins and aids in digestion and kidney function. You’ll also notice a glowy, smooth complexion. We love it because it’s one of the easiest, cheapest and most effective things we can do for promoting healthy skin.”
‘Gua’ means scrape, and ‘Sha’ means sand. It’s a treatment that involves scraping a flat jade or rose quartz stone over the skin in upward strokes to relax stiff muscles and promote tissue drainage. Facial Gua Sha is a massage technique designed to relieve tension in the muscles of the face, boost blood circulation, and encourage lymphatic drainage to banish bloat. It helps break up fascia, the connective tissue that hugs muscles but can sometimes interfere with optimal circulation.” The tool in this box has a side that can be used on the scalp as well to relieve migraines or headaches and gently massage the scalp.
The humble marigold Calendula officinalis is a wonderful and powerful herb to get to know. In the words of herbalist David Hoffman, “The value of this exceptional herb cannot be exaggerated when it comes to treating skin problems like wounds, bruises, or burns.”
In addition to its remarkable effects on the skin, Calendula is also a powerful lymphatic cleanser, diaphoretic, circulatory and immune stimulant, hormone balancer, and digestive purgative. It heals tissue, soothes inflammation, dispels dampness, and gently clears congestion away.
If you bend down to touch a Calendula officinalis marigold, you will feel the incredible softness of the petals as well as a cooling sensation. The skin-soothing and tissue-healing properties are evident right away.
Ingredients: Olive Oil*, Sweet Almond Oil*, Calendula Flowers*