An EPSOM SALT BATH is nice way to relax and cleanse your aura. Fill your bathtub with warm water.

As the bath is filling, stand over it and visualize the natural cleansing properties
of water. Add a cup of Epsom salts and some essential oils to the bath (sandalwood is calming and grounding; ylang ylang connects to your heart and is a positive feminine power; myrrh promotes inner strength, grounds and centres the mind).

Once the bath is full, light a candle and put on some relaxing music. Get undressed and stand with your hands over the bath. Ask the natural cleansing properties
of water to cleanse and replenish you. Immerse yourself in the bath for a minimum of 20 minutes.

As the water leaves the bath imagine all of your negative energy going with it. Thank the water and be revived.

GROUNDING RITUAL – In the winter you may find you are not outside as much and as connected to the earth and nature as you are in Spring and Summer. Here is a short grounding ritual that I would recommend during this time of year and when you feel you may be carrying around negative energy.

Stand with your bare feet connected to Mother Earth. Open your palms, visualize any negative feelings or energy leaving your body and falling through your feet into the earth.

Stand like this for 5 minutes or whatever feels right for you. Thank Mother Earth and carry on with your day. If you have a Red Jasper or Smoky Quartz you can hold these in your hands.

TURMERIC offers us a myriad of potential health benefits.

Its medicinal uses date back almost 4000 years to the ancient Indian and East Asian medical systems. Among a great deal more, turmeric is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, improves symptoms of depression and arthritis, as well as being scientifically proven to reduce risk of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Tip – Don’t skip the black pepper! Drinking black pepper may not hold great appeal, but it helps our bodies to absorb the curcumin (a major component in turmeric)

You can drink this at any time of the day, but particularly pleasant is just before bed.

Mix the following quantities and keep in a sealed jar:

  • 5 tablespoons of ground turmeric 3 tablespoons of ground ginger
    2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon ground cardamom
    Use 1/2-1 teaspoon of this mixture per cup of milk

We prefer plant-based milk, with organic soy or oatmeal being our favourite.

Put the spices in a pot with a dash of milk to mix into a paste.

Then add remaining milk and heat. Alternatively you can put the spices straight into your cup and then add hot milk.

Sweeten with honey if desired.

– Ronja Skandera