Plant care doesn’t need to be stressful and confusing. In fact, it should be quite the opposite. Taking care of our precious plant babies can be a time to unwind and connect with the natural world.
When we make our otherwise normal day to day activities intentional rituals, we have the space to drop back into our bodies and out of our analytical minds. From this place, we are able to pause, reflect and respond rather than react.
Cultivating and tending to our inner gardens is just as important (if not more) as tending to our outer gardens. When prioritizing both, we are able to show up in the world for our people (and plants) as the best versions of ourselves. This, of course, spills over and nourishes all aspects of our lives.
So what exactly is a Sacred Plant Ritual and its benefits?
A Sacred Plant Ritual is intentional plant care. Often times when caring for our plants, we can become distracted, minds wandering to internal dialogue, lists that need checking off. A Sacred Plant Ritual is an invitation to slow down, to truly focus on your plants and their needs the same way you would for yourself or a loved one. The plants we keep are extensions of ourselves, so taking the time to nurture them nourishes us too.
On watering days, taking a stroll in your sacred space observing your plants with a tonic latte in hand feels so rejuvenating. We actually sip on the same botanicals that feed our plants! Herbs such as tulsi, fenugreek, and star anise are infused into both our Sacred Tonics and we've come us with a nourishing tea recipe that incorporates the same botanical plant medicine.
Let’s dive in:
MATCHA TEA RECIPE:
Starting with steeping your favorite tea (we like to infuse 1-2 teaspoons of our Winter Warmth or Woman’s Sacred Sip). Steep in hot water for 10 minutes, Cover while steeping to keep in the botanical medicine! Strain and then add 1tbsp of raw cream, 1-2 tbsp maple syrup, 2 tsp matcha powder, & a pinch of salt. Blend on high for about 15 seconds, pour, and enjoy. Equally energizing and grounding, this latte makes for the perfect midday plant care pick-me-up.
Alternatively, a more rich coffee-like latte can be created using the same base botanicals as our tonics. This is our heart opening cacao recipe featuring peppermint, tulsi, red clover, and nettle among others.
HEART OPENING TEA RECIPE:
Starting with a base of tea, we infuse 1-2 teaspoons Woman’s Sacred Sip tea steeped for 10 minutes in 8 oz of hot water. Be sure to cover the tea while steeping to keep in all that botanical goodness! Strain. Add 1 tbsp raw cacao powder, 1 tbsp maca powder, 1-2 tbsp raw cream, and 1-2 tbsp maple syrup. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on medium until frothy!
Now for our creating our plant’s latte. We like to whip up a batch of Sacred Soil Tonic in the blender to create a creamy latte for our plant babies. As shown here, this is how you can re-create a Sacred Soil Bath for your plants. This can also be done just using a 1 gallon jug, so click here to see how.
This plant latte gives plants a nutritional boost straight through the soil and roots to help them grow stronger, faster, and become more immune to pests, pathogens, and diseases over time. Our tonics also contain extracts of neem which work to simultaneously treat + ward off pests while feeding soil microbes!
Sip your own tonic latte and enjoy the sensory experience as the sound of saponins sink into the soil creating radiant health from the inside out.
We give thanks and honor these botanicals for the healing they offer- humans and plants alike. Cheers to nourishing ourselves and our plants together!
Kelly & team SE