Summer Time! Lavender Mint time!
Summertime and the weather is sweet! Get out there and move your dancing feet! Kids are out of school, the sun is shining, and everyone is feeling a little happier. The summer is perfect for getting out and eating healthy. We naturally want to spend more time outside exercising, playing, and soaking up the much needed Vitamin D. We’re so blessed to live in a city where we can find awesome kick-ass fresh food! From just about anywhere in the city you can bike to a farmers market. Many restaurants focus on fresh, local, and organic foods. The NessAlla team knows how important supporting local agriculture, local business, and making healthy choices are to our communities and our planet. Go meet your local farmers today! It feels good to know where the food you put into your body comes from.
It is also time for us to change our Seasonal to a favorite from last year. Yep that’s right, we’re bringing back the lavender Mint! Why you ask? Very simple, not only does it taste amazing but it’s also full of all the things good for you during the summer months.
Lavender has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy. It was once considered essential to the medicine chest in every home. It was used for many different things including restoring and stimulating the nerves and relief of muscular aches, pains and sprains. I often use it to help calm down and quiet the kiddos. I also use it for myself after being around loud rowdy kids to calm MY nerves. I’ll mix it with some peppermint for a lovely tummy soother and quiet bedtime tea.
Peppermint is proliferous and so useful. If you plant it in your garden, you may find shoots of it popping up all over! They send out little runners over and under the soil. Most likely it’s because it has so many uses, nature wants us to be sure to have enough of it on hand. This year our organic gardens are abundant! We will be using fresh, local, organic peppermint in our Kombucha!! The menthol in peppermint soothes the lining of the digestive tract. It also makes a great breath freshener. Menthol vapors are also famous for relieving nasal, sinus and chest congestion. Plus, it helps to cool the body and head!
When you put the two together, you get an amazing kombucha that is great for your nervous system, soothes your tummy and is refreshing and cooling on a hot summer day. Most importantly, it puts a smile on your face.
We hope this summer you choose to get out and meet some of your local farmers and business owners. Also be assured that when you buy NessAlla, most of your dollars are going towards other local and sustainable businesses. More news on that soon!
Cheers! Enjoy your Summer!
The NessAlla Team