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Stress Relieving Mocktails

Being human isn't the easiest, so it's not surprising that many women seek support to wind down at the end of the day.


For some individuals, this wind-down support is alcohol, and if you've started to wonder if there are other options to calm the nervous system, you'd be correct!


Dry or Damp January is underway for many women, and I thought it would be a wonderful time to share my favorite mocktails that heal the nervous system...


The equation is simple:


2-3 ounces of your favorite tasty beverage. I typically choose kombucha, ginger beer, or tart cherry juice.

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6-8 ounces of soda water (love my soda stream!)

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1/2 dropper full of 1-2 nervine tinctures of your choice

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Serve it in a glass that feels celebratory!



Nervines are botanicals that calm the nervous system. My favorite tinctures include:


  • Lavender

  • Lemon Balm

  • California Poppy

  • Kava


Each tincture calms the mind and has its own benefits. Kava** is by far the most potent of nervine, and typically results in immediate calming. However, kava has a distinct strong taste that that can be difficult for some to palate. My tip: if you are using kava, consider adding a few dashes of bitters as well. California poppy is more mild tasting and has similar effects to kava. I often enjoy these two together. Lemon balm also supports sleep, and is sometimes included in sleeping supplements for women who are pregnant or experiencing menopause. It has a lighter taste that compliments most of my favorite kombuchas. Lavender is especially safe and tasty, and by far one of my favorite mocktail go-tos.


Wishing you happy taste-testing with your own healing mocktails in this New Year!


Sincerely,

Jessica


*Please note that if you have been ingesting larger amounts of alcohol, it is prudent to seek medical advising to create a custom plan to reduce alcohol safely.

** Kava Kava is the most potent nerving, and is most safe for individuals with excellent liver function. If you plan on regular daily use of kava, a liver test might be recommended. This would not be necessary for intermittent use.



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