MAY 2017 - Refresh-Mint
This month's share focuses on one of my favorite herb families, MINT! Refreshing, cooling, and calming, mint is the perfect herb for many Summer complaints.
Mint / Lamiaceae
Featured herb: Peppermint Mentha piperita
Peppermint leaves, essence, and essential oils are invaluable aids in relieving indigestion and flatulence. Applied topically, the refreshing properties of the leaves can cool and soothe irritation in high temperatures, or deter insect bites when rubbed directly onto the skin.
A wonderful breakdown of the members of the Mint family and their uses:
We often look to modern medicine in times of cold, flu, or congestion, but simple natural remedies are often the answer! The Terra Luna nasal steam is a soothing decongestant perfect for sinus and chest blockage.
Eucalyptus Leaf, Peppermint Leaf, Lavender Flower
How to identify members of the Mint family:
A quick guide to infusing honey!
This month's local collaborator:
Jarmel Reitz /
JarMel by Jarmel ceramics
Jarmel uses a variety of colors and pleasant images to envoke happiness.
She takes time on every piece and hopes that they create the happiness that I feel while making them in someone else while using them. Terra Luna is happy to offer our members a handmade ceramic tea bag plate for use after steeping.