Here at Chasin’ Unicorns, we love finding new, amazing wellness and health products and partnering with entrepreneurial brands to bring those to you! We want the best and healthiest products for our unicorn self-care rituals, and when we find those, we can’t wait to share the benefits far and wide! That’s why we’re so excited to share some about some awesome herbal tinctures coming from Organic Olivia.
First of all, why herbs? What’s so exciting about herbs? Herbal tinctures and medicines come from our plant allies, the gifts of love that Mother Earth has endowed upon us for support through our processes of healing and growing. Different herbal tinctures have been used across all cultures throughout time, and many of our most powerful medicines (aspirin, quinine, and more!) were originally discovered as active compounds in plants (willow bark, cinchona tree bark). In general, when we ingest tinctures made from our plant allies, we take in certain wisdom and knowledge from the Earth that can help us on our journey. Especially when we approach local flora with respect, consideration, openness, and love.
Organic Olivia was born out of founder Olivia’s search for wellness and ideas for how to improve her health after suffering a series of health difficulties and challenges since elementary school. Over the course of many years, Olivia learned how to listen to her body and harness her own innate wisdom to help heal herself – and her goal with her Herbal Tinctures is to bring that knowledge and ability, with the plants acting as a catalyst and activator, into everyone’s homes and daily routines.
These Herbal Tinctures, which Olivia calls “herbs for real-life” & “an herbal first aid kit,” came into being to help support us in our everyday lives, providing the body and mind with more of what they need to run optimally. Not just for when we get sick, but to help us stay stronger so we can spend more time being and doing and less time run-down and dragging. The tinctures are made of herbs steeped in glycerin (glycerites), so there’s no alcohol, which makes them a bit gentler on our GI tracts and our systems. You can spray/drop a bit on your tongue or mix them in water or tea.
So, let’s bring out the stars of this show (blog)! The main ones we’re going to highlight today are the Sleep Juice and the peace Juice, which have been bringing even more good vibes into the Chasin’ Unicorns headquarters! Since Chasin’ Unicorns Owner, Samantha Strom has started taking these two tinctures the past two months, she has seen the improved quality in her mood and sleep, and she swears by them.
Sleep Juice helps us get into that calm, floaty state of zzz’s without succumbing to planning our next day’s to-do list or worrying about that one time we said that one thing…5 years ago (#guilty). This acts via the medicine of Skullcap, Lemon Balm, and Passionflower. Pair with my bedtime favorite stone – my lepidolite that I put under my pillow! Samantha has been using this as a successful substitute to her normal nightly melatonin and loves how effective this works!
Olivia created Peace Juice for those moments in life when we just feel overwhelmed and feel like we need to put a pause button on everything. The plant medicines of Kava Root, Passionflower, Motherwort, Gentian Root, Wood Betony, and Schisandra Berry help to break the anxious self-talk in our minds and ground us back into the earth and the moment without being carried off into all the what-ifs (signing off the catastrophizing train!). Add some calming blue lace agate and you’ll feel cradled in the supportive hands of Mother Earth, so you can feel safe to just breathe. A liquid herbal spray used directly on the tongue for quick relief of anxiety & tension. Fits in your pocket and can be taken whenever nervousness arises, whether at work, on the train, or at home after a long day. Formulated with grounding herbs, both emotionally and energetically.
First up is Brain Juice, which Olivia says is for those times when you need “a boost of clarity and productivity” (hi, yes let’s get this workday rolling!). The main herbs in this include Ginseng, Ginkgo leaf, and Gotu Kola to support memory, focus, and concentration. Pair with some rainbow fluorite for even sharper attention!
Next up comes Mood Juice, which is designed to help brighten your mood and also give you some anxiety-busting vibes. The powerful allies of St. John’s Wort,Holy Basil, and Motherwort support us in getting out of our negative loops in our head and holding space for us when we’re feeling stuck in the mud of our depression. Sunny citrine can help bolster these effects and bring you out of the dark thought-tracks of your mind.
Then we get things moving on through us with Olivia’s Digestive Juice. This is made up of a blend of herbs that are called digestive bitters – Gentian Root, Oregon Grape Root, Dandelion Root, Angelica Root, Peppermint Leaf, Orange Peel, Fennel Seed, Prickly Ash Bark, Blue Flag Root, Licorice Root, and Ginger Root). These are natural digestive aids that used to be consumed shortly before meals to help bolster the capabilities of our GI tract. Bitter is one of the essential six tastes of Ayurveda, and therefore an indispensable component of every meal so we feel satiated and can process what we’ve taken in. You can also call on some pyrite to help strengthen your digestive fire.
Lastly, there is the Liver Juice. The liver is the main detoxification center in the body, and this formula both helps to restore and nourish the liver, and also provide an extra boost in detoxification when we need it. Plant allies that contribute to this blend include Oregon Grape Root, Milk Thistle Seed, Burdock Root, Dandelion Root, Fresh Turmeric Root, Bupleurum Root, Beet Root, and Red Root. A crystal to provide an extra energetic and regenerative boost for your liver is Iolite.
We hope you try some of these gorgeous new juices and let us know what you think! We’re offering an affiliate code for our Chasin’ Unicorns family to bring these herbal medicines into their own homes.