If you’re healing from a broken heart, it’s important to give yourself extra self-love. Here at Herbalista, we’ve come up with a unique heart-soothing activity list packed with holistic rituals, delicious hot beverages, and, of course, medicinal herbs!
Give Your Skin Some Love
Spend a few extra moments lounging in bed and gently massaging your skin from head to toes. Allow yourself to listen to your body and avoid rushing through your movements.
Therapeutic touch like this sends signals to your brain that reduce stress and anxiety. If you feel like you’ve been burdened with too much lately, this ritual can help you decompress and deeply connect to your body.
Enjoy a Hot Drink
Use medicinal plants to make yourself a delicious hot drink to go with your breakfast. Herbalista’s top picks are rose, lemon balm, cacao, and mimosa bark, all of which boast of mood-enhancing properties.
Alternatively, hibiscus and vanilla can soothe soul wounds and help you move forward. And if you’re ready to start dating again, try damiana for emotional resilience, joy, and heart protection.
Take a Walk
Go on a relaxing walk in your favorite spot. If you’re located in Cabarete, visit our Apothecary and get a soothing medicinal drink at our Alchemy Bar. You can also browse our selection of essential oils, flower essences, and crystals, all available for purchase.
Meditate with Essential Oils
Meditation has been proven to improve mood and emotional regulation, even if you only meditate for short periods of time. Use essential oils to enhance your meditation, bringing you closer to the state of blissful calmness.
Use rose-based essential oils, such as rose geranium, rose absolute, and palmarosa, to expand your heart energy center and activate your Heart Chakra. You can use an oil diffuser or simply place a few drops of the oil of your choosing on your chest, where your Heart Chakra is located.
Treat Yourself to a Gua Sha Facial
Gua Sha — pronounced gwa sha — is a gentler version of a traditional Chinese beauty technique. It can tone your skin and give it a healthy glow. Gua Sha involves slowly massaging your face with a special stone tool and applying soft pressure. Rose quartz tool is best to honor your heart.
Gua Sha facials are thought to improve blood circulation, move lymphatic fluids, and release muscle tension, resulting in a youthful glow. They can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and puffiness, making your skin look more supple.
At our Herbalista Apothecary, we offer a weekly Gua Sha facial, which includes a 25-minute beauty session, a skin glow infusion, and a complimentary 100% organic face serum for your skin type. Book it now!
Make Rose Water
Rose is the medicine of the heart. Water infused with rose petals can be used to attract love and passion, boost self-confidence, and clear our stagnant energy. It’s best to make rose water from fresh petals of any color that resonates with you. Just pour water over the petals and simmer over low heat until the water changes color. Then transfer it into a jar, using a cheesecloth to strain the petals.
You can add rose water to your bath as a beauty ritual or spray it on your face.
Make Your Own Face Mask
Finish your day up with a natural DYI face mask, our herbalist’s special recipe!
1 tbsp green clay
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp honey
1 drop of your favorite essential oil
Herbalista Tip: We love rose geranium and immortelle essential oils for their rejuvenating properties.
Trickle water until the mask’s consistency starts to resemble peanut butter. Leave it on for 2-5 minutes, then wash it off and exfoliate.
This simple mask detoxifies your skin, removes dead cells, and promotes a radiant glow. If you’re looking for more natural beauty rituals, you can find Herbalista’s favorite ones here.
How are you taking care of your heart? Share your rituals in the comments or tag us on Instagram at @herbalistalove!