Bulk loose organic herbs are available from the company “Clef des Champs”, found in natural health food stores or at herbal dispensaries.

If you are feeling particularly inspired, you can even prepare your own teabags using “mulberry” paper, which can easily be formed into little candy shaped packets or sewed into teabags. For the less ambitious, simply place these delightful blends into glass jars with a personalized label and message!

Dosage: 1 Tbsp per 250mL filtered water brought to a boil and left to infuse/simmer* 10-15 minutes. A most enchanting aroma will fill the room!

In general the herbs are used in equal parts except where otherwise specified.

Peace: rosemary, lemon balm, linden

Love: ¼ damiana leaf, ¼ vanilla, ¼ fenugreek leaves, 1/8 rosehip leaves, 1/8 gingko

Calm: licorice, chamomile, catnip, white willow

Vitality: 1/8 sarsaparilla, ¼ parsley, 1/8 dandelion, ¼ lemon blam, 1/8 ashwaganda, 1/8 ginseng

Radiance: calendula, red clover, rosehip, white willow, chamomile

Wellbeing: 1/8 yarrow, 1/8 milk thistle, ¼ peppermint, 3 rose buds, ¼ ginger, 1/8 elderflowers

Clarity: ashwaganda, sage, gotu kola, peppermint

Balance: lavender, dandelion, nettle

Health: 1/8 marshmallow, 1/8 astragalus, 1/8 burdock, 1/8 elder berry, 1/8 raspberry leaf, 1/8 bayberry leaf, ¼ eucalyptus.

Here are two recipes for Digestive Health, to be drunk after meals:

  • cinnamon, star anise, fennel, ginger
  • raspberry leaf, licorice, peppermint

Joy: flowering oat, lavender, lemon balm, ginseng

Energy: ¼ rooibos, ¼ peppermint, ¼ licorice, ¼ nettle, 1/8 lemongrass (or orange)

For HER: ¼ raspberry leaf, ¼ lavender, 1/8 flowering oat, 1/8 damiana leaf, 1/8 vanilla, 3 rose buds

For HIM: ¼ ginseng, 1.4 gingko ¼ ginger, 1/16 salsaparilla, 1/16 horsetail, 1/16 plantain, 1/16 damiana leaf

*With regards to preparing medicinal plants, Geneviève Maillé offers the following advice: When you are using leaves (catnip, nettle, white willow, mint, chamomile etc..) it is best not to simmer them as this will damage their active components. It is better to infuse them for 15 minutes in hot water, make sure to keep them covered in order to preserve their natural essential oils. Contrarily, roots and seeds (licorice, marshmallow, star anis, fenugreek seeds, ginger etc.) are most effective when left to actively boil as the water and heat agitation will stimulate the release of their beneficial properties.