Being a lover of traditional medicine I revel in creating my own tea blends using herbs. Tea has been used for centuries as a herbal remedy. By immersing herbs in hot water at various times of the day I have experienced multiple benefits and natural healing, ranging from digestive ease to calming of the nervous system.
I first became aware and began experimenting with herbal teas and their benefits whilst struggling with allergies. Whilst walking through a bustling Spanish market in Denia many years ago, I met with an old, traditional Spanish lady who was surrounded by the most beautiful array of colours of every dried herb in huge wooden barrels. After a lot of translating, her recommendations have now become a part of my everyday routine. I use Stinging Nettle and Peppermint to help with itchy eyes and sneezing and Yerba Mate for a pick me up energy boost. I also drink green, purple or white tea for mental focus or a Rooibos chai for a simple hug in a mug.
One of my favourite night time rituals is this Dream Tea blend for inducing sound sleep.
Dream Tea Recipe
1 hour before bed.
- 1/2 Teaspoon Valerian Root
- 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Balm
- 1 Teaspoon Chamomile
- 1 Teaspoon lavender
- 1 Teaspoon Rose Petals
- Mix together and keep in a glass jar.
- Use 2 teaspoons of Dream Tea to 1 cup of boiling water.
- Brew in a teapot for 3-10 minutes, using a strainer pour into your favourite cup and enjoy!
VALERIAN ROOT ~ Helps to regulate nerve impulses in your brain and nervous system resulting in feelings of calmness and tranquility.
LEMON BALM ~ A multi-function herb that helps you to relax, eases insomnia, and improves mood.
CHAMOMILE ~ Induces sleepiness when binds to the GABA receptors in the brain, aids sleep and reduces inflammation.
LAVENDER ~ Relaxes with its aromatic and soothing scent, settles nerves and improves sleep quality.
ROSE PETALS ~ high in Vitamin A and other antioxidants, as well as sleep-inducing and stress reducing effects.
It’s literally a lullaby for adults.
Kylie has been in the Beauty Industry for over 21 years. Her career has taken her all over the world, on land and at sea. Still to this day beauty therapy is her passion, mixing old ancient remedies with new evolved techniques and technology. Kylie is always learning.
Kylie is known for her healing hands. She thrives on working the Meraki way, using soul, creativity, passion and love in each and every treatment leaving a part of herself to every client. Working on intuition, she works from various spaces on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and also in the comfort of your own home.