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Video: Rachelle & Well+Good: Floral Beauty Water Recipe

HOW TO COLD BREW YOUR OWN SPARKLING BEAUTY WATER INFUSED WITH CITRUS AND FLOWER PETALS

If you’re as plant obsessed as everyone in the succulent-covered Well+Good offices, you pretty much have spring fever right now. Gorgeous greenery and flowers are blossoming everywhere across the country. (Shoutout to everyone traipsing through California’s poppy fields or the bluebonnets in Texas.) But the power of colorful plants extends far beyond home decor. Certain ones are anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and anti-bad mood.

In the latest episode of Plant Based, herbalist, health coach, and Supernatural founder Rachelle Robinettshares her recipe for sparkling beauty water, made with some key floral ingredients. “[They’re] brightening, soothing, and some are mood boosting,” she says of the blend.

So what exactly in it? Here’s a breakdown: Citrus peels, rose petals, calendula ( vibrant orange flower that serves as a balm for the skin), chamomile, lavender, hibiscus, and sparkling water. Robinett explains that the citrus peels and flowers are high in polyphenols (which protect the body from harmful agents like ultraviolet rays and radiation) and terpenes (which may help lower anxiety). She also says the blend is high in antioxidants, which help reduce inflammation.

Because the flower petals can be pretty bitter, Robinett cold brews the blend, which reduces the harshness, giving the beauty water a slightly sweet taste instead. And the sparkling water makes it super refreshing. Ready to see how to do it? Watch Robinett whip it up.

This story appears originally on Well+Good.

Supernatural HRBLS on Live the Process | Stress Reducing HRBLS

Supernatural HRBLS on Live the Process | Stress Reducing HRBLS

What makes it special is: So much! I waited years to fully realize HRBLS. They're made to meet people where they are: interested in herbs, eager to try them, but challenged by how to do so. HRBLS are herbs in food-form. They’re delicious with whole-plant ingredients (we use fresh tarragon and actual lavender flowers, for example) and potent (they’re as strong as a tincture or a medicinal-strength tea), while also being pocket-sized, portable and entirely plant-based. No artificial sugars, no weird stabilizers, no gelatin, no fake colors—you name it. These babies are made for nearly anyone, anywhere, every day or as-needed. Plants to the people!

One thing you can’t miss is: Each ingredient works on symptoms of stress and anxiety in a unique way. Skullcap, for example, binds to some of the same receptor sites in our brains as benzodiazepines. We refer to it as nature’s Xanax.

Your body will thank you because: Not only can they help mellow the madness on the spot, but regular use may help lower cortisol levels over time and help you become better able to manage stress.

This will help you be your best you this year because: All-natural, plant-based, peace in gummy form! Also, they’re a really great gift idea. But, truthfully, a better balanced nervous system—picture it!

HRBLS in DIRT Mag | CHILL THE F*CK OUT WITH THESE HERBS THAT HELP COMBAT ANXIETY

HRBLS in DIRT Mag |  CHILL THE F*CK OUT WITH THESE HERBS THAT HELP COMBAT ANXIETY

CHILL THE F*CK OUT WITH THESE HERBS THAT HELP COMBAT ANXIETY

Herbal supplements are just one tool of many you can use if you’re learning how to reduce anxiety. It will take some time and experimentation to find those that work for you, but the results can be wondrous. To help you along the way, we checked in with Rachelle Robinett, Clinical Herbalist, Holistic Health Practitioner, and founder of Supernatural, a cafe and company dedicated to real-world plant-based wellness. (She’s also the creator of HRBLS, herbal remedy chews that are beyond gorgeous, delicious, and effective.)