Best Herbal Remedies
Facial Steam, Mullein & Sparrow
Steeping this tea-like blend in hot water and holding your face over the steam is an easy way to de-stress, and it's also supposed to flush impurities from your skin. Plus, this mix of lavender, rosemary, calendula, fennel, licorice and rose smells incredible. $14, mulleinandsparrow.com.
Thieves Oil Sniffle Balm, Lulu Organics
This all-organic beauty line combines gorgeous packaging with hardworking natural ingredients. This stick is a blend of olive oil, hemp oil, cocoa butter and essential oils, and it works as a moisturizer as well as an antibacterial salve. $10, luluorganics.com
Spirit Tonic, Moon Juice
L.A.-based juice bar Moon Juice has expanded its product line to include a series of powders and tonics, which can purportedly bolster everything from your sex drive to your brain function. We love this cinnamon-packed Spirit Tonic, which combines reishi mushrooms and goji berries for increased self-awareness. $10, moonjuiceshop.com.
Self Love Potion, Good Fight Herb Co.
Extracts of rose and hawthorn are topped off with a sweet raw honey and a hit of grain alcohol in this bracing syrup, a combination that's said to help with heartache and self-confidence. $20, bladesnaturalbeauty.com.
Anandamide, Sun Potion
This powdery concoction of cacao and spices—including turmeric, black pepper and cayenne—supposedly activates a happiness-inducing neurotransmitter called anandamide. You can blend the raw cacao-based powder with water and serve it on its own, or you can mix it with coffee or cream for a more indulgent treat. That way, even if you don't reach the promised state of bliss, you can give your morning cup of caffeine an invigorating kick. $25, bladesnaturalbeauty.com.
Palo Santo + White Sage Mist, Plantfolk Apothecary
Palo Santo, a desert wood that smells herbal and sweet when burned, is having a huge resurgence. Plantfolk’s room spray combines basil, white sage and fir oils for a cleansing, fresh effect. $18, plantfolkapothecary.com.
Rose and Frankincense Heart-Opening Candies, Persephenie
It’s rare to encounter Frankincense flavors in modern candy products, but L.A.-based perfumer Persephenie combines the calming, woodsy-smelling oil with rose in these delicious and allegedly calming pastilles. $14, persephenie.com.
Four Seasons Facial Steams, Fig + Yarrow
When steeped in boiling water, these herbal blends create a steam that is supposed to help clean toxins out of your pores, hydrate your skin and even help your breathing. A perfect pick-me-up for any time of year. $24, figandyarrow.com
Oregon Grape Root Herbal Extract, Portland Apothecary
This Pacific Northwest-based company uses grape roots from local vineyards in a tonic that doubles as both a digestif and an immunity booster. $15, portlandapothecary.com.