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Our Palm Heights family is feeling deeply for our neighbours and friends all around the world being impacted by the current health crisis. In an effort to alleviate some stress and help your day-to-day we have selected three of our favourite recipes to support a healthy immune system.

For the three recipes, our health conscious guides at Palm Heights focused on gut, skin, and cell health. We hope you enjoy them. If you have any questions or just feel like saying hello, send a note to wellness@palmheights.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

– The Palm Heights Family

COLD REMEDY SYRUP

A simple yet effective all natural cold remedy to use when feeling sick or as preventative medicine. Citrus is rich in Vitamin C, honey is filled with antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

Ingredients:

One lemon sliced

One lime sliced

One ginger knob sliced

Local honey

Directions:

Stack lemon lime and ginger into a small or medium size jar

Add in honey until the jar is filled to the top and fruit is saturated

Store in fridge for at least 2 hours before use

Take a tablespoon by mouth, stir in hot water or in tea. Can be taken daily.

ALL CITRUS VITAMIN C POWDER

If you ever heard that citrus peels hold high amounts of Vitamin C, you heard correct. This Vitamin C powder is made from only one ingredient: citrus peel! It has a long shelf life and is easy to add into your daily diet.

Ingredients:

Peel of one medium orange or grapefruit

Directions:

Tear peels down to 1.4 inches (the size of a paper clip)

Leave in an open air container, out of  direct sunlight for 48 hours

Blend on high speed for 1 minute

Transfer to an air tight container

Can be stored in an air-tight container in a cool, dark place for 3 months or up to 6 months in the freezer.

Stir into your water, smoothies or juices in the mornings. For skincare, mix a teaspoon  with your favourite clay powder for a Vitamin C boosting face mask. Try it with french green clay powder.

calming sun & flowers body oil

Our body oil recipe calms skin and mind. The carrier oils are gentle on skin and lock in moisture, flowers are infused to capture their very essential anti-inflammatory properties. This oil can be used in  aromatherapy treatments.

Ingredients:

Sunflower oil or olive oil

Dried calendula

Dried jasmine

Dried chamomile

5 drops of an essential oil of your choice (we used lavender)

Directions:

Fill up a 16oz jar with flowers and herbs of choice about 1/8 from the mouth of the jar

Pour in carrier oil leaving a thing layer of oil above the flowers and herbs

Close jar and gently roll the jar with palms, further saturating the flowers & herbs

Place by a window, out of direct sunlight for a minimum of two weeks

Strain oil from herbs into an air tight container

Mix in 5 drops of essential oil

Gently shake and store in a dark cool place

This calming oil can be mixed with your favourite cremes and lotions. Pour a 1/4 cup of the calming oil into a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes or longer. Perfect to use directly on pressure points, like the temples whenever feelings of stress arise.

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