By Fei Nie

Are You Shining Your Brightest This Holiday Season?

Over the last few weeks we’ve been taking a deeper look at each of the five natural elements (wood, fire, water, earth, and metal) our tonics are based on, and how incorporating them into your routine can help you maintain balance in life. Each of us has a natural inclination toward one of these five natural elements — if you haven’t yet taken our quiz, now is the time to find your element! This week we’re exploring SHINE Cleansing Plant Tonic

With the holiday season well underway, self-care rises to the top of the priority list. Overindulgence, family drama, and hectic traffic (in stores and on the road!) are added stressors during this time. It’s important to keep some kind of self-care routine, which can mean anything for you! Maybe it’s a daily walk, listening to calming music, or having just a few minutes to yourself every day. 

From a physiological standpoint, keeping your body’s systems clean will have them functioning in peak condition, allowing you to have one less thing to worry about. Often during busy times, our energy flow is running at its highest and brightest, and — for better or worse — the fire element is running full throttle. 

In traditional medicine, the fire element allows for purification and expansion. It removes that which is stagnant and unuseful, making room for change and clarity. Having the discernment to articulate what serves you or doesn’t is a gift during a crazy time! Exactly how do we lasso this fiery power? 

“If you're generally healthy, concentrate on giving your body what it needs to maintain its robust self-cleaning system — a healthful diet, adequate fluid intake, regular exercise, sufficient sleep,”

Harvard Health

We all know there are no shortcuts to optimal health, but rather it is in a daily routine instilling healthy habits that lead us to success. Some time-tested homeopathic practices that aid in cleansing and detoxifying the body are nasal lavage (time to get a neti pot!), drinking milk thistle tea, and incorporating berries into your diet. 

A recent study displayed the potential of grapes as powerful antioxidants in boosting skin health. Both grapes and berries are superfoods — a specific group of foods that are not only naturally nutrient-dense but come packed with added function. More vitality and radiance shining from within? Yes, please! 

Fortunately for you and us, our SHINE Cleansing Plant Tonic is loaded with these superfoods, in addition to fruits and herbs like pineapple, lemon, and ginger that aid in digestion. These elements will ignite the fire within your body, bringing you a sense of renewal for the festivities ahead. 

If you haven’t yet heard, we are now offering bundling at Plants by People — something we’re really excited about! Our Ritual Radiance bundle includes two boxes of SHINE Cleansing Plant Tonic and two boxes of GLOW Nourishing Plant Tonic, saving you over 20% off the normal price. To learn more about the specific benefits of all of our bundles that include the HARMONY, THRIVE, AND BLOOM tonics, click here!