Relieve and Rejuvenate: Battling Fall Symptoms with Boketto

Boketto Instant Remedy: This highly customizable treatment is the product of our in-house naturopath and esthetician, who believe in community access to holistic remedies for the transitional seasons. Dr. Cope and Anne Dietrich have formulated a solution that is individualized for each client to suit both the needs of the derma and the central nervous system. By combining the method of gua sha with an adaptable herbal blend steam, specially developed for each client's needs, Anne decongests, detoxifies, and renews the skin. Using our own house gua sha stone tools in tandem with Pan Natural Goods' "Longevity" facial-oil line, Anne scrapes away toxins both above and below the face and chest to stimulate lymphatic drainage. Instant Remedy is a holistic treatment designed to relieve the skin and the nervous system.This half-hour treatment is guaranteed to combat allergies & other seasonal symptoms, as well as leave the skin glowing. 

 

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Dry Skin: Calendula, Bay Leaf, Lavender, Rose.

Oily Skin: Calendula, Turmeric, Basil, Rose.

Combination Skin: Chamomile, Rose, Clove, Rosemary.

Breathe Easy: Sage, Thyme, Rose, Calendula.

 

Herbal Guide

 

Basil: The basil leaf is well-known for its medicinal and healing properties. Basil fortifies the nervous system, aiding in migraines and insomnia. Basil is home to powerful essential oils, including eugenol, citronellol and linalool, which help lower inflammation through their enzyme inhibiting properties. This helps to treat fever, headache, sore throat, cold, cough, and the flu. Basil also contains antioxidants, which help fight free radicals (unstable atoms within the body that have negative side effects)— this strengthens the immune system and aids in healthy cellular structure within the body. Basil also helps fight depression, which can inhibit the immune system— this leaves both your body and mind sound for a holistic remedy. 

 

Bay Leaf: This herb is often used to treat migraines, which is helpful during transitional seasons as the weather change often stresses the body and creates pressure in the face. The fatty oils of bay leaf are effective in soothing the skin, preventing acne and facial chafing ( for example, chafing resulting from using tissue when blowing the nose). High in antioxidants, bay leaf is known for its large levels of ascorbic acid— a natural immune booster and antiviral aid. 

 

Calendula: This flower is used to treat inflammation and redness in the skin. Calendula oil has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that make it useful in healing wounds and soothing the skin of those who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema.The concentrated distillate of calendula flowers also helps regulate the sebaceous gland’s oil production, thus preventing breakouts in those prone to acne, wrinkles, dry skin, or chapped lips. Calendula oil is brightening and regenerating, boasting anti-aging effects as well as deeply nourishing the derma. 

 

Chamomile: This flower is most highly acclaimed for its anti-anxiety properties. Chamomile improves the quality of your sleep, leading to a more productive immune system which helps to fight off infection during flu-season. Chamomile is anti-inflammatory, which is great for your body both inside and out. This herb is naturally soothing, which is helpful for those who are prone to sore throats and congestion caused by allergies or infection. 

 

Clove: These aromatic flower buds are high in antioxidants, helping to neutralize free radicals which can be a stressor on the body. Cloves have antibacterial properties, which aid in fighting off both dermal and seasonal infections. This herb is great for relieving congestion due to its high levels of bioactive compounds.

 

Lavender: The lavender flower is commonly used to treat anxiety, depression, and insomnia— ultimately benefiting both the mind and the immune system for a holistic seasonal remedy. Lavender is also effective in treating women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome, as it can relieve pain associated with cramps, aching, and emotional imbalances. 

 

Rose: This luxurious flower is known for its moisturizing and luxurious properties. Rose is a natural skin cleanser, as well as a natural remedy for menstrual cramps and fatigue. Rose petals contain antiviral properties, which can benefit the immune system— most commonly, rose petals are combined with honey to soothe a sore throat. 

 

Rosemary: This herb is most commonly used in cooking for its herbal and floral scent, however— it is also great for improving circulation within the body. Healthy blood flow is essential for detoxing and relieving symptoms of transitional weather, such as migraines and congestion. By mildly irritating the skin, rosemary stimulates blood flow to whichever region it has access to— not unsimilar to the gua-sha method that is employed in this treatment.

 

Sage: This ritualistic leaf is known for its cleansing properties. Burning a small amount in the home is recommended for antibacterial purposes, as burning sage is a natural cleaning agent (hence its use in smudging and other rituals). Like some of the aforementioned herbs, sage has a wealth of antioxidants that help to build the immune system and reduce symptoms of aging, such as wrinkles on the skin and symptoms of menopause. 

 

Thyme: This Mediterranean herb has a wealth of uses, mainly antibacterial. Thyme is a great natural aid in combating yeast infections, destroying harmful bacteria in both the mouth and vagina. Thyme essential oil can provide relief to those suffering from eczema, as well as being effective for those with severe acne. It was used by the ancient Egyptians for respiratory issues and conditions, and todya has proven to be effective for those who wish to quit smoking. 

 

Turmeric: Said to be one of the best supplements in existence, the benefits of turmeric are extensive. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric; it has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Turmeric helps to increase the body’s capacity for antioxidants, as well as delivers antioxidants into the body. With oxidative damage being one of the main causes of disease, turmeric aids in preventing free radicals and simultaneously stimulates the body’s antioxidant defenses. Turmeric has a number of anti-inflammatory properties, which is key to aiding seasonal symptoms. The spice of turmeric clears blockage in the face and chest, helping to detoxify and prevent further congestion.