‘I rejoice, I enjoy, I celebrate.’
The God of winemaking and wine, Dionysus had to be included in our drinks. He is often misunderstood in his role of pleasure and frivolity, but his task was simple. To help to bring joy to life, to bring connection and conversation during times of frivolity and where slaves could find themselves without masters for a time. He was all about having pleasure yes, but amongst company and companionship. In this way we salute him!
A lover of theatre and festival what we see in his connection today is his ability to ask of us to enjoy life more. To take the time to rejoice in all that we have. To celebrate not just all that we are but all we have overcome, endured and created. To find the goodness of life and allow it to be fully enjoyed. As someone who represented those who did not often fit amongst society, we see him as being a vital companion to us all today in our efforts to embrace one another. With a great need to reconnect into community, to open to each other in culture and to find ways to celebrate this here is our perfect gift. Rejoice. Enjoy. Celebrate!
Why Dandelion and Peppermint?
At the very heart of Dionysus, who loved a misfit, we have Dandelion known as a common weed. In truth, when I first selected Dandelion it was because of its tenacity that I had come to know and love. A sturdy, hardy plant that continues to grow despite the odds, it works hard to deliver its message to the world. If there is a plant that embodies tenacious efforts to be seen and give itself to life, we have Dandelion. On knowing it further I discover this is exactly who it is on the inside for us, with its ability to be used as a blood tonic, digestive tonic, liver cleanser and production of insulin, this is one heck of a robust plant. I coupled it with the softness of the peppermint to allow it to become gentle and more feminine in its digestion and softness to the scent, whilst at the same time, having its own powerful kick. This drink is joyous. It is tenacious in its spirit and vitality. It allows connection in and of itself. The heart of the tenacious Dandelion is saying do not be afraid to stand up and rejoice all that you are!
I could talk non stop about the benefits of Herbs. I highlight merely a few. You can always explore more yourself.
Blood and digestive tonic
Aligns with Pitta dosha
A fabulously uplifting refreshing drink.
If you are new to Jun begin with 100-150ml per day. Slowly increasing over time.
A great drink with friends or in quenching your thirst.
The perfect bottle to take to dinner as a stunning display of health and vitality.