I’ve been a horrible insomniac since I was a teen. Though I like the almost instant effect of sleep aids, I don’t like what they do to my body and mind, nor the frequent “sluggish” feeling I experience, sometimes for days, after taking them. That’s how I found herbal teas.

I love a nice, warm cup of tea to relax and unwind with. I don’t drink one every night but when I know I’m going to experience sleeplessness, this is my go-to cuppa. There are only three ingredients, not including water, and it is just divine!

1 Cup filtered or spring water

12 – 15 rose hips, hole

1 teaspoon honey

Almond Milk, Coconut or Cashew Milk


Place the rosebuds in your tea strainer, cover with hot water – not boiling, but hot- cover and let steep for five minutes.

Remove the rosebuds and strainer, stir in the honey and nut milk to taste. Sit quietly, reflect, meditate and enjoy.

Until next time, beautiful Lilies,