French Broad Food Co+Op

Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
90 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828)255-7650 | Contact

Everyone is Welcome
Owners get 5% off on the 5th

Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
90 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828)255-7650 | Contact

Everyone Welcome
Owners get 5% off on the 5th

Back to School Diffusions for the Family

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Rosemary, peppermint and lemon – For motivating the student who doesn’t want to get out of summer mode and go back to school. This happy and energizing combo can wake up even the grumpiest summer gamer who got used to staying up into the wee hours and doesn’t want to get back on the school-routine clock.


Clary sage, rose and bergamot – For soothing a parent’s heart who is feeling sad about sending the kiddos off to school. Also a happiness booster for students who don’t want to give up their summer fun.


Bergamot, lavender and Roman chamomile – While this is more of an evening combo for bringing balance to anger and hot tempers (adolescence – lol), this can be a soothing diffusion to ease tempers and soothe emotions associated with the change that comes with back-to-school time. Great for volatile situations.

How to Clean a Yoga Mat with Dr. Bronner’s

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The yogic practice of “saucha,” meaning cleanliness or purity, often incorporates various breathing techniques and postures to detox the physical body. Just as we wouldn’t want any contaminants or stagnant energy within our body, the same goes for our external world.

The most important thing when it comes to washing your mat is to first identify what type of material your mat is made of. Ayurveda teaches that “everything is medicine, and everything is poison,” implying that what may work well for one could be detrimental for another. The same philosophy applies for washing your mat—different mat materials require different approaches.

If you are in need of a quick solution to sanitize your mat, you can use Dr. Bronner’s Organic Hand Sanitizer as a mat cleaner on your PVC or TPE mat. This is not an ideal cleaner for a natural tree rubber mat as any type of alcohol, including ethyl alcohol, will cause it to start to break down. To be mindful of your fellow yogis, please disinfect your mat with the Organic Hand Sanitizer at home, as most studios advise against scents in the asana room.

 

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