🍃 The KABALAKA (for anxiety) blend infuses leaves of pandan & kahil (kaffir/mukrat).

 

In a world of melting polarities, it’s impossible to fight anxiety when deep in your heart, you simply care. Plant medicines support one’s capacity to uphold our core concerns in a nourishing & protective way.

The KABALAKA (for anxiety) SENSORIYUM blend infuses the aromatic leaves of kahil (kaffir lime) & pandan grass. Natives to Southeast Asian islands, the ones in these blends were all harvested on my ancestral home on Bantayan island, Philippines.

The Philippine name for the plant ‘kahil’ lime borrows from the racist Arabic term that is being phased out (#kaffirnomore). Also known as makrut, the leaves are used across Pacific cuisines (especially Thai food) & oils extracted for medicinal use. A potent anti-inflammatory & anti-bacterial, kahil is known for its tart flavor shown to reduce stress & support digestion.

To be honest, in my first encounter with kahil tree, seeing its huge spikes on the branches, my first thought was, “Wow, you could tattoo with that.” Turns out people did & do. Apo Whang-od, the last Kalinga tattoo artist of Philippines, taps the skin using thorns from a citrus tree. Kahil carries that warrior essence of self-defense & protection, helping to fight off pathogens.

Paired w/ vanilla-like, jasmine-esque properties of pandan, the KABALAKA blends brings out tarty & savory joy of tropical sensibilities. Pandan is an anti-inflammatory expectorant that helps to build mucous & strengthen nerves, supporting gentle release of toxins in liver & combating drying effects of stress. Although generally regarded as the green food agent in many Southeast Asian desserts, pandan is itself a medicine for gentleness, softness,

Lastly, the essential oil scents of our SMELL & TOUCH infusions in the KABALAKA sensoriyum come from pomelo flowers & rinds, collected from my grandmother’s tree. Pomelo is often compared to grapefruit but is one of the original citrus trees whose flowers that bloom once a year carry an unforgettable odor of timeless elegance.


You can commune with kahil, pandan & pomelo through KABALAKA 🍃 SENSORIYUM, a full-spectrum, multisensorial package of 4 herbal infusions:

 


💦 nektar tinktura (coconut liquior infused in herbs, moringa bitters, coconut nectar syrup)


🐚 lana krema (infused herbs & makabuhay vine in coconut oil whipped w/ cacao butter & pearl powder)


🌹humot simhot (fragrant herbal alcohols + organic essential oils)


🔥ritwal insensiyo ('kamangyan,' frankincense, bay leaves, camphor & herbs)

SENSORIYUM (kabalaka)

$75.00Price
  • SENSORIYUM is a full-spectrum, multisensorial package of 4 herbal infusions:


    💦 nektar tinktura (coconut liquior infused in herbs, moringa bitters, coconut nectar syrup)
    🐚 lana krema (infused coconut oil whipped w/ cacao butter & pearl powder)
    🌹humot simhot (fragrant herbal alcohols + essential oils)
    🔥ritwal insensyo ('kamangyan,' frankincense, bay leaves, camphor & herbs)

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