Finally the time feels right. The precise moment where the spirit of one season gives way to the next isn't always neatly aligned with the calendar, and until this week, the spirit of Spring has felt just beyond my grasp. But the snow has now melted in the garden and our tiny white crocus are blooming with sweet abandon. The air nearly feels soft, benevolent. Though we'll surely have a few more chilly nights ahead, the balance has shifted.
This year's Spring Getaway Kit focuses on renewal and revitalization, and includes facial care to revive skin after a long winter, as well as one of my very favorite bathing tools for the body, the handwoven ayate cloth, which has just the right gentle scrubbiness to encourage good circulation and a healthy Spring glow. A bright and floral tea blend and a beautiful chunk of fluorite, supportive of cleansing, clarity and intuition, complete the offering. As always, everything comes wrapped in a cotton drawstring bag, ready to tag along wherever your travels take you this season, even if it's only an hour or two behind a closed bathroom door.
Each season I take great pleasure in giving away a getaway kit to one of you, as a thank you for your support. I'm so grateful to be able to do this work, and to have gotten to know so many wonderful people in the process. To enter, please leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite signs of spring in the plant world. Alternatively, you can enter over on Instagram by posting a photo of your favorite spring flora, mentioning @marbleandmilkweed, and using the tag #mmspringflora. I'll choose a winner at random on Wednesday, April 8th.
Update: Tulsi just helped me pick a winner, and it's @tksloane (who entered via Instagram). It's been such a pleasure seeing and hearing about all the signs of spring in your neck of the woods. Thanks so much to everyone who entered!
Sending you joy as you greet this beautiful season!