You May Also Like

7 definitive personality traits of a Taurus

7 traits common to the strong-minded Taurus in your life

The FDA will likely approve a CBD medication

The FDA will likely approve the first CBD prescription medication in the United States

Brainwave training

What you need to know about the 5 types of brainwaves—for better sleep, health, and focus

Ways acupuncture improves sex drive

4 ways acupuncture can boost your sex drive

ritual multivitamin

4 reasons why you should throw away all your supplements—and replace them with just one

Well+Good - The essential oils you need for dealing with menopause symptoms

The essential oils you need for dealing with menopause symptoms

The morning blends that the expert herbalists behind Sun Potion sip on

scott_linde_nitsa_citrineWelcome to My Morning Routine, where Scott Linde, Nitsa Citrine, and other good-life gurus share their personal (frequently surprising, often healthy) morning rituals—to help you make your a.m.’s more awesome.

Scott Linde
Founder, Sun Potion

Morning routines are some of my favorite parts of each day. I awaken with the sunrise, while the house and the yard are still quiet. I am welcomed into the day with the comfort of organic flannel sheets and a super-luxurious natural rubber mattress. I like to cuddle with Nitsa while she’s still asleep.

Eventually, I make my way to the kitchen for tea. Preparing tea is the love of each morning. I meet the day in silence. Eventually, Nitsa awakes and joins me for more tea. Later, herbs and potions take their place in the mix. My current favorites include he shou wu, pine pollenmucuna, and reishi.

At some point I draw a mind map for the day, for a specific project or whatever else I’m working on at that time. I often call my mentors during these first hours of the day.

I take care of my body with dry brushing, oils, swishing with Tait’s Toothpaste, hydrosols, and other special things made by friends. I leave the house around 10 or 11, feeling saturated with what I love and ready for another amazing day!

Nitsa Citrine
Creative Director, Sun Potion

I wake up around 7 a.m. I drink a large glass of spring or alkaline water and eat a few spoonfuls of tocos. Then, I boil water for tea (or more tea, if Scott has already started a pot).

While it’s boiling, I separate tea leaves. Most mornings I will drink pu-erh, which is pressed into a cake, so you have to break off little chunks of the tea to use each time. Usually, we sit at the kitchen table and drink tea, in silence.

Then after some strategy and chatting with Scott, I do a Shinto meditation and chant.

At 8am, it’s potion time (AKA breakfast). I pull all the tonic herbs out from the cabinet, add them to a blender with 8 to 16 ounces of raw nut milk and a good splash of tea—blend and serve.

Most days I will have my camera nearby to snap a few photos to share the day’s recipe on the @sunpotion Instagram. If we are lucky, we enjoy our potion outside in the sun.

Then, it’s time to respond to immediate e-mails or communications, shower, dress, and gather myself for 9:30 a.m. Ashtanga yoga! 

Ready to rise and shine? Rachel Brathen shares her favorite morning yoga videos, beauty buff April Gargiulo reveals her breakfast bowl recipe, and The Butcher’s Daughter founder explains why you really need an a.m. bubble bath.  

(Photo: Sun Potion)

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

steaz prickly pear water

The super fruit that needs to be on your radar (and the best ways to use it)


How to trick yourself into avoiding the health pitfalls of insomnia

Mirrored sunglasses offer the most protection

*This* style of sunglasses best protects against sun damage, according to a dermatologist

Drinking alcohol might make PMS symptoms worse

Is drinking alcohol worsening your PMS symptoms? Here’s what one study revealed

The FDA will likely approve a CBD medication

The FDA will likely approve the first CBD prescription medication in the United States

Friendship trouble between bride and bridesmaid

How to maintain a healthy relationship with your wedding-planning BFF