Here at the Center for Sacred Window Studies, we share voices from many perspectives and backgrounds. We believe that the sacred weeks post birth, and the experience of humanity is experienced in countless ways. We learn by listening to one another and honoring our stories. The views and opinions of our writers do not necessarily reflect the mission, viewpoints or opinions of the Center for Sacred Window Studies.
Our shop is full of divine sacred-window-inspired goods, infused with love, wisdom, and deep care.
In our Sacred Window Shop, we currently feature 7 magical vendors (all of whom are part of our Sacred Window Community as alumni or Internship mentors), a small but mighty collection of CSWS swag, and of course our team’s course offerings for parents and professionals. With the abundance of 69+ products, we thought it would be nice to have some guidance in navigating the beautiful bounty!
Please enjoy our first in a series of 3 Gift Giving Guides filled with fun ideas for sharing the amazing and beautiful Sacred Window Shop products with loved ones, clients, and yourself!
Kitchen + Cooking
Pregnancy is a wonderful time to embrace your culinary urges, find your groove in your kitchen, explore new recipes… or ask a loved one to do all of that for you! (Did we mention pregnancy is a great time to practice asking for help?) Here are some goodies to help you make the most out of your kitchen experience.
SPICE BLENDS + HERBALIZED GHEES
Anjali Apothecary supplies an array of handcrafted spice blends and herbalized ghees for your cooking pleasure. Choose from Cooling Bija, Golden Masala, Sweet Earth, & Savory Herb Spice Blends. Or go for the bundle and get all four! Experiment with delicious and exquisite-sounding herbalized ghees such as Shatavari Rose, Turmeric Nasturtium, Ashwagandha Lavender or Spiced Ghee for Vata. Learn more about the wonders of ghee here.
Grab one or more of these lovely cookbooks and test out recipes to see what you might like during your sacred window!
- Soma Shakti’s Healing Recipes for the Newborn Mother offers nourishing meals for the first 10 days after childbirth. This guide created by the lovely Daniela Escobar is inspired by Ayurvedic Medicine and The Wise Woman Tradition.
- Ysha Oake’s Touching Heaven – Tonic Postpartum Care & Recipes is a “beloved resource for Ayurvedic postpartum care routines, cooking and herbal support.” The two volume ebook contains Ysha’s legacy in this work!
Nourishing Herbal Support
Fortify the pregnant body with yummy and nourishing herbal support.
Mountain Birthworks offers a Pregnancy Tea featuring nutritive herbs lovingly grown and hand harvested by herbalist & doula Meaghan Thompson-Moore at her medicinal herb farm. Anjali Apothecary stocks Purnam Pregnancy Herbal Tea spiced with ginger and enhanced with shatavari.
Immunity Chai from Anjali Apothecary is a delicious, caffeine-free chai that supports digestion, boosts the immune system, and warms the body from within.
ROSE GOLD REJUVENATION
This beautiful powder can be easily mixed into warm milk or water, or added to your tea or smoothie. Maker Sunny Rose Healey calls it “sunshine in a cup” and offers Rose Gold as “a daily rejuvenation potion featuring organic, adaptogenic, rejuvenative, inflammation supportive, beauty enhancing botanicals.”
Bath + Beauty
The possibilities here are vast! Some amazing highlights include Purnam Belly Butter by Anjali Apothecary and Mother + Pearl Potion’s assortment of Bath Ritual Teas and Face Creams. Not to mention a robust collection of body oils across vendors!
PURNAM BELLY BUTTER
This botanical-infused “love butter for a growing pregnant belly…supports cellular regeneration and suppleness to help the skin of the belly grow with the baby.” Get yours here. Anjali Apothecary also carries a sweet selection of herb-infused body oils!
BATH RITUAL TEAS
Head to the Mother + Pearl Potions Shop to check out the Ritual, Devotion, and Love Bath Ritual Teas for body and belly. The creators share: “As our body drinks in the healing blends, our senses are seduced in succulent pleasures in this ritual of beauty and magic. The sacred art of ritual bathing can be performed daily, with the moon cycles, or as your heart desires.”
Face Cream by dosha! Mother + Pearl Potions offers 3 magical face creams for your beauty pleasure. Their “small batch face cream is an opportunity to awaken the senses. Breathe in as you notice the silky cream on your skin, allow the scent to transport you to exotic lands, as your skin drinks in this magic potion of beauty and splendor.” Choose from Prairie Gold for Vata, Rose Moon for Pitta, and Desert Start for Kapha.
Education + Support
Help the expecting families in your life prepare for their precious sacred postpartum window with the gift of education.
Our team created Empowered Postpartum Care: A DIY Course for Expecting Parents to help parents have the tools, resources and loving encouragement to create a meaningful plan for the early weeks after birth, and enter this time empowered with the confidence and awareness that comes with thoughtful preparation. In this self-paced course, learn the basics of Conscious Postpartum Care, Cooking for Postpartum, Ayurvedic Touch for Birther & Baby, and Planning Your Sacred Window. Plus receive extra support for Partner Communication, and optional virtual doula support from one of our beautiful alumni. With lifetime access to the course content, parents can revisit modules at any time for additional support.
GUIDANCE FOR PARTNERS
And a special offering just for partners ~ Courageous + Compassionate: A postpartum guide for dads. This is a downloadable audio course that I created to help prepare partners for the sacred postpartum window. I describe the state of the postpartum mother and give tips for communication, offering your partner practical support, nurturing your connection, taking good care of yourself, and fulfilling your unique role during this tender time.
Find a trained doula, practitioner or caregiver offering Conscious Postpartum Care!
Head to the Postpartum Care Collective Caregiver Directory and search for the sweetest caregiver(s) to meet your needs for in-person or virtual support ~ search by specialty or by location. Or browse the categories available to you (Ayurvedic Professional, Clinic, Doula, Educator, Massage Therapist, Midwife and SO many more.)