Rasa Blog

Elderberry Bear: Our Autumnal Playlist

Rasa’s Autumnal playlist is Called Elderberry Bear — a nod to the themes of our Elderberry Boost launch, and the way the herb shows up as a magical force in folklore, fairytales, and ancient herbal wisdom.

Monthly Love Letter - October 2020

Through heartbreak and laughter, we just keep going; greeting the sun with each new day. Here’s what’s healing us, making us quake with irreverent laughter, and humbling us as we move forward, step-by-step.

Say what? Elderberry tonic can do *that*?

Our Clinical Herbalist sits down with Lopa to discuss all things Elderberry!
- Elderberry’s amazing properties (hot damn they are impressive!)
- The deal with “fake” elderberry & real elderberry, plus how we source and quality control to deliver high-potency extracts & herbs (we are obsessive!)
- Why we super-duper need adaptogens in 2020

Monthly Love Letter - September 2020

A curated monthly love letter by the Rasa Team featuring ways we're experiencing beauty this month.

Monthly Love Letter - August 2020

A curated monthly love letter by the Rasa Team featuring ways we're experiencing beauty this month.

How to Create Joy Today: 3 Tips for a Happy Life

Little moments of joy are often the first thing to go when we're stressed, anxious, or in a crisis. Yet allowing ourselves a moment of joy creates a respite that makes us more resilient. Here are 3 simple ways to infuse your days with more fun and joy.

Simple Summer Solstice Ritual
In Sanskrit, there is a word for the “place between”: sandhi. Sandhi is acknowledged as sacred, and can even be an access point—to higher consciousness,...
Look at All the Craps We Give! (Sustainable Shipping at Rasa)

Sustainability is an ethos that runs through the very core of our business. We will do these things whether or not we get recognition for it, simply because it is the right thing to do.

How our team is staying happy while homebound

Team Rasa is finding all sorts of ways to keep it together even while we’re apart. Read on for more ideas on how to stay healthy + happy while homebound.

How Lopa Got Her Groove Back
I’ll be the first to admit I was a tad disappointed that I wasn’t immediately transformed into a Flaming Sex Goddess with my first luscious sip of Spicy Rose Cacao. My husband would be the second.
The 5 Components To Spicy Rose’s Secret Sauce
Sex and sensuality are multifaceted, individual, and often unpredictable. This nature of the erotic makes picking the right aphrodisiac herbs difficult at best.
4 Powerful Aphrodisiacs for Better Sex

Adaptogens like ashwagandha—and really anything that reduces stress—often also have results between the sheets. We share four libido boosting adaptogens that work double time as aphrodisiacs to increase circulation, boost stamina and support sex drive.

How To Optimize Your Energy Levels
I’m a morning person. I know, I’m annoying. I’m one of those people who goes to the gym before the sun’s up and generally gets...
Can't Sleep?
Did you roll over hoping the clock said something reasonable and not THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT 👀Lie there tossing and turning? Finally reach for...
Cash Only: Why Coffee is Like a Credit Card

Coffee is like a credit card. You get something today that you pay for tomorrow (or in six months with hefty interest!)

Lopa's Top 6 Tips for Entrepreneurs

The fire of entrepreneurship is one of the most life-changing forces I’ve ever encountered. It will change, mold, refine, challenge, uplift, define, inspire, destroy, and remake you. Here I share the lessons I've learned so far.

Why Hot Water is Awesome for Extracting Adaptogens

Coffee tastes great and its main attraction (caffeine) is highly soluble in hot water. Can the same be said for adaptogens? Or are they best suited for standardized extracts sold in pill bottles?

Adaptogens + Adrenals = ❤️

Adaptogens can have a significant impact on how you handle stress. Read on to learn how and why they work, for an accessible dose of science with a dash of fun. 😃

Our Four Pillars of Quality

How do we ensure the tastiest, most nourishing cup of Rasa, while also doing right by the planet? Four pillars of quality hold up the Rasa Casa and inform our buying, formulating, and testing decisions.

NOT a Mother's Day Gift Guide

I look deranged in this photo because I am. Modern motherhood is deranging. It's taxing, overwhelming, depleting, exhausting, and altogether unsustainable. This is a "Free The Mom Manifesto." I’m calling an end to the tyranny of modern motherhood. It’s ACTUALLY impossible to be a perfect "Instagram mom". I may look like I have it together, but what you don’t see are the most important parts. We must LET MOMS BE, imperfect and flustered as we are.

Why an understaffed start-up sends an employee to China
How did a strong tradition of herbalism mesh with modern technology and urban sprawl? What about sustainability — how are we ensuring some of our most treasured plants don’t disappear overnight?