Gather and create your own unique blend of aromatic herbs for an easy steam that will leave you feeling calm and connected to nature and self.
Nettles are beginning to spring up in the Northwest. Whether you gather them fresh or use the dried variety, they are a perfect companion to your lighter diet or possibly a spring cleanse. This recipe is a vinegar extract of Nettles and Calendula. Vinegar is an effective way to extract and preserve many of the nutrients in Nettles, especially the minerals.
You can make these fun and effervescent “bombs” of love. They're a great gift for a valentine or can be a lovely gesture of self-care.
Using herbal massage oil is a great way to wind down before sleeping or prior to meditation, especially if you are new to meditation and find it challenging to turn off the brain after a long day. Ashwagandha oil (in a sesame oil base) is the ultimate warm herbal hug and if practiced consistently, the effects are cumulative and powerful.
This version of cranberry sauce is rich in microbiome-loving polyphenols and Ayurveda’s traditional immune-enhancing ingredients such as dates and honey.
Inspired by the summer heat and several very high-yielding cucumber plants, we made this very refreshing drink using the sun tea method.
Our recipe for lemon balm is the perfect “balm” for a hot summer day when we are feeling hot and perhaps a little agitated. The cooling properties of lemon balm team up with the barley, which is used medicinally across many cultures, notably Britain, Greece and parts of Asia.
We hope you try our Dandy Liver-Loving Coffee recipe. It can be enjoyed two ways; for the hard-core herb-lovers it can be directly substituted in their morning coffee. Dandelion is extremely bitter, (really! It IS a bitter). Alternatively, for people wishing to reduce their caffeine intake, we encourage you to combine the dandelion brew with their morning cuppa. Life is all about balance!
It is time for some radical self-care to ease the worries of the pandemic and allow mother nature to ease the tension from our bodies in a luxurious herbal bath. We may not be able to venture to the Spa, but with a little preparation we can create a wonderful hydrotherapy experience in our own homes using just a few ingredients.
Elderberry cordial is made to capture the essence of the elderberry in anticipation of the upcoming winter to help our immune systems. Recently there has been much excitement in the scientific community about how berries, and especially elderberry, has a very positive effect on our gut microbiome.