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Easy and Delicious Ashwagandha Recipes

Recipes

Easy and Delicious Ashwagandha Recipes

Ashwagandha is a calming adaptogen that supports our stress response and is especially recommended for those who experience agitation, nervousness, or sleeplessness. It gets its name from Sanskrit words that can be translated as essence of a horse,  which we think is a beautiful summary of the root's energy. Considered to promote a youthful state for both physical and mental health, it is a beautiful tonic that benefits many systems and is suitable for all ages. The flavor is delicately sweet, hay-like, round, creamy, and a bit bitter. While we believe that powdered ashwagandha is a great form of this herb - and the best way to take advantage...

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Your Guide to Safe Sunscreen

Skincare

Your Guide to Safe Sunscreen

Sunscreen Demystified We’ve been getting a lot of questions about sunscreen. For good reason - even in 2022 sunscreen remains one of the toughest products to get right: UV-absorbing chemicals used in a vast majority of sunscreens contain ingredients that are endocrine disruptors, marine toxins, or even carcinogenic. Moreover, that spray sunscreen that goes on so easily? Sadly, it’s even worse: the airborne particulate can easily enter the respiratory system and largely misses the body - becoming a greater environmental hazard.  There are safe and effective alternatives, however, and new research is showing more promising options for the future. We...

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Herbal Gummies Recipe

Elderberry Gummies Recipes

Herbal Gummies Recipe

Homemade elderberry gummies, or jellies, are a fun and tasty way to take herbs. Make these immune boosting elderberry gummies for kids and adults alike!  Use elderberry syrup, any fruit juice you like (tart citrus juice works really well), gelatin powder (my favorite is here) - or agar agar for vegan gummies - and whatever daily tincture you’re trying to incorporate into your routine. I used Reishi Extract for its immune balancing effects but one could use Big Hug to make mood booster gummies, Turmeric Extract for healthy inflammatory support, Brain Wave for brain fog, or any of our calming nervous system supplements like Milky Oats,...

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