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Homemade Tooth Powder

Brushing your teeth with powdered herbs may sound strange, but this was the normal practice long before we had liquid toothpaste. Making your own homemade tooth powder is simple and you’ll be able to brush your teeth without any harsh chemicals found in commercial toothpastes.

Naturally Tinted Homemade Lip Balm

How to Make Naturally Tinted Homemade Lip Balm

Nourish your lips with this festive holiday lip balm. This slightly tinted homemade lip balm will protect your lips from the harsh elements of winter while smelling like the rich and resinous boughs of an evergreen tree. For the carrier oil you can use jojoba oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil, or apricot kernel oil.

bright branch of red useful ripe schizandra

Schisandra Berry Pastilles: A Five Flavors Recipe

This is a super simple recipe and a great way to include schisandra berry into your daily life. While making this be sure to taste the raw schisandra powder. Can you detect all five flavors? Most often people taste the sour first but, with practice, you’ll eventually be able to detect all five flavors.


Coconut Curry Soup with Apples

This spicy and creamy coconut curry soup is the perfect way to enjoy the tastes of fall and support your immune system at the same time. The tart apples are mellowed with the richness of the potatoes and shiitakes while the spices give this soup a little kick.


How to Make Hibiscus Tea

This delicious and refreshing drink will quench your thirst on a hot summer day. Spearmint is a cooling aromatic plant, while hibiscus gives us a slightly sour or tangy taste. Along with the mint and hibiscus, I like to throw in a handful of fresh herbs from the garden: a sprig of lavender, a nasturtium leaf, some oregano, thyme, tarragon, chives, some violet leaves, and/or a few sprigs of lemongrass.


Fermented Dandelion Stems Recipe

This recipe pairs the slightly bitter taste of dandelion stems with the sour taste of a lacto-fermentation. The combination of this springtime bitter and fermentation is a powerful digestive aid. Several spices are added to the brine to give it a delicious flavor. These stems can be eaten as an appetizer, or minced and enjoyed over food, in sandwiches or mixed with veggies. If you don’t have dandelion stems you could try using other types of vegetable stems such as chard or kale.


How to Make Arnica Ointment

This is a non-greasy pain ointment that is wonderful for bruises, sprains and strains, and aches and pains. It works best on closed-wound injuries and can be applied multiple times per day. If you don’t already have arnica and St. John’s Wort infused oils you can find a blend of these at Mountain Rose Herbs. This blend also includes lavender essential oil. I’ve seen this arnica cream recipe work like magic to erase intense bruises and to alleviate pain caused by injury. This recipe is based on Rosemary Gladstar’s Perfect Cream recipe.


Chili Spiced Homemade Olive Oil

This spicy olive oil can be drizzled on your pizza, soup or veggies, used as a bread dip or used to spice up your homemade salad dressing. The recipe below makes a medium spicy blend. Consider adding more or less chili flakes for your personal preference.