Herb of the Day: Kava Kava

Kava Kava

Kava is an herb that is widely used in many Island cultures.  This herb is generally turned into a beverage and consumed socially in these cultures, similar to the use of wine in French culture.  Many Island tribes have religious rituals surrounding consumption of this beverage as well; often believing … Continue reading

Schools’ Back In Session! Tips avoid “back-to-school sickness”

Back to school natural immune system support

Wow-  it’s hard to believe that school is back in session already!! We hope you had a fantastic summer and your kids are enjoying being back in school.   Being back-to-school tends to be synonymous with sickness.  All those kids in the same place sharing germs and adjusting to being … Continue reading

National Breastfeeding Month Sale!

BF month sale

We are celebrating National Breastfeeding Month with a sale! Save 25% on our two breastfeeding products PLUS all our pregnancy formulas!  through the end of August with code “BFMonth” MegaMam is traditionally used to increase milk supply and aid in relaxation and Mastitix is our Mastitis support formula. Nourish your … Continue reading

Natural Ways to Repel Insects

It’s that time of year, the insects are out in full biting force. Here are some tips to stay bite-free the rest of the summer!

It’s that time of year, the insects are out in full biting force.  Here are some tips to stay bite-free the rest of the summer! Tips to Avoid Insect Bites   Avoid wearing anything scented like flowers or fruit- insects will be attracted to you Essential oils- (especially citronella, lemongrass, … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Valerian

Hippocrates, known as the Father of Medicine, was one of the first to document using this herb. This plant has been widely used as a sedative but research seems to not be able to nail down quite why this herb is so extremely effective in helping with sleep.

A couple weeks ago we introduced you to Hops.  Today we’d like to introduce you to an herb frequently used alongside hops- Valerian. Hippocrates, known as the Father of Medicine, was one of the first to document using this herb.  This plant has been widely used as a sedative but … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Scullcap (Skullcap)

Also known as “mad dog weed” scullcap (also spelled skullcap) has been used to treat rabies in dogs as well as a number of ailments for humans.

This beautiful plant is named for the flowers it grows which resemble helmets worn by ancient European soldiers.  Widely used among Native Americans, in Chinese Medicine, and among ancient European healers, Scullcap can be consumed in teas, tinctures, or extracts.  The herb does have a bitter flavor so many prefer … Continue reading