Elderberry Schisandra Syrup

Elderberries are a great remedy for the colder months, since they can help to prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms. Their high levels of flavonoids and Vitamin C help to support the immune system. Schisandra Berries, also known as the “5 Flavoured Fruit” since it contains all 5 tastes – sweet, salty, bitter, warm…

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Rosehip Oxymel Recipe

The Greeks invented Oxymel which uses equal parts apple cider vinegar and honey to extract the medicine, vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, some alkaloids and flavour. In order to make the apple cider vinegar go down smoothly with less of the bitter vinegar flavour, raw honey is stirred into the vinegar extract after it is strained. You…

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Recipes to Support Your Lungs

Short and long-term exposure to wildfire smoke can lead to lung irritation and damage the sensitive mucosa and tissue of the lungs. Common side effects include coughing, bronchial spasms, fatigue and increased inflammation in the respiratory tract. Those with respiratory issues such as asthma and seasonal allergies, as well as children and the elderly, are…

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Four Thieves Vinegar

What is Four Thieves Vinegar? Legend states that during the plague that devastated Marseilles, France during the 17th century, four thieves managed to remain free of illness whilst robbing the dead thanks to this little concoction of vinegar, herbs, spices and garlic. This version of Four Thieves vinegar is very different but the herbs in…

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Subtly tinted with natural hibiscus powder, these lip balms are soothing to the lips without any phtalates, dyes, or chemicals. Ingredients ·      1-1/2 tablespoons beeswax pastilles ·      1 tablespoons shea butter ·      1 teaspoon coconut oil ·      1-2 teaspoons hibiscus powder Additional equipment needed: ·      4-5 lip balm tubes OR 3 lip balm glass jars Instructions 1.   In a double boiler or small…

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