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May Herbs In The Kitchen, Moon Phases, Insta Sales & Saves

May Herbs In The Kitchen, Moon Phases, Insta Sales & Saves


Herbs In The Kitchen

Chef Camila Does Nettle Two Ways...But Why?!

 

I know we’ve talked so much about nettle in every issue and I get it. You’re over it. But I wanted to feature an herbalist sister of mine Camila. She recently joined me on IGlive to go over nettles two ways. She has such a connection and respect for nourishing the body and I wanted to share that beauty with you.

I will also be featuring her herbal medicines on my instagram and doing a giveaway. I am always encouraging you guys to make your own but I know those projects aren’t for everyone so I’m happy to share what she is making.

Lastly I know not everyone has access to those good backyard nettles, so I’ve done the research for you about where get some fresh nettle. However, on that note I highly recommend getting nettle seeds and growing your own. Remember it’s a weed. So easy to grow!

I am going to leave with an excerpt from Rosalee De La Foret’s new book ‘Wild Remedies’

Nettle leaves are high in nutrients, including calcium, fiber, protein, potassium, flavonoids like ruin, ascorbic acid, glucosamine, beta-carotene, vitamin K, and many more. Few plants boast the nutrient content of nettle, and few plants have benefits as dramatic when enjoyed frequently. Eating nettle or drinking its strong tea regularly often results in healthier bones, stronger teeth, and more brant hair. Nettle can also improve skin health and is frequently used to reduce eczema and acne. 

  
Follow along for more creations from Camila HERE
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April Moon Phases

May 7th Full Moon in Scorpio at 3:45am

May 22nd New Moon in Taurus then Gemini at 10:38am
   

      

           

IG Saves & Purchases

Things I'm Into ...

JESSICA MARIE BROWN

@intoannwn

ANIMA MUNDI APOTHECARY

@animamudiherbals

MARYSIA MIERNOWSKA

@marysia_miernowska

CAMILA CREATES

@camilacreates

 

 

April - Words for Thought & Favorite CAM Pieces of the Month

April - Words for Thought & Favorite CAM Pieces of the Month

Words for Thought

Message from White Eagle, Hopi Indigenous

This moment humanity is going through can now be seen as a portal and as a hole. The decision to fall into the hole or go through the portal is up to you. If they repent of the problem and consume the news 24 hours a day, with little energy, nervous all the time, with pessimism, they will fall into the hole. But if you take this opportunity to look at yourself, retink life and death, take care of yourself and others, you will cross the portal. --White eagle, hopi indigenous on 3/16/2020 Post by @adriennemareebrown
 
    

Our Top Favorite Styles for April 

 

     

Here's a sneak peak at this coming IG Sample Sale 

Medium Hoops $20
   
     

Things I'm Into ...

Mama Makes Food
    
Plateful.Health
    
The family Food Project
     
Home of Wool
Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

5 Ways to Help the Earth Heal

I am writing this after just hopping off of IGlive with @refilleryla talking about sustainability and low waste and what is really coming through at the moment is the small shifts we can make. During this pandemic we have seen that if humans take a step back the Earth will heal itself. This week alone I read that the Himalayas are visible from India for the first time in 30 years. That’s amazing that closing down the world for just a few weeks can return so much of the globe to healthier standing. However with that said, life will somewhat return to normal and we need to think about the decisions we make to continue helping the Earth to heal. I first of all want to say that low waste, zero waste, and sustainability are far from perfect practices. Anyone that says they are doing it perfectly is a liar. We are all just doing our best in a broken system if you ask me. No matter if you’re a beginner or a seasoned recycler, here are some small changes for starting on this path.
 
1. Take inventory of what area of your life has the most plastics. In my call with @refilleryla we talk about how only 12% of ALL the plastic produced since the beginning is actually recycled. Let that depressing fact set in. Now look around your home.
2. For me what was creating the most plastic waste was food. So I started to investigate the best ways to cook ‘package free’. This meant researching buying dry items in bulk as well as produce bags for when I go to the farmers market or grocery store.
3. Understand that food scraps do not break down in the landfill. Every city is different but here in LA we can put most food scraps in the green bin. There are also local gardens and pick up services that accept scraps. I know it seems like extra work, but in the same way you separate your recycling it’s very easy to add a third bin for food scraps.
4. Since our system is built to support consuming products rather than mitigating waste, you will inevitably end up with trash. It’s an important practice to do a quick google search of how your city recycles. Each city has different requirements and it’s important to inform yourself so you’re properly breaking down your items that can be recycled.
5. As we discussed in the talk today, support companies and politicians that align with your ideals. It’s not as sexy as a zero waste mason jar pantry but it’s more important. Voting with your dollar and supporting people that understand how to shift us in a lower waste direction is probably the most important thing you can do. This topic is a serious rabbit hole and I will definitely not do it justice. However it’s ever evolving to take it easy on yourself and just make the steps when you can.
    

     

Helpful Shares for More Information

Organization: Sierra Club
Organization: Surfrider
Organization: Climate Citizens Lobby
     

     

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Things I'm Into ...

Net Zero Co.
     
Mama Eats Plants
    
Package Free Shop
    
Zero Waste Store
        
BYO Long Beach