Magical Purifying Body Detox

The following recipe will help purify, protect and heal the body mind and soul. You will need.
• Rosemary
• Lavender
• Dandelion
• Peppermint
• Sage
• Salt

Allow the following herbs to rest in a jar of water for at least 24 hours beneath the sun. When done, separate the mixture from the herbs and your done! Simply store the mixture in a jar and refrigerate.

How to use: You may pour this mixture into your bath or pour upon the head while showering. Allow it to naturally run from your head to your toes. This mixture will also help stimulate blood flow and circulation which might help with hair growth.

Face mapping is a good way for decoding what your breakouts and pigmentation issues are trying to tell you. Beauty works from the inside out, I mainly get breakouts around my mouth and chin area which can be a sign of stress and hormonal changes which can be unavoidable but this can be decreased by drinking lost of water, getting more sleep, eating green veg and keeping you face cleansed. Chin spots also indicate when you are ovulating and on which side [interesting]
Where are your problem areas? #facemapping #ayurveda #organicbeauty #naturalbeauty #holisticbeauty

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Ayurvedic principles for restoring and maintaining mind-body balance

1) Take time each day to quiet your mind (meditate).
2) Eat a colorful, flavorful diet.
3) Engage in daily exercise that enhances flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular fitness.
4) Sleep soundly at night.
5) Eliminate what is not serving you.
6) Cultivate loving, nurturing relationships.
7) Perform work that awakens your passion.

Source: Deepak Chopra

Our herbal apothecary is stocked with a selection of dried herbs, priced by the ounce. We strive to offer affordable pricing for all of our herbs. A complete list of the herbs in our apothecary can be viewed on our website. Most of our herbs are either organic or sustainably wildcrafted and many are certified Kosher.


If we don’t have what you’re looking for, let us know! We will try to find the herbs you need from a reputable source.

Oil Pulling: The Basics


Oil pulling. It whitens your teeth, improves your breath, helps your skin and even helps increase energy. So why isn’t everyone doing it?

I’ve been oil pulling for about six months now and, being someone who has always been slightly OCD about oral health, I wanted to share this Ayurvedic practice because it genuinely works!

What is it?

Oil pulling is literally the practice of swishing about a tablespoon of oil around your mouth, first thing in a morning (and on an empty stomach in general) for about 15-20 minutes. It originated in India thousands of years ago, but has been increasingly used medically in the US and UK since the 1990s. The idea is that the scummy layer that builds up in your mouth overnight sticks in the oil so you can spit it out. This is different to just brushing your teeth in the morning, where you move the bacteria around your mouth a bit rather than completely removing it.

What are the benefits?

There are many claims worldwide from people who have experienced benefits from oil pulling, including help with skin conditions, arthritis, asthma, headaches, hormone imbalances, infections, liver problems etc. However, the main and direct benefits of oil pulling are:

- Whiter teeth

- Healthier gums

- Less sensitive teeth

- Better breath

- Strengthens teeth, jaw and gums

- Prevents mouth bleeding and diseases

How do I do it?

If this sounds like something you think you’ll benefit from, this is how to get started:

1. Get some oil!

Traditionally, people oil pull with either sesame oil or coconut oil. I now alternate between the two, but I would recommend doing it with coconut oil as it has added health benefits and tastes nice!

2. When you wake up in the morning, before you brush your teeth, get one tablespoon of oil and put it in your mouth.

This might sound like an extra thing to do in the morning, but I find that I wake up and am oil pulling while I get showered/dressed. Once you then spit the oil out, you can brush your teeth.
Note: You must swish the oil round your mouth for at least 15 minutes, because otherwise all of the scum won’t get into the oil. You’ll know if you’ve done it right if the oil goes from being clear (when you first put it in your mouth) to being thicker and white.

3. Spit it out into the bin or toilet, not the sink.

When the bacteria is in the oil, it becomes pretty gross (even toxic, some say). So it needs to be spat out where it can be disposed of. Ideally you should spit it into the bin because the oil can clog up the pipes. However, I usually spit it into the toilet, and spray a bit of bathroom cleaner down there before I flush for good measure!

4. Inspect your clean, sparkly teeth and brush your teeth as normal.

It’s as simple as that! I will usually clean my tongue with an Ayurvedic tongue scraper after I oil pull, then brush my teeth with a toothpaste without Fluoride or Sodium Laureth Sulfate. However, you can just do whatever it is you usually do!

                                                         Enjoy! 

To YOU,
I am hoping you will be in deep meditation.
Breathe in it, sleep in it, live in it.
Let meditation be your very existence.
That’s when it’s HAPPENING.
There’s no doing, ONLY being it. 
BE IN DEEP MEDITATION.

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CARROT & COCONUT MILK SOUP

This supremely simple blended soup, made with the sweetest (and most beautiful!) winter carrots, is richly creamy and gently spiced. It’s also amazingly nutritious - full of healthy fats and beneficial herbs. 

Start with 3 lbs carrots - I used multi-colored ones, currently available at my farmers’ market in abundance, but any will suffice. Peel them, and chop into ½ inch pieces. 

Peel and slice:

  • 2 onions
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 inches ginger root

Melt 1 T coconut oil in a heavy pot and add the onions. When they’re lightly cooked and translucent, add ginger and garlic. Sauté for several minutes, then add the carrots, stirring occasionally. In the meantime, heat 2 quarts of stock (your choice; my default is chicken, but this soup is easily vegan if you use a vegetable based stock). As the carrots begin to soften slightly, stir in:

  • 2 T turmeric
  • 2 t coriander
  • ½ t crushed red pepper (optional - avoid if you don’t like spice)

Pour the hot stock over everything and simmer until the carrots are truly tender. Add 2 cans coconut milk, turn off the heat, and, in batches, blend the soup until very smooth. Serve garnished with fresh parsley, pickled hot peppers, kefir, or all three. 

Ayurveda treatments incorporate many herbs and spices that are used for healing as you see in the image above. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term,“ Ayur means life or healing and the root word Veda means wisdom or knowledge.

Ayurveda’s first text of internal medicine was compiled around 200 B.C. and the 1st century A.D. titled the Charaka Samhita. Based on the ancient history of India, Ayurveda can be considered the first healing system or medicine of the world.

Ayurveda has always been well integrated with spirituality and shares many common tools with Yoga. Both Yoga and Ayurveda are really one practice or way of living, which are derived from Vedic teachings. They later formulated as independent sciences. Yoga and Ayurveda are part of the greater bharata (Indian) culture and should never really be studied or practiced as separate systems. ”

*Excerpt from Yoga & Ayurveda program manual by Mas Vidal - Dancing Shiva

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