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How-To Tuesday: 9 Ways to Rely on Peppermint Leaf

#HowToTuesday: 9 Ways to Rely On Peppermint Leaf from Beeyoutiful.com

One of the first things we’ll do once we finally purchase our homestead is put in a large herbal garden with loads of both culinary and medicinal herbs for me to have at my fingertips. I have a few potted herbs now that can be moved easily, but it isn’t the same.
#HowToTuesday- 9 Ways to Rely On Peppermint Leaf from Beeyoutiful.comThankfully I have my collection of dried herbs available to use. They are so handy and convenient, and I keep all my mason jars lined up and ready to put into action at a moment’s notice.
Peppermint Leaf is one of my favorite herbs to use in so many different applications throughout life and home. The scent is typically loved by all ages, and the herb is calming and soothing to the body.

Here are nine ways that I love to use Peppermint.

1. Add a little cooling tea to your shampoo regimen. Add 1 teaspoon each of dried Peppermint, Horsetail, and Nettle Leaf to 8 ounces freshly boiled water and let steep for 1 hour. Use to rinse hair to stimulate scalp and encourage hair growth. You can use this recipe to make a bigger batch, if needed; simply store the extra in the refrigerator and use up within three days.
2. Add dried Peppermint Leaf to sugar scrubs to add texture and a delightful aroma.
3. A cup of peppermint tea can help to soothe an upset stomach or a feeling of having overeaten.
4. Make a peppermint-infused oil to gently massage the stomach and back and relieve an icky stomach from the outside in.

Peppermint Leaf Infused Oil

Fresh or Dried Peppermint Leaf
Your choice of oil (we suggest Olive Oil or Coconut Oil if you plan on using it in any edible recipes)

Add peppermint leaf to a jar and cover with oil. Shake well and leave in a window. Shake every 12 hours. In the summer, you can strain after 2 days of steeping, but in the cold days of winter you might need to allow to sit for a full month to get a potent infusion. Strain and store infused oil in a glass jar for up to 3 months.

#HowToTuesday- 9 Ways to Rely On Peppermint Leaf from Beeyoutiful.com 5. Put dried Peppermint Leaf in small fabric bags, tie with a ribbon, and place the sachets in drawers, closets and cabinets to discourage bugs and pests. You can also sprinkle the leaves straight into your cabinets and on window sills.
6. Try some Nighttime Peace Tea the next time you have trouble settling into bed. Use 1/2 teaspoon each of dried Peppermint, Catnip, and Chamomile. Steep in 8 ounces of freshly boiled water. Sweeten with honey or stevia to taste.

7. Using a base of unscented lotion, add ten drops of Peppermint Leaf Tincture and mix thoroughly. Then massage on sore muscles and joints. This makes a wonderfully cooling and soothing massage cream!
8. Make your own Peppermint Leaf Extract to use in cooking or as a tincture.

Peppermint Leaf Extract
Peppermint Leaf, fresh or dried
Vodka, unflavored and preferably non-GMO

Add peppermint leaf to a mason jar and fill the jar to cover the herbs with vodka. Use a ratio of 1:4 if using dried herbs, so 1/4 cup dried peppermint to 1 cup of vodka; for fresh herbs, use 1:2, so 1/2 cup fresh peppermint to 1 cup vodka.

If using fresh peppermint, strain after one month; with dried peppermint, allow to steep for four months. This extract can be used to flavor coffee and teas or in baking, or take a few drops to help relieve digestive complaints.

9. I am in love with using a Peppermint Poultice as minty warm relief for congestion and headaches! Place several teaspoons of peppermint leaf in a bowl. Add enough freshly boiled water to thoroughly dampen the herbs. Mix well with either a pestle or a fork until incorporated. Place the moist herbs on a clean, dry cotton cloth and fold into a small packet. When cooled enough to apply to the skin, place on the chest for congestion or on forehead or back of the neck for a headache.

How do you use Peppermint Leaf? Let us know in the comments below!

Foodie Friday: Minute Mug Cake Recipe (Grain-free, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free)

#FoodieFriday: Minute Mug Cake Recipe (Grain-free, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free) from Beeyoutiful.com

#FoodieFriday: Minute Mug Cake Recipe (Grain-free, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free) from Beeyoutiful.comSometimes I just need a little sweet treat, something that doesn’t require a lot of time in the kitchen or firing up the oven in the middle of the summer swelter.

Using a single serving recipe like this one means it’s simple to make, cleanup is minimal, and perhaps best of all, there’s not an entire cake lingering for days and tempting me to over-indulge!

This mug cake recipe is easy enough for a child to make, ready in mere minutes, and made of nourishing ingredients that don’t make me feel guilty or sick afterward. It’s gluten-free, grain-free, and contains no refined sugar, making it suitable for many diets, including paleo.

Minute Mug Cake Recipe

Choose a LARGE microwave-safe mug (or even a glass 2-cup measuring cup) and add:

  • 1 Tbs butter

Melt in microwave for about 30 seconds. Swirl melted butter to coat the sides of the mug.

Add to mug:

#FoodieFriday:  Minute Mug Cake Recipe (Grain-free, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free) from Beeyoutiful.com

This is why you should use a LARGE mug!

Stir wet ingredients with a fork until egg is thoroughly beaten. 

Then add to mug:

  • 1 Tbs coconut flour
  • 1 Tbs almond flour
  • 1 Tbs cocoa powder
  • pinch cinnamon 
  • pinch salt (if using unsalted butter)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • up to 3 Tbs milk or water

Stir well to incorporate fully for a smooth cake batter texture.

Microwave on full power for 90 seconds. (Depending on its power, your microwave may take a bit more or less time to bake your mug cake.) The cake will puff up and then settle down as it cools.

#FoodieFriday:  Minute Mug Cake Recipe (Grain-free, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free) from Beeyoutiful.comEat your cake straight from the mug while it’s warm, or invert on a plate. If you want to make this simple treat even more decadent, top with fresh berries (or a fruit sauce), nut butter, whipped cream or ice cream (in the winter, maybe even snow cream!).

This recipe is open to many variations; I’ve used carob powder instead of cocoa, coconut oil instead of butter, and maple syrup or rice syrup instead of honey. You could add a sprinkle of chocolate chips on top of the batter, or stir in some sliced almonds for a little crunch. Try it out and let me know how you personalize this recipe to suit your own tastes!

Foodie Friday: Mary’s Favorite Memphis Dry Rub Recipe

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#FoodieFriday- Mary's Favorite Memphis Dry Rub Recipe from Beeyoutiful.comSummer is one of my favorite times to cook because I can experiment a lot with different cooking techniques and different flavors. But since I hail from from Memphis, Tennessee, barbecue is in my blood and I always find myself coming back to my favorite dry rub recipe!

We’ve used this recipe on ribs, roasts, chicken, and fish. It is finger-licking yum! Whether you are smoking or grilling, it is delicious.

Mary’s Favorite Memphis Dry Rub

  • 1/4 Cup Paprika
  • 1 Tbs Rapadura
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Celery Seed
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper, ground
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Dry Mustard Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

Mix in a bowl until thoroughly incorporated. Rub directly on the meat, sparingly at first and adding if necessary to get the preferred flavor. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight. Cook meat as desired.

This recipe will coat 6 racks of ribs or two full roasts.

Foodie Friday: Kid-Approved Frozen Treats (Four Wholesome Summer Popsicle Recipes!)

#FoodieFriday- Kid-Approved Frozen Treats (Four Wholesome Summer Popsicle Recipes!)

It is almost officially summer in these beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee, and it is hot and humid. Pretty much all my kids and I want to do is eat popsicles and sit in the pool!

#FoodieFriday- Kid-Approved Frozen Treats (Four Wholesome Summer Popsicle Recipes!)As a family, we avoid food dyes, artificial flavorings and sweeteners, and other potentially toxic food additives. If you have checked the ingredient lists of most frozen treats these days, you’ll discover that you almost cannot avoid extra chemicals.

Instead of purchasing additive-laden frozen treats, we started making our own. It’s very easy, I have direct control over the quality of ingredients, and I have the added benefit of tailoring them to meet our specific nutritional needs.

Here are a few of the yummy and refreshing popsicle recipes that we love; try them for yourself and let us know which is your favorite!

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
(Makes one tray of 6 popsicles)

8 ounces of strong Lemon Balm Tea, brewed and cooled
1/4 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
Juice of 1 lemon
Drops of Liquid Stevia to taste

Blend all ingredients together and pour into mold. Freeze for at least 6-8 hours until firm.

Watermelon Mint Popsicles
(Makes 6-10 Popsicles)

2 Tbs Fresh Peppermint Leaves, steeped in 1/4 cup freshly boiled water and then cooled
3 cups Watermelon
Juice of 1 Lime
3 Tbs Honey
Optional: add a handful of blueberries and additional fresh mint leaves

Blend together and then pour into popsicle molds. Freeze until solid and enjoy.

#FoodieFriday- Chocolate Coconut Popsicle RecipeRaspberry Peach Pops
(Makes 12 popsicles)

1/2 cup Raspberries
1 cup Peaches
8 ounces Red Raspberry Leaf Tea, brewed and cooled
Optional: sweeten with honey or stevia if desired.

Blend together, pour into molds. Freeze until solid, and enjoy.

Chocolate Coconut Pops
(Makes 6 popsicles)

1/2 can (about a cup) of Full-fat Coconut Milk
3 Tbs Raw Cacao
3 Tbs Maple Syrup (adjust to taste)
2 tsp Shredded Coconut
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp of Grassfed Gelatin Powder
Optional: add mini chocolate chips into the mix for a bit more fun!

Mix gelatin powder into a small amount of warm water and let dissolve. Then mix all ingredients together and pour into molds. Freeze until solid. Enjoy!

Foodie Friday: Sparkling Cherry Limeade (No added sugar!)

#FoodieFriday- Sparkling Cherry Limeade Recipe (No Added Sugar!) from Beeyoutiful.com

#FoodieFriday- Sparkling Cherry Limeade Recipe (No Added Sugar!) from Beeyoutiful.com I’ve had a craving for a sweet, fizzy drink during these warm (and getting warmer!) early summer days, yet I want to avoid the high fructose corn syrup-laden options available at the drive-in burger places. Liquid Stevia Extract is the perfect drink sweetener and makes a wonderful alternative “soft drink” at home.

This version of Cherry Limeade is not tooth-achingly sweet like the commercial version, but it’s still delicious and refreshing. I think it’s quick and easy enough for a child to make.

I plan to try this basic recipe with other juices too; I think cranberry-lime could be tasty, or strawberry-lemon, or maybe pomegranate-blood orange for more exotic twist. Let me know in the comments if you make a variation, and how it comes out!

#FoodieFriday- Sparkling Cherry Limeade Recipe (No Added Sugar!) from Beeyoutiful.com Sparkling Cherry Limeade Recipe

fresh juice of one lime
½ cup cherry juice
10 drops Liquid Stevia Extract (regular or vanilla)
1 cup plain mineral water or club soda
ice cubes

Into a pint glass, squeeze the juice of one lime. Add cherry juice and 10 drops Liquid Stevia Extract. Add mineral water and ice cubes to fill glass. Stir to combine.

Lime and cherry juices are both tart, so take a sip and add more stevia, a couple drops at a time, and stir to reach desired sweetness level. Makes 16 ounces.


Foodie Friday: 6 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder in Your Kitchen

#FoodieFriday- 6 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder in Your Kitchen from Beeyoutiful.com

Arrowroot powder is most commonly known simply as an alternative to cornstarch. But, did you know it can be used in many more ways than just as a thickener?

One of our favorite resources, Nourishing Traditions, says, “Arrowroot was once widely used in baby formulas as a superior carbohydrate, experience having shown it agreed with babies better than any other starch or sugar. We now find the reason. It is the only starch product with a calcium ash. In this regard, the calcium chloride, in the form of calcium found in arrowroot starch, is very important for the maintenance of proper acid and alkali balances in the human body. Arrowroot only thrives on tidal flats where the sea minerals are available. Its known health-building properties may be due to trace minerals from the sea, as well as from the calcium it gets from the sea water.”

#FoodieFriday- 6 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder in Your Kitchen from Beeyoutiful.comHere’s a list of six ways to use arrowroot powder (also called arrowroot flour).

1. Ice cream

If you’ve ever made homemade ice cream, you know that an overnight freeze makes it almost impossible to scoop! Adding arrowroot powder prevents the formation of large ice crystals and keeps it from turning hard as a rock in the freezer.

Try incorporating a tablespoon of arrowroot powder to your next quart of homemade ice cream and see the improved texture for yourself.

2. Homemade cake flour

How many times have you tried to bake a whole-grain cake and then been terribly disappointed by the heavy, dense outcome? Commercial cake flour is simply a low-protein, refined wheat flour with cornstarch added, and it’s easy enough to recreate that light cake texture by substituting arrowroot instead.

For every cup of flour called for in a cake recipe, substitute 3/4 cup hard white wheat flour plus 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder (sifted together with a fine mesh strainer). You can use this formula to get a lighter texture in muffins and scones, too.

3. Baby teething biscuits/crackers

Cheerios are a standard on-the-go snack for babies, but arrowroot crackers are an easy alternative that actually provide some nutrition, especially when combined with other whole-grain flours.

4. Fruit sauce

Arrowroot has a neutral flavor and performs well at low temperatures, so it’s a good choice for quick sauces. Try a simple fruit sauce over pancakes, waffles, crepes and ice cream sundaes. You can make it with blueberries, cherries, strawberries, peaches, plums . . . almost any soft fruit can be used.

Some fruit crisp, cobbler or pie recipes call for cornstarch to thicken the fruit filling. Substitute arrowroot powder instead, using 1 tablespoon of arrowroot for every 1.5 cups of fruit.

#FoodieFriday- 6 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder in Your Kitchen from Beeyoutiful.com

Arrowroot Powder

5. Thickening foods

Keep a jar of arrowroot powder close to the stove and stir some into any recipe that needs a little thickening. (But don’t use arrowroot as a thickener in recipes that call for dairy, as it can yield a slimy and unattractive result.)

Sometimes baby food purees come out very runny. Longer cooking evaporates the excess liquid, but also tends to lower the nutrient value. Instead, stir in a little arrowroot powder for thickening along with a bit of added nutrition. This can also be helpful when toddlers are learning to feed themselves; thicker soups are easier for little tykes to spoon on their own.

6. In gluten-free baking

One key to successful baking without gluten is getting the correct ratio of starch (from corn, tapioca, or arrowroot) in relation to the “grittier” flours (such as rice and sorghum). Arrowroot can often be blended with other starchy flours to yield a tasty baked item.

How do you use arrowroot powder? Please share your tips in the comments below!

Foodie Friday: Savory Java Rub

#FoodieFriday- Savory Java Rub from Beeyoutiful.com

#FoodieFriday- Savory Java Rub from Beeyoutiful.comI love to grill and try a million different flavor combinations. Just in time for Memorial Day and the summer cookout season, we tried our hand at our own Java Rub for meats. And it was AMAZING!

Java Rub Recipe

1 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 Tbsp Finely Ground Coffee
1 Tbsp Cumin
1 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Cayenne (use 35kHU for a mild burn, and 90kHU if you like it fiery!)
2 tsp Salt

Mix spices together and store in airtight container. Rub onto raw meats and allow to sit in the refrigerator for a few hours to absorb flavors before grilling over low heat.

20 Ways to Cool the Sun’s Rays

20 Ways to Cool the Sun's Rays from Beeyoutiful.com

Its summer! And no matter if you are blessed with olive skin that enjoys the kiss of summer or are snow white and must hide from the sun’s rays, it’s important to both protect and nourish the skin when exposed to some of the more damaging aspects of sunshine.20 Ways to Cool the Sun's Rays from Beeyoutiful.comGrowing up, many of us were cautioned to avoid going out during the hottest parts of the day, to stay in the shade during the most intense times, and enjoy the sun in the morning and evening.

We were also coached on the differences between UVA and UVB rays. (UVB rays are the Vitamin D-producing rays, and the UVA rays are the ones guilty of causing damage to the skin.)

While avoiding hot sunshine may help you avoid burns, it may not have been the best advice available! What you probably weren’t told is that damaging UVA rays are prevalent all day long, while beneficial UVB sunlight is best obtained in the midday. UVB light is extremely low in the morning and evening, exactly the times we were encouraged to be outside!

So while I was diligent to do my gardening early in the day to avoid the “intense” sun, I was unwittingly exposing myself to the damaging UVA rays while almost completely missing the beneficial UVB rays.

Thankfully, I’ve gained more complete knowledge since then. Here’s what I’ve learned about sun exposure.

How to Avoid Sunburn

First, there are things we can do to dramatically increase our skin’s health and lower our potential for burns and damage.

1. Build your tolerance by small, increasing increments of barrier-free sun exposure, specifically during the middle of the day. Start with 5-10 minutes (less if you are especially fair) and work your way up daily, adding a few minutes at a time.

2. Use clothing or hats to cover yourself to allow for a barrier; remember that protection is important even on cloudy days, early in the morning, and late in the afternoon.

3. Give your skin a rest with frequent breaks in the shade or indoors.

4. Drink green tea for a plethora of antioxidants that help to protect the skin and body.

5. Take Cod Liver Oil or Omega 3’s. Having a healthy amount of Vitamin D and Omega fats in the body provides natural protection against the sun’s damaging rays.

6. Use a non-toxic sunscreen like Bee Shade!

But I got sunburned anyway!

There are times when even though we’re the most cautious, we do get a tad pink (or even blazing red!). Our bodies fairly scream at us for relief when this happens. There are some great ways to calm the sting, help restore your skin, and reduce the effects of the sun’s rays.

20 Ways to Cool the Sun's Rays from Beeyoutiful.com (1)7. Apply Aloe Vera Gel directly from the plant to the sunburn. This provides both soothing relief and healing support to the skin.

8. Gently massage burned areas with a nourishing oil.

Nourishing After-Sun Skin Oil

Mix together equal parts Vitamin E Oil, Aloe Vera juice and Coconut Oil. Apply to skin.

9. Make a soothing paste of Bentonite Clay or French Green Clay and apply to the sunburn. A drop of Lavender or Tea Tree Essential Oil can also be added to the mix.

10. Arrowroot Powder can also be made into a paste and applied to the area. You can add a drop of Frankincense or Lavender Essential Oil as well.

11. Slather on some homemade raw yogurt (use the plain unflavored variety, of course!).

12. Fresh plantain leaves can be bruised and then layered on the burn.

13. Lavender Essential Oil can be added to a carrier oil or witch hazel and spritzed on the burned areas.

14. Spray the sunburn with Hair Shine to help soothe the irritation. (It’s great for hair AND skin!)

15. Make a paste of raw shredded potatoes. Apply to the skin and cover to retain the moisture.

16. Keep well hydrated with water, flavored fruit waters, herbal teas and bone broths. All of these provide hydration, along with the nutrients needed to regenerate fresh skin after a burn.

17. Take an oatmeal bath. Place uncooked rolled oats in a tube sock in the bathtub. The oatmeal provides soothing relief. And while you’re in there, skip the soap! It can contribute to dryness, causing further discomfort to already-tight skin.

20 Ways to Cool the Sun's Rays from Beeyoutiful.com (2)18. Make your own burn relief spray.

Cooling Aloe Spray

6-8 Tbsp Aloe Vera water (available at health food stores)

10 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil

10 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

Combine in a clean, empty spray bottle and spritz on skin sunburned as needed. NOTE: Cooling Aloe Spray is not considered safe to use while pregnant or nursing. Consider omitting Peppermint and just using Lavender while pregnant or nursing. The Cooling Aloe Spray should NOT be used on children under 10 years old. Consider substituting Spearmint or just using Lavender for children from ages 2-10. 

19. Sport some cucumbers! Slice a cucumber into rounds or strips to apply to the burn. Its antioxidant and analgesic properties provide great relief to the burned area.

20. Rest is healing! Try incorporating some topical strategies while lying in a dark room with cool air.

What are your favorite ways to protect your skin from the sun, or to heal from over-exposure? Can you add to our list? We’d love to know! Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

Foodie Friday: Spiced Maple-Vanilla Granola Recipe

#FoodieFriday: Spiced Maple-Vanilla Granola Recipe from Beeyoutiful.com

I’ve made many batches of this recipe as gifts, and every single time I’ve been asked later for “more of that wonderful granola”! The blend of spices (especially the “secret ingredient” of cardamom) combined with vanilla is what I think makes it special, but feel free to adjust the seasoning to suit your own tastebuds.#FoodieFriday: Spiced Maple-Vanilla Granola Recipe from Beeyoutiful.com

Tips

Use parchment paper or silicone baking mats on the baking sheet, or expect to scrub hard when the syrup adheres nearly permanently to the metal surface. (I learned this the hard way.)

Use sunflower seeds to make a nut-free version that’s a bit more accessible to those with food sensitivities.

Spiced Vanilla Granola

4 cups organic rolled oats

1 cup chopped raw almonds, pecans, or walnuts

½ cup organic raw unsweetened shredded coconut 

¼ cup freshly ground flax seeds

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg

¼ tsp cardamom

¼ tsp coriander

¾ cup Sucanat or Rapadura

⅓ cup coconut oil

¼ cup maple syrup or honey

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

#FoodieFriday: Spiced Maple-Vanilla Granola Recipe from Beeyoutiful.comPreheat oven to 300°F. Cover a rimmed shallow baking pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients.

In saucepan, combine oil, sugar, and syrup or honey. Bring up to simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. #FoodieFriday: Spiced Maple-Vanilla Granola Recipe from Beeyoutiful.com

Pour hot liquid over oat mixture, stirring quickly to mix well.

#FoodieFriday: Spiced Maple-Vanilla Granola Recipe from Beeyoutiful.comSpread mixture onto baking sheet. Bake at 300°F, stirring every ten minutes until golden brown (about 30 minutes). Cool completely and store in air-tight container.

Makes about 6 cups. Recipe can be doubled or tripled to fill more than one baking sheet.

 

How-To Tuesday: How to Make Herbal Teas, Infusions, and Decoctions

#HowToTuesday- How to Make Herbal Teas, Infusions, & Decoctions from Beeyoutiful.com

The easiest and most time-honored way to use herbs is as a beverage. We usually call this liquid an ​herbal tea​.

What we drink and refer to as tea is usually actually a weak ​infusion. ​Herbal infusions are​ made by covering the leafy or floral portions of the plant with freshly boiled water, using a cup of water to 1-2 teaspoons of herb. The mixture is allowed to steep for 3-5 minutes before straining out the herbs and using the liquid.

#HowToTuesday- How to Make Herbal Teas, Infusions, & Decoctions from Beeyoutiful.com​A stronger preparation, called a ​decoction​, is made by simmering larger amounts of the herb in water over low heat for 15 minutes or more. Decoctions are usually made from the dense, woody parts of the plant. Using 2 teaspoons of herb (or more) per cup of water and simmering it until the liquid reduces by half allows the active constituents of the herb to concentrate into a more potent form than a lightly-steeped infusion.

Hot infusions made from richly-scented herbs should be covered while steeping to keep the volatile oils from dissipating into the steam. (Simply cover the pot or kettle while steeping, or if making only one serving, place a small saucer over the teacup.) Decoctions are generally used for medicinal remedies such as compresses, enemas, or concentrated herbal syrups. 

Infusions and decoctions should always be made with the freshest, purest water available. They’re best when fresh, but can be refrigerated and used within a maximum of 3 days.

Both infusions and decoctions can be made using a single herb or a combination. Some blends are formulated to take advantage of the synergistic support of the selected herbs, or to allow a sweeter herb to disguise the strong flavor of a nourishing but less pleasant-tasting herb.

Beeyoutiful Herbal Tea Blends

After weeks of behind the scenes mixing, blending, researching, tweaking, tasting, and even more mixing, our Beeyoutiful product development team is finally ready to proudly introduce a line of custom formulated herbal teas!

These are the teas we reach for with our families, no matter what is going on in our lives. These delicious blends have been formulated to provide nutrition to support your body through its changing needs, and we went out of our way to make some easy button options for you.

Keep your eyes open in the coming weeks for even more blends that will be added!

Bee Ready Mama – When you are growing a new life, your own body needs access to a much larger amount of nutrients, the building blocks of life. Eating a well-balanced diet full of traditional foods as described in the Weston A. Price Guidelines helps ensure that the maximum amount of needed nutrition is available to the mother’s body to create the new life within.

Adding a tea such as Bee Ready Mama can aid in achieving the optimal nutrient level. This specific blend was formulated to support with nutrients that both nourish the body and help to support the reproductive system.

With the deliciousness of tart rosehips dancing on your tastebuds along with a subtle hint of lemon, all the herbs mingle to create a nourishing and refreshing tea that is as pleasant to drink as it is beneficial. Since every woman and every pregnancy is unique, be sure to have your pregnancy care provider review the ingredients to be sure they are appropriate for you.

Catch-A-Dream – On those long nights when sleep has not found us, we turn to a warm mug of Catch-A-Dream Tea. It’s formulated with a special blend of five herbs to support and nourish our bodies while encouraging deep and restful sleep. Effective and gentle enough for our littlest ones (2 and up!), Catch-A-Dream’s soothing mint aroma will help lull you to sleep.

Herbal Immuni-Tea – When the sniffles sneak up or your system is run down, it is time to pour yourself a glass of Herbal Immuni-Tea. With herbs carefully selected to support the body when exposed to or fighting off viruses, Herbal Immuni-Tea is a delicious tea that is sure to please your pickiest sipper.

And while it’s not for sipping, Beeyoutiful’s Madre Mender Postpartum Sitz Bath is a great way to support the healing process for uncomfortable, swollen, or damaged tissue after giving birth. With a healing and vibrant mixture of herbs, Madre Mender provides a soothing and beautiful bath mixture. Each herb was hand selected not just for its healing properties, but to bring some of the most beautiful parts of nature to your bath.

We cannot wait to hear your response to these new teas! As you are learning how to use herbs in your own home, this is a great way to incorporate them into your daily routine. These herbal teas are a great value, too; just one pound of loose herbal tea makes approximately 200 servings, making it one of the most affordable ways to incorporate the benefits of herbs into your health-building strategy.

For even more about using herbal infusions and decoctions, we suggest Herbal Antibiotics and The ABC Herbal.  

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