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Our Top Recipes of 2018

While looking forward to a fresh new year, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the past. From natural body care formulations to tasty culinary recipes, we had a blast creating a variety of DIY herbal recipes for you all. Here are 5 recipes from 2017 that really shined! Find out for yourself why they were so popular:

1. DIY Leave-In Conditioner Hair Serum

Made with moisturizing jojoba and argan oil, this serum helps to tame wild fly-aways and soften brittle hair. It makes for the perfect treat for your hair, especially during the dry winter months. We also added a couple different essential oils to give it a fragrant boost.

Three oils for making organic DIY hair serum

2. Homemade Shaving Cream

The skin is our largest organ, and it absorbs everything we put on it. Instead of using chemical filled shaving creams, with synthetic fragrances and yucky ingredients, step up your shower game and try making your own organic shaving cream with shea butter and coconut oil.

Bowl of homemade whipped shaving cream on counter with organic butters and ingredients
3. Paleo Ashwagandha Bites

Adaptogenic ashwagandha and rich cacao rolled into delicious no-bake treats … yes please! When life gets busy, it’s important to be prepared with healthy snacks to keep you happy and energized through the day. These sweet little bites are filled with chai-inspired spices and perfect for on-the-go snacking.

Ashwagandha energy bites with dusty chai spice and chocolate powder

4. Gluten-Free Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

You shouldn’t have to say good-bye to warm, gooey cinnamon rolls when giving up gluten or going vegan. These flavorful cinnamon rolls are dairy-free and filled with sugar, spice, and everything nice. We kicked it up a notch and added organic goji berries and coconut flakes. These rolls are perfect for a cozy weekend morning paired with a hot mug of tea.

Cinnamon roll made with goji berries and coconut flakes on counter

5. Two Ways To Make Traditional Chai Tea 

It’s pretty clear that there are a lot of chai lovers out there! One of our favorite things about this popular tea is that it can be made in a variety of ways. These two recipes will guide you through making your own traditional chai with spices like cardamom and fennel. Have fun and play around with the ingredients to find your perfect blend.


 Glass contemporary teapot holding freshly made Indian chai

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Topics: Recipes, Tea & Herbal Drinks, Natural Body Care, Culinary


Written by Raychel on December 1, 2018

Raychel Kolen, Marketing Director, originally hails from the Midwest but has been calling Oregon her home for more than a decade. With her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Iowa, Raychel enjoys storytelling in all its forms and especially relishes the opportunities to visit our farm partners in the Pacific Northwest and across the globe, shining a light on the remarkable work these hardworking farmers are doing to grow and nourish our beloved botanicals. When she isn’t leading our marketing team or teaching workshops at the local Fun with Fermentation event or Mother Earth News Fair, Raychel can be found adventuring in the outdoors, foraging for wild mushrooms, fermenting fresh veggies in her kitchen, or hanging out with her hubby and sweet rescue dogs.