RECENT CLINICS

September 19, 2020 (10-11am): CHANGE in Season!

September 19, 2020 (10-11am): CHANGE in Season!

Join Angeles Quiñones, Promotora de Salud, for a free workshop on herbal remedies for this change of season. As we shift from summer to fall, we face colder days, smoky air and additional stress. We can take extra steps to care for ourselves by resting […]

Be Here Farm Padrón Peppers

Be Here Farm Padrón Peppers

(Español abajo) Padrón chile peppers, originally from Central and South America, are a celebrated dish in Spain where an annual festival Festa do Pemento de Padron is held in their honor every August. Be Here Farm grows their padrón peppers in the Sonoma Mountains at their […]

Clinic Wish List

Clinic Wish List

We are launching a farmworkers clinic!

We are launching a farmworkers clinic!

(Español abajo) This fall The Botanical Bus: Bilingual Mobile Herb Clinic is coming together with Lideres Campesinas, Nuestra Comunidad and La Plaza: Nuestra Cultura Cura in the organization of a farmworker clinic.   In Sonoma County, Latinx residents make up 1/3 of the population and almost […]

A Story of Latinx Resiliency: Connection During COVID-19

A Story of Latinx Resiliency: Connection During COVID-19

(Español abajo) Last week we gathered online in our separate homes to learn about “La Cosecha”, the harvest of medicinal herbs, from promotora de salud, Maria de Lourdes Pérez Centurión. The workshop brought us together on Zoom, 15 live square computer screens merged while some […]

SAMANTHA’S DIY COCONUT ROSE DEODORANT

SAMANTHA’S DIY COCONUT ROSE DEODORANT

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SAMANTHA’S ROSE COCONUT DEODORANT

You can make your own deodorant free of toxic chemicals with just a few simple household ingredients! With raised fists of resistance…lets make sure we smell like roses! 

CREAM DEODORANT

5 tsp. baking soda (substitute arrowroot powder for sensitive skin)

3 tbsp. organic virgin coconut oil, unrefined and cold pressed

1 tsp. organic cornstarch

16 drops essential oil of choice* (we love rose, lavender and grapefruit)

Warm the coconut oil over very low heat until it turns to its liquid form. Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda, cornstarch and essential oils until mixture is smooth. Before mixture hardens transfer to a sterile jar with lid.   Apply after bathing with clean hands.

SPRAY DEODORANT

50 ml distilled water

1 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar

16 drops Essential Oil of choice* (we love Rose, Lavender and Grapefruit)

Combine ingredients in a sterilized spray bottle. Apply throughout the day as needed. We like to use both spray and cream deodorants together to keep you smelling like roses all day.

*Here is Samantha’s signature essential oil blend: 5 drops rose geranium; 5 drops mandarin; 5 drops cyprus; 3 drops lavender; 2 drops sage: 2 drops thyme.


DESODORANTE DE COCO + ROSA DE SAMANTHA

 

¡Puede hacer su propio desodorante libre de productos químicos toxicos con solo unos pocos ingredientes caseros! Con todos las manos de resistencia arribas … ¡asegurémonos de oler a rosas!

 

 

DESODORANTE EN CREMA

5 cucharaditas bicarbonato de sodio (sustituya el polvo de arrurruz por pieles sensibles)

3 cucharadas aceite de coco virgen orgánico, sin refinar y prensado en frío

1 cucharadita almidón de maíz orgánico

16 gotas de aceite esencial de elección * (nos encanta la rosa, la lavanda y la toronja)

 

Calentar el aceite de coco a fuego muy lento hasta que adquiera su forma líquida. Retire del fuego y agregue el bicarbonato de sodio, la maicena y los aceites esenciales hasta que la mezcla esté suave. Antes de que la mezcla se endurezca, transfiérala a un frasco estéril con tapa. Aplicar después del baño con las manos limpias.

 

DESODORANTE EN SPRAY

50 ml de agua destilada

1 cucharada de vinagre de sidra de manzana orgánico

16 gotas de aceite esencial de elección * (nos encanta la rosa, la lavanda y la toronja)

 

Combine los ingredientes en una botella de spray esterilizada. Lo puedes aplicar cuando es necesario en el dia. Nos gusta usar desodorantes en forma de spray y crema juntos para mantenerte oliendo a rosas todo el día.

 

*Aquí está la mezcla de aceites esenciales de Samantha: 5 gotas de geranio rosa; 5 gotas de mandarina; 5 gotas de ciprés; 3 gotas de lavanda; 2 gotas de salvia: 2 gotas de tomillo.

 

Herbal Horchata for Immunity + Lung Health

Herbal Horchata for Immunity + Lung Health

(Español abajo) Mmmmm Horchata. Horchata is a cool, sweet, plant-based drink made throughout Latin America (but with North African origins) from rice milk, cinnamon, sugar and delicious additions depending on the region such as sesame seeds, coconut, and licorice flavored semilla de jicaro. Our version […]

Aug 22, 2020 (10-11am): Love Your Lungs

Aug 22, 2020 (10-11am): Love Your Lungs

(Español abajo) Herbal Horchata to Support Immunity + Respiratory Health It’s late summer, wildfires are filling the skies- and our lungs- with smoke and COVID-19 continues to threaten our community. What can we do NOW to bolster our respiratory health and immunity? Join us this […]

“La Cosecha Cura” Healing Harvest

“La Cosecha Cura” Healing Harvest

Promotora (pro-mo-tor-a): community health worker who is rising up to lead, advocate, educate, mentor, and translate health programming in their own community

After months of sharing recipes and shelter-in-place screen shots of potted plants, our team of Promotoras gathered in the fields for a healing harvest.   Under the wide-open skies at Tara Firma farm with Mandalion Designs we knelt together in chamomile, tulsi and yarrow. Lulu called us together to give thanks to the four directions and offer our thanks to the plants. Her daughter and grandchildren helped to fill baskets of medicinal herbs to distribute to community. Angeles brought along a huge bag of dried comfrey (the primary ingredient in her healing salve…highly valued by her friends and family) to share. From between the rows we gathered Omega rich Purslane, while Norma shared her recipes for steaming the wild greens in salsa verde. Close to the earth: the smell of the sweet herbs, the scratchy summer grass, the sounds of blackbirds gathering to drive off a hawk were the real medicine.

We are honored to bring together this powerful group of women who heal with plants. All of our upcoming workshops will be led by Promotoras! ¡Sí se puede!

August 8, 2020 (8:30-9:30 AM):  La Cosecha de Plantas Medicinales/ The Harvest of Medicinal Plants

August 8, 2020 (8:30-9:30 AM): La Cosecha de Plantas Medicinales/ The Harvest of Medicinal Plants

(Español abajo) Join us for a special workshop with promotora de salud, LuLu María de Lourdes Péres Centurión on the importance of the harvest. The harvest La Cosecha is sacred and central to the tradition of herbal medicine. Learn and share with our community of […]