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Natural Remedies for the Cold and Flu + Zippy Fire Cider Recipe

Natural Cold and Flu Remedies with a Zippy Fire Cider Recipe to Promote Immunity on Local Milk Blog with Beth Kirby and Guest Poster Lauren Haynes from Wooden Spoon Herbs

Hello, hello! It’s your devoted herbalist Lauren Haynes of Wooden Spoon Herbs. Today we’re chatting about immunity, as we’re in the midst of cold weather season in the northern hemisphere (though southern hemisphere friends can take heed as well)! I’ve also got a recipe for what I’m calling Zippy Cider. It’s my riff on the classic Fire Cider that has a long-standing reputation for stopping a cold in its tracks!


Herbs for Managing Stress & Anxiety + Calming Coconut Rose Latte Recipe

Herbs for Managing Stress & Anxiety by Lauren Haynes of Wooden Spoon Herbs plus a Calming Tonic Recipe with Tulsi Rose

Hey, Local Milk family! It’s your devoted herbalist Lauren Haynes of Wooden Spoon Herbs, back for my second installation of “Herbs for…”. Today we’re chatting about herbs for managing stress and anxiety. Whether you’re running a business, chasing down a toddler, or having trouble coping with everyday life, stress has a tendency to sneak in and start calling your body home. Stress and anxiety manifest not only mentally, but physically as well, and there are several all-natural ways to help your body prepare for and process times of stress in a more healthy, sustainable way.


My 10-Step Clean Skincare Routine for Glowing Skin

my 10 step clean korean skincare routine for glowing skin by beth kirby local milk

My skincare ritual, a clean version of the 10-step Korean skincare routine, is a fundamental part of my self-care practice. A clean skincare routine transformed my skin and made make-up largely unnecessary. I used to be a full coverage foundation girl, and now I wear nothing at all or a light SPF BB cream at most. But my skincare routine is more than that to me. It’s not just a means to glowing skin. It’s an everyday luxury, a moment I can thank and honor this body that has served me so well. A body that has birthed, created, loved, lost, survived, and thrived. It is a way of saying daily “I am worthy. I am grateful.” 

Read on to see how my skin looks these days and learn what the 10-step Korean skincare routine is, my exact morning and evening routine, and my favorite clean skincare products!


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