Homestead Hacks with Mother Earth Live!

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I had such a great time Live with Mother Earth News at the Institute today. If you missed it you can watch it on Mother Earth News’ Facebook page here:
If you were watching and were looking for recipes, here are the demonstrations that I did online:

“Happy” Pills:
Powdered herb or herb formula (“Happy” herbal matcha was used in the demo)
Raw Honey
Herb Powder for dusting

Mix your powdered herb together with a small amount of raw honey and water to form a dough-like consistency. Roll out small portions of the dough, cut into segments and roll in your hands. Roll your completed pills in a bit of loose powder to keep them from sticking together. The pills should be pea-sized and can be dried or kept soft in a jar in the fridge.

First-Aid Oil and Salve
1 cup oil
2 Tbsp calendula (Calendula officinalis)
2 Tbsp echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)
2 Tbsp plantain (Plantago officinalis)
2 Tbsp comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
1/4 cup beeswax

Infuse the oil and herbs together for 4-6 weeks. Strain the herbs out of the oil and compost them. To the oil, add the beeswax and heat gently to melt.

Anywhere Baths/Steams
1 box of knee-high nylons
1/4 cup of an herb or herb combination of your choice

Pre-fill one or more nylons with an herb of choice. Tie a knot in the end of the nylon and store in glass jar or ziplock.

3 comment on “Homestead Hacks with Mother Earth Live!

  1. Can you share the exact measurements on making the happy pill? My daughter suffers from anxiety and panic attacks bad. Would love to make these for her. I already have the happy and calm matcha! I looked in your book but didn’t find it. I will be ordering all your books very soon. Also, how many and how often can she take these pills? Thanks for your help…..looking forward to learning tons from you! Janice

    1. Hi Janice,
      Take the number of “pills” you want to make and add 1/2 teaspoon of the herbal matcha to a bowl. Example: I want to make 10, I put 5 teaspoons in a bowl. Then you add honey to make it into a dough and separate your dough into 10 bites. This would make it 1/2 tsp per serving and that is enough to be effective. I generally eat just one a day, but you can go up to three a day if times are tough. Just be sure to be aware of the contraindications involving any medications. That would be the only problem with using more. You could make up an entire matcha tin of these and keep them in the fridge. You may want to roll the in a bit of powder (more matcha, cocoa, cinnamon, etc.) before putting the in a jar so they don’t stick together. I hope they give her a fun way to feel better!!

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