Stress Less Powder by Wooden Spoon Herbs
Wooden Spoon Herbs was introduced to me through the blog Local Milk. Always interested in any and all things Milk (Mylk), Local Milk appeals to me because of its focus on slow, conscious living; being present; travel; family; and raw, plant-based living. Lauren, founder of Wooden Spoon Herbs – a small batch Appalachian apothecary, was on the blog teaching people how to make her Golden Cocoa. I was immediately intrigued. I went to her site, wrote her a note and met her via conference call a week later.
What I love about Lauren’s products is her sourcing. All her herbs are grown in the US and produced or foraged by hand by small farmers and producers with the utmost care for the environment. These herbs are also often biodynamically farmed and organic.
Stress Less Powder: Stress is my number one problem, so I use a lot of herbs that help my body adapt to stress and change (adaptogens) because I find that if I’m even remotely stressed out, I don’t digest my food well, I have lower energy and it shows in my skin and my hair too. Journaling helps a lot, as does rest and doing the things that bring me joy, but diet and nutrition are key components in managing the effect of stress on my body, therefore I was super excited to give Stress Less Powder a try. I’m finding that I’m using it quite often in my daily smoothies, especially my green smoothies. Holy basil, nettle, and oatstraw are highly potent and nourishing herbs, specifically for the support and maintenance of the adrenal glands and overall nerve tone. It’s a fun addition to your Superfood cupboard.
Ingredients: New York holy basil, Oregon nettle, Oregon oatstraw, Oregon ashwagandha (all organic)
To use: Add 1-2 teaspoonful daily to yogurt, honey, smoothies or other foods.
2 oz / 57 g
*Please note that I am not licensed to practice medicine. I only draw from my own experiences and tastes and nothing on my website should be construed as medical advice. Please contact a medical doctor if you are seeking medical advice and use caution whenever incorporating new foods into your diet.