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About earthwisemedicinals

Chana Laila has been studying herbal medicine since 2003 when she enrolled as an apprentice at Blazing Star Herbal School. Throughout her time studying herbal medicine, Chana Laila has become the mother of three children, and has focused on learning how to care for her family using herbal remedies and products. This work has inspired her to create Earthwise Medicinals, a line of ethically and sustainably harvested herbal products for women's and children's health. In 2004 Chana Laila completed a doula training program and currently works with women to offer professional labor support services. Chana Laila teaches classes on herbal medicine for women's health, as well as classes on how to make herbal preparations at home, and is currently enrolled in a correspondence certification program on herbal medicine for women's health taught by Aviva Jill Romm. Chana Laila is also a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. Her music can be found at and

Elderberry Echinacea Immune Tea

Today I am excited to offer Earthwise Medicinal’s first tea blend: Elderberry Echinacea Immune Tea, now available in 4oz packages!  This tasty tea gently stimulates and supports the immune system and when steeped, turns a lovely deep-rose color.  Elderberry tea … Continue reading

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and the winners of the free giveaway are………

6 wintermint lip balm winners: Cheri Ross Nicole Brackman Tamar Helfen Amy Mandaean Sarah Heidling Tova Brody 2 rose hydrosol mister & wintermint lip balm winners: Maia Nechama-Rachel Campbell Stacey Shoshana Lotwin 1 Grand Prize: 1/2 hour herbal consultation, rose hydrosol mister & wintermint … Continue reading

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Homemade diaper-wipe solution

Do you have a baby in diapers and want to save some money, as well as do something great for the environment? Consider using cloth wipes and making your own diaper-wipe solution!  Using cloth wipes with a homemade diaper-wipe solution … Continue reading

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debunking the myth of cloth diapering

When you think of cloth diapering, do images of a lot of leaking poop, or dreadful smelling mounds of dirty diapers pop into your head?  You’re not alone.  But cloth diapering has come a long way since the days of … Continue reading

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Free Giveaway: 36 hours left! Enter now to win free natural body products

ONLY 36 HOURS LEFT TO ENTER!  Earthwise Medicinals is offering a free winter giveaway from Sunday Jan 14 through Jan 27 at 12am.  Prizes include seven wintermint lip balms, three rose hydrosol misters, and one free 1/2 hour herbal phone … Continue reading

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medicinal teas and spices: how to harvest and dry herbs for maximum potency

One thing I have come to look forward to every winter is when I get around to pulling out all the medicinal and culinary herbs that I have gathered and dried in the summer, removing them one by one from … Continue reading

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how to make your own green cleaning products at home

A few months ago when my 3rd child was born I decided that it was probably a good idea to have someone help me clean my house occasionally in order to avoid sheer insanity.  At least temporarily.  Well, after some … Continue reading

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