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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

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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this body is not me

This body is not me. I am not limited by this body. I am life without boundaries. I have never been born, and I have never died. Look at the ocean and the sky filled with stars, manifestations from my … Continue reading

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sweet potato scallion latkes

Today is the last day of Hanukkah, so we gotta go out with a bang! If you’re tired of regular potato latkes by now, give this yummy sweet potato version a try. This once-a-year treat disappeared too quickly to take pictures! Making … Continue reading

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how to get your kids to eat their fruits and veggies: making a rainbow platter

The current recommendation for children and adults is to eat 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Yup, you read it right, 5-9 servings, every day, in order to provide your family with all the health benefits … Continue reading

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sauteed spinach and sundried tomaotes over pasta: Gluten Free

Here’s a really yummy recipe that is distinctly Mediterranean in flavor and can be easily made gluten-free. There’s something I really love about spinach and sun-dried tomatoes together! Here’s what you’ll need: 1 large bunch fresh spinach 1 cup sun-dried … Continue reading

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healing miso soup

Now that the weather is finally getting a little colder, today I’m feeling the urge to cook up a pot of healing and nourishing miso soup. But no matter the time of year, anytime I am feeling under the weather, … Continue reading

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