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Celebrate Healthy Independence with Organic & Chemical Free Summer Gardening

Celebrate Healthy Independence with Organic & Chemical Free Summer Gardening and Herbal Papaya's July 4th Sale and Free Product Offer!

Every year, thousands of chemicals are poured into the environment and millions of gallons of water are needlessly wasted.  How? By growing plants. Sure, most of this is done by large agricultural producers, but some of it is still done in personal gardens. And that means that you can make a difference by changing your gardening practices. There are many agricultural producers who have done it, and you can use the same tricks to help your own garden, and the planet.

Pick appropriate plants. Not all plants are appropriate for the area you live in. While you might be able to control the temperature, humidity, and rain conditions inside your house, you can’t do it out in the garden. If you pick appropriate plants for your area, you may be able to avoid using fertilizers and saving on water too. Research, what plants are native to your surrounding areas and try planting them in your own garden. Wildflowers, are just that, they can pretty much be left alone and will thrive in most areas.

Pick natural repelling plants. You don’t need to rely on poisons to keep away garden ruining pests. Many plants produce chemicals that repel these animals naturally. By putting them in or around you garden, you can keep your garden safe with little effort and no chemicals. Plus, you can pick parts of these plants and use them to make products to keep them away from you too. If you don’t want to plant natural repellents in your garden, you can use them to spray your plants without harming them or adding artificial chemicals to your garden. Many herbs like hot pepper, vanilla, and lavender can help repel insects from your garden.

Pull weeds. We’re all looking for a quick and easy way to safely get rid of weeds without chemicals, but the good old fashioned way is still very effective.  It you take time every day to pull the weeds you can find, you’ll only take a few minutes so it doesn’t seem like a lot of work.  You can even get the kids involved, just be sure to do it properly so you don’t spread the seeds around.  There are even some common weeds that are edible, just make sure there are no pesticides that could have gotten on them.

Crop rotation. Farmers all over the world use crop rotation to naturally fertilize plants. The concept is to change what crop you’re putting in a certain field each year. Plants use different nutrients and put other nutrients back into the soil. If you rotate crops that replace the nutrients the other plants use, you will have to fertilize the soil less. You can use this same concept in your garden by planting different plants every year, or just rotating where you put specific plants in the garden.

So, you’ve made all these changes and are using a low-water, chemical free garden?  Well, you still haven’t done the most important thing: pass it on! One garden can make a dent, but more can make a bigger difference. Tell your friends, teach your kids, you can even visit their schools and camps and teach your kids friends! Every little bit helps make a better world.

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May 31, 2017

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Why We Are So Passionate About Papaya

In case you haven’t noticed it by now, we are crazy about papaya. Absolutely in love. If the orange-colored flesh (with cute detailing) is not tempting enough, the scent is to die for (we promise, it’s nothing like durian!).

And ah, the taste. A soft butter-like consistency you just can’t get enough of. Deliciously wonderful.

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Our Favorite Healthy Graviola Recipes for 2017

Include the superfruit Graviola (soursop) in your diet this year through these delicious recipes!

We've discussed the benefits of Graviola, also known as soursop, on this blog. In fact, we created a whole new sister company called Herbal Graviola because we believe so much in the health benefits of this funky looking fruit. 

Herbal Graviola has been busy in the kitchen, trying out tasty flavor combinations and figuring out the best and most unique ways to include this superfruit in daily meals.  We're excited to share that work with all of you, and give you a few recipes that you can try out yourself in 2017. 

If you'd like a refresher on exactly why Graviola is so amazing for you - please read this article here. Are you ready to introduce Graviola into your life this year? Have you tried soursop before? 

Our Favorite Healthy Graviola Recipes for 2017

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What’s the Deal with Papaya Leaves?

Papaya leaves are a great addition to any diet - this is why! 

Papaya is a popular tropical fruit that most people have tried or at least heard of. Papaya boats and green papaya salads have been trending as refreshing summer recipes for years. What most people don’t realize about papaya, however, is how you can eat pretty much every part of the plant - including the fruit, the seed, and our personal favorite, the leaves! 

You may think eating straight papaya leaves sounds like a strange appetizer for your next dinner party, but there are countless other ways to eat these nutritious parts of the papaya. Many people don’t realize just how important papaya leaves can be for your health, but we’re here to show you why papaya leaves are our favorite source of daily healthy goodness.

So let’s break it down to what you should know about papaya leaves. 

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5 Unique & Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

2017 is the year to be your best self and keep a resolution or two. Here are a few unique & healthy New Year's resolutions picked for you!

We all know that this time of the year is when we start to look ahead to the next 12 months, and brainstorm ways in which to better ourselves. I’m sure you all are already wonderful people inside and out, but it still never hurts to understand your weaknesses and improve upon them. It’s great to have self-reflection throughout the year, say at the end of every month, but we understand how busy lives can be and how easily it can be to forget about it. A lot of us only feel inspired enough to make big changes in our life at the New Year or after another birthday. 

And that’s okay. The passing of time can be a great motivator to remind you that there’s no time like the present. Tomorrow is not guaranteed and we may as well make the best of our lives and our time on this planet while we can. 2016 was a hard year for a lot of people, in some ways in seems like nothing went right. There are a lot of ways to make 2017 a better year for yourself and for those around you. 

There are our top 5 picks for unique & healthy New Year’s resolutions for 2017. 

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A Look at Our Papaya Leaf Extracts & Why They’re So Good For You!

A Guide to Papaya Leaf Extracts and What You Need to Know About Them 

Our Papaya Leaf Extracts were some of our first products at Herbal Papaya and continue to be our best selling products. We’ve talked on this blog about the benefits of Papaya Seeds and even Papaya Fruit, like green and ripe papaya. However, we haven’t really dived into explaining in detail why we love our papaya leaf products as well. 

A lot of you may already know some of the benefits that papaya leaves offer, but we urge you to read through to the end of this post. You may learn a few new things about this magical part of the fruit that you didn’t realize before. There are so many nutritious goodies packed into each and every leaf, and our extracts aim to keep as much of that powerful health boost as possible. This is what you should know about papaya leaf and our papaya leaf extracts as a whole. 

A Look at Our Papaya Leaf Extracts & Why They're So Good For You

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How to De-Stress around the Holidays

The best ways to reduce holiday stress levels & focus on the important things this December

The holidays can be a great time to appreciate what you’ve accomplished and experienced in the past year. It can be the perfect time to celebrate family and friends and show your love for those who you’re closest too. The holidays are a time for good food, good company, and reflection. Unfortunately, they can also be a time of increased stress.

Why are the holidays so stressful? Maybe it’s because it’s the end of another year and marking the passing of time can be overwhelming for some. There’s also a lot of pressure we put on ourselves to be our best selves at this time of the year. 

That could be for family gatherings, with some family members that you don’t get along with all that well. That could be for romantic couples, putting the unneeded pressure on themselves to find perfect Christmas gifts for each other. Or it could be putting pressure on yourself to come up with the perfect New Year’s resolutions and follow through with them. Sometimes the stress simply comes from an increase in crowds and holiday travel.  

Because most people have similar mindsets and/or problems when it comes to the holidays, it creates a frenzied and rushed energy. Everyone feels like they don’t have enough time, and we often forget to take a moment to just relax and think about where our stress is really coming from. 

We wanted to put together a list of our favorite recommendations from top bloggers to de-stress this holiday season. One less person that’s stressed this December means less negative energy being put forth during the holidays, and that’s always a good thing! 

How to De-Stress around the Holidays

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