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The case of the mystery tincture

Always label your herbs! But just in case you forget, here’s how to identify St. John’s Wort tincture and infused oil. When in doubt, throw it out!

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Working hard to find the perfect recipe

Kate Miller and Katy Able (with Arwen Ek behind the camera) at our greenhouse elixir tasting party at Alpine Botanicals last night! Believe it or not, it took the three of us two hours to perfect six amazing recipes for…

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Alpine Botanicals opens in downtown Nederland!

Last March, in celebration of the Spring Equinox, Nederland’s first artisan apothecary had it’s grand opening party. Nearly a hundred people streamed through the doors to enjoy healthy snacks, herbal teas, and to take in the sights, sounds, and smells…

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Cleansing is more than green smoothies…

When you think about “Spring Cleansing” what typically comes to mind is a harsh dietary regimen of green smoothies, fiber drinks, sour vinegar, and some kind of strange concoction with cayenne pepper and lemon juice. But here at the Homestead,…

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How to beat cabin fever

I recently asked some of the local, holistic practitioners in our area to weigh in on the phenomenon of Cabin Fever, Winter Blues, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Aiyanah of Intuitive Evolution in Black Hawk has first-hand experience with SAD:…

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Watch this 4 minute video: what an amazing year for the Homestead!

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Big things in store for the Homestead in 2016

Dear friends, Thank you for your support and encouragement during our annual fundraiser! Here’s what some of you had to say about why YOU endorse the Homestead: “The Holistic Homestead is a true blessing from above.  Arwen , the Goddess…

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