Resources

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Here are some of the resources that we list in our articles or that we use and recommend for your family to stock up on for continuous practices.

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Kitchen

Instant Pot

Great for so many different uses, ranging from yogurt to bone broth. You won’t regret getting one.

Instant Pot Silicone Rings

Since food smells eventually permeate your Instant Pot seal ring, keep different rings for flavor-sensitive foods like yogurt.

Fat Separator

This separator works well for separating fat from bone broth while still hot, unless you like more fat in your broth.

Half-Gallon Mason Jars

We love storing liquids in mason jars, including bone broth, green juice, and larger fermented veggie batches.

Fine Mesh Strainer

We recommend this for straining bone broth to catch smaller bits that a larger strainer won’t catch.

Liquid Stevia

Our sweetener of choice when the kids want sweeter yogurt or drinks like lemonade or chocolate milk. No glycemic response.

Yogurt Strainer

This is a must-have for making your own yogurt, unless you like thin, soupy yogurt. It allows you to adjust yogurt consistency to how you like, including Greek yogurt.

Instant Pot Steamer

Super handy for making hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot, or steaming anything else, for that matter.

Swing Top Bottles

Highly recommended for making your own kombucha at the final bottling stage, to increase carbonation. Good for bottling any other fermented drinks as well.

One-Gallon Jars

Great size for starting out with making your own kombucha. Buy at least two jars for continuous brewing.

Large Rubber Bands

You will need large rubber bands to secure your cloth lid to your jars when brewing your own kombucha.

Organic Black Tea

We use this black tea for making kombucha. Organic, economical, and produces good results.

Fermentation Glass Weights

The easiest way to weigh down your vegetables when doing vegetable fermentation. Highly recommended for your fermentation projects.

One-Quart Mason Jars

We obviously love our mason jars! Recommended size for making and storing sourdough starter. Also, for smaller fermentation projects, like pickled vegetables.

Fermenter Lids

Highly recommended for making fermented foods, like pickles. Eliminates your need to constantly release gas from your mason jars.

Kitchen Scale

A kitchen scale is a must-have in any kitchen. Particularly with baking, measuring in metrics produces way better results, but a scale also ensures accuracy for other uses, like fermentation.

Organic Dried Elderberries

It’s best to have a supply of dried elderberries in your pantry year-round, so that you can easily make elderberry syrup at the threat or start of illness.

Silicone Gummy Molds

Safe, non-toxic material that allows you to make healthy gelatin molds at home. Can be used in the freezer, too, like for making healthy elderberry or yogurt snacks. Kids enjoy filling the shapes and eating the results!

Bamboo Dish Ware

Awesome, non-toxic dish ware for children (or adults, if you want alternatives to glass). Although bamboo dish ware usually isn’t microwavable, it can hold both hot and cold foods.

Stainless Steel Dish Ware

Another great alternative to toxic plastic for kids’ dish ware. These bowls have silicone shells to insulate against possibly extreme temperatures from the food within.

Silicon Kid Cups

A non-toxic alternative to plastic sippy cups with vibrant colors that kids love. The straws are also made of silicone, so are resilient to multiple uses.


Lifestyle

Yoga Mat

This yoga mat is thick to give extra padding against hard floors and grippy to prevent sliding during yoga. Also, the alignment lines are handy to guide you in placing your feet for certain poses.

Yoga Blocks

Yoga blocks are a good tool to have on hand for certain poses that require more flexibility than you can give, or to elevate different body parts to stretch different muscles.

100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil

As touted in our article on natural relaxation techniques, lavender is proven to calm your mind and improve sleep quality. This oil is 100% lavender essential oil.

100% Pure Bergamot Essential Oil

Like lavender, bergamot is also proven to reduce stress and calm your mind. This oil is 100% bergamot essential oil.

100% Pure Yuzu Essential Oil

The scent of yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit, has been proven to have a calming and relaxing effect. Pure yuzu essential oil is not as common to find, but this oil is actually 100% pure yuzu essential oil.

Essential Oil Diffuser

An essential oil diffuser is a great way to disperse essential oils into the air, so that you can continuously appreciate and benefit from a scent. This diffuser can run for up to 12 hours.


Gardening

Seed Starting Tray

These seed starting trays work great, and are affordable. The set comes with 10 trays, labels for your seeds, draining trays, and domes to preserve the humidity. We’ve had a lot of luck germinating seeds in these trays.

Cloth Pots

These specific pots are 3 gallons each, but you can get larger or smaller pots, depending on what you’re planting. I’ve successfully grown vegetables in cloth pots when I lacked larger planting mediums. The handles make the pots easy to move, and the cloth increases the likelihood of healthy roots.

Nursery Pots

This pots are a great size to transplant seedlings after they outgrow their starter trays. They are just big enough to allow your seedlings adequate growth before transplanting into the ground or a larger garden bed, but not so big to make maintenance tedious.