DIY Moon Dust / by lee tilghman

Moon dusts are powders sold in jars that contain a specific blend of adaptogens to help a multitude of things. However, they can have a steep price starting at around $30 per jars. 

That's why today I'm sharing one of the best kept secrets in the health and wellness world, a company called Mountain Rose Herbs. They sell all their organic herbs and spices in bulk. Organic and wildcrafted when possible, so you're not skipping on quality. You save $ because you aren't paying for fancy packaging. They are also a fair trade company with a sustainable mission, so that's rad.

Buying my herbs in bulk is my secret to managing an expensive adaptogen habit. 

Mountain Rose Herbs bulk adaptogens start as low as $2.25 per ounce. That's about 70% less expensive than some other brands out on the market. 

Moon dust!

This DIY Moon Dust is one of my favorite things to add into my matcha lattes. It's energizing and great for the morning, so I do not recommend taking it at night or it could affect sleep. 

You can add this blend to a matcha latte, mix it into tea, or make your own adaptogenic lattes (lots of inspo for these in my caffine free week post!) This is an stimulating combination of herbs, so stick to it in your morning concoction. Remember to only add 1/4 tsp your first time trying out this blend, and ask your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, are breastfeeding or pregnant!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup astragalus root 
  • 1/4 cup rhodiola root
  • 3 medium size ginseng root knobs
  • 1/4 cup of eleuthero root powder *

* I had the powder form in bulk for eleuthero so I didn't blend this one- just added it to the dust!  

Instructions

Makes about 1 cup- this will last a long time.

  1. Blend each herb separately on high till it becomes powder (astragalus takes a little longer than the others) 
  2. Transfer into one air tight container
  3. Add the eleuthero root powder
  4. Mix it all up and enjoy 1/4 - 1/2 tsp at a time in your morning matcha, tea, or smoothie!
  5. Store in an airtight tinted glass jar for up to 6 months. if you don't have a tinted glass jar, wrap it with newspaper. 

 

This post was sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs. I am very thankful that such an ethical brand is supporting my mission to spread good health to you guys.