Three ways to incorporate dandelions into your home and kitchen

Wild dandelions, often seen as pesky weeds, are a versatile and nutritious ingredient that can be used in dozens of ways. Packed with vitamins and minerals, every part of the dandelion, from root to flower, offers unique flavors and health benefits. Below we’ve highlighted three innovative ways to incorporate these resilient plants into your home […]

Five products to keep you cozy this winter

As the winter chill sets in, creating a warm and cozy haven becomes essential for embracing the season with comfort and joy. In this curated list of five winter essentials, we explore the transformative power of SweetGrass Trading Company products to make your home inviting and warm. Whether you seek the flickering ambiance of a […]

Five health benefits of extra-virgin olive oil 

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Olive oil is renowned for its potential health benefits, attributed to its rich content of monounsaturated fats and powerful antioxidants. This remarkable oil also possesses anti-inflammatory properties that further contribute to its positive effects on health.   Below are five ways that olive oil can benefit your health. Purchase your own bottle of high-quality Seka Hills […]

Pinon Pine: How can I use it and what are its benefits?

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Pinon Pine has been used for thousands of years by Indigenous people. The trees grow primarily in the Southwest, especially in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah. Pinon Pine trees are most known for yielding edible pine nuts, a staple in Indigenous cooking.   Because Pinon Pine trees thrive in dry climates, they don’t require a […]

Five products to combat spring allergies 

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The weather is warming up, the birds are singing, and Spring is in the air…but so is the pollen that causes uncomfortable symptoms such as a runny, itchy nose, coughing and watery eyes. Luckily, we have quite a few products that can help relieve some of those symptoms, so you can get out and enjoy the […]

Bison Star Naturals

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Bison Star Naturals was founded in 2018 by Angelo (Taos Pueblo) and Jacquelene McHorse. The husband-and-wife team met in 2007 while they were both freshman at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Before opening Bison Star Naturals, Angelo managed a local farm and served as a wildlife ranger, while Jacquelene worked in dental offices, animal […]

Five tips to healthier skin this winter 

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Dry indoor heat and low humidity levels can starve your skin of moisture and leave it feeling dull, dry and itchy. Luckily, we have several products that can help heal and moisturize your skin, helping you feel refreshed and radiant!  Refresh dull, tired skin with a blue corn face mask This Blue Corn Face Mask gently […]

Summer skincare must-haves 

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Heat, allergies, bug bites, sunburns…the summer months may be filled with vacations and adventure, but they’re not always kind to our skin! Luckily, we have an array of products that can help keep you moisturized, cleansed and glowing through the dry summer season!  Blue corn face mask  The summer heat and humidity can clog up […]

The Nizhoni Soap Company

The Nizhoni Soap Company

The Nizhoni Soap Company was founded in July 2019 by now 12-year-old Kamia Begay. She and her parents, Rhianna Brown and the late Tom Begay, decided to start the business to share their all-natural Navajo Native American scents with the world.   Kamia is in charge of her entire brand, with the help of her mother and a handful of employees.  She makes all […]

Magic Star Sage

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SweetGrass is proud to offer sage from Magic Star sage, a Cherokee-owned business from Sacramento, California. Owner Narey Keomorakoth founded the business in 1998.  Keomorakoth started the business because she wanted to share the plant medicine and its blessings. She and her family began harvesting sage on their five acres of land in Northern California. From cutting the fresh plants to handcrafting and tying the […]

Three ways to use honey in your beauty and skincare routine

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Most people know honey is great as a natural sweetener in your tea or drizzled on top of your frybread. But did you know you can use honey to get shinier hair and healthier skin? Shop our Ioway Bee Farm natural honey on our website and try some of these beauty hacks below.   Use honey as a face mask Raw honey boasts various […]

Haipazaza Phezuta

Haipazaza-Phezuta

Haipazaza Phezuta is an online store offering natural beauty and wellness products. The company was founded in 2016 by T and Tipiziwin Tolman (right). The couple decided to forego any store-bought baby products for their children and instead turned to traditional Lakota medicine to treat children’s eczema. All their products are made using organic, natural ingredients.   T is mixed […]

Little Hands Hawaii

Little Hands Hawaii

Little Hands Hawaii was founded in 2011 when Rosalyn Ardoin and Michael Koenigs welcomed their first daughter into the world. As Rosalyn, a registered nurse, was shopping for sunscreen for her new baby, she began to realize that the “natural” sunscreens in health stores were full of toxic chemicals and ingredients she couldn’t even pronounce.   […]

Bee pollen: What is it and how do I use it?

Ioway Bee Farms bee pollen

Most of us know about the health benefits of raw, organic honey products. But what about bee pollen? What is it and how can it be used? Bee pollen is a mixture of flower pollen, nectar, enzymes, wax, honey and bee secretions. Honey bees collect pollen from wild plants and flowers and bring it back […]

Sakari Botanicals

Spring Alaska Olson looking at plants

Sakari Botanicals was founded in 2014 by Spring Alaska Olson, under the Department of Agriculture’s USDA Inter-Tribal Agricultural Council. The word “Sakari” means “sweet” in the traditional Inupiaq language  Olson uses traditional practices she learned from her Inuit family to grow local plants, flowers and herbs and create oils, salves, teas, and more.  Olson grew […]

ArXotica: Natural Bath & Body Company

Sparck triplets

ArXotica, a natural bath and beauty company, was founded by triplets Michelle, Cika and Amy Sparck in Bethel, Alaska. The sisters grew up in Chevak, a small Alaskan village surrounded by the Arctic tundra near Kokecheck Bay, which leads to the Bering Sea. The area known as Kashunak, is a vast, treeless land mass that […]