Natural Living: Benefits of Copper

Our Auntie Oti copper tumblers are made in India from high quality copper. Put by your bedisde to ensure you get your water intake in or use as a vase for some pretty blooms!

Drinking from copper vessels is an ancient Ayurvedic practice, as it has many wonderful health benefits.

DIGESTIVE AID | Copper helps cleanse stomach, regulates the working of your liver and kidneys, and promotes good absorption of minerals from food.

REDUCE INFLAMMATION | Thanks to the antimicrobial elements of copper, it helps reduce inflammation in the body.

HAPPY BRAIN | Copper helps in the synthesis of phospholipids that are essential for the formation of these myelin sheaths -- the stuff that gets your brain goin'!

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Mornings with Caynon Coffee

When seeking out products to sell at Wild Poppy Goods, having a brand be the right fit is just as important as the goods they produce. In this case, when I reached to Casey and Ally about selling their coffee, they offered to send me a bag to sample first. To be honest, I didn't need to try the coffee as I've heard raving reviews about it, but I did. And I was really impressed. My man, who's a professional barista trained by Heart Roasters, said these are some damn fine beans. And he is picky when it comes to coffee! :) Stay tuned for Canyon Coffee at Wild Poppy Goods... but for now, you can buy it on their site!

Photos by Taylor Kitto for Wild Poppy Goods

Spring Table: Dining Alfresco for Two

Taylor Kitto Wild Poppy Goods Wonder Valley Olive Oil

It has been a long winter for us here in Portland but Spring is finally just around the corner. Living here has made me appreciate how wonderful Spring is. Flowers are in bloom, Farmer's Markets are finally opening, and my favorite part -- being able to dine outside! Our back patio table is back in action. I love any opportunity to sit outside to eat -- doesn't it just make a meal feel much more special?

Taylor Kitto Wild Poppy Goods Wonder Valley Olive Oil
Taylor Kitto Wild Poppy Goods

Natural Living : Palo Santo

I am really big into implementing natural remedies and practices into my daily life. I have a difficult time winding down for sleep, as I tend to be a night owl and a morning person, so it's good to establish a bedtime routine. Mine involves a hot shower, writing a to-do list for the next day, and lighting a candle and/or using aromatherapy. I tend to stick to either using essential oils, Palo Santo, or Sage because other scents are just a bit too strong while these are pure with no added chemicals. For many years, Palo Santo has been used for it's cleansing and healing properties, and has been used to relieve symptoms of headaches, and inflammation. Plus, it smells really good. It has an almost citrus aroma with underlying notes of frankincense.  I sometimes actually prefer it over burning sage, because it's a much lighter scent while sage can lean to the smoky side (which can irritate my eyes). 

To use, simply light one end, hold at a 45 degree angle, allow to burn for about 30 seconds, then blow it out. It has a nice, delicate fragrance when placed around the house in an unburned pile as well! 

Now offering bundles of Palo Santo at Wild Poppy Goods! They are sustainably wild harvested from a reserve in Ecuador from naturally fallen trees and make for a wonderful gift!