Manuka Honey - What is it and What is it Good for?

Manuka Honey is a unique honey found in New Zealand and Australia. The Manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium) flowers for only 2-6 weeks of the year making it an extremely rare honey to produce.

Traditional medicine has used Manuka Honey for hundreds of years on a broad range of ailments like immunity, digestion, skin care, and oral health. One of it's powerful properties is a anti-bacterial compound called Methylglyoxal (MGO) - which is said to be responsible for the honey's healing properties. The high content of MGO can only be consistently found in Manuka honey.

Sustainable (and Safe) September: Sustainable Swaps

Climate change and plastic pollution are catastrophic problems that seem overwhelming. Can ordinary people actually do anything to make a significant impact? Yes! There are simple sustainable swaps that really make a difference in our environmental and future well-being.

Our stores are focused on sustainability by providing information and inspiration—all of us can make a difference with easy shifts in our daily lives. Join us in making real change and a real positive impact, one simple sustainable swap at a time.

Sustainable (& Safe) September 30 Day Challenge

Download Accessible Version of Sustainable and Safe Challenge Flyer - PDF Format

It's Sustainable September! Even though 2020 has been challenging for everyone, there is still room to improve our daily habits for the well-being of the environment and future generations. All month long we will share inspiration, facts, amazing deals, and even a few fun giveaways to encourage you to make sustainable life changes—taking into account that keeping yourself and your family healthy is crucial right now. 

Kailua "Aloha for our Neighbors" Hawaii Foodbank Drive

Down to Earth Organic & Natural will host an “Aloha for Our Neighbors” Hawaii Foodbank Drive from Friday, August 28, through Thursday, September 3, 2020 at its Kailua location at 573 Kailua Road.

To help show support for our neighbors, Down to Earth will match all donations (for a limited time) made during the “Aloha for Our Neighbors” Food Drive. Down to Earth will also arrange for all donations to be delivered to the Hawaii Foodbank. 

Fun Fungi Facts with Mālama Mushrooms

Over the years, functional or medicinal mushrooms have gotten more popular and we are stoked about it! Why? More and more studies have found that functional mushrooms could help with improving immune health, brain health, overall energy and help your body absorb more nutrients. Beyond cooking the mushrooms we're all familiar with - white, button, portabella - our nutrient dense fungi friends are now available in supplements, powders, and even chocolate! This might be where the mushroom varieties may become a little unfamiliar - Reishi, Turkey Tail, Tremella, etc.

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