Indigenous herbal tea

Founded by Carrie Armstrong and guided by traditional teachings, Mother Earth Essentials shares the wisdom of nature through its products.

Enjoy a calming cuppa tea steeped in Canadian tradition to help unwind.

Mother Earth Essentials

Can’t sleep? You’re not alone. According to Statistics Canada, 50 per cent of us have trouble going to sleep and staying asleep. A nice cuppa from Mother Earth Essentials may help.

Carrie Armstrong, from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, worked with her grandmother and Elders, including Francis Whiskeyjack, to create her line of hair care, candles, lotions and body washes. While she concentrates on bath and beauty products, she also has some fine teas, including Dream Herbal Tea, a relaxing blend of mint, chamomile and lavender.

Armstrong came up with the idea for her business when she was teaching at Edmonton’s Amiskwaciy Academy, where she used traditional plants to help connect students to their roots. The business, she says, is about helping to save traditional knowledge that was threatened by her family’s residential school experiences. Learn more online at

Dream Herbal Tea | Mother Earth Essentials Online Store, The Banff Trading Post, Bragg Creek Trading Post and Alberta’s Own Marketplace in Canmore | $18