Friday, March 17, 2017

Bentonite Clay - Eat It and Wear It


Bentonite Clay in dog bowl of water    We first learned about using Bentonite Clay about two years ago. We have used it off and on and lately my mantra has become, if I don’t know what to do, use clay! The best part is, every time I have been stuck and not known what to do and used the clay it worked!  My dog was obviously not feeling well this weekend and after a day of not eating and throwing up I finally just mixed the clay in with her water. I don’t think she drank very much of it, but the next day she was feeling much better and the day after that was back to her old self and saved us a trip to the vet.

small jar of Bentonite Clay    I like to keep a small jar of clay to use on my face. I love how it makes my face look and feel and for pennies over you can buy at the store. Having this little jar saved me on our recent trip. I had a huge zit break out on the side of my nose that was quite painful. I applied the clay several times a day and it kept the problem to a minimum and cleared up quickly.

Bentonite Clay jarWe keep a large jar of clay to use for bigger problems. I recently had a rash on the back of my knee and had been trying everything we had from the Coconut Oil based BF&C ointment, essential oils and grape seed extract. Nothing was working and it became very red, inflamed and painful. My husband finally suggested using the clay and he applied it to the back of my knee two nights in a row and it got it calmed down to the point where the ointment could do its work. 

    Clay has been used for thousands of years to prevent and cure ailments.  It is very effective in removing toxins from the body including radiation, clearing up dysentery, food poisoning diarrhea and other digestive problems. Bentonite Clay is very alkaline and is very useful in neutralizing heartburn, reflux, and upset stomachs.  It contains over 60 trace minerals and makes a wonderful electrolyte replacement that helps with hydration.  To use, put one teaspoon of clay in a large glass of water and mix.  Let it sit for 30 minutes, mix and drink the clay, or let it settle to the bottom of the glass overnight and drink the liquid and throw out the clay.  Drink lots of water to help flush out the toxins it is collecting. The dry clay can also be capsulized.

    We were amazed to learn about the external uses of Bentonite Clay to heal burns, road rash, broken bones, sprains, insect bites including brown recluse spider bites, ear aches, infections including MRSA and more.

Western Botanicals Bentonite Clay    After two years we are sold on using the clay, especially when we don’t know what else to do. The Western Botanicals Bentonite Clay we sell is from the Redmond Clay company. I like to keep several bags on hand as they won't go bad.  Buy some and see what it will do for your family!

    Hydrated Bentonite Clay is made with two parts water to one part clay. To prepare the clay pour one cup of dry clay powder into a quart-size glass jar. Add a cup of water and pour it into the jar, then put the lid on the  jar and shake vigorously. Add another cup of water to the mixture, shake it again, and leave it on the counter  overnight.  By morning the clay will be fully hydrated and ready for use, with a consistency similar to mustard. I always have some wet clay on hand for immediate use in time of need.

Read our past newsletter about Bentonite Clay. Follow this link to a great PDF booklet from Redmond Clay telling more uses of the clay as well as some great photos.

Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Quick and affordable way to heal an ear infection fast!

    When our kids were little and before we were into natural medicine every doctor’s appointment seemed to be for an ear infection. The worst part was that it would crop up on Friday night about 10:00 o’clock, and there was no “Instacare” back then. My son had such issues that he lost some hearing in both ears due to the problem.
Western Botanicals Herbal Ear Drops    Once we learned about Herbal Ear Drops the doctor visits stopped and the infection problems were cleared up overnight. Western Botanicals Herbal Ear Drops cost less than $20.00 delivered, and a bottle will last two years if kept in the refrigerator. As soon as we realized that our child had an ear infection we would put a few drops in their ear canal, covered with a cotton ball. Within a few minutes they would be peacefully back to sleep and would be fine in the morning. I would always follow up with a dose in their ear the following evening and everything was fine after that. Herbal Ear Drops contain Garlic bulb, Mullein leaf and flower, Lobelia herb and seed, pure Olive Oil and is so soothing and healing.
    Is an ounce of prevention worth about $20.00 to you? This little bottle will save you far more than that if you have kids or grandkids in the home. I sure wish we had known sooner about this great formula. Order some today!
     
Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Headache Formula great for emotional issues too!


Western Botanicals Headache Formula
I had a great experience with Western Botanicals Headache Formula in December. I had been going through some emotional issues and my head really wasn't in a good place. I woke up in the night with a very bad headache and I went into the kitchen and grabbed the Headache Formula. I took two and went back to bed and within about 15 minutes I felt a shift in my brain that totally changed my thought processes. I couldn't believe the difference how I felt emotionally and how much better I have done since then. It was such a relief to have the shift happen. I read through the ingredients and what they are good for and really feel like it was providence that I got a headache and took this formula. We all go through trials and I'm glad to have found something to help me through these difficult times.
Western Botanicals Formulas

We have many favorite Western Botanicals formulas that we use as a family and we are stocking up with the sale. Herbs First Quick Reference Guide page makes it quick and easy to see all the formulas at a glance and the form they are available in. We know you will enjoy using these formulas as much as we do!

Orders over $25.00 are receiving a discount on shipping, the more you order, the cheaper the shipping.
     
Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Monday, December 5, 2016

Introducing B-Power Essential Oil Blend


B-Power by Garden Essence Oils B-Power is an excellent blend of essential oils that is specifically designed to bring mental clarity and greater focus that is sometimes associated with mental fatigue or a long day at work. This blend supports healthy brain function.

Use it before a meeting or competition to give you that mental edge, or use it to help with focus during meditation.

Ingredients: Cedarwood, sandalwood, frankincense, melissa, blue cypress, lavender, and helichrysum.

Cedarwood gives a sense of security, is calming, purifying and grounding

Sandalwood is calming, emotionally balancing, and is used for stress and unwinding

Frankincense helps to uplift mood and brings feelings of relaxation.

Melissa is supportive of immune system function, is strengthening, revitalizing yet soothing and calming making it good to ease stress.

Blue Cypress is helpful in curing nearly all types of spasms, is sedative, promotes mental clarity and focus, and is excellent for use during times where deep concentration is needed.

Lavender eliminates nervous tension, relieves pain, and enhances blood circulation.

Helichrysum keeps your nervous system in order, strengthens it and protects it from disorders. strengthens and protects nerves.

We hope you enjoy using B-Power blend and many of the other single oils and oil blends to keep your family healhty.
     
Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Ugh, Sinus Infection

    Both my husband and I could feel something coming on over the weekend and unfortunately we did get sick.  I had been taking my homemade Anti-Plague all weekend and it was keeping my sinus passages clear during the day, but when I laid down at night nothing good was happening.

Garden Essence Oils Repiratory Congestion    I know a lot of people that suffer with Sinus Infections but I have never had one. By Monday I had lost my sense of smell and had to call someone and ask if losing your sense of smell was a sign of a Sinus Infection and they confirmed that it was. I got out my netipot and added some colloidal silver to it and used it a several times to help fight the infection, as well as taking more Anti Plague which is the same as Dr. Christopher’s Super Garlic Immune Formula. I also went to my Chiropractor and he did a cranial adjustment that was magic to relieve the pressure in my head. I am also using the Garden Essence Respiratory Congestion blend, so weird to not be able to smell it, but I know it is doing me good to use it!

    I feel much better today than I did yesterday and will continue doing all three until things are cleared up! I like having a variety of herbs and oils available so that when something crops up, and it always does, I’m ready! Oh, and by the way, my bottle of Anti-Plague is from a batch I made back in April of 2000! You can learn how to make it here, and note that I was talking about the old bottle of Anti Plague in the blog post. I haven't touched the 2011 batch yet, but will break into it by tomorrow when I finish up this old bottle!

Dr. Christopher's Super Garlic Immune Formula    Now is the time to stock up on winter remedies. The Super Garlic Immune Formula tends to have availability problems once winter hits, so stock up now so that you have it when you need it! There has already been a lot of "yuk" going around, so keep your supplies stocked so that you can handle what ever comes your way!


Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Garden Essence Oil blend for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs as a result of compression of the median nerve, which runs from the forearm through a passageway in the wrist (carpal tunnel) to the hand. Swelling inside the wrist causes the compression in carpal tunnel causing symptoms of numbness, tingling, and pain in the thumb and first three fingers of the hand.

    Carpal tunnel syndrome usually responds well to aromatherapy massage.  Essential oils containing analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties help ease the discomfort. Carpel Tunnel blend of essential oils is especially effective in treating mild to moderate symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome that do not require surgical treatment. Essential oil therapy is considered safer than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroid injections.

Garden Essence Oils - Carpal Tunnel BlendCarpal Tunnel Blend contains: Rosemary, Peppermint, Ravensara, Sandalwood, Helichrysum Ginger.

Rosemary is pain relieving and helpful for arthritis and rheumatism.

Peppermint reduces pain and inflammation.

The analgesic property of Ravensara essential oil makes it an effective remedy for carpal tunnel. Ravensara facilitates the removal of waste substances and toxins from the body, treats improper blood and lymph circulation, fatigue, and pain in muscles and joints.

Sandalwood relieves muscle spasms. One of sandalwood’s most important uses is to sedate the nervous system, so it helps to reduce nerve pain.

Helichrysum oil helps to repair tissue.

Ginger aids in circulation.
     
Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Citrus Essential Oils prevent cancer and more!

    Citrus essential oils have been used for centuries for relief from colds and flu. These oils have also been used for cleansing, purification, digestion, skin complaints, disinfecting and so on.

    Citrus essential oils contain an interesting array of natural phytochemicals that have anti-cancer properties. Scientists have been studying the phytochemicals found in citrus essential oils for decades.

    At first it was thought that the anti-cancer activity of citrus essential oil was mainly due to the high levels of antioxidants they contained. Closer inspection found that it had mainly to do with one special phytochemical found in citrus known as limonene. There are now over 200 research studies on limonene discussing its anti-cancer benefits.

Limonene Content in Citrus Essential Oils

Grapefruit essential oil: 88-95% limonene
Lemon essential oil: 59-73% limonene
Lime essential oil: 50-60% limonene
Orange essential oil: 85-96% limonene
Tangerine essential oil: 85-93% limonene


Grapefruit Essenital Oil    Put a drop or two of grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, or tangerine essential oil into your water to encourage the elimination of wastes and toxins as well as a cancer prevention. The limonene content stimulates white blood cell production, improves the body’s ability to combat infection, and helps to detoxify the liver. *

    Feeling stressed or depressed? Just open the lid of your favorite citrus essential oil and breathe it in. Grapefruit is uplifting and helps with depression, increases self-esteem and bolsters confidence. Lemon calms nervousness. Lime is helpful for apathy, anxiety, nervousness, depression, Lemon Essential Oilslistlessness and refreshes tired mind. Orange helps to balance the emotions, either relaxing or stimulating as needed. Tangerine refreshes and brings clarity of thought.

    My son carried around a bottle of lemon essential oil in his pocket when he was in junior high school. It was a great way for him to treat himself using something that he wouldn’t get in trouble for bringing to school. I’m sure other kids benefited every time he took it out to smell it.

Orange Essenital Oil    A breast cancer coach recommends: To improve breast health I recommend massaging the breasts daily using a combination of a favorite citrus essential oil with either frankincense, lavender, or sandalwood. A few drops of each mixed with a carrier oil is sufficient.*

Citrus Essential Oils are very affordable and easy to use. They are my favorites of any of the oils and have many more properties besides the ones we have talked about here. If you haven’t used essential oils yet, order a few to try. It won’t take long for you to get hooked on these amazing natural healing oils.
     
Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Dissolving Kidney Stones and Gall Stones


stone dissolve tea    Western Botanicals  Stone Dissolve Tea has been a big seller and works great to dissolve all kinds of stones in the body. People will contact me complaining that it didn’t work, and in asking them about how they took it, most often they didn’t follow the program. No surprise here, but you have to take it more than one day for it to work, even for many weeks or months depending on the severity of the problem.

    Stone Dissolve Tea is famous for its action as a dissolvent for calculi (stones). Used as directed it will dissolve stones in the kidneys and entire urinary tract. It will also assist in the removal of gall bladder stones. It sis soothing to inflamed tissue and assists smooth and painless release of the stones. The success of this herbal routine has been documented with pre and post x-rays and has helped many avoid surgery.

Suggested Use:

Day 1: place 4 tablespoons of dry herbs into two 32 oz. glass containers and fill with pure, unfiltered apple juice. Cover and allow to sit overnight refrigerated. The next morning heat one container of liquid to a boil, leaving the second container refrigerated. Allow heated tea to cool, strain and then drink the entire quart throughout the day, along with an additional 32 oz. of purified water throughout the day.

Day 2-3: Bring 2nd quart of liquid to a boil, allow to cool and strain. Consume over the next two days, (16 oz. each day) drinking an additional 32 oz of fresh, unfiltered apple juice on these two days.

Day 4: Do a juice fast by consuming 64 oz. of fresh juice (your choice) and 64 oz. of pure water. Do not eat any foods on this day, only consume the juice and water.

Repeat this program at one week intervals until stones are gone. If pain from stones increases or is prolonged, consultation with a competent Western Botanicals Liver/gall bladder formula
healthcare professional is advised.

    We have a close family member who was suffering from Gall Stones and was in immense pain. Surgery was not an option and she called asking for help. We sent her Stone Dissolve Tea along with Western Botanicals Liver/Gall Bladder Formula. She had to follow the stone dissolve program for four weeks straight to get the stones to dissolve. She has changed her diet and is off sugar and other junk foods, takes the Liver/Gall Bladder Formula and says that she is feeling great.


     Another family member is a school teacher and when school started again he decided to cut down on drinking water so he wouldn't have to take so many bathroom breaks. He was hit with kidney stones and started drinking the Stone Dissolve Tea and drinking more water again. He was able to pass the two stones within a few days and has done well since then. He swears he will never stop drinking water and knows the importance of drinking a lot of water every day.

You can order these formulas as well as many others online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Fight Inflammation with Western Botanicals Turmeric Combo


Turmeric Combo    Western Botanicals Turmeric Combo has become a big seller on our website due to the fact that so many people are suffering from inflammation. Turmeric Combo is effective in dramatically reducing pain and inflammation.

    Inflammation has long been known to play a role in many diseases like asthma, arthritis and Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and Parkinson’s disease. Western Botanicals Turmeric Combo was formerly called Anti-Inflammation Formula and is effective in dramatically reducing pain and inflammation. The herbs used are some of the safest available and can be used on a long-term basis without worry of interfering or reacting to other nutrients or drugs. The herbs in this formula are great stand alone herbs for pain and inflammation, and when combined together are synergistically more effective.

    Joint pain or arthritis can begin as a result of injury, repetitive actions that cause stress on a particular joint, an autoimmune disease, or just as a result of age and the general wear and tear associated to it. Over time, the cartilage in the joints can begin to wear away. Cartilage is what makes the movement in the joints smooth; without it the bones will actually rub together causing pain, stiffness and inflammation (swelling). Inflammation is meant to be a healthy response where the white blood cells and chemicals in our body attempt to fight off infection or viruses. Chronic pain and inflammation that is not associated with an infection or virus is not good. Fortunately, there are some wonderful herbs that have long been used to combat pain and inflammation.

    Inflammation is triggered in the body through an unhealthy diet of foods such as corn oil, soybean oil, trans fats & hydrogenated fats, sugar, refined carbohydrates, pasteurized dairy and conventional meats.  Dr. Christopher taught his patients the proper diet to regain health, and people that followed it got well. There are more sick people today than he would have ever imagined. We need to learn how to eat right by getting off the foods that are giving us pain and misery!
Traci’s Transformational Health Principles
     Traci’s Transformational Health Principles: School of Natural Healing Special Edition book with Recipes on CD, will walk you through each step at a time laying a foundation of true health through nutritious and tasty foods. All the recipes are included in the CD. Now you will know what is healthy and why, and have recipes to prepare the foods you learn about. It is time to get on board and make the diet change to bring you the health you desire! Take an extra 15% off when you order this book in August.

Happy Birthday    August is Herbs First's Birthday month - we have been in business for 19 years! Wish us HappyBirthday in the coupon code when you check out for an additional 5% off our already great prices! Just our way of saying thank you to our wonderful customers! You are the best!


Order online at Herbs First, phone in your order 801-228-1901, or email me with an questions.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Finished Homemade BF&C Ointment


Home made BFC Ointment    I thought I would share the finished product of my homemade BFC Ointment that I made a few weeks ago. I'll put the directions below so that it is all together in one post if you want to give it a try. These jars are 42 ounces each. The one on the left I put in the fridge to solidify and the one on the right is the liquid form. Coconut oil is white when it is hard and clear when it is liquid, so you can see the difference with the herbs infused into it solid and liquid. This amount will last my husband and I three years or so. We use it liberally on our joints daily. I use it on my face, neck and upper chest at night as a beauty regime. We'll use it on bruises and other problem areas, overworked muscles or anywhere we are feeling pain. I make my own because I am allergic to the beeswax that is in ointments. BFC stands for Bone, Flesh and Cartilage - the most amazing wonderful ointment that heals about anything that might happen. 

    You get so much more for your money when you make it yourself. The 84 ounces of ointment that I made would be equal to 21 of the 4 oz. jars of Complete Tissue and Bone Ointment, that in 2016 retail for $23.75, and we sell them for $15.44 each. Retail for 21 bottles is $498.75 and our discounted price is $324.24. That is a lot of money and I wouldn't recommend buying that many because it would go rancid before you could use that much! A bag of BF&C cut costs $28.44 and add in the cost of the oil and you can see that you are way under $100.00 to make your own ointment adding in what you pay for your oil. If you are worried about using that much, get together with a few friends and split it. It is worth it!

Making BFand C OIntment    It is easy to make your own BFC Ointment  All you need is  Dr. Christopher's cut BFC formula and the oil of your choice. I like to use Coconut oil because it has its own medicinal value and has a long shelf life. The 16 oz. bag of cut BF&C fills a little less than half of this gallon bottle. Sorry, it is hard to see in the photo - but the rule of thumb is to fill the bottle 1/3 to 1/2 with herbs and then fill the rest of the bottle with oil. I was able to use about 3 1/2 quarts of coconut oil and then I put it into my dehydrator at 105 degrees. I stir it about three times a day and keep it heated for about 48 hours. You can go
making BF&C Ointmentanywhere from 12 to 48 hours.  I do the maximum to extract everything I can out of the herbs. If I lived in a warm climate I would just leave it outside for a few days, but since we are in Utah and the nights are below 76 degrees I find it best to use my dehydrator.  I strained it after it cooled a bit and bottled it into the two jars. I keep it in my basement which is cool.  Coconut has a long shelf life and I have never had a batch of my home-made BFC ointment go rancid, so I highly recommend using Coconut oil!

You can find Dr. Christopher’s bulk formulas at Herbs First.


Order online at Herbs First, phone in your order 801-228-1901, or email me with an questions.

Have a great month!
Kathryn