Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Metabolism Oil Blend For Weightloss

Metabolism Oil
    People are interested in weight loss year-round. I focus on it usually the first of the year and am finding that here after the end of the summer I have gained a few pounds. I have started adding Metabolism to my water which really helps calm the cravings and help me get things back under control throughout the day.

Garden Essence Oils Metabalism blend contains: Grapefruit, Lemon, Ginger, Peppermint, Cinnamon Bark. Here is what each of the ingredients in this oil blend does.

Cinnamon oil
  • Balances blood sugar
  • Keeps insulin levels in check
  • Prevents the formation of fat cells
  • Speeds up metabolism
Ginger root oil
  • Aids willpower
  • Improves digestion
  • Enhances satiety
  • Helps to burn fat
Grapefruit oil

  • Cleansing
  • Curbs cravings
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Increases energy and endurance
  • Reduces abdominal fat accumulation
Lemon Oil
  • Cleansing
  • Suppresses weight gain
  • Increases energy
  • Enhances mood
  • Relieves pain
Peppermint oil 
  • Increases energy and mental alertness
  • Elevates mood
  • Aids digestion
  • Reduces appetite
    I am finding Metabolism to be a great way to get my cravings back in control and hope to have this weight off soon. 

    We now have index pages that make it easier to find what you need at Herbs First.  They can be found on the top green tab on the website under Brand Index and on the home page when you click on the brand logos below the green menu bar.  I'll put the links below so you can see what they are like:

Dr. Christopher's Index

Garden Essence Oils Index

Western Botanicals Formulas Index, note that there is a link for single extracts on the ink as well as bulk herbs.

Other great products Index

You can purchase Garden Essense Oils at Herbs First.

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

Have a great month!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Essential Oils for Emotions

We are fixing up our rental property so we can sell it and it has been a very stressful time for us. I was having a pretty bad day the day after I compiled the last newsletter. I reread what I had about the Basil and then used it. Wow, talk about amazing, the stress left my body very quickly and I was able to get on with what I had to do. Here is the write-up about Basil if you missed it.

    Basil essential oil increases the body’s natural response to both physical and emotional stress while conditioning the system to cope better.

    Basil essential oil soothes feelings of anxiety, overwhelm and exhaustion. Rub a couple of drops of high quality organic basil oil daily into forearms or the ear’s adrenal gland point at the tragus (the cartilage above your ear lobe) to bring balance to the adrenals.

Here are some other oils that work very well for emotions. I hope you find them useful.

Happy Memories

Release, Happy Memories, Belief, Inner-self, Geranium

Bergamot, Chamomile, Juniper, Lemon, Marjoram, Rosemary

Tranquility, Angel, Release, Neroli, BergamotChamomileFrankincense, Lavender, Orange, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Marjoram, Vetiver

Belief, Healing, Happy Memories, AngelFennel, Ginger, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Thyme

Forgiveness, Healing, Angel, Release, Happy Memories, Bergamot, Chamomile, Marjoram, Neroli

Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Lavender

Basil, Clary Sage, CypressPatchouli, Peppermint

Benzoin, Marjoram

ComposureAngel, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Coriander, Frankincense, Neroli, Orange, Vetiver

Angel, Tranquility, Grounding, HealingChamomileClary Sage, Geranium, JuniperLavender, Neroli, Ylang ylang

Happy Memories, Grounding, Healing, Tranquility

Happy Memories, OrangeBenzoin

Black Pepper, Ginger, Patchouli, Peppermint, Neroli, Ylang ylang

Happy Memories, Bergamot, Basil, Cedarwood Atlas, Chamomile, Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa, Neroli, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang ylang

You can purchase these and other Garden Essense Oils at Herbs First.
Order online, or phone in your order  801-228-1901.

Have a great month!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Adaptogen Essential Oils

   There is group of essential oils called adaptogens that are unique because they have opposing healing properties like being both stimulating and relaxing. They adapt to your needs.

    The use of adaptogen essential oils are pivotal for hormonal imbalances where glands may be under-functioning in one system, while over-functioning in another. Adaptogenic essential oils are capable of balancing opposing conditions without creating further imbalance, as many pharmaceuticals would cause. Using them together further strengthens their healing properties.

Seven Adaptogen Essential Oils For Hormone Balance
  1. Basil
  2. Clary Sage
  3. Geranium
  4. Lavender
  5. Lemon
  6. Lemongrass
  7. Myrtle
Balance the Adrenals with Basil and Lavender
    The adrenal glands are responsible for how people cope with stress. In trying to juggle a job, family and the demands of everyday life, people are likely to have overworked adrenals.

Cortisol, the “stress hormone” is produced by the adrenal glands and regulates the body’s response to stress. It works on a schedule — good sleep, starting at 10 pm, maximizes adrenal hormone function. Out of balance cortisol levels lead to:

•    feeling exhausted upon waking even after a long night’s sleep
•    high energy late in the evening or waking up at 2 or 3 in the morning
•    an inability to calmly deal with stress
•    food cravings
•    brain fog

    Basil essential oil increases the body’s natural response to both physical and emotional stress while conditioning the system to cope better.

Garden Essence Oils Basil    Basil essential oil soothes feelings of anxiety, overwhelm and exhaustion. Rub a couple of drops of high quality organic basil oil daily into forearms or the ear’s adrenal gland point at the tragus (the cartilage above your ear lobe) to bring balance to the adrenals.

Life is demanding — the key to adrenal balance is to allow yourself more restorative relaxation time and sleep. Improve the quality of your sleep with Lavender.

Thyroid Dysfunction and Myrtle and Lemongrass

    The thyroid controls important functions like the body’s metabolism and temperature regulation. Out of balance thyroid function symptoms include:

•    Depression
•    Uncontrollable weight gain or loss
•    Dry hair and skin
•    Cold or heat fluctuations
•    Insomnia

Garden Essencw Oils Myrtle    Myrtle oil is an adaptogen that can stimulate thyroid activity. Myrtle has the natural ability to balance and normalize hormonal imbalances of both the thyroid and ovaries, regardless of whether they are under or over performing.
Rub a few drops of organic myrtle oil into the big toe and the reflexology point for the thyroid located at the base of the foot in the fleshy area below the big toe. Another area where myrtle oil is effective is the thyroid area below the Adam’s apple, at the base of the throat.

    Magnify the thyroid-healing effect of myrtle oil by blending it with Lemongrass oil, another thyroid-boosting adaptogen, or alternate between each.

Ovary Balance with Lemon, Clary Sage and Geranium

    While menstruation and menopause are natural processes of womanhood, some of the side effects are not. The ovaries produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which when imbalanced, lead to several symptoms including:

•    PMS
•    infertility
•    difficult or irregular menstrual cycles
•    lowered libido
•    difficult menopausal symptoms like sweats and hot flashes

    Start the day with a simple liver detox to keep hormonal imbalances from wreaking havoc. The liver regulates the sex hormones, primarily estrogen. Add 2 – 3 drops of Lemon essential oil into a cup of warm water and drink it first thing in the morning.

    A Dutch study has found that the compounds in lemon peels, a large component of lemon essential oil, improve liver functions like hormone regulation by lowering liver cholesterol.

Garden Essence Oils Clary Sage    Clary Sage has been used since Medieval times to treat the list of symptoms above. It’s quite helpful in not only balancing hormones but for also relieving pain. Dilute a few drops a carrier oil and rub the dilution into the ankles daily. If menstrual cramps are painful, rub the mixture on the stomach and ovary area for pain relief. Add the adaptogen oil geranium to the blend to enhance pain relief.
To soothe PMS and other feminine discomforts, add a few drops of Clary Sage and Geranium to a warm bath and enjoy a soak.

    Hormonal imbalances can be treated with essential oils safely and holistically. As with all new health regimes, consult with a trusted practitioner and start gradually. Using these eight essential oils is an enjoyable way to work toward hormonal balance and better body, mind and spirit awareness.

You can purchase these and other Garden Essense Oils at Herbs First.

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

Have a great month!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Peppermint Essential Oil

Garden Essence Oils Peppermint Peppermint has got to be one of my all time favorite aromas as well as flavors, and it is an amazing healing essential oil.

Peppermint improves focus and concentration, diffuse during study time to help the kids get through their homework quicker!

Peppermint supports digestion, relieves cramps, indigestion, acid reflux, gas and nausea including morning sickness.

Peppermint relieves muscles aches and pains, very cooling and soothing!

Peppermint is anti-viral, smells good and fights the flu!

Peppermint is helpful for fighting respiratory and sinus infections, as well as a decongestant helping you to breathe better.

Peppermint fights bad breath.

Peppermint essential oil is a great oil to add to your natural medicine chest.

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

Have a great month!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Three Anti-Viral Herbs

We now have index pages to all of the products on the Herbs First home page. Click on the icons on the home page to access the index. We hope you enjoy the bulk herb index which will make it easy to find the herbs you need to order.

Astragalus root, is a powerful antiviral herb that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Its main use is to boost the body’s immune system making it useful in fighting the common cold and the flu. This is a mild tasting herb and the powder could easily be added to a smoothie or even in water for easy ingestion. Available in bulk, extract and capsules.

Elder Berry has a history of fighting infections including influenza, herpes, viral infections and bacterial infections. Use it to make a great tasting extract that everyone in your family will love. Extracts are easy to make and alcohol extracts last indefinitely if stored in a cool dark place. Available in bulk, extract and capsules.

Echinacea is one of the top-selling herbs of all time because it is beneficial for immune support and overall health. The phytochemicals in echinacea reduce viral infections.  Echinacea inhibits bacteria and viruses from penetrating healthy cells, which reduces the chance of contracting infections. I like to make a glycerine extract making it kid-friendly and easy for everyone in the family to ingest. I always have Echinacea on hand. Available in bulk, extract and capsules.

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

Have a great month!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Do you prefer Melaleuca or Tea Tree Oil?

    The species name of Tea Tree oil is Melaleuca alternifolia, so that was a trick question – they are one in the same!

Garden Essence Tea Tree OIl    We have a niece and her friend visiting with us, they came out for a church sponsored youth week. We picked them up from the event on Saturday and Jessie (not her real name) asked me if we had a doctor or nurse in our church. I asked why and she said showed me the worst infected zit I have ever seen. It was sitting under her glasses at the side of her nose, so luckily the glasses did a good job of hiding it!

    She had gone to the nurse the night before who had put a glob of Neosporin on it, and from the looks I could tell that it was quite painful. I mentioned that I would use Tea Tree oil on it in which my niece replied that they use that all the time at home. I had taught them about it quite a few years ago when my brother-in-law ended up in the hospital for a few days when a bug bite went haywire, turning into blood poisoning running up his leg!

    When we got back to the house I gave Jessie the Tea Tree oil to put on the zit. By morning it was much improved, the swelling was at least half way down and was no longer oozing pus. Today, Monday it was scabbing over and the swelling another halfway down from the day before. I should think by the time Saturday rolls around and they head back home that it will be completely healed.

    Tea Tree oil is anti-fungal, antibacterial, antibiotic, anti-microbial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory – what a list and what a great oil! I bought the 2 oz. bottle back in 2011 and we are on the last little bit of it. We have really gotten our monies worth out of it over the years, and in looking at the issues that other people have dealt with and the costs involved, the few dollars spent on a bottle is well worth it!

    My niece has some acne, so I made her a roller bottle with Tea Tree Oil, Lavender and Frankincense, mixed with Nature's Way Liquid Coconut Oil. Tea Tree oil helps the pours to stay clean due to all of its properties. Lavender reduces redness and helps blemishes recover faster. Frankincense helps to reduce the appearance of scars, controls sebum production, and tones skin. I’m excited to hear how it works for her.

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

Have a great month!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Do It Yourself, Insect Repellant Spray and Sunburn Spray

Garden Essence Oils, Pest-Away    I woke up in the middle of the night with an itch and realized it is bug bite season! In the morning I was able to rub my trusty roller bottle of Pest Away on it and that took care of the itch. I have put it on a throughout the day and the bump is going down. Pest Away is a nice little oil blend to have around. 

    To make a great insect repellant spray fill a bottle ½ with distilled water, the other ½ with vodka. Add 10 drops of Pest Away per ounce – the 1 oz. spray bottle will take 10 drops of Pest Away, the 4 oz. spray bottle will need 40 drops. This makes a great all-natural insect spray repellant. Spray liberally as needed.

    Make a roller bottle filled with fractionated coconut oil and 10 drops of Pest Away. Use it on the bites to help the itch and bump go away. Buy the spray bottles and roller bottles at this link.

    I use coconut oil on my body and it is has natural sun screen properties. If I end up getting slightly burned I rub more oil on my skin it tends to take the burn turn to a tan overnight. I don’t rely solely on this if I am going out swimming, but it works fine for just puttering around the yard and going on walks.

For a great sun burn spray mostly fill the 4 oz. spray bottle with Aloe Vera Gel, then add 15 drops Lavender Oil, 5 drops Peppermint oil, and open a vitamin E gel cap and drop in the oil.  Shake it up and leave it in the refrigerator. The coldness will help cool the burn, as will the Peppermint, and the Lavender is very healing. Use liberally!

FREE Roller Bottle, with $50.00 order. 
Put in "RollerBottle" as the coupon code.

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

Have a great month!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Garden Essence Oils, affordable and easy to use!

Garden Essence Oils Tea Tree Oil    When I first heard about Tea Tree Oil in the 70’s it was like the miracle cure for everything. You could buy it everywhere and could use it to take care of so many problems, the big ones being infections and fungus. In the past few years we are hearing of so many people getting an infection and going into the hospital, and when they aren’t able to get things under control with medications then they end up losing their limbs. I’m pretty tired of hearing about this happening when likely if they had treated the problem at home with Tea Tree Oil, aka Melaleuca, they would be whole today.

    Sometimes I will cut my thumb when I prepare vegetables for our meals. I nicked it the other night, it bled a little bit, I washed it and kept making dinner. A few hours later after getting the dishes done it was hurting, so I put a drop of Tea Tree oil on it. It immediately stopped hurting and I put some Complete Tissue and Bone ointment on it and went to bed. In the morning it looked and felt great, I only had to trim a small piece of dried skin and it has healed just fine.

    With all of the companies that are selling essential oils people are getting more curious about them. We have great pricing on the Garden Essence Oils and since they are not network marketed you are only paying for the oils and not multiple levels of people involved in the network.

    Essential oils are affordable, have a long shelf life and are easy to use. Essential oils should always be used with a carrier oil, so a small bottle may seem expensive, but when you use only 10 drops in a 10 ml roller bottle filled with carrier oil you can see how the bottle of pure oil will last a long time. Use 30 drops in the 1 oz. roller bottles, or if you re-use the essential oil bottles, a 15 ml bottle would need 15 drops of pure oil.  More tips on using oils.

Advanced Therapy Diffuser    Diffusing is a great way to use essential oils to treat the whole family. In the winter we diffuse X-Plague blend which contains oils that are very highly anti-viral and antiseptic, and smell so good too. Diffuse Orange oil when the kids come home from school. Orange is antiseptic & bactericidal which will help keep them healthy, and is also anti-depressant so I call it the happy oil, which is helpful when it is time for homework and chores.

    If you are new to oils just buy a few bottles and start using them. My favorite carrier oil is the fractionated coconut oil, the Nature’s Way 20 oz bottle is our best deal. Buy a six-pack of 10 ml. roller bottles and 2 pack of one ounce bottles and look through the oils and see what would be helpful to your family. Start using them and start stocking up so you have what you need. It is very empowering to be able to take care of yourself and your family.

FREE Roller Bottle, with $50.00 order. 
Put in "RollerBottle" as the coupon code.

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

Have a great month!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Candida and Leaky Gut Syndrome

Are you aware that Candida causes Leaky Gut Syndrome? Most doctors don’t understand the cause, so people are unable to heal from the problem. I had Candida for years and it would keep coming back on me as thrush in my mouth. After a very long time of dealing with this I finally got it under control.  Candida will always be in our body, but the key is to keep it in balance. You can read the protocol on the Herbal Legacy website, or the shortened version below.

Lets talk about diet first – DO NOT eat any sugar or alcohol in any form.  This includes all dairy, grains, and fruit because they will feed the candida.  Eat vegetable, nuts, seeds, sprouted legumes and if you choose to eat meat, eat grass fed clean meat.

#1 On the first two days drink 2 quarts of Black Walnut and Pau D’Arco tea. This is prepared by simmering the herbs in water for twenty minutes at the rate of one tablespoon of the combined herbs (equal parts) per cup of water.  Or an alternative would be to take five capsules five times a day of Dr. Christopher’s Intestinal Sweep Formula.  To avoid nausea during the killing off phase take digestive enzymes along with Dr. Christopher’s Lower Bowel formula to flush the Candida out of the system.

#2 For the next 14 day to coat, soothe and heal the lesions in the intestinal wall, take 5 capsules 5 times a day of Dr. Christopher’s Soothing Digestion formula, or one tablespoon of slippery elm gruel five times a day.  I mixed the slippery elm in a cup of water using a stick blender and drank it down before it thickend.

#3 – repeat step #1 for two days.

#4 – women take one Primadophils Optima for Women, men take three Primadophils Optima in the morning on an empty stomach to re-establish the flora in the gut. Do this for at least one week. I continue to take the Primadophils Optima for Women daily just to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

I had the candida for so many years that I had to do this program for five months to get it totally cleared up. I am happy to say that it has been over a year since I did my intensive program and it has not come back! 

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

Have a great month!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Garden Essence Oils for Pain Relief

    I like to have different remedies on hand because you never know when you are going to need them. A few weeks ago I bumped my thumb, and the joint between the thumb and wrist really started bothering me.  I woke up one day and my left hand was barely functional due to the pain in that joint. The least little movement was so bad I had to find something to stop the pain right now!

     I sorted through my growing pile of Garden Essence Oils to see what I had on hand that might work. I found that I had two oil blends that would be good, so I put 5 drops of each together in a little roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil as the base. I applied it and was amazed at how quickly the pain went away. I applied the oil often on the first day and a couple times a day the next few days after. It has been a few weeks now and there is absolutely no pain in that joint. Here is what I used:

    No-Mo-Pain: Birch, Helichrysum, Clove and Peppermint. Birch has aspirin-like properties and the other oils are powerful anti-inflammatories. This blend helps to reduce pain, headaches, swelling, and stimulates the area and is used for quicker healing.
    Pain Anti-inflammatory: Spruce, Black Pepper, Hyssop, Peppermint, Helichrysum.  This blend helps to calm nerves and soothe muscles and joints.

    These Garden Essence Oil blends worked very well together. The past few days I have been using it on a spot on my back with the same great results.  I will definitely keep a roller bottle with these two in it and use it where I feel pain. A quick and easy way to treat an area for immediate relief!

Note that for the "little" roller bottle, which is 10 ml in size use a total of 10 drops essential oil filled with carrier oil. For the larger 1 oz. roller bottle use a total of 30 drops of essential oil of choice.

    HCG ezTrim is still available at Herbs First.  Instructions on the diet are included with the bottle, no information will be posted on the site.

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

Have a great month!