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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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*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!

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!
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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.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Make Your Own BF&C Ointment with Christopher's bulk herbs and more!

    Many people are not aware that Dr. Christopher’s Formulas are available in bulk. We sell quite a bit of the bulk formulas and often people will email saying, “I just bought _____ formula, what do I do with it?” It is always best to have a plan when you buy any bulk herbs.

empty capsules    Powdered herbs can be capsulized, mixed into juice or water, or made into a poultice. 1/2 tsp. is about equal to two ‘0’ sized capsules. Some formulas taste ok in juice, but many are strong and people find them hard to get down. Capsulizing would be the thing to do if '0' sized capsule machineyou can’t handle the taste of herbs. A 16 oz. bag of powdered herbs will make 1500 ‘0’ sized capsules, which is equal to 15 bottles and is the common size in majority of the Christopher products. If you have a hard time with the smaller capsules the 16 oz. bag will make 1000 ‘00’ sized capsules. We sell empty capsules as well as a handy capsulizing machine. Be sure to order the capsules that fit the machine you have or are going to buy, as they are not interchangeable.

    Cut herbs are used to make extracts, syrups, teas, ointments and oils. I make my own BF&C oil/ointment using coconut oil as the base because I have problems with the ointments that have bees wax in them. Coconut oil is healing in itself, so making BF&C ointment (Complete Tissue & Bone Formula) with it makes it even that much better! The downside is that it is liquid over 76 degrees, so we have to remember to be careful not to spill
when we open the jar it in the warmer weather.

making BF&C Ointment    It is easy to make the ointments, oils, extracts and syrups. I am making BF& C Ointent here, and Dr. Christopher's cut BF&C formula 16 oz. bag fills a little less than half of this gallon bottle. 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 will stir it about three times a day and keep it heated for about 48 hours. You can go anywhere 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 old dehydrator. This amount of ointment will last my family about three years using it liberally.
I strained it after it cooled a bit and bottled it into two jars. I keep it in my basement which is cooler.  Coconut has a long shelf life and I have never had a batch of my home-made BF&C ointment go rancid.

Herbal Preparations DVD and book set    BF&C cut is commonly used to make a fomentation, which is a concentrated tea that is soaked in a flannel cloth and wrapped onto the area that needs healing. Some people opt to use the ointment or oil vs going through the work and mess of making a fomentation, both work well.

    Learn how to make all kinds of herbal preparations in the Herbal Preparations and Natural Therapies book and DVD set, it makes a great gift.

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!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Essential Oils are Healing

Garden Essence Oils NutmegSpice Essential oils are uplifting and stimulating, improving circulation and digestion. As a circulatory stimulant they reduce bruising. They detoxify organs and muscle tissues, and are antispasmodic and pain relieving. As a digestive stimulant, they aid in indigestion, nausea and constipation. Spice Oils are strong antiviral and antibacterial and have the ability to boost the immune system. Basil, Black Pepper, Caraway, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Juniper and Nutmeg are spice essential oils.

Garden Essence Oils PeppermintHerb Essential Oils work on the mind to induce deep relaxation. They are excellent for stress related to mental and emotional trauma and are uplifting and stimulating. Oils such as Marjoram, Melissa and Clary Sage are deeply sedating and act as a nerve tonic. Peppermint is warming in winter, and cooling in summer.  Rosemary, Sage and Thyme are excellent for hair growth, dandruff and other hair and scalp disorders. Basil, Clary Sage, Fennel, Hyssop, Marjoram, Melissa, Oregano, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme are herb essential oils.

Garden Essence Oils NeroiiFlower Essential Oils work on the spirit and are relaxing, soothing and tranquillizing. They are the perfect choice for stress. Neroli and Chamomile (Roman) are perfect for teenagers battling to cope with life. These oils are also aphrodisiacs and are good for imbalances related to the reproductive system.
GeraniumLavender, and Ylang Ylang are also flower essential oils.

Garden Essence Oils OrangeCitrus Essential Oils are antiseptic and excellent for infections, which range from urinary tract to respiratory illness such as colds, flu, bronchitis and  pneumonia. Citrus oils are relaxing and relieve stress and can be used by children and pregnant women. They are cleansing oils, detoxifying the body and reducing weight, while dealing with cellulite as well. They have a cleansing effect on the digestive system and its organs. Good for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and blend well with tree oils for these conditions.
Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange and Tangerine are citrus essential oils.

Garden Essence Oils NiaouliTree Essential Oils are high in antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral properties and are ideal for fungal, viral and infection related conditions. From athlete’s foot, candida, ringworm to respiratory infections such as the common cold, influenza and pneumonia. Tree oils are excellent in treating any infection involving other systems of the body such as cystitis or nephritis in the urinary system; meningitis in the nervous system; colitis or pancreatitis in the digestive system. They are good at getting stagnant things moving such as constipation, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, mucus. Good for chronic and acute allergy related conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, hayfever, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, etc. They are mild pain relievers and blend well with spice oils which are pain relievers as well. Cajeput, Camphor, Cassia, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Niaouli, Petitgrain, Pine, Rosewood, Sandalwood and Tea Tree are tree essential oils.

Garden Essence OIls BenzoinGum Oils come from trees and have the same properties as tree oils being antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral. They are cell rejuvenators and are quite beneficial in the treatment of wrinkles for mature skins. Gum oils blend well with tree and citrus oils in the treatment of respiratory and skin infections or inflammation. Benzoin, Frankincense and Myrrh are gum oils.

Garden Essence Oils LemongrassGrass Oils are insect repellents and tone the skin. These oils blend well with citrus and flower oils to aid in healing stretch marks. They are relaxing, soothing and toning. Citronella, Lemongrass and Palmarosa are grass oils.
roller bottles
Pure Essential oils are easy to use and have been a great way for us to add another form of natural healing to our home.  I love being able to take care of myself and my family with natural products that are never harmful and always helpful in maintaining the health of my family.  Be sure to purchase roller bottles and spray bottles, they make using the oils so easy.  

Garden Essence Oils are affordably priced therapeutic grade oils. Order online at Herbs First, phone in your order 801-228-1901, or email me with an questions.

Have a great month!