Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Three Squirts Resolves Month Long Laryngitis


Herbal Throat Soothe    I was talking to a friend at church the other day and noticed that she has quite a bad case of laryngitis. She said that it had been going on for a month and that three anti-biotics hadn’t done anything for it. When I got home I just couldn’t stop thinking about her, and knowing that I had something that could help I got out a new 1 oz. spray bottle and put some of Western Botanicals Herbal Throat Soothe in it and took it over to her. She asked if it tasted bad and I said it wasn’t too bad and to just give it a try.

    A few hours later I was got a facebook personal message: “I cannot believe this after a month of NO VOICE  three squirts later I have a voice. There is no way but it's true I woke up from a nap and came out and started talking. I stopped looked at Dale (her husband) and we both laughed and said no way. I can't thank you enough for the voodoo brew. I'm shocked. I did gag the first squirt LOL.  I'm not good at weird tasting stuff. But I'm a believer!”

    Another message she posted on my facebook page: “Thank you~thank you . I'm laying in bed scratching Jovi (her dog) and talking OUT LOUD to her just to make sure I really do have a voice - after almost a month I can talk !!!! I don't know what was in your special recipe, but I have a voice finally. So happy!”

Herbal Throat Spray    Western Botanicals Herbal Throat Soothe is available in 4 oz, 8 oz & 16 oz. bottles and Herbal Throat Spray is a 1 oz bottle. Western Botanicals Herbal Throat Soothe/Spray are identical and contain a powerful combination of herbs specially formulated to provide soothing immune support for your throat health. Herbal Throat Soothe/Spray soothes tight, irritated, inflamed throats, and is an effective cough suppressant and expectorant. This unique formula will relieve a sore throat while facilitating faster recovery.

    I’m glad I had something on hand that could help my friend, and I had no idea it would help that fast! I keep the spray bottle by my bed and it helps this time of year with the yucky throat I sometimes get with allergy season! This is just one of the great formulas that we carry from Western Botanicalsl Click to view Western Botaniccals Quick Reference Guide to see all the wonderful healing formulas.
     
Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Natural Remedies for Pain and Inflammation

    My husband and I have gotten into biking since last August and we just love it! This year I got a new seat and didn’t realize that it was too far forward for me. My knees started hurting and I finally just put the old seat back on until I get things figured out. Unfortunately my knees were still bothering me and I figured out through a web search that I have runner’s knee, aka patella-femoral pain syndrome. This is pain in the kneecap and it is not fun. In order to heal I would have to stop cycling for awhile to let it heal. I didn't like that plan but decided to take a few days off and eat some healing “foods” to get my knees back to feeling better.

Western Botanicals Turmeric Combo    In reading about Western Botanicals Turmeric Combo I felt it would work the best to heal the pain and inflammation.  The Turmeric Combo contains: Turmeric, Frankincense, Ginger Root, White Willow Bark, Devils Club Root, Lobelia and Cayenne which are all wonderful herbs on their own, but in this formula they work synergistically together for quick relief. I am truly impressed with pain relief that I have had with just a few days on this formula. This has been a big seller at Herbs First and now I know why! I plan on taking until the healing is complete.
Garden Essence Oils Pain Anti Inflammatory blend
    I am also treating my knees topically with my Coconut oil based BF&C ointment with Garden Essence’s Pain Anti-Inflammatory oil blend mixed in. Using the ointment with the Pain-Anti-Inflammatory blend and taking the Turmeric Combo the pain very slight when I tap on my knee caps. I only had to take a few days off to get the healing going and have no pain while riding and I am even taking my grandson with me in the bike trailer!

    I love how fast the herbs and oils worked to relieve the pain and get me cycling again! I try to stay away from doctors and having the herbs and oils on hand for quick healing makes this possible!
     
Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Herbs For Seasonal Allergies


Locust Tree    The lovely tree pictured is in my back yard and is in full “pollen bloom”.  With this pollen in the air it means sneezing, watery itchy eyes, runny nose, itchy irritated throat, all similar to common cold symptoms to make your life miserable. Too many people suffer with this every year and the prescription and over the counter medications cause drowsiness to make things even worse. There are many herbal formulas available that treat the sysmptoms without all the bad side effects of medication.

Dr. Christopher's ImmucalmDr. Christopher's Immucalm/Kid-e-Soothe has been a great one for us over the years to calm the itchiness that drives you crazy.  It is great for allergy flare-ups, arthritis, allergic reactions, bug bites and stings, etc. Often our immune systems work against us and Immucalm gets right to work calming and soothing the reaction.

Western Botanicals ImmuSoothe
Western Botanicals ImmuSoothe helps calm the onslaught of numerous symptoms all at once: runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, sneezing, and sinus congestion. Many of the natural ingredients found in this soothing formula are known to have a calming effect on the body's immune system. Give your immune system the boost it needs, especially when fighting off seasonal allergies.

Western Botanicals Seasonal Sinus formulaWestern Botanicals Seasonal Sinus formula works quickly to relieve the symptoms without the side affects, relieves sinus congestion and draining associated with allergies. It is also an immune booster to fight bacterial and viral infections, because sometimes you think it is allergies when it is a cold.

Dr Christopher's Sinus Plus
Sinus Plus works really well to clear up the Sinus congestion, especially when combined with the Sinus & Lung extract. This very powerful formula consists of Brigham tea, Horseradish, and Cayenne and acts like a catalyst to Sinus Plus Formula capsules.


Western Botanicals Herbal Throat SprayWestern Botanicals Herbal Throat Soothe was made with the perfect blend of natural herbs to help relieve an itchy or scratchy throat. It can also assist in soothing a nasty cough, and is available in a handy spray bottle, sold as Herbal Throat Spray which helps get this soothing blend right to the throat, where it is needed most.


Western Botanicals Herbal Snuff The herbs in Western Botanicals Herbal Snuff can relieve head pressure and clear your sinuses. Herbal Snuff works quickly and effectively. If you need a fast-acting, deep-cleansing simple solution, Herbal Snuff will give you results! If you are brave enough to try it you will love it!


   I have noticed that with my change in diet I don’t have nearly the problems with seasonal allergies that I used to have, and I have less symptoms every year. I saw the biggest difference when I got off of sugar, so I would highly recommend looking at a diet change if you are tired of dealing with this problem year after year.
     
Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Herbs to use instead of Viagra

    As men age gradual changes occur in sexual functioning. Levels of the male sex hormone testosterone tend to decrease, reducing sex drive “libido” and other male reproductive function. My husband has been having difficulty with this and we have been trying different combinations of herbs to fix the problem.  We have finally come up with a couple of formulas that work for him.
Dr. Christopher's Male Tonic
    Dr. Christopher's Male Tonic formula has been used historically to support the reproductive functions of the male body. My husband takes the Male Tonic 2 capsules twice a day. We had hoped that this one formula would be all he needed, but as sometimes is the case, he needed more help.
Western Botanicals Sensual Enchancement Formula
    Western Botanicals Sensual Enhancement formula supports sexual desire, energy and performance and is formulated to assist with a heightened sense of sexual arousal. My husband tried to use this formula just on nights when he wanted it, but found that just the occasional use of the formula did not create the effect he needed. When he started taking 2 capsules every evening then at the times when he had the desire the full function is happening.

    Everyone is different and so this is something that people need to experiment with to determine what will work for them. Such as trying the formulas separate, together, and the number of dosages needed per day to get the function you desire.

Dr. Christopher's Male Tonic formula is available in capsules.

Western Botanicals Sensual Enhancement formula is available in capsules, extract 2 oz & 4 oz and syrup 2 oz. & 4 oz.

Thank you for supporting our family owned business. Orders over $25.00 are receiving a discount on shipping, the more you order, the more you save!
     
Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Need some extra Brain Power for final exams or work?

Garden Essenence Oils B-Power oil blend    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 often associated with mental fatigue after a long day at school or work. This blend supports healthy brain function. Ideal to use for students during testing and workers that need an extra boost to help get through big projects.

Below are the ingredients and what their function is in B-Power essential oil blend.

Cedarwood: calming and grounding.

Sandalwood: calming, emotionally balancing, often used for stress.

Frankincense: helps to uplift mood and helps with calming.

Melissa: revitalizing yet soothing and calming making it good to ease stress.

Blue Cypress: promotes mental clarity and focus, and is excellent for use during times where deep concentration is needed.

Lavender: eliminates nervous tension.

Helichrysum: strengthens and protects nerves.


You can order B-Power in 5 ml. and 15 ml. sizes  and 66 other essential oil blends, as well as 90 single essential oils at Herbs First.




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

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Monday, March 27, 2017

Lemongrass Essential Oil, so many uses and so affordable too!

Garden Essence Oils LemongrassGarden Essence Oils Lemongrass essential oil is used to detox lymph and cellulite and cleanse oily skin and hair. Lemongrass essential oil gives relief from stomach disorders, insomnia, respiratory disorders, fever, aches, infections, rheumatism and edema.  The defensive antioxidant activity of the lemongrass essential oil protects against antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Here are some of the uses of Lemongrass Essential Oil.

Acne: Lemongrass is both astringent and antimicrobial which will help to resolve acne. Add one drop to a little coconut oil and dab on blemishes twice a day.

Athlete’s Foot:  Lemongrass essential oil can help fight fungal skin infections, use a drop of oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil and rub on feet several times a day.

Body aches: Lemongrass essential oil helps in alleviating the pain and discomfort caused by headaches and migraines due to its analgesic properties. The phytonutrients present in it improve the blood circulation and help in relieving spasms, muscle cramps, sprains, and back aches. It is valuable in treating sports wounds, including dislocations, internal injuries and bruises.

Cellular Health: Lemongrass possesses antioxidant qualities that help in protecting the body cells from the oxygen-derived free radicals. It also helps in the cleansing of blood and strengthens the spleen to discard the tarnished red blood cells. It supports the function of the thymus gland which helps to produce white blood cells. It helps in stimulating regeneration of cells. The folate and potassium content in the stem and leaves of lemongrass aids in DNA synthesis and promotes cell division.

Detoxification: Lemongrass essential oil helps in cleansing and flushing harmful toxic wastes out of the body, as a result of its diuretic properties. Detoxification helps in better regulation of various organs of the body, including the liver and kidney, while also helping to lower the levels of uric acid. The diuretic effect of lemongrass helps in increasing the quantity and frequency of urination, which helps in maintaining digestive health, eliminating accrued fats, and assisting in maintaining a clean system.

Edema: Lemongrass essential oil is effective in curing the condition of water retention or edema. It has a cleansing effect on lymphatic congestion and helps to soothe the swelling.

Fatigue: Mix a few drops of lemongrass oil with a teaspoon of coconut oil and massage into temples. This works wonders to give a natural energy boost.

Fever Reducer:  Lemongrass can help to fight infections that cause fevers and toxins. Add a few drops to carrier oil and apply to the back of neck, chest and the bottom of feet.

Headache Relief: Apply several drops of oil to temples at first sign of a headache.

Heartburn: Mix several drops of Lemongrass with coconut oil and rub over the throat and chest area for relief.

High Blood Pressure: Because lemongrass oil is a vasodilator it can help reduce blood pressure and clear plaque from the arteries.

Infections: Lemongrass essential oil works as an antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-fungal, and is effective in treating infections such as ringworm, sores, Athlete’s Foot, candida, scabies, and urinary tract infections, by inhibiting the growth of pathogens.

Insomnia: The calming quality of lemongrass essential oil helps to relieve anxiety, irritability and is helpful in calming the muscles and nerves.  This can help improve the duration of sleep and the quality. Add a few drops of lemongrass essential oil to the bottom of feet before bed.

Mood Enhancement: The fresh and earthy scent of Lemongrass makes it a great addition to a diffuser. Lemongrass oil can boost confidence, mental health and help to keep depression at bay.

Muscle Relaxant: Make a lemongrass massage oil that will work to reduce inflammation and bring relief to sore muscles.  Add 6 drops of lemongrass essential oil to one ounce of carrier oil and massage gently into affected areas.

Nervous System: Lemongrass essential oil is a nervine and has been proven to be an excellent tonic for the nervous system. It stimulates the mind and helps in combating convulsions, nervousness, vertigo and various neuronal disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. It is used in therapeutic baths, which assist in calming the nerves and help in alleviating the symptoms of anxiety and fatigue caused by stress.

Respiratory Disorder: Lemongrass essential oil is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine for its healing effects in treating coughs and colds. Helps in providing relief from nasal blockages, flu and other respiratory disorders such as bronchial asthma.

Rheumatism: Lemongrass is effective in relieving the pain and discomfort caused by rheumatism. It can be applied topically on both lumbago and sprains and helps in relieving neuralgia and other painful conditions.

Skin Care: Lemongrass essential oil has been treasured as a skin tonic and makes an effective cleanser for oily or acne-prone skin, due to its astringent and antiseptic qualities. It helps in strengthening the skin tissues and toning up the pores while also sterilizing them. Always use a carrier oil with Lemongrass.

Stomach Disorders: Studies have shown that Lemongrass essential oil has anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties which help fight the infections caused by various pathogens such as Helicobacter pylori and Escherichia coli.

Topical Pain Relief: with its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, Lemongrass essential oil offers immediate pain relief while reducing inflammation.  Add 2 drops of lemongrass to one teaspoon of carrier oil and use where needed.

It amazes me all the different ways that Lemongrass essential oil can be used. One little bottle that costs less than $8.00 and has so many uses! It smells great too. Be sure to add it to your order today!


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

Have a great month!
Kathryn

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