Thursday, May 30, 2013

Now stocking Nature's Way Coconut Oil

Herbs First has added Nature’s Way Coconut Oil to the website and it is stocked in our warehouse, so it can ship with your herb order. This is a great chance for people that have not used coconut oil to try it in the smaller size.  When you experience the health benefits of this wonderful oil you will want to get the gallon size which is more economical. My family easily goes through 4 gallons of coconut oil a year - we love it!

Nature's Way Coconut Oil    Nature’s Way extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil is available in 16 oz and 32 oz. These are a convenient size for the kitchen or bathroom. Everything I cook tastes better than it ever did before. I use coconut oil in every recipe that needs oil.  If there is butter and oil in a recipe, then I use both butter and coconut oil.  If it just says oil in a recipe then I just use the coconut oil.  Coconut oil is solid below 76 degrees and liquid above. Coconut oil has a longer shelf life than most oils, making it the perfect oil for storage. 

BFC Oiintment with Coconut Oil    I have been using coconut oil for five years.  I never would have thought that I would eat so much oil because I was cutting oil out of my diet before.  Coconut oil is quickly used by the body, so no fear of weight gain eating this oil.  I use coconut oil in all of my cooking and baking, as well as on my skin. I just made a big batch of BF&C Ointment and ended up with 13 cups of ointment out of one pound of BFC cut and less than a gallon of oil. This will last my family quite a few years. Learn how to make it at this link.

Nature's Way liquid Coconut Oil    Herbs First also now stocks Nature’s Way liquid coconut oil.  This is the same as fractionated coconut oil that I like to use as a carrier oil for essential oils.  Since it stays liquid it can be used in salad dressings, a great oil to use when you want a nice light tasting oil.  Use it in all of your favorite recipes, in skin care and more.  A great choice when you need a liquid oil.

To learn more about the health benefits of coconut oil here.

To buy Nature’s Way Coconut Oil click here.

To buy coconut oil by the 1/2 gallon and gallons with $10.00 flat rate shipping for up to 4 gallons of oil click here.

Have a great month!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

What herbs do you use to retain your natural hair color?

   I am a people watcher and over the years always noticed that women that color their hair look younger than the women that let it go gray.  I hadn’t really decided what I would do when the time came, but knew that I would prefer my hair to stay its natural color. I never liked the idea of dying my hair and don’t like how it looks when people have the big gray stripe growing and growing until they dye it again.  I also dislike the smell of the dye and the thought of using chemicals never appealed to me.
    Dr. Christopher has the answer for every problem and he happens to talk about it in the Herb Lectures CD’s.  Yarrow is the herb he talks about using as a hair rinse.  He tells the story of women he knew that had beautiful strawberry blonde hair that over the years went white.  She came in one day to see him and her hair was back to strawberry blonde.  She quickly mentioned that she didn’t dye it, she was reading over her notes about using the yarrow tea as a rinse to bring the color back.  She was so happy that it really worked! He also talked about a latino man who had gone gray who used it to bring his hair back to black.

     I have been using the BF&C Hair & Scalp Massage Oil along the front of my hairline for the past year or so for thinning hair.  I started to notice that I was getting less and less white hair along with the new hair growth.  I decided that I needed to do more for the rest of my hair.  I had in my notes that Rosemary tea works well for darker hair and I happened to have some of the whole herb.  I call my hair sparkly - my hair is coming in white here and there. It wasn’t bad, but getting more and more sparkly.  I decided that since I had the Rosemary I would give it a try.  I made a tea in the usual way, 1 tsp herb to 8 oz. of water.  I put the tea in an old conditioner bottle along with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.  Lemon juice could also be used instead of the vinegar, it is a great replacement for conditioner. It detangles the hair folicles, seals the cuticle, and balances the hair’s pH balance.  I use the Rosemary & Vinegar instead of conditioner. After shampooing with Dr Christopher's BF&C Shampoo I put the Rosemary tea on my hair. I leave it in while I finish my shower and rinse it out at the end.  People have been noticing the difference and asking me what I am doing.  Hopefully adding the Rosemary tea rinse will complete the job! 

    This is so inexpensive and easy to do! So much quicker and easier than dye, and my hair will stay the same color all the time. An 8 oz. bag of either tea from Western Botanicals at Herbs First costs about the same as a box of dye and will last a lot longer!  I mix up a cup of tea and it will last me about 5 days.  It would be fun to hear back how many people try this and how long it takes for their natural color to return.  I am thrilled at the prospect of keeping my natural hair color for life!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Do it yourself healing success stories...

The thing I like most about using natural medicine at home is when something happens we can take care of the problem right away, instead of having to go to see a doctor.  Our early experiences were with ear infections.  Having gone the doctor route at first with our son and with his ears never getting better it was a relief to finally find Western Botanicals  Herbal Ear Drops that ended that cycle.  We built up his immune system with home made Anti-Plague (Dr Christopher's Super Garlic Immune Syrup) and he became our healthy one. 

Lavender Essential Oil     My niece  had an experience a few weeks ago when her little 16 month old son was suddenly crying hysterically. She found that a wasp had gotten under his shirt and had stung him quite a few times.  She has been using the essential oils lately and grabbed the lavender essential oil and put it on his tummy and rubbed it around. Within seconds he settled right down and was fine.  It is great to see nieces and nephews learning more and using these great products with their families.

    Lavender essential oil soothes bites, itching and inflammation.  It is a well known burn remedy, cooling the burn and aiding in healing without scarring.  Use it on sunburns to soothe and heal without peeling.  It is a very relaxing oil, use in the bath, use it with fractionated coconut oil on the shoulders, massage it in and feel the muscles relax.  Put it on your kids pillow at night and they will quickly fall asleep.  Use it when you don’t know what to use, what do you have to lose?

    Another niece told me that her ten year old son is going through one of those clumsy stages and tripped one night badly scuffing and bruising his leg.  She put the Garden Essence Blue blend on his leg and in the morning there was no sign of the injury from the night before.  She diffuses Garden Essence X-Plague all winter long to keep the bugs away and it does a good job of things and smells great too!

    I like to keep a roller bottle of Garden Essence Blue mixed with fractionated coconut oil on my night stand because sometimes  I wake up during the night with my neck hurting.  I’ll roll it around my neck and shoulders and rub it in and drift back to a good night’s sleep. 

    My cousin will order three of the 4 oz. jars of Dr Christophr's Complete Tissue and Bone Ointment at a time.  They use it liberally on boo boos that happen with their four kids.  She is starting to use the essentail oils and loves how quickly and effectively they work.  She loves the quality of the oils and the affordable pricing that makes it easy to have on hand for her family. 

    What are your success stories?  If you don’t have any, then now is time to get started.  Check out our sale pricing on all of the products we carry. Order some and start having your own success stories! 

Have a great month!