Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Alternative medicine is my family's affordable health care plan

    I am thankful that I live in a country that allows me to buy alternative medicine.  There are many countries where people no longer have this right.  I can’t imagine what would happen to my health if I did not have all of these wonderful herbs and essential oils to help keep me healthy.  I am also thankful for the extra sale we are having this month so I can stock up on the products my family loves to use.

    I was talking my niece Hollie recently and she mentioned that her son came home not feeling well after school.  She has a hard time getting him to take any herbs, but was able to rub his feet several times that evening with the Glandular Massage Oil and Garden Essence X-Plague combo.  In the morning he woke up feeling fine and was able to go to school.  I love this combo and will use it on my throat at night or any time I am feeling a sore throat coming on. Add 60 drops of X-Plague to the 2 oz. bottle of Glandular Massage Oil.  You get a lot for your money and lots of protection and healing for your family.

    Hollie has a special needs child that cannot use herbs due to her medical condition.  She diffuses oils during this time of year to help keep her daughter healthy and has avoided the hospital stays of the past.  The big favorite is again X-Plague which has highly anti-viral, antiseptic properties to help protect the body from the onset of flu, E-coli, colds, sore throats and more.

    Another blend that is good for colds, bronchitis, flu, sore throat and mucus congestion is Garden Essence Respiratory Congestion. I would make a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil or any other carrier oil, add 10 drops of Respiratory Congestion and apply on chest and feet as well as diffusing it into the air. This will be added protection for your family during the winter cold and flu season. We hope to be able to offer a great diffuser soon!  We’ll let you know!

    Here is a  great laundry combo to help fight the germs in clothing, soften the clothes and keep your front loading washer clean too! For a fraction of the cost use 1/2 cup white vinegar with 3 drops of Citrus Blend to kill the bacteria.  I didn’t have Citrus Blend so tried Garden Essensce Cleansing blend in my laundry.  Cleansing is a powerful antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, with sanitizing properties. Helps kill odors, bacteria, molds, fungus, anaerobic bacteria, mildew, cigarette smoke and other odors making it a great oil to use in the laundry. My laundry came out smelling fresh and the washer doesn't have that musty smell now!

    Cleansing is a great oil to diffuse or use topically in a roller bottle as described above.  You can purchase Cleansing and other Garden Essence single oils and oil blends at Herbs First where they are always on sale!


  1. Another thing I've just started using that I really love is to make my own hand sanitizer using the herbs. I wash and sanitize my hands so frequently that the skin cracks and bleeds. Most of the sanitizer that you purchase at the store has alcohol as one of the main ingredients, and that just makes my raw skin even worse.

    Here's what I made:
    Use a 4 oz amber spray bottle
    3.5 oz filtered water
    2 tsp pure aloe vera gel
    40-50 drops X-Plague essential oil

    One of the best parts is that this is completely non-toxic. I don't have to worry if I use it on my daughter and she puts her hands in her mouth. Plus my hands are soft instead of cracked and bleeding. Winner winner!

    The more I learn about oils, the more and more grateful I become. I am so glad that Herbs First offers such high quality oils at such a reasonable price.

    1. Nice! I should have asked you about that, thanks for sharing! I hate hand sanitizers, what a great homemade alternative!! Thank you!