Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Oils for Cold and Flu Season

Advanced Therapy Essential Oil Diffuser   
    We have had a lot of people over in the past few weeks for family gatherings. Many times people don’t like to miss out on these events and they come with sniffles and other ailments. We don’t want to share their illness, so we always keep our diffuser running. We use the Advanced Therapy Essential Oil Diffuser, this is the one where you can hook up the bottle right to the diffuser. I feel like this is the best kind of diffuser for big areas because it is diffusing the full strength oil into a micro-fine mist that treats the whole room. 

Garden Essence Oils X-Plague    This time of year I diffuse X-Plague because it highly anti-viral and antiseptic to help protect the body from the onset of flu, colds and sore throats. Cloves, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus radiata and Rosemary are the oils that makes it smell like Christmas in our home.

Other Essential Oils for cold and flu season:

Alpine – helps relieve nasal congestion.

Cleansing - Powerful antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and sanitizing properties.

Immuboost - Enhances immune system function. Also Immuboost Extra, and Spice

Immune - for building, strengthening, and protecting the body and supporting its defense mechanism.

Garden Essence Oils Respiratory ProblemsRespiratory Congestion - for Allergies, Colds, Bronchitis, Flu, Cold sores, Sinusitis, Sore throat, Mucus.

Respiratory Problems - pneumonia, upper respiratory problems, and especially useful for viral infections.

3 in 1 - Anti-bacterial and Anti Inflammatory, an excellent blend for strep, bacteria, viruses, etc.

Learn more ways to use essential oils.

Garden Essence Oils are therapeutic grade oils and always affordably priced at Herbs First. Order online or call in your order at 801-228-1901.

I enjoy using Garden Essence Oils and I hope you do too!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Frankincense and Myrhh, Oils For a King!

Frankincense and Myrrh are considered two of the top essential oils in the world. The Three Wise Men brought Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh to the baby Jesus.  Frankincense and Myrrh are very powerful forms of medicine and just as valued as gold due to their life saving properties.

Frankincense Essential OilFrankincense contains a compound called boswellia which has been shown to reduce inflammation and fight abnormal cell growth, including cancer. 

Frankincense is an immune stimulant and can alleviate colds and flu symptoms.

Frankincense has been used for nervous brain and mind. It treats anxiety, nervous tension, depression, nightmares, and fear of future. It produces a calm mental state and supports brain health. Used successfully for seizures.

Frankincense has been used for skin problems. It rejuvenates and treats anything from acne, balancing skin tone, treating age or liver spots, pimples and scars. It helps to smooth out wrinkles and is a tonic for all skin types.

Myrrh essential oilMyrrh is a very powerful essential oil that contains powerful antiseptic, antimicrobial properties.

Myrrh oil promotes healthy beautiful skin and protects the skin from sun damage because it is a natural sunscreen. 

Myrrh is used in mouth rinses for gum disease and gingivitis, and has been shown to be beneficial against tooth infections. 

I started taking Frankincense internally earlier this year due to its immune stimulating ability. I had a situation in my life that was affecting me emotionally, which ended up with physical symptoms as well. I feel much better now and can feel it when I forget to take it. I take 2 – 3 drops once a day. I put it directly in my mouth rubbing it around using my tongue being sure to get it under my tongue as well as the roof of my mouth, which helps it get quickly into the system. This has truly been a miracle in a bottle for me and considering how long a bottle lasts it has been an incredible value.

Garden Essence Oils are therapeutic grade oils and always affordably priced at
Herbs First.  Order online or phone in your order at 801-669-2380

Have a great month!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Western Botanicals Liver Detox Tea, not just for the liver!

Western Botanicals Liver Detox Tea    I am always thankful when I can learn something from a customer. I was working on an order for a woman on Friday and she was ordering four 16 oz. bags of Western Botanicals Liver Detox Tea. She said it was for her son and that it has saved his life. He is in the military and took it with him when he was stationed in the middle-eastern countries. She said that it helped him to stay healthy, and he never got sick in spite of all the toxins that he was exposed to. He was sick now because he run out and asked her to get him a lot, because he was sharing it with his buddies and they stayed healthy too.

    Western Botanicals Liver Detox Tea
is a delicious and satisfying herbal beverage, yet has numerous health benefits and is a powerful all-purpose herbal tonic. Liver Detox Tea acts to detoxify the liver, stimulate the entire digestive system, and cleanse the blood, skin, liver and gallbladder! As liver function improves energy will increase. Liver Detox Tea is also an excellent coffee replacement. It is a hot beverage, dark in color, and tastes great!

    The liver is responsible for handling most of our energy needs. It takes raw building blocks from food and breaks it down into basic nutritional components. The liver creates and stores sugars for both immediate and long-term energy use. If the liver is congested or diseased it will not receive or send out enough blood sugar and your energy will drop. Chronic lack of energy, especially after meals, could be the result of a sluggish liver.

    The liver is also vital in detoxifying and neutralizing toxins within the body, particularly as nutrients are absorbed from the digestive tract. Because our environment is full of stressful chemicals, such as food additives, preservatives, pesticides, herbicides, etc., it is vital that we have a healthy functioning liver.

Western Botanicals 16 oz. Liver Detox Tea retails for $42.10 and is on sale for $31.57. Liver Detox Tea  also comes in 5.5 oz. and 8 oz. sizes. Suggested usage is 4 cups per day. Soak 2 tbsp. dried herb in water for 4 to 8 hours, then bring to a slow boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain. Can be drunk hot or cold.

You can order online or call in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Are you ready to make some Anti-Plague?

Home made Anti-Plague    The biggest reason I started making my own Anti-Plague was due to the cost of the prepared product. Back when I was buying Anti-Plague I could only afford to get a 4 oz. bottle. This usually wasn’t enough to get me well, so I would end up going back to the herb shop a couple of times to buy more. When I was taking classes at The School of Natural Healing I talked some friends into making a 4 gallon batch of Anti-Plague and splitting it. I was sold after that because ours tasted just as bad as the store bought and worked just as good! This is a big project, but once you do it you realize if you can make Anti-Plague you can make anything!

comfrey plant

     The second reason that I like to make my own extracts and syrup is so that you can use the herbs you want in them. Herb companies are no longer able to produce any internal formulas with comfrey in it and I want my family to have the comfrey because it is an amazing herb! The photo is the comfrey that is growing in my yard.
     Dr. Christopher’s Anti-Plague Formula

Using 4 oz. as a part will make a little under a gallon. If you are buying one Anti-Plague kit it uses 4 oz. as a part.  Plan on the following:

8 parts apple cider vinegar - 32 oz.
5 parts glycerine - 20 oz.
5 parts honey - 20 oz.
2 parts garlic juice, fresh - 8 oz
2 parts comfrey root concentrate, use fresh if you have it - 8 oz.
1 part wormwood concentrate - 4 oz.
1 part lobelia leaf concentrate - 4 oz.
1 part marshmallow root concentrate - 4 oz.
1 part white oak bark concentrate - 4 oz.
1 part black walnut bark concentrate - 4 oz.
1 part mullein leaf concentrate - 4 oz.
1 part scullcap leaf concentrate - 4 oz.
1 part uva ursi, hydrangea or gravel root concentrate - 4 oz.

I start on Monday making the garlic/apple cider vinegar and finish up on Saturday with combining everything.

First make the garlic juice. I can get 8 oz. of garlic juice out of a pound of garlic when using my Green Star Juicer.  Other juicers will likely need more garlic to get that much juice. Add garlic juice and pulp to the vinegar and shake 2-3 times a day for 4 - 5 days to get the rest of the goodness out of the pulp. Note that it often turns green looking, I don’t know why but most people tell me this happens.  With all the Anti-Plague I have used over the years it hasn’t killed me!

If you don’t have a juicer use this alternative method: for the example of parts above amount use 2 1/2 lbs. of garlic - peel, blend in blender with vinegar (do not liquify).  Let set for 4 - 5 days, shaking several times per day.

To make the concentrates:

Each concentrate should be made individually. Use only stainless steel or glass pots.  Start by soaking the herb in enough distilled water to cover it for four hours and over night if it is a root. After soaking add more distilled water so that the total added equals 16 oz. water per 4 oz. of herb. Mullein is quite fluffy and you will end up adding a lot more water to it, and after the soaking you may need to add more water to some of the herbs as well, since it will have soaked it up. This is ok, just keep following the directions.

scraping comfrey rootThe recipe calls for fresh comfrey if you have it. My mom taught me to scrape off the black outer root because is quite bitter, so you see me here scraping it off! Just part of the fun!  Still soak it overnight since it is a root.

simmer the herbsSimmer the herbs on very low heat in a covered pan or double boiler for thirty minutes.  Let cool for 30 minutes and then strain the liquid into a clean pan, squeezing all of the liquid out of the herb. I like to use a potato ricer for this.  Next put the liquid into a double boiler or on very low heat uncovered and simmown to one-er it dfourth of the original volume (4 oz.)  Go ahead and add a bit of distilled water if you reduced it too far. 

Only after all the ingredients have been prepared should the liquids be mixed. It takes me 2 days to get the concentrates made. I do some on Thursday and the others on Friday, then I refrigerate the concentrates until they are ready to mix. Be sure they are all the same temperature before combining.

On Saturday I squeeze out the garlic from the vinegar, make sure there is a total of 40 oz., if not then add more apple cider vinegar to make bring it up to 40 oz. combined ACV/garlic juice. Add the honey, glycerine and liquid herbs to the ACV/garlic juice and mix well. Bottle and label and keep in a cool place. I keep mine in the back of the fridge so they are out of the way but at a controlled temperature. Dr. Christopher talks about it being good for ten years or more and I have used ten year old Anti-Plague and it works! Now you know how I make it!

Dr. Christopher's Super Garlic Immune Formula    If this sounds like too much work for you we have Dr. Christopher’s Super Garlic Immune Formula available in 2 oz, 4 oz and 16 oz, or Western Botanicals Immu-Defense available in 4 oz, 8 oz and 16 oz as well as capsules. I have found that when I get sick I need a full 16 oz. bottle to get well. I like to keep at least 2 large bottles per person on hand.

About the herbs in Anti-Plague

Fresh Garlic – Garlic has been used for centuries as a healing herb and is a natural anti-biotic that can be used against infection of any kind. It is an immune strengthening herb that stimulates the lymphatic system to throw off waste materials in the body. It is anti-viral and helps to rid phlegm in the respiratory tract as well as expelling parasites in the bowel and thread worms from the body.  Garlic contains compounds that are active in reversing cancer development and more. There are writings dating back to 500 AD in the using of Garlic in Chinese Medicine.

Black Walnut hull – is anti-viral, anti-fungal, and antiseptic. Black Walnut has been used to fight herpes, cold sores, infections, malaria, candida, worms and more. 

Comfrey root – historically used as a healing herb since 400 BC for anything from broken bones, healing wounds, hemorrhaging, bronchial problems and healing the lungs. Known as a bone knitter it is helpful in healing the entire system.

Hydrangea root – traditionally used for urinary stones, gallstones, and gravel associated with infections such as cystitis.

Lobelia – commonly used with other herbs to aid in their action. Beneficial to clearing the bronchioles, is a powerful anti-spasmodic which relaxes and expands the constricted parts of the respiratory system. This little herb has saved the lives of many people suffering from asthma.

Marshmallow root – soothing and healing to any inflamed part of the body, very helpful in healing the mucous membranes in the lungs, digestive tract and bowel. Very soothing for coughs.

Mullein – excellent remedy for toning the mucous membranes of the respiratory system, reducing inflammation and clearing the lungs and relieving spasms. Strengthens the sinuses and allows for free breathing. Used as a bacteriostatic and has been used to treat tuberculosis for centuries. 

Scullcap – used for upper respiratory infections soothes inflamed tissues and helpful for headaches arising from excessive coughing. Calming to the nervous system.

White Oak Bark – was used by Native Americans to treat many conditions. It is astringent, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory and has been used to stop bleeding and has a cleansing effect on the mucous membranes.

Wormwood - is very effective in treating worms in the body especially round worms and pinworms. Wormwood can counteract fevers and has antiseptic qualities. It is a bitter and aids in the digestive process and may be helpful for indigestion and is over-all beneficial to the body.

You can order the kit online or call in your order at 801-228-1901    

Have a great month!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Western Botanicals Immu-Defense Formula, are you ready for the Plague?

Western Botanicals Immu-Defense    Immu-Defense was formerly named Anti-Plague. This is Western Botanicals version of Dr. Christopher’s famous Anti-Plague formula which is available in capsules and syrup. Immu-Defense stimulates the immune system, and is wonderful for clearing up respiratory infections, as well as colds and flus. Western Botanicals Immu-Defense

    My husband was really excited when Western Botanicals made Immu-Defense available in capsules since he can’t handle the taste of the syrup.  The syrup is quite strong and some people love it. I hate the taste, but love what it does for me and have become accustomed to it. The results have been amazing over the years in helping us to get well from bouts of the flu, bronchitis, etc. It has really helped our immune system because we rarely have problems with sickness like we dealt with in the past.

    I have a friend who gives the syrup to her son when he has an asthma attack and it stops it right away! When our son was very young we gave him a daily dose of the Anti-Plague because he was such a sick little guy. After a year he became our healthy one and still is at twenty-six!

    We take a dose of Immu-Defense any time we have been exposed to people that are sick or if we feel we have something coming on. It works well to boost our immune system to help fight off any invaders that are attacking our system. My husband keeps a bottle of the capsules at work because someone is always sick. The capsules are a great alternative to the syrup so that you don't end up with garlic breath, and they are easier to pack around with you.
Dr. Christopher's Super Garlic Immune Formula
Both Western Botanicals Immu-Defense and Dr. Christopher's Super Garlic Immune formula (formerly Anti-Plague) are affordably priced. Order Immu-Defense in capsules or syrup or Dr. Christopher's Super Garlic Immune Formula.

    Next week we will share the Anti-Plague Formula to make your own syrup. This is great for people with more time than money!

You can order online or call in your order at 801-228-1901    
Have a great month!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Western Botanicals Colon Formulas, which one is right for you?

     Colon Formulas are one of the top selling items at Herbs First. Dr. Christopher stated that it is a known fact that well over ninety percent of all sickness and disease in the human body is caused by a congested (constipated) colon area. Western Botanicals has quite a few formulas available, and especially popular are the larger sized bottles. Which one is best for you?

Colon CleanseWestern Botanicals Colon Cleanse SyrupColon Cleanse formula is the strongest formula that cleanses and strengthens the entire gastrointestinal system. The herbs stimulate healthy movement through the colon while disinfecting and soothing the colon to function better on its own. Use Colon Cleanse to insure a normal 2 - 3 bowel movements each day. This product can be safely used over extended periods of time.  It is available in bottles of 100 or 230 vegicaps, bags of 2500 and 5000 vegicaps and syrup 4, 8 & 16 oz. 
Western Botanicals Colon Detox
Colon Detox is a cleansing soothing formula to be used periodically in conjunction with the Colon Cleanse Formula. It acts as a strong purifier and intestinal vacuum, helping to draw out old fecal matter from the walls of your colon and any bowel pockets. Colon Detox aids in the removal of poisons, toxins, parasites, and heavy metals. Also use to stop diarrhea or to counteract food poisoning.  Colon Detox is available in bottles of 290 vegicaps, 10 oz and 5 lbs powder.

Western Botanicals Turkey Rhubarb FormulaTurkey Rhubarb Formula is a medium strength formula that may be used to cleanse and strengthen the digestive tract. Turkey Rhubarb Formula stimulates the peristaltic action (intestinal muscular movement) of the colon and over time may strengthen the muscles of the large intestines. Turkey Rhubarb Formula may help to disinfect, soothe and heal the mucus membrane lining of the entire digestive system. Included in Turkey Rhubarb Formula are Aloe vera, Barberry, Cascara sagrada, and Senna leaf which are known for their ability to stimulate the bowel. Psyllium seed, which serves as a bulking agent and adds liquid to the stool which makes it easier to eliminate fecal material. Slippery Elm is added to Turkey Rhubarb Formula for its soothing properties. Turkey Rhubarb Formula is more gentle than Colon Cleanse formula and may be used safely over long periods of time. Available in bottles of 100 and 230 vegicaps.

Western Botanicals Happy Colon ClenaseHappy Colon is the most gentle colon formula that may be used to cleanse and strengthen the digestive tract. Happy Colon gently stimulates the peristaltic action (intestinal muscular movement) of the colon and over time may strengthen the muscles of the large intestines. Happy Colon is recommended for those who desire a more gentle cleanse than you would experience from Colon Cleanse. It is the same formula as the Turkey Rhubarb formula, without the cayenne.  Available in bottles of 100 and 230 vegicaps, and bag of 1000 vegicaps.

Western Botanicals Colon Comfort FormulaColon Comfort Formula may be helpful for soothing symptoms of the bowel or colon associated with Colitis or Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  It contains Marshmallow root,which is used internally for inflammation and ulceration of the digestive tract. Slippery Elm bark, which soothes and lubricates tissues. Aloe vera, long known for its healing benefits. The polysaccharides in Aloe vera are especially helpful for disorders of the digestive tract.  Available in bottles of 100 and 230 vegicaps.

Healthy and fully-functioning bowels are essential to colon health. Purchase these and other great herbal formulas at Herbs First.

You can order online or call in your order at 801-228-1901    

Have a great month!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Time to Cleanse and Detox your body!

    Last week I was able to watch most of the episodes online of The Truth About Cancer. I always find it interesting that Dr. Christopher was teaching these principles many years ago. People still need to learn this, so it is great that other great doctors are teaching people how to be healthy.

    The most important fact is from Hippocrates: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This might seem pretty obvious, but the majority of the people don’t understand that their food is what is causing their illness. Dr. Christopher taught people to eat a “Mucusless Diet” in order to heal from health problems and stay healthy. 

Dr. Christopher Herbal Cleansing Kit    Second on the list is detoxing or cleansing, and Dr. Christopher taught: Cleanse and Nourish so your body can Heal. Our bodies are in need of cleansing, the toxins that are causing us problems as my husband found out with his kidneys a few months ago. Cleansing cleared up the problem in a month!

    You can read two of Dr. Christopher’s original newsletters online:

    Does Your Colon Feed or Poison You? This newsletter will help you understand why you start cleansing with the colon. Constipation is a first indicator of problems.

    The Blood Stream: "River of Life".  The Blood Stream Formula is a well known cancer fighting formula, and in this newsletter you will learn why it is important to clean your blood stream.  

Dr. Christopher's Herbal Cleansing kit in extract    You can learn about the extended Herbal Cleanse on the order page for the Cleanse Kit, available in capsules or extract.

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

Have a great month!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Does Herbal Calcium Really Work? Yes it does!

    People have been lead to believe for many years that milk is the best source for calcium. A new study has found that people don't get stronger bones by taking traditional supplements or from eating dairy products. In 1944 Dr. Christopher wrote an article titled The Dairy King about a man that kept breaking his bones in spite of being a very big milk drinker.

Dr. Christopher's Herbal Calcium Formula
   Dr. Christopher taught that our bodies are able to use the calcium when we get it from plant sources. Dr. Christopher's  Herbal Calcium Formula is a wonderful all natural plant source calcium formula. The silica in horsetail grass converts to calcium and the other herbs work in close conjunction with this master calcium herb.
    We need calcium to build strong nerve sheaths, vein and artery walls, bones, teeth, etc. This combination is helpful for cramps, successful pregnancies, healthy bones, teeth, hair, skin and nails, healthy eyes and for all calcium needs in the body. Herbal Calcium is available in capsules, extract and bulk as Calc Tea in both cut and powder.

    A few years ago I had a bone density test and it came back with really high results. The person testing it was amazed because most people that are my age usually show bone loss. I have been taking the Herbal Calcium for many years and will continue to do so, knowing that it really does work!

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

Have a great month!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Does the Kidney Formula Really Work? Yes it does!

    My husband Don and I rarely go to the doctor, but we go about every three years to have blood work done just to see where we are with things. Usually everything is great, but a few months back when my husband went in there were some problems. The doctor asked if he ate a lot of salt because his sodium was high. There were other markers that were off that was pointing to kidney problems. 
Dr. Christopher's Kidney Formula capsules    I was concerned since my dad died from kidney failure and other people in the family have had problems as well. They weren’t into eating right or using natural medicine like we do. The doctor asked if his kidneys had been hurting and after showing him where they were he said yes. Our naturopath suggested a kidney cleanse for a month and then he would run the blood tests again. We always have cleansing herbs at home, so Don took Dr. Christopher’s Kidney Formula for a month and then was retested. 
    Happy news of course, because after re-testing everything is normal. We have no idea why that happened, but just for fun and because I love him, I am slipping the Kidney Formula into his herbs.

Western Botanicals Stone Dissolve Tea    My sister also told me that her husband was having problems with kidney stones. He is a high school teacher, and had cut back on drinking his water when school started because it is hard to get away to the restroom. He pretty quickly got kidney stones and started looking for alternatives. We have Western Botanicals Stone Dissolve Tea that works really well and is easy to use. It is great to know there are alternative to help us overcome health issues.

School Of Natural Healing Ailments CD    Get a free SNH Ailments CD with your $100.00 herb order. Put in the code SNH-CD at checkout.

This CD is for the computer
Search how to treat yourself using:
Dr. Christopher's Herbal Formulas and single herbs
Learn why natural methods are safe
Learn about Natural vs. Traditional Healing
Search herbal healing programs for many ailments

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

Have a great month!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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