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!

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!

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.

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Have a great month!