Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Sleep Problems

I have talked to quite a few people lately that suffer with sleep issues. It is important to your health to get a good night’s sleep, and having a natural sleep aid to use that does not have negative side effects is a plus. We have a lot of great herbal formulas and essential oil choices to help you get the sleep you need. The first five remedies are made for sleep, the ones that follow after that are remedies that you may have on-hand that work as well.

Dr. Christopher's Slumber
                                  formulaDr. Christopher’s Slumber formula contains Black Cohosh Root, Blue Cohosh Root, Hops Flower, Lavender, Lobelia Herb, Mullein Leaf, Passion Flower & Valerian Root. This blend of herbs is calming to the system and promotes a restful night’s sleep. Available in capsules.

Dr Christopher's Sleep Well SprayDr. Christopher’s Sleep Well Spray contains fresh Valerian root, Chamomile flower, Catnip & Passion Flower. The sublingual spray is very easy to use, just spray three squirts into the mouth at bedtime or when sleep is a problem.

Western Boranicls Sweet DreamsWestern Botanicals Sweet Dreams formula is a natural, non narcotic, non-alcohol based herbal product which helps to relax the body, mind and spirit allowing you to gently drift into sleep. Used effectively by children and adults. Not habit forming and completely non toxic to the system. Available in capsules or syrup 2 oz and 4 oz.

Western Botanicals Rest Easy TeaWestern Botanicals Rest Easy Tea is a soothing blend of Chamomile flower, Scullcap herb, Catnip herb, Peppermint leaf, Stevia leaf, Spearmint leaf, Passion Flower herb, Lemon Balm leaf, Lemon Grass herb and Lavender flower. Available in 4 oz, 8 oz & 16 oz re-closeable mylar bag.

Garden Eesence Oils Night CapGarden Essence Oils Nite Cap blend contains Lavender, Chamomile, and Valerian essential oils. The oils in the blend help to relieve nighttime restlessness and is a great sleep aid. These are full strength oils. Mix a few drops into lotion or a carrier oil and massage into neck, abdomen, down the spine, legs and feet in the evening before bed. Make a roller bottle using your favorite carrier oil and add 2 to 10 drops into the 10 ml bottle or 4 to 30 drops into the 1 oz. roller bottle.

Western Botanicals Kava Kava capsulesBoth my husband and I take Kava Kava every night. I’m pretty active and on the nights that I don’t take it I know that I didn’t when morning comes because I have achy muscles.  Kava Kava is a great muscle relaxant, is calming for anxiety, stress and restlessness. It is available in capsules, 2 oz and 4 oz. extract and bulk cut and powder.

I have also used Dr. Christopher’s famous anxiety/nerve/depression combo for many years. It is both Relax-Eze and Mindtrac taken together. Sometimes I take them individually, but together they are amazing and work wonders for sleep! If I wake up in the night with worries I’ll pop two capsules of Mindtrac and it quiets down my brain and I drift quickly into a deep sleep. These two go to the root of the sleep problem for me, which is the fact that I am a more anxious worry type person. Great for anxiety, depression and sleep!

Other herbal formulas that may promote sleep are Dr. Christopher’s Valerian Nerve extract and Western Botanicals Nerve Calm, available in capsules, extract and syrup.

Other essential oils that promote calming and sleep are Lavender, Cedarwood, Celery, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Marjoram, Valerian and Vetiver to name a few. If you have some of these oils add a few drops into the roller bottle with the carrier oil or add to some lotion and you are good to go!

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Wishing you the best this summer


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Are bug bites bugging you?

Dr Christopher Stings and Bites OintmentThere are several great remedies available to help with bug bites and I have used all of them at one time or another. Plantain Ointment/Stings & Bites is a Dr. Christopher favorite. If you know what the plant looks like and you are having an issue with a bug bite, you can just pick some of the leaves, chew them and place them on the bite. It works well to draw out the poison that is causing the itching. Plantain is commonly seen in grassy areas. Learn what it looks like, it might come in handy someday! Note that we have a few jars of the old label Stings & Bites and then after that it will be back to Plantain Ointment.

Garden Essence Oils lavenderLavender essential oil is a well-known favorite for many  people and I find that it works well for mosquito bites and bee stings. I was recently stung by a bee and it really hurt. I put the Garden Essence Lavender oil on the area and it didn’t swell and the pain went away. Lavender is a great summer remedy for sunburn as well, making it a must have for every household.

Dr Christopher Black OintmentI recently had some mosquito bites that weren’t responding to the Plantain Ointment or Lavender oil. I was asking friends for some other ideas because the bites were very bothersome. One of them came up with Dr. Christopher's Black Ointment so I decided to give it a try and it worked! Sweet relief!

Garden Essence Pest AwayAnother essential oil that works on bites is one that helps deter them. I will add a few drops of Garden Essence Pest Away blend to lotion and put it on my exposed areas and it works pretty well at keeping them away. I’ve also used it directly on the bites and had them stop itching.

So there you have it, some great natural remedies to help you with this pesky problem!

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