Always Flat Rate $5.95 Shipping in the U.S!

Latest News

  • Jan 29, 2013 2:37:58 PM
  • By Kim Williams
  • Posted in 0
  • 0 Comments
Mountain Rose Herbs. A herbs, health and harmony c

 

This is one of my all time favorite baths.  I go into the bath usually feeling blah and gross and leave it feeling light as air and ready for bed!  You will sweat from the combination of herbs & essential oils, and that's part of the point.  Don't fight it.  Just arm yourself with a cool washcloth for your face and a nice big glass of water to flush those toxins out.  You can find all of the supplies you need at our friends at Mountain Rose Herbs.  Just click on the banner above. 

  • 1 gallon purified water
  • 1 cup dried ginger root chopped
  • 1/2 cup juniper berries whole
  • 1/2 cup burdock root chopped
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 10 drops geranium essential oil
  • 5 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 5 drops juniper essential oil
  • 5 drops cypress essential oil

Place the herbs in a large bowl.  Bring water to boil and pour water over herbs.  Cover and steep for 3 to 4 hours.  Strain the herbs while squeezing the herbs to get as much of the infusion as possible.  Set the infusion aside and throw the herbs away.  It will look like a dark tea.

Dry brush your skin to remove dead skin cells and prepare the body to absorb more of the infusion and essential oils. 

Run your bath and add the 1 cup of Epsom salts and your herbal infusion.  Add the essential oils, swishing the water with your hands.  It's very important the essential oils are dispersed through out the water to prevent too much contact with oils that could burn skin.  

While soaking for 20-30 minutes, be sure to drink lots of water with fresh lemon squeezed into it.  It's important to sweat during this bath to flush toxins from the body.  

Do not rinse off the detoxifying elements when you get out of the tub.  They will continue to detoxify your cells throughout the day.  Dry off with a fluffy towel.  

  • Jan 10, 2013 4:56:52 PM
  • By Kim Williams
  • Posted in 0
  • 0 Comments

What you Really need to know about Water and Your Body

First of all, let me warn you.  This is a loooonnnnggg article and does get a little technical.  I get carried away sometimes, but it's such great stuff!  Anyway, you may want to break it up into "sessions."  Ok, you've been warned.

Why You Should Care

Drink 8 glasses of water a day. We hear it over and over again.  Yes, we need to drink lots of water during the day and I would argue that 8 glasses isn’t going to be enough for some people.

But what you haven’t probably heard is that a lot of that water goes to waste. We are supposed to drink water to flush out toxins, to provide the means for nutrients to travel to all our organs, regulate body temperature, transport oxygen to our cells and protect our joints and organs. But if our cells are damaged, they can’t hold onto the water properly and the water we drink floats aimlessly in our body.  Don’t believe me? Ever see someone with swollen ankles from traveling or pregnancy? What is that under the skin? It’s water that has lost its way. 

Read More
  • Jan 10, 2013 4:53:43 PM
  • By Kim Williams
  • Posted in 0 1
  • 0 Comments

This is a super simple and very effective toothpaste that can be whipped up in mere seconds.  It does a great job of whitening teeth and leaving your mouth feel super clean.

 

Recipe:

½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. sea salt, finely ground

1 drop peppermint oil

Several drops tap water

Read More
  • Jan 10, 2013 4:52:28 PM
  • By Kim Williams
  • Posted in 0 1
  • 0 Comments

I had a customer that would get a rash from traditional sunscreens.  After some research and experimenting, I came up with this balm. It contains the natural mineral zinc oxide that effectively reflects the sun.   It hardens into a balm so you’ll need to get an empty tin, lotion tube or deodorant tube.  

Supplies can be purchased from my friends at From Nature with Love (http://www.FromNatureWithLove.com) or a well stock health food store.
 

Recipe:

1 oz. Beeswax

7 grams Carrot Oil

21 grams Raspberry Seed Oil

1 oz. Shea Butter

Read More
  • Jan 10, 2013 4:49:19 PM
  • By Kim Williams
  • Posted in 0 1
  • 0 Comments

Most sunscreens contain ingredients that may be irritating and are definitely not 100% natural.  There are natural ingredients that offer natural protection from the sun.  Raspberry seed oil contains an estimated 30-50 SPF.  Carrot seed oil is estimated to have SPF levels of 30. Wheat germ oil is estimated to possess a natural SPF of 20.   If you are looking for something more powerful and effective, try the Sunscreen Balm listed below which uses the natural mineral zinc oxide Included in the recipe are essential oils that also offer natural sunscreen protection.  

Read More
  • Jan 10, 2013 4:46:08 PM
  • By Kim Williams
  • Posted in 0
  • 0 Comments

It’s hard not to get excited about one of our newest products, the Overnight Facial Oil.  It was developed to help one of my customers who had one of the worst cases of red, flaking skin I’d ever seen.  Nothing I had worked for him.  Research led me to essential fatty acids from nut and fruit oils as the solution.  This oil was developed to help heal and soften the skin while fighting the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. 

Read More
  • Jan 8, 2012 8:14:43 AM
  • By Kim Williams
  • Posted in 0
  • 1 Comments
Oh boy, I know I've already offended some people.  Who doesn't love Bath & Body Works, right?  If I had to guess, roughly 10% of the population of America got a gift certificate to this store over Christmas (and of that 10%, probably 80% of them teachers since we love our teachers but don't know what they want!). 
 
Let me be clear.  For YEARS, I was standing outside "the store that shall not be named" on Dec. 26.  Why?  Cause I knew I could get great smelling lotion for $2.
Read More