We are so happy to announce that we have been working hard on getting to the point of having an open day, in Durban North, once a month. This gives you the opportunity to look at what we do and sample our products, as well as buy anything that you may need or want.
Our first open day is in 2 weeks time, on Thursday 30th May, from 2pm to 5pm. Why don’t you diarise this date and come and have some fun with us. You will be able to make your very own, custom-made liquid hand soap.
You can also enjoy a cup of our very own spiced herbal teas, choosing from our range of Spiced chamomile,Spicy lemongrass, or Peppermint/fennel.
Just phone or email us in order to get directions:
- Sue: 0844590072 or email@example.com
- Chris: 0834098309 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As we come out of the hibernation of Winter and look towards Spring we start to reassess all around us. We do this in a number of ways, physically when we give our homes a good spring clean, but also mentally when we decide how we are going to put in place the new and leave behind the old, dead, redundant things that no longer serve us.
Please will you help us with our spring cleaning by giving us feedback on what you have found to be good and helpful in our range of products, service and website? And also, that which you have found unhelpful.
On the 1st of September, Spring Day, at Shongweni Farmers Market, we will be offering 5% off on all our goods for that one day only.
We wish you the joy of spring
Christine Andrews and Sue Clarke
Are you looking for some new teas to try? We will be selling these at the House and Garden Homegrown Fair (Weekends only: 30 June, 1, 6, 7 and 8 July). Here is their blogspot. Go check it out and see who else will be there. www.homegrownfair.blogspot.com
Here are the recipes if you would like to make them yourself from home. All the herbs are available from Essential Herbal Products.
Teas for Pleasure
1 cup chamomile
1 cup corn flowers
¼ cup cinnamon bark, star anise and fennel seed mixed
1 cup peppermint
1 cup Fennel
¼ cup fennel seeds
1 cup lemongrass
½ cup lemon verbena
1 cup lemon balm
¼ cup cloves and red peppercorns mixed
We are so excited that we have the opportunity to take part in this event. The fair has a section for small businesses such as ourselves to showcase our work. We will be concentrating on the goods that we make up ourselves, as well as our trusted organically grown herbs, and high quality pure essential oils. The theme of the Homegrown section is: “Be inspired by all things bright and beautiful”
We will be there on the weekends only: 30 and 31 June and 6, 7 and 8 July.
We will keep you updated!
Their twitter address: https://twitter.com/#!/HouseGardenShow
The month of March has been our birthday month and we have shared the joy with you. Any purchases made by you during this month have gone into a draw and the person whose name is randomly chosen on 31st March will receive our home care kit to the value of R128.00.
One person who has bought products from the Shongweni market and one person who has bought products via our web address, will receive a kit. The Shongweni draw will take place on Saturday 31 March at 10am. Christine Standeaven, the manager of the market will do the draw. The draw for the web customers will take place at the same time.
We will post the results on our website.
People who are germ-conscious often become even more cautious when using public facilities–especially when sitting on a toilet seat. Bacteria does reside on toilet seats, but the dangers of getting an infection from a toilet seat are less than one might think.
Types of Bacteria
Streptococcus is one type of bacteria that is found on toilet seats. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, streptococcus A strains are found in the throat and skin and can cause strep throat and impetigo, a common skin infection that primarily affects children.
Staphylococcus is another bacteria that lurks on toilet seats. Strains of this bacteria are known to cause skin infections including boils, impetigo and cellulitis. E. Coli and shigella are two other types of bacteria that can be found on toilet seats.
Bacteria on toilet seats tend to die relatively quickly, according to Webmd.com: What Can You Catch in Restrooms? People with healthy immune systems do not usually have to worry about getting diseases from toilet seats as long as they wash their hands.
Bacteria such as E. Coli that reside inside the toilet pose a greater risk than bacteria found on the surface of a toilet seat. Bacteria from the inside of the toilet pose the greatest risk when the toilet is flushed as they are present in the water that sprays out, and can be easily inhaled. Bacteria is also found underneath the toilet seat.
- Individuals with lesions or sores on their buttocks may be more susceptible to bacterial infections from a toilet seat.
Thanks to Rick Suttle for this information (eHow contributor)
EHP has a toilet seat sanitizer containing essential oils with bacteria busters. Ask us for more information.
To be more aware individuals and communities, we need to be aware of all aspects which affect our environment and the people. At Essential Herbs we know that optimal health includes healthy soil and healthy water.