0844590072 or 0834098309 sales@essentialherbs.co.za Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 5.00pm in Durban North or Pinetown; Saturday: 6.30-11.30am at Shongweni Farmers Market Stall H11; Sunday and Public holidays: Closed

This one’s for the man who is serious about his health…Naturally…

June is men’s health month with men’s health week being in the week prior to father’s day. We choose the beginning of the month to focus on some of the issues, and this will be followed up next week with issues of stress and mental health. Heart health: We all feel the stresses and strain … Continue reading This one’s for the man who is serious about his health…Naturally…

Essential oils and your new born…

You are pregnant and want to find out more natural ways of looking after your new baby, or you have a new born and are looking for more natural products to use on baby’s skin or in his/her nursery. We have compiled the following information for you. New born babies are very sensitive to smells, … Continue reading Essential oils and your new born…

Do you find that you waste those last few drops of essential oil?…Well I saw this on Pinterest and tried it…

While preparing for the Sustainable Living Fair, we were wondering what interactive activities we could do with the children, and what practical tips we could give to the public on reducing, re-using and recycling. One day, while looking through Pinterest, this idea was presented: - What do you do with your  used up essential oil … Continue reading Do you find that you waste those last few drops of essential oil?…Well I saw this on Pinterest and tried it…

Do you like a squeaky clean bathroom area?…Here are some natural recipes to help…

Anne Medlin, in her helpful little book, Natural Cleaning Made Simple, gives some helpful, easy recipes for cleaning our bathrooms. I don't know about you, but I dislike a dirty bathroom and toilet area and am so fussy about squeaky clean toilet bowls and shower doors. I am often tempted to use a powerful thick … Continue reading Do you like a squeaky clean bathroom area?…Here are some natural recipes to help…

Living Sustainably…Is this possible in our world of more, more, more…?

Our lives are surrounded by disposable 'things'. your washing machine breaks? ...dump it! The TV on the blink?...dump it for something bigger, better...! On and on it goes.We hear the voices shouting for us to be more mindful, to live with our need, not our greed, but we are lured in by the bigger, brighter, … Continue reading Living Sustainably…Is this possible in our world of more, more, more…?

Thieves Oil…What a name for such a helpful, versatile synergistic oil…

A Story: Thieves Oil comes from research about four thieves during the 15th-century plague who used cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics to protect themselves while robbing plague victims. The Four Thieves Vinegar. Perfumers by day, robbers by night. Four men made a concoction of herbs and essential oils in a base of vinegar and would … Continue reading Thieves Oil…What a name for such a helpful, versatile synergistic oil…

‘Tis the season of goodwill…of giving and receiving…some homemade gift ideas…

Scented bath bombs: These fizz when dropped into water. When selecting an oil for scent, read warnings about use. Some oils are not intended to have direct contact with skin. Number of applications (6). Preparation time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups bicarbonate of soda 1/2 cup citric acid 8 drops essential oil (Suggestions: Lavender; … Continue reading ‘Tis the season of goodwill…of giving and receiving…some homemade gift ideas…

Distilling essential oils…An inspiring journey…(Part 1)

On Monday, 1 October, the partners of EHP were invited to visit a local farmer to see how essential oils come into being. We were allowed to take photos and we would like to share this inspiring story with you. It gave us a lot more respect for the plants which give up their lives … Continue reading Distilling essential oils…An inspiring journey…(Part 1)

An update on the Castille shampoo…

AT LAST I MADE THE CASTILLE SHAMPOO AND USED IT THIS MORNING FOR THE FIRST TIME. MY HAIR FEELS REALLY GREAT. IT IS SHINY, SOFT AND MANAGEABLE. I AM VERY IMPRESSED. MY SCALP HAS NOT BEEN ITCHY EITHER-AN ADDED BONUS. Here is the recipe again, if you missed it. We sell organic castille liquid soap. … Continue reading An update on the Castille shampoo…

Using pure essential oils in the kitchen…? Here are a few tips…

When washing out the fridge, freezer or oven, add 1 drop of lemon pure essential oil to the final rinse water. This deodorizes without permeating the appliance with an aroma. When washing down surfaces, use one of the following:- eucalyptus, lavender, lemon or thyme pure essential oil. 1 drop directly onto the cloth or 7 … Continue reading Using pure essential oils in the kitchen…? Here are a few tips…