0844590072 sales@essentialherbs.co.za Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 5.00pm Saturday: 6.30-11.30am at Shongweni Farmers Market Sunday and Public holidays: Closed

The Magic of Glycerites…Of What?…

Glycerine is used to make an herbal extract (called a glycerite) instead of alcohol (called a tincture). This is a popular alternative for children’s tinctures and for people who don’t like alcohol. People with stomach or duodenal ulcers are also advised to avoid alcohol, and so glycerites would be more beneficial. Some interesting information: Glycerine … Continue reading The Magic of Glycerites…Of What?…

The Hypothalamus…Things I learnt about it while recuperating…

Something I did know was that the hypothalamus is in the brain. I did Biology at school, but there's things I remembered and things I conveniently forgot. Something I remember in painful detail: OSMOSIS. Why? Because it was repeated for three years in a row. Things that weren't dealt within as much detail was the … Continue reading The Hypothalamus…Things I learnt about it while recuperating…

And we have a winner! A very happy winner!

As those who follow our blog will know, we were celebrating our 6th birthday in the month of March with everyone who bought products to the value of R100 or more being added to the birthday gift box. On Saturday, 2nd April, we had our draw at 10am at Shongweni Farmers Market. Bev of Bev-Anne … Continue reading And we have a winner! A very happy winner!

Shopping with us just became a little bit easier…

We are pleased to announce that we are at last able to accept your credit or debit card when you come shopping with us at Shongweni Farmers Market. You will also be able to pay in this way when you collect from us in Durban North. Have a wonderful weekend. The Durban weather is glorious! … Continue reading Shopping with us just became a little bit easier…

We will be spending time with our families over the next two weeks…

We will be spending time with our respective families and will be closed from Monday 22nd December to Friday 9th January. A blessed Christmas and New year to you and your family. xxx

It’s Time For The Feast To Begin…Let’s Talk About Herbs…!

It's all happening this weekend! Friday, 5 December: 12h00 Umngeni River Bird Park (490 Riverside Road, Durban North) Herbs for Birds – improving health of caged birds with herbs (Cost: Normal Bird Park Entrance Fee) Friday, 5 December: 18h00 - 21h00 Durban North Methodist Church (3 Swapo Road, Durban North) The modern and innovative herbal … Continue reading It’s Time For The Feast To Begin…Let’s Talk About Herbs…!

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A Feast of Herbal Information…Margie Frayne…Herbalist…Author…

We are so excited to be able to invite you to meet Margie Frayne who is visiting KZN for the express purpose of sharing her wealth of knowledge and experience with herbs for healing of people, animals and birds. Margie is a South African herbalist, with 40 years’ experience, who is currently the chairperson of … Continue reading A Feast of Herbal Information…Margie Frayne…Herbalist…Author…

1st March…It’s our 4th birthday!!!

Time keeps marching forward. The past 4 years have been good to us at Essential Herbal Products and we would like to say a big thank you to all. This Saturday, at Shongweni Farmers Market, we will be giving away a lipbalm to everyone who comes and visits us. We look forward to seeing you!!!

2 Days to go…We are so excited to be seeing you all…

Just 2 days to go before our open day! We will be offering refreshment and the biscuits will be gluten, lactose and sugar free. Sweet biscuits made with orange essential oil and topped with raw chocolate sauce Savoury biscuits made with goats cheese and thyme and basil. We will have the recipes available for you.