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Soothing Herbal Drinks…More Helpful Than Alcohol or Coffee?…

In this crazy world of ours, we look to anything that will help us relax. The adverts, movies and magazines tell us that coffee will wake us up quickly and alcohol will relax us and help us to have fun. Well, in the short term, yes this is true…Most of us have tried these methods … Continue reading Soothing Herbal Drinks…More Helpful Than Alcohol or Coffee?…

When Grief and Sorrow Overwhelm us…Mother Nature Nurtures Us…

This year has been a year of the highest highs (My youngest daughter got married and Christine's entire family visited her for her husband's 80th birthday). Such joyful moments which we will both savour. This year has also been a year of sorrow, pain and grief...saying goodbye to loved ones who live far away and … Continue reading When Grief and Sorrow Overwhelm us…Mother Nature Nurtures Us…

Stress…Our lives seem filled with it…How do we cope?

We are living in times that are extremely stressful. We seem to be inundated with wave after wave of bad news, with no relief in sight. Financial strain, out of control violence, family pressures, work pressures...bad news wherever we look. With all this bad news, how can we possibly find any good in this imploding/exploding … Continue reading Stress…Our lives seem filled with it…How do we cope?

Chronic Inflammation…Causing Chronic Conditions…Some Helpful Hints…

Inflammation is a localised physical condition which is often a reaction to injury. This is called acute inflammation and helps our bodies to heal by drawing more blood to these areas. Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is when there has been long term inflammation. Many things can cause this, as we shall see. Chronic … Continue reading Chronic Inflammation…Causing Chronic Conditions…Some Helpful Hints…

Acne a problem?…Some helpful hints…

For many young people, acne is a real problem. We are often asked what is needed to help remedy the situation. Her are a few tips that we have been able to gather. We have put it into point form to make it easy for you to reference. Are there any other points that you … Continue reading Acne a problem?…Some helpful hints…

A compression fracture…to a collapsed vertebra…to surgery…to myeloma…to a journey of holistic healing practices

It has been far too long since I last wrote a blog for Essential Herbal Products. 5 months to be exact. When I noticed this, I realised how my health has kept me wrapped up in a world of learning to live within the new boundaries imposed by my body. Let me explain... I was … Continue reading A compression fracture…to a collapsed vertebra…to surgery…to myeloma…to a journey of holistic healing practices

Father’s have a special place in their child’s life…Staying present amid the stresses and strains of modern life…

Father’s day is always one of mixed emotions for me. My dad passed away when I was a young girl, and I remember every year how excited some of my friends became as they decided how they would surprise their father on Father’s Day. Then I got married to a man who took being a … Continue reading Father’s have a special place in their child’s life…Staying present amid the stresses and strains of modern life…

Holidays, quality time and pain relieving oils…

This week I have the privilege of being on holiday with my 86 year old mother and my aunt (her younger sister). It is only when one has a moment to sit still and truly listen to others that one realizes the challenges that each person is met with every day. I come from a … Continue reading Holidays, quality time and pain relieving oils…

Floral waters…Body sprays…Spritzers…Hydrosols…So many names for such healing, helpful waters…

We have decided to change the packaging of our hydrosols to make them more user-friendly. I personally use hydrosols in all my personal care products. My absolute favourite is the lavender because of its soothing properties, but take a read for yourself.... Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, hydroflorates, flower waters or distillates are products … Continue reading Floral waters…Body sprays…Spritzers…Hydrosols…So many names for such healing, helpful waters…

IBS?… Gallbladder been removed?…This may be for you…

In today’s world, our bodies are often put under severe punishment with foods that are very hard for us to process. There are many digestive disorders that are brought on by our diet and lifestyle. Here are some stories of customers who won’t do without Tummy Tea in their medicine cabinet. Customer 1: I came … Continue reading IBS?… Gallbladder been removed?…This may be for you…