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Pumpkin Spice Herbs

Fall is just around the corner, but September first marks the beginning of pumpkin spice season for most Americans. There are the usual suspects of lattes, candles, and lotions - but these days, the list continues to expand, including things like M&Ms, chips, even pumpkin spice flavored sausage! Starbucks' signature latte was first introduced in 2003. It very quickly became their most popular seasonal beverage, and exploded into the modern craze that exists today, but pumpkin spice has been around for a lot longer than the last fifteen years.I'm sure it's not shocking to learn that while pumpkin spice may taste like a delicious homemade pumpkin pie, most products on the market have no pumpkin in them. Instead, they contain the spices that are traditionally associated...

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Road Trip Essentials

Bags packed... Check!Fuel tank filled... Check!Reservations made ... Check!Memorial weekend marks the offical start of summer road trip season. Before you put the car in drive and pull out of the driveway, make sure you pack some of these road trip essentials!  TUMMY RUB - This essential oil blend combats motion sickness so effectively! Simply opening the bottle and smelling this essential oil blend can soothe a queasy stomach. Tummy rub also comes in handy when road food causes digestive upset. Rub a few drops on the stomach or place 1-2 drops on the tongue for relief.  CUTS & BRUISES - Cuts & Bruises essential oil blend is a must-have for road trip first aid, bug bites, and sunburns. Keep a bottle...

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Herbal Education: Slippery Elm

Slippery elm, also known as red elm, is a medium-sized tree native to North America. Slippery elm is a mucilaceous herb that has been used as a remedy in North America for centuries.  Slippery Elm contains a substance that becomes a slick gel when mixed with water. This mucilage causes reflux stimulation of nerve endings in the gastrointestinal tract, increasing mucous production which coats and soothes the mucous membranes and digestive tract. In addition to mucilage, slippery elm is also quite high in antioxidants, making it a great remedy for relieving inflammatory bowel conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulitis and chronic diarrhea. Our Vegi Plus formula was created using slippery elm as a base for a...

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Improving your digestion

Your lifestyle and your choice of foods can affect the way your body digests what you eat. Your digestive health is directly impacted by the foods you eat and the lifestyle you live. By taking steps to improve your digestive health, you'll help your digestive system to function more efficiently, improving your overall health and sense of well-being.   Get More Fruits, Veggies and Grains One of the first things to do when trying to take care of digestive problems is to take a look at your diet.  Are you getting plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet? Do you eat whole grains? If not, try to work more of these into your daily eating habits. In addition to vitamins, minerals...

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Product Spotlight: Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass is a beautifully fragrant herb that is commonly used to add a subtle citrus flavor to Asian cuisine. As an herb, Lemongrass has been used for centuries in ayurvedic medicine to treat illness, fevers and to boost immune system function. As an essential oil, Lemongrass has many beneficial uses that might surprise you! This blog post contains some of the most common benefits of lemongrass essential oil and some recipes for using this bright oil in your home. NATURAL DEODORIZER: Lemongrass oil can be used in homemade deodorants, room sprays and household cleaners to leave you and your home smelling delightfully fresh.  SKIN HEALTH: Lemongrass oil can be used as an effective cleanser for all skin types; its antiseptic and astringent properties can balance issues with...

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