Young Living Christmas Gifts for Everyone on your List

Avoid the crowds this Christmas and get all your shopping done online with Young Living!

With their full lines of essential oils, diffusers, body care products, beauty supplies, pet products, natural home cleaning line, supplements, and more there really is something for everyone! You can even find endless DIY projects to gift like lotions, bath salts, pillow sprays, roller bottles, and more. Here are some of our favorites for stocking stuffers, teachers, family, and the big ticket items for your friends who are just as obsessed with oils as you are 🙂

Stocking Stuffers!

We like to stick under $10 for stocking stuffers in our family, so here are my picks…..spoiler alert for any family reading this.

Bottle Cap Labels $3.00
Thieves Hand Purifier $5.00 (less if you buy in packs of 3)
Essential Oil Sample Packs $1.00 each (buy in packs of 10 or 50)
Lip Balm $4.00 (several varieties to choose from)
2 oz. Thieves Toothpaste $6.00 (buy in a 5 pack)

Young Living Christmas stocking stuffers under $10. www.lavenderngrace.com #lavenderngrace

Teachers, Neighbors, Co-workers, etc.

For this area we like to stick to about $10-$15. There are MANY oils and blends at this price-point, but these are my favorite picks for people who maybe aren’t familiar with Young Living yet.

Thieves Spray $9.00
Christmas Spirit $10.25
Lip Balm Gift Set $16.00
Thieves Foaming Hand Soap $13.00 (also available in lavender)
Thieves Mints $12.75
Lavender Sandlewood Bar Soap $10.25

Young Living Christmas gifts for your teachers, neighbors, and co-workers under $15. www.lavenderngrace.com #lavenderngrace

For your Friends and Family

I chose some of the more conservatively priced options here, but depending on your family and budget there are many more great oils, diffusers, massage oils, and more.

Shutran Shave Cream $19.75
Peace and Calming $24.25
Massage Gift Set $32.25
Deep Relief Roll-On $26.75
USB Diffuser $22.75
Thieves Blend $33.75

Young Living Christmas gifts for your friends and family under $35. www.lavenderngrace.com #lavenderngrace

Big Ticket Items for Your Oily Friends

So we all have our friends or family who have joined us in our Oily Obsession. Here are some amazing gifts that they are sure to love!

Infused 7 Oola Collection $199.75 (would go well with the Oola book)
Aria Diffuser $225.00 (comes with Northern Lights Black Spruce right now)
Thieves Essential Rewards Kit $115.00
Essence of the Season Collection $74.75

Young Living Christmas gifts for your oily friends and family. www.lavenderngrace.com #lavenderngrace

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This month’s promotional items are also amazing! Giving you the chance to earn free presents!

If you order 300PV this December you will get the Everyday Oils Collection along with other products for FREE. This kit has 10 amazing oils that you could split up into many Christmas gifts for your loved ones!

Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint for your sister
Thieves and Purification for your cousin
Stress Away for your boss
Tea Tree for your man
Joy for your mama
Frankincense and PanAway for your grannny

 

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New to Essential Oils or Young Living? Check out our Getting Started Post here to learn more and order your Premium Starter Kit!

DIY Dishwasher Detergent

 

One of my FAVORITE DIY projects is detergent for the dishwashing machine. 

We live in the country with very, very hard water. I have tried every brand of dishwashing detergent. Even the expensive and very toxic ones. Nothing worked.

I first tried this recipe to save money, but was HAPPILY SURPRISED to see it do the BEST job of anything else! Since I have particularly bad water I upped the amount of citric acid to a full cup, but if you have a water softener or city water you could consider dropping it down to as low as 1/4 cup if that works for you.

DIY DISHWASHER DETERGENT RECIPE

  • 1 cup borax
  • 1 cup washing soda or baking soda
  • 1/c cup citric acid (lemi shine is basically citric acid and much cheaper than buying straight citric acid in the canning isle)
  • 30 drops citrus oils of your choice (my favorite is half lemon/half orange, but any will work)

Mix the ingredients very well. Use a glass bowl (since citric oils will eat away plastics). When you drop in the oils they will bind with the powders and form clumps. Mix thoroughly to insure it is all incorporated with no clumps. If needed, you can use a sifter to make this easier. I store in a regular glass mason jar and keep in the kitchen cupboard. I fill the detergent section in my washing machine (about 2 Tablespoons) per load.

I wish I would have taken before and after pictures of my drinking glasses, because it worked SO WELL!

Enjoy 🙂

New to essential oils or want to learn why we Only trust Young Living in our house? Learn more here!

DIY Dishwasher Detergent. The best dish detergent I've ever used. Easy and cheap to make at home with Young Living essential oils. www.lavenderngrace.comDIY Dishwasher Detergent. The best dish detergent I've ever used. Easy and cheap to make at home with Young Living essential oils. www.lavenderngrace.com

What to Pack for your Young Living Vendor Event

So you’re loving your oils and you want to share them with everyone! Love it, Share it!

A great way to share your love of Young Living is through a vendor event. With the fall season, there are many events coming up. People are excited to start shopping for Christmas and are especially excited about products that will support their health throughout the holidays.

Here is my list of everything you need to pack to have a successful vendor event without going crazy.

PREMIUM STARTER KIT

Absolutely bring your PSK with a diffuser. You want people to see exactly what they would get! 

POWER STRIP/EXTENSION CORD

If you’ll have access to electricity bring an extension cord and a power strip so you can plug in your diffuser and a laptop.

SIGNUP OPTIONS

It’s a good idea to have a laptop or other mobile device so people can signup right away online! If they walk away they usually will never do it on their own. Always bring the paper version for signing up too. These are great if the internet doesn’t work or they’re in a hurry and don’t want to sit at a computer for 15 minutes. Then you just take the paper home and enter all the info in online later that day. The paper signup document is in our facebook group files section.

DRAWING

People don’t want to stay at your booth long. The best thing to do is get their contact information so you can follow-up later. So have a drawing for something. Maybe a citrus oil, a DIY item you made, an enrollment voucher, etc. Then have them fill out slips of paper with their name and info (we have drawing entry form in the files section). “The fortune is in the follow up!” So head home and contact all those people offering to teach them a class, 1-on-1 meeting, etc.

BUSINESS CARDS

A lot of people will want to just grab your info to look up more later. It’s also a good idea to have a list of your upcoming classes that they could attend. If you don’t have business cards, you could either print some on templates that you can buy at an office store; or just have your contact info on some oily-info handouts. It is also a great idea to set-up early so you can go around and introduce yourself to the other vendors and give them a biz card since they won’t get to see your booth during the event!

OIL INFO CARDS

We have created a 4×6 info sheet for each oil in the PSK. Print these either on paper or photo paper (they print to fit on 4×6 photos). I like to line them across the table and set each oil bottle on top. Then guests can easily open the bottle for a sniff while reading about its benefits.

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Don’t be the expert. Bring along some great reference books, printed word documents, graphics from the YL Member Resources, etc. to easily answer questions for people. I have a few copies of my favorite graphics and the bullet point so if people signup they have information to take home right away. It is great for them to have something to reference when they get their kit, so they don’t forget everything they learned from you.

DECORATIVE & BONUS ELEMENTS

You don’t need to go crazy here, but a little color can help draw attention. I like to bring a chalkboard to write things on, a wooden crate to create some height, some color printed graphics (I always have the Head to Toe graphic from our files section to answer questions), and my cardboard towers that describe oils (sold by YL). I also bring other popular YL products like the Thieves cleaner, toothpaste, and Ningxia Red. I choose to also bring a roller bottle, V-6, capsules, a glass spray bottle, and glass drinking bottle so I can show them all the ways we use the oils!

BIG ITEMS?

These are dependent on where your event is. If it’s outdoors you may want to bring a pop up canopy to protect from the sun or rain. Also check with your event coordinator to know if they are providing tables and chairs or if you should bring your own.
Remember to oil-up before and throughout the event to support your mood, sociability, and so others can notice how great you smell 🙂 Good luck and have a great time.  Just be yourself and others will be drawn to authenticity and your passion for the oils and the wellness they can create.
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Essential Oils to Support Breast Health

It’s October, everything is pink; and it is time to remember to care for your girls!

There are lots of options for essential oils to support female hormones and breast health.

Some favorites are:

  • Clary Sage
  • Geranium
  • Rosemary
  • Fennel
  • Sacred Frankincense
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Sage
  • Frankincense
  • Cypress
  • Lavender

Please look them up in your reference guides to learn more about why & how to use each when choosing which are right for you and your body.

An easy way to use these oils is to pick a few of your favorites, add them to some coconut oil, mix it up and keep on your bathroom counter. Then just apply a bit to each breast topically each day to keep them perky and healthy 🙂

If you’re a Nursing Mama and need extra support for your girls check out our specific post here.

New to Young Living Essential Oils? Learn more and Get started here!

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Supporting the Respiratory System with a Steam Bath

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Thyme, Eucalyptus steam bath ——

1. bring a large pot of water to a boil

2. remove from heat and let cool 1-3 min

3. test the steam to make sure it is not super hot (we don’t want to burn your nostrils)

4. bring the put carefully to a safe place so that you can sit in front of it

5. add 2 drops of each oil to the pot of water

6. place face over the pot of water —- about 8 inches from the water, close your eyes, breath deep and put the towel over your head in order to capture the steam, creating a tent. Breath deeply for as long as you can stand the warm steam on your face.

7. Repeat this process as often as needed.

 

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The Switch Witch


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I love Halloween!!!!

It is probably one of my favorite holidays — no joke! Dress up, imaginative play, parties, fall festivities, scary decorations, witch cackles, and trick or treating!

What I don’t love? The candy!!!! Especially now that I’m a Mama! I know that SUGAR is toxic to the body, it is as addictive as cocaine to the brain, it feeds cancer and it suppresses the immune system for up to 6 hours after it is ingested, leaving the body compromised and susceptible to catching illness! And no body wants to deal with colds/coughs/fevers and the list goes on!

I know, I know, you don’t want to hear that!

But you can have yummy healthy sweet treats this Halloween, all you have to do is make your own, homemade is always best anyways, right? Maple syrup, raw honey and stevia can easily replace refined sugar in any recipe!

Now that we got the treats covered, what about that trick or treating??? Yep this is a tricky one! But I have a great solution, it’s called the Switch Witch!

Allow your kiddos to trick or treat as normal and then when they get home tell them the story of the Switch Witch. There are 2 really awesome books that tell the story of the Switch Witch. Check them out here & here.

But the story goes like this….The Switch Witch has a little puppy and her puppy loves loves candy! If you leave your candy out (placed in a cauldron or bucket) on Halloween’s Eve, the Switch Witch will come and switch your candy (wink wink) for a special toy! She will give your candy to her puppy dog who will eat it all up!

So this Halloween, consider avoiding having weeks of candy hanging around the house, do the Switch Witch instead, get your kid something special, like a new book, or a fun brain challenging educational toy. If you don’t like the Switch Witch story, make up your own, Mommy & Daddy can be the one to bring the surprise gift as well and give the candy away….it’s your choice do what you think is best for your family. You could even make a game out of it, certain prizes are worth so many pieces of candy in trade 😉 get clever & have fun!

Avoid the candy and your body and your mind will thank you!

Winter Car Necessities

Don’t say it too loud, but winter is coming…again. It’s time to get started preparing your car with everything you would need in case of an emergency.

At the end of the article you’ll find our printable checklist, so you can make sure you’re ready. Also make sure to watch our YouTube video as Brittany packs her car!

Think of something we missed? We’d love to hear more ideas, comment below to share!

 

First, you need the basics.

Rope, carabiner, jumper cables, a rechargeable jumper, pocket knife, compass, duct & electrical tape, waterproof matches, flashlights, tarp, shovel, basic tool kit, and a basic first-aid kit.

We also suggest adding these great natural items to your first-aid kit: arnica, activated charcoal capsules, cayenne pepper capsules, and a DIY first-aid salve.

You also need some snacks in case you are stuck for an extended time. Great ideas for snacks are bottled water (coconut water would also be great in warm climates), granola bars, trail mix, supergreen powder, Ningxia Red, and Ningxia Nitro.

Next you need to be prepared with our favorite must-have Young Living essential oils. Thieves, lavender, peppermint, DiGize, Purification, Stress Away, En-R-Gee, helicrysm, Deep Relief, Lemongrass, and the Thieves Spray. When using oils it is also important to have some reference material, so a Pocket Reference Guide is great!

Don’t have these awesome oils? Don’t put it off, you need them. Find out more here.

If you’re in a warm climate, we are happy for you. But for those of us in the midwest, here are a few more items to make sure you have for the cold months. Extra hats, scarves, and mittens (waterproof is great too). Blankets (thermal or regular warm blankets), a thermal tent, snow shovel, a window ice scraper, and sand or kitty litter to help get out if you get stuck.

Thanks for taking the time to consider this list. It is so important to the safety of your family to always be prepared. Making the effort to pack your car now could make the difference in an emergency situation. Comment below with your favorites to pack!

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Road Trip Must-Have Essential Oils

We recently went on a week-long road trip to the east coast. That is a LOT of driving, and here is my list of Must-Haves for any trip. We used each and every of these during our trip and I am so glad I packed them all.

For an oil-addict it is hard to not pack every oil I own, so this is the short list. Great graphic on the bottom with a checklist you can go through when packing for your next vacation.

Thieves: Everyone needs an extra immune system boost when staying up late, going into lots of public places, etc. I loved drinking Thieves in my morning coffee in the car.

Joy: Because sometimes you get lost and need a little emotional support.

Valor: This one is great for emotional support for me to ease my nerves when encountering lots of crowds and strangers in social settings.

DiGize: Road trip snacks….enough said.

Immune boost roller: We like to mix some of our favorite immune supporting oils and keeping them in a handy roller bottle so we can roll right on our feet each morning before we head out for the day.

Thieves spray: This spray is awesome to spray all over your hotel room, think remotes, doorknobs, everywhere!

Citrus fresh & Grapefruit: These are my two favorites to drink in my water throughout the day. Delicious and great at keeping my energy up.

Purification: We liked putting purification blend on a cotton ball in the air vent to keep the car smelling fresh.

Peppermint: So many uses for peppermint! This is my husband’s favorite to take in a capsule after a big meal, but it’s also essential to keep as a “wake-me-up” for those long driving hours.

Lavender: We spent many hours in the sun during our trip, so we loved having lavender to apply to soothe and refresh our skin.

Travel diffuser: The little white thing in the center of the photo is my hand-held diffuser, you can also find some that fit in a cup holder and plug into the cigarette lighter.

Stress away: Because sometimes you get stuck in traffic….for a long time.

RC: Driving with the window down can invite in lots of different pollens and pollutants, we love to breath in some RC to maintain our respiratory health.

Oregano: This is a power-house for supporting your immune system. We took it in a capsule after a few extra late nights to keep our immune system top notch.

Frankincense: Frankincense is my favorite oil, so I couldn’t go anywhere without it. I loved adding a drop to my neti pot saline rinse to keep my sinuses nice and clear.

Tea tree (melaleuca a.): Tea tree is awesome for supporting the skin and we applied to non-cystic acne so our vacation photos had great glowing skin.

Deep relief: Long hours in the car can lead to some achy muscles. Deep relief comes with a convenient roller top so you can easily apply to shoulders, temples, back, etc.

PanAway: Not pictured, but with similar uses as Deep relief we love having both to choose from for soothing muscles and joints after a long day.

Ningxia red & Ningxia nitro: Not pictured, but I loved having my packets of Ningxia red to drink on-the-go for the mornings I didn’t have time to grab a breakfast. Ningxia nitro is also amazing at giving me a long even energy boost and I would drink it on those extra busy days to keep up with my husband.
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Herbal Tea’s for Nourishment during Pregnancy & PMS…

Nourishing Tea

 

Herbal Tea’s for Nourishment during Pregnancy & PMS…

Herbs are wonderful in providing nutrients needed to a pregnant Mama or lady who suffers from PMS. Boost your iron levels with these nourishing and notifying teas.  It is important before adding any herbal remedies into our diet that we research and understand each herb, their purpose and if they are safe for pregnancy. Herbs do have power, so we must take care to use the right herbs at the right time.

The herbs listed in the recipes below are perfect blends for pregnancy, milk production for nursing Mama’s and PMS symptoms. In both cases, drink regularly throughout the month in order to enjoy the full benefits. Pregnant Mama’s should start drinking this tea after the 2nd trimester (but not during the first).

 

Nourishing Tea recipe by Aviva Romm

Drink plain or with lemon juice & honey (raw & local). Nutritious, and full of iron.

  • 1 ounce red raspberry leaves
  • 1 ounce dried nettle
  • 1 ounce dried oatstraw
  • ½ ounce dried alfalfa
  • ½ ounce dried red clover blossoms
  • ¼-1/2 ounce dried spearmint leaves or hibiscus flowers (for flavor)
  • ¼ ounce rose hips
  • 1 quart boiling water

To prepare:

Mix all herbs and store in a glass jar from heat and sunlight. Put a handful of the mixture in a glass jar, add the
boiling water, cover and steep for 1 hour for maximum benefit,
steep for less time if tea is too strong.

Drink:

1-4 cups daily, warm or cool, beginning in the second trimester (after 12 weeks pregnancy) and throughout postpartum to
promote milk production.

 

Variations “Nourishing Tea” recipe above:

Dandelion Infused

  • 1 ounce Dandelion leaf
  • 1 ounce red raspberry leaves
  • 1 ounce dried nettle
  • ½ ounce dried red clover blossoms
  • ¼-1/2 ounce hibiscus flowers

Lemon Balm Infused

  • 1 ounce Raspberry Leaf
  • 1 ounce Nettle Leaf
  • 1/2 ounce Lemon Balm
  • 1/4 ounce horsetail
  • 1/4 ounce oatstraw

 

Rosemary Gladstar’s Recipes for Menstruation:

(not for during pregnancy)

Liver Tonic Formula for Menstruation

Use 1 teaspoon of herbs per cup of hot water, let steep for 5-10 minutes. Drink with honey or stevia to improve flavor. Drink 3-4 cups daily

  • 2 parts burdock root
  • 2 parts dandelion root
  • 1 part chaste tree berry
  • 1 part licorice root
  • 1/4 part ginger

 

Herbs to AVOID during Pregnancy & Breastfeeding:

During Pregnancy – avoid most herbs during the 1st trimester. However many herbs can be effective for nausea and nourishing to the growing fetus, take care extra care and precaution in the first trimester and check with your doctor or midwife before starting anything new.

 

Herbs to avoid during Pregnancy:

Arnica, Barberry, Bee Balm, Black walnut, Blessed thistle, Catnip, Chapparal, Chicory, Colsfoot, Comfrey, Ephedra, Fenugreek, Gentian, Horehound, Horsetail, Ipecac, Juniper berries, Lobelia, Oregon grape root, Poke root, Rhubarb root, Rosemary, Uva ursi, Yarrow, Aloe vera, Buckthorn, Butternut, Cascara sagrada, Borage, Damiana, Dong quai, Licorice, Sarsparilla, Siberian ginseng, Vitex (can be used the first trimester), Angelica, Birthwort (bethwort), Black cohosh (may be used in the last 2 weeks of pregnancy), Blue cohosh (may be used in the last 2 weeks of pregnancy), Cotton root, Elecampane, Fenugreek, Feverfew, Goldenseal, Horehound, Lovage, Mistletoe, Motherwort, Mugworts, Myrrh, Osha, Parsley, Pennyroyal, Rue, Sage, Tansy, Thuja, Thyme, Turmeric, Wormwood.

Herbs that are used as spices and seasoning are mostly fine, however should only be used in small amounts. Keep in mind that everyone’s bodies reacts slightly differently. I personally used arnica topically during the first trimester with no issue, and I also ate parsley and turmeric on a regular basis. Do avoid sage during the first trimester and check with your care provider or a local herbalist before using any herbs on this list medicinally.

 

Herbs to avoid during Breastfeeding:

Alder buckthorn, Arnica, Autumn crocus, Barberry, Bloodroot, Blue cohosh, Borage, Broom, Butternut, Calamus, Cascara sagrada, Coltsfoot, Comfrey, Cotton root, Cowslip, Damiana, Ehpedra or ma huang, Feverfew, Ipecac, Juniper berries, Lily of the valley, Lobelia, Make Fern, Mandrake, Mistletoe, Nutmeg (small amounts are fine), Osha, Periwinkle, Peruvian bark, Pleurisy Root, Poke root, Rhubarb, Rue, Sage, Sarsaparilla, Senna,Stillingia, Tansy, Thuja, Wormwood.

 

 

Purchasing & Storing Herbs:

Herbs can be purchased at your local health food store or can be ordered online. It is important to purchase mostly organic herbs whenever possible in order to limit your exposure to unnecessary toxins. Inorganic herbs are sprayed with fungicides and insecticides for storage and may have been irradiated. Herbs should smell fresh and be full of color. For myself personally, I love to order from Frontier Herbs, Bulk Herb Store, or Mountain Rose Herbs. All three stores are great online ordering options and provide a good quality product.

Store your herbs away from the sunlight, preferably in a dark container or glass jar with a tight seal. This will ensure that they keep fresh.

 

 

The Healing Herbs:

What are the healing properties of the herbs in the recipes listed above? Below is a list of all of the herbs used, and a general description from Prescription for Nutritional Healing.

 

Red Raspberry Leaves

Reduces menstrual bleeding, relaxes uterine and intestinal spasms, and strengthens uterine walls. Promotes healthy nails, bones, teeth, and skin. Good for diarrhea and for female disorders such as morning sickness, hot flashes, and menstrual cramps. Also heals canker sores. Combined with peppermint, good for morning sickness. It is full of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, C, and E.

 

Nettle

Acts as a diuretic, expectorant, pain reliever, and tonic. Good for benign protstatic hyberplasia, anemia, arthritis, rheumatism, hay fever, and other allergic disorders, kidney problems, and malabsorption syndrome. Improves goiter, inflammatory conditions and mucous conditions of the lungs. Used in hair care products, it helps to stimulate hair follicles and regulate scalp oil buildup. It is full of calcium, copper, essential fatty acids, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sulfur, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, C, and E.

 

Oatstraw

Acts as a antidepressant and restorative nerve tonic. Increases perspiration. Helps to ease insomnia. Good for bed-wetting, depression, stress, and skin disorders. Is full of calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and E.

 

Alfalfa

Alkalizes and detoxifies the body. Alfalfa acts as a diuretic, is anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal. It also helps to balance blood sugar, hormones, and promotes pituitary gland function. It is good for anemia, arthritis, ulcers, digestive system and skin. It is full of:  calcium, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, D, E, and K.

 

Red Clover Blossoms

Fights infection, suppresses appetite, and purifies the blood. Relieves menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. Good for bacterial infections, coughs, bronchitis, inflamed, lungs, inflammatory bowel disorders, kidney problems, liver disease, skin disorders, weakened immune system. Is full of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins B3, C and E.

 

 

Hibiscus Flowers

High in vitamin C and bioflavonoids, hibiscus has slightly astringent properties. It is useful for for treating mild colds, flus, bruising and swelling. (description from Herbal Recipes, see below)

 

Rose Hips

Good for bladder problems and all infections. A good source of Vitamin C when used fresh. Rose hip tea is good for diarrhea. Full of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3,C, and E.

 

Dandelion leaf

Dandelion leaf like alfalfa and burdock acts as a diuretic, cleanses the blood and liver and increases bile productions. Improves the function of the kidneys, pancreas, spleen, and stomach. Relieves menopausal symptoms and is also useful for anemia, boils, breast tumors, cirrhosis of the liver, constipation, fluid retention, hepatitis, jaundice, and rheumatism. It is full of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C.

 

Lemon Balm

Calming, antiviral, and antiseptic, this beautiful and fragrant member of the mint family is one of nature’s best nervine herbs. Lemon balm’s leaves and flowers contain volatile oils, tannins, and bitters that have a definite relaxing, antispasmodic effect on the stomach and nervous system. It is a excellent for stomach distress and general exhaustion and can be used as a mild sedative for insomnia. (description from Herbal Recipes, see below)

 

Horsetail

Horsetail is known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, coagulant, demulcent, diuretic and astringent activity. Reportedly, it has been used in the treatment of a number of health conditions which include brittle bone, hair, teeth and nails, white spots on nails, gingivitis, tonsillitis, inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth, rheumatic disorders, edema, osteoarthritis, diabetes, acne, wounds, itchiness, rashes, burns, frostbite, chilblains, athlete’s foot, cracked and tired feet, drawing out pus from boils and carbuncles, ulcers, fistulas, herpes simplex, dyspepsia (impaired digestion), gastrointestinal conditions, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, fever, malaria, bladder problems, urinary tract infection, bed wetting in children, kidney stones (nephrolithiasis), prostate problems, hemorrhoids, muscle cramps, tumors, broken bones, fractures, sprains, nose bleed and other heavy bleeding. Horsetail is also known to strengthen the body’s immune system. (source)

 

 

Burdock root

Aids in the elimination of excess fluid, uric acid and toxins. It has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, purifies the blood, restores liver and gallbladder function, and stimulates the digestive and immune systems. Helps to relieve menopausal symptoms and can also be used as a hair rinse to help promote hair growth and a healthy scalp. Burdock root traditionally is eaten in Asia in many dishes. It is a grounding root vegetable that can help bring on a soothing earthy “grounding” effect in the body. Burdock root is full of amino acids, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C.

 

Chaste tree berry

Has a calming and soothing effect. Relieves muscle cramps. Regulates and normalizes hormone levels and menstrual cycles. Good for symptoms of PMS and menopause.

 

Licorice root

Fights inflammation and viral bacterial, and parasitic infection. Stimulates the production of interferon and may help inhibit replication of HIV. Cleanses the colon. Reduces muscle spasms, increases fluidity of mucus in the lungs and bronchial tubes, and promotes adrenal gland function. It is full of calcium, choline, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C.

 

Ginger

Anti-inflammatory, cleanses the colon, reduces spasms and cramps and stimulates circulation. Ginger is a very strong antioxidant and effective antimicrobial agent for sores and wounds. Protects the liver and stomach. Useful for bowel disorders, circulatory problems, arthritis, fever, headache, hot flashes, indigestion, morning sickness, motion sickness, muscle pain, nausea, and vomiting. It is full of amino acids, calcium, essential fatty acids, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and C.

 

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Naturally Healthy Babies & Children

Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

The Prescription of Nutritional Healing