Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Healing Soap - almost sold out!

[LINK to my Etsy Shop.]

I am happy to say my soap is almost sold out! I only have 7 bars left. (I guess my family is not getting soap in their stockings this year. . . .) Thank you all for being enthusiastic supporters of this amazing product.

I was a little worried about needing to increase the price to cover my costs and higher shipping fees this year.  I know that you can't get soap anywhere else with this much shea butter and this much organic hand-harvested and grown calendula, as well as organic vervein from France.

I use all my herbs, butters, and oils in abundance to make each bar as powerfully healing as it can be. I think my return customers speak to how it works.

Have a great holiday - thanks for buying artisanal products made with real ingredients and loving care.

A LINK to my Etsy shop if you want the last few bars.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Let's talk about Red Clover

My daughter recently gave me a jar of red clover buds she had gathered.
I did some research and found out this:

The common names are red clover, trefoil, wild clover, and purple clover.

Red cover: Relaxes nerves and the entire system.
Can be used as a sedative.
Has been used to fight cancer.
Found in herbal combinations used for cancer.
Wash for sores.
Can be drunk freely.

Red Clover Herb is often compared to alfalfa both for its nutritional value and appearance. They are reported to have diuretic, expectorant, antispasmodic and estrogenic properties.
Red Clover herb is a blood purifier that increases the body’s production of urine and mucous and promotes menstrual flow.
Contain bitter compounds that increase the production of digestive fluids and enzymes, especially bile. These compounds also shrink inflammation and relieve pains. Red clover is an excellent herbal source of calcium, chromium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.

Red Clover Herb is high or very high on the following nutrients:
Vitamin C
Excerpts from Practical Herbalism
In 1896, King said that, “Red Clover is an excellent alterative, and one of the few remedies which favorably influences pertussis.
After another quarter century of experience with the herb, the Eclectic Materia Medica of 1922 recommended it for the specific indications of, “irritability of the respiratory passages, with dry, explosive cough; carcinomatous cachexia,” and gave the following information: 
“Trifolium is alterative and anti-spasmodic. It relieves irritability of the respiratory tract, alleviating dry, irritable and spasmodic cough. Whooping cough is especially moderated by it, and it is frequently effective in lessening the distressing cough of measles. It also modifies cough in bronchitis and laryngitis. Its alterative powers are underrated, and it should be given where a general deobstruent effect is desired in chronic skin problems, and unquestionably has a retarding effect upon malignant neoplasms.”

Not a bad list of ways this powerful little flower can improve our health.