Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mountain Rose #Herbs Summer #Spa Giveaway


Summer has only just begun, and the schedule of camps, vacation and fun is in full swing!  In making sure children are busy and entertained, we need a little R & R during those down times. When the kids are away, the moms will play! With thanks to Mountain Rose Herbs, one mom (or dad!) will nurture themselves with nature.

The Summer Spa Pack includes:
  • Facial Herbal Kit – Herbal Steam, Cleansing Grains, Clay Mask, Wild Rose Oil, Rosewater Toner
  • Relaxing Bath Herbs
  • Rosemary Hydrosol
The Facial Herbal Kit is a five step process that begins with a powerful herbal steam. After heating and steeping the herbs, you place your face directly over a bowl with a towel draped over your head for five to ten minutes. The experience is simply luxuriating! I was able to breathe deeply, relax and mediate. I enjoyed this experience so much that I plan to incorporate this in my skin care regimen. It’s an effective way to open up your pores. You can soak in a herbal bath while the clay mask absorbs toxins and deep clean those open pores. Finish off the experience with a couple of spritz of Rosemary Hydrosol for energetic stimulation.


Thoughts About Mountain Rose Herbs…
With a large family to care for, purchasing in bulk is the way for me to go. You get so much more in return for your money. The sticker price, I think, scares a lot of people, but calculating how much you spend per month on certain items, typically shows that buying in bulk makes more sense. This is where Mountain Rose Herbs, a company that sells, organic herbs, butters and more in bulk, makes me a very happy momma!

I’ve been a long-time customer of Mountain Rose Herbs and have purchased their raw Shea Butter, Rhassoul clay, beeswax and the like, to create my own body care products. I no longer do this since my youngest and business have been born, but I still purchase my “need” items such as Elderberry, for my homemade Elderberry Syrup.

I also get my Comfrey from them. Comfrey is an awesome herb that aids in bruises, sore strained muscles and more. I infuse my Comfrey with Olive Oil for a massage oil. I use the oil for dental care too! Mixing a bit of Comfrey and Virgin Coconut Oil and for an oil pull. You can make fabulous poultices with comfrey as well.

On my MRH wish list is powered Stevia! I’m trying to move away from sugar, even if it’s raw and unrefined. And lately, I’ve been researching about Stevia. Not surprisingly, I’ve found mixed information about the herb. I’m confident, based on reputable information that Stevia is a solid, herb if processed without chemicals, so I’ve been looking for a powdered form of Stevia as a WHOLE plant. Guess where I found it… Smile You get 4 ounces of Stevia Leaf Powder for $5.00. This, folks, is why I’m a fan! Word to the wise…when purchasing extracts or essentials of herbs, it’s important to research the manufacturing process of the company. MRH’s essential oils, by the way, are 100% pure steam distilled and they provide gas chromatography analysis and specifications on the volatility and integrity for many of the essential oils they stock.

More About Mountain Rose Herbs…
Some of the certifications they hold: USDA Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Oregon Tilth. They are fierce about the protection and sustainability of our natural world and lead in environmental stewardship by strict principles and protocols. MRH lives out their creed in supporting many sustainability projects. Aside from charitable giving and the Mountain Rose River Project, Mountain Rose Herbs, a Zero Waste Company, has one of the nation’s highest minimum wage at 30% above the average. They were recently chosen as one of one hundred best green companies to work for. They placed in the top ten. The list goes on…read more here.
Mountain Rose Herbs is also passionate about herbal education. You’ll find many recipes and tips on their blog and Pinterest.

The Giveaway!
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The giveaway is opened to US residents aged 18 years and older. The giveaway ends July 3rd, 2013 at 11:00 PM CST. Entry into the giveaway indicates you understand and accept the terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: All information and products mentioned in the post are presented in an informative and opinion format and have not been evaluated by the FDA, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any diseases.

27 comments:

  1. I would like to try Astragalus. I have read it is good for your immune system and also for night sweats. I love tea so I would like to make a tea out of it.
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    1. Never heard of Astragalus! I'll need to look into that.

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  2. What a great variety! I really like the natural health section and would like to try the evening primrose oil.

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    1. I've not tried evening primrose by itself. I'll need to check that out!

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  3. I'd use the Turmeric for a variety of dishes.

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    1. Turmeric can certainly spice up soups and stews. I learned to use just a little bit!

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  4. I would like to buy the Rhassoul clay powder. I would use it for facial masks, spot treatment, body masks, and also would look up some other recipes / uses for it. Mountain Rose Herbs is an awesome site! I bookmarked it and will definitely be shopping from them in the future, great selection and prices!

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    1. Fantastic! They're such a great company. I LOVE Rhassoul clay for hair care. It cleans hair so gently and leaves it so soft. If you get Rhassoul clay, use it with virgin coconut oil!

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  5. I think I'd get Eucalyptus, and make a steam-vaporizer for my sinuses.

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    1. I always try to have a bottle of Eucalyptus on hand. Works wonders for colds/flu, and stuffy noses. I've gargled with it to soothe a sore throat. (no swallowing!)

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  6. I would like to try the bulk Coconut Oil and I would use it to make soap and body lotion.

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  7. I would like to try hibiscus flowers to make tea.

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  8. I have never tried comfrey but would like to give it a try for sore muscles.

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  9. Rose petals... they just sound so luxurious... add them to facial steam or make potpourri. I love roses!

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  10. I would get lavender and make potpourri.

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  11. Turmeric because lately I've been hearing a lot about its health benefits.

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  12. So many herbs to pick from....I would like to try astragalus root. I would use it in teas and tinctures to help with my Lyme disease.

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  13. I would love to try the red teas

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  14. I have never used this but have heard that it is great to use in food Kelp Powder

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  15. I would like to try the Comfrey Herbal Oil to help treat bruising. I have never heard of this before and never knew anything existed to aid in bruise healing.

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  16. The Lavender Essential Oils as a spray to deter fleas from my dog and home plus it smells good.

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  17. I would use the Horsetail in a conditioning spray to help strengthen my hair!

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  18. I would love to try the evening primrose oil.

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  19. How do you perform an oil pull for dental issues?

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    1. Congrats again Jasanna!

      An oil pull is simple Ayurvedic method. Just place one tablespoon of virgin coconut oil in your mouth and move the oil all around vigorously around teeth and gums for 15 to 20 minutes. Spit the oil out, do not swallow, as it will contain toxins. It's best to do it twice a day. First thing in the morning before breakfast. You'll find that the coconut oil freshens your breath and may soothe any sores you may have. You can do this with other oils as well, but they should be unrefined (no cooking oils, processed, hydrogenated oils) to see a positive result. One site recommends cold-pressed, sesame oil. Should you decide to oil pull, you should remember that it's a slow process. However, you benefit by pulling toxins as well. Being consistent, you'll see results. You will see faster results if you consider, assess and implement dietary habits, namely calcium, Vitamin D. Dental health is usually a reflection of that lack. The absolutely best coconut oil EVER in my opinion is by Tropical Tradition... http://tinyurl.com/6agu4tv

      My cavity is definitely healing.

      You can find more info here http://oilpulling.com/oilpullingmethod.htm

      Hope that helps!

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