Learn and Thrive » Herbal Home Remedies
Learn how to use herbs and oils to prevent and treat minor ailments and injuries — aka little boo-boos. Also learn ways to reduce antibiotic and medication use by learning how to incorporate herbs, spices, and essential oils into your life safely and effectively.
Aromatherapy is not just smelling the oils, though this is lovely. Aromatherapy is using the aromatic molecules the plants produce for our health too.
Plants produce these aromatic molecules to protect them from insects, diseases, harsh weather, and any other threats. As it turns out us humans face similar threats from these same pests and diseases — making these plant molecules effective for humans as well.
The aromatic molecules plants produce can be used in a variety of ways. Diffusing their scents into the air is good for our respiratory system, reducing stress, help fight contagion, boost immunity and mood, and could even help you sleep.
We also use the herbs and oils in lotions or carrier oils for improved skin health and lymphatics. Gels, salves, and balms can be helpful for minor aches pains or household type little injuries, as can a warm compress with herbs. Baths are another lovely was to incorporate herbs and oils for healing and stress reduction.
Plant medicines can do all this with very low risk of side effects!
Ice no more! A hot water bottle or warm compress is better than ice. The doctor who coined RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) has rescinded it. Read it here. A warm compress or hot water bottle with some herbs and oils can do wonders. Contact me if you have questions or concerns.
Fever – When and why to let a fever run it’s course (and when not to).
We make small batches only with no preservatives (other than Vitamin E oil in our cream lotions) and use only organic or wild (sustainably harvested) essential and carrier oils from reputable companies I know.
These products are superior for skin care and healing.
Currently in stock – custom orders available, please contact Bobbi or at 717/443-1119 to order. Go to www.learnandthrive.org to see more products.
Rose Geranium Hydrosol
My own (first!) distillation of fresh organically grown by me in Maui soil Rose Geranium! What a lovely hydrosol with herbaceous, floral (rose) and citronellal scents. Rose geranium has an affinity for the skin — especially skin issues due to hormonal imbalance — it is a woman’s hormonal balancer. It is highly anti-microbial, relieves stress, astringent and good for acne, and can also be used as a mouth wash.
2 oz bottle $10.00
Also NEW Regenerative Facial oil featuring Carrots & Rosehip – 1 oz $25.00
I infused Maui local organic small farm carrots into high quality extra virgin organic olive oil, and also used carrot seed essential oil in the blend; carrot is high in beta carotene and is an excellent cellular regenerator that helps to heal broken capillaries and spots on the skin, it is used both as a preventative and a treatment for wrinkles.
Sun Protection Body Lotion – 4 oz $30.00 + tax
This not only protects your skin from the sun, it is healing and moisturizing for our skin and due to the essential oils of Myrrh and Helichrysum in this blend it is also excellent for muscle aches and pains and healing skin wounds.
Sun Protection Facial Oil – 1 oz $18.50 or 2 oz $37.00
Made nourishing facial oils that also provide sun protection (Red Raspberry seed oil, tamanu, and pomegranate seed oil; this oil can also be a nourishing facial oil for daily use. With essential oils of myrrh and helichrysum it is a powerful skin rejuvenative that is also antiaging.
Cardamom Fennel Toothpaste, yum! 2 oz glass jar = $8.00
My Homemade Deodorant in a glass 1 ounce jar = $7.75
I flavored this batch with Myrrh & Eucalyptus.
Nourishing skin Facial Oil – 2 oz $20.00 + tax
This is a lovely silky facial oil that hydrates skin, plumping out wrinkles, and leaving you with a smooth complexion. With the essential oils of sandalwood, helichrysum, and carrot it has a lovely relaxing scent. It can be used morning or night, I especially love this one at night ~ it nourishes my face all night long.
Tooth Polish Powder – 1 oz. $14.00