Herbal Skincare, Stinging Nettle, & Giveaways Galore At BHS

July 3, 2015

Herbal Skincare, Stinging Nettle, & Giveaways Galore At BHS | Growing Up Herbal | This past month on the BHS blog we learned all about herbal skincare and stinging nettle. Plus, there were some awesome giveaways too!

This summer on the BHS blog, we’ve got a ton of fun stuff planned out for you. We’re focusing on using herbs in homemade skincare products, giving away lots of BHS products so you can make your own products for yourself and your family, and we’re focusing on some great herbs… teaching you all we know about them as well as a few different ways you can use them.

The great part about it is that all of this information is fun and easy to understand. The remedies are simple, easy to make, and they work.

If you wanna learn more about herbs and how to use them for yourself and your kiddos, dive it. Read, read, and read some more. Keep some common herbs on hand and make things with them. It can be skincare products, everyday herbal remedies, or even using herbs in your food! The point is to just start.

Find out what all we shared during the month of June below!

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The Busyness of Life, Making Intentional Choices, and Living Life Brighter

July 1, 2015

The Busyness of Life, Making Intentional Choices, and Living Life Brighter | Growing Up Herbal

So Much To Do… So Little Time.

I don’t know about you, but I’m super busy these days. There’s training four small boys, homeschooling, my online work, spending time with friends and family, church commitments, volunteer work, housekeeping, etc., etc., etc…. the list could go on. I feel like life is moving non-stop. The days blur by, and I have to constantly remind myself to slow down, take deep breaths, and enjoy each and every day because it will be gone before I know it. What then will I have to show for it?

Thankfully, the older I get, the more aware I am of myself… of what I think and what I feel… of the things that matter most in this life. More and more I’m choosing to live life brighter… to not be so overwhelmed by all my “to-dos”… to take care of myself and my children as naturally as possible… to invest in others and in myself as well.

How about you? What does staying so busy show you about yourself… about your life and how you ARE living it? Does it make you WANT to live life brighter, and if so, WHAT can you do to make small changes toward that goal?

Today I’d like to tell you about how I’m choosing to #LiveLifeBrighter and introduce you to an awesome new herbal supplement that I’m finding great value in as well! I know you’ll love it!

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5 Herbs That Should Be In Your Baby’s Herbal First Aid Kit

June 17, 2015

5 Herbs That Should Be In Your Baby's Herbal First Aid Kit | Growing Up Herbal | Looking for herbs for your baby's herbal first aid kit? Here are my top 5 picks!

Herbs can be a safe, effective way to help your baby through common sicknesses they may face. All it takes is a little know-how and having what you need on hand.

Now you may feel like using herbs is overwhelming to you at first, but it really isn’t all that difficult once you get going. Taking the first step can often times be the hardest, but the more you learn about them and use them the more your confidence in herbs as well as your abilities to use them correctly will grow. 

Today, I want to share 5 herbs with you that should be included in your herbal first aid kit for your little ones. These herbs are easy to find, and can be stored dry in whole form so you have easy access to them when you need them. They can be used for everyday ailments like scraps, upset tummies, and trouble sleeping and even with occasional symptoms like fevers, coughing, and yeast rashes.

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Herbal Education At The Academy: The Nervous System

June 12, 2015

Herbal Education At The Academy: The Nervous System | Growing Up Herbal | Come learn a bit about the nervous system and get an herbal recipe "For A Better Day" tea!

We’re halfway through the Herbal Education @ The Academy series over on the Bulk Herb Store blog. This is a series of posts I’ve been writing detailing the things I’m learn in the Online Intermediate Herbal Course from the Herbal Academy of New England.

If you’re interested in furthering your herbal education so you can learn more about using herbs for your families health, I’d highly recommend HANE. They have an introductory and intermediate course with an advanced course coming soon.

This last unit of study was on the nervous system… a system I quite often ignored until now. It’s so important, and in my opinion this is system should be focused on when it comes to our children’s health because it will keep communication open in their body so it works properly. A healthy, balanced nervous system as a child can decrease the risk of nervous system disorders like anxiety, depression, headaches, etc. as our children get older.

CLICK HERE to read what I studied, my top 3 takeaways, and get a recipe called “For A Better Day” tea that’s great for kids… and their mamas!

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Plant Therapy KidSafe Synergy Blend Giveaway: 5 Winners – 3 Blends Each!

June 11, 2015

Plant Therapy KidSafe Synergy Blend Giveaway | Growing Up Herbal | Win some KidSafe oils from Plant Therapy. 5 winners will receive 3 synergy blends each!

If you’re looking for some safe essential oils to have on hand to help care for your little ones when you need them, I have just the thing for you today! 

Plant Therapy is kindly giving away some of their KidSafe Synergy Blends to Growing Up Herbal readers… 5 winners to be exact.

If you’ve never used Plant Therapy essential oils before or you don’t know much about their KidSafe synergy blends, check out this Q&A post I did with Retha, one of their aromatherapists, to learn more about this great company and this particular line of essential oils.

Now, whether you’ve used their oils before or your interested in trying them out, definitely enter today’s giveaway.

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4 Motion Sickness Remedies To The Rescue

June 10, 2015

4 Motion Sickness Remedies To The Rescue | Growing Up Herbal | Taking a summer road trip with kids? Here are a variety of motion sickness remedies to take with you!

I can remember sitting in the back of my parents car, traveling down the windy roads of East Tennessee, feeling sick to my stomach because of all the curves (and maybe my dad’s driving… sorry Dad!) when I was a child.

My mom would tell me to lay my head back, roll the window down a bit so I could take deep breaths of fresh air, close my eyes and rest. Most times it worked, but sometimes I just suffered with the sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. Thankfully the older I got the more I outgrew my motion sickness in the car.

Now that I’m the parent, I’ve noticed that my oldest child also gets motion sickness when we’re in the car especially if he’s focusing on something like reading a book, drawing a picture, or playing his tablet. And like me, sometimes a bit of rest and fresh air help… and sometimes it doesn’t. 

Now earlier this year the kids and I went with my husband on a business trip to West Virginia. It was the furthest we’ve traveled with the kids in the car, and I expected that motion sickness may be an issue for them so I set out on our weekend trip prepared with some motion sickness remedies to help us out if we needed them. I was pleasantly surprised that not once during our trip did my kids complain about feeling sick! Later this summer we’re going to visit some friends in Pennsylvania, and seeing how that trip will be even longer than the first, I’ll be sure to use these same motion sickness remedies when we set off.

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