July Herbal News from The Herb Shoppe

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Want to join us for an Herb Farm Tour?

Saturday June 30th
9:30 am 
Farm is located in Sandy, Oregon
We’ll be meeting to carpool and 
caravan.  Please email:
theherbshoppe@gmail.com
to RSVP



Wednesday Night Free Lectures!

Summer Hiatus

See you in the Fall!

Interested in contributing to our
Free Lecture Series? 

Shoot us an email!

theherbshoppe@gmail.com

Herbal Certification Course - Beginning Septmeber 2012

This is a great foundational course for anyone who wants to learn more about herbs.  Structured around Rosemary Gladstar’s Art and Science of Herbal Medicine, it is a combination of self study and class work.  We meet once per month to review course materials and this give us the opportunity to explore certain subjects more in depth.  Focused richly in earth centered herbal medicine, we will also discuss naturopathic medicine techniques and organ systems as they pertain to the course work. 
Medicine making workshops and plant walks too!
This will be my 5th year teaching the class and it is a lot of fun to watch each student growing and learning about the herbs.  I hope you can join us!
Dr. JJ

Course Cost:  $695 includes 10 course packets and binder, all medicine making supplies and plant walk fees.  
Class begins: September 2012
Meeting Time: Sundays 10-12pm  

To register:  Go to the website, or call/stop by The Herb Shoppe.  Register early as spots fill quickly!
$350 Deposit needed to reserve your spot and order class materials, remainder due September 1st, 2012.  Deposit is non-refundable if coursework has already been ordered.

In this Issue:

  • Oregon’s Wild Harvest Herb Farm Tour
  • Make Your Summer Skin Glow!
  • Sun Support
  • Herbal Certification Class Registration OPEN!
  • JULY: 10% off ALL SKIN CARE LINES! : Alima, Wild Carrot, Schmidts, Molly Muriel - Go to our website for the coupon!
  • Check our Website for step by step videos  on how to make herbal oils and medicinal tea

How to Make Your Summer Skin Glow - Herbally!    

SUMMER SKIN CARE - FOLLOW THESE THREE SIMPLE RULES:
Summer is the season when you have to take special care of your skin.

You may be surprised that your summer skin, which looked radiant throughout winter, suddenly looks dull, blemished and oily. This is because, in winter your skin’s natural oils solidifies, whereas in summer it flows freely. It’s estimated that 90 percent of wrinkles are due to sun exposure.

Drink lots of water through the day, not only to replenish moisture lost to the heat and sweat but also to help flush toxins out of the body and keep skin
looking clear and lustrous.  All of the recipes below will leave your skin fresh and glowing - enjoy!  Everything is available at The Herb Shoppe and we are happy to help you put anything together.

Tangy Mint Iced Tea - Great Taste, great for skin and as a bonus, reduces stress!
3 part Peppermint
2 part Spearmint
1 part Hibiscus
1 part Schisandra 
.5 part Orange Peel                         


Herbal Self-Tanning Lotion - Get that great look of sun bathing without the damage of the sun
2 cups water
6 tablespoons dried green tea leaves
2 tablespoon dried linden leaf flowers
6 tablespoons sesame seed oil
6 tablespoons avocado oil
1 cup lanolin
10 drops chamomile essential oil
10 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil

  1. Make a strong tea with the green tea, linden and water. Let cool, then strain.
  2. Place remaining ingredients into a blender and add ½ cup of the tea. Blend at a low speed for 1-2 minutes. Slowly drizzle in the rest of the tea while blending.
  3. Pour into a clean, sterile container and store away from heat and light.
  4. To use, thoroughly massage a small amount onto skin after showering. Let skin air dry a few moments before dressing.

Refreshing Herbal Splasher - Revitalize on scorching summer days with a spritz of herbal spray. This one’s good for oily skin, which can feel especially overactive on a hot day.
1 cup water
2 tablespoons (total) of any of the following: nettle leaf, parsley leaf, peppermint, rose flowers and petals, resemary leaf, sage leaf and yarrow flowers
½ cup apple cider vinegar
Boil water, then pour over 1 tablespoon of the herbs. Steep for 20 minutes, then strain. Combine with the vinegar and place in a spray bottle. Store in the refrigerator, to keep fresh. 

Exfoliate 

Make as needed
¼ cup rose water 
1/8 cup vegetable glycerin
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/8 cup sugar granules
Mix together and adjust to your preference.  Apply this homemade recipe for exfoliation gently on your face in circular motion. Follow this therapy 2-4 times per week.
     
Sunburn Rescue

6 ounces pure aloe vera gel
3 capsules Vitamin E oil, broken, or 1 tablespoon Vitamin E Oil
15 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops wintergreen essential oil
5 drops carrot essential oil

Blend all ingredients together in a large measuring cup or bowl. Scoop into a clean, sterile contain and apply to the skin as often as needed.



                                     





We want to help your skin look as radient and healthy all summer long.  Go to our website for a 10% off coupon and enjoy these participating companies;

Molly Muriel


Alima Pure


Wild Carrot Botanicals


Schmidts Body Care Products


 

How to Make Homemade Bug Spray:

Ingredients:
  • Essential oils: choose from Citronella, Clove, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Catnip, Lavender, Mint
  • Natural Witch Hazel
  • Distilled or boiled Water
  • Vegetable glycerin (optional)
  1. Fill spray bottle (I used 8 ounce) ½ full with distilled or boiled water
  2. Add witch hazel to fill almost to the top
  3. Add ½ tsp vegetable glycerin if using
  4. Add 30-50 drops of essential oils to desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be. My personal favorite mix is: Rosemary, Clove, Cajeput, Lavender, Cinnamon and Eucalyptus… it works great and smells good too!  
How to Make Bug Spray From Fresh or Dried Herbs:

  • Distilled water
  • witch hazel or rubbing alcohol
  • dried herbs: peppermint, spearmint, citronella, lemongrass, catnip, lavender, etc. I recommend using at least one herb from the mint family.
  1. Boil 1 cup of water and add 3-4 TBSP of dried herbs total in any combination from the above. I use 1 TBSP each of peppermint, spearmint, catnip and lavender, and also throw in a couple of dried cloves.
  2. Mix well, cover and let cool (covering is important to keep the volatile oils in!)
  3. Strain herbs out and mix water with 1 cup of witch hazel or rubbing alcohol. Store in a spray bottle in a cool place (fridge is great because then its nice and cool!)
  4. Use as needed. Added bonus: it smells great and is very refreshing to the skin!
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