Friday, April 24, 2009

Herb Blog Contest - Week # 9

At Nature's Gift we have been pleased and excited about hosting this week's contest. The hard part has been trying to decide what to offer as the prize!

We chose Deluxe Personal Inhalers from our new shipment, filled with the winner's choice of several healing synergies.

We'll ship one of these pretty purse-sized inhalers filled with your choice of our SineEase Synergy, for easing sinus pain and congestion, Happy Morning Synergy, recommended for easing the nausea of morning sickness, but also helpful for motion sickness, etc., or our research based depression fighter "Citrus Smile."

To be entered in the contest, respond to this post, here, and at all the blogs listed below. Please be sure to include your Name and email address so that we may contact you.

To make the contest even more exciting, ONE lucky entrant, drawn from one of the listed blogs, will receive a signed copy of Marge's Book "Essential Oils and Aromatics".

You may check these links for some of the reviews, from the Journal of the Northeast Herbal Association, or from The Massage Therapy Journal.

Remember all of the blogs below are participating, so visit all of them and post to increase your chances of winning.

Torchsong Studio to be announced (one week)
The Essential Herbal - magazine subscriptions
Garden Chick - fairy cookie kit
SunRose Aromatics - facial exfoliant and liquid soap
Herbs from the Labyrinth - tea sampler
Patti’s Potions - lip balms
PrairieLand Herbs - healing wand
Aquarian Bath - lip balm and soap
The Rosemary House - to be announced today
Nature's Gift - winners to be announced May 1st

Good luck to all, remember to share this Blog Contest with your family and friends!

- until next time,

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mother's Day - Give A Way !

This is a day to celebrate our Mom's.

'Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human
being to do the impossible.'
- Marion C. Garretty, quoted in ::
'A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul'

My Mom was a very strong woman, intelligent, wise beyond her years, empowering, loving and funny Lady. Yes .. we had our little 'spats' as all children do, however,
she was the one who always told me to reach for the stars. And I miss her .. every single day.

So, whether you are a Mom, Aunt, Niece, Cousin, Sister, Friend .. we celebrate you .!! for your loving and nurturing ways.

Please be sure to post a comment on this blog post to enter into our Mother's Day Give A Way.! Make sure to leave your email address so that we may contact you.

The Travel Chest is really beautifully made from a local gentleman whose passion is to create beauty from wood. Thank you Rudy Gunther for your magical hands.!

To read about the Travel Chest please visit our page: Travel Chest

Oh .. and don't forget to pass this on to your family and friends.!

~ until next time,

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day ~ Special Offer!

To celebrate Earth Day, we are offering::

Valid thru Sunday April 26, 2009
Use coupon code - ED2009FREESHIP
Enter this code in the 'Comments Section'
when checking out. This will be applied when
we process your order. (does not including Handling)
Applies to regular UPS Ground shipping only.

Browse our website for all natural products, essential oils, carrier oils,
aroma jewelry, diffuser blend, and much more.!
Visit ::

My lilacs have tons of buds, the trees are all blooming and just glorious,
everything looks like a beautiful painting, all the 'new green' colors and
pastels of the flowers are just stunning.

Enjoy this glorious time of year, when Mother Nature shows her beauty.
New growth, new beginnings! Everything is just vibrant and alive.!

I hope you take the time to stop and enjoy the Spring Season!

~ until next time,

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Herbal Blog Contest - Week # 8

Bertha Reppert (1919-1999) was the founder of The Rosemary House and our mum. She was a Renaissance woman ahead of her time when she opened a herb and spice shop in a conservative East coast town in 1968. Convinced that once everyone learned about herbs they would love these plants as much as she did, she became an avid educator about the secrets of herbs. Lecturing, writing and always promoting herbs, Bertha Reppert became a mentor to many. This weeks prize is a copy of her last herbal and one of our very favorites.

Bertha Reppert's TwelveMonth Herbal features 365 herbal essays one for each day of the year. Written like she is speaking to a friend this book is fun, informative and easy to read. Many folks have told us they reread the book every year and make their own daily notes in the margins. Be sure to leave a comment to this post and at the other participating herbal blogs (see the links below) for your chance to win this clever book (an $18.00 value) filled with herbal lore, recipes and crafts (priceless). Sisters Susanna, the herbalist, and Nancy, the culinary artist, continue to share their Mother's love of all things herbal at The Rosemary House, the herb and spice gift shop, and at Sweet Remembrances tea room

The following blogs are also participating, so stop over, post a comment on these blogs for additional chances to win this weeks giveaway AND the chance to explore some cool blogs.

Nature's Gift to be announced (next week)
Torchsong Studio to be announced (two weeks)
The Essential Herbal - magazine subscriptions
Garden Chick - fairy cookie kit
SunRose Aromatics - facial exfoliant and liquid soap
Herbs from the Labyrinth - tea sampler
Patti’s Potions - lip balms
PrairieLand Herbs - healing wand
Aquarian Bath - lip balm and soap
The Rosemary House (where a list of winners will be posted on the 24th)

Check back we have a couple more weeks of give-aways!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Piracy / Spring in the Air / Back in Stock ~

A double edged sword.

There is a real issue in the waters off Somalia, as the article explains .. However, there are always those that will capitalize on this..

Please .. read this article to become more informed.

We're Being Lied to About Pirates
By Johann Hari, Independent UK. Posted April 13, 2009.

Some are clearly just kidnappers and gangsters.
But others are trying to stop illegal dumping and devastating fishing.
To read more about this article: We're Being Lied to about Pirates

Eco-warrior sets sail to save oceans from 'plastic death' ~Billionaire banking heir David de Rothschild plans a remarkable journey in a plastic boat to highlight the enormous 'garbage patch' caught up in the swirling Pacific Ocean currents. Robin McKie reports .. Eco-Warrior set sail to save oceans

NEW & Back in Stock:
New ::
- Rosehip Hydrosol Organic USA

Back in Stock::
- Myrtle 'Green' Morocco - Ecocert Organic

Stay tuned .. as we have been thinking on our Mother's Day Give A Way ..
to honor all the women in our lives.!!

Enjoy this glorious time of year .. alive and vibrant ..
renewal .. rejuvenating. ...

~ til next time,

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Herbal Blog Contest - Week # 7

Welcome to week 7 of the herbal blog contest!

This week we are featuring Aquarian Bath your source for all natural gentle soaps, herbal balms, salves, deodorants, and spa pillows. Aquarian Bath's soaps, balms and salves are either unscented or lightly scented with only pure essential oils. This week, enter to win you choice of a Lavender Spearmint Lip balm in a 0.15 oz tube OR a Lemon Lime Lip Balm in a 0.25 oz slide tin, and 20% off on your next order with Aquarian Bath.

The Lavender Spearmint Balm is made with Extra virgin olive oil, Shea butter, Beeswax, Castor oil, Spearmint and Lavender essential oil.

The Lemon Lime lip balm is made with Coconut oil, Shea Butter, Castor oil, Beeswax, Jojoba, Lime and Lemon Essential oils, and Zinc Oxide, a mineral used in sunscreens.

To win one of these lovely balms, enter by posting a comment in response to this blog entry and take a chance at winning! Entrants must include their email address to be eligible to win. US and Canadian residents are eligible. You can receive additional chances to win in the following ways:

* Tweet about this blog contest on including @aquarianbath in the tweet. Come back and log your tweet with a comment to receive 1 additional entry.
* Visit and join Aquarian Bath's fan page on Facebook. Leave a comment so we know you joined to receive 1 additional entry.
* Make a comment about your favorite item from Aquarian Bath's etsy or 1000markets stores to receive 1 additional entry.
* Make a purchase with Aquarian bath to on etsy or 1000markets to receive 3 additional entries.

*The following blogs are also participating, so stop over to enter with them for additional chances to win AND the chance to explore some cool blogs.
Aquarian Bath
Make a purchase from one of these 9 host blog's online stores to receive 2 additional entries and leave a comment at the host's blog's contest:
The Essential Herbal
Herbs from the Labyrinth
Patti's Potions
PrairieLand Herbs
The Rosemary House
Nature's Gift
Torchsong Studio
SunRose Aromatics
Garden Chick

One lucky winner from one of the 10 host blogs will be contacted to receive 2 free soaps of their choice along with their lip balm and 20% off coupon, so be sure to visit and enter at all 10 blogs.

The winners will be announced at the Aquarian Bath blog when the results are in from all participating blogs. Enjoy.

Keep coming back and keep entering. We have some great prizes coming up, and we'll be having the contests until the middle of May!

Remember to share this with friends and family as well.

- until next time,

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Easter Blog Give A Way - Winner !!

The winner for this month's Happy Easter Blog Give A Way is:

>>> Deb Skinner - Jefferson, Oregon
(shipped today)

The Give A Way this month was our:

Chakra Synergies & Chakra Balancing / Beginners Guide

Congratulations to you Deb!
Thank you for participating in
our Give A Way and for visiting our Blog.

We will announce our Mother's Day give a way over the weekend.
Please stop back to view our new give a way.

Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful Holiday over the weekend.

~ until next time,
wishing you peace,

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Just some Chat .. This & That ~

Some articles I thought you may find interesting:

Empire State Building: New energy role model
The iconic skyscraper is undertaking $20 million in conservation measures.
Promoters hope to duplicate the effort worldwide.

NEW YORK ( -- The Empire State Building kicked off a major energy-saving retrofit Monday, and promoters hope one of the world's most iconic skyscrapers can become an efficiency model for buildings worldwide. To read this article visit: Empire State Building.

For our friends in Europe ..
Munich, 21-23 April 2009

In-Cosmetics is the leading global business platform for Personal Care ingredients.

It brings together the world's leading suppliers, R&D, production and marketing specialists and showcases the most diverse range of new and innovative cosmetics ingredients and services. To read more about it:

For those who are followers of Jack Gescheidt's::
'The TreeSpirit Project'
next TreeSpirit photo event:
Saturday, April 18, 4:30pm,
Mt. Tamalpais, CA

TreeSpirit Project photographer Jack Gescheidt here with news of the next large group TreeSpirit photo gathering: Saturday, April 18, starting 4:30pm on Mt. Tamalpais (Rock Spring parking lot) in Marin county, CA.

If you’re interested in joining this next TreeSpirit adventure, email me ( your first and last name to join the guest list.

I am a big fan of his work .. check out his site: TreeSpirit Project

Why You Should Get More SleepEveryone knows that getting enough sleep is important. But many people don’t realize just how bad -- for mind and body -- sleep deprivation really is.

This is a subject near and dear to me .. as I have severe Sleep Apnea ... and anyone who has this .. knows first hand .. the devastating effects of this disorder.!!!

It was so bad .. that during a conversation, regardless if it was on the phone or in person ... I would just nod off .. talk about embarrassing. My friends .. would often ask .. are you on drugs ?? Lord have mercy.!
Not to mention when driving .. wow .. scared me to death. I was so happy when my Doc told me .. I was only allowed to drive no more than 15 minutes at a time.

I had every symptom in this article .. it is no joke that is for sure.
Sleeping with a cpap machine is not the easiest thing in the world .. It took me many months to adjust to having this 'thing' on my face while I attempt to sleep .. Well now, I would not ever want to sleep without it. (or should I say .. I cannot sleep without it).

It is not the most attractive thing .. so, those with partners ..
the benefits of NO snoring and a lively libido makes it so worth it. ...
To read more on this: Why you should get more sleep.!

This is such an exciting time of year .. so much going on in the garden.
New beginnings on so many levels ..

Just a reminder .. I am a firm believer in samples .. so, when checking out ..
oh .. at .. if there is something you would like to experience and / or compare, please put it in the 'Comments Section' at check out .. or .. you will get what I call 'Sample Surprise' ..

~ until next time,

Monday, April 6, 2009

Gentle reminder - MONTHLY GIVE A WAY & GoGreen Expo

Just a few more days of our April / Spring give a way ..
Please visit the Happy Easter - monthly Give A Way.

New Blog that I just think everyone will enjoy::

The Adventures of Harry ~
The musings of a Golden Retriever from Boston on topics ranging from politics, economics, health care and sports to New Age music, meditation, crafts, bird watching, chasing squirrels, rabbits, and balls and not to forget my all time favorite...sniffing butts.

New Arrival ::
Im on the ball this month, the new arrival of:

Aromatherapy Today International AT Journal
Volume 44 April 2009 ~

Inside this Issue:* Essential Oil Profile - Mandarin : Deby Atterby
* The Modern Alchemy of Carbon Dioxide Extraction : Ron Guba
* Cell Talk : Jan Kusmirek
* AT & Cognitive Function in Dementia : E. Joy Bowles
* Safety & Essential Oil : Tony Burfiled
* The Science Behind Squalene - Part 2: the Primordial Balance : Robyn Carrington

Also, new ...
From our Artisan Distiller in Washington State:

Rosehip Organic Hydrosol
Rosa spp (hip/fruit) - USA
USDA Certified Organic
Lot # 81101 / ph : 4.7
Plant Material : Fruit / hip

Straight from the Artisan Distiller to you.!

Please note: Do NOT confuse misters (water w/ added essential oil)
with TRUE Hydrosols. Hydrosols contain NO preservatives.

Stability & shelf Life: Stable. Usually lasts at least 2 years or longer, depending on storage. KEEP REFRIGERATED.

*** Rosehip is the Highest form of Vitamin C for your skin.

Other Applications:
* Good for all skin types
* Atomizer: Spritz directly on face & body.
* Compress: dampen clean cloth w/ hydrosol & apply to affected area.
* Bath: Add 1 - 2 cups of hydrosol to bath & enjoy.!
* Add to face masks instead of water.
* Facial Toner: Spritz on skin.

*** External use only. * Keep refrigerated ***

Blog Watcher's Special ..
This product was not put up on the website as yet.
Anyone placing an order over $50.00, will get a free sample if you
enter this into the 'Comments Section' when checking out.

'Blog Special - 1 oz Rosehip Hydrosol Sample Free'
This promo is valid until April 15th, 2009.

The GoGreenExpo is in less than 2 weeks. All the vendor booths were sold out. It should be an amazing show.. visit and look at the list of vendors that will be participating.

We will be at Booth # 805.. if your in the neighborhood, please be sure to drop by to say hello .. it will be great to see you there.

Some Quotes for the upcoming Season:

'Spring is Nature's way of saying 'Let's Party'.
- - Robin Williams

'Science has never drummed up ..
quite as effective a tranquilizing agent -
as a sunny spring day.'
- - W. Earl Hall

'April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.'
- - William Shakespeare

- until next time,
wishing you a glorious Spring.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Herbal Blog Contest Week # 6

Welcome to week # 6 of the Herbal Blog Contest!
Friday April 3rd thru Thursday April 9th, 2009.

This week, enter to win a .15 oz. Healing Wand from Prairieland Herbs!

These healing wands contain:
- herbally infused certified organic olive oil,
- locally produced beeswax,
- vitamin E,
- essential oils of tea tree and lavender,

They are the perfect size for your pocket, purse, or diaper bag.
They work wonders on cuts, scrapes, rashes, burns, dry skin, hangnails, etc.

To win one of these useful and natural healing balms, simply enter by posting a comment in response to this blog entry and take a chance at winning!!!

Please remember to include your name and email addy so we can contact the winner!

The following blogs are also participating, so stop over to enter with them for additional chances to win AND the chance to explore some cool blogs.

Prairieland Herbs
Aquarian Bath
The Rosemary House
Natures Gift
Torchsong Studio
The Essential Herbal
Garden Chick
SunRose Aromatic
Herbs from the Labyrinth
Patti's Potions

Keep coming back and keep entering. We have some great prizes coming up, and we'll be having the contests until the middle of May!

Be sure to pay it forward and let your family and friends know about our give a way.!

- til next time,