Earthmuffins Island Herbals
HANDMADE HERBAL SOAPS, & Teas, +SOY CANDLES & AROMATHERAPY
Handmade in Vermont......
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Indulge in a sensory journey.....
Where lavender fields are warmed sunrise to sunset along Lake Champlain, sweet grass, lemongrass, lavender ,& rosemary grow ..we keep our Jasmine in verdegris pots....All freshen our air along winding garden paths.... at fresh market Earthmufifn's stand holds delightful handcrafted Herbal Soaps, Bath Soak , Sensual Essential Oils, Island Lights Soy Candles , Island Time Herbal Teas freshgrown herbals hand-made....useful Whole Herbs. ..Enjoy Vermont maple & honey creams..added for plant color blended together with special scents from lush herb garden oils- we create from plants & pear & peach trees---Choose from our 12 scents, each infused with natural essential oils for affordable organics & safe ingredients everyday positive cleaning indulgence..
Offering Herbal soaps french lavender, Jasmine & White Tea(shown) & Island Lights pure soy candles .. clean simply pure....next try our Forever Fair organic All Over Body Lotion.
We all sway gently on earth .. in the Islands lofty breezes....
Recipe For Success
When life calls you to “stay at home” find your green thumb, plant more gardens, create crafts money making hobbies. When I am not in nature I fill my greenhouse bins with fall spinach, red Cale, broccoli and Brussels. We built a rental base project, and more gardens. One caveat for fall planting in cold climates do it early. We are at sea level in Champlain Islands so we have longer growing season,, we need a lot of veggies that’s how e eat.
Plant at least 6 weeks before frost time when the ground will freeze. The biggest draw back is for your plants not having enough time to produce some sweet crops. When planting your mums for them to come back in spring, plan proper depth means dig deeper holes and mulch a whole lot.
Most plants tolerate planting at various times of the year if they are well watered.
When to plant these garden favorites.
Warm season annuals & veggies.
Herbs lots of all types.
Tender bulbs( canna, gladiolas,dahlia)
Fall blooming plants(mums)
Spring blooming bulbs
( such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths,crocus & grape gentia)
SPRING OR FALL
Deciduous trees and shrubs
Cool season annuals
THE CALM OF HEMP
MIND & BODY WELLNESS......
This remedy and its herbal companions offer gentle effective way to ease stress...CBD oils....
Numbers of people encounter stress everyday in their lives like 8 out of 10 people...according to recent polls by Gallup..everyday people we know experience stress ...
Of that number the poll says "44% responded to to frequently experiencing stress"..these numbers surprise no-one. Sadly the fact that many people turn to unhealthy habits, such as eating, having lack of both sleep & daily exercising.. and drinking too much alcohol, in the face of stress- is no surprise either..
What may be surprising is that HEMP can help ease stress, and that, combining it with additional herbal remedies amplifies its actions. Numbers of folks from all walks of life..adhere to hemp for their wellness regimen ...
Hemp in the Body
About 20 years ago, researchers discovered that cells through-out the body contained receptors for endocannabinoids. These substances help control all physiological functions, including how the brain responds to stress. Researchers also learned that stress itself can,turn ,upset endocannabinoid levels within the brain,causing a downward spiral in which the body's ability to employ these substances properly becomes more and more impaired. Scientista found in addition the hemp contains phytocannabinoids, which interact with the same cell receptors. As a result hemp acts within the body in a similar fashion to endocannabinoids, helping to maintain a healthy state of balance, being.
Hemp's pytocannabinoids are particularly useful when factors such as stress and poor diet cause a state of endocannabinoid deficiency. CBD(hemp) oils can be organic & pure oils which are being used for calming stress & anxiety & nerve relaxants... many Vets of foreign wars, use hemp oils, for releif from PTSD & stress relief.... CBD has the THC removed from the compound.. both non narcotic(non hallucinogenic). THC: Tetrahydrocannabinol,one of the oldest hallucinogenic drugs known. THC Is one of, 113 cannabinoids identified in Cannabis. Cannabis comes from the flowering tops & leaves ofthe Hemp plant, which is a complex plant. Hemp With its' many proven & "newly"discovered Healing powers & Medicinal uses HEMP is presntly being researched further. There is evidence that cannabis extracts were used by the Chinese,as far back as First Century,A.D. as an Herbal Remedy.
We will be adding CBD certified organic oils to our list of healing products.
"Organic Chemistry,Morrison and Boyd,(Allyn and Bacon,1983)"
Green Tea For Your Heart: May prevent heart attacks...
Fatty deposits within blood vessels walls, known as plaque, can narrow coronary arteries and se the stage for heart attacks. However, it appears that a compound found in gren tea may be able to help..
dissolve these hazardous blockages.
Placque buildupknown as atherosclerosis, starts when the inside of the artery is damaged,cholesterol ,calcium,and other substances gather at the site narrowing the artery. In addition,recent research indicates that abnormal proteins are also trapped int he developing blockage, similar to the plaques seen in Alzheimer's and other degenerate brain disorders. these protein builders not only narrow the artery further but may also make the blockage unstable, increasing the risk of a stroke or heart attack.
Researchers at University Leeds & Lancaster Universities in Britain, are the two institutes which are currently studying EGCG, epigallocatechin gallate a tea phytonutrient long linked to cardiovascular health. They found the EGCG binds to the abnormal proteins, making them less likely to damage blood vessels.Study results were published & cited in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.The team is now working on ways it says to get effective amounts of EGCG into the bloodstream.
"It has been known for some time EGCG can alter the structures of the amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease". said Lancaster's David Middleton,PhD, one of the study's authors. "Our research results show that this intriguing compound might also be effective against the types of plaques which can cause heart attacks and strokes.
The Medicinal benefits of Herbs have been known for centuries. Records of Native Americans, Romans, Egyptians, Persian and Hebrew medical practices show that herbs were used extensively to treat practically every known illness.
Many herbs contain powerful ingredients that, if used correctly can help to heal the body. The pharmiceutical industry was originally based upon the ability to isolate these ingredients and make them available in apuer form. Herbalists, however, contend that nature provides other ingredients in the same herbs to balance the more powerful ingredients.
These other components, though they may be less potent, may help to act as a buffers, synergists,or counter balances working in harmony with the more powerful ingredients. Therefore, when you use herbsin their complete form, your body's healing process utilizes a balance of ingredients provided by nature.
In these United States, Herbal remedies were used widely until early 1900's, when what was to become the modern pharmaceutical
began isolating individual active componentsand producing drugs based on them....
American medicine became almost exclusivelycommitted to a nedical system some practitioners call allopathy.,whichseeks to treat illness by producing a condition in the body that does not allow the disease to thrive or live. Over the years, n=most Americans have become conditioned to rely on synthetic, commercial drugs for relief.
Today however, Scientists' have taken a second look at herbal remedies. Particularly the last twenty years. Today's renewed interest in herbs reflects increasing concerns about the side effects of powerful synthetic drugs, as well as the desire of many people to take charge of their own health, rather than merely submitting themselvesto a sometimes-impersonal health care system. We are also rediscovering the healthful benefits of tasty herbs for cooking aromatic herbs for enhancing and helping to balance mental, spiritual , and physical health.
Nature's pharmacy is an abundant one. Many herbs are rich in compounds that have beneficial effect on certain tissues and organs, and , therefore, can be used as medicines to treat, cure, or prevent disease. Herbal remedies can helpnourich your immune system, stimulate the regeneration of cells, damaged live tissue, build the strength of the adrenal glands, counter the adverse effects of chemotherapy,balance the endocrine system,stimulate milk productiona, improve night vision, among other things.
Basically, Medicinal Herbs fall into two categories tonic and stimulating.
Tonics help cellsm tissues, and organs to maintain tone, balance, throughout the body. some tonics activate and invigorate bodily processes or parts. Other tonics supply important nutrientstha cells, tissues and organs need to function properly. Tonics ordinarily are taken regularly for three to nine months at a time to gently strengthen and imporve overall health.
Stimulating herbs have much stronger actions and are used t treat particular ailments. theshould be taken in smaller doses than tonic herbs, and for shorter perieds of time. To be continued....
The Healing Power of Herbs
Ancient cultures had no idea why herbs worked-they simply knew that certain plants produced certain desired results. Only in the last hundred years or so have chemists and pharmicists been isolating and purifying the beneficial compounds in plants to produce reliable pharmaceutical drugs. About 25 percent of the prescription medicines sold today are ( or originally were) derived from plants. For example:
, Morphine and codeine come from the opium poppy.
, Aspirin originated from willow bark.
, Digitalis, a heart muscle strengthener, is derived from the
, Paclitaxel,Taxol. cited:used in cancer chemotherapym comes from the Pacific yew tree. ( Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition PhyllisA. Balch, CNC.). The world health organizationestimates 80percent of the world's population today depends on plants to treat comon ailments.
The world health organization estimates tha 80 percentHerbalism is an essential part of Ayurvedic(Indian), traditional Asian, Native american,and Naturopathic medicines. Many homeopathic remedies are derive dfrom plants as well.
Every Native American nation has its own herbal medicine tradition based on plants growing in the geographic area where they live. Common among All Native American cultures is the spirituality attached to the gathering and use of whole herbs, and spices, many peoples use the herbs both medicinally and ceremonially. to be con't.
Essential oils...A Guide to Uses..
FOLLOWING GUIDELINES FOR SAFE USE ENSURES THESE POPULAR PLANT-BASED MEDICINES WILL WORK FOR- AND NOT- AGAINST-YOU.
You cook with cinnamon, nutmeg & sage ...you sip peppermint tea and you enjoy aromatics of vanilla bean,& patchouli...we lather up with sandalwood soap..and soak in lavender scented bath oils & salts...You burn lovely cranberry woods soy candles.Enjoy Earthmuffin's Island Lights- light up your nights! The same flavorful and aromatic herbs used all around the house & (world). however, create problems when used incorrectly as essentual oils.
"Essential ols are highly potent, plant-based compounds" we all know unfortunate folks who use whole herb oils full force on delicate skin & face. Aromatherapist and author of Healing Power of Essential Oils(Harmony)"When they are sued properly, they are virtually no side effects." but he cautions,"You need to knowhow to use them properly".
When safe use, essential oils offer a host of health benefits: Studies show that Tea Tree Oil is anti-bacterial & reduces inflammation, chamomile soothes skin , but is in the rag weed family & you could be allergic, Aloe Vera gel is used as sunburn soother, and Lavender eases stress and post-partum depression in women.
Robust research into the benefits of these plant- based compounds,combined with growing interest in natural health, (always for some of us),has led to increased use of natural remedies, including essential oils. The global essential oils market is expected to reach $11/7 billion before 2022, up from $6.6 billion in 2016, according to market research firm Grand View Research.
It is up to you to learn about essential oils safety before you start using them. Taking classes ,reading books, and seeking out advice from other reputable sources, including Aromatherapists.
The Illustrated Encylcopedia of Essential Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism. Author: Julia Lawless. Publisher: Element Books.
copyright: 1995.ISBN 10-1-85-250-721-8.