Oat Straw


Oat Straw is known as a full-body tonic, natural antibiotic, restorative nerve tonic, stimulant, antioxidant, antidepressant, antispasmodic, stabilizes thyroid function, regulates blood sugar, reduces cholesterol levels. 

Rich in Vitamins A, D, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 & E.  Rich in Calcium, folate, Iron, Selenium, Silicon, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

Oat straw is an excellent tea for:

  • Acne
  • Anemia
  • Arthritis, Rheumatism & Bursitis
  • Bed Wetting
  • Depression, Anxiety & Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Immunity
  • Insomnia
  • MS
  • Recovery from illness
  • Skin health & repair -- Oat straw tea has zinc vitamins A, D & E and silicon which makes it a powerful tea for your skin.   Since oat straw has natural antibiotic properties, you can also use the tea as a healing wash for your skin. 
  • Shiny hair, strong nails and radiant skin
  • Strength & Vitality
  • Thyroid
  • Varicose Veins -- wash cloth soaked in Oat straw tea, applied topically

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Oat straw tea is one of my favorites!!

  • Heat water on the stove, not the microwave
  • fill tea ball (see below) with oatstraw
  • pour hot water over tea ball
  • cover and let steep for 10-15 minutes
  • sweeten with stevia or raw honey
  • serve warm or make a big batch and keep in the fridge -- serve over ice! :)

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Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm


Lemon Balm has been known as the "The Nerve Balm," "Cure-All" and "The Elixir of Life."

It smells wonderful, is easy to grow and is well-loved by bees and humans, alike! 🐝

Peppermint Herb & Essential Oil

I gotta say that peppermint is one of my favorite essential oils!!  Some of my sweet friends would say, "yeah, yeah, you say that about everything you use" (and especially about the exercises I put you through;0)

But, seriously, I think that peppermint is my most used oil!  It is invigorating!  For sure! And it really opens my airways!  I always take a drop before I go in to teach class. Besides giving me fantastic breath, right ladies?!?!;0), it helps me to breathe and gives me a little extra boost of energy!

Here's some stuff you might not have known about peppermint: 

  • Astringent
  • Expectorant
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-parasitic
  • Stimulant
  • Antiviral
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-carcinogenic
  • Analgesic


Sounds good, huh?! :) 

During my boys' high school basketball season, during the winter, mind you, it is SO hot in the gym!  Especially against a rival school when the gym is jam packed!  So, being the resourceful women we are, my sweet friends and I (thanks, LaMarr and Tamara) pulled out our peppermint oil, dabbed it on our temples, the back of our neck and our tongues!   Voila!  We were feeling cooler!  (Sadly, though, I rubbed my eye one time and oooh, that's not pleasant!  Keep essential oils out of your eyes!!!! )

When my mother-in-law was newly recovering from her liver transplant and was on a lot of meds, she was extremely itchy!    Applying peppermint, topically, finally gave her relief!  It was the only thing that helped!

Here are other possible uses: 

  • Itching
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Stress
  • Allergies
  • Congestion
  • Colic
  • Diarrhea
  • Flu & Colds
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Insect Bites
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Indigestion
  • Motion Sickness
  • Stomach Ache
  • Nausea
  • Fever

How to use it:

As with any remedy, natural or otherwise, please use caution:  Peppermint has a strong cooling sensation.  Do not use with infants.  Use with care during pregnancy.  If in doubt, consult your physician.

    • Breathe the aroma 
    • Take it orally -- a drop or two in a shot of water or a drop directly on your tongue (but make sure you only get one drop!  It's potent!)
    • Apply it topically either by itself or in equal portions with a carrier oil such as almond oil.
    • I use fresh or dried Peppermint leaves in my Thieves Vinegar 


  • Because peppermint essential oil has become quite popular, it is mass produced.  Be cautious when buying Peppermint essential oil that is from a high volume production process which cuts quality and purity to reduce expense.  Low cost frequently, though not always, means lower quality.    To get more info, please contact me, or to ORDER the brand that I use and highly recommend, click here:


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Lavender Flowers & Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Angustifolia is most widely known for it's calming and sedative properties. However, it's benefits reach far beyond the scope of emotional support. 

Lavender is absolutely great to calm stressful nerves, help bring sleep and rest to the restless and improve the peace of mind of those with anxiety.  It is also antidepressant.  Though it seems that anxiety and depression might be opposites, they frequently go hand in hand.   

Since lavender is one of the most popular and most used essential oils, it must have some other properties as well. And sure enough it does!

Lavender is:

  • analgesic: it is an excellent pain reliever!   it's wonderful on burns, blisters, boils, insect and bug bites, bee stings, cuts, diabetic sores, chicken pox,...
  • antihistamine: it is effective for allergies.     
  • anti fungal: it is effective for dandruff, diaper rash, cradle cap, itching,...
  • regenerative: it is effective for poison ivy, rashes, scars & wrinkles!!  Woohoo!:)
  • sedative: it is effective for anxiety, stress, insomnia, depression, pms, menopause and mood swings!   Can I get another "Woohoo!" :)


  • A couple of drops on wool dryer balls in my dryer and my laundry smells fabulous!  Great with sheets for a restful sleep -- Thanks, Robbie! :0)
  • I use it on my face daily, under my eyes and on trouble spots -- be sure to keep it out of the eye!
  • I use it in my essential oil deoderant blend -- and then I smell great! ;)
  • When stressed or anxious, put a dab on the temples, neck and wrists and breathe deeply 
  • Diffuse it in the air for aromatherapy
  • Awesome for burns!!  Put a dab directly on the burn and it should soothe
  • Helps scars to heal and fade!
  • Use fresh Lavender flowers in Thieves Vinegar

 Lavender is gentle and, if using a quality, pure lavender essential oil, it may be applied topically, even on sensitive skin.  However, if it is bothersome to the skin, mix it with a bit of a "carrier oil" such as almond, coconut, sunflower, olive,...

With any remedy, natural or otherwise, please be cautious and: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, please consult your physician. Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas. 

Not all Lavender essential oil is pure and of high quality, so results may vary from brand to brand.  To get more info or to order the brand I use and highly recommend, contact me or click below to purchase:


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Lavender Essential Oil💜  -- since there are several types of lavender plants, be sure the essential oil you choose is from the Lavender Angustifolia plant.