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CREATING YOUR OWN NATURAL EXFOLIANT & CELLULITE EXFOLIANT

Creating your own natural exfoliant & cellulite exfoliant (step by step) (NOTE: All products in red are available in our herbal store or email/phone us to order)   Step One: Sterilize all equipment, i.e bowls, spoons and pots to be used. An effective sterilizing solution can be made using a good 40% proof vodka, Citricial C & Lemongrass Pure Essential Oil. (To make in 100ml spray bottle: 96 mls Vodka, 2 mls (40 drops) Citricidal C, 10 drops Lemongrass Pure Essential Oil.)   Step Two: Add to your sterilized bowl, 1 large tablespoon of Organic Moisturising Base Cream. Add 3 drops Citricidal […]

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ANTI – CELLULITE FORMULAS

Anti – Cellulite Oil Using a double boiler and gentle heat over 5 hours (see infused oil info on our website for more in depth instructions on creating herbally infused oils). Place 1 part Calendula Flowers, 1 part Rosemary, 1 part Juniper Berries and 2 parts Birch Leaf (all dried herbs), cover with Sweet Almond Oil and heat as per instructions, stirring occasionally for 5 hours. NOTE: It is very important not to heat the herbs and oil at too high a temperature, turn heat off and on often to maintain a very gentle heat throughout the processing time. Strain […]

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How to take 5 – 10 years off the age & look of your skin

How to take 5 – 10 years off the age & look of your skin. (Without creams, lotions, pills, surgery or money!)   The simplest, most effective way to improve and create a more youthful anti – wrinkle, smooth and silky look to your skin is to “GIVE UP SUGAR” Yes! – it’s that simple. Not only will you shed unwanted kilos, but you will also loose the lines and wrinkles too!   Sugar damages by hardening the collagen and elastin fibres, drying, dulling and wrinkling the skin. The more sugar you consume, the worse the problem becomes and skin that was once […]

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NEW

TUMERIC HYDROSOL We are pleased to announce we are now stocking Tumeric Hydrosol! This is a beautiful hydrosol, great for use in skincare for all skin problems. $15.95 per 100mls Give us a call on (04) 5264753 or email us at Donna@cottagehillherbs.co.nz to order.

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MAGNESIUM

MAGNESIUM – A Life Changing Nutrient! Several interesting facts: More than 75 years ago, scientists declared Magnesium to be an essential mineral. Magnesium regulates more than 325 enzymes in the body, the most important of which produce, transport, store and utilize energy. Milk depletes Magnesium. Milk is loaded with Calciferol (synthetic vitamin D) which binds Magnesium. Research shows that many patients with Asthma and other bronchial diseases have low Magnesium. The Mercury content of dental amalgams drastically increases the excretion of Magnesium and Calcium from the kidneys. Magnesium helps eliminate heavy metals from the body.  Magnesium deficiency is common in […]

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TUMERIC

Tumeric Essential Oil Tumeric pure essential oil has one of the highest vibrational frequencies of almost any essential oil – coming in at 1,450, creating a frequency that is outstanding in its healing abilities and purity of essence. A truly wonderful anti-inflammatory for all types of pain. Effective for skin problems, stings, eczema, rashes etc. A powerful rejuvenator of cells, making it one of the safest and best essential oils for skin care. It may be used neat on the skin for pain and skin problems without causing any irritation whatsoever and best of all it smells heavenly and is cost […]

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Basic Hair Gel

BASIC HAIR GEL – 1 tsp Xanthan Gum – 1 1/2 cup Rosemary Hydrosol – 5 drops Rosemary Pure Essential Oil Combine Xanthan Gum with small amount of Rosemary Hydrosol. Using an electric whisk, slowly add more Rosemary Hydrosol to thick gum – thin till the gel is the required consistency. The Rosemary pure essential oil and place in a suitable sterilised container.

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Sparkling Aloe Hair Gel

SPARKLING ALOE HAIR GEL – 1/2 cup pure Aloe Vera Gel – 10 drops Horsetail Tincture – 2.5gms Pearlised Mica – 8 drops May Chang Essential Oil Combine all ingredients and place in a suitable sterilised pot. Use as required, for lovely sparkles through the hair or may also be used on the skin.

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MAKE YOUR OWN LACTOBACTERIA

 Make Your Own Lactobacteria A healthy body has a range of friendly Lactobacteria in the colon. This natural gut flora helps to break down digestible foods without creating allergies, bowel disorders, leaking gut, bloating, yeast disturbance or gluten and food intolerances. Unfortunately, these friendly bacteria can be destroyed with anything from antibiotics, to poor diet, parasites and drugs. As your best medicine is food, returning the natural Lactobacteria can be as simple as making your own brew. Start with making cultured cabbage juice – you’ll need half a cup daily: • Fill a blender with chopped green cabbage and add […]

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HORNY GOAT WEED

Horny Goat Weed This ancient herb has been used for more than 2,000 years by the ancients of Japan, China and Korea to enhance erectile tissue function by allowing more blood flow to the penis or clitoris. It increases energy levels and one of its primary effects is the dilation of blood vessels, allowing more hormone enhanced blood flow to reach sensitive tissue areas. One study showed 75% of healthy men had a very positive response to horny goat weed. It helps to lower blood pressure, increases libido and may reduce cholesterol levels when taken appropriately. It also appears to […]

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DAMIANA

Damiana Another first class adaptogen with a broad area of activity, especially as a sexual tonic, aphrodisiac and genital stimulant. It has been used for centuries by native peoples for helping to restore lib ido, desire and the ability to achieve orgasm. Damiana is an excellent energy tonic for both men and women. It stimulates the genital area by enhancing the supply of oxygen to the genitalia and can improve performance, libido and issues relating to impotence and frigidity. It enhances fertility, is a tonic for the nervous system and the kidneys. It relaxes the stomach and assists with stress, […]

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Exotic Sensual Massage Oils

Seduction Blend “Soothing & tension relieving blend with a pure silk feel” To make 50ml bottles: Blend together the following – 35mls Marshmallow infused apricot oil 12mls Camellia cold pressed oil 3 drops Jasmine pure essential oil 8 drops Sandalwood pure essential oil 6 drops Neroli pure essential oil To Increase Libido     “A gently stimulating, soothing, silky & emotionally evocative blend” Blend together the following: 25mls Camellia cold pressed oil 20mls Coconut oil (fractionated) 3mls Meadowfoam Seed oil – cold pressed 5 drops Neroli pure essential oil 5 drops Ginger pure essential oil 5 drops Ylang Ylang pure […]

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