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Organic Heirloom Rose Petals

New stock just harvested (limited supply) – Available in: Deep Mahogany Purple Rich Pink Pale Pink White 50 gm x $17.95   Also available: Organic Heirloom Rose Infused Apricot Oil (50 ml x $12.50 100 ml x $24.50) Organic Plantain Hydrosol (100 ml x $15.95) Organic Comfrey Hydrosol (100 ml x $15.95) Did you find this article helpful? If so, please sign up for our new and free newsletter where you will learn many simple ways to create your own natural healing products from salves, oils, cream and lotions, baby-care and much much more including loads of herbal information to […]

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Announcing Our New Preservative Formula D

A completely natural non chemical broad spectrum formula which contains extracts of: Elderberry Usnea Grapefruit seeds in 2 forms Benzoin Rosemary Totara Cinnamon Oregano Frankinsence Litsea Palmarosa Usage 5-6 drops per 50gm base product. Available in 25ml dropper bottles @ $29.95   Did you find this article helpful? If so, please sign up for our new and free newsletter where you will learn many simple ways to create your own natural healing products from salves, oils, cream and lotions, baby-care and much much more including loads of herbal information to use in your everyday life. So join us in our […]

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A Simple Aid to Sleep – No Pills Needed

Try yawning at least 10-12 times consecutively just before going to bed. Yawning disengages the brain’s Limbic system. Many chemical brain messengers are activated by repeated yawning. With much research showing how remarkably effective this simple method is, consecutive yawning before sleep also eases anxiety and worrying thoughts throughout the night.   Did you find this article helpful? If so, please sign up for our new and free newsletter where you will learn many simple ways to create your own natural healing products from salves, oils, cream and lotions, baby-care and much much more including loads of herbal information to […]

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Spend a relaxing afternoon with us.

  Enjoy a freshly brewed herbal tea (on the house) and view the following DVDs: “Cancer is Curable Now” (Runtime 115 minutes) Or “One Answer to Cancer” (Runtime 98 minutes) Starting at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, October 17th at Cottage Hill Herb Farm.   And all of it is Totally Free of Charge!!!

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Herbal Butters

New vibrant spring grown herbs are perfect for making herb butters. These are delicious in sauces or on steak, fish or other meats. The also give wonderful instant flavour to a myriad of vegetables or pasta dishes and or scones, pikelets etc. A basic recipe is: 50 gm butter (creamed) 1 tbsp. fresh and finely chopped herbs Salt and pepper to taste (optional) Once well combined, shape into any of the following and freeze till needed: Rolled into a sausage shape, wrap in grease-proof paper or aluminium foil and freeze (slice pieces off as required). Roll into balls and freeze, […]

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Christmas Gift Giving

Pure and Silky Baby Talc A basic recipe that may be altered to suit your personal choices or ingredient availability. 1/2 cup White French Clay 1/2 cup Arrowroot Powder 1/4 cup Chamomile Powder 1/4 cup Colloidal Oatmeal Total of 1.5 cups powder to be blended together thoroughly with 10 drops pure essential oil of chamomile. Using a mortar and pestle, grind the essential oil into 2 tablespoons of the blended powders. Grind this thoroughly and then add these 2 tablespoons and blend or shake till well combined. Package in either a suitable shaker dispenser or a container with a powder […]

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Cold sores a problem?

  Try Lemon Balm (also known as Melissa). A fresh leaf rubbed on the affected area as soon as the tingle starts will often alleviate the problem. Lemon Balm is a powerful anti-viral herb and may be used as a fresh leaf at no cost or use the pure essential oil called Melissa. This is a costly essential oil with powerful but gentle properties. The essential oil is also very effective at relieving period pain & cramping when applied to area directly. An uplifting fresh rich lemon scented herb that is one of the easiest of all herbs to grow […]

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Suffering from INDIGESTION, HEARTBURN or FLATULENCE?

  Simply simmer gently, 2 tsps. of Fennel Seeds in 2 and a half cups of water (lid on your pot) for 15 minutes, strain and take when needed. This amount will keep for 2 days in the fridge and may be taken hot or cold. Effective, safe and costs almost nothing.   Did you find this article helpful? If so, please sign up for our new and free newsletter where you will learn many simple ways to create your own natural healing products from salves, oils, cream and lotions, baby-care and much much more including loads of herbal information […]

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Improve knee & joint pain with Rosehip Seed Powder

A study conducted by the Department of Rheumatology at Copenhagen University Hospital showed significant increase in knee joint movement and knee flexion with walking. Another study showed that extracts of Rosehips may reduce the pain of osteoarthritis by up to 40% when taken daily. *Rosehips tea, powder and oil is available at Cottage Hill Herbs store. Did you find this article helpful? If so, please sign up for our new and free newsletter where you will learn many simple ways to create your own natural healing products from salves, oils, cream and lotions, baby-care and much much more including loads […]

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The EVIL toxin in your beauty products

Found in: Cleansers, lotions, creams, foundations, mascara, lipsticks, shampoo & conditioners, make-up remover, baby-care products and many more everyday products. To find out if your product has it, look for other names often listed for this nasty toxin like: Liquid Parafin Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Petroleum Propylene Glycol Eq05 Ozekerit Polyisobutene and others This is all mineral oil. This cheap, nasty, colourless, odourless petrochemical is derived from crude oil, a derivative of petrol. Place any of these nasties in a saucepan and heat them, they will start smelling like petrol. Mineral oils are found in most commercial skincare products of today […]

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Ayurveda consultations and workshops in Wellington by Dr. Gupta

Ayurveda is a 5000 year old science originating in India that describes how to live in harmony with one’s natural constitution and the environment to obtain and maintain health and longevity. Wellington Ayurveda Association is organising a series of Workshops and Consultaions with renowned Ayurvedic  practitioner Dr. Gupta from 31st Aug to 12th September in and around the Wellington region. Complete details of the events can be found here.

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What are Fragrant Oils?

  Although fragrant oils are very beneficial and have a myriad of uses, they are synthetic and are not to be confused with pure essential oils which are therapeutic, having medicinal actions. Because pure essential oils are extracted from plants, they must be used with care and knowledge of the plant’s properties. Pure essential oils are expensive and tend to dissipate with air exposure, they also have the potential to irritate the skin when incorrect choice of pure essential oil is made or too much is added to a product. Fragrant oils on the other hand are available in many […]

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