Learn and Thrive » Herbal Home Remedies

Learn how to use herbs and oils to prevent and treat minor ailments and injuries — aka little boo-boos.  Also learn ways to reduce antibiotic and medication use by learning how to incorporate herbs, spices, and essential oils into your life safely and effectively.

Aromatherapy is not just smelling the oils, though this is lovely.  Aromatherapy is using the aromatic molecules the plants produce for our health too. 
Plants produce these aromatic molecules to protect them from insects, diseases, harsh weather, and any other threats.  As it turns out us humans face similar threats from these same pests and diseases — making these plant molecules effective for humans as well.

The aromatic molecules plants produce can be used in a variety of ways. Diffusing their scents into the air is good for our respiratory system, reducing stress, help fight contagion, boost immunity and mood, and could even help you sleep.

We also use the herbs and oils in lotions or carrier oils for improved skin health and lymphatics. Gels, salves, and balms can be helpful for minor aches pains or household type little injuries, as can a warm compress with herbs. Baths are another lovely was to incorporate herbs and oils for healing and stress reduction.
Plant medicines can do all this with very low risk of side effects!

Ice no more!  A hot water bottle or warm compress is better than ice.  The doctor who coined RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) has rescinded it.  Read it here. A warm compress or hot water bottle with some herbs and oils can do wonders.  Contact me if you have questions or concerns.

Fever – When and why to let a fever run it’s course (and when not to).

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We make small batches only with no preservatives (other than Vitamin E or Rosemary CO2 antioxidant oil in our cream lotions) and use only organic or wild (sustainably harvested) essential and carrier oils from reputable companies I know.

These products are superior for skin care and healing.

What is currently in stock is listed below – custom orders available also, please contact Bobbi or at 717/443-1119 to order.  Go to www.learnandthrive.org to see more products.

**NEW**  Relax & Heal Topical Analgesic Salve aka “Ashtanga Kisser”  This is my version of the Asana Kisser tins I used to sell at my studio.  It is not quite as messy 🙂  I added a little more beeswax to the recipe to help it stay on longer and not be so greasy.  
**ON SALE** 2 oz jar = $12.00

Nourishing Skin Facial Oil
1 oz $20.00
This is a lovely silky facial oil that blends carrier oils that hydrate skin, plum out wrinkles, and leaving you with a smooth complexion.  I added an essential oil synergy of Sandalwood, Helichrysum, and carrot seed.  This is my go to facial oil.

**NEW** Immortelle Facial Spot Remover

This is the facial oil to try!  I formulated it with the top oils for facial skin healing that lighten and brighten your complexion, check out these ingredients:

Rosehip seed oil, Cranberry seed oil, Calendula infused Organic extra virgin olive oil, and essential oils of:  frankincense & myrrh co-distillation, rose otto, wild Corsican helichrysum, neroli, sandalwood, and Roman chamomile.

On sale for it’s debut at 1/2 oz $30.00 (normally $35.00) – click on the link and read the benefits of the chosen oils for this blend.

**NEW**  Semi-soft Deodorant – $7.75 / 1 oz jar
Try the juniper berry scent!  I made this batch with Juniper Berry.  This deodorant goes on smoothly, helps keep you dry and odor free, and smells great.  No harmful chemicals or aluminum needed.

Vanilla infused Shea Coconut soft Body Butter with Sandalwood
2 oz $23.00 +tax
This infused Shea Coconut Butter is an anti-aging body butter perfect to firm up skin that may be getting saggy and hydrate skin keeping skin youthful and wrinkle free. I made this for skin over 50 years, use it in your younger years as well to prevent your skin from looking 50 when you are 50 years old 😉 A little goes a long way, it is very rich. Flavors currently in stock are Sandalwood only.

Rose Geranium Hydrosol – 2 oz. bottle $10.00 – My own (first!) distillation of fresh organically grown by me in Maui soil Rose Geranium!  What a lovely hydrosol with herbaceous, floral (rose) and citronellal scents.  Rose geranium has an affinity for the skin — especially skin issues due to hormonal imbalance — it is a woman’s hormonal balancer.  It is highly anti-microbial, relieves stress, astringent and good for acne, and can also be used as a mouth wash.
2 oz bottle $10.00

Yarrow Hydrosol – 2 oz bottle $12.00
Organically grown in Maui and distilled on location by me 🙂 Yarrow is a healer!   It is good for the “wounded warrior” . . . and the “wounded healer”; those who are tough on the outside and wounded on the inside. 

Breast Health Massage Oil – 1 oz $15.00 / 2 oz $25.00+taxMassage after shower into breasts in a circular motion going from the cleavage out, around, and under the breast 1-2x per week or daily around PMS or menstruation.

Tooth Polish Powder – 1 oz. $14.00