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Gifts From Nature

Handcrafted soaps for everyday use, special occasions and gifts. Made with skin loving ingredients direct from Mother Nature.

Unique gifts perfect for bridal and baby shower favors, wedding favors and hostess gifts.  Makes a great (and inexpensive) gift for a child to give to a teacher, loved one or friend.

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Comment by Kimeli Wade on June 26, 2014 at 8:06am

Photo: Pruning my stevia. Can't wait to try the leaves in some tea.

Pruning my new stevia plant. I added 5-6 leaves to a cup of peppermint tea this morning and it turned out as sweet as if I'd added a teaspoon of sugar!

Comment by Kimeli Wade on February 18, 2014 at 9:10am

The most effective way to take advantage of the health benefits red clover (and other herbs such as oatstraw and nettle) have to offer is as a nourishing infusion.  Put one cup of the dried herb into a quart size mason jar, fill with boiling water and let steep overnight (or 4-6 hours).  In the morning, strain and drink.  You can add honey and lemon (or even a little salt).  Visit http://www.susunweed.com/How_to_make_Infusions.htm for more information about nourishing herbal infusions.

Comment by Adisa on February 16, 2014 at 10:27pm

Great information, thank you for sharing.  Any tips on preparing and using the Red Clover?

Comment by Kimeli Wade on February 15, 2014 at 10:48am
HERB BLURB: Red Clover

You've probably seen this wonderful healing plant growing in your yard. I've tried to eradicate it on many occasions before I knew of it's health benefits.

Red clover has a long tradition of being used for tumors, swollen glands (especially salivary glands) and other growths. It can be consumed as a nourishing infusion to prevent cancer and to treat whooping cough in children. Many women use red clover to help cool hot flashes associated with menopause.

It's ability to thin the blood makes it a bad choice during pregnancy and for those already on blood thinners. Also, stop regular use prior to surgery.

Source: Healing Herbs eBook
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Comment by Kimeli Wade on February 15, 2014 at 10:47am

HERB BLURB: Turmeric

Turmeric is what gives curry its beautiful golden color. Health benefits include:

1. Digestion & the liver (Ulcers, diverticulitis, flatulence, leaky gut)
2. Heart heath (High blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol)
3. Immune support (Cancer, colds and flu, bronchitis)
4. Musculoskeletal strength & flexibility (Joint disorders, arthritis, pain)
5. Nervous system (Pain, Alzheimer's)
6. Wound healing and healthy skin (Eczema, psoriasis)
7. Diabetes and Menstruation difficulties

Visit http://www.methowvalleyherbs.com/2012/01/turmeric-medicine-cabinet-... to learn more about this powerful herb and how it can improve your health.

Comment by Kimeli Wade on February 15, 2014 at 10:37am

HERB BLURB: Stinging Nettle

Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a common weed throughout much of the world. The dried herb makes a nourishing herbal infusion that packs more energy per cup than any stimulant, and without the downside of caffeine or stimulating herbs like cayenne and ginger. Tired teenagers, sleep-deprived new moms, stressed executives, wakeful menopausal gals, and wise women of all ages depend on stinging nettle to restore mood, replenish energy, and guarantee sound sleep.

Nettle is amazingly rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, especially the critical trace minerals: anti-cancer selenium, immune-enhancing sulphur, memory-enhancing zinc, diabetes-chasing chromium, and bone-building boron. A quart of nettle infusion contains more than 1000 milligrams of calcium, 15000 IU of vitamin A, 760 milligrams of vitamin K, 10% protein, and lavish amounts of most B vitamins.

Source: www.susunweed.com
The leaves, stem and roots of stinging nettle are covered with minute “hairs” which trigger the release of formic acid (the same irritant present in ant bites) when you “rub them the wrong way.” The "sting" is deactivated by drying, steaming or cooking.

Comment by Kimeli Wade on January 17, 2014 at 11:11pm

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Thank you in advance for your support.

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Comment by Kimeli Wade on September 9, 2013 at 1:57pm
What's in your soap? SLS

Don't you just love those giant bath bombs by Lush? Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is the ingredient responsible for the beautifully colored and fragranced foam that explodes in your bath. For some, it causes no problems, but, for many it causes irritation to the skin, sometimes severe.

SLS is a surfactant or detergent, which means it reduces surface tension of water. This action in soap causes the natural oils our skin produces to break up, making the skin easier to clean. Thus, this foaming agent is used in many bath products to create lather. It can be found in bar soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, mouthwash, and many household and industrial cleaning products.

Gifts From Nature does not use SLS. The copious amount of lather produced by our soaps is due to the generous use of coconut and castor oils.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_lauryl_sulfate

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706110/SODIUM_LAURYL_SULFATE/
Comment by Kimeli Wade on September 6, 2013 at 10:41am

In the spirit of Samuel B. Fuller, Eric Jenkins has become Gifts From Nature's first sales and distribution agent. 

Comment by Adisa on August 20, 2013 at 7:31am

Thank you Kimeli for the video I will be watching this video.  We are together!  When I produce more I will let you know.  This was my first try at growing them, I will learn to produce more in the near future. 

I will have to go and get this one!  I have not used the toothpaste yet.  When I have finished the fluoride free toothpaste I currently have, I will try the toothpaste I learned to make.  I will try the witch hazel, thank you again.

 

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