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Staying Grounded - when the world is a little challenging!

Ok, confession – I was not expecting this. We created, for fun, an Activated Charcoal Castile Soap like our Pure and Herbal Castile soap cubes along with French Green Clay. I’ll admit, Activated Charcoal has not been a best seller (Calendula and Pure) and several have languished in our market box. Having just finished the French Clay – which I love for its creamy texture, I thought to take out an Activated Charcoal and try it. Boy, I wish I had done so sooner! Why? First, let me explain t...

April 6, 2022

Christmas in 2020!

Oh boy - who would have thought we would make it intact towards Christmas 2020? What a year it has been indeed, in so many ways.  And as we begin to think about how we will celebrate Christmas 2020, I hope that some thought will be given to more sustainable earth friendly products that nurture ourselves as well as this beautiful planet we get to call home. I have spent much of 2020 reviewing how I can take Naturally Herbal forward to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly as well...

November 11, 2020

Flower Essences and these strange times

It has been said that the flower essences created by Edward Bach in the 1930s have no resonance for these turbulent times, almost 100 years later. I doubt the plants, if they could talk, would be of this opinion. The Rescue Remedy today is just as vital as in Dr Bach’s day. Perhaps it is we who need re-tuning for indeed the plants do “speak” – it is we who have become deafened to hear. If we are to heal Planet Earth, the macrocosm, it starts with the microcosm. Ourselves. “Listen...

August 25, 2020

Castile Soap and Naturally Herbal

Castile soap, pronounced “kas-teel”, is rooted in the traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean where Aleppo soap makers made hard cleansing bars out of laurel oil and lye. Laurel oil is derived from the aromatic Laurus nobilis, an evergreen tree with green, glossy leaves native to Syria.  To this day, the origins of Aleppo soap remain unclear. Claims that the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Queen Zenobia of Syria used Aleppo soap abound. The common belief is that the Crusaders brought Alepp...

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