Gut Health with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

One thing that seems to be a reoccurring theme while working with folks on the regular is digestion and gut health. The question seems to be on the rise and raising curious eyebrows with folks about their health. Learning about my own personal digestion concerns opened my eyes to fully …

Body Care Blend: Water Retention Herbal Soak

Water retention is something that most of us will experience at some point in time in our lives. Whether it is from poor diet, lymphatic system not being able to filter properly, monthly reproductive cycles or infection having excess of water in the body can be painful and put unnecessary …

Kidney and Urinary Health with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

The kidneys in Traditional Chinese Medicine are known as the powerhouse of the body. When another part of the body is low on energy or Qi the kidneys send additional life force support to that part. As fast-paced as todays world is, it’s nice to take a moment to thank …

Respiratory and Lung Health with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

Have you ever realized that you were holding your breath for an unexpected reason? I sure have! Whether I was excited, scared, nervous, swimming or fighting a chest cold — I have all the sudden stopped and had to remember to breath. Quickly, our bodies go into fight or flight …

Body Care Recipe: Lung & Chest Rub

If deep respiratory problems from a chest cold, asthma, or bronchitis have ever dampened your spirits, then this blend of herbs will open up your lungs and clear you out. As cold and flu season approaches, it is beneficial to prepare with a little cold & flu kit to have …

Immune Boosting Oil Blend

As the fall approaches us the thought of boosting the immune system is a hot topic for many folks. Most of us tend to play super hard in the Summer time and slow down in the Fall. Our bodies want to do the same. Rest is such a powerful tool …

Body Care Recipe: Tri-Doshic Essential Oil Blend

Our theme this month continues with the ever-changing and always balancing study of the Doshas. We have learned that nothing is good or bad, but rather that it may be out of balance. For our body care product this month, I wanted to introduce to you an oil blend that …

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Ayurveda with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

It is key for us here at THS, to research and understand the many beautifully varying methods and modalities of plant medicine. This allows us the opportunity of opening ourselves to each Culture which has utilized herbs for purposes both alike and variant. Elemental principles of earth, water, air & …

Body Care Recipe: Make your own After Sun Soothing Spritzer!

As with all Spritzer blends, they are super fun, quick and easy to make! This natural blend will soothe your skin when you have had just a little too much fun in the sun. Make a batch and give them to all your friends.   After Sun Soothing Spritzer:   …

Herbalism and the Stars with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

Have you ever stood under a sky when there is no visible man-made light? The vibrancy of visible stars is breath taking. It appears as if the stars are so bright and so close that you can reach out and touch one. The stars are another gift of Mother Nature …

Tea Blend of the Month: Orb of Night

Orb of Night is a tea blend created to balance your Moon Constitution. When our Moon self is off-kilter, things might feel a little foggy. Clarity on projects and staying grounded and on task may become extra challenging. The array of brightly colorful flowers in this blend balance out the …

Flea Relief Spray for Dogs!

This very simple blend of essential oils is great for tackling FLEAS! You know all about those little boogers and how hard they are to get rid of once your pup has them. I suggest starting to apply this spray a few weeks before flea season hits your area. Apply …

Pets and Animal Health with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

The big dreamy eyes, perked up ears, and undeniable love we receive from our animals simply does not compare to any other. As pet owners, we want our animals to have the best quality of life, food, and care around. Whether it’s your favorite shaggy tail dog, Berkeley James (pictured above) …

Skin Healing and Scar Reducing Salve

Making a salve can be fun and rewarding. Its really so simple to make! This is my favorite recipe for creating a simple skin healing and scar reducing salve.   Choose what herbs you would like to infuse. Do your research because you may find some that are better suited …

Gender and Hormones with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

As humanity evolves and grows so do our ideas of gender. If you take a moment and observe all around the world, each culture has its own traditions and roles regarding gender. Traditions are passed down from older generations within the social system, and become the standard for what is …

Tea Blend of the Month: Soul Shine Adrenal Blend

Bring balance to body & spirit with this sunny, citrusy blend! Adaptogens balance stress response and combat fatigue, while tangy citrus and tart hibiscus add a powerful boost of vitamin C. The Soul Shine Adrenal Tea Blend contains Lemonbalm, Eleuthero, Rhodiola, Rose, Oatstraw, Rosehips, Holy Basil, Orange Peel, Ginger, Hibiscus, …

Auto-Immune Health with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

With more than 50 million Americans being diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, it is time to take a deeper look into what Auto-Immune conditions represent. Autoimmunity is defined as the body attacking its own healthy tissues. There are over 80 named illnesses that fall into the category. Some of the …

Mental Health with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

What is mental health anyway? By definition it is, “Psychological well-being and satisfactory adjustment to society and to the ordinary demands of life” –www.dictionary.com   We are accustomed to categorizing things, places, people and conditions. We organize the ideas in our brains in order to match normal societal means of …

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Tea Blend of the Month: Brain Boost

Brain Boost Tea was crafted by The Herb Shoppe in collaboration with Jon Keyes (pictured above), a leader and innovator in the fields of herbalism and mental health (http://www.hearthsidehealing.com). Gotu Kola, Ginkgo, Bacopa, and Rosemary work in harmony to support memory, focus and learning. , Lemon balm and Skullcap offer  calming and …

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