End of Summer / Back to School / Sept Give A Way

Another Summer is over, vacations are done and the kids are back to school.
The weather has just been magnificent here .. blue skies, soft cool breezes,
just the typical September weather. I so look forward to the leaves changing colors.

This is a very important article to read. Monsanto is destroying the future food for this country. We need to let our voices be heard. Be an informed consumer click on the following to read this article:

Tell Obama’s Antitrust Czar: Investigate Monsanto
Massive seed corporation Monsanto — through acquisitions and cut-throat business practices — has cornered 90% of the soy, 65% of the corn, and 70% of the cotton market, and has a rapidly growing presence in the fruit and vegetable market, all without government anti-trust officials raising an eyebrow.

Eco-friendly wine cellars fashioned from old barrels ~
Thought this was an interesting way to recycle. Did you know that nearly 200,000 wine barrels are retired each year in California? Although some end up as planters or firewood, many are destined for landfills.

Tis the season ~
.. of sniffles/colds and all those flu virus (H1N1 and the Swine Flu)
be sure to have the following essential oils or blends on hand to assist you in fighting back:

Essential oils:
– Eucalyptus radiata (O) Australia
– Oregano Turkey
– Ravensara aromatica (O) Madagascar
– Rosalina Australia

Our synergies:
– Breathing
– Breathe Easy
– Clear Heated Lung
– Sinus Relief

If you are wondering what all is new here .. visit our page: What’s New

Blog Watcher’s Special :Tomorrow is 09 / 09 / 09 ..

So, from midnite tonite 09/09/09 til 09/18/09 (9days later) we are offering:

FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50.00.
(within the continental USA)
This offer expires midnite September 18th, 2009

Be sure to put in the comments section when checking out:

BWS 09/09/09

for free shipping and we will apply this to your order when we are processing it.

Something else free .. from my friend Tina Sams over at the Essential Herbal Magazine, a free download of an older copy of the magazine. They are always so full of wonderful stories, recipes and information.!!

Download your free copy. (in PDF format)

And let’s not forget our September Give A Way:

Our Pocket Inhaler with our Clear Heated Lung Blend.

Be sure to leave a comment and include your contact:

– full name
– email address

The drawing will be held on September 29th, 2009.
Announcing the winner on September 30th, 2009.

Please share this with your family and friends,
they have to be in it to win it …

Quotes for the coming season:

‘ Youth is like spring,
an over praised season
more remarkable for biting winds
than genial breezes.
Autumn is the mellower season,
and what we lose in flowers
we more than gain in fruits.  ‘
– – Samuel Butler

‘ Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor,
summer an oil painting ..
and autumn a mosaic of them all.  ‘
– – Stanley Horowitz

– til next time,


Herb Blog Contest – Week # 10 ! Final ..

Torchsong Studio will be hosting the 10th and final week of our blog contest.

Maryanne is offering something a little different to close out the contest.

A lead free pewter garden pin with a little glass ladybug charm in the middle and garden tools on either side.

Just comment on this, or any of the other blogs participating for a chance to win one of ten pins to be given away.  MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A CONTACT email.

Remember all of the blogs below are participating, so visit all of them and post to increase your chances of winning.

The Essential Herbal magazine subscription
Garden Chick – fairy cookie kit
SunRose Aromatics – facial exfoliant and liquid soap
Herbs from the Labyrinth – tea sampler
Patti’s Potions – lip balms
PrairieLand Herbs – healing wand
Aquarian Bath – lip balm and soap
The Rosemary House – Bertha Reppert’s “Twelve Month Herbal”
Nature’s Gift – purse-sized inhalers – inhalation blend
Torchsong Studio Our final contest – check back on May 8 for the list of winners!

Thanks everyone for participating and for playing!


Herb Blog Contest – Week # 9

At Nature’s Gift we have been pleased and excited about hosting this week’s contest. The hard part has been trying to decide what to offer as the prize!

We chose Deluxe Personal Inhalers from our new shipment, filled with the winner’s choice of several healing synergies.

We’ll ship one of these pretty purse-sized inhalers filled with your choice of our SineEase Synergy, for easing sinus pain and congestion, Happy Morning Synergy, recommended for easing the nausea of morning sickness, but also helpful for motion sickness, etc., or our research based depression fighter “Citrus Smile.”

To be entered in the contest, respond to this post, here, and at all the blogs listed below. Please be sure to include your Name and email address so that we may contact you.

To make the contest even more exciting, ONE lucky entrant, drawn from one of the listed blogs, will receive a signed copy of Marge’s Book “Essential Oils and Aromatics”.

You may check these links for some of the reviews, from the Journal of the Northeast Herbal Association, or from The Massage Therapy Journal.

Remember all of the blogs below are participating, so visit all of them and post to increase your chances of winning.

Torchsong Studio to be announced (one week)
The Essential Herbal – magazine subscriptions
Garden Chick – fairy cookie kit
SunRose Aromatics – facial exfoliant and liquid soap
Herbs from the Labyrinth – tea sampler
Patti’s Potions – lip balms
PrairieLand Herbs – healing wand
Aquarian Bath – lip balm and soap
The Rosemary House – to be announced today
Nature’s Gift – winners to be announced May 1st

Good luck to all, remember to share this Blog Contest with your family and friends!

– until next time,


Herbal Blog Contest Week # 5

This is Week 5 of the Herbal Blog Contest.
Friday March 27th to Thursday April 2nd.

Featured this week are moisturizing Lip Balms
from Patti’s Potions Natural Soaps, Ltd. Did you know that most lip balms contain petroleum products that are NOT eco-friendly?

This is your opportunity to experience fine natural oils in your lip care experience. Food-grade lip-safe flavorings and essential oils may be used to add flavor to the lip balms. No sweetener is added. Ingredients: calendula infused olive oil, shea butter, natural beeswax, jojoba, castor, & vitamin E.

To win TWO of these luscious lip balms, simply enter by posting a comment in response to this blog entry and take a chance at winning!!!

Don’t forget to include your email addy so we can contact the winner!

The following blogs are also participating, so stop over to enter with them for additional chances to win AND the chance to explore some cool blogs. We are unable to ship out of country at this time.

PrairieLand Herbs
Aquarian Bath
The Rosemary House
Nature’s Gift
Torchsong Studio
The Essential Herbal
Garden Chick
SunRose Aromatics
Herbs from the Labyrinth
Patti’s Potions

Keep coming back and keep entering. We have some great prizes coming up, and we’ll be having the contests until the middle of May!

– until next time,


12th Annual Revlon Run/Walk for Women – New York

Every year my niece Christie Tartaro and Sis in Law Barbara Tartaro participate in the
12th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women.
Please join us in the fight against women’s cancers by making a pledge or donation on Christie’s behalf ..
Date: Saturday – May 2nd, 2009
Place: Times Square / Central Park
NYC, New York
Please visit:: Revlon Run/Walk for Women

Free Issue of The Essential Herbal to Download::

My dear friend Tina Sams over at TEH (The Essential Herbal Magazine) is ‘paying forward’ and is giving this free download of her ‘back to the earth’ 2008 Mar/April Issue.

Download it, and share it with anyone who you think would enjoy it .. that has any interest in all things herbal.!

To download this issue please click here ::

There is a new ‘blog’ on the radar.!
It is entirely possible to be well dressed without compromising your morals, or spending beyond your means. You just need to do some research. That’s why I’m here.
Ive known Bradley since he was born .. it has been a joy watching his process and navigating life issues ..
Please visit his blog and comment. Commerce with a Conscience.

Spring is in the air !! my tiger lilies are poking their heads out of the ground, at least 2 inches tall already .. I have been checking the lilac bush .. still not a bud .. but I will keep on checking.

Thank you for visiting .. I hope you will stop back often to visit .
– until next time,