Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Another Blooming Rose Joins Our Team Leaders!

Etsy Natural Healers Guild member Jackie of GloryBeHerbals is our newest addition to the team leaders of the guild! We are so very happy to have her join us in helping the guild be the best we can be! I would like to share with you all an item from her shop that conveys just how amazingly beautiful each and every talented guild member a blooming rose!

"Pure Rose Essential Oil" by GloryBeHerbals

Below is a team treasury featuring several members of the Etsy Natural Healers Guild created by the gorgeous blooming rose Team Leader (and my beautiful twin sister) Andrea of Storybook Artifact! This guild member treasury is titled "Roses Bloom Before Frost".
Thank your Andrea for featuring one of my newest shop listings, my "Vintage 60's Honeysuckle Pink Newport Stripes Scarf" in this enchantingly romantic team treasury!!! By the way team members, "honeysuckle pink" is one of the hot color trends of the is mentioned in this month's Etsy Merchandising Desk on the Etsy might just want to feature this popular color in your next team treasury like Andrea of Storybook Artifact did in this team treasury, to increase your chances of getting your team treasury on Etsy FRONT PAGE!!! ;-)
This blog article was created by the Team Captain of the Etsy Natural Healers Guild Jessica of Eco-Friendly Freckles.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Essential Oils for the Holidays

Fall has arrived and I will soon have to abandon my garden and retreat indoors until Spring.  Now that it's getting dark earlier and earlier I am so grateful to have aromatherapy to carry me through. 

Aromatherapy fascinates me.  Everyone knows how smells can trigger memories of family gatherings but there is so much more to it.  When we smell cinnamon, nutmeg, or clove our first thoughts are pumpkin pies and Thanksgiving.  But these essential oils do so much more for us.  They are warming, mental stimulating and strong anti-microbials.  Perfect for the Fall and Winter when it's dark longer, colder outside and we are all couped up together during cold and flu season.  I probably protect myself even more than I realize just because I spend more time blending and diffusing oils just to keep my spirits up.

The oils I like this time of year are the warming spices-coriander, nutmeg (use sparingly), cinnamon, clove, ginger, allspice and cardamom;   little citrus like bergamot or orange;  Christmas tree smells like juniper, cypress, rosemary, pine, fir, spruce, cedarwoods;  medatative oils like frankincense, myrrh and sandalwood; peppermint always make me think of candy canes and of course a little cocoa absolute, because chocolate is always good!

I diffuse these oils pretty constantly when we have friends and family over.  It creates a warm, inviting atmosphere and has the added bonus of stimulating appetites.  You've been cooking all day so you want these people to eat, right?

Other oils to consider for the Holidays could include coffee and vanilla absolute, and since I'm Italian by marriage I also use Basil!

This article was contributed by Jackie Alberti of Glory Be Herbals.  To find products for natural healing log into etsy and search "healguild"

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lady's Luncheon Luxuries and GIVEAWAY!!!

Ever once in a while, ladies need to take time to confide in their friends, indulge in satisfyingly sweet treats, and delight themselves with the luxurious lovely embellishments that bring smiles to our faces and remind us of our fun femininity! Below several Etsy Natural Healers Guild member feminine frills are featured that will assist the wholehearted hostess in putting together a desirable lady's luncheon; be it a bridal shower, birthday party, or maybe just for a spot of tea with the dashing dames!

But FIRST! I would like to announce that a dear friend of mine Cinderella of Cinderella Chats is hosting a BLOG GIVEAWAY for a gorgeously girly handcrafted table cloth!!!
To enter to win this adorable handmade tablecloth there are two requirements:

- Become a follower of the Cinderella Chats Blog.

-...And tell Cinderella why you would like to have the tablecloth in the comments section of her blog post.

Entries must be submitted by midnight September 30, 2011 and you may only enter one submission. The WINNER will be posted by 6pm on October 1, 2011.

"Lady Grimalkin Tea - Organic Tonic for Women" by Etsy Natural Healers Guild Member Bittersweet Apothecary

"Vintage Lefton China Roses Lady Fingers Vase" by Etsy Natural Healers Guild Leader Storybook Artifact

"Linen Water - Organic Vanilla Lime Static Remover Spritzer" by Etsy Natural Healers Guild Member Mistical AcScents

"Vintage 40's Art Deco Florentine Silver Plate Ice Tea or Dessert Spoons (Set of 6)" by Etsy Natural Healers Guild Team Captain Eco-Friendly Freckles

"Muslin Herb Tea Bags (Set of 5)" by Etsy Natural Healers Guild Member Dreamweaver Shop

"Rosebud Beeswax Candles (Set of 2)" by Etsy Natural Healers Guild Member Dragon's Den

"Ecofriendly Aroma Spray Concentrates" by Etsy Natural Healers Guild Member Glory Be Herbals

This blog post was contributed by Etsy Natural Healers Guild Team Captain Jessica of Eco-Friendly Freckles.