Hello Summer!

We hope your summer has gotten off to a great start.  For us, summer is normally a time to relax and kick our feet up but this summer finds us having a consistent schedule of events to attend.

We have an exclusive event coming up in September that we had to do a photo shoot for last Friday in Brooklyn- talk about fun! We can’t wait to see the photos from it and share them with you all.  Also, last Wednesday June 24, 2015, we did our first (home based) workshop on making lip balm.  We had a great time, learned a lot and are getting some fantastic and helpful feedback! We are eager to do more.  A few of the items we’d like to teach you how to make include lip balm, powder, a basic lotion, toothpaste and tooth powders and more. We are happy to travel to the NY, NJ, PA and the DC metropolitan area to do workshops. We are only doing one to two workshops each month so be sure to book with us asap in order to get the date you’d prefer.

We are currently down to 3 different bars of soap; we have cedar/cypress/juniper- and only one bar of that one. Then we have our rainforest blend and lavender/patchouli bars.  On July 16th, more eucalyptus/frankincense and shea butter/tea tree will be ready.

That’s it for now, we hope you’re staying cool this summer!

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Big News!!

(((Sigh))) It’s so easy to get caught up in life, and truthfully, we are really good at doing just that, but we haven’t forgotten about you.  We hope this blog post finds you and yours doing well with your best days just ahead of you.  If not, please, drop us a line, we are more than happy to pray for you and your family.

We’ve been moving right along.  We’ve done several vending shows (with more to come), and we have a new bar of soap that just came off the curing racks today.  It’s called Rainforest and it smells wonderful!!  I (Patrice) just might have a new favorite scent.  I actually hate fragrances, which is part of the reason we don’t use them in our products. This bar has an essential oil blend that includes violet, cedar leaf, citronella, eucalyptus, galbanum, lemon and pathchouli.

On to our news!  We are preparing to have our products sold in a physical store, here in New Jersey.  We’ll give you more information about that on a later date.

We are also preparing to do home shows and workshops.  Here’s how things will work: for both, home shows and workshops, you, as the host will have an opportunity to earn free and 1/2 priced products based on the sales from your event.

For home shows, we come in and give a brief, fun and educational talk about our products vs commercial products found in stores, with samples for your guests to try during the event. You will also get to choose an exclusive product for your event, from a list of items we make but don’t sell. This product will be your first free gift.

For workshops, you get to choose an item (we will provide a list) and we will teach you and your guests how to make your own.  Workshops will include a nominal fee as guests will take home the product made.  Because we love surprises, there are a few other added benefits and fun additions we will include in our shows and workshops but we don’t want to spill the beans just yet! You’ll have to book with us to find out. We’d love to come out and have some fun with you!  For now, we are doing shows in both the New Jersey and Washington, DC metropolitan areas.  We are currently booking only one to two shows/workshops each month, so contact us at admin@edenspureherbals.com to settle on a date!

In the meantime, enjoy 10% off  any order with the following code: 8EBRYAQORB1I

This code is good until Friday May 22, 2015 Shop here!

Weekly Check-In

We hope this blog post finds you all cozy and snug where ever you are today.  As we type this, it’s drizzling outside, there’s a chill in the air.  It’s the kind of weather that’s nice when you don’t have to go out. Great for hot tea, long baths and napping. Actually, that sounds like a good plan for the rest of the day.  We made up a few exclusive items and sold them at the craft fair at Fabricland- a cold and flu relief tea blend, and a winter bath salts blend.  We’ll definitely make some of the bath salts up for ourselves and use them, they smell great and have lots of healthy, detoxifying ingredients in them.

Speaking of the craft fair, it went pretty well.  We’re seeing a trend…  Even when we do vending events where the turn out is lower than expected, we still do quite well with the crowd that attends.  That’s a blessing and great confirmation for us.  Here’s a not so great picture of Jaiela at our table.  We got too busy to get a really good shot- which is a good “problem” to have if you ask us. 🙂

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Now, that the Fabricland event is behind us, we are preparing for the holiday season. We hope you’ll consider shopping with Eden’s Pure Herbals this year.  Our products make wonderful, health conscious gifts.  Use the following code to get 15% off your order until December 18, 2014 IBYWTOWQCYZZ.

If you’re not already a part of Eden’s Elite (our email subscribers group), now’s a great time to subscribe as Eden’s Elite gets steeper discounts and bonuses. Click here to sign up. If you’re already one of Eden’s Elite, look out for your coupon code (at the bottom of your newsletter) to shop with us during the holiday season. As promised, everyone who shopped with us before our official opening (October 28, 2014) will receive a separate coupon code as thanks for being among our first customers.

Until next week, peace and blessings to you and yours!

Our Podcast with GNOWFGLINS

We are so thrilled! Orders are coming in, we’re pumping them right out, and, we have a big event coming up this weekend at the Fabricland in North Plainfield.  Come visit us if you’re in town!

What’s more, we had a ball doing our first podcast, and, it’s out now!  So, this week, we just wanted to share the podcast we did with Wardeh of GNOWFGLINS with you.  Click here to listen to the podcast and enter the giveaway!
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We’re open now… What’s Next?

Now that our opening is behind us, what’s next?  Well, besides the ever changing nature of the bars of soap on our curing racks, we actually have other plans and events in the works and we’re excited!  First, we have to say a huge thank you, thank you, thank you, to all our pre- launch customers. Your support means the world to us.  We can’t thank you enough for helping us work through the kinks, but, we will do what we can, so look out for an email from us in a few weeks that will include a special gift for being among our first customers.  (This is for everyone who shopped with us before October 28th, 2014)

We recently had a ball with Wardeh of Traditional Cooking School, also lovingly known as GNOWFGLINS (God’s natural, organic whole foods, grown locally, in season).  That podcast will air this week on November 7, 2014, so look out for that and definitely check out GNOWFGLINS. We’ve been members for the past few years, and seriously, the food we make would make somebody hurt themselves, and, the best part about that is that it’s not just good for you, it’s great for you! There’s not too much we don’t know how to make ourselves around here. We don’t just make all of skincare, haircare products and laundry powder… I’m talking everything down to crackers, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, peanut butter, chicken stock, to name a few.  Quick, easy stuff too, for those who think they could never make the time to do these things. Plus, think about it, how much is your health worth to you?  One of my midwives likes to say, something along the lines of, “You can choose to pay now (for good whole foods), or pay later (for all that comes with declining health).” My father in law used to say that I live and eat as if I want to live forever.  That’s not true.  It would tear my heart to see everyone around me go.  I just want to live a quality life while I’m here.  I don’t want to be sick when I know I don’t have to be sick.  The moral of the story is, eat real food, leave the junk alone. There’s no such thing as junk food, it’s either food or it’s junk. 🙂

Another exciting event we’re looking forward to is coming up on the 15th of November at the Fabricland in North Plainfield, (NJ). It’s the 2nd annual Fabricland Craft Fair. We got a message from a friend saying that they were in need of a vendor who made soap and, what do you know? We make soap! So we called the store.  They guy was thrilled that we called and said that a woman had just asked him if they had a soap making vendor yet and then the phone rang with us on the other end. 🙂  We’re excited to go and meet people, get our brand out there and show off our new logo and product labels.  For those who have made purchases with us, how do you like our logo and labels?

Then, on December 6, 2014, we will participate in a holiday bazaar at a local church.  So, there are lots of extra soap making going on in preparation for these events as well as our online sales on Ebay, Etsy, and our website.

That’s not all, we have more (bigger) news in the coming weeks but that’s all we’re sharing for now.  In the meantime, please consider helping us out by spreading the word about Eden’s Pure Herbals.  When someone you refer to us enters your name and email in the comment section during the ordering process, you can earn money towards free products for yourself.

We’ll leave you with our newest product review that was entered on our Facebook page just yesterday.

“I am so pleasantly surprised at how amazingly well the healing salve actually heals. I tripped up a curb Tuesday (yup, I really did) and skinned my knee pretty bad. I got home, cleaned it, put Neosporin on it and a big bandage. I have been changing the bandage with Neosporin 2 times a day with no improvement, none! It was still so raw. This morning, I remembered reading that your salve was a replacement for Neosporin and I used it instead with my big bandage. I just took it off to get in the shower and I was amazed at the healing that took place in just 1 day!!!! I showed my husband and he said it’s like the ointment they used in the hunger games movie! Thank you for making this wonderful salve, I can’t wait to see how in looks in the morning.” AG

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So, we took lots and I mean LOTS of time off after having our first boy.  He’s very close to his first birthday and we’re ready to get serious now.  See, this all began with me (Patrice) wanting to make a salve for my middle daughter Jenai who was suffering horrendously with eczema.  My girl’s body felt like straight up sandpaper.  No kidding!

More than being aware of all the toxic ingredients in many creams available, I didn’t want my little girl on a steroid cream.  So, through my work in certifying as a doula, I had the opportunity to learn about herbs which led to me making my first salve.
During a visit with family, my daughter’s previous issues with eczema came up and I shared that I had made a salve for her that worked well.  That was the beginning.  One person wanted some, they got it, it worked for them and they told others.  Those others, told others and, well, you get the picture.  Eventually, people said I needed to get a website and before I knew it, I reluctantly, had a business I didn’t want or plan for.

I trudged along, filling orders as they came doing a little marketing here and there but pulling back because with every marketing effort, people placed orders!! How dare they make me work a business I didn’t ask for!!  🙂 Just before giving birth to my son (at home unassisted– yeah, very proud of that), I decided to officially take a break from it all and didn’t do any marketing at all.  I just filled the orders that came in anyway.

Now, I’m ready.  My family is too and we’re so thrilled!!! Made by Love with Love is receiving a major face lift!!  The only thing we aren’t changing is the products themselves.  We totally stand by them.  They’re awesome!!  What’s new is the name- Eden’s Pure Herbals “Made by Love with Love”.  We’re working on our logo, and web design as well.  Oh, and instead of all the items we sold before, we’re only doing four to start- Lotion, salve (two types of each), bar soap and our ever popular lip balm.  We have lots planned that I won’t blab about just yet but it’s all good stuff!!

So, stick around.  Sign up for our email list.  You will be notified of our launch date, get updates, discounts and bonuses that will be available only to our email subscribers.  We promise not to inundate your inbox with millions of emails- we wouldn’t want that done to us, so we won’t do it to you.  We look forward to providing you with the best in skincare!

 

P.S. Eczema isn’t just external, we’ve made lots of dietary changes since I made that first batch of salve too and she’s now doing beautifully.  Very infrequent breakouts, and when they come, they’re very small and the salve takes care of them.