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!

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Yay! No More Technical Issues!

Hazaah!! Our website is back to normal! What a crazy time we’ve had! On Thanksgiving night, after going over everything to make sure all was set for our Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday sales, we discovered that we could not access our website. We could access it to make changes but when we typed WWW.edenspureherbals.com , it was as if the website didn’t exist.

At first we thought it was an isolated issue but over that weekend, we were contacted by four different people, all with one particular internet provider, who couldn’t access our site. Those beloved four found other ways to purchase from us. We know there were probably others but let’s just not think about that, OK?? 🙂 Instead, let’s think about some good stuff.  Now that the issue has been resolved and we discovered that we exceeded our goals for our first month as Eden’s Pure Herbals, we’re celebrating!

Celebrating with Sparkling Cider, cheese, grapes and a side of cute baby face...

Celebrating with sparkling cider, cheese, grapes and a side of cute baby face…

We can’t thank you enough for hanging in there with us and supporting us.  We think this calls for more discounts! On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 10th, 11th & 12th, use this code, PRIML1S9J5XA and get $5 off your order, plus additional possible discounts, depending on what you order. 😉

P.S. We did another vending event on Saturday and that too was very successful and fun!  We had a fabulous time, meeting people and I (Patrice) even got on the mic and did some karaoke!  One guy said I should be singing instead of selling our products, I just smiled but thought about how fortunate I am in that I can do it all!  No limits for me!  I hope you’ll not allow anyone to box you into doing “that one thing” either. Why not use all of your gifts and talents?  I’ve always been a little irked by the “jack of all trades, master of none” adage.  There are people who can do many things quite well, I’m living proof of that fact.  How about you?

Holy Discounts!! (Batman)

First, I (Patrice) have to say, the Batman reference in the title was sheer compulsion, nothing more.  I don’t like Batman at all. The way he speaks grates on my nerves. I don’t understand the pseudo sexy, wispy, whisper thing he tends to love doing.  He sounds stupid. The issue is, when the lyrics of a song, a slogan, or title fit a situation, I feel compelled to insert it.

I (Jaiela) like Batman,  especially the older version with the ((WHAM!)) ((POW!))’s, underwear on the outside, and Batman’s drawn on eyebrows.

Those were the good ol’ days. 🙂 Yes, the good old days when Jaiela, and I weren’t even born, lol!  Jaiela loves old movies and shows.  It’s really cool to see how excited she gets over the classics.

Know what else grates on my nerbs (as my 7 year old says, lol)? Holiday events, “restaurants”, and potluck dinners where the people preparing the food refuse to actually cook the food.  It’s all prepackaged stuff with God knows what in the ingredients.  I’m always genuinely shocked that some people don’t/won’t cook.  Now, I know this is all coming from a homeschool mom but wait, no, I’m a homeschool mom!! Of four!!  I get *no* time off, I do speaking events, singing events (coloratura soprano here, woot woot!), homeschool activities, church activities, doula work, placenta encapsulation (yeah, I know…) and my oldest and I run this really neat herbal business, making all the products ourselves so I know what busy is, and, we cook our food.

I think it’s sad when a homecooked meal becomes a commodity and the norm is the prepackaged junk that fills the inner aisles of supermarkets. (Shop the perimeter folks!) Don’t you deserve more than the occasional homecooked meal?  I think you do. We’ve started back up on a bit of bread eating which reminds me that I need to get going on my sourdough starter again because I let it go. 😦  There’s nothing like fresh, homemade sourdough bread.  I could kick myself for letting my starter die. (((sigh))) I won’t though, because I really like myself.

Anyway, on to the discounts!  With Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday all days away, we thought we’d offer greater discounts on the latter two days.  So, on Small Business Saturday, November 29, 2014 use the code TKAGJ5GADJOE and get 30% off your order.  On Cyber Monday, December 1, 2014, use the code 25QSNX28HJ5X  and get free shipping on all orders.

That’s it for now!  Happy Thanksgiving!! (EAT REAL FOOD)

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

Grand Opening Today!!

We’re so excited! We did a few test runs over the weekend, had a rocky start with all the funky kinks, but we’re good now and ready to go! We have fantastic herbal lotions, bar soap, lip balm, and salve, just waiting for your perusal.

So… um, why are you still here?  Go! Check out our shop!

And, while you’re at it, use this code to get an additional 10% off your entire order until October 31, 2014- 8EBRYAQORB1I

Happy Shopping!

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Product Highlight: Herbal Lotion

We’re back again! This week, we’ll talk a little about our herbal lotion.  In my first post, I (Patrice) mentioned that salve was the first product I made back in 2009.  Slowly, I began to make more and more of what my family uses, until now, the only thing I can think of that we don’t make is hair conditioner, and that’s mostly because I love the one we buy.

Since I seemed to be on a roll, making salve, lip balm and liquid soap, among other things, I decided to tackle lotion too. Just for fun.  I was actually quite happy with the lotion I was using at that time.  It was handmade by a friend and I had no problem at all continuing to buy my lotion from her.

When I first started making it, I admit, I didn’t like it as much as the lotion my friend made.  Something just wasn’t right.  I like my lotion rich, thick and creamy. Something was missing.  After a bit of trial and error, I’d finally gotten the exact formula I wanted and I couldn’t be happier.  While I miss being in regular contact with my friend, buying her lotion, I’m great as far as my lotion needs.  She and I just need to get together and go out somewhere. 🙂

One of the main ingredients in our lotion is the amazing herb calendula.calendula

Calendula is great for inflammation, it’s anti-spasmodic, heals wounds, internal and external ulcers, it’s anti-septic, improves blood flow to affected area, is good for acne and diaper rash, it’s anti-fungal, and, it’s just an all around amazing herb. It’s absolutely fantastic for the skin.  I love that our lotion is not just lotion.  Because of the various ingredients in it, it has a multitude of healing properties with no harmful side effects.  How many can say that about lotion they use daily?

Honestly, I (Jaiela) don’t know what to say here.  For as long as I can remember, I have used natural lotions.  I can’t recall the last time I used store bought lotion or any other body product.  The lotion works like it should.  It gives me smooth, soft, moisturized skin, even in colder months.

Don’t you just feel sorry for poor deprived Jaiela?

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(The Lotion is on the left.  On the right is our Herbal Muscle Lotion)

“My friends and I use the lotion after showering at the pool &  hot tub. The chlorine in both areas tends to dry you skin out tremendously, especially the feet. The lotion brings the skin back to life and moisturizes thoroughly. No dry, ashy, or cracked skin anywhere!”  – TB

That’s it for now! Next week is our final product highlighting post in this series- Soap!

Product Highlight: Muscle Lotion & Menthol Salve!

I (Patrice) have always thought of myself as a die-hard Spring season loving girl but as I sit here, snuggled on my bed, nursing my now 11 month old son, typing on my laptop, chill in the air, light rain outside my window, I realize, Autumn is really growing on me. It’s quite lovely.  I’m already making soups, chili and will soon make a big batch of apple sauce and pies with apples from our next door neighbors tree. Don’t tell my physical trainer Tatyana about the pies- I’ve lost 22lbs working with her since June. 🙂


Ok, ok, I’m getting sidetracked…this isn’t why I’m writing. Last week, we promised to come to you each week highlighting a product or two leading up to our launch date.  Our hope is that by the time we launch, you will be more knowledgeable about what we offer, why we offer it and how it can help you.

First, let’s get this out of the way…  What you put on your skin, goes into your skin.  It’s the largest organ you’ve got and it’s important to steer clear of toxic and deadly ingredients that cause a myriad of health issues.  Our commitment to you is to never add anything we wouldn’t put in or on our bodies into our products.  And, just so you know, we are sooo far past things like Vicks, and Vaseline, it ain’t even funny.  Here’s a visual of ingredients to avoid putting on, thus in, your skin. (Click to enlarge image)

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With that in mind, this week, we highlight two similar products- our Muscle Lotion and Menthol Salve.

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The biggest difference between these two products is distilled water.  Water produces the lotion form and no water produces the salve form. (Detailed ingredients will be listed on the website and products) Both are awesome for many types of pain- headaches, muscle spasms, achy, overworked muscles, bruises and more.  Both will produce a cool/tingling sensation when rubbed on the skin- think Icy/Hot.

When dealing with things like chest congestion or any localized pain, we reach for the Menthol salve.  When I come home from working out with Taty, I shower and reach for the Muscle Lotion knowing that even my fingernails might be sore soon. Which will work best for you is simply a matter of preference for lotion or salve.  We love ’em both!

That’s it for this week!  I’ll leave you with a product testimonial from our earliest days of making these two products.  Note- this was before we started to add menthol, which is responsible for the icy/hot feeling.

“When I tried the Happy Muscle Lotion for my muscle spasms, I wasn’t sure it would help.  When I used it, I expected to feel an Icy Hot/Ben Gay type of feeling but I felt nothing and dismissed it.  It wasn’t until later that I suddenly realized I wasn’t in any more pain.” JS
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