We’re Still Here!

We know, we know, it’s been a long time since you’ve heard from us.  We’ve been keeping busy.  Lots of changes, life transitions, new callings, various events and more.  We just wanted to stop in the midst of it all to let you know we’re still here and we’re still going strong!  In fact, we are making plans for several exciting events.  Our next upcoming event is a Prophetic Retreat in Basking Ridge NJ on April 10th and 11th.  We’re going to be selling our products, ministering with the prophetic team and Patrice will be leading worship on Friday night! Busy, busy, busy, and so much fun!

One of our latest cool happenings is that a baby developed a rash from every kind of lotion her mom used on her skin. Long story short, ours cleared it right up!  We love how our products promote healing.  It’s not just lotion, lip balm, etc, just for the sake of being lotion, lip balm, etc.  Our products really work!  We are constantly getting responses and stories like this.  We never tire of them and love being able to help others!

In case there’s something you need, here’s 15% off until March 26th- IBYWTOWQCYZZ

If you have Verizon as your internet provider, we are again having issues with Verizon customers accessing our website, so if that’s you, you can access our store directly by going 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?

Holiday Shopping Discounts!


                         
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We hope your belly is nice and full and that your Thanksgiving was wonderful!  We hope you are able to find a multitude of things that you can be thankful for.  Among our many thanks is YOU and because we are thankful, we want to give.  So, for Black Friday and  Small Business Saturday we are giving you a discount!  Use the code TKAGJ5GADJOE and get 30% off your order on November 28 and 29, 2014.

On Cyber Monday, December 1, 2014, use the code 25QSNX28HJ5X  and get free shipping on all orders.

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)

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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Final Product Highlight: Soap!

We’re in the final stretch and here’s our last product highlighting blog post.  Because it tends to be the most attractive product, we’ve saved it for last.  Bar soap!  We can all thank my husband Jermaine for this addition to our product line.  I (Patrice) started out making liquid soap because that’s what I used.  I loved my shower gels but when I read the ingredients list, that was the end of that.  I bought a book on hot process soap making and began making liquid soap.

Everyone was excitedly using it, well, everyone except my husband. He always seems to be the last one to come around…  Anyway, he started asking when I would make bar soap because bar soap is his thing.  I hadn’t planned on taking that on until I came across something that said the soap I was making was more difficult than making bar soap.  I figured, if making liquid soap isn’t an issue and there’s easier, why not try bar soap?

Thus, another obsession was born!  Here’s the thing, liquid soap is cool, there’s lot’s you can do with it and I have kind of, but bars? Oh my word!!  First, they’re so pretty!! The possibilities are literally endless with the colors and scents and that’s a huge plus for a girl like me who quickly gets bored with routine.  It ended up that we all switched over to bar soap.  We love it!! I try to keep a bit of the liquid on hand for cleaning and my chiropractor favors it. So, here’s what we have in stock at the moment…

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From the top left to right, we have our Chocolate/Pumpkin/Apple cider bar, Eucalyptus/Frankincense, Pumpkin, Pumpkin/Apple Cider. The circular bar is our Spanish Castile bar, then beneath that is my new favorite- Shea butter/Tea Tree.  The bar just above with red-ish hues has a masculine scent, Cedar/Cypress/Juniper, then there’s Coffee Mint (might be a nice exfoliating bar), Chocolate/Mint (with menthol for a nice tingling feeling) and lastly, we have a favorite- Lavender/Patchouli.

So, tell us, what bar you would like to try?  Also, we would like to know what bars you might like to see us carry.  We’re always changing the types of bars we make.  Sometimes it’s based on the season, other times, our preferences.  Keep in mind though, we don’t use chemicals so there won’t be any lime green candy apple or hot pink bars of cotton candy scented soap.  Although hot pink would be right up my alley.

We only use ingredients we would put on our own skin and we use essential oils and herbs for scent and color.

Well that’s it for our product highlighting series!  Thank you for sticking it out with us! We’re very excited about our upcoming launch on October 28, 2014.  We hope you are too!

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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: Herbal Healing Salve

Hi, Jaiela here!  This week we’re featuring our Herbal Healing Salve.

For those of you that may not know, a salve is an ointment used for healing various skin conditions.  Around the colder time of year I use it for eczema breakouts.

My family has had to use salve for all sorts of things.  Burns, cuts, scrapes, rashes, and even gashes.  Sorry for the imagery but, one time, my little sister fell and got a deep cut right underneath her eye.  We put salve on it to stop the bleeding, and to close up the wound.  It’s healed up so much that now it just looks like she has a dimple under her eye. The salve has worked extremely well for us, and others.

Another instance, a few years ago, a friend of mine had an ingrown toenail, so she couldn’t dance on pointe with me and the rest of the class.  In attempt to make good use of the tons of empty Lip Medex containers lying around the house, I filled them with salve to put in my purse.   (My mom wasn’t joking, she really had a thing for that stuff, at least until we started making our own lip balm).

So I gave my friend the salve, and the very next week when I saw her again, she told me that a day after she put on the “green glop” I gave her, she noticed her ingrown toenail had popped right out!

             20140911_182036Before having radiation treatments, I was given some of the Herbal Healing Salve to use on the spot where they would administer the treatments.  I used it every day.  One day, during my doctor’s visit, I noticed my doctor carefully examining me with a puzzled look on her face.  She was looking for evidence of burning from the treatments and could not find any at all.  The Herbal Healing Salve helped me to escape some of the trauma that accompanies radiation treatments. KJ

That was all thanks to one ingredient, one of my favorite herbs called Plantain.
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     Bet you thought this was a weed didn’t you?

Because one of plantains abilities is to draw out, it works wonders with mosquito bites, bee and wasp stings, and ingrown toenails.  Add in the benifits of all the other herbs and oils that are in the salve, and you’ll be ready to combat whatever skin problems come your way!

That’s all for now.  Look out for next weeks product highlight where we’ll discuss lotion.