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

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!

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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.