February Item of the Month: Scout Out

Feb IOM blog

Happy February everyone! We are still in the depth of cold & flu season but we’re starting to see glimpses of Spring.  Here in Colorado, the robins are returning and trees have begun to bud (although we get most of our snow in the Spring so we know better than … Continue reading

Essential Oil of the Day: Lemon

EO OTD Lemon

A favorite addition to many foods and drinks, this sour little fruit found its way into our lives in the mid-1700s.  British sailors discovered they could prevent scurvy by having their crew consume lemons.  James Lind with the Royal Navy was the pioneer of this research. He gave his sailors … Continue reading

An Herbal Rest and More Garlic

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It is important when using Worm Out to follow the 10 days on/ 10 days off/ 10 days on.  We timed our Worm Out usage so that our 10 days off would start the day we left for vacation.  Our second round of herbs only lasted for 2 days of … Continue reading

Worm Out: What it is, what to expect and why you might want to consider giving it a try!

Worm Out Intro

Today we’re going to start a series on something most of us, especially Americans, are squeamish about. Worms I’m talking parasites, intestinal worms, pinworms and more.  Like it or not, you probably have them.  Most studies show 75-85% of Americans have some sort of worm/ parasite and don’t know it. … Continue reading

Essential Oils 101

EO 101

Our products are primarily herbal based.  We use a 3 stage Liquid Light process to extract nutrients and healing qualities from herbs in order to make our formulas.  Several of our formulas are also made with essential oils.  While essential oils offer some similar qualities to herbal extracts, they’re created … Continue reading

Top 10 Herbal/ Home Remedy Mistakes

Mistakes

Obviously, we are proponents of herbal remedies.  However, many people assume that because something is an herbal/home remedy there is not any margin of error in use.  We want to help bring attention to these top 10 common mistakes. Giving up too quickly.  This is by far the most common … Continue reading

Top 5 Must-Haves for a Natural First-Aid Kit

Natural 1st Aid Kit

Every home should have a well-stocked first-aid kit with the essentials to cover minor injuries and illnesses.  Beyond the basics of bandages and gauze there are a few natural/ holistic products that are great to have on hand and  versatile. #1- Soothing Salve This is probably our best multi-tasking product. … Continue reading

How to: Be Prepared for Spring Allergies

Tips ForSpring AllergyRelief

Does a field of blooming Spring flowers make you want to dance for joy or run for the tissue box?   For those who suffer from seasonal allergies, Springtime can be ROUGH. Itchy eyes, runny nose, sore throat, and overall feeling sick is no fun when you could be enjoying … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Burdock

HOTD Burdock

Burdock is a common weed which is said to have inspired the invention of velcro.  In 1941 Swiss engineer George de Mestral noticed the burrs of burdock sticking to his dog’s fur and to his own clothing.  After researching the composition of the burrs, he developed velcro based on the … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Elderberry

Elderberry

One of the most popular herbs this time of year is Elderberry.  Documented use of this herb dates back to the 4th century with Hippocrates, and it has remained a popular go-to for herbalists ever since then.  Due to their high Vitamin C and antioxidant levels, elderberry is widely used … Continue reading