How YOU Use Scout Out (20+ of your tried & true favorite uses)

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So often families want to begin using herbal remedies but they’re not quite sure how or when to utilize them.  In our “Herb of the Day” blog posts, we highlight traditional uses for various herbs (and essential oils).  These are applications which herbalists, aromatherapists, and other practitioners have utilized over time. … Continue reading

Essential Oil of the Day: Lemon

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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

Essential Oil of the Day: Cajeput

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This week we take a break from our usual “Herb of the Day” posts to look at an essential oil, Cajeput.  Found in our January item of the month, Lympha Rub, cajeput is distilled from the same genus as melaleuca (aka tea tree) oil.  The family of melaleuca plants is … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Myrrh

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On this day, we remember the story of baby Jesus being brought gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.  Gold is a substance we’re all familiar but the other two are a bit mysterious to us in modern life.  They’re both resins of great value both medicinally and wealth.  Myrrh has … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Bayberry

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Found in the Eastern United States this plant is commonly used in landscaping.  The berries themselves are covered in a wax substance which is often used in place of beeswax for candle making and as a sealing wax.  The wax is naturally aromatic and burns smokeless, unlike traditional beeswax.  The … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Astragalus

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Astragalus is a sweet herb with rich history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  This root is  known as an adaptogen.  Adaptogens are herbs which help the body to respond and adapt to stress.  This could be a stressor from something outside like work, family, moving, etc. or an internal … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Garlic~ Good for more than keeping away Dracula!

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Nothing smells or tastes quite like garlic.  Cooks like it for its flavor and you’ll find garlic in culinary preparations from around the world.  Garlic is full of health benefits which can be received either through consuming the garlic in food or using the garlic in herbal preparations.  Full of … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Wintergreen (Not just a yummy flavor!)

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Wintergreen is typically associated with toothpaste, gum or mouthwash.  Generally, this is a synthetic wintergreen flavor that lends the cool minty flavor we’re familiar with.  This shrubby evergreen native to North America contains methyl salicylate which is similar to aspirin and has historically been used by Native Americans and early … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Black Walnut Hull (Flush Out Those Parasites!)

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Black walnut trees are truly beautiful trees which are found in the Eastern US and Canada.  These trees are highly prized; mature sell for thousands of dollars. The wood makes gorgeous furniture, the bark has historically been chewed by native cultures for toothaches,  and herbalists use the outer hulls of … Continue reading

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Most people instantly associate St. Patrick’s Day with clovers.  There has been some debate as to which clover variety is the “official” St. Patrick’s clover.  Here at TriLight we use Red Clover in a few of our products.  This clover doesn’t generate the famous four-leaf clover, but does grow a … Continue reading