Herbs & things






Special thanks to everyone who has complimented us on our website’s new look:  It is still not completely finished, but it is worth taking a peek if you still haven’t done so.  There is quite a bit of information that you may find helpful. 


Those of you who subscribed to the Herbs & things monthly newsletter through our website qualify for the monthly raffle.  The winner for May 2009: Joseph Knapp, who won a free 5ml bottle of Lemon Oil.


To claim your free gift you must email us to confirm your address before the next Newsletter is sent out.





Present Time essential oil blend, retails for $69.75.  For the month of June, Young Living members and all other Herbs & things customers who call their order in will receive it at the discounted price of $52.88.  For more information on the benefits of this essential oil blend, click here:  About Present Time 


Additionally, for the month of June Young Living is offering to all members a free 15ml Peppermint and a free 15ml Lavender with a wholesale order of $165.00.  This offer is extended to all Herbs & things customers who call their order in.





Fiber-rich, heart-healthy grains have now earned a reputation for promoting oral health.  In the first study of its kind, researchers have found that eating plenty of whole-grain foods decreases the risk of developing a serious gum disease called periodontitis.


The disease, which is an advanced form of gingivitis, causes the breakdown of gum tissue and underlying bone.  Bacterial plaque is the culprit in periodontitis, causing chronic inflammation of the gums and pockets of infection to form around the teeth.  Because whole grains help stabilize blood sugar and control inflammation, it was determined that more whole grains decrease periodontitis risk.  (More than 34,000 men between the ages of 40-75 took part in the study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. For every 1-gram-per-day increase in the amount of whole grains they ate, the risk of periodontitis went down by 6%.)


For more in-depth information click here:  About Oral Health





Lemon Essential Oil Uses: Put 1 drop in a glass of water to neutralize chlorine and chemicals, neutralize pH and increase glutathione levels in the small intestine, colon, and liver.  Glutathione is a key nutrient for detoxification.


Rub on bottom of feet to boost lymphatic function and kill bacteria.  (Research by Dr. Valnet showed that lemon oil can kill meningococcus bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in 1 hour, staphylococcus aureus in 2 hours and Pneumococcus bacteria in 3 hours.) 


Inhale lemon oil to reduce depression (Research by Komori 1995, Korea).  Put on wrists or diffuse to improve mental accuracy and concentration (Japanese university found that lemon oil diffused in offices resulted in 54% fewer errors.) 


Add 2-3 drops of Lemon oil to a 4oz spritzer and spray on counter tops and cutting boards to sterilize.  Use 1-2 drops of oil to remove gum, oil, grease or crayon marks. 


Add 10-15 drops to a gallon of carpet cleaning solution or paint to leave a fresh smell in the room and neutralize chemicals.


Lemon oil makes a great veggie rinse.  Just add a few drops (1 drop goes a long way) of lemon oil to the water you are using to rinse your fruits and vegetables.  (I love the taste of strawberries after they have been soaked in lemon water for a few minutes.)



Did You Know?


Whole grains are divided into two groups:  whole grains and refined grains.  Whole grains have more nutritional value because they contain the entire grain kernel—the bran, germ, and endosperm.  Barbara’s Original Shredded Wheat Cereal is a good example, as is Ezekiel’s Food For Life Almond.  Ezekiel is more expensive, but well worth the price since it contains organic sprouted whole grains.  Other whole grains include whole-wheat flour vs white flour, bulger—cracked wheat, oatmeal (steel cut has a lower glycemic content and is less processed than the traditional rolled and quick cook—quick cooked being the least nutritious), whole cornmeal vs degermed cornmeal, brown rice vs white, and quinoa (pronounced keen-wah—soul food of the Andes…high calcium content…also an excellent source of nutrition for infants and children).



Attention Young Living Members


Please update your personal information with the Young Living company.  Promotions, referrals rebates, events, newsletters, new catalogues…are shipped or emailed only to those whose profile is updated.


REMEMBER:  You must place a minimum $50 order in one month within one calendar year to remain an active Young Living wholesale member.  If you think your membership is in danger of being terminated, please let us know immediately and we will be happy to check your YL status.


Also, if you are not already a $100 autoship customer, consider enrolling in the program.  Reduced shipping, reward points that can be cashed in for free product, being privy to the monthly specials and promotions are just a few of the quirks.  For more details, please let us know.


If you are a Young Living member and have received this newsletter, it is because you are part of the Herbs & things-Young Living organization.  If you have any YL questions or would like some support, please give us a call or email us.

Blanca DePaul
Essential Oils Specialist
Holistic Nutritionist



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