Fall is most definitely my favorite time of the year. Not only does the weather cool down and the days shorten, but these East Tennessee mountains turn bright vivid colors, everything slows a bit more than usual, and time with friends and family increases. I love all those things about fall, but fall is also a time for preparation… and I love preparing for things. I'm a bit nerdy like that I suppose! LOL!
Putting up things from my garden is more fun than work. I love seeing my cellar shelves lined with delicious, healthy foods I can feed my family deep in winter. Herbs that I've gathered during the summer have been bundled, dried, and put up for when I need them. Homeschooling is newly underway and everyone is excited about what we're learning and the trips we'll be taking. Wood is being cut and stacked for our new woodstove that I'm just itching to fire up! And last but certainly not least, tinctures are brewing for late fall and winter illnesses.
So in case you, like me, like to use fall to continue preparing for winter, this month Bulk Herb Store is going to help you out in the herbal prep area. We're giving away the following goods so you can get busy making preparations with them. That way, if illness does find your family this winter, you're all set to give the body that extra boost it needs to do it's job.
You Could Win…
- .5lb bag of Cough Tea mix
- .5lb bag of Double E Immune Booster mix
- .5lb bag of Vinegar of the Four Thieves mix
Our Cough Tea mix is made up of red clover, licorice, and ginger, and it is oh so soothing on a dry, scratchy throat. Fall is a great time to use this mix as a nice hot tea or you can brew it up into a tincture if you prefer. You can even make it into an herbal honey which we'll be showing you how to do later this month on the blog!
Double E Immune Booster
Our Double E Immune Booster packs a puch and really helps to kick the immune system into gear. It's perfect for using as a tincture when you hear of any illness going around that you don't want your family to get. When my first baby was tiny, I'd give him this as a tea in a bottle or sippy cup during this time of the year so he was constantly getting some of it's goodness every day. Since then my kids have all grown to prefer the tincture best so that's how we make it now… and a lot of it! Double E Immune Booster is made up of Nettle Leaf, Peppermint Leaf, Echinacea Root, Echinacea Tops, Elderberries, Ginseng, and Rosehips.
Vinegar of the Four Thieves
We've all heard the legend of the four thieves who steered clear of the black plauge even though they were robbing those that the plauge had killed, right? Well our Vinegar of the Four Thieves mix contains lavender, peppermint, rosemary, sage and wormwood, and it's great for keeping viruses and bacteria at bay. It's for external use, but can be used in things like linen sprays, hand sanitizers, skin washes, household disinfectants sprays and more!
Enter The Giveaway!
If you're ready to get going on preparing your family for cold and flu season this year, enter to win these herbal mixes so you can be well on your way!
This giveaway will run from today, September 2nd, to Saturday, September 20th.
We'll announce the winner right here on Monday, September 23rd and the winner will have 72 hours to email their name and shipping address to meagan (at) bulkherbstore (dot) com to claim their prize. If a prize is not claimed, another winner will be chosen. The winner must be subscribed to BHS mailing list at time of drawing to win.
Entering is simple… just fill out the form. Some entries are one time, mandatory entries. All others are extra entries and can be repeated daily! Each entry is like putting your name in the hat one more time so it pays to keep entering!
Best of luck!!
Meagan Visser is the blog editor at Bulk Herb Store as well as the owner of Growing Up Herbal on Etsy, where she offers natural, herbal skincare products for children. Connect with her at her Shop and Blog or email her at meagan (at) bulkherbstore (dot) com.