Teas and Bees

November 08, 2019

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Let's Be Prepared—Tried and True Assistance for the Cold and Flu Season

It’s not too late to stock up the medicine chest for cold and flu season. We find the best medicine is to stay rested and well nourished, plus balanced emotionally and spiritually. Of course easier said then done sometimes, so lets be prepared!

I’m a practical type who loves having the tools on hand. This being said, the medicine woman in me cannot resist having things available when the iron is hot. The best way to stave off a common cold or flu is to hit it head on from the onset. Dose, dose, dose, is my mantra. Where people go wrong in my opinion is at this stage. So when you initially feel off, reach for the remedy of choice.  A quick and easy go to, which is so effective, is Oscillococcinum, a homeopathic over the counter gem by Boiron. In fact, keep a tube in your purse or glove box. You only need one dose every 5-6 hours.

Another thing I would not be without is, Sovereign Silver. This is a bio-active silver hydrosol for immune support. I like the spray bottle application where I can spray 30 spritzes under my tongue and hold there for 30 seconds—so easy. For acute situations, use every 3 hours, up to 7 times daily. For immune building, use 3 times daily, and for maintenance 1 time daily. This does the trick if you need bacterial or viral support. I have avoided antibiotics every time using this jewel. In fact, I have avoided antibiotics all together with my daughter who is now 15. Of course there’s always a time and place for everything.

Now here is another thing I love! The anti-oxidant of choice for preventative and acute care in my repertoire is, Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C. Nano-ShperesThis is a state of the art absorption method for maximizing bio-availability delivered via “smart” Lyposomal Nano-Spheres. Ah what does this mean?? This is from the source....

 

Here’s yet another care formula we like a lot. Umcka ColdCare by Nature’s Way is excellent for shortening the duration and reducing the severity of coughs, congestion, sore throat, nasal and bronchial irritations. It is a soothing and tasty syrup that helps especially at the onset. There are several in the line, so look for the one in the green package which is mint flavored.

For treating the miserable symptoms when a cold has set in, try Naturade’s Herbal Expect. It really clears the nasal passages and keeps things moving so you can breathe and sleep better. We also like Koflet herbal lozenges from Himalaya Herbal Healthcare. It’s a potent herbal formula, which assists the normal function of bronchial muscles and mucous membrane. They also help to boost the immune system function.

Now, here are some things Turtle Moon can offer, and I will gladly share them with you. There are several essential oils that arrest bacteria and virus in their tracks. I combine a blend of cinnamon, clove flower, eucalyptus, rosemary and green lemon, which is a take on an ancient formula used by thieves who robbed the dead when the plague broke out in the 14th century. I really like our version, and offer it in a concentrate or spray version. It’s referred to as “Essential Protection”. Essential ProtectionWe use the spray around the body or in the air. When people are sick around me, I will spray directly on doorknobs, faucet and toilet handles, plus on my hands as a sanitizer when I’m unable to wash them. People frequently keep this close by to use while traveling, in hospitals, classrooms, or any time when in crowded places. I sound like a germ phobic right? Well I believe prevention is where it’s at, and find this to be so effective against the spread of viral and bacterial infections. I wouldn’t leave home without it!

I also put together a Medicine Chest with 5 essential oils for treating everyday ailments. There’s an index card that lists 58 common ailments alphabetically, along with suggested oils for that purpose. The longer descriptions for why and how to apply each of the 5 oils is on the flipside. The kit is packaged in a quality pouch so you can easily carry it with you. I recommend you get familiar with the contents up front, so you know what’s available when something needs treating. Available by special request—please use the contact form. Medicine Chest

Oh yes, I got so excited talking about the kit, that I almost forgot why I mentioned it here. 2 of the oils that I include which are helpful for the season would be: Eucalyptus Radiata and Lavender Mailette. Both are gentle and effective as preventatives or while illness is full blown.   The Eucalyptus is soothing for sinus, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs and sore throats. Use as an inhalation, or massage over chest, back and ribcage. Lavender is a must have, multi-purpose oil if you should choose to only have 1 oil around. It works both medicinally and psychologically. Use as an antiseptic to protect from infectious disease, for burns, headaches, restlessness, bruises and to calm a nervous stomach. Use for emotional extremes such as anger, anxiety, nervousness and depression. It’s gentle enough for use during pregnancy and is safe for children. Apply 1-2 drops directly on affected area. Rub on feet for soothing and to induce relaxation or sleep. Place on wrist points and inhale for emotional support.

Last but not least, would be to drink our herbal tea blends.Winter Tea Drinking the seasonal offerings helps to keep the organs toned and strengthened over time. The nutrient value of the teas improves immunity and general good health. I make a cold/flu formula that is not yet offered in our store but can be custom blended—order here. It is best used at the onset coupled with a hot Epsom salt bath. Drink while in the tub, and get right into bed. It will make you perspire creating a “diaphoretic effect” that will push it out of the body by daybreak. This works!

So here’s a convenient list of what’s highlighted if you should want to stock up:

                                 ~Boiron Oscillococcinum

                                 ~ Sovereign Silver

                                  ~ Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C

                                 ~ Umcka ColdCare

                                 ~ Naturade Herbal Expect

                                 ~ Koflet Herbal Lozenges

                                 ~ Turtle Moon's Essential Protection

                                 ~ Turtle Moon's Healing Herbal Teas

                                  ~ Turtle Moon's Medicine Chest, or individual bottles of Essential oils of

                                     Eucalyptus Radiata and Lavender Mailette

It is my hope, you glean from this some excellent ideas for your health needs during this upcoming season, which can often times seem vulnerable. Empowering others, based on my own experience, is an honor and a great pleasure to share. If something here helps you and your family, please pass it along...  

In Health and Harmony,

Kimberly

June 23, 2019

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Summer Time Sun Tea

Summer is here, and it is HOT out there. It’s the time to be out in the sun, on the beach or by a pool, tanning away with an ice cold drink in your hand. And what is better than an iced tea? Whether it’s "Long Island" or not is your call...

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June 07, 2017

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Welcome to "Teas and Bees."

Talk About: Home Remedies, "Kitchen Witchery", Self-Care, Plant Medicine and Hive Products

Kimberly DuBois, founder of Turtle Moon Health, says:

KimberlyI’ve been studying ancient healing methods for most of my adult life.  I believe our ancestors knew a lot more about health and healing than we give them credit for.  They knew how to use what grew in their immediate environment to boost their body’s natural ability to heal itself and fight off disease.                                       Our ancestors were deeply attuned to the natural world, and over time they realized the medicinal properties certain plants offer.  And they passed down what they learned to their children and grandchildren.  
That wisdom is still available to us. But in our hectic, modern culture, we aren’t always the best listeners.  
So I’m here to be that bridge.  To connect you with the simple, everyday practices used by ancient cultures to bring enduring health and vitality.  
For me, these natural healing practices have become a way of life.  They are what I’ve found to be true.  Not only have I embraced them in my own life, but through Turtle Moon Health I’ve helped hundreds of people discover the truths for themselves.  In my thinking, we aren’t meant to go at it alone.  The natural world is here to support us … to give us what we need to live vibrant, fruitful lives.                                                                                                         The Turtle Moon Health "Teas and Bees" blog is your go-to place for tips and insights about how ancient healing methods can help strengthen body, mind, and spirit. We’ll share ideas and practical steps to help you incorporate the age-old wisdom of natural herbal remedies into your everyday life. No matter how busy it is.

June 07, 2017

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Not Your Average Medicine Chest

TRADITIONAL REMEDIES FOR HOME AND TRAVEL

 All my life I’ve gathered essential oils for everyday use. Over the years, I developed a habit of carrying them with me in a pouch in case I needed them. This became the inspiration for a kit – 5 essential oils, complete with their descriptions and application instructions, all in one place. Together the oils in this kit are a remedy to more than 50 ailments, a perfect on the go “medicine chest”, ready to come to the rescue.

Also included in the Medicine Chest is a quick reference guide listed in alphabetical order for treating each ailment with the oils. This provides a handy self-help tool for home and travel use. What I love is that the kit includes a few uncommon oils you don’t see everywhere. Those who have experience using essential oils will recognize and appreciate these exceptional blends. At the same time, thanks to the informative and concise reference guide even the inexperienced user will quickly and easily learn more about these remedies. It’s a great way to be introduced to essential oils and to learn how to use them to actually obtain results.

Sneak Peek into the Medicine Chest

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  • LAVENDER MAILETTE: FOR ALL-PURPOSE USE
  • EUCALYPTUS RADIATA: TO PROTECT AND HEAL VIRAL AND BACTERIAL INFECTIONS
  • AFRICAN SAGE: AN EXCELLENT ANTIFUNGAL AND ANTISEPTIC SKIN CLEANSER
  • HELICHRYSUM:  FOR TRAUMAS, BRUISES, SPRAINS AND STRAINS
  • BLEND OF RAVENSARA/THYME LINALOOL: ANTI-INFECTIOUS, IMMUNE STIMULANT, EXPECTORANT AND ANTI-VIRAL/BACTERIAL
With such a broad variety of uses, the kit makes an excellent gift to yourself or others. For the best use of the potential that lies within these oils, familiarize yourself with the content cards, so you have a go-to when needed.  It’s really like having your own personal, new and improved medicine chest, with everything you need, at all times….and it fits in your purse. If you run out, the oils can also be refilled upon request as usage varies.

Be empowered and don’t leave home without it!

Light & Love,

Kimberly

September 08, 2016

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Herbal Liniment Recipe for Muscle Ache

Many thanks to Mountain Rose Herbs for this instructional video. This combination of Comfrey Root, Valerian, Calendula, Cayenne and Cinnamon increases circulation and soothes tired muscles. Try it!!

Love and Light,

Kimberly 

 

September 08, 2016

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A Daily Cup of Herbal Tea for Health and Wellness

If you could pick one thing to do every day to enhance your overall health and sense of wellbeing over time, a cup of quality herbal tea should be at the top of your list. Herbal teas are a highly effective, inexpensive (and super easy) way to boost your immune system...

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September 08, 2016

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How Kimberly Evolved Her Healing Herbal Teas

                           

Kimberly, founder of Turtle Moon Health, talks about her experience, over the last 25 years, evolving her line of Healing Herbal Teas. She portrays the different types of packaging she has used and speaks about how the line developed conceptually over time.
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