Is Dr. Oz from Oz?

Dr. Oz had a segment on television called Dr Oz Middle Age Cures. During the segment he mentions using lemon balm oil to reduce stress. NO. Lemon balm oil is not used for stress. Lemon balm oil is used topically for skin conditions. What they were actually using on the show was lemon balm tincture, not lemon balm oil.

Dr. Oz put at least 3 dropper fulls into her glass, and then added another one directly into her mouth. NO. This is not the way to take an hebal tincture. You can’t start putting droppers full of it into your mouth willy nilly like they did on the show nor squirt dropper fulls into your glass of water. What are these people thinking? You can over dose on herbs.

Yes, lemon balm is used for stress and anxiety. Lemon balm is a sedative herb. All you need is lemon balm herb and a cup of hot water to drink it as a medicinal tea. Valerian is nature’s Valium and you don’t want to start mixing it with other sedative herbs as Terri Trespico stated. It isn’t necessary to mix Valerian with other sedative herbs. When you start mixing herbs, you have to know what you are doing. Too many sedative herbs can harm you.

Not mentioned on the show are side effects nor interaction with other drugs. Remember that herbal medicine is medicine. Just like prescription drugs, you shouldn’t mix them without consulting someone who understands interactions. For example, if you are taking medication for thyroid issues, chances are you shouldn’t even touch lemon balm much less inject it. Know what you are doing before taking any medicine including herbs. You can read more about lemon balm herb here: Lemon Balm

According to her bio Terri Trespicio is a writer for Martha Stewart, so why is she giving out advice on herbal medicines? It doesn't state anywhere in her bio that she has a background in herbal medicine or natural health. She has a degree in fine arts and creative writing, but there is no mention of any training to discuss herbalism or treatments using herbs.

We are concerned that people setting themselves up as experts throw out advice with no mention that individuals should do their homework before taking herbs as medicine. It is unprofessional to have such a light hearted approach to herbal medicine. It’s irresponsible to play around with herbs in the manner they did on this show.

Autumn's Baby Body Wash

Autumn's Baby Body wash is coming soon!

We are proud of our line of all natural and organic baby products. They are safe for kids of all ages.

Autumn's Baby Body wash is a blend of purified water, castile soap (olive oil, coconut oil, hemp oil, jojoba oil, citric acid, Vitamin E),shea butter, glycerin calendula, & oatstraw extracts.
It is the perfect gentle soap for babies with sensitive skin. Adults with sensitive skin will love it too.

Autumn's Baby Gift Pack

A little slice of heaven for all new Mom's, Mom's to be or Grandparents too!.
We now offer Autumn's Baby Products in a gift pack.

You'll get one each of Autumn's Infant Massage Oil; 2 oz, Autumn's Baby Massage Oil; 2 oz, Autumn's Herbal Baby Oil; 2 oz, Autumn's Baby Body Cream; 2 oz, and Autumn's Boo Boo Balm;2 oz..

Our baby product line is made using organic herbs, oils, and 100% pure essential oils. They are gentle enough for baby, but you'll love them for yourself too!

Save $6 off ordering each item individually!

Herbal Eye Cream

Our organic herbal eye cream will be available soon.
We have combined healing herbs and oils especially made for moisturizing the eye area.
Herbal Eye Cream will be available on our site in two weeks.

Let's Celebrate

Our Granddaugther Autumn turns 1 year old today.
To celebrate, we have launced our new line of natural baby care products.

We wanted to provide a line of safe natural products that were free from chemicals. No worry about toxins here.

Autumn's Baby and Children Product line was specifically formulated for the little ones in your life. The products have no chemicals added, and we use only organic herbs,organic oils, organic butters and pure 100% organic essential oils.

Your baby or grand baby deserves the finest all natural ingredients available, and we know it too.

With our products, there's no need to worry if your baby will be allergic to the fragrance or perfumes oils in their baby product. We don't use them. They are not natural. We use only 100% pure organic essential oils to add fragrance.

Raising kids is a tough job. We just made it a little easier.

If Winter Stays

We are getting tired of snow. Who isn’t? For folks up here in the north, and as far south as Massachusetts, all think we have had enough for one year. I know Mother Nature probably doesn’t agree.

We have been having some warmer days, which is nice for all…including the cats. We can all actually go out without freezing our fur off. I know the chickens would like to be able to get in the great outdoors again. They have been cooped up too long.

While Mother Nature decides what is in store for us next, we continue to get out new products on the website. So far, we have added Herbal Infused Oils, Elderflower Rose Day Cream, Rejuvenating Night Cream, Lemon Balm Lip Relief and Hibiscus Lip Cream. We have been working on them all winter, and are happy to finally have them available.

By March, we should have the rest of our new herbal products developed and ready for the website, which will include our Acne Cream with Neem and an herbal Anti-Fungal Oil for athletes foot.

We are most excited about our Anti-Aging Cream and Anti-Aging Serum. A blend of herbs, oils, extracts and essential oils that rehydrate and can help reduce wrinkles. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for those, just drop us an email.

Cheers to winter. If winter never ends…we’ll just keep formulating new herbal products. Being that the summers are too busy, it’s the only chance we have.

Healing Winter Skin Itch

Whenever someone asks me what to use for winter skin problems, my first response is Calendula. Whether it is used as an oil, or an oinment, Calendula (Caledula officinalis) has to be one the best herbal healing skin remedies.

Calendula is always in stock in our herbal first aid kit. It is wonderful for use on dry, itchy winter skin, but you can also use it on so many other skin conditions it can be used for too.
Calendula is a natural herbal anti-inflammatory and helps heal and protect wounds. It acts as an anti-oxidant, and helps protect skin from free radical damage to skin cells.
Calendula is anti-fungal, anti-septic, and antibacterial.
It is always our first choice for winter should be yours!