Newsletter November 2014
Rebecca's Web Store
Find all of your favorite Rebecca's Products online
We are thrilled to announce the make-over of our beautiful new website and online store! Yay! We want to say a big thank you to our incredible designer Anna Wilson, to Tom Sundro Lewis for his fabulous photography and to Faith Rodgers, our shop manager, for spearheading the whole project! In addition to our luxurious handcrafted body care products, you can now purchase herbs, essential oils, carrier oils, salts, clays, bulk items and more right on the Rebecca’s site. We focus on quality, organic and environmental sustainability. Learn more about Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary at www.rebeccasherbs.com.
New Products and Promotions
Not only did our website get a make-over, but our favorite mica colored lip glosses got one too! Rather than a tin, the glosses are now packaged in a more traditional dipstick and lip gloss tube dispenser. The lip gloss glides on with a mixture of soothing carrier oils that offer beautiful shine and natural lip color. We now carry the Burgundy Mint, Chai and Citrus Pink mica colored lip glosses in these fun and functional containers.
We currently offer a wide range of mica colors that are eye, lip and cheek safe. In addition to these colors, we’re excited to now offer a plain Mica powder.
The plain Mica powder is a naturally occurring mineral that can be used as a low shine filler for cosmetic recipes or can be used alone as a finishing powder/veil.
This powder offers a silky, smooth finish with gentle shine.
Vintage colored mason jars
Celebrating 100 years of American heritage, Ball has released limited edition period-inspired green and blue pint jars. Made in the USA, these heritage collection pint jars are perfect for storing your herbs, spices or bulk items, we’ve even used them for water glasses or as a unique way to store bath salts, tea blends and gifts.
The theme of this year’s We’Moon features the wild card, a theme exploring woman unchained and unabashedly in her power. A datebook and astrological moon calendar, the We’Moon accompanies usthroughout the year illuminating astrological cycles and the rhythms of nature. Words and images from over 150 contributors grace the pages and feature an earth-spirited collection of women’s creative compositions.
Lovingly made from local and fresh infused Arnica and St. Johnswort oil with German Chamomile essential oil, Trauma salve is a helpful remedy for the unexpected bump or bruise. I love to rub the salve onto the bottoms of my feet before bedtime, especially after a long day of work or athletic activities. The anti-inflammatory and pain relieving action of this salve leaves my feet feeling ache free and simply wonderful!
Below is our class schedule, for full class descriptions please check our website at: rebeccasherbs.com. Your space in the class is reserved once payment is received. Payment for classes is made by cash or check payable to the instructor. Please be aware that classes fill up quickly, so sign up early. Pre-registration is required.
Participants must be 21 and over
Instructor: Amber Brisson, certified clinical herbalist and nutritionist
These fun medicinal preparations make great holiday gifts and seasonal libations for parties, dinners, and gatherings with friends. In this class, we will learn how to create cordials to invigorate the heart, settle indigestion, encourage sleep, revitalize the spirits and much more.
Give the gift of homemade lip balms & glosses this holiday season! We will learn about all the basic ingredients, oils, butters, waxes, herbs, and essential oils that can be added to enhance the beauty or healing quality of your lip balms and glosses.
Instructor, Corrie Bradley, certified clinical herbalist
The art of cold processed soap making is intoxicating. Learn to create soaps for the specific needs of your skin. This class focuses on vegan, palm free recipes and gives easy to follow instructions to give you the confidence to begin creating your own bubbly bars.
Halloween RecipesFor a little “Fall Fun” and to celebrate the Halloween holiday, please enjoy these seasonal recipes.
Love Potion Tea (or Herbal Potpourri)1 part Hawthorne Leaf & Flower
1 part Damiana
1/2 part Hawthorne Berries
1/2 Ceylon Cinnamon chips
1/4 part Jasmine Flowers
1/4 part Rose Petals
Instructions: Combine ingredients together. Prepare a tea by infusing 1 Tbsp of herb into 1 cup of water for 10-15 minutes. You can also use this blend as an herbal potpourri; store it in bowls throughout your home or simmer it on the stove to release the aromatic qualities of this lovely blend throughout your space.
Protection Herbal Sachet1 chunk of Himalayan Salt
1 Cinnamon Stick
1/2 oz Juniper Berries
1/4 oz Yarrow Flowers
1/4 oz Rue
At a time when the veil between the spirit worlds is thin, this sachet can be used to offer connection or gentle protection. Instructions: Combine all ingredients together in a sachet or muslin bag. Place sachets throughout your home, work space and car or carry on your person.
Pumpkin Spice Spritzer4 oz Spray Bottle
4 oz Distilled or Spring Water
15 drops Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
3 drops Clove Essential Oil
5 drops Cardamom Essential Oil
8 drops Orange Essential Oil
Instructions: Combine all ingredients together in a spray bottle, shake well, and spray throughout your space. Delight in the spicy warmth of fall and the holidays.