***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO MARY CONLEY, SHE IS THE WINNER OF THIS SET.***
This week’s giveaway is for a 4 oz. bottle of Soothing Astringent Rose Lotion and a 1 oz. bottle of Witch Hazel extract made by Gail Faith Edwards of Blessed Maine Herbs. Gail and her family make each batch of extract by hand from all organic ingredients.
The Soothing Astringent Rose lotion is made with certified organic rose water, witch hazel and aloe vera.
Rose Water concentrates the healing essence of the rose petals and is delicately aromatic. Wonderfully hydrating to the skin, rose water helps replace moisture lost to sun and wind. Astringent, rose water is traditionally used as a skin toner after washing to help tighten pores.
The extract is lovingly made with dried Witch Hazel twigs and organic grape alcohol. From her website:
“Our certified organic extracts, also known as tinctures, are concentrated herbal extractions made by traditional methods right here on our farm using only certified organic herbs in a base of certified organic neutral spirits.
Our herbal extracts are whole plant medicines of the highest quality and in most cases are made within minutes of harvesting. They are especially safe, fast acting, effective and good tasting.The alcohol we use as our menstruum meets USP (United States Pharmacopoeia) standards for pharmaceutical grade alcohol. It is guaranteed 100% free of genetic modification.Additionally many people who are gluten sensitive react negatively to tinctures made with grain alcohol. Our menstruum is made from distilled sugar cane (naturally gluten free) or grapes, so those who avoid grains/gluten may use our herbal extracts with complete assurance of their safety.
We feel confident that you will find our artisinal herbal extracts far superior and better tasting to any you have previously used.
Unless noted, all herbs and flowers used are freshly gathered, and without e
xception all are MOFGA/USDA Certified Organic. The great majority of the herbs used in our extracts have been grown here on our farm or wild gathered from our well managed wild stands and processed immediately in our Certified Organic Processing Facility, otherwise known as the Herb House.
Herbal Extracts are easy to use, travel with you anywhere, are both safe and effective and gentle enough for children in smaller doses. A typical dose for an adult is 5 – 30 drops in a little bit of water, tea or juice. Children generally get half of that. Dosages differ depending on what herb you are taking, and dosage instructions are on each label.”
Gail Faith Edwards, is an internationally recognized Community Herbalist with more than thirty years experience. She currently has correspondence course students in many countries around the world. She is the author of three books on herbal medicine and has offered herbal education programs for the past 18 years. Some of the places Gail has taught include the Sambhavana Clinic, Bhopal, India; The Gardens of Monte San Giacomo, Italy; Giardino della Minerva, Salerno, Italy; private home in Gdansk, Poland; Yale School of Nursing; University of Maine and College of the Atlantic. She has taught herbal medicine classes at Common Ground Country Fair each year for the past twenty four years, and also teaches at local elementary and high schools, conferences, nursing homes, garden clubs and to privately arranged groups.Gail has personally trained hundreds of students and apprentices, many of whom have gone on to serve as community herbalists, health education teachers, herb gardeners, holistic healers, herb-wise mothers, and successful herbal business owners.
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