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Posted in Uncategorized on February 19th, 2014 by kristine — 2 Comments

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Herbal Roots zine was started back in 2009. Now that we’ve got a few years under our belt, we are looking to make it an even better experience for kids! Please take a moment to let us know what you’d like to see in future issues and on our website. We are going strong into our 6th year of publication and we want to know:

-What would you like to see in each issue of HRz that is not currently in there?

-What would you like us to add to our website? Videos? MP3′s of the songs and/or stories? Option to request paper copies?

-Anything else you’d like to suggest?

-How did you learn about HRz?

Leave your answers in the comments!

February 19, 2014 Calendar Entry

Posted in eucalyptus, february calendar on February 19th, 2014 by Test Account — Be the first to comment!
Photo by Rosalee de la Foret

Photo by Rosalee de la Foret

How have you been enjoying your studies of Eucalyptus? We hope that you liked making Eucalyptus Extract, Eucalyptus Honey, and Eucalyptus Steam. For our dog lovers out there, how do your dogs like their new Flea repellent bed? How did you like the review activities, such as labeling the diagram in the botany section or completing the crossword puzzle? Did you add any lines to his song?

We would love to see photos of you, your friends, and your family enjoying the activities found in “Yearning for Eucalyptus,” February’s issue of Herbal Roots Zine. Feel free to post them at http://www.flickr.com/groups/herbalrootszine!

February 18, 2014 Calendar Entry

Posted in eucalyptus, february calendar on February 18th, 2014 by Test Account — Be the first to comment!

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Good morning! Are you ready to learn “Eucalyptus, You’re So Great,” a song written by Kristine? Here are the first two lines of the chorus.

Eucalyptus, You’re so great, and your tea is first rate.

Drink it, steam it, Soak it in, tell those germs good bye.

For the rest of the song, turn to page 26. Please, feel free to post more lines in the comments section or on our facebook page!

Giveaway Monday – Eucalyptus Package from Attar Herbs & Spices

Posted in Uncategorized on February 17th, 2014 by kristine — 50 Comments

***This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Loura, the winner of the Attar Herbs & Spices Giveaway!***attarlogo

This week at Herbal Roots zine, we are giving away a great Eucalyptus package from Attar Herbs & Spices. It includes a 1oz Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Lavender Eucalyptus Dead Sea Bath Salts and 4oz Eucalyptus Leaves.

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This package will give you plenty of dried Eucalyptus and essential oil to create many of the recipes in this month’s issue of Herbal Roots zine. The Dead Sea Bath Salts are a lovely blend of Lavender and Eucalyptus, giving sore, achy muscles relief from overworking in the herb garden or a late winter flu.

How would you use this wonderful package?

About Attar Herbs & Spices:

Since 1969 Attar Herbs & Spices has been a leading supplier of herbs, spices and essential oils throughout the country.   They have developed trusted relationships that ensure exceptional ingredients.  They grind from whole spices and hand blend in small batches to ensure the freshest quality.   Spice Up Life is more than just a groovy tagline, it is their Mission and life philosophy.  At Attar Herbs & Spices, they think that life should be as full of flavor as our food.  By utilizing the herbal gifts that Mother Nature has graciously shared with us, you too can Spice Up Life for you and those you love!

Attar Herbs & Spices is a family owned and a family run business. Founded by Dick Martin, Melissa, her husband Erik and their three children took over the business in 2010.

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You can follow Attar Herbs & Spices on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/attarherbsandspices?ref=hl.

Want a chance to win this awesome package from Attar Herbs & Spices? Leave a comment! For more chances to win, leave a separate  comment every time you do one of the following:

-if you’re a kid, tell me how old you are and what your favorite Herbal Roots zine activities are

-Check out Attar Herbs & Spices’ website and tell me some of your favorite things

- Follow Attar Herbs & Spices on Pinterest

-Blog about it (leave reference link)

-Facebook/Tweet about it (leave reference link)

-Sign up for the Herbal Roots zine monthly newsletter (and receive an issue for free!)

-Post some pictures of your February activities using Herbal Roots and  Eucalyptus on the Flickr Group Page (Be sure to tell us about it!)

-Become a follower of Herbal Roots on Twitter

-Follow Herbal Roots zine on Pinterest

Sign ups end on and I’ll draw the winner on Monday, February 24, 2014. Thanks for entering and good luck!

February 14, 2014 Calendar Entry

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We hope that you enjoyed writing in your journals yesterday. It is time to review what we have learned about Eucalyptus. Turn to page 41 for the crossword puzzle. How many words can you find without looking at the word bank?

February 13, 2014 Calendar Entry

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Let’s take a  moment and reflect. Record your thoughts about Eucalyptus on pages 39 and 40 in your zine or use your own journal. What have you learned this month? How do you feel about this herb? Tell your friends!

February 12, 2014 Calendar Entry

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We hope that you enjoyed Eucalyptus’s story. We learned that he can help heal others just by breathing out his medicinal vapor. Today, let’s head on into the kitchen to make an Eucalyptus Steam. The steam will help clear out congestion in your sinuses leaving you breathing easier throughout the day and night. For the recipe, turn to page 28.

February 11, 2014 Calendar Entry

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Thanks for joining us, today! Yesterday, we posted a giveaway for a Witch Hazel package from Mountain Rose Herbs. If you didn’t get a chance to sign up yet, there is still time. Be sure to enter by next Monday, the 17th. Kristine will draw the winner later that day.

Are you ready for a story? If you will turn with us to page 21 in your zines, you will find out about the lore of Eucalyptus. How did the Aborigines discover him? Share his story with your friends! Remember to look up every now and then, you may be surprised at what you find.

Giveaway Monday – Witch Hazel Package from Mountain Rose Herbs

Posted in Uncategorized on February 10th, 2014 by kristine — 84 Comments

 

***Congratulations to Kathy! She is this week’s winner of our giveaway! Kathy won this package from Mountain Rose Herbs***

Kathy’s comment: “I am 13. I love making healthy remedies. I have arthritis and use oils I have made like chickweed, dandelions etc. I am constantly looking up stuff on the internet to make and for what to grow. I am waiting for the snow to melt so I can plant my own little herbal garden. Last fall I put down some card board and created a nice big rised box, I should have a great box by spring. Last year I grew a few herbs in my mom’s planter box, that was like fueling a fire. This year i’m serious. I’ve been saving my money for starters and seeds. I can hardly wait for the snow to melt.”mrh-logo

This week’s giveaway is for spectacular Witch Hazel Package from Mountain Rose Herbs! Next month at Herbal Roots zine, it will be all about Witch Hazel and this package will get you off on the right start for learning all about it! This package includes:

4oz bark, a $3.75 value
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4 oz leaf, a  $3.75 value
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16 oz extract, a $6.00 value
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1 oz beeswax, a $2.00 value
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8 oz. grape seed oil, a $4.50 value
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You’ll be able to make a variety of Witch Hazel related recipes with these two  items!

Mountain Rose Herbs is a certified organic processor through Oregon Tilth which is fully accredited with the USDA National Organic Program. Since 1987 they have continuously worked for the advancement of sustainable organic agriculture and state they will continue this lifelong passion into the future. They wholeheartedly recommend discovering the joys to be found in organic food products and the best place to start is right here at Mountain Rose Herbs. From the herbs they offer, to the teas they process and the oils they have distilled.

M0untain Rose also has a great YouTube Channel which offers an amazing amount of tutorials and educational videos, many created by John Gallagher and Rosalee de la Foret of Learningherbs.com.

You can also follow them on their Blog for more information and great Giveaway offers!

Love Mountain Rose Herbs? You can show your support by ‘liking’ them on Facebook. Tell them Herbal Roots zine sent you!

Want a chance to win this awesome package from Mountain Rose Herbs? Leave a comment! For more chances to win, leave a separate  comment every time you do one of the following:

-if you’re a kid, tell me how old you are and what your favorite Herbal Roots zine activities are

-Check out MRH’s website and tell me some of your favorite things

-Blog about it (leave reference link)

-Follow Mountain Rose Herbs on Pinterest

-Become a follower of Mountain Rose Herbs on Twitter

-Facebook/Myspace/Tweet about it (leave reference link)

-Sign up for the Herbal Roots zine monthly newsletter (and receive an issue for free!)

-Post some pictures of your February activities using Herbal Roots and  Eucalyptus on the Flickr Group Page (Be sure to tell us about it!)

-Become a follower of Herbal Roots on Twitter

-Follow Herbal Roots zine on Pinterest

Sign ups end on and I’ll draw the winner on Monday, February 17, 2014. Thanks for entering and good luck!

February 7, 2014 Calendar Entry

Posted in eucalyptus, february calendar on February 7th, 2014 by Test Account — Be the first to comment!

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Did you know that all species of Eucalyptus have four leaf phases? Flowers do not appear until the trees reach maturity. For more information and a diagram to label, turn to the Herbal Botany section starting on page 21.