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February 27, 2014 Calendar Entry

Posted in eucalyptus, february calendar on February 27th, 2014 by Test Account — Be the first to comment!

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It is hard to believe that we started our Eucalyptus Honey three weeks ago. Are you ready to try some? What do you think of the taste? Smell? How would you use Eucalyptus Honey? It works wonderfully in soothing sore throats.

A few days ago, we posted a gorgeous giveaway. Our friend, Rebekah, at Mulberry Mudd has made a beautiful Eucalyptan Koala Bear sculpture for us to surprise one of readers with this week! If you would like a chance to win, enter by Monday, March 3. Good luck!

February 26, 2014 Calendar Entry

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Photo courtesy of Mountain Rose Herbs

Photo courtesy of Mountain Rose Herbs

Let’s think warm thoughts, today. If you turn to page 32 in your zine, you will find a recipe for Bugs Be Gone Spray. With a few ingredients, this spray will be ready to use in a little under an hour. With such a natural spray, you can enjoy the outdoors with your children worry free. Bugs and harmful chemicals be gone! We hope you like it!

February 25, 2014 Calendar Entry

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Good morning! Three weeks ago, we started our Eucalyptus Extracts. Let’s take a look at them. How has your extract changed? In just one week, it will be ready for use. Eucalyptus Extracts help to heal respiratory illnesses. If you have not done so already, there’s still time to start your extracts. Let us know, if you have any questions!

Pregnant women should not take Eucalyptus internally.

Giveaway Monday – Eucalyptus Statue from Mulberry Mudd

Posted in Uncategorized on February 24th, 2014 by kristine — 40 Comments

***This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Christine Breakstone! She won this beautiful sculpture.***mulberrymudd

I am super stoked to announce this week’s giveaway! My friend Rebekah of Mulberry Mudd made a beautiful Eucalyptan Koala Bear sculpture that will go to the home of one lucky winner!

This beautiful sculpture is handmade from red clay and painted with acrylic paints. She stands over 12″ tall and will bring about a bit of whimsy to one lucky winner’s home!

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This stunning sculpture features Koala like qualities with accents of Eucalyptus. She even has a Koala Pouch, which is a perfect place to stash a bit of Eucalyptus leaf, a crystal, a couple of feathers or some other secret treasure.

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Though this statue can enchant any place in your home, she would be an especially nice accent on your nature table. I just adore this statue so much and am honored that Rebekah chose to make her to be given away to one of my subscribers.

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Tell me, what secret treasures would you stash in her pouch? What special spot in your home is waiting for this sweet little sculpture to grace?

About Rebekah:

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Artist and herbalist Rebekah Dawn has been walking with the plants for as long as she can remember. A life long love has translated into passionate study of herbal lore that has deepened and grown through the years. She currently lives with her family at Labyrinth Gardens, a United Plant Saver Botanical Sanctuary, where she gives monthly plant walks and medicine making workshops. When she is not in the garden or wild-crafting she is most likely in her ceramic studio. Rebekah is the Teen Camp Coordinator for the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference.

Be sure to stop by to check out her other items in her store. She makes beautiful Herbal Faeries, pendants, birdhouses, mugs and more! She also does custom orders so if you have a special ally or idea, convo her with questions! There may be a few other one-of-a-kind pendants featuring past Herbal Roots herbs as well! Rebekah uses naturally found elements in nature combined with clay to create these amazing pieces. Her sculptures are amazing, incredibly original and just plain wonderful. I fall in love with each one she creates.

Each piece in Rebekah’s store is original in every way, she uses no molds or reproductions ever. A percentage of her profits go to Tree Sisters and Radical Joy for Hard Times each month, and the rest builds her own Botanical Sanctuary at Labyrinth Gardens.

You can become a fan of Mulberry Mudd on Facebook if you would like to do so.

If you’d like a chance to win this one of a kind sculpture, leave a comment below. For more chances to win, you can leave a separate comment each time you advertise this giveaway by:

-Kids, you get 1 extra point for being a kid! Leave a comment telling me how old you are and what you like best about Herbal Roots zine.

-blogging about it

-tell us which herb you’re most excited to be learning about this year with Herbal Roots zine

-telling me your favorite item in her store

-Facebook/Myspace/Tweet about it

-follow Herbal Roots on Twitter

-follow Herbal Roots on Pinterest

Sign ups end and I’ll announce the winner on Monday, March 3, 2014. Good luck!

February 21, 2014 Calendar Entry

Posted in eucalyptus, february calendar on February 21st, 2014 by Test Account — Be the first to comment!

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Thanks for joining us today at Herbal Roots Zine. We hope that you have had an opportunity to enter our giveaway for an Eucalyptus Package from Attar Herbs and Spices. It includes a 1 ounce Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Lavender Eucalyptus Dead Sea Bath Salts, and 4 ounces of Eucalyptus Leaves. Be sure to sign up by Monday, February 24 for your chance to win.

Let’s venture into the kitchen to make our very own natural Euca-Vapo Rub. Some of you may be familiar with the over-the-counter version. Our alternative can be used by people of all ages. It aids in relieving congestion, arthritis, fungal issues, and stiff joints. Turn to page 30 for the 3 ingredient recipe.

February 20, 2014 Calendar Entry

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Photo by Rosalee de la Foret

Photo by Rosalee de la Foret

Have you checked out Herbal Roots Zine’s resource section? On pages 43 and 44, you will find lists of books, games, and internet sites. What is your favorite resource? For today, how about we explore Flora Delaterre’s website at http://www.floradelaterre.com/.

What Are We Missing?

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!