Favorite resources and how I'm using this bundle

Yesterday, I told you about my Herb & Essential Oil Cold and Flu Protocol. I know for us in the northern hemisphere it's starting to feel like summer and no one wants to think about winter cold and flu. But now is the time to give it a little bit of thought, at least to consider the idea of researching and readying supplies in time for next winter.

Life is busy this time of year with graduations and ceremonies, sports events and recitals. You don't need to start preparing now but if you buy the Herbs & Essentials Oils Super Bundle during the sale you'll have what you need when the time comes, whether that's next week, next month or next season, to pull out the protocol and start making remedies.

My Herb & Essential Oil Cold and Flu Protocol will always be available on my blog for free, but the bundle sale is for a limited time only.

The bundle is about herbal and essential oil knowledge for many health concerns, not just cold and flu.

Something I'm particularly keen about in this bundle is using the recipes provided in Making Herbal Ointments, Salves & Balms: The Ultimate How-To Guide by Meagan Visser to make sore muscle, tissue repair, and bruise ointments for my family.

I don't know what it is about my kids, if it's growth spurts, the "teenaged brain" that makes them more clumsy, or their general enthusiasm for sport and physical activity but someone, the baby especially, always seems to be getting injured. This is kind of new for me in my parenting. And I'd like to up my game from the healing salve I make for cuts and scrapes to muscle tissue repair and pain relief remedies.

That's my goal with this bundle. Last year was a cold and flu strategy. This year I want to get educated on muscle tissue repair and topical pain relief, and stock the cupboards accordingly.

I've spent hours in the last couple weeks pouring over the ebooks in this bundle (and last year's bundle) finding recipes and making a shopping list so I can start making these remedies, in a similar way to how I prepared my strategy for cold and flu last fall.

I figure by the time I have this all figured out the kids will be grown. Ha!

Two other resources I'm super keen about in this bundle are The Thinking Parent's Guide to Natural Remedies by Kresha Faber and Essential Oil Ingestion: An Evidence Based Approach by Jessie Hawkins of Vintage Remedies.

A quick word about both of these.

I've been around a lot of bundle sales and in this current stage of blogging I judiciously participate in one bundle sale per year.

My guidelines for participating are:

  • I must find the resources personally applicable and useful.
  • They have to be books and courses I would recommend to friends from homeschool co-op, church, and community. Resources I can recommend to you.

The Thinking Parent's Guide to Natural Remedies by Kresha Faber and Essential Oil Ingestion: An Evidence Based Approach by Jessie Hawkins of Vintage Remedies are just two of the resources from this bundle that fit the bill.

The Thinking Parent's Guide to Natural Remedies by Kresha Faber is one of the best ebooks I've ever seen included in one of these bundle sales. Since downloading my own copy of the bundle I have referenced that book so many times in preparing the protocol and in dealing with current health situations in my home. That book is all kinds of awesome.

I think that Kresha Faber's book alone is worth the cost of the bundle ($29.97).

Essential Oil Ingestion: An Evidence Based Approach by Jessie Hawkins, is also all kinds of awesome. I was introduced to Jessie's courses last year when I took the Vintage Remedies course Herbs & Oils: Beyond the Basics.

Prior to taking Herbs & Oils: Beyond the Basics, most of my herbal and essential oil experience was "folk-based", which is not a problem. Herbal knowledge has been folk wisdom for hundreds of years. And it's actually worked really well. But last summer and fall, as I prepared my cold and flu protocol I wanted to understand more of the mechanisms of why essential oils and herbs were effective in some cases and not others. I don't want to throw my money and time into woo-woo knowledge.

Jessie's class was part of that education for me. I still have a long way to go and healing with herbs and essential oils is a casual interest of mine, it's not an all consuming passion like it is for some folks. Even so, it's something I want to study and learn. And the materials in this bundle help me do that, especially the high quality training from Vintage Remedies.

There are other ecourses and ebooks I like in this bundle and I reference some of them in the cold and flu protocol.

One more thing, the bonuses are great (though not as great, in my opinion, as last year's bonuses).

I don't like that it's more expensive for shipping if you live in Canada. And that all the prices are in USD. However, I only had to pay a $6.50 handling fee for the order I made with Plant Therapy.

I take my basic stash of about 9 essential oils when we travel (which is fairly often). My go-to oils are: rosemary, lemon, eucalyptus, wild orange, frankincense, oregano, peppermint, melaleuca, and lavender. I usually carry them in a ziploc bag. With this bundle I was able to get a much prettier padded carrying case (for free) with a 10 mL Meditation essential oil blend. While I was there (and only paying $6.50 for shipping) I replenished a few of my go-to oils that were running low.

Bundles have a lot of resources, usually more than you need. That's intentional because there is a wide-range of needs in the people who are buying them. But at a price of $29.97 you only need to use a few of the resources to get your money's worth.

I don't need to own every ebook in this bundle or access every course and I make it easier for myself and create less digital clutter by downloading only what I think is really useful to me.

I know paper books are nice and I own a few of those but I actually value having my own personal library of ebooks like this (I've collected a few over the years from various bundles and individual purchases) because of digital search capabilities. As I research remedies for various ailments or strategies for wellness I only have to type a key word in my computer's Finder Search bar and I'm on the path to an answer.

From the books I downloaded in Herbs & Essentials Oils Super Bundle 2017 I've been using the recipes already. I've taken advantage of the Plant Therapy bonus. My oils and carrying case should be arriving any day. I've thoroughly gone through a lot of the cold and flu resources to provide recipes in my protocol. I've made my plan, and shopping list, for preparing tissue repair and topical pain relief ointments. And I've started Jessie's Essential Oil Ingestion course.

I'm all set for another summer and fall of herbal and essential oil learning and application. How about you?

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