Cold & Flu eBook
Introducing the latest from Hilltop Herbals! Also known as the Hilltop Herb Woman and so on. I created this free ebook for you, with a small selection of recipes that can help during the cold and flu season. So, enjoy it! And all comments appreciated.
Why the Hilltop Herb Woman? I think I’m the only herbalist on my hilltop AND I’m enjoying my life as an herbalist so much that I’m embracing the identity. I love being able to offer items that can help people and knowledge about herbs that I never knew I wanted.
Please join us at the annual Catoctin Colorfest in Thurmont, MD, this weekend, October 12-13. We will be located outside Hobbs Hardware on Main Street.
We will have Art Glass, photography, herbal remedies, crafts, wood products and more. We’ll even have a Decorate Your Own Ornament station.
Stop by and see us and stay for a terrific festival.
Out of Stock Alert!
I just wanted to give you a quick heads up that the All Natural Bug Spray is currently out of stock. I will be making another batch soon. I’m so glad you love it as much as I do!
New Facebook Page for Hilltop Herbals
For the last couple years, I’ve been aware of another Hilltop Herbals page on Facebook. When I chose my new page I didn’t know about the other one, but over the years I’ve gotten a few comments and likes/follows that are not meant for me. I have endeavored to be sure those people are forwarded to their intended place as I hope they have done with my visitors.
It’s no one’s fault, but I just don’t want there to be any confusion between the two pages and have therefore created a new one for my Hilltop Herbals.
Our new Facebook Page will be called Hilltop Herbal Remedies and is available at https://www.facebook.com/hilltopherbalremedies/ so please visit and update your likes/follows.
I had hoped to transfer my content from the old page to the new page and Facebook, in their wisdom, has decided that my two pages are not the same after all and therefore cannot be merged. I’ve downloaded the page and will keep it for history but all new content will go to the new page.
Thanks for your comments and best wishes over the years! I’m looking forward to the future with you.
About Essential Oils
Everyone knows that essential oils are the next new ‘big thing’ for all natural healing. Its true that essential oils can improve your health, help your skin, and improve your mood. But with all the different essential oil companies, do we as consumers know the best companies to buy from? The number of companies and brands are staggering. I work with a select few:
Mountain Rose Herbs: excellent company, extremely dedicated to providing the best information possible, and affordable. And they have a huge selection.
NYR Organic offers some very good oils and blends, as well as wonderful skin care products.
Penn Herb Co. is a wonderful company with a long history of providing quality and good prices. My go to for bulk herbs.
In addition to these three, there are hundreds more, and I’m not going to list them here. There are numerous “Best” lists but please do your own research, and pay particular attention to whether the companies have paid to be on the list. For example, I have seen a number of such lists with Young Living Oils listed as their number one pick. Personally, I will not order Young Living Oils, for one thing they are extremely expensive, have been sanctioned several times by the Food and Drug Administration in the US, and do not cure all the diseases they claim. Be very wary and do your own research.
For the record, essential oils are not cure alls, they do not heal cancer, cure diabetes or blindness and so on. Any company that claims their essential oils CURE or somehow reverses conditions isn’t telling you the truth. Always, ALWAYS dilute oils before using them on skin. If you do take them internally do so ONLY with a qualified practitioner.
Here’s an interesting site about Young Living and Doterra, as being the biggest frauds in the EO game. While I don’t agree with everything on the site, its still very informative about what each of the companies have been cited for previously and the sheer lack of research each company has to back up their claims. This is a big buyer beware! At any rate, the site is below, enjoy!