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Nov 2014

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November 2014

Monroe Happenings:

Health Matters monthly sale!!!!

10% off select essential oils and carrier oils

Health Matters donated $93.00 to the Non-GMO Project from our sales-Thank you!

Our time at the Monroe Farmers Market has come to an end, however, I will continue to coordinate the

       Food Stamp Program.  Customers can use their Bridge Cards until the end of the year to obtain the green script worth $1.00 each.  The script cards can be used year round.  See Kristi McIntosh at the Hippie Chick Herbal Table inside.   


Natural Health Consultations with Maurine-½ hour $30.00;1 hour $50.00

  call 734-240-2786 to make appointment

Family Farms Co-op:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Orders due November 19 at noon; Pickup November 21 2:30-3:30-New Location for pickup is VFW Hall 1620 Dix-Toledo, Southgate.

Holiday Kick Off/ Parade and Tree Lighting-November 22

Wise Traditions 15th Annual International Conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation Indianapolis Indiana November 7-November 9

Yoga with Shannon:  Saturday sessions Christ Lutheran Church 8:15-9:15 AM  No Yoga November 1 and 29

Namaste Yoga Center 8177 Secor Rd. Lambertville for schedule you can go to www.namasteyogacenter.weebly.comor pick up schedule at the store.

Community Education Classes at Health Matters:

Sign up for classes through Monroe Community Education 734-265-4950

Family Guide to Homeopathy-November 3 6:30-7:30 V97

Healthy Happenings: Essential Oils

I am not an expert in using essential oils but I have many customers that ask questions regarding the uses, quality and safety of essential oils. Essential oils are extracted from massive quantities of plants or flowers to create small amounts of oils. There are several methods uses; steam distillation, cold press extraction, solvent extraction, and CO2 extraction. 

Essential oils can be used in a diffuser, as a skin application (with carrier oil such as almond. olive or jojoba oils), bath, and cosmetic additions. We carry two main brands Aura Cacia (which is the Name Brand) and seems to cost more; or Now brand which is like a (Generic) but very good quality but at a lower price.  I have had many questions about the safety of essential oils taken internally. I am not comfortable taking either of these brands internally; however, some of the oils from Young Living are produced in a way that makes them suitable as a dietary supplement or food flavoring. If anyone is interested in purchasing Young Living oils we have information available. 

Bulletpoint      Safety Precautions

1.      Keep away from babies, children and pets

2.      Always follow recommended dilutions and application procedures: Do not exceed recommended amounts.

3.      Never use the essential oil of a plant to which you are allergic.

4.      Do not allow essential oils to get in oils in or near the eyes, and do not apply them onto the genital region, inside the nose or mouth, or onto seriously damaged skin.

Bulletpoint      Storing Essential Oils

1.      Store in tightly closed, dark or opaque glass jars

2.      Keep away from heat, moisture and direct light

3.      Open bottles only for use and close again as soon as possible

4.      Do not refrigerate

Bulletpoint      Using Essential Oils

1.      Massage: add 4 to 8 drops of a single essential oil to 4 teaspoons of carrier oil

Massage into the body, avoiding the eyes and other delicate or sensitive areas

2.      Bath: Add 2 drops of a single essential oil to a tablespoon of honey or whole milk

Stir into a warm bath, being careful not to get bath water in the eyes

Soak for 10-20 minutes

3.      Inhalation: Add 2-4 drops of a single essential oil to a pot of steaming (not boiling) water that has been removed from the heat source

Keeping you face about 10 inches from the pot, with the eyes closed, lean over the pot and inhale.

** Warning do not use this method if you have asthma

4.      Diffusion:  Many devices for diffusing essential oils into the air are available commercially and come with instructions for use

Or, add 4 to 8 drops of any essential oil to a bowl of steaming water that has been removed from its heat source; set in a secure place where pets and children cannot drink it.

Bulletpoint      Popular Essential Oils

1.      Eucalyptus: Uses arthritis, burns, colds/flu, concentration, cuts, disinfectant, insect repellent, muscle aches, nervous exhaustion, neuralgia, and sinus congestion

**Caution-Avoid in cases of high blood pressure or epilepsy.

2.      Grapefruit: acne, colds/flu, depression, fluid retention, muscle stiffness, nervous exhaustion

**Caution- photosensitivity  

3.      Lavender: acne, burns (mild), coughs, cuts, dermatitis, dysmenorrheal, flu, fungal infections, headaches, insomnia, irritability, muscle aches and spasms, nausea, nervous tension, rheumatism, sciatica, sore throat, sprains, stomach cramps, and stress

4.      Lemon: acne, arthritis, cellulite, colds/flu, coughs, dyspepsia, gout, herpes, oily skin, rheumatism.

        **Caution- photosensitivity 

5.      Orange, Sweet: constipation, depression, dyspepsia, insomnia, nervous tension, stress

6.      Peppermint: Colds/flu, coughs, dyspepsia, flatulence, headaches, mental fatigue, muscular aches and pains, nausea, neuralgia, ringworm, stomach cramps

**Caution- may cause restlessness or insomnia if used at night or to excess

7.      Rosemary: acne, alopecia, arthritis, colds/flu. Coughs, dysmenorrheal, dyspepsia, fluid retention, gout, greasy hair, muscle pain, neuralgia, rheumatism, sciatica

**Caution- avoid during pregnancy and in cases of asthma, hypertension, and epilepsy

8.      Tea Tree: acne, arthritis, athlete’s foot, blisters, burns (minor), colds/flu, cold sores, coughs, cuts, insect bites, ringworm, warts


As always, contact your pharmacist regarding any potential vitamin/drug interactions.  Notify physician regarding any alternative remedies. 


Organic Fruits and Vegetables delivered every other week-

Raw cow & goat milk and Amish grass fed meat or call 1-269-476-8883


Store News:

Bulletpoint      Local Delivery to shut-ins available

Bulletpoint      Bridge Cardds accepted at the store

Bulletpoint      Family Discount Day: Every Wednesday get 5% off of entire order

Bulletpoint      Free Muscle Testing


Save the Earth Tip: Make Your Own Deodorant   out of ingredients we have in our kitchen 5 tablespoons coconut oil, 4 tablespoons baking soda, 4 tablespoons corn starch, 5 drops Tea Tree Oil plus a few drops of essential oil of your choice.  Blend together well. 


Words to Live By:  The secret to life is to know who you are and where you are going.


Recipe of the Month

Pumpkin Cookies

½ cup butter                                                            2 cups whole spelt flour

¼ cup extra-light olive oil                                            ¼ cup ground flax

1/3 cup whole cane sugar                                            1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ cup organic sugar                                                  1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup organic pumpkin                                               1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 farm fresh egg                                                      ½ cup raisins

1 teaspoon vanilla extract                                           ½ cup walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together first 7 ingredients in a large bowl.

Combine spelt flour, flax, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Add to creamed mixture, mix well. Fold in raisins and walnuts. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 12 minutes or until set, rotating pan after 6 minutes.


1 tablespoon butter                                                   2 tablespoons whole cane sugar

2 tablespoons milk                                                     ½ cup confectioners’ sugar

2 tablespoons brown sugar                                          ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


Mix butter, milk and sugars in a saucepan.  Bring to boil, boil 2 minutes.  Let cool then add confectioner sugar and vanilla.  Whisk until glaze consistency.   Brush on cooled cookies.

Store in refrigerator or freezer for freshness                                                                      


Maurine Natural Nurse

Health Matters Herbs and More 17 E. Second St. Monroe, Michigan 48161


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November 2014 Essential Oils

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