Ecology and the Earth

Here you’ll find our collectibles around our glorious planet as well as earth-friend, eco-based, sustainable products we’ve found during our travels and recommend. From soaps, toothpaste, essential oils, herbs, and other ecological goods … our list is growing.

 
$7.00 (USD) per piece

Quantum Research Itch-Nix – 4 oz

Fast Acting Poison Ivy/ Poison Oak Relief. Item Weight: 6.4 ounces. Herbal Relief for Poison Oak and Ivy.
Don’t scratch it! If you’ve ever suffered from poison oak or ivy, you know what you need: fast, healing relief! The potent B Vitamins, Camphor, Echinacea and Calendula Extracts in Itch Nix deliver cool, soothing relief within seconds.

UPC: 046985509947.

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$4.50 (USD) per piece

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Bar Soaps: Pure Castile All-One Hemp Rose Soap

Natural Rose Fragrance With beautifully blended natural essential oils and isolates, our rose soap has an elegant and romantic traditional feel.Ingredients: Saponified Organic Coconut, Organic Palm & Organic Olive Oils (w/ retained Glycerin), Water, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Natural Rose Fragrance, Salt, Citric Acid, Vitamin E.
Ingredients: Total Carbohydrate: 2gm. Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 3.5 x 2.1 inches ; 6.1 ounces;
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies).

Directions:
Rub the bar onto a wet washcloth, sponge or loofah. Lather up, scrub down and rinse off.

UPC: 018787788059.

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$7.00 (USD) per piece

Tom’s of Maine Natural Deodorant Aluminum Free Mine Woodspice

Size: 2.25 oz. Gentle, effective,natural. Mild formula for reliable odor protection. Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 1.2 x 4.7 inches ; 5.9 ounces.

UPC: 077326642252.

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$9.00 (USD) per piece

Nature’s Gate Sun Aqua Block – 4 fl oz: SPF 50

Designed for active water sports enthusiasts such as surfers and scuba divers, this formula provides 80 minutes of water resistance and offers broad spectrum UVA & UVB protection. AquaBlock SPF 50 by Nature’s Gate 4 oz Lotion Aqua Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen 4 oz Lotion Product Designed for active water sports ethusiasts such as surfers and scuba divers. This very water resistant formula provides broad spectrum UVA UVB protection and won’t run in your eyes. Chamomile and Shea Butter hydrate and moisturize while Rosemary soothes sun-exposed skin. Active ingredients Octinoxate 7.5 Octisalate 5 Oxybenzone 2.5 Zinc Oxide 10 Inactive ingredients water lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower leaf stem extract neopentyl glycol diethylhexanoate polyglyceryl-4 isostearate cetyl dimethicone glycerin propylheptyl caprylate cetyl PEG PPG-10 1 dimethicone hexyl laurate aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract echinacea angustifolia (coneflower) extract equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract rosa canina (rose hip) fruit extract citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel extract cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract rosmarinus. Tube is approx. 5.3 x 3 x 2 inches. Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces. UPC: 078347300756.

Indications Advanced 8 Hour Waterproof Formula. Sweat-Proof, PABA-Free, UVA / UVB Protection. Provides ultra high protection from the harmful effects of the sun by increasing skin’s natural protection 30 times. Permits no tanning. Contains moisturizing benefits of Shea Butter and Aloe Vera.

Ingredients Active ingredients:Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 7%, Zinc oxide 6.9%Inactive ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, caprylhydroxamic acid, caprylyl glycol, cetyl dimethicone, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, echinacea angustifolia extract, glycerin, jojoba esters, magnesium sulfate, neopentyl glycol diethylhexanoate, neopentyl glycol diisostearate, polyglyceryl-2 dipolyhydroxystearate, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, …

Directions: Apply liberally to all exposed skin areas at least 30 minutes before exposure o sun. Reapply after prolonged swimming, excessive sweating, or toweling. CHILDREN UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ASK A DOCTOR.

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$4.50 (USD) per piece

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Bar Soaps: Pure Castile All-One Hemp Rose Soap

Natural Rose Fragrance With beautifully blended natural essential oils and isolates, our rose soap has an elegant and romantic traditional feel.Ingredients: Saponified Organic Coconut, Organic Palm & Organic Olive Oils (w/ retained Glycerin), Water, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Natural Rose Fragrance, Salt, Citric Acid, Vitamin E.
Ingredients: Total Carbohydrate: 2gm. Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 3.5 x 2.1 inches ; 6.1 ounces;
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies).

Directions:
Rub the bar onto a wet washcloth, sponge or loofah. Lather up, scrub down and rinse off.

UPC: 018787788059.

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$4.50 (USD) per piece

Dr. Bronner’S Organic Bar Soaps Pure Castile – All-One Hemp Unscented Baby-Mild Bar Soap, 5 oz.

Baby Mild Soap Bar-Unscented by Dr. Bronner’s. 5 oz Bar Unscented No Essential Oil -A mild smooth soap for sensitive skin. Ingredients Saponified Organic Coconut Palm Olive oils (w retained Glycerin) Water Organic Hemp Oil Organic Jojoba Oil Salt Citric Acid Vitamin E. Ingredients: Saponified Organic Coconut, Palm, Olive Oils ([Organic] with Retained Glycerin), Water, Hemp Oil (Organic), Jojoba Oil (Organic), Salt, Vitamin E. Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 3.8 x 1.2 inches ; 5 ounces.

UPC: 018787782057

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$2.00 (USD) per piece

Bumper Sticker: Keep it Natural

White text “Keep it Natural” on green background. Auto decal measures approx. 11.5″ x 3″. weather resistant vinyl bumper sticker with self-adhesive backing.

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$9.00 (USD) per piece

All Terrain Kids Herbal Armor DEET-Free Natural Insect Repellent

All Terrain Kids’ Herbal Armor is a highly-effective, safe, natural, DEET-Free insect repellent that uses six natural-repelling oils at 25-Percent total concentration. A patented time-released encapsulation has been clinically proven to be 100-Percent effective for two hours and 95.8-Percent for three hours. Herbal Armor is non-irritating, allergy tested, and safe for sensitive skin. Made for active outdoor enthusiasts, Herbal Armor is sweat and water-resistant for active lifestyles. Won’t damage clothing or equipment. Meets strict standards for natural ingredients.
Item Weight: 10.9 ounces.

Natural, DEET-Free insect repellent
Clinically proven 100-Percent effective for two hours, 95.8-Percent effective for three
Allergy tested, proven non-irritating, for sensitive skin
Sweat and water resistant; won’t damage clothing or equipment
4-Ounce spray bottle

UPC: 608503010047

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$7.00 (USD) per piece

Tom’s of Maine Natural Deodorant Aluminum Free Mine Woodspice

Size: 2.25 oz. Gentle, effective,natural. Mild formula for reliable odor protection. Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 1.2 x 4.7 inches ; 5.9 ounces.

UPC: 077326642252.

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$4.50 (USD) per piece

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Bar Soaps: Pure Castile All-One Hemp Rose Soap

Natural Rose Fragrance With beautifully blended natural essential oils and isolates, our rose soap has an elegant and romantic traditional feel.Ingredients: Saponified Organic Coconut, Organic Palm & Organic Olive Oils (w/ retained Glycerin), Water, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Natural Rose Fragrance, Salt, Citric Acid, Vitamin E.
Ingredients: Total Carbohydrate: 2gm. Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 3.5 x 2.1 inches ; 6.1 ounces;
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies).

Directions:
Rub the bar onto a wet washcloth, sponge or loofah. Lather up, scrub down and rinse off.

UPC: 018787788059.

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$4.50 (USD) per piece

Dr. Bronner’S Organic Bar Soaps Pure Castile – All-One Hemp Unscented Baby-Mild Bar Soap, 5 oz.

Baby Mild Soap Bar-Unscented by Dr. Bronner’s. 5 oz Bar Unscented No Essential Oil -A mild smooth soap for sensitive skin. Ingredients Saponified Organic Coconut Palm Olive oils (w retained Glycerin) Water Organic Hemp Oil Organic Jojoba Oil Salt Citric Acid Vitamin E. Ingredients: Saponified Organic Coconut, Palm, Olive Oils ([Organic] with Retained Glycerin), Water, Hemp Oil (Organic), Jojoba Oil (Organic), Salt, Vitamin E. Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 3.8 x 1.2 inches ; 5 ounces.

UPC: 018787782057

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$15.00 (USD) per piece

Beach Towel: A Pirate’s Life For Me (30″ x 60″)

A colorful Beach Towel: blue – A Pirate’s Life Is the Life For Me. 30in x 60in, 100% Cotton Fiber Reactive printed beach towel, machine washable. Red text with white outline, white skeletons dancing and partying around a treasure chest with rum, map, sword, shovel, and gun in hand.

UPC: 812546018261
package weight: approx. 13.5 oz.

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$7.25 (USD) per piece

Essential Oil: Essential Oil: Eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus globulus.
AC/FR: 191116. UPC: 0-51381-191116-4.
From China.
.5 fl oz.

From Aura Cacia web site:

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus
Ingredients: Eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) oil
Directions: Dilute properly.
Safety Notes: CAUTION: IF PREGNANT, SUFFERING FROM ANY MEDICAL CONDITION, OR TAKING MEDICATION, CONSULT A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER BEFORE USE. DILUTE PROPERLY · MAY IRRITATE SKIN NOT FOR INTERNAL USE KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Dilute properly.
Product Notes: Color: Clear, colorless to pale yellow Viscosity: Mobile Top Note:Fresh powerful camphoraceous-cineolic Middle Note:Diffusive, penetrating Dry Note:Less tenacious, camphoraceous Aromatherapy Actions: Purifying, invigorating, cooling. Safety Data:Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20. FDA 121.1163
Origin: China
Processing Notes: Essential oil is obtained by stem distillation of the leaves of the mature trees.
Common Name: Eucalyptus, Globulus
Form: Essential Oil
Bar Code: 0-51381-91116-4

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$15.00 (USD) per piece


Essential Oil: Clary Sage.
Salvia sclarea.
AC/FR# 191113. UPC: 0-51381-191113-3.
From the Ukraine.
.5 fl oz.

From Aura Cacia web site:

Botanical name: Salvia sclarea

Clary sage is a key ingredient in many skincare formulas. It has a sweet, soothing aroma with intriguing musk and wine-like nuances. This popular oil tones the skin, balances the emotions and lifts the spirit.

BLENDS WELL WITH:

* Lavender
* Cedarwood
* Coriander
* Cardamom Seed
* Frankincense
* Geranium
* Bergamot
* Jasmine

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$5.00 (USD) per piece

Essential Oil: Citronella Java.
FR/AC Item# 191112. UPC: 0-51381-91112-6.
Cymbopogon winterianus.
From Indonesia.
.5 fl oz.


From Aura Cacia website::”With its powerful lemon-like aroma, citronella is a familiar component in outdoor sprays. Astringent and cleansing, citronella is also useful for oily, blemished skin and large pores. It can be irritating, so be sure to dilute properly.”

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$15.00 (USD) per piece

Bergamot BF
(bergaptene-Free).
UPC 0-51381-91105-8. AC Item: 191105.

Citrus bergamia from Italy.
.5 fl oz.

Aura Cacia: BERGAMOT BF (BERGAPTENE-FREE)

Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia

Description: The fresh, fruity scent of bergamot is a key ingredient in classic colognes. Bergamot’s cleansing properties complement tea tree’s purifying actions while moderating its medicinal aroma. Bergaptene-free bergamot has been re-distilled to remove most of the constituents that can accelerate sunburn. Aura Cacia essential oils are 100% pure. This essence is uplifting, normalizing, and builds confidence in mind and spirit. Produces a fresh, fruity citrus aroma. Aura Cacia bottles come with child resistant safety caps. Color – clear, colorless. Mobile viscosity.

Top Note: Rich, sweet-fruity, citrus
Middle Note: Oily herbaceous, floral-citrus, sweet
Dry Note: Lightly sweet-balsamic, clary-sage or tea like
Aromatherapy Actions: Uplifting, normalizing, confidence-building
Safety Data: Mild skin irritant. Dilute before use.
Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20

Safety Info: CAUTION: IF PREGNANT, SUFFERING FROM ANY MEDICAL CONDITION, OR TAKING MEDICATION, CONSULT A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER BEFORE USE. DILUTE PROPERLY

Suggested Uses: Cologne: 1/2 C. vodka, 12 drops bergamot BF, 12 drops neroli, 30 drops lemon, 4 drops rosemary, 2 tbsps water.
Brighten Your Mood: Waft open bottle under nose.
Ingredients: Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Bergaptene-free Oil
Directions: Dilute properly.
Origin: Italy
Size: 0.5 fl. oz.
Package: Bottle
Introduction Date: 1993-10-01

Product Details
Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 1 x 1 inches ; 1 ounces shipping weight approximations

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$9.00 (USD) per piece

Aura Cacia Massage Cream Patchouli and Orange in a 4 fl oz. plastic bottle.

Ingredients:

Vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, glycine max (soybean) wax, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, copernicia cerifera(carnauba) wax, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), citrus sinensis (sweet orange) oil, citrus x limon (lemon) oil, pogostemon cablin (patchouli) oil.

Directions:


Shake well. Use as desired for massage. For silky smooth skin, apply generously after shower.

UPC: 051381885410

SKU: OIL-188541-PatchOrangeMassageCr

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$5.50 (USD) per piece


Aura Cacia Essential Oil: Lemon, .5 fl oz.

Indications: Relaxation

Ingredients: Lemon (citrus lemon).

Directions: Add a few drops of oil to your favorite lotion, massage oil or aromatherapy diffuser. Lavender Oil (Lavandula officinalis) can be used as a fragrance. This oil is very potent and can best be used when mixed with other oils or creams Cooling body mist: 9 drops lemon, 7 drops peppermint, 2 drops lavender, 1 oz. water in a mister.

Product Description: Expressed from the peel of the fresh fruit, lemon oil is a sweetly scented, purifying oil. It combines well with tea tree in cleansing applications for blemishes.

Product Details: Product Dimensions: 4 x 2 x 2 inches ; 1.9 ounces.

Shipping Weight: 7 ounces

ASIN: B0002JGDX2

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$10.00 (USD) per piece

Aura Cacia Essential Oil: Grapefruit Oil, .5 fl oz.

Safety Information

If pregnant suffering from any medical condition, or taking medication, consult a health care practitioner before use. Dilute properly. May irritate skin. Not for internal use. Keep out of reach of children.

:Indications:Relaxation

Ingredients: Grapefruit (citrus paradise), 100% Pure Essential Oil from Aura Cacia.

Directions: Use sparingly and with extreme care. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

Product Description: Size: 0.5 oz. Pure Aromatherapy. Aroma: Tangy, Citrus. Origin: United States.

Product Details:

Size: 0.5 oz

Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 1.7 x 4.5 inches ; 1.9 ounces

Shipping Weight: 1.9 ounces [...]

$20.00 (USD) per piece

Essential Oil: Geranium. .5 fl oz.

AC/FR: 191120. UPC: 0-51381-191120-1. Pelargonium graveolens. China. .5 fl oz.

100% Pure Geranium (pelarconium graveolens) Essential Oil from Aura Cacia / Frontier Herb. Directions:
Suggested Usage: Womens’s Cooling Mist: 9 drops geranium, 5 drops clary sage, 4 drops peppermint, 1 oz. water in a mister. Restore Balance: Waft open bottle under nose.

Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 1.1 x 3 inches ; 0.6 ounces

Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces

ASIN: B001A0CTLW

UPC: 51381911201.

SKU: EO-Geranium-191120-pt5floz

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$8.50 (USD) per piece

Cinnamon Leaf.
AC/FR Item#191111. UPC: 0-51381-91111-9.
Cinnamomum verum.
From Sri Lanka.
.5 fl oz.

From the Aura Cacia website:

Botanical Name: Cinnamomum verum J. Presl

Family: Lauraceae.

Synonyms: Cinnamomum zeylanicum Nees; Ceylon cinnamon; true cinnamon.

Origin: Native to Sri Lanka and parts of India. It’s cultivated commercially in India, Africa, South America, the West Indies, Indonesia and the Seychelles.

Botanical Description: A tropical medium-sized evergreen tree up to 15-meters (50 ft) high. Has long, lanceolated, leathery leaves, with small white flowers in clusters and small bluish fruits.

Oil Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves and twigs. The oil is a yellow to brownish mobile liquid. Yield 0.5 to 0.7%.

Aroma Profile: Has a warm-spicy top note. The dry out is tenacious and warm-spicy.

Major Constituents: Eugenol (80-95%), benzyl benzoate, eugenyl acetate, ?-caryophyllene.

Adulterants: Clove leaf oil.

Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20

Aromatherapy: Cinnamon leaf essential oil is refreshing, vitalizing.

Blends well with: Allspice, bergamot, bay leaf, lavender, rose, clary sage, ylang ylang, vanilla.

Safety Data: A skin and eye irritant. Non-toxic.

Brand: Aura Cacia See All
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum verum
Description:

Color: Yellow to brownish
Viscosity: Mobile
Top Note: Warm-spicy
Middle Note: Warm-spicy
Dry Note: Tenacious and warm-spicy
Aromatherapy Actions: Refreshing, vitalizing
Safety Data: A skin and eye irritant. Non-toxic.
Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20

(Cinnamomum zeylanicum is a synonym of Cinnamomum verum)
Safety Info: CAUTION: IF PREGNANT, SUFFERING FROM ANY MEDICAL CONDITION, OR TAKING MEDICATION, CONSULT A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER BEFORE USE.
DILUTE PROPERLY
Ingredients: Cinnamomum verum (cinnamon leaf) oil
Directions: Dilute properly.
Origin: Sri Lanka
Size: 0.5 fl. oz.
Package: Bottle
Introduction Date: 1993-10-01

Locator: EO-CINNAMONLEAFPT5 — CAR-002 / TLO-075

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$4.50 (USD) per piece

Comfrey Leaf, 1 oz – Certified Organic

Comfrey Leaf cut 1oz certified organic (Symphytum officinale). Useful in spells of protection and blessings for travel Comfrey Leaf has also used in treating sprains, broken bones and help sooth an upset stomach. From Frontier Herb.

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$3.50 (USD) per piece

Cardamom seed, decorticated ground. Organic. 1 oz.

1 oz of Organic Cardamom Seed Powder, Ground and decorticated. Great for Indian Cuisine, Baking, Desserts, Coffee And Tea. Use as with cinnamon in coffee cake and apple pies.
From Frontier Herb.

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$3.50 (USD) per piece

Myrhh Gum Chips, 1 oz
Chips from resin/gum of Myrhh. 1 oz baggie. Packaged in zip lock plastic bag. Natural resin may differ in color and hue, sizes and appearance than photo.

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$3.50 (USD) per piece

Frankincense Tears, 1 oz
Raw Frankincense Tears / gum from Frontier herb. Packaged in 1 oz baggies. hough frankincense and myrrh tend to bring up certain religious connotations to the western mind, they have been in active use as magical incenses, religious tools, and for their healing properties since at least 1500bc. Resin incenses are the top of the line in incense burning. Using incense charcoal as a base you can release the intense fragrance of these fine resin granules — without the dilution or alteration of scent caused by a burning base or fixatives typical in man-made stick or cone incense. Frankincense is one of the most valuable substances of history, used for meditation, protection, purification, and consecration by countless cultures. Frankincese is the quinteessential incense. It has the greatest association with spiritual practice of any substance on earth. Frankincense is the resin of the sacred Boswellia tree and has been used since ancient times by the civilizations of Egypt, Africa and Mesopotamia. It is also the famous incense from the bible thought to awaken a feeling of union with the divine. With a characteristic purifying and relaxing quality its character is thought to strengthen willpower, self-confidence and determination.

Brand: Frontier Bulk
Botanical Name: Boswellia papyrifera Birdwood
Description: When ground, frankincense powder quickly hardens again upon air exposure. The resinous, dry and balsamic aroma is a component of many perfumes.
Safety Info: For external use only. Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
Origin: Ethiopia/Somalia
Kosher: Kosher

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$3.50 (USD) per piece

USDA Certified Organic
from Frontier Herb Cooperative
Packaged in a sealed plastic bag
Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 7 inches ; 1 ounces

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$3.00 (USD) per piece

Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza species
Description: Licorice sticks are soft and chewy. They are often used as herbal tonics or as a tea, but should not be used in excess.

Safety Info: Not for prolonged use or in high doses except under the supervision of a qualified health practitioner. Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Not for use in persons with hypertension, liver disorders, edema, severe kidney insufficiency, low blood potassium, heart disease with edema or congestive heart failure.
Origin: Turkey
Kosher: Kosher

1 oz bag assorted sizes and shapes. Product is natural so will differ from photo and representation slightly.

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$3.00 (USD) per piece

A one ounce plastic bag of Organic Black Cohosh Root from Frontier Herb Cooperative.  Cut and sifted.

Brand: Frontier Herb Cooperative
Botanical Name: Cimicifuga racemosa (L.) Nutt.
Description: Black cohosh is a tall, flowering plant found in shady woods in eastern areas of North America. A member of the buttercup family, black cohosh is also known as black snakeroot, bugbane, bugwort and squawroot.
Safety Info: Not to be used during pregnancy or while nursing.
Origin: USA/Europe
Kosher: Kosher
Size: 1 oz
Package: plastic bag

Supplement Facts Serving Size 1/2 tsp Servings About 287 Amount per Serving % Daily Value Total Carbohydrate 1g <1%* Black Cohosh, cut (root) 1.6g ** * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.

Common Name: Black Cohosh Root
Plant Part: Root
Cut: Cut & Sifted
Bar Code: 0-89836-00511-3 (bar code of 1 lb bag, this item is a portion of the prime product)

About Black Cohosh:
Article by Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions © November 23, 2010 published – all rights reserved. Original and extensive article at http://www.treeleavesoracle.org/treelore/?p=1215

Cimicifuga racemosa, Actea racemosa [ Plantae: Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Ranunculales: Ranunculaceae: Actaea: Cimicifuga racemosa, Actea racemosa ]

Common Names: black cohosh, black bugbane, black snakeroot, macrotys, bugbane, bugwort, rattleroot, rattleweed, squawroot, or fairy candle

Localities:
Shady woods. North America; extreme south of Ontario south to central Georgia; west to Missouri and Arkansas; Found throughout areas of eastern and central United States.

Species:

Description:
Black Cohosh is part of the buttercup family. It is a tall smooth glabrous herbaceous flowering perennial plant that has large compound leaves sprouting up from an underground rhizome reaching a height of 25-60 centimeters. Its leaves grow upwards of 1 meter long and broad in repeated sets of three leaflets and having a coarsely toothed serrated margin. It blossoms flowers in late spring and early summer on a tall stem roughly 75-250 cm tall forming racemes upwards of 50 cm in length with no petals or sepals, rather tight clusters of 55-110 white 5-10 mm long stamens surrounding a white stigma and hosting a sweet fetid smell attracting flies, gnats, and beetles. It produces a dry follicle fruit 5-10 mm long with a carpel containing several seeds. It is found in shady woods especially in the eastern part of North America.

Cultivation:
The plant grows in a variety of woodland habitats especially small woodland openings. In a garden, best sown in dependably moist fairly heavy soil.

Common Uses:
The juice of the plant is used as an insect repellent.

Culinary Uses:

Medicinal Uses:
Extracts have analgesic, sedative, and anti-inflammatory properties. Roots and rhizomes used primarily for women’s health, it was used by Native Americans and is currently used for menstrual cramps, hot flashes, arthritis, muscle pain, sore throats, coughs, kidney problems, depression, and indigestion. A salve made of Black Cohosh is used to treat snake bites. Today in herbal healing and homeopathy, it is used to treat hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, vaginal dryness, menopause, menstrual cramps, menopausal symptoms, mood disturbances, heart palpitations, and bloating. It is the fresh or dried roots and underground stems (rhizones) that is used for herbal treating. Its active chemical compound is 26-deoxyactein. Science has found that Black Cohosh will improve some menopausal symptoms short term for upwards of six months. It hasn’t been determined as per the safety in used for pregnant or breastfeeding women or children. It is sometimes used by midwives to induce labor. It is not recommended for those with hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovaries cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, hormone replacement therapy, oral contraceptives, using cisplatin for chemotherapy, or other conditions without discussing with a physician first. Side effects can include indigestion, headaches, nauseau, perspiration, vomiting, heaviness in the legs, weight gain, and low blood pressure; while excessive use could cause liver damage, seizures, visual disturbances, and slow or irregular heartbeats. Black Cohosh also contains salicylic acid, so is reactant to those allergic to aspirin or salicylates.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Domain Illustration, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913.
Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 91. (USDA)

Safety: Not to be used during pregnancy or while nursing.

Magical Uses:

Folklore and History: Traditionally Black Cohosh was used by various Native American tribes as a folk remedy for women’s health conditions. It is believed to possess estrogen-like essences and therefore very helpful in treating women concerns, and while it works, science has not yet been able to explain its process of success.

Buy your Black Cohosh from us here at the Tree Leaves Oracle: http://www.treeleavesoracle.org/shop/?p=4785

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$3.00 (USD) per piece

Tree Leaves Fairy Chai Tea (pack of 6 teabags)

Our special “Faerie” Chai Tea blend, handcrafted with organic herbs – china black tea, cardamom, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Each tea bag can brew up to 2-3 teas. Pack contains 6 tea bags. Let steep in hot water, remove tea bag for 2nd-3rd use, add honey / sugar/ or sweetener to taste and milk / soy /rice / almond / or coconut milk for a latte. Comes in two variety types – powdered (which can be mixed with hot or cold milk/water) or loose leaf (steep in hot water).

SKU# TLO-TEA-FairyChai-6pk-0045635753624 UPC# 0045635753624 ASIN: B00BRY64JE

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$3.00 (USD) per piece

Believed to be a powerful magical herb, offering protection against poisonous thoughts and intentions. Nettles are also used to remove curses and help in exorcisms.
1 oz bag.

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$2.00 (USD) per piece


Frontier Bulk Clay – French Green Powder, 1 oz

Origin: France

Kosher: KSA Certified

Common Name: French Green Clay Powder

Bar Code: 0-89836-02195-3

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