Friday, September 6, 2013

Bulk Herb Store Review and Gardening Giveaway!

 
Alfalfa Herb - cut, organicI use herbs for more than just flavoring my food, I have learned to use herbs, spices, and essential oils to help my family stay healthy and happy.  The more I try them out and learn what works the more amazing I am at how natural remedies can be as effective as traditional western medicine.  But as we live in a rural area hours away from any city that carries a decent assortment of medicinal herbs I turned to online companies.
 
Herban Earth Scarf - Mild
That's when I first found out about Bulk Herb Store
Bulk Herb Store is a company which carries herbs, herbal mixes, books, water filters, how-to videos, clothing accessories, seeds, and much more!  Something I really liked on their site and have used several times is a How To page on making a tincture, salve, tea, poultice, and much more!  All in an easy to use format.
 
 
 
Here is some information on the owners and their mission
 
When we were growing up, herbs were like tomatoes. We grew them. We put them up for the winter. We used them daily, and gave concoctions away to other people in need of them. My mother was always teaching us. If we were weeding the garden, she would talk about which weeds were herbs and what those herbs could do. She instilled in us a passion to learn and create.

By the time I (Shoshanna) was 13, my family started the Bulk Herb Store. Quite a few years have passed since then, and my wonderful husband James and I now run the Bulk Herb Store together. Our son Jeremiah James helps pull your orders. At four years old, Jeremiah already can go outside, gather herbs in the wild and know what they are good for. He doesn't even know he's growing into a little herbalist, but he is!

At the Bulk Herb Store we provide our homemade concoctions, our experiences, and the tested wisdom of others. We want to do more than sell quality herbs. We want to teach you what we know and inspire you to learn and research beyond that. You can write to us here. Happy herbaling!

Bulk Herb Store has a very good selection of herbs and spices and even teas.  I love the water filter they carry and they have some great how to books and videos.  The book they sent me for review Making Vegetables Volume 1.  This book is a very good start for anyone wanting to grow a garden.  It has lots of full color pictures that show you step by step how to do things.  I like that because many skills we learn must really be taught by seeing it done.  The book is really attractive, which of course doesn't matter much, but makes it such a pleasure to read.  The pictures  are really beautiful and I love love love the recipe section in the back.  They look so yummy I am bound to try them.  Another thing that sets this book apart from the standard gardening books it the focus on using heirloom seeds and growing food organically, which by the way is much cheaper than using expensive fertilizers and pesticides.  This book is well worth the money!




I would recommend Bulk Herb Store to anyone looking for herbs, spices, water filters or books and videos on gardening and herbaling.

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Giveaway!

 
 
Bulk Herb Store has generously offered to give one of my lucky readers a copy of  Making Vegetables Volume 1! Use the rafflecopter below to enter, all entries are verified.  Good Luck!
 
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The Thrifty Housewife was not compensated for this post, I did receive a sample product(s) for the purposes of review. This did not influence my review or my opinions. My views are 100% my own. This giveaway is not affiliated with facebook, pinterest, twitter, or any other social media website.  The winner will be chosen through the rafflecopter form which uses Random.org.  Winner will be notified by email within 48 hours of contest end.  Winner has 24 hours to respond to the  email.  Failure to respond will result in a new winner being chosen.  Open to US only.  All Entries are verified.
 
 

33 comments:

  1. I would like to get some elderberries, to make syrup.
    bertschbunch at q dot com

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  2. I always enjoying reading how others love BHS like I do! Awesome!

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  3. Would love to get the mama tea with the red raspberry leaf etc. My wife is 25 weeks pregwith our fourth lit blessing

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  4. Everything Bulk herb store has, is pretty much on my wishlist lol. They have some really awesome stuff. I keep hoping to buy some herbs, tea or books from them, as they have excellently priced peppermint tea (I love peppermint tea).

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  5. The Bulk Herb Store has sincerely changed my life and the life of my loved one. Without Shoshanna's simple "how-to's" I would have had a much more difficult time transitioning from store bought to homemade. Their herbs are unparalleled for freshness. I am like a kid on Christmas everytime a box is delivered. Thank you for such a great blog and honoring such a blessed business!

    Love, light and good health!
    Denise

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  6. I'm a sucker for their teas! I want to get more of their Double E-Immune boosting tea. I used it last year when the kids got sick and it really works!!!

    Nicole Hale
    craftysoprano@comcast.net

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  7. I would love to try the beginner kit!

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  8. Thank you for the giveaway :-) I would love to try Bulk Herb Store's herba-smoothie mixes sometime too.

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  9. I would love the book "Be Your Own Doctor"!

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  10. I would love the book "Be Your Own Doctor"!

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  11. Bulk Herb Store has so many things I want...
    I don't have any children (not even married), but I'd really like to get the Making Babies series. Every time Shoshanna mentions it in one of her videos, I get the feeling that there's a lot of information in there that would benefit anyone - not just expecting mothers!

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  12. i would love to try the herbal baby bath that's organic. sounds yummy even for mommy.

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  13. i would love to try the herbal baby bath- organic. sounds yummy even for mommy

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  14. I would like to get the four thieves herbal mix for this winter...

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  15. Wow - I felt like a kid in a candy store. A few (!) items that immediately caught my eye (aside from the much coveted Heirloom Seed Set!) - including:

    Brain Buster Tea, Muscle Salve Mix (and Arthritis too!) Beautiful Hair Dark, and both the CIrculatory and the Heart Health Herba Smoothie mixes... just to name a few!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. I would like to try the Mama's Red Raspberry Brew - organic!

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  17. I would love to read "making babies". I think it would probably have some great health advice.

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  18. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  19. I love penny royal for natural flea repellent & catnip tea for a relaxing sleep.

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  20. I always love different teas.

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  21. Milk Thistle seed - whole, organic. great for the liver

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  22. I love penny royal for natural flea repellent & catnip tea for a relaxing sleep.

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  23. I like making tea so it would be great to try some different ones.

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  24. I think the Heirloom Seeds: Making Vegetables Seed Collection looks great. I would love that.

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  25. I would like to also get the Spearmint Leaf Tea Bags!

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  26. I want the Herbal Mixes: Fast Asleep Tea.

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  27. The hair treatments look worth trying!

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  28. Thank you for sharing valuable information. Nice post. I enjoyed reading this post. The whole blog is very nice found some good stuff and good information here Thanks.
    Herbal Potpourri

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