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Spotlight on Elderberry

With the cold and flu season now upon us, we want to share our knowledge of one of Mother Nature’s most powerful immune boosting herbs. The elderberry is a dark purple berry from the European elder tree. It’s scientific name is sambucus. If you’re lucky enough to live near a tree make sure you cook… READ MORE

Beginner’s Guide To Detox

Whether you are actively trying to heal a chronic dis-ease, or you want to boost your vitality and longevity, detoxification is the golden key. There is a lot of talk about “detox” these days. It has become a sort of buzzword for companies trying to hawk their products or fancy cleanses. Many people have attempted… READ MORE

How I Take Care Of My Skin in Winter

Here at Our Botanicals we are passionate about helping you achieve wellness all year round. We know that winter can be an especially trying time as temperatures drop and inside heaters reduce moisture from the air. Synthetic fabrics, steaming hot showers and less raw food can also exacerbate skin issues. As today is National Winter… READ MORE

How I Stay Raw In Winter

If you’re reading this, you probably already know about the benefits of raw food. Feasting on fresh fruits and veggies, in their natural state, is the best way to cleanse the body and increase your energy. Raw foods have long been used to detoxify and regenerate the cells and tissues of the body, and amplify… READ MORE

Health Guru Gift Guide

Do you have a health guru in your life? Need the perfect gift inspiration? Below are a few products from our favorite brands that would be the perfect fit for the person in your life who makes their health their top priority. The best part? Every brand included in this gift guide is providing you with… READ MORE

Tips For A Natural Menstrual Cycle

Bloating. Cramps. Irritability. Food cravings. Fatigue. Breast tenderness. These are just a few of the symptoms that millions of women face each month, around the time of their periods. But just because something is common, it doesn’t mean it’s normal! You shouldn’t have to deal with severe pain or disruption of your life because of… READ MORE

The Emotional Side of Detox

Detoxing isn’t for the faint of heart. But it’s not always because of the common physical side effects like fatigue, headaches, or skin breakouts. While these things do happen to a lot of us, and can be quite uncomfortable, there is so much more to detox than the physiological changes it brings. Most people report… READ MORE

How to Detox Sulphur

Coming from New Zealand, I am well aware of how bad sulphur smells. The City of Rotorua is sometimes nicknamed ‘Sulphur City’ because of the numerous hot pools that emit hydrogen sulphide and gives the city an overwhelming odour of rotten eggs. I’ve even heard people rename it ‘Rotten-rua’! Clearly we are naturally disgusted by… READ MORE

Spotlight on Deep Heat

Have you noticed that we’re developing our own line of herbal formulas? We began with Our Healing Tea, then we developed Our Licorice Root and we’re not finished yet! It’s time to roll out the red carpet for our latest formula, an Herbal Deep Heat Ointment. As the name suggests, this potent blend is designed… READ MORE

Spotlight on ‘the God of Fungi’ Reishi

In our last blog post, we briefly looked at the benefits of the reishi mushroom as it plays a starring role in Mushroom Immunity. Let’s look further into the legacy and potency of this formidable fungi. Historical significance: Reishi has a long history in China, Japan and other Asian countries. We know it by it’s… READ MORE