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Bug-Off! That’s Right- Enjoy The Outdoors Pest-Free!

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Mosquitos. The pest we can live without.

Warm weather brings flying objects (not the pretty ones) and spray cans loaded with chemicals! It’s true bugs are offended by odors- especially lab-made noxious chemicals that make us sick. Mosquitoes and other flying pests may be smarter than us humans. While they avoid toxic odors (DEET), we have no problem spraying ourselves from head to toe! Plants live in harmony with bugs and flying pests! Ever wonder how they survive the BITE of the wild? Plants produce oils that give off odors that bugs and pests don’t like- and they leave them alone.

For many reasons, most of us want to stay as far away from flying insects as possible. Stings, rashes, reactions and easily transmitted diseases; West Nile Virus, encephalitis, and malaria, are a few reasons many prefer to spray on the DEET or other toxic insect-spray, to prevent bites, stings and interactions.

Lets be honest though, insects have an extremely acute sensitivity to odors- more so than humans, because as they avoid toxic odors, we are more than happy to spray, slather and bathe in the nasty and noxious chemicals. Apparently, mosquitos and other flying pests know danger when they smell it.

How did Mother Nature solve the pest problem?

Since insects and plants evolved together, complex interactions developed between them. Just as many plants can use odors to attract pollinators, they can also produce scents to ward off insects that might eat or harm them. Many of these scents come from oils produced by the plants and these oils can repel bugs and pests. Combining several different plant oils offers the best protection against various pesky-biters.

What’s wrong with commercial bug spray?

DEET (N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, that’s right, say it again!) has been around for over 50 years and is a toxic chemical commonly found in commercial bug spray repellents that is easily absorbed from the skin and distributed to all organs including the brain (and the fetus, if pregnant). This chemical, used to repel mosquitoes, has an extensive history of causing seizures in adults and children potentially leading to death. DEET has been found in the placental blood of newborns.

In 2013, a study found that mosquitoes could temporarily overcome or adapt to DEET making the use of DEET not worth the consequence of localized skin irritation, large painful blisters and permanent scarring of skin

Products containing DEET are meant to be sprayed on the clothing (not directly on the skin) and skin should be washed immediately once inside. When combined with a sunscreen containing oxybenzone, DEET is more rapidly absorbed by the skin, and therefore more harmful to the body.

DEET has been shown to be toxic to humans and domestic animals, and reactions can be severe, rapid and sometimes fatal. The compound directly affects the central nervous system, causing seizures and comas; children are particularly susceptible to its effects in concentrated formulations.

Offend The Bugs, Not Your Brain!

Since I look to Mother Nature for solutions to common problems, creating a Bug Spray that is effective and safe seemed only natural! Plants live with bugs and pests. They cannot go inside when the mosquitos come out or pull out a can of DEET- if they did, the plant would most likely die from toxic overload.

Plants have developed their own protection against the dangers of the great outdoors. Being outdoors should be as delicious for your body as it is for your soul… so, don’t spray on the toxic chemicals. Get ready for Primal Life Organics Boot-a-pest™ Bug Spray!

Boot-a-pest™ Bug Spray is 100% natural, effective and safe against flying pests. Made with the ingredients Mother Nature gifted to the plants for their own protection.

My love for outdoors, plants and Mother Nature led me to create a Bug Spray worth going outside for! Made with the natural odors and oils from the plants themselves!

We made it last summer and tested it camping, fishing and just playing around! It’s safe, plant based, effective and delicious for your body- but not the bugs!

Boot-a-pest Bug Spray Ingredients: Witch Hazel* infused with Thyme*, Lavender Flowers*, Rosemary Leaf*, Neem Leaf*, Catnip Leaf*; Peppermint Essential Oil*, Citronella Essential Oil*, Clove Bud Essential Oil*, Geranium Essential Oil*, Tea Tree Essential Oil*, Lavender Essential Oil*

Boot-a-pest Pregnancy Bug Spray Ingredients: Witch Hazel* infused with Thyme*, Lavender Flowers*, Rosemary Leaf*, Neem Leaf*; Peppermint Essential Oil*, Geranium Essential Oil*, Tea Tree Essential Oil*, Lavender Essential Oil*

*Certified Organic


Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — April 18, 2015

2015 – Do more and feel better with less

Guest blogger Anne Dudley shares her inspiration for a healthier New Year and ideas for resolutions that you can make last all year long.

It seems like everyone makes a New Year’s resolution related to losing weight, exercising more or eating better. We all jump in on January 1 and try to make our new habits last. This year, I think it’s time for a change. Why not try to focus on other ways to live more healthfully, environmentally friendly and chemical free? The choices we make every day produce waste and can impact our bodies. Here are a few ideas I’d like to think about in 2015!

Less waste, more environmentally friendly

Several recent news stories have covered individuals or families that have gone “Waste Free.” Lauren Singer explains how she went two years without producing waste in this video. She said she “quit plastic” by taking glass jars to the store to fill up on produce and foods, buying in bulk and planning her meals so that she didn’t feel tempted to buy items in the beautiful and shiny, yet plastic, packaging.

Primal Toothpowder in bulk Singer references the Zero Waste Home blog by Bea Johnson. The blog shares what Johnson and her family have discovered through their experience with the “Zero Waste Lifestyle.” Check out her tips to “Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot” your way to a waste-free life.

Even making marginal changes in your shopping habits, like buying bulk quantities of Primal Life Organics’ soap or the 4 oz refill size of the Dirty Mouth Primal Toothpowder, can make a difference. This year, I plan to make a point of not using plastic bags and buying fewer food products that are packaged in plastic.

Chemical free living

Reducing our encounters with unnatural substances is a constant battle. No matter where you are at with your journey toward healthy living, we all slip up sometimes.

A few ideas I’d like to implement in 2015 are:
Buy Primal Soap in bulk

  • Bring natural soaps to the office kitchen and bathroom
  • Pack the products I need for weekend trips or even long days so I am not tempted to buy lesser quality products when I’m in need
  • Rethink my sun protection habits before the summer or vacation starts
  • Fully make the switch from lotions to oils
  • Swap out my blush and ditch the concealer
  • Work toward washing my hair less
  • Keep learning about ways I can live a more natural lifestyle

Feed your skin and body what it needs, and ONLY what it needs, this year! Primal LIfe Organics products are chemical-free skin foods that will keep your skin looking and feeling at its best. PLO products have the nutrients, essential oils and vitamins you need, from ingredients you can recognize.


Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — December 31, 2014

Get your Glow Back this Holiday Season

The year flew by and I recently thought: “Before Resolution, I need a Revival!!”

In just a few short weeks, we will have made it through the holiday season! Whew! The house guests and visits from friends and family will slow down, we’ll be finished with the hustle and bustle of gift giving, meal and treat making and good deed doing, and we’ll get to sit down and relax (hopefully!).

This time of year, it’s easy to break our healthy habits and choose late night holiday parties, sleeping in instead of leaving a warm bed and so many more temptations to help us through our busiest and most exhausting season. Sometimes, even Bulletproof Coffee can’t make up for all the energy we put into the end-of-year dash!Coffee Seed Oil

If you’re in need of a “Winter Revival” I have created the perfect Paleo friendly pick-me-up you need — and one you can feel great about indulging in. Just like the first smell of the coffee beans in the morning,my NEW Coffee Bean Face Serum will enliven your skin and your senses. The serum mixes organic Arabica Coffee Seed Oil, Collagen Protein and organic Argan Oil – everything you need to get the glow back in your skin in time to ring in the New Year!

When applied topically, caffeine revitalizes the skin and can prompt new cell growth. Coffee seed oil is pressed from coffee beans and is a rich, natural antioxidant with Vitamin E, fatty acids and sterols. Better yet, coffee seed oil helps the skin make collagen.

Collagen is a protein that “holds our skin together” or the provides build and structure of our skin. Our bodies produces less collagen with age, so giving it a protein boost rejuvenates our faces for full looking cheeks and smooth yet durable, skin. Collagen can help skin heal to reduce wrinkles, puffiness and scar damage.

Coffee Bean SerumFinally, Argan oil, is a powerful moisturizer native to Morocco that has been used for centuries. Rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E Argan oil gives skin a natural smoothness and hydration that lasts, without a greasy residue.

So, on your way  from the office to the store to the party this season lock the moisture in your skin to keep it safe from the burn of cold winds and dry air, naturally.

PREORDER the Coffee Bean Serum from Primal Life Organics starting Dec. 16 on Instagram via @PrimalLifeOrg. Don’t miss your chance to revive your skin this winter! Join the fun!

 


Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — December 15, 2014

Teens with Acne- What To Do Naturally?

I have to share this story, because I get this question very frequently from concerned parents.

Teen and pre-teens with acne can be very devastated and the search for acne treatments often leads to commercial skincare with chemicals, skin irritants, benzoyl peroxide (skin irritant and cancer causing) and fragrances (also skin irritant, cancer causing, endocrine dysfunction, neurotoxin and reproductive dysfunction).  If you seek medical treatment, your options include prescription medications like accutane and antibiotics.

Please read the discussion I had with Samantha about her 11 1/2 year old daughter.
Dear Trina
I must start by letting you know that I love your products and their ingredients. I will have to admit, I took a break from them for awhile thinking I’d try something from a dermatologist that might heal my acne more quickly. Wow, what a waste of time and money. My face did not enjoy the harsh chemicals nor the stomach upset from the antibiotics:( 

I recently placed an order and cannot wait to receive it! Anyway, I’ve got a question for you about my daughter who noticed a few pimples on her forehead the other day. She used some Clinique powder to cover them up and now she has a ton more around that area. She is devastated and wants to use more powder to cover them up. Ugh!!!! I’m wondering if she had a reaction to the powder?!? Would you recommend she use the Bare Package to get her breakout under control. Here is a pic of her face. She is 11.5 and I’m sure puberty is on its way.
Thanks, 
Samantha

Hi Samantha,

Yeah- I’m glad to hear you are back! Yes, the Bare Package is the perfect place to start for her. It will help normalize her skin, and for kids, many times, it’s all they need. If she wants something to help heal the breakouts, the Banished Serum would help them heal quickly and without scars (not sure if you have any- but I would recommend showing her how to use it the first time and using less than one drop- especially since it;s above her eyes. Keep it away from the eyes because it contains cayenne pepper. If it gets in her eyes, it will sting for 15-20 minutes but will not hurt the eyes.)

If you have the Banished toner, she could spritz that on as well. Keep me posted and let me know how she does.

Trina

Hi Trina! I wanted to send you an update on my daughters face. After 8 days of using Bare, look at these results:) and the area above her right eye is a mole:) I am shocked at how well she healed up. THANK YOU!

Samantha

*Photo is untouched

Yeah Samantha,
I am so proud!! I am a firm believer that commercial topical treatments and skincare are so loaded with skin irritants and chemicals that can be the cause (or contribute to) acne- especially in teens! I am so glad to hear it cleared her up!
Trina

This can also be true for adults that suffer from mild acne.  It is very possible that your acne is worsened or caused by the products you are using on your skin. I know when I stopped using commercial skincare and harsh acne treatments, and created my own line, my acne disappeared.  This will not be the case for everyone, and diet, hormones, environment, as well as stress also play a role in causing/aggravating acne.
Bare Face Package is a great options for kids, teens and adults who suffer from acne and want to ditch the chemicals. Sometimes, the chemicals cause our cells to dysfunction, become congested or mutated and acne or some other skin condition results.  Bare allows the cells of the skin to normalize, function properly, decongest and heal.
For a limited time, you can get 20% off the Bare Face Package and Banished Blemish Serum.  Use coupon code BARE at checkout through Wednesday December 10th, 2014 11:59 EST
**I only recommend the Banished Blemish Serum for pre-teens or teens with adult supervision.  Please read the warnings listed on the webpage. 
Thank you for choosing Fresh Made Skin-Food from Primal Life Organics.
 
I care about your health and your skin!!    

Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — December 06, 2014

Product Review! Paleo on the Go!

In this blog we’ve got two great reviews of Paleo on the Go! See what “The Paleo Kids” from Primal Life Organics have to say about Paleo on the Go Chocolate Chip Cookies in the video below and read about a few of their more savory dishes as reviewed by guest Cave Girl blogger Heather Seikel.

AND… a Rafflecopter (enter to win a $100 Primal Life Organics gift card and Two Paleo On The Go Thanksgiving Dinners), a Primal Life Organics discount code and a Paleo On The Go discount code!  See below for details!

Guest blogger Heather Seikel reviewed several of the Paleo on the Go dishes. Check out her reaction to these Paleo “fast foods” before you buy them yourself!

Elk-Burger-with-Wild-Mushrooms

Elk Burger with Wild Mushrooms

Ingredients: Elk, mushrooms, onion, parsley, garlic, thyme, lard or tallow

Defrosted in fridge

Heated in oven 350F for 15 min

Mushrooms have good flavor and texture
Elk Burger juicy not at all dry with great flavor and texture
Perfect portion size
Smells like wild mushrooms initially but no overwhelming smells
Would order again

Ratatouille

Ratatouille
Ingredients: eggplant, bell pepper, onion, zucchini, garlic, tomato, sea salt, olive oil, basil

Defrosted in fridge
Heated: Oven 350F 15 min
Taste: perfectly seasoned with a great basil/tomato balance
Smell: homemade italian sauce
Texture: veggies with small amount of crunch not mushy or over cooked
Repeat: absolutely

Butternut-Squash-Lasagna-with-Beef

Butternut Squash Lasagna with Beef

Ingredients: butternut squash, grass fed ground beef, cashews, tomato, onion, garlic, basil, sea salt, pepper, grass fed ghee

Defrosted in fridge

Heated in oven 350F for 15 min

Smell: like authentic lasagna
Taste: Cashew tastes like rocatta cheese
Texture: perfectly firm not too soft and firm standing layers like “traditional” Lasagna
Overall: would order again

Chocolate-Chip-Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt, grass fed ghee, maple syrup, vanilla, eggs, chocolate chips

Defrosted in the fridge
Taste: gluten free chocolate chip cookie
Texture: soft and chewy
Smell: chocolaty

Sage-Sweet-Potato-Noodles

Sage Sweet Potato Noodles
Ingredients: sweet potato, olive oil, garlic, sage, sea salt

Defrosted in the fridge
Heated: 350F for 15minutes
Smell: sweet potatoes and sage
Taste: perfectly balanced and not overly oiled with a garlic finish
Texture: crunchy with perfect noodle width size

Gyro-Meatballs-with-Zucchini-Noodles

Gyro Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

Ingredients: Lamb, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, rosemary, oregano, zucchini, red onion, mint, dill, sea salt, coconut milk, cucumber

Defrosted in the fridge and heated in the oven: 350F for 15minutes

Review: looked forward to trying zoodles that had been frozen to see what their taste and texture would be like; they were still crunchy, maybe blanched before froze, not at all mushy and held up well to being heated in the oven and flavor not different then fresh made zoodles.
Smells: the dill and not over powered by lamb (husband had to ask what meatballs were made out of)
Meatballs: great texture and size. Not overpowered by lamb taste and not at all dried out by being heated in the oven
Sauce: very nice blend of spices, lemon and coconut milk and cucumber. No distinctly overpowering flavor.
Overall: Very enjoyable taste, texture, flavor, and smell. Would definitely order again!

Hi All!!  Trina Felber here!  Those are my kids you see in the video- they absolutely loved that chocolate chip cookie and asked for more!  That is a testament to YUMMY!!  I have to say, I agree with Heather, I have tested a few meals from Paleo On The Go, and all have been better than delicious!  The Chicken Noodle Soup was so good, I wanted MORE!!  My all time favorite is the Butternut Squash Lasagna with Beef- OMG!!!  It melts in your mouth and the flavor is incredible!  It is so hard to describe- a touch of natural sweetness from the butternut, crossed with the rugged taste of meet!  This is my Go TO meal when my hubby goes out of town!  I always order a few to have in the freezer to make life easy, and tasty, when it’s just me and the Paleo Kids!!

Primal Life Organics has teamed with Paleo On The Go to offer discounts and a Rafflecopter!

  • To receive 20% off your Primal Life Organics order, use coupon code POTG good thru November 2nd.
  • To receive 10% off your Paleo On The Go order, use coupon code PLO2014 good thru November 1st.

Rafflecopter:

Winner will receive:

  • $100 Primal Life Organics gift Card
  • Two Paleo On The Go Thanksgiving Dinners

Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — October 26, 2014

Make Your Own Flu Fighting Potion and Prevent Viral Invasion!

Since I believe health encompasses much more than just skincare, I bring a great resource to your kitchen and invite you to naturally strengthen your immune system this winter!

The kids are back to school, the weather is turning cold, viruses are getting rampant and our immune system is taking a hit. Just this past week, a personal friend and pediatric physician reported he saw over 60 patients in one day with viral related issues. THE TIME IS NOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN HEALTH PLAN- AND HEALTH POTION!


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Elderberry could quite possibly be the most perfect flu-season berry. After all, elderberries contain compounds that inhibit the flu virus enzyme from even penetrating the cell membrane. If the virus is unable to penetrate the cell wall, the virus will not be able to replicate and you are left with your health intact. Once penetration occurs, rapid replication of the virus occurs. Symptoms will be mild and often display as vague, as the immune system attempts to conquer the viral load. Because the flu virus is so potent and rapidly replicates, it easily overtakes the immune system very quickly.

BUT… if you can prevent viral-cell penetration, you can beat the flu even before you know it has arrived at your membranes!Elderberry could quite possibly be the most perfect flu-season berry. After all, elderberries contain compounds that inhibit the flu virus enzyme from even penetrating the cell membrane. If the virus is unable to penetrate the cell wall, the virus will not be able to replicate and you are left with your health intact. Once penetration occurs, rapid replication of the virus occurs. Symptoms will be mild and often display as vague, as the immune system attempts to conquer the viral load. Because the flu virus is so potent and rapidly replicates, it easily overtakes the immune system very quickly.

I know all about cellular function. By education and practice, my Nursing Anesthesia career is built upon lipid soluble drugs that pass through the cell membrane to induce anesthetic sleep.
I understand the ramifications that occur when unwanted toxins (a virus is a toxin), penetrates the cell membrane and causes damage. My skincare line, Primal Life Organics was built upon this knowledge. Once inside a cell, the intruder becomes one with the cell and can even destroy or mutate the DNA of the cell. Sickness, cancer, endocrine disruption, altered immune function and inflammations can all be the result of cellular invasion of any kind (viral, chemical, toxin) whether from the environment (flu or skincare) or food.
So, I made my skincare products to improve my health. I want a strong immune system to help fight any uncontrollable and random exposures to chemicals and viruses. By feeding my skin and body the nutrients that support a healthy cell wall membrane, I increase the chances that my cells will prevent invasion by foreign substances. If by chance the substance does penetrate, my body is functioning optimally and has better defenses for neutralizing and eliminating the source with minimal insult.

But when flu season hits, I want extra protection! I trust my cell membranes, however, I know how strong the viral infestation can be and because of this, I go above and beyond the normal, everyday vitamins, probiotics, fish oil and kombucha.

I BREW MY OWN FLU-FIGHTER POTION!! (And it’s really easy… and the kids will swallow it!!)

Elderberries are little powerhouses- take advantage of what they do! Since they inhibit cellular membrane penetration from the flu virus, they therefore prevent invasion of the respiratory tract cells. Elderberries are especially great for preventing bronchitis, colds, coughs and influenza!

Before I give you my Simple and Easy Flu Fighter Potion, you should know what elderberries contain! They are loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium, beta-carotene, calcium, and phosphorus Elderberries also contain natural substances called flavonoids which help reduce swelling, fight inflammation, and boost the immune system.

What do you have to loose- beside a week home with the flu!

Flu Fighter Potion by Trina Felber
1 1/2C Dried Elderberries (I prefer Organic and purchase from here)   
7 C Water
2C Raw Honey (local preferred)

In a saucepan, bring berries and water to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for one hour. You can also make in a crockpot, set on a medium setting. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes. Strain elderberries from liquid.

Let juice cool to room temperature, or place in the fridge. DO NOT ADD HONEY TO HOT LIQUID (the heat could destroy the beneficial nutrients of the honey).

Once cooled, add the honey and mix. Store in any glass container in the fridge

Children: 1/2 – 1 tsp a day
Adults: ½ - 1 Tbsp a day

At first sign of any symptoms, increase intake. I take a dose every 2-3 hours until symptoms subside. If my kids get sick, I increase everyone’s dose to 3-4 times a day.

I cannot say you will not get sick, but I believe in prevention. If I give my immune system the tools it needs to function properly, quite possibly, an infestation might not occur, or at least not be as powerful!

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***Since I love essential oils and the added benefit they bring, I love to include a few in my potion. My kids do not like the taste of the essential oils, so rarely do I add any to theirs. Essential oils have amazing antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties and help boost the immune system- but make sure they are food grade and safe to ingest. You can add 5-10 drops of the essential oils you choose to approximately 8 ounces of Flu-Fighter Potion. These are my choices:
Lemon
Peppermint
Clove bud
Ginger
Frankincense,
Orange

Happy Potioning!!

Make Your Own Flu Fighter Potion and Prevent Viral Invasion!

Since I believe health encompasses much more than just skincare, I bring a great resource to your kitchen and invite you to naturally strengthen your immune system this winter!

The kids are back to school, the weather is turning cold, viruses are getting rampant and our immune system is taking a hit. Just this past week, a personal friend and pediatric physician reported he saw over 60 patients in one day with viral related issues. THE TIME IS NOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN HEALTH PLAN- AND HEALTH POTION!

IMG_8332

Elderberry could quite possibly be the most perfect flu-season berry. After all, elderberries contain compounds that inhibit the flu virus enzyme from even penetrating the cell membrane. If the virus is unable to penetrate the cell wall, the virus will not be able to replicate and you are left with your health intact. Once penetration occurs, rapid replication of the virus occurs. Symptoms will be mild and often display as vague, as the immune system attempts to conquer the viral load. Because the flu virus is so potent and rapidly replicates, it easily overtakes the immune system very quickly.

BUT… if you can prevent viral-cell penetration, you can beat the flu even before you know it has arrived at your membranes!

I know all about cellular function. By education and practice, my Nursing Anesthesia career is built upon lipid soluble drugs that pass through the cell membrane to induce anesthetic sleep.

I understand the ramifications that occur when unwanted toxins (a virus is a toxin), penetrates the cell membrane and causes damage. My skincare line, Primal Life Organics was built upon this knowledge. Once inside a cell, the intruder becomes one with the cell and can even destroy or mutate the DNA of the cell. Sickness, cancer, endocrine disruption, altered immune function and inflammations can all be the result of cellular invasion of any kind (viral, chemical, toxin) whether from the environment (flu or skincare) or food.

So, I made my skincare products to improve my health. I want a strong immune system to help fight any uncontrollable and random exposures to chemicals and viruses. By feeding my skin and body the nutrients that support a healthy cell wall membrane, I increase the chances that my cells will prevent invasion by foreign substances. If by chance the substance does penetrate, my body is functioning optimally and has better defenses for neutralizing and eliminating the source with minimal insult.

But when flu season hits, I want extra protection! I trust my cell membranes, however, I know how strong the viral infestation can be and because of this, I go above and beyond the normal, everyday vitamins, probiotics, fish oil and kombucha.

I BREW MY OWN FLU-FIGHTER POTION!! (And it’s really easy… and the kids will swallow it!!)

Elderberries are little powerhouses- take advantage of what they do! Since they inhibit cellular membrane penetration from the flu virus, they therefore prevent invasion of the respiratory tract cells. Elderberries are especially great for preventing bronchitis, colds, coughs and influenza!

Before I give you my Simple and Easy Flu Fighter Potion, you should know what elderberries contain! They are loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium, beta-carotene, calcium, and phosphorus Elderberries also contain natural substances called flavonoids which help reduce swelling, fight inflammation, and boost the immune system. Cinnamon and cloves offer intense immune boosting properties- and they add just a hint of natural flavor to the elderberry.

What do you have to loose- beside a week home with the flu!

Flu Fighter Potion by Trina Felber
1C Dried Elderberries (I prefer Organic and purchase from here)

7C Water

1C Raw Honey (local preferred)

2  Cinnamon Sticks

6   Cloves

 

In a saucepan, bring berries and water to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 30 minutes. You can also make in a crockpot, set on a medium setting. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes. Strain elderberries from liquid.

Let juice cool to room temperature, or place in the fridge. DO NOT ADD HONEY TO HOT LIQUID (the heat could destroy the beneficial nutrients of the honey).

Once cooled, add the honey and mix. Store in any glass container in the fridge

Children: 1/2 – 1 tsp a day
Adults: ½ – 1 Tbsp a day

At first sign of any symptoms, increase intake. I take a dose every 2-3 hours until symptoms subside. If my kids get sick, I increase everyone’s dose to 3-4 times a day.

I cannot say you will not get sick, but I believe in prevention. If I give my immune system the tools it needs to function properly, quite possibly, an infestation might not occur, or at least not be as powerful!

IMG_8332

***Since I love essential oils and the added benefit they bring, I love to include a few in my potion. My kids do not like the taste of the essential oils, so rarely do I add any to theirs. Essential oils have amazing antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties and help boost the immune system- but make sure they are food grade and safe to ingest. You can add 5-10 drops of the essential oils you choose to approximately 8 ounces of Flu-Fighter Potion. These are my choices:
Lemon
Peppermint
Clove bud
Ginger
Frankincense,
Orange

 

When feeling Under The Weather, I also LOVE making a batch of my Ginger Wellness Tea:

1 inch chunk of fresh ginger thinly sliced

16 oz boiling water

2 cinnamon sticks

6 whole cloves

1 star anise pod

1 heaping Tbs honey

juice of a lemon wedge(optional)

Prepare ginger, and spices and combine in a large thermos.  Add boiling water and cover.  Let sit 30-60 minutes. (I like it when it has sat for 60 minutes or longer)  Add honey before drinking. 

I leave this in a thermos and pour it out as needed.  I sip it throughout the day.  It is great for colds, soothes sore throats, and coughs, breaks fevers, quells nausea, and fights stomach bugs.

Happy Potioning!!


Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — October 05, 2014

BLACK Is The NEW White (Toothpowder that is!) Whiten Those Pearly White the Natural Way!



Dirty Mouth Black Toothpowder with Activated Charcoal Can Help Whiten Teeth!

I have had numerous requests to offer the popular Dirty Mouth Toothpowder with activated charcoal.  There is a lot of information available about using activated charcoal as a natural alternative to help whiten the teeth.  I did my research, tested our formulation, and saw great results- seriously, I look in the mirror and cannot believe how white my teeth are!  I was amazed at how quickly it worked- and how white my teeth are! Don't believe me?  Watch one of our recent webinars- or catch our webinar tomorrow (Thursday) at 2pm to see for yourself!  

Brighten your smile with 25% off ALL Dirty Mouth Primal Toothpowder flavors, Boost Gum Serum, and the Dirty Mouth Package that contains both the Toothpowder and Boost Gum Serum.  Use coupon code "BLACK ME" at checkout to receive 25% off good thru September 30th. 

Dirty Mouth Black will be available in just two flavors at this time: Black Peppermint and Black Spearmint.  Please note that Dirty Mouth Black Toothpowder is not to be used EVERY day- we suggest using it for one week a month in collaboration with our regular formulas.  

So... How does it work?  Activated charcoal adsorbs materials.  Activated charcoal is very porous and this allows the surface of the charcoal to attract and hold material and debris within the pores.  Brushing with activated charcoal will help remove discolorations, stains (coffee, tobacco, tea, etc.) and debris and leave the surface area of the tooth clean and appearance will be whiter.

  • Activated charcoal is safe to ingest and has been used in emergency situation in the Emergency Room for overdoses of medications, drugs and alcohol.  It binds strongly to materials (good and bad) to help facilitate the removal via the feces.  Activated charcoal has been ingested to help prevent the gastrointestinal flue with the onset of symptoms.  This should not be done if you are taking prescription medications however, because the charcoal is not selective and can bind with prescription medications.
  • If taking prescription medications, Primal Life Organics does not recommend using Dirty Mouth Black Toothpowder.  The amount of activated charcoal should not cause any problems, especially if the toothpowder is spit out, however, we do advise against any risk that could occur while using this product. 
  • Because activated charcoal does bind with all materials (including vitamins, medications and supplements), Primal Life Organics recommends using Dirty Mouth Black Toothpowder in conjunction with our regular formula that does not contain activated charcoal.  Dirty Mouth Black should not be used consecutively for more than 1 week.  We recommend using Black Formula for one week per month.  

We’ve fallen — for seasonal skincare

Everything in life is cyclical, like the seasons.

We know that in the longPrimal Life Organics Fallen Face Serum and Body Butter days of summer we’ll be out and active in the sunshine, soaking up the Vitamin D and avoiding sunburns. As the air cools for winter, we’ll spend more time tucked away indoors, away from sunlight and battling the burn from cold winds instead of sunny afternoons.

This time of year, most of us try to enjoy the harvest season and every last bit of warmth we can get before it’s time to prepare for a long winter of bundling up from the cold.

We change the rest of our behaviors based on the season, so why not do the same for our skin? Each season takes a toll on our skin in a different way, so it makes sense to add the unique nutrients it needs to replenish from the harsh aspects of one season and prepare for the next.

Feed your skin what it needs to be at its best this fall. Our bodies need sunshine, but the harshness of summer can do long-lasting damage to our skin. Even if you take every effort while you’re in the sun (like using our sun protection products), give your skin the jump start it needs for the cold, dry air of winter.

Our Primal Seasons products have everything your skin needs to transition from one season to the next with our seasonal Fallen Primal Face Serum and Body Butter. Our Fallen line is only available from September to November, and mixes nutrient-rich and organic Argan oil, pumpkin seed oil, rosemary oil and black cumin oil with cinnamon EO. Argan oil is known for its moisturizing and healing properties, while rosemary oil has antimicrobial antiseptic properties that can help with skin issues like acne, dermatitis and eczema and leave skin feeling toned, protected and not oily.

Still not convinced? Check out our seasonal line for 10% off the order with the coupon code “season.” This code is only good for one week, so don’t wait until the season changes!

 


Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — September 22, 2014

‘Tis the Season: Garden Grown Paleo and Fall Skinfood

Guest Cavegirl blogger Heather Seikel ha been waist deep in her garden this summer harvesting fresh zucchini and kale! She’s got a few recipes that will show you Primals how rewarding growing your own garden really is! 

All that Zucchini 

Baked Zucchini Spears and dip 2“Waste Not, Want Not” is a motto Guest Cave Girl blogger Heather Seikel  grew up hearing and lives by even today, especially when it comes to quality produce from her garden.

If Zoodle making wasn’t fun enough, Zucchini Breakfast Casserole is worth the time and effort! FreZoodlessh zucchini picked from my garden and Brunty Farm fresh eggs made this an instant favorite for my husband and I.

Later on that day, Baked Zucchini Fries with Bloomin Onion Dipping Sauce was yet again another win!

Pizza Kale Chips (1)Pizza Kale Chips  Home-grown Kale

Kale is another successful grower this season and she has mastered
Pizza Kale Chips and Kale Stem Pesto.

All-in-all a VERY successful and rewarding gardening/baking experience.

Even though summer season is fading away, the effects of all that time in the garden may leave your skin in need of extra hydration and nutrients.  Check out our latest paleo skin care product, Fallen Face Serum and Primal Body Butter. They have all the moisture rich oils your skin needs after a long summer in the sun — Available from September to November only!

Learn more about primal skincare PrimalLifeOrganics.com and stick with us at CavegirlSkinCare.com for tips and tricks for your primal lifestyle!


Written by Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics — September 07, 2014