Friday, June 15, 2012

#Review - @AvenaBotanicals - Mother's Blessing Tea and Heal-All Salve

I love sitting outside with a cup of tea... I love tea period. I used to be a big coffee drinker back in the day... extreme, especially when I went back to school. It helped me edit videos round the clock sometimes. Over the years, I switched over to tea and now only drink coffee socially from time to time with the ladies. I drink lots of black tea but I have a strong love for the herbal variety, especially teas of the mint variety.

I received a bag of Mother's Blessing Tea from Avena Botanicals. Avena has a wide assortment of natural  products for both mother and baby. This tea is mineral rich and does provide support for healthy milk production for nursing mothers. I can certainly tell you that it is delicious and has a very garden fresh and earthy taste. As soon as I opened the bag, I closed my eyes and breathed in the loose tea deeply and imagined myself walking through a flourishing herb garden or pasture filled with useful herbs. This tea actually inspired me to learn more about nettles. I think I may write a 'Herbal Highlights' post on the Wave of Love about them. This tea is made from Red Raspberry leaves, Peppermint, Blessed Thistle, Nettles and Fennel. You can taste the mint immediately but it doesn't linger. It is replaced with the taste of the Raspberry leaves with a touch of fennel. This tea should be avoided by pregnant women. 

I also received a couple of salves, the 'Heal-All Salve' and the 'Baby Bum Herbal Salve'. Since, I don't have a baby I am saving that balm for a giveaway on the main Music and Mommies page later in the week. The Heal-All Salve is made with Organic Olive Oil that has been infused with Organic Comfrey root and leaf, Organic Calendula flowers, fresh Organic St. John's wart flowers, Organic Alfalfa, Organic Basil and Organic Borage leaf,  Organic Red Clover leaf and flower, fresh Organic Plantain leaf. It also contains Beeswax, Balm of Gilead extract, Self -Heal flower essence. The Salve smells wonderful. It also has a very herbal and earthy pasture smell to it. I put it on a couple bites and notice an immediate cooling/soothing feeling. It offers a nice protective coating to a mild scrape or bite.

As per usual, these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and these products aren't intended to replace medical advise or treatment.

Disclaimer: I received some products from Avena Botanicals to review. All opinions are honest and based upon my personal product experience. Your experience may differ. This review is in conjunction with Music and Mommies.

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