Thursday, December 31, 2009

Family In Need Of Prayer!

Megan Absten and her family need prayer...

I am posting this in hopes that all my business, networking, blogging, church and Australian connections will add this beautiful Teen to their prayers and prayer chains.

Megan was involved in an ATV accident on Monday where her arm was severed just below her shoulder. Her arm has been reattached now and the doctors are currently trying to save that arm. She will undergo many more surgeries and this family needs continued support.

How do I know of Megan?
Her mother and I attended the same high school and she was a year ahead of me in school.

You can find information and updates about Megan at the Caring Bridge Web~Site here...

Thank You for your time and your prayers!
Kelly Lynch Ring

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year Sale!

Happy New Year!
*30% OFF SALE*
Now through January 31st, 2010 with all orders that total $30.00 or more.
Use promotion code "NEWYEAR10"

Shop Now...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My Friend Tyler Needs Prayers For Christmas!

Meet My Friend Tyler Barone...

I Blogged about Tyler and the Barone Family awhile back. Since then Tyler has developed Leukemia and needs an immediate Bone Marrow Transplant.

Please, Say a prayer for my little 3 year old friend for Christmas!

Thank You!

Here is the link to the previous post about Mr. Tyler and his Family...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Holiday Sale Promotion



*25% OFF SALE & FREE SHIPPING for all orders over $100.00*
Now through January 5th, 2010 recieve 25%off your entire order. Use promotion code "HOLIDAY09"

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Holiday Promotion

NOVEMER SPECIAL ~ All orders placed now through 11/30/2009 will recieve a FREE Trio Package of Luxurious Soaps of your choice from avaiable stock at Vital Earth Tradtitions!

This soap teases the olfactories, soothes & calms the nerves & the rich soft lather will cleanse without drying the skin!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ho Opono Pono Mantra

An effective parenting tool & stress management tool for you, from my home to yours...

I wanted to share this lovely saying that is a main stay in our home. The adults & children in my house utilize this with great success for many situations. We are all human and we forget to use as often as we should. However, when we remember we are always amazed at how well it works. This is a fantastic tool for cranky teenagers, hyper-active children or moments of extreme stress.

Ho Opono Pono
This Mantra is a Hawaiian Practice that has been traditionally used to set the mind straight on personal power, personal responsibility, forgiveness, judgment and just any time in your life things are not exactly how you want them to be. You repeat the Mantra below over and over again to yourself until you feel at peace or settled.

English Translation…

I am sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you!

It may seem simple but give it a try, believe me you will be impressed!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"Hater" By: Maya Aneglou

A hater is someone who is jealous and envious and spends all their time, trying to make you look small so they can look tall.

They are very negative people to say the least. Nothing is ever good enough!

When you make your mark, you will always attract some haters...That’s why you have to be careful with whom you share your blessings and your dreams, because some folk can't handle seeing you blessed... It’s dangerous to be like somebody else...

If the Creator wanted you to be like somebody else, You would have been given what was given to others! Right? You never know what people have gone through to get what they have...

The problem I have with haters is that they see my glory, but they don’t know my story... If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too!

We've all got some haters among us! People envy you because you can:

Be ONE with the CREATOR and ONE with SELF
Light up a room when you walk in
Start your own business
Tell a man / woman to hit the curb (if he / she isn't about the right thing)
Raise your children without both parents being in the home

Haters can't stand to see you happy; Haters will never want to see you succeed; Haters never want you to get the victory, most of our haters are people who are supposed to be on our side! How do you handle your undercover haters?

You can handle these haters by:

1. Knowing who you are & who your true friends are *(VERY IMPORTANT!!)

2. Having a purpose to your life? Purpose does not mean having a job. You can have a job and still be unfulfilled. A purpose is having a clear sense of what the Creator has called you to be. Your purpose is not defined by what others think about you.

3. By remembering what you have is by divine prerogative and not human manipulation.

Fulfill your dreams! You only have one life to live...when it’s your time to leave this earth, you 'want' to be able to say, 'I've lived my life and fulfilled 'my' dreams,... Now I'm ready to go HOME! When the Creator gives you favor, you can tell your haters, 'Don't look at me...Look at Who is in charge of me...'

Watch out for Haters....................BUT most of all don't become a HATER!?

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Light that a man should have to be Light first to find her!

Maya Angelou

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Current Holiday Promotion & Giveaway........

Now through Sunday 11/8/09 all purchases totaling $30.00 or more will recieve 3 Bars of our luxurious Lavender & Lemongrass Soap with your order!

Monday, November 2, 2009

ANNOUNCEMENT! Today's Giveaway is.........

Today's giveaway with the 1st purchase of the day at Vital Earth Traditions On-Line Store is........
The Uplifting & Revitalizing Peppermint Lavender Sugar Scrub 8oz & The Unscented Herbal Fresh Whipped Body Butter 8oz .

Have a great day!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

AND...Today's Giveaway is........

Happy November! I hope you all had a Happy & Safe Halloween!

The 1st customer to make a purchase at Vital Earth Traditions totaling $30 or more on Sunday, November 1st will receive a giveaway of Vanilla Oat Sugar Scrub 8oz. & Vanilla Bean Whipped Body Butter 4oz. Good Luck!

Have a Gorgeous Day!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Holiday Specials & Giveaways!!!

Happy Harvest!!!

For the next 2 weeks the first customer to purchase product totaling over $30.00 USD each day will recieve that days giveaway. Stay tuned for each daily giveaway details.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

*RECYCLE SOAP* Introducing Recycle Soap! This soap is created from all of our left over cuttings & shavings from our luxurious handmade soaps. We pour a lovely simplistic soap blend over these left over bits & pieces to create a beautiful gentle soap that is gifted to our loyal customers every time they make a purchase from Vital Earth Traditions and larger amounts are donated to local charities. Thank you for helping us reduce our waste, recycle and supporting our family run business!

Kelly Lynch Ring, Proprietress
Vital Earth Traditions LLC

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Help Me Support A Fellow Mum!!!

Vital Earth Traditions LLC


Glitterful Felt Stories & the Barone Family

We want to honor and support some of the most beautiful people we have ever had the BLESSING to come into contact with and to be able to call "FRIEND"!!!The youngest of the Barone family has a disease called Neutropenia and to sum it up that is when someone does not have a functioning immune system. Recently they have recieved the sad news that this child now has a rare form of Leukemia.Glitterful Felt Stories is a business established for many reasons but the main reason was to help pay for this childs bi-weekly blood transfusions.These story boards are all hand made with love, make wonderful gifts, encourage the love of reading and learning!Please, help us support this family!

Visit their Blog for great tips, stories & fab giveaways!!!

Meet our friend Tyler........

All our felt stories are made using felt from Recycled bottles and cans!

For learning activities, songs and games please visit our new blog!

We will be adding new activities every week on our new blog!

Miss Ella & Mr. Andrew

Our Company is a family owned and operated business with three employee's. It was founded and owned by Shelby Barone. Shelby is a stay-at-home Mom to three precious kids ages 6, 4 and 1. She was a preschool teacher for 6 years before she retired to stay home to raise her children.

She first started making felt stories in college. Sheenjoyed making them so much, that she would make them for all the teachers and classroom's at the school where she taught. She continued to read to her own children with felt pieces. They have enjoyed learning with my felt board stories, that she wanted to share them with other's.....that is when Glitterful Felt Stories began. Her hope is that your children will enjoy them and they will help get them excited about reading!

Shelby and her husband Steve and currently working on completing their first children's book together......about the love in Adoption! We will keep you posted on the status of publication! If you are looking for a particular story, please contact us and we will make it available for you. Thank you for your interest in our stories!
Please email us with any questions to


Guess What.....We're growing!!
We have now partnered with Signing Time!
They have great sign language DVD's that can help babies to communicate that cannot talk yet. These DVD's can also help children with Autism that struggle to communicate. Babies can sign before they can talk and our DVD's make it fun and easy!
We will soon be carrying sign language felt pieces here are Glitterful Felt!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


SALE!!! *35% Off Sale & Free Shipping
*35% Off Sale & Free Shipping*Now through October 31, 2009 recieve 35% off your entire order and get free shipping for all product orders over $30.00 to all countries! Use promotion Code.... *KELLYINOZ*This sale is in honor of my FABULOUS business trip in October to Australia to speak at a Seminar for Connect2Mums, All orders placed between now and October 24th will be created and shipped out after I return back home, by October 31st.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

HELP! The Big Bad Ugly Flu Bug That Drags On & Ooonnnn!

We have experienced at our house a new flu strain and its ugly & NOT THE H1N1 SWINE FLU!


This is a flu with several stages and as the flu does, it affects everyone differently. My 9 year old son got the worst of it. It started as a sinus type of cold went away, a couple days later got what seemed like a 24 hour flu and it was the most violent flu I have ever seen. My poor guy had never been soooooo sick. Any minute amount of water that hit his system for just under 12 hours violently came back up with the dry heaves coming on for several minutes after. There were things just pouring out of his little body. In the 11th hour he finally started retaining liquid before he was going to have to go to the hospital so we could get an IV in him so he could get some fluids in his system.

I found myself becoming borderline hysterical because I couldn’t help my child. This is quite silly given the fact that I coach parents through these situations all the time being a Wellness Coach. I had to stop regroup and talk myself through my hysteria and get to work on finding something to help my child. With all of my education and tricks I have learned I found myself helpless. Most everything just didn’t work but what did work in the end were some very simple things. In desperation I put 2 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil in a Tablespoon of Olive Oil and massaged it gently into his feet. The nausea slowly wore down. Whether it was truly a result of the Peppermint Essential Oil I don’t know. Theory is that we absorb things into our body most quickly through the bottoms of our feet I would love to believe it was the Peppermint Essential Oil. The other thing I did was take 3 separate tea bags and made a large pot of tea for us all to drink and he could keep that down. Woo Hoo!!! So, I made popsicles, ice cubes, and gave him an ounce to drink every 1 to 2 hours. He sucked on the ice cubes and popsicles in between. The 3 teas I used were made by Traditional Medicinals and they were 1 Peppermint Tea Bag, 1 Elderberry Echinacea Tea Bag, and the other was the Lavender Chamomile Tea Bag. This was my best tool for this flu!

This flu had been surging through my son’s school and I received a phone call from the school nurse asking me to keep him home for a few more days. This was because this flu had several stages and they believed there were about 3 stages. I did and kept up the tea regimen and he sailed through and did not get the 3rd stage and now is back in school. None of us had the flu blown version that my son experienced and we all pray we don’t. My family is sold on this tea combo and we are still drinking it! So, I want to pass it on! Again, here is the Recipe/Blend…

1 Large Tea Pot
1 Tea Bag of Organic Peppermint Tea
1 Tea Bag of Lavender Chamomile Tea
1 Tea Bag of Echinacea Elderberry Tea
And Just Make A Pot Of Tea. I recommend you steep your tea for at least 10 minutes. However, at my house we love a strong cup of tea and steep our teas for approx. 15 minutes!

Quickie Herb Review

Please, remember to always check with your Medical Provider before using any natural products for a medical condition and for possible herb and drug interactions.

Peppermint is historically known to be helpful for colds, congestion, pain, headache pain, nausea, digestion, indigestion, positive mind & emotion stimulant, heart burn, bad breath, improves circulation, and peppermint is an analgesic which can help with pain reduction. Peppermint is also considered adaptogenic, which means it can calm or stimulate based on what the body needs at the moment. HOW AWESOME IT THAT??!! There are cautions regarding peppermint use for small children, pregnant and nursing women. Please, check with your Medical Provider before using peppermint with children, pregnant and nursing Mums!

Lavender is an herb that has historically been used for just about everything and is one of my favorites! Traditionally it’s been used for headache relief, migraines, cold, stress, depression, irritability, exhaustion, tension, helps to regulate moods, to help induce sleep, insomnia, nausea, nervous stomach, digestion, loss of appetite, bad breath, the oil is EXCELLENT for healing burn wounds, as an analgesic it has pain reduction qualities, helps with muscle spasms, decreases inflammation, there is some evidence the use of lavender oil can reduce scaring from wounds, helps sooth the itch of insect bites, and we Mum’s love the fact that Lavender is Antimicrobial & Antiseptic! There is also some AMAZING positive new research being done on the pain reducing, fever reducing & calming effects of using Lavender and Roman Chamomile together on children. GREAT NEWS FOR MUMS & THE WEE ONES!!!

Roman Chamomile is so relaxing and lovely, I adore it! Chamomile has antibiotic, antiseptic, bactericidal and analgesic qualities and that is just the beginning. Historically it has been used for nervous tension, sleep promotion, pain relief, sprains, rashes, nervous stomach, digestion, headaches, migraines, menstrual problems, menopause, eczema, acne, burns, muscle pain, inflammation, arthritic conditions, tooth pain, colic, wounds, sensitive skin, insect bites and fevers. Chamomile in recent research has been proven to intensify sleep induction and relaxation when added to Lavender, Lavendula Angustifolia. Again, a Mum has got to love that! WOO HOO!

Elderberry is known for stopping inflammation in its tracks. It is well known for treating arthritis and influenza. Elderberry is known for its effectiveness in fighting off 8 strains of influenza. Many claim that Elderberry is more effective in fighting off the flu than a Vaccine. I have no comment on that, because I can’t find enough research on Vaccines VS. Elderberry to have an opinion on this subject. I will say there have been no documented side effects from using Elderberry but a whole host of side effects from the vaccines.

The following information RE: ELDERBERRY comes from Mountain Rose Herbs, located in Oregon, USA.

“Vaccines have another drawback: over half of people who get them report side effects. Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu, of Hadassah-Hebrew University in Israel found that elderberry disarms the enzyme viruses use to penetrate healthy cells in the lining of the nose and throat. Taken before infection, it prevents infection. Taken after infection, it prevents spread of the virus through the respiratory tract. In a clinical trial, 20% of study subjects reported significant improvement within 24 hours, 70% by 48 hours, and 90% claimed complete cure in three days. In contrast, subjects receiving the placebo required 6 days to recover.”

is an herb that is well known by many and is one of the most widely used herbs across the nations. Echinacea stimulates the nervous system and helps fight off yeast conditions. It helps the immune system fight off a whole host of disorders and it has a cortisone-like antibacterial effect on cuts and wounds. If you have ragweed allergies use with caution and consult your Medical Provider before use.

This information is for educational purposes only.
This information has not been approved by the Health and Drug Administration.
This information is not designed to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any sickness or disease.

Blessing of peace & good health to you all!
Kelly Lynch Ring

Monday, September 28, 2009


Drum Roll Please...........
The winners of our contest are MJ Photography & Keonte Smith!
Both of these lovely contestants wins a luxury basket of Vital Earth Traditions Bath & Body Products worth over $82.00.
Congratulations Ladies!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Site Maintenance

Vital Earth Traditions Site will be down for 1 week while we are doing some site maintenance. If you have any questions or concerns please email us at and we will get back to you within 3 business days! We will be up and running again on Wednesday, September 30. Sorry for the inconvenience & Thank You for your patience!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Smelly Tidbits & The Buzz About Bees

Interesting Smelly Tidbits Every Woman Should Know!

The Smell & Taste Treatment & Research Foundation in Chicago, Illinois did research on what aroma's significantly increase blood flow to a man's penis. Yes, it's true and the results are Pumpkin Pie, Licorice, Lavender and Doughnuts.

I don't know about you, but after reading this I will never feel the same about a Policeman eating a doughnut again!

The Buzz about Beeswax, Honey & Mead………….
The Beeswax Facts~

Beeswax has been utilized since the beginning of time and can be considered the Duct Tape of ancient times! It has been found in ancient tombs, ruins, sunken ships, and as it never goes bad it was still usable.
Uses for beeswax can include……...

Reconstructive Surgery
Glass Etching
Dental Procedures
Embalming Procedures
Wood Filler
Wax for sports equipment
Beard & Mustache Wax
Lipsticks & Lip Balms
Wood Polish
Dental Floss
Oil Spill Control
Didgeridoo Mouthpieces
Ear Plugs
Cracked Hooves
Ear Candling
Paint Restoration
Moustache Wax
Soap Making
Slippage for belts in machinery

Beeswax candles have been used since the beginning of time and are far healthier to burn than paraffin. Paraffin is a by- product of petroleum and paraffin has only been used for candle making in relatively recent times. Paraffin candles emit gases, soot, and up to 11 documented toxins when burned. Two of these toxins have been documented as being carcinogenic. A Smokey film in your home and indoor air pollution can be directly related to the burning of Paraffin candles with synthetic fragrances. The soot particles from burning these candles can get into the duct work in your home, stick to your rugs, furniture and walls. The American Lung Association has warned consumers that there is a danger of breathing unhealthy air when burning paraffin candles.

Burning Beeswax candles does not create any airborne toxins and as a matter of fact it does the opposite for your home. Burning beeswax candles emits negative ions. These ions capture and neutralize dust particles, toxins, molds, bacteria, pollen and unwanted odors. This makes these candles a great preventative tool during the winter months. Your candles must be 100% beeswax in order for you receive these benefits from your candles. Because of these attributes, burning beeswax candles before bed will provide you with cleaner air to breathe while sleeping, creating a more restful sleep. Candles that are 100% Beeswax also burn as a drip-less candle making them a much less messy candle to burn.

Beeswax Candles Are Expensive, Yes & No!
Beeswax Candles are more expensive than paraffin candles but Beeswax candles burn approximately 5 times longer than other candle waxes making them quite cost effective in the end to burn.For the rest of this fantastic article and information click on this picture!

Great Places To Get Beeswax Candles In The US, Canada & Australia….
1) Beeswax Creations, East Perth, Australia
2) Queen Bee Candles, Sydney, Australia
3) Beeswax Candle Co., Virginia, USA
4) Beeswax Co. LLC, Texas, USA
5) Quiet Light Candles, WA, USA
6) Smallbones Studio, Ontario, Canada

What Are Your Favorite Smells???

Help me out by answering the questions below, follow my blog here, then on FaceBook, next on Twitter & get entered into a drawing for a lovely basket of goodies pictured further down the page below from Vital Earth Traditions LLC....

As some of you know I am the Master Blender for my business Vital Earth Traditions making lotions, creyour favorite smells are!!! ams & salves. I am currently revising my product line and would love to know what
What smells do you love?
What smells do you hate?
What smells make you feel relaxed?
What smells make you sleepy?
What smells make you feel alert and present?
What smells make you feel frisky?
Are their smells that make you fell confident?
What products for personal care are you most likely to buy online?
If none, what would inspire you to purchase from an online company?
Are you more likely to buy product online if you are going to get something for free for your purchase?
OR, If there is a great sale?


The 2 Chosen winners will get to chose from Lavender, Vanilla Bean, or Lemon Citrus for the following items; 1, 8 oz. Lotion, 1, 8 oz. Whipped Body Butter and a 4 oz. Lotion Bar.

This winners will also recieve a 16 oz. Lavender Peppermint Sugar Scrub and a 4 oz. Lemongrass & Lavender Room Spray.

The Value of this basket is $82.95
*2 winners will be chosen on September 15th, 2009!*
Here's how to get entered into our drawing...

1) Leave you opinions and comments regarding the questions above.

2) Follow my Blog here.

3) Follow me on Twitter

4) Follow me on FaceBook

5) And Leave A Comment Letting Me Know Where & When You Posted!

AND for an added bonus.... Also, add to your basket a 2 oz. Immune Support Salve, 2 oz. Peppermint Foot Cream, a 1 oz. jar of Bitch Balance Butter TM "For Those Female Moments" (You can read about that product here ) an added value of $23.97 if you.......

6) Follow me here...

7) Tweet this on twitter... Check out great product giveaway contest at Vital Earth Traditions here...

8) Again Leave A Comment Letting Me Know Where & When You osted!

How are the winners chosen? Well, there is no exact science to it! All names will be put in a bowl and I will draw 10 names, then my oldest daughter will then draw 5 names from the 10 that I drew, My middle daughter will then draw 3 names from the 5 her sister drew, and then my youngest boy will do the final draw of the 2 winners.

I appriciate you help & your comments!
Thank You!

Cheers & Blessings To You And Yours,
Kelly Lynch Ring