Sunday, December 26, 2010

40% Off SALE!!!

At Vital Earth Traditions
Our production line will be shut down until January 3rd 2011.

All orders placed until that date will not be created until starting January 3rd, 2011. Beacause of this we are having a HUGE SALE during this time. All orders placed during this time frame can be expected to ship out by January 12th, 2011. Thank You for stopping & shopping!



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12/23/2010 Thru 1/05/2011

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Giveaway Promotion


Win one of these 3 items ~ A free 8 oz. Herbal Beauty Belly Butter, for the expecting mum OR an 8 0z. jar of Herbal Vanilla Bean Whipped Body Butter OR an 8 oz. bottle of Peppermint Pattie Lotion, your choice!

I had a LOVELY spontanious product review by.........

Here is a snippit of that article by,

Hidden Valley Simplicity, By Melissa Carswell


I am so thrilled with the products from Vital Earth Traditions, that I'm doing a "check it out!"
post without any compensation.

These are just excellent natural products. that we love to use as a family in our quest for non-chemical soaps and lotions to be used on our skin.

Many natural soaps I have found, in the past, carry too much of a essential oil smell. Not a pretty smell but a harsh herbal scent. Not so with Vital Earth's soaps. These have a soft scent that leave me and my daughter smelling clean. They suds well and clean even better. My favorites scents are Sweet Pea and Rose Hips but we also order Grandma's Old Fashioned Soap for my husband's sake to avoid the soft scent.

To read more go to the Hidden Valley Simplicity Blog here



The drawing will be done, name drawn by hand by my 10 year (almost 11) old son.


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Thank you for stopping by & taking the time to read this blog!

Happy Holidays & God Bless You All!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Sales Continue!

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Monday, November 29, 2010


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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Sale 35% Off & FREE shipping!!!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

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.

Great Places To Get Beeswax Candles In The US & 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 ~ This company has the most beautiful candles I have ever experienced. My business makes a few beeswax candles along with soy wax candles but the fact is my candles nor any other company can compare to this one!
6) Vital Earth Traditions llc. La Conner, Washington USA

Please, let me know if you sell 100% beeswax candles and would like to be listed here!


Honey Benefits, Facts & Fun Tidbits…….

1) Honey has no fat, cholesterol, or sodium

2) Contains vitamins and minerals such as; B1, B2, B6, C, E, K, A, Calcium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Sulfur, Zinc, Trace Enzymes, Minerals, Amino Acids, and Antioxidants.

3) Is an Antiseptic and Antioxidant.

4) Honey is the only food that has every substance including water that is necessary to support life.

5) Bacteria will not grow in honey because of its natural high sugar content and can combat infection in open wounds.

6) Honey can speed the healing of an open wound and help with tissue healing.

7) Is soothing for minor burns and has the capability to speed up the healing process.

8) Honey is used in personal care products and herbal remedies.

9) Honey is a natural energy booster, it helps fight fatigue, can boost athletic performance, honey taken before and after sports activities can help athletes recover from exertion and fatigue more quickly and effectively.

10) There are studies suggesting that consuming honey can help people remember things better.

11) The glucose in honey is absorbed quickly into the body creating an immediate energy boost and the fructose absorbs more slowly into the body providing a 2nd stage of sustained energy.

12) Is known for treating digestive disorders, diarrhea, indigestion, stomach ulcers, reduces inflammation and scarring.

13) For many people daily dosages of local honey can provide a natural preventative for reactions to airborne allergies to different pollens.

14) Ancient texts claim honey may help cure diseases of the lungs, kidneys, liver and heart.

15) Ancient texts also documents that honey salve was used to treat eye problems like conjunctiva, eye styes, swelling cataracts, and eyesores.

16) Honey Never Goes Bad!

“A land flowing with milk and honey” this reference is mentioned 21 times in the Bible.
My Irish Great Grandmother with Druid Ancestry had many recipes, stories, and remedies that were honey and cinnamon based. Many of the things I recall her creating were very similar if not the same as what I found in the article below.

I found this article at

Facts on honey and cinnamon:


Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

A. Honey

It is found that mixture of Honey and Cinnamon cures most of the diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Ayurvedic as well as Yunani medicine have been using honey as a vital medicine for centuries.

Scientists of today also accept honey as a "Ram Ban" (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases. Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients.

Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, on its issue dated 17 January, 1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by Honey and Cinnamon as researched by western scientists.

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, chappati, or other bread, instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also those who already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack.

Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heartbeat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as age the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalizes the arteries and veins.

INSECT BITES: Take one part honey to two parts of lukewarm water and add a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a paste and massage it on the itching part of the body slowly. It is noticed that the pain recedes within a minute or two.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.

In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week out of the 200 people so treated practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.

HAIR LOSS: Those suffering from hair loss or baldness, may apply a paste of hot olive oil, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath and keep it for approx. 15 min. and then wash the hair. It was found to be effective even if kept on for 5 minutes.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

TOOTHACHE: Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may be applied 3 times a day till the tooth stops aching.

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder
mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to
reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10% within 2 hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken 3 times a day, any Chronic cholesterol is cured. As per information received in the said journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses.

INFERTILITY: Yunani and Ayurvedic Medicine have been using honey for thousands of years to strengthen the semen of men. If impotent men regularly take two tablespoon of honey before going to sleep, their problem will be solved.

In China, Japan and Far-East countries, women, who do not conceive and need to strengthen the uterus, have been taking cinnamon powder for centuries. Women who
cannot conceive may take a pinch of cinnamon powder in half teaspoon of honey
and apply it on the gums frequently throughout the day, so that it slowly mixes with the saliva and enters the body.

A couple in Maryland, USA, had no children for 14 years and had lost hope of having a child of their own. When told about this process, husband and wife started taking honey and cinnamon as stated above; the wife conceived after a few months and had twins at full term.

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomachache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.

GAS: According to the studies done in India & Japan, it is revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food, relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient, which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly arrests the ravages of old age. Take 4 spoons of honey, 1 spoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, 3 to 4 times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age.

Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of Honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS: Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning 1/2 hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one-cup water. If taken regularly it reduces the weight of even the most obese person.

Also, drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month 3 times a day.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon power in equal parts, are more alert and flexible.

Dr. Milton who has done research says that a half tablespoon honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3.00 p.m. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.

BAD BREATH: People of South America, first thing in the morning gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water. So their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder taken in equal parts restore hearing.

Source: UNSURE at this point. Is very good information, and if you are the deserving for the credit of compiling the above information, Please feel free to contact me for updating and correction. Thanks!

I found this article at

Now It Is Time To Discuss Mead!

Mead is the oldest fermented alcoholic beverage in the history of Mankind. Many different cultures and societies produced and drank Mead independent of each other and the documented history goes back over 8,000 years. Mead is historically known to enhance virility, fertility and well known for its aphrodisiac qualities. There is historic importance of this drink is documented in Ireland, England, Celtic Cultures, India, Ethiopia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, and in many other countries. The national beverage in Ethiopia is Mead and is called T’ej. Honey used to ferment in the bee hive naturally so that mead could be eaten or drank. There is a huge amount of information available on the history of Mead, delicious recipes and sources to purchase this nectar of the Gods!

My most favorite story of Mead is that in Medieval times it was customary for newly married couples to be given enough Mead for each to drink a glass every night for the 1st Moon Cycle (1 Month) of their marriage hence, the origin of the term “Honey Moon” that we still use today. It was very common for a baby to be conceived during this month and when this occurred the Mead Maker was congratulated for the potency of his Mead and held is high esteem if the wife bore a son.

Many degrees of “sweet” mead can be found on the market today that are made available for you and I to purchase. My most favorite flavor is a “Semi Sweet” on the edge of tart. Mead can be served warmed or chilled. My most favorite way to have it is with the delectable herb & spice pack that is made specifically for Mead warmed & steeped just toasty right on a chilly winter evening while playing my gorgeous lever floor harp! Chilled to the icey edge is quite delicious also! My door is always open to share a glass of warmed or chilled Mead and a lovely dessert with a good friend! Cheers!

Article By: Kelly Lynch Ring, Proprietress .

Monday, November 8, 2010

Did you know Anise Herb can hide the human scent to animals???


Anise oils, soap and lotions have been used for centuries by avid Outdoors Sportsman, Fishermen and Hunters. The herb is well known for masking the human scent hiding the human presence to wildlife to create and assist in a bountiful hunt! This herb is also known to be especially effective for attracting fish and deer.

Anise Medicinal Information

Essential Oil Info.

Botanical: Anise, Pimpinella anisum (Star Anise, Illicium verum)

Common Names: Anise, Aniseed, Hua-Hsian, Sweet Cumin

Common Method of Distillation for Essential Oil: Steam Distilled

Aromatic Description: Has a very sweet, rich aroma that strongly smells like licorice.

Color: Clear in color

Aroma Strength: Medium

Perfumery Note: Top Note

Consistency: Thin texture

Parts of Plant Used: Seeds & Distilled Essential Oil From Plant

Habitat: Anise is native to Egypt, Crete, Greece and Asia Minor.

Traditionally Used For: Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Heartburn, Digestive Problems, Flatulence, Bloating, Colic, Nausea, Menstrual Cycle Relief, Menstrual Pain, Whooping Cough, Impotence, Scabies, Lice, Toothache Pain, Milk Production for Nursing Mothers, Flu, Muscle Aches and Rheumatism. It’s also used for culinary purposed and in liquors.

Medicinal Properties: Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Epileptic, Anti-Convulsent, Anti-Hysteric, Anti-Rheumatic, Anti-Septic, Anti-Spasmodic, Aperient, Carminativ, Cordial, Decongestant, Digestive, Expectorant, Insecticide, Stimulant, Tonic and Vermifuge.

At Vital Earth Traditions you can find our lovely "Anise Sportsman's Bundle" !

Our “Hunters Bundle” will assist you in hiding what animals consider a nasty human smell in the wild.

Bundle Includes:

8 oz Anise Lotion

8 oz Anise Liquid Soap

3.5 oz. Anise Bar of Soap

0.15 oz. Anise Lip Balm

1.7 oz. Anise Zinc Deodorant

8 oz. Anise Herbal Aromatic Mist, This product can also be used in the rinse cycle when washing your hunting clothes! Just Sayin’ Boy’s!

Price: $48.99

Enjoy! Thank you for visiting & have a gorgeous day!


Kelly Lynch Ring, Proprietress

Vital Earth Traditions llc

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Bitch ~ Original definition: "Female Canine". Over the centuries we have transformed the term to carry a strong, negative connotation. We use it to judge, disrespect, and insult; to hide our own fears and flaws; and to ridicule a person or even a situation. Reverting back to the root of the word bitch, a female dog holds anything but negative meaning. A female dog is most often a loyal and devoted companion, a protective friend, and a caring, nurturing mother. And despite our character flaws, those bitches still look up to us, protect us and provide us with unconditional love and unsurpassed companionship!

This is a prime example of how we can change one simple word to bring hurt, harm, and hate into our daily lives. We can so easily become complacent and step off that path of compassion we all truly want to walk, and forget to treat people with the same compassion we ultimately want to receive ourselves.

As women, we survive by utilizing all of our characteristics and instincts to create a hopefully solid foundation. We use this foundation to accomplish the beautiful things in our lives and in the lives connected to us, to best care for our families and build for our futures, and to leave a legacy of love and hope.

Since our society’s use of the word bitch is so grossly inaccurate - it is imperative that we redefine the word “Bitch” to describe and relate it to all of its deserved glory and beauty!

Bitch Redefined!

Bitch ~

1) A female who understands, accepts & embraces all of her quintessential positive qualities of character, mind, body & spirit along with her faults and short comings. She utilizes her faults as tools in a positive manner along with her strong attributes to build and create a personal character foundation that propels her to excellence in any situation, career or life experience.

2) A Bitch is a woman of excellence who is rich in quality of character and inner strength!




Control of



























I and my team no longer acknowledge the Webster’s Dictionary version or any other definition of the word BITCH! It has now been redefined correctly!

We are women, we are Bitches, hear us BITCH!

Written by: Kiki, The Natural Bitch A.K.A. Kelly Lynch Ring

Our New Bitch Definition can be found on the Urban Dictionary here:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010




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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Mother Teresa Quote

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

Mother Teresa

Friday, August 20, 2010

Vital Earth Traditions August Specials!

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Purchase an 8 oz jar of this gorgeous Belly Butter & receive
08/20/2010 Through 08/23/2010
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Health Care Professionals Retreat In Bellingham Washington

September 24th to 26th 2010

(Friday evening through Sunday)

Purposeful Renewal: Reconnecting to the Core Self for Health Care Practitioners.

Exploring aspects of renewal in our daily lives for self- awareness and healing through retreat.

Contact Hours will be available for Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Acupuncturists

Bridget Boylan, PT, LAc
Theresa Macmillan LMP, LAc
Joe Arellano, LMP, Bsc, CHC
Joseph Jowdy, Chi Kung Practitioner
Judy Russell, Visual Artist


The objective of this retreat is to learn how to care for ourselves and our clients, utilizing the Five Elements in nature and applying it to our lives. The elements are: Water-Wood-Fire-Earth-Metal. We will utilize various techniques that are grounded in this tradition, i.e. Mindfulness Meditation, Qi Gong Exercises & Postures, and Sound Healing. An introduction to the Five Elements and how they manifest in our bodies and our lives will be provided. Archetypes of the unconscious will be explored as a way to access parts of ourselves that are hidden, and therefore help our clients to do so.

You will experience ways to exercise and relax the body and mind, in order to be more centered in your professional practice. Retreat offerings include:


Chi Kung is the practice of developing one’s internal energy - “Chi”. Regular practice of Chi Kung meditation and exercises helps to calm the mind and relax the body. Chi Kung’s slow movements promote the circulation of energy in the body, which tonifies and strengthens your whole being while reducing stress. The result is a clearer mental focus and sustained physical energy. In addition to its health benefits, Chi Kung has been used to develop martial arts foundation, i.e. leg and back strength, balance, endurance, and an ability to sense an opponent’s internal strength. This will be taught by Joseph Jowdy.

The mindful techniques of Chi Kung have stood the test of time. For thousands of years, the art of Chi Kung has been practiced and handed down to generation after generation. My teacher, Simu Min Ou Yang, a Chi Kung Grand Master and one of the world’s foremost authorities on Chi Kung, came to the United States from Shanghai, China in 1981. Joe’s practice and study of Chi Kung began in 1986 as her student. In addition, he has been practicing Tai Chi Chuan since 1984.

In the domain of healthcare, professional caregivers are often faced with constant demands of those who suffer from pain, injury and illness. Many of these issues require our intentional diligence to deliver optimal healthcare delivery. However, we often lose focus to other external demands which pull us away from our authentic intent.
This retreat will offer the topic of “On Becoming Present” which will explore the nature of awareness through lecture, discussion and mindfulness meditation practice. It will serve as an opportunity for self-renewal here and at home. If you have a meditation cushion (ZAFU) and mat (ZABUTON), please bring along. If not chairs will be available. Please bring a personal journal for recording thoughts and insights.

Suggested Reading:

“Archetypal Acupuncture” by Gary Dolowich, MD, BAc. Dipl.Ac

“Inner Work” by Robert Johnson

“Heal Thy Self, Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine” by Saki Santorelli


The course will be held at Peaceful Mountain Retreat Center, in Maple Falls, WA. We would be happy to help you with reservations.

Friday evening, we will meet at the Peaceful Mountain Retreat Main Room at 6:30 pm to register, meet and greet, and discuss what we will be doing on Saturday and Sunday.




Credit Card information: Number
Expiration date

I will be paying by a check or money order: _____. Please mail to : Bridget Boylan, PT/ L Ac at: 1225 East Sunset Drive, Suite #145, PMB 307, Bellingham, WA 98226

**I will / will not need to find a roommate to share my double/triple occupancy room at Peaceful Mountain Retreat Center.

I have special dietary restrictions:

DEPOSIT OF $100 IS DUE ON August 15, 2010. The remainder is due by September 10th, 2010, to total $450.00. If paid in full on August 15th, 2010 the cost will be $425. This includes continental breakfast two days, lunch on second day, and dinner on second day, light appetizers first evening, overnite stay for two nites, and full use of Hot Tub, Sauna, and grounds.

The following professionals will be hosting this seminar:

Bridget Boylan, PT LAc - With 20 years experience as a Physical Therapist, specifically using myofascial release and acupressure to relieve pain, and yoga exercises for improved flexibility. As a Five Element Acupuncturist, Bridget has a clear understanding of the manifestation of the five elements in our daily lives. Bridget also has experience with aromatherapy and will teach you about scents to enhance treatments.

Theresa MacMillan, LAc – Theresa is a Licensed Massage Practitioner with 14 years experience, specializing in Sports Rehabilitation, Soft Tissue Release, Reflexology, Cranio-sacral therapy, and deep tissue massage. She transitioned into the study of Five Element Acupuncture, attending Wu Hsing Tao School of Acupuncture, graduating in April 2009. She is a member of the American Acupuncture Council, Local 27 and a Firefighter with the Seattle Fire Department.

Judy Russell, Artist – She will lead a Mandala making Experience, as an Artist who has been commissioned to do Art for Commercial Purposes in the North West.

Joe Arellano, LMP., NCTMB., BSc. is a Wellness and Bodywork professional with a private practice in Anacortes, WA. Joe is a lay practitioner and teacher of the Vipassana/Mindfulness meditation tradition, who teaches elements of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to professionals as well as community education venues.
Joseph Jowdy , BSc. – A practitioner of Qi Gong for 12 years, Joe has studied with Grand Master Min Ou Yang, who came from China in 1981. He has also trained in Tai Chi Chuan in the San Francisco Bay area.

Directions to the site:

Peaceful Mountain Retreat -To get to Peaceful Mountain Retreat:
Take I-5 NORTH from Seattle, or SOUTH from Vancouver, BC
Take EXIT 255 — WA-Hwy 542 / E. Sunset Dr / Mt Baker Hwy. — Go East toward Mt Baker
Follow WA-542 / Mt. Baker Hwy. approx. 27 miles
to the small town of Maple Falls
You will see a Crossroad with a Gas Station
diagonal from Crossroads Grocery.
The crossroad is Silver Lake Rd – Turn Left.
Go approximately 5 miles
(past Silver Lake Recreational Park)
Peaceful Mountain Retreat is on the RIGHT -

Please go to Peaceful Mountain Retreat Center for a map if you feel the necessity to use one.

Monday, August 9, 2010

"World Best Friend Week" ???

I got the post below in an e-mail from a beautiful friend of mine and was touched. I have never actually heard of "World Best Friend Week" before and will be looking into to that. Sounds like an occasion that their should be a party for! I adore parties!

This made stop and ponder about my "Good Friends" that I would do this for and there are many gorgeous souls I would do this for at any given moment. I am SO GRATEFUL for all my friends that have been absolute blessings in my life. Because of this I feel like one of the most wealthy people I know!

Thank you, my Friends, I love you!
Think about this for a minute....
If you happened to show up on my
door step crying, I would care!

If you called me and asked
me to pick you up because something
happened, I would come!

If you had one day left to live your life,
I would want to be part of that last day!

If you needed a shoulder to cry on,
I would give you mine!

This is a test to see who your real
friends are or if you are just someone
to talk to you when they are bored.

Do you know what the relationship is between your two eyes?

they blink together,
they move together,
they cry together,
they see things together,
and they sleep together,
(ah, sort of)
but they never see each other;
....that's what friendship is.
Your aspiration is your motivation,
your motivation is your belief,
your belief is your peace,
your peace is your target,
your target is heaven,
and life is like hard core torture
without it!

It's 'World Best Friends Week'

Who is your best friend?

Send this to all your good friends, even me,
if I am one of them..

See how many you get back

If you get more than 3
then you really are
a lovable person...

Side Note….
Save the Earth... it's the only planet with chocolate!!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

FANTASITC!!! "Fresh Tomatoe Mushroom Salad Recipe"

We found this recipe on It's extremely delicious and refreshing after a hot day!

At my house we add some Cilantro & Fresh Garlic to this recipe and we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, it!

1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms

1/2 c. salad oil

1/4 c. wine vinegar

1/4 c. finely chopped parsley

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

2 c. sliced tomatoes

1 c. thinly sliced onion

Rinse, pat dry and slice fresh mushrooms. Place in serving bowl. Combine oil, vinegar, parsley, salt, sugar, garlic powder and black pepper. Mix well. Pour over mushrooms, toss well to coat. Add tomatoes and onions; toss lightly. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour before serving. Makes 6 servings. (You can substitute bottled Italian dressing for the oil-and-vinegar version given.)

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A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination ~ Nelson Mandela

Friday, July 16, 2010


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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Gluten Free Play Dough Recipe & Links

There are so many kids with Gluten Intolerance these days that when I came across this Gluten Free Play Dough Recipe,I thought I would share.....

This recipe comes from the "Celiac Sprue Association"

Gluten-Free Play Dough

½ cup rice flour

½ cup cornstarch

½ cup salt

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 cup water

1 teaspoon cooking oil

Food coloring, if desired


Mix ingredients. Cook and stir on low heat for 3 minutes or until it forms a ball. Cool completely before storing in a sealable plastic bag.

Here are some more links for Gluten Free Play Dough & Gluten Free Information....

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Random Quotes

"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him."
Louis L. Mann

"Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls."
David Thomas

"He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Are you fit company for the person you wish to become?"

"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God."

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Can The Chicken Pox Vaccine Cause Shingles??? YES!!!

Right before school let out for the summer I got a phone call from my son's school asking me to come pick him up because he had a strange rash. They were saying he was complaining because it was hurting and itching at the same time. The school nurse thought it could be chicken pox but after seeing the rash I knew that no way was it chicken pox. I had never seen shingles in person before and had NEVER heard of a small child getting shingles before. After SEVERAL visits to the doctors the final conclusion was that he had shingles. They hadn't seen a child with shingles before & then they let me know that he could have gotten it from having had chicken pox. The thing is........he had never had chicken pox but had been given the chicken pox vaccine. I was then told that the chicken pox vaccine can cause shingles but that they could not say exactly that the vaccine was the cause.

I have since done a bunch of research on this matter & the information is not good. If I were asked to give me personal opinion regarding this vaccine, I would say DON'T DO IT! There is now is a shingles vaccine and research is still going on for a Shingles Vaccine for adults as a result from the chicken pox vaccine. Here are some links to information, reports and research I have found regarding shingles and the chicken pox vaccine.........

There is now a Federal Program and Web Site where those who have been hurt by a vaccine can ask for help or compensation. The phone number for the National Vaccine Compensation Program is: 1-800-338-2382.
The web site is....

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


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-If you haven't already taken a peek at our Allergy Safe Line of products now is a great chance! The products are created with only 3 ingredients whip to different degrees of thickness. We have a lotion, a whipped butter and a butter bar. This product feels firm but melts like butter on the skin, and absorbs rather quickly. These products are NUT FREE, GLUTEN FREE, CORN FREE, DAIRY FREE, CHEMICAL FREE, FRAGRANCE FREE AND SOY FREE making these products perfect for sensitive skin, those with chemical sensitivities, Autism, ADD & ADHD.

-Our very popular "After Sun and Sport Lotion", when purchased with come with a second bottle of the "After Sun and Sport Plus" at no extra cost. This lotion is created with oils and herbs both historically known to support muscle and joints along with providing relief from sun exposure of the skin great for after a long day of playing in the sun. A Children's version of this lotion will be available on our web-site starting June 5th.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

CRAVE Green, An Evening Of Indulgence With An Eco Twist

Events » CRAVEgreen

What: Herban Feast presents CRAVEgreen
When: Tues, May 11th, 6-9pm
Where: Sodo Park by Herban Feast
Tickets: $35 – $50

Herban Feast presents the first ever CRAVEgreen. This glamorously green party will prove that you don’t have to sacrifice style to be sustainable. Come hang with your girlfriends, find out some new ways to green your lifestyle, purchase cool sustainable products—from clothing to nail polish—get an organic facial, have a glass of organic wine or drink with a green twist and walk away with an awesome swag bag full of great green products. All this plus the opportunity to support the Women’s Funding Alliance—a fabulous local organization supporting women and girls—how cool is that?

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Lovely Melissa Carswell of Mama Buzz has a fabulous Vital Earth Traditions Review and Giveaway on her Blog....

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Monday, February 15, 2010


Saturday, January 30, 2010


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With every order placed at Vital Earth Traditions you will receive a free bar of Recycle Soap with every order.

What is *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!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Why Use Gross Stinky Vinegar?

Why Vinegar???
Have you ever wondered why anyone would want anything to do with that gross stinky stuff called “Vinegar” and what could it possibly be used for?

~Well, let me tell Ya!~

Here are just some of the things that I found that Vinegar has been historically used for...

To treat insect stings & bites, Blood Glucose Regulation, Antiseptic Action, Indigestion, To treat infections, Itching, Acne, Arthritis, Age spots, Nausea, Headache Helper, Athletes Foot, Birth Control, Baths, Disinfectant, Douche, Congestion Relief, Lighten Freckles, To Remove Corns On Feet, Tired Muscles, Mouth Healer, Sore Throat Gargle, Burn & Sunburn Relief, Dandruff, Digestive Problems, Ear Infections, Leg Cramps, Liniment, Morning Sickness, Hiccups, Hair Rinse, Hair Color Enhancer, Heart Health, To Keep Camping & Hiking Water Fresh, Incontinence, For Repelling Ants, Fleas & Tics, To Clean Paint Brushes, Cleans Aluminum, Brightens & Removes Odors From Carpets, Fabric Color Set & Dye Set, To Remove Stains From Fabrics, Carpets etc., Removes Odors From Fabrics, Carpets & Hard Surfaces, To Clean Chrome & Stainless Steel, Insect Control & De-Worming, To Remove Chewing Gum, Removes Underarm Odor & Stains, Repelling Cats From Gardens, Dusting & Furniture Polish, Easter Eggs, To Whiten Clothes, Crayon Stain Remover, To Unclog Drains, To Clean Glass, Removes Cement From Hands, Keeps Cut Flowers Fresher Longer, Glue Removal, To Clean Electric Irons, To Clean Garbage Disposal, Removes Rust & Ink Stains, Clean & Season Iron Skillets, Pots & Pans, To Extend Lingerie Life, A Silk & Laundry Rinse, Kills Weeds, To Disinfect Kitchen Counters, Loosens Corroded Screws & Hinges, Dissolves Scorch Marks, Oven Cleaner, Ant-Static For Plastic, Cleans Floors, Toys & Vinyl, Air Freshener, Sinusitis, Facial Neuralgia, Common Warts, Bed Wetting, Seed Starting, Germination, To Improve Light From Propane Lamps, Helps Knives Sharpen Better, Cleans & Polishes Leather, Pet Health, Removes Paint From Glass, Produce Rinse, Cleans Lime Deposits, Keeps Linens From Yellowing, Removes Mildew & Mold, Toothache, Removes Water Rings In Wood Furniture, Keeps Windows Frost Free, Can Remove Catsup & Wines Stains, Weight Loss, Wood Scratches, Woodworm Deterrent For Wood Furniture, Cleans Windows & Mirrors, Rectal Itching, Yeast Infections, Hives, Oily Skin, Cold Sores, Poison Ivy & Oak, Minor Cuts & Abrasions, Varicose Veins, Diaper Rash, Jock Itch, Eczema, Bladder Infections, Detoxifier, Muscle & Joint Stiffness.

Scientific Research Results Regarding Vinegar…

Currently, there is research that strongly suggests that Vinegar can prevent the accumulation of fat cells and prevent weight gain (my favorite research!). The acetic acid levels have shown promising research that Vinegar may help to control blood sugar levels and blood pressure. On average Vinegar has been known to kill up to 82% of molds, 99% of Bacteria and up to 80% of virus causing germs. Your cleaning solution containing Vinegar should contain 5% or more of Vinegar that contains no additives or preservatives for it to have the bacteria, mold & germ fighting & killing properties! How is Vinegar Made???

It’s a process where sugars turn into alcohol and then turns into vinegar.

Here is a very simple outline of the process…

Only fresh juices with no additives or preservatives are used to make vinegar. The 1st step is to use a gallon glass jug to put the juice in and use an air lock lid for this part of the fermentation process. This is stored at room temperature for 4 to 6 weeks until the sugars have changed into alcohol. When the bubbling process has stopped is when the liquid is ready for the next step. The next step in the fermentation process is to divide liquid into 2 jugs and add the “Mother of Vinegar” (Vinegar already made) 1 part to 4 parts. This step converts the alcohol into acetic acid and requires air exposure. Cover jug openings with a fabric and tie it down to ensure opening is completely covered to keep out dust and insects. This fermentation step takes 3 to 9 months depending on the surface to volume ratio.

Here are several sites I found with great instruction on the…”How To” of making Vinegars!

There are many fantastic books about Vinegar but too many to list! Here are a few of my favorites…

Apple Cider Vinegar, BRAGG, By: Paul and Patricia C Bragg
Honey Garlic and Vinegar Home Remedies and Recipes, By: Dr. Quillen
The Great Uses For Vinegar, By: TipKing
Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar, By: Earl Mindell
“Vinegar” By: Lawrence J. Diggs, aka: “The Vinegar Man”
Natural Cleaning Books...
The Naturally Clean Home, By: Karyn Siegel-Maier
Organic Housekeeping, By: Ellen Sandbeck
Baking Soda, By: Vicki Lansky
Natural Cleanin For Your Home, 95 Pure and Simple Recipes, By: Casey Kellar
Some Great Homemade & Easy To Make Cleaning Recipes Using Vinegar From Vital Earth Traditions & Kelly Lynch Ring can be found here !

Natural Household Cleaners Can Be Purchased at Vital Earth Traditions !

However, household cleaners are so simple and cheep to make that I encourage you to make them yourselves! Once you have made a few different cleaners, you can tailor make them to your specific likes and needs. This process empowers you as a consumer to know exactly what you want in a cleaner and what you don't like. The cost difference in your monthly cleaning supply bill will simply be huge and you will be helping the environment at the same time!

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Vinegar History

Here is just some of the history on Vinegar that I found........

For thousands of years around the world, Apple Cider Vinegar and White Vinegar have been used to improve health, for cleaning, killing bacteria, removing orders, stains and spot removal.

The Babylonians were 1st to mention the medicinal value of Apple Cider Vinegar around 7000 years ago. History shows them frequently using ACV as a preservative and a condiment.

Throughout the Bible Apple Cider Vinegar is mentioned being used as antiseptic and for all kinds of healing purposes. From the time of Old Testament, laborers then and now sportsmen would use a combination of vinegar, salt and water creating a version of Gatorade. This was used for keeping and maintaining energy levels that had been depleted by sweating under heat of the sun and extreme body exertion.

The Romans and Greek were found to have used ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) for healing purposes and flavoring. The early Romans, Greeks and Asian Physicians are historically known for using ACV to treat such conditions as Bile Reduction, Scurvy, and Digestive Ailments.

History shows that the ancient Persian used a drink of vinegar, lime juice and sour fruit for preventing fatty accumulations in the body.

Hippocrates the Father of Medicine treated and prescribed his patients un-distilled Apple Cider Vinegar as a healing elixir.

Egyptian Urns dating back to 3000BC have traces of ACV. Cleopatra won a bet by dissolving a pearl in Vinegar and drank it to prove she could consume a fortune for a meal.

During the Middle Ages in Paris barrels were sold of ACV on the streets that were used for tonics, deodorants, to keep the body healthy, to make Vinegar drinks, and were also thought to have anti-aging properties. During the Black Plague it is reported that those who breathed through a cloth of soaked with ACV were spared from the Black Plague. Apple Cider Vinegar was also used to cover up the stench of sewage during that time era.

Christopher Columbus along with the majority of Ship Captains used barrels of Vinegars on board their ships for cleaning purposes, tonics and for antiseptic treatments.

Soldiers throughout history have used ACV as a disinfectant for wound healing and scurvy prevention. History shows that Roman soldiers used ACV and fire alternately to break through the Alp Mountains. This process would cause the rocks to heat and then contract making the “Break Through” possible. Before refrigeration was available other means were used to preserve foods. Using Vinegar in the canning process was one way. The other ways were to “Salt” meats and Smoking was the other option.

Japanese history shows that warriors in Japan would consume/drink Apple Cider Vinegar for strength and power.


Apple Cider Vinegar, BRAGG, By: Paul and Patricia C Bragg
Honey Garlic and Vinegar Home Remedies and Recipes, By: Dr. Quillen
The Great Uses For Vinegar, By: TipKing
Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar, By: Earl Mindell
“Vinegar” By: Lawrence J. Diggs, aka: “The Vinegar Man”
The Naturally Clean Home, By: Karyn Siegel-Maier
Organic Housekeeping, By: Ellen Sandbeck
Baking Soda, By: Vicki Lansky
Natural Cleanin For Your Home, 95 Pure and Simple Recipes, By: Casey