Recently, I had the opportunity to work with one of my favorite new online shops, Bulk Herb Store. I was excited to have the chance to review their DVD, Making Herbs Simple, because it’s in line with so much that I’m passionate about – foraging for and identifying herbs and turning them into wonderful medicine for next to no cost.
In this 78 minute long video, I got to meet Shoshanna (and her mom!), and get some helpful information on finding everyday herbs, often overlooked or mistaken for weeds. And if you’re thinking, “But there’s no place to forage for wild herbs where I live,” then think again. The wild medicines that are featured in this video can be found in many places, including city parks or suburban yards. This helpful DVD isn’t only for country folks.
In addition to helping the viewer identify a handful of herbs, it also gives instruction on what to do with those herbs once harvested. Proper cleaning and drying techniques, along with tincture making, poultices and more. You’ll even learn how to make an easy and fantastically frugal toothpaste, as well as view some bonus features with additional recipes. And if you’re like me and tend to forget details, you’ll appreciate the accompanying booklet that has close-up photos of each herb discussed, along with their brief descriptions and uses.
This video didn’t just capture my attention; it got the attention of my seven and ten year old boys too. As I slipped this disk into my laptop to watch, I asked my kids if they’d like to join me. My oldest said yes, while my youngest responded with a, “No-way.” But once I pressed play, he was sitting right next to us on the couch. He even gave me a nudge and said, “This isn’t boring like I thought it was gonna be.” Each chapter of the video was broken up with simple eye-catching graphics that went over what was just taught.
Want to win a copy of this rockin’ DVD for yourself? Be sure to check back in early December for our upcoming giveaway and try your luck at scoring a copy of your very own!
And don’t forget – Black Friday is fast-approaching! Be sure to head over to Bulk Herb Store for some super steals. Just use code BLACKFRIDAY13 and you’ll receive a discount of 15% off your entire order, along with a free instant download of Making Herbs Vol. 2. Want an even bigger discount? Then use code FAVTITLE and you’ll get 50% off Shoshanna’s book and DVD series. Don’t miss out – these codes will only work on November 29th, 2013. Don’t forget to follow Bulk Herb Store on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-do-date on their sales and happenings.