… To help you find your way around the store
Why are there anatomy pictures under the shelves at herbs etc?
The pictures are part of the organizational system that we use at herbs etc. They make it very easy to find the appropriate herb and/or supplement for the specific area of the body that is showing symptoms of distress.
What's the difference between homeopathic remedies, flower remedies and naturopathic remedies?
The knowledgeable consultants at herbs etc. may suggest any of these approaches to well being based on what you tell them about your condition, habits, etc. Learn more about each in our “Products” section.
Can I smell the essential oils before I buy one? Do you sell them by the drop?
Sure! Smells are free! But remember, its not just the aroma that will bring healing—there are benefits to their use! We sell oils by the drop, by the 1/2 dram, by the dram and in spray bottles and roll-ons.
What's this 'green drink' I've heard people talk about?
You make this wonder concoction yourself with ingredients you can purchase at the grocery store. It’s your ticket to good health! Come in and see us for the recipe.
What's involved in a health consultation at herbs etc?
After filling out a few simple forms about your lifestyle, a knowledgeable counselor will ask you additional questions concerning your health and make non-invasive observations of your skin, pulse, eyes, muscles, and nails to assess your current state of health. Then, your counselor will write down a list of possible lifestyle changes, foods, herbs, and other suggestions to help you meet your health goals. These will be prioritized so that you can make the ultimate decision as to what path you wish to follow on your journey to well being.
Can I take herbs with my prescriptions?
The consultants at herbs etc. will help you determine which herbs can be taken safely with prescriptions.
Does herbs etc. offer any discounts?
Seniors and current students at the Naturopathic Institute receive 10% off products. Additional discounts are available on Nature’s Sunshine products by becoming a member through us with savings of 25%. Details are available in the store.
How much of an essential oil do I apply? Where do I apply it?
Generally one to two drops of essential oil is used per 70 pounds of body weight. Oils can be applied almost anywhere on the skin, but certain oils must be diluted before application. Essential oils can also be diffused into the air. See our consultants to find out exactly which oils should be used for best results.
Do I have to sign up for the free classes that are offered on Tuesday nights?
There is no registration required for the Tuesday night classes; just come to herbs etc. at 6:30 p.m.! See the link to free classes for the most recent schedule.
What are ear candles?
Ear candles are cone-shaped, hollow tubes (candles), the tips of which can be gently placed inside the ear opening. When burning the candle, a gentle vacuum is created that draws out excess wax and bacteria that may have accumulated. Come in for complete instructions on how to use them correctly to keep your ears tuned!
Do you teach classes on herbs and oils?
Some of the Tuesday night classes are devoted to these and other topics. If you desire more extensive education in an area, consider taking a weekend course through the Naturopathic Institute.
How long are herbs, oils and homeopathics good for?
Encapsulated herbs are good for five years. Liquid herbs are good for two years, though these are best kept in the refrigerator if not used on regular basis. Oils that are not diluted have no expiration date and homeopathics are good for 5 years.
How should I take herbs and supplements? With meals? On an empty stomach?
Most herbs and supplements are taken with meals unless directed otherwise. Most people will find that even a glass of juice or a piece of fruit is sufficient for taking supplements. Follow the instructions on the bottle and ask us for recommended amounts.
How do I take homeopathics (little white pellets)?
Homeopathics need to be taken without food or water 10 minutes before or after. Also, it is best not to touch homeopathics, but to toss them into the mouth from the lid of the container.