Aloha mommas of O’ahu,
I would like to introduce you to my friend Kiersten Homalon of Essence from Eden Hawai’i. Kiersten is a momma to a gorgeous daughter and soon-to-be son. She is a certified placenta encapsulator and postpartum specialist serving families of O’ahu.
Her products smell delicious. I usually offer the Happy Vah Jay Jay bath tea to my birth doula clients for a postpartum perineum spray. It’s very soothing. Your postpartum healing is important.
Check out Kiersten’s herbal remedies and purchase from her Etsy shop.
I incorporate some of Kiersten’s products, along with essential oils and other natural wellness supplements for immune boosting, energy, sleep, and relaxation.
A journey to health and wellness, as many know, is not one that ever seems to have an ending point.
There is always new research out there, better ways to eat, new fitness tips and secrets, and a wide variety of options as far as what combination of those regiments and practices you want to include in your life. However, something that has withstood the test of time, are herbal remedies and the use of whole foods as a source of medicine and healing.
If we all look back I am sure that we all had someone in our family that had the ability to whip up a remedy from the things in their garden combined with a few things from their kitchen to heal any ailment that they came across.
That is an art form that I would really like to introduce to our consumer minded generation.
Yes, I understand that not all of us are in a place where we have time to create herbal remedies (And that is why I started Essence From Eden), but at some point I would like to share the knowledge and fulfillment that comes from creating your own remedies for those you love, and seeing them work!
The great thing about herbs and whole foods is that whenever you are using them you are constantly in an ebb and flow of learning and progressing in knowledge!
This is both humbling and motivating for me!
The thing I hold on to the most is that our bodies are meant to digest food. It recognizes the components of what we consume, breaks it down into what is to be used, and then flushes out the unneeded elements. Obviously this is an oversimplified breakdown of how our bodies function, but you get the idea and power of using herbs and whole foods as our medicine instead of synthetics!
Below I have included some products that I have worked to blend and create that I have used for myself, my family, friends and my clients.
They are all a labor of love and I hope that is translated when you consume these items. I always include all of the ingredients on the label, and if you ever want to create your own product I am always available to send you all the ingredients you will need!
Precious Mama Herbal Tea (Pregnancy Tea)
This blend of herbs is specially formulated to support the woman as her body continues to grow and change with her child. We all know that mothers go through a lot in the almost 10 months of pregnancy, it is only right that she feels nurtured and nourished during this precious time. This blend of herbs supports a healthy body and in turn encourages a healthy baby!
Ingredients: Hibiscus, Oatstraw, Nettle, Alfalfa, & Red Raspberry.
(**If you are in your 1st trimester please request for Red Raspberry free tea)
Vegan Mama Nipple Cream
A rich source of herbs and oils that prevent cracking, bleeding and infection of the nipples. Also great to use to treat sore nipples, or for the mother that already had cracking and bleeding occurring. This blend is safe for mothers to nurse after application. A wonderful Vegan alternative for mothers.
Ingredients: Marshmallow Root, Calendula, Coconut Oil, Candelilla wax & Shea Butter
Prenatal Herbal Tincture (Alcohol Free)
A source for nourishment and birthing preparation that is easy and convenient to ingest. Created with vegetable glycerin so that the tincture is not only effective, it is safe for mom and baby within.
These herbs nourish the uterus, prepare the body for labor and birth, balance hormones, increase immune function and includes calming herbs as well!
Ingredients: Vegetable glycerin, Red Raspberry Leaf, Dandelion, Alfalfa, Nettle, Oatstraw, Skullcap, 80 proof alcohol, Lemon Balm & Chamomile.
Mama Belly Butter
A rich and hydrating combination of herbs, and oils to ease the stressed skin that is stretching with baby. Helps to prevent stretchmarks and to treat stretch marks that already exist.
Ingredients: Neroli Oil, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Vitamin E, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Candelilla Wax.
Perineal Massage Oil
Preparing for birth is a very
important factor in the type of experience that is generated at the time of labor and delivery! It is so important to nourish skin that will be affected during this time to make sure that the body is able to accomplish the necessary functions during birth! Preparing the perineum with
nutrient rich oils is essential starting ass soon in the pregnancy to the day of and DURING the crowning process! So important to have during that exciting moment during birth and with you each step of the way in the pregnancy! Perfect to pair with Essence From Eden's Scar oil for that baby bump!
Ingredients: Avocado Oil, Rosehip Oil, Pomegranate Oil, & Argan Oil.
Strength & Peace Tea
As a mother, we are all called to a state of strength and power that many of us had not otherwise known could be so penetrating. This herbal tea is a special blend of herbs which calm and maintain focus in the laboring mother, as well as her support team. A great tea to brew in larger batches and have on hand for all who will be present during the birth of a new baby! Great to brew and serve hot or ice cold! This is also a tea blend that is appropriate on days that the pregnant mother may need a little “boost” in her emotions.
Ingredients: Chamomile, Hibiscus, Rose Petals, Lavender, Rose Hips, & Lemon Balm.
Birth & Beyond
Lactation Support Tea (Happy Tah-Tah Tea)
A yummy blend of herbs to support the nursing mother and assist in the healthy production of breastmilk! These herbs aid the body in production and to support a calm mother and reduce stress in her body.
Ingredients: Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle, Red Raspberry Leaf, Nettle, & Alfalfa
Postpartum Recovery Tincture
This tincture is specifically formulated for mothers who have just given birth. It helps to bring balance the body hormonally, as well as assist in the discomfort that is associated with uterine cramping, as well as vaginal discomfort. This tincture also has a unique blend of herbs that boost the mood and works against anxiety and depression during the postpartum period. A MUST have for every new mother.
Ingredients: Motherwort, Lavender, Chamomile, Cramp Bark, 80 proof Alcohol & Lemon Balm
Vaginal Steaming & Sitz Herbs (Happy Vah Jay Jay Bath)
A blend of herbs that is perfect for creating a sitz bath postpartum to sooth the vaginal tissues after giving birth. Brings down inflammation, circulates blood and feels so comforting. Great to soak menstrual pads in and freeze to apply to swollen vagina. These herbs are great to keep on hand after healing has occurred for vaginal steaming purposes, or if the mother experiences difficulty urinating. These herbs are great to keep in the future for vaginal steaming which aids in healthy uterine function, cleanliness, fertility and so much more.
Ingredients: Sea Salt, Plantain Leaf, Witch Hazel, Yarrow, Calendula, & Chamomile.
Postpartum Iron Recovery Tonic
The mother consuming the placenta postpartum is ideal to replenish iron stores as well as balancing hormones. However, for the mother who either needs extra support in this way, cannot or chooses not to encapsulate her placenta this tonic is a great way to balance iron and hormonal stores within her body! A wonderful alternative for vegan mothers, and mother's who are prone to anemia!
Ingredients: Yellow Dock, Nettle Leaf, Dandelion Root, Ginger, Kombu, Black Strap Molasses, Pomegranate Molasses, 80 proof Alcohol & Raw Honey
**(Maple syrup can be requested for Vegan customers)
Perineum Herbal Wash & Herbal Wash/ Compress
A Blend of herbs to reduce inflammation and swelling directly after birth. Great to have on hand right in the restroom for frequent use. A Tea bag of herbs is included to brew and refill bottles once they are used. The tea bag is also great to reuse after it has been brewed as an ice pack for the vagina as well!
Ingredients: Lavender, Plantain, Witch Hazel, Yarrow, Calendula & Chamomile
** Frankincense & Patchouli Oils in the Wash
All of the ingredients I source are organic, fair trade ingredients!
Some herbs I have gotten from Mountain Rose Herbs, some from my friend’s non-profit organization called The Oregon Farm Academy, and some came from friends gardens here on Island! I love to make custom herbal remedies for my customers as well!
So if you have something that you want made up, or an ailment or imbalance that you’re working on let me know! I am not a licensed medical professional, but I have worked hard to gain the knowledge that I have and love offering that to others!
My Etsy shop has a lot of skin care for the whole family as well as my best selling teething remedy for keiki. Visit my shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/essencefromedenhi