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Handmade in Vermont......


Indulge in a sensory journey.....

Where lavender fields are warmed  sunrise to sunset along Lake Champlain, sweet grass, lemongrass, lavender ,& rosemary grow ..we keep our  Jasmine in verdegris pots....All freshen our air along winding garden paths.... at fresh  market Earthmufifn's stand holds delightful handcrafted Herbal Soaps, Bath Soak , Sensual Essential Oils, Island Lights Soy Candles , Island Time Herbal Teas freshgrown herbals hand-made....useful Whole Herbs. ..Enjoy  Vermont maple & honey creams..added for plant color blended together with special scents from lush herb garden oils- we create  from   plants & pear & peach trees---Choose from our 12 scents, each infused with natural essential oils for  affordable organics & safe ingredients   everyday positive  cleaning indulgence..

Offering Herbal soaps  french lavender, Jasmine & White Tea(shown) & Island Lights pure soy candles .. clean simply try our Forever Fair organic All Over Body Lotion. 

We all sway gently on earth .. in the Islands lofty breezes.... 


Island Lights  soy coconut candles 

     By Earthmuffins Island Herbals

Handpoured original unique w/ pure essential oils 

The Egyptians first invented wax candles over 7000 years ago. Since their inception, research has been ongoing to find the best candle wax. And while the search isn’t over yet, the perfect candle wax currently (in our opinion) in existence is coconut wax.

The coconut wax candle is created primarily from the high-melt coconut oil. It blends in perfectly with other natural, harder waxes to create a breathtaking burning candle. The fantastic aroma of coconut wax candles is simply refreshing. This slow-burning candle is what you need for that lasting scent.

Order online : Chose scent & jar style 

See vintage green glass w/ cork top,

Metro glass w/ glass top & Jar w/ metal lid 12 -14 oz. Long burning , cotton wicks.

Fresh Face Crème

Organic Fair For Life: pure ingredients power this anti- aging fresh face skin crème.( Coconut , Shea butters, pure Vit.E,

Proprietary blend of special skin softening 

Smooth out your fine lines!

Earthmuffin’s original hand blended , free & clean ingredients .

Providing calming relief moisturizer barrier for strengthened , softened  skin.

Providing  calm relief from dry patches & redness. Also reduces fine lines. Shea butter & Black currant seed oil add to the 

Conditioning & healing mix for pure complete ion comfort.

Suitable for all skin types - especially sensitive & dry skin.  Products available 

Earthmuffins online store, & local Champlain Islands markets.

GMO free

Paraben free 

Chemical free



          Dirty Chai Herbal Tea 

1 qt. Or 1 cup chai tea (hot or cold) stir in 1-2 shots espresso, add almond or milk choice .shake over ice or serve with hot milk pour over.


We have solutions for all your nasal symptoms!


The Himalayan Chandra system uses techniques passed down for centuries to clear nasal passages and relieve discomfort associated with sinusitis, congestion, and allergies.

Key is using only natural ingredients, like real honey, added to lemon tea, saline nasal washes, & Neti pot. 

Regular use of neti pot ( follow directions listed on box) and other natural products relieve symptoms quite rapidly and may prelude the use of medications. Providing all -natural alternative to a common problem.

Fill neti pot ( find at local drug stores or health wise stores). Inhale with herbals which provide relief (1) drop tea tree oil, (1) drop peppermint or (1) drop eucalyptus…

Use natural herbals listed read labels use as directed or provided by physician.

Helps support nasal allergies, dryness, & hay fever , sinus pressure, & nasal stuffiness. Helps  alleviate nasal symptoms from cold & flu.

Tap into your self for Stress Relief

The body knows how to heal, how to calm down,and how to recover , but diverse stresses pat & presentconfuse its responses and reduce efficiency .  Without chemical residues  and druggy side effects, homeopathy can enhance life through all its stages ,remove barriers to healing and minimize the scarring we carry with us. Drinking coffee has phenols and herbal teas have many properties so give some a chance to help how you feel and cleanse thru your mind-body- soul. 

STRESS TO Mindfulness...

Island Time " Chill Out" Herbal Tea

Holy Basil leaves, Lemon balm,  Schisandra berries.

Sip for relaxation: Spring into Summer enjoy hot or cold.

Know there's time for calming spirit  & inner peace.

Everyone deals with stress . In fact  stress is said to be the # one problem for Americans. To keep ourselves healthy & happy some of us are turning to the practice of mindfulness. I’m one of those who is for both the benefit of herbal teas & mindfulness.

What is Mindfulness ? Being fully present To everyday moments & sensations. It’s like a kind of meditation that helps you be less reactive & overwhelmed by what’s going on around you.

There are Herbs we make teas from combining (spices,fruits,nuts and flowers) that can increase mindfulness with relaxation.

These are recipes I’ve chosen for both my website and some recent ones I have written up for this space.

These herbals promote a sense of calm to be enjoyed throughout the day, afternoon or evening.

These include herbs with nervine & adapto genic properties: we all know of chamomile, lemon balm , skullcap, & schisandra berries,relax heart, quiet spirit

 holy basil (adapto genic herb),help mind to adapt to stress & reduce restlessness,

crimson berries for those of you whom enjoy warming spice.

Start sipping to relax:


Island Time Herbal Teas

 Chill  Out Tea

1 tsp. organic lemon balm- calming

1 tsp.holy basil -relax

1tsp. Schisandra berries-flavor+mellow out

1 tsp. stevia leaf

Steep in pot or large jar. Sweet tea with a splash of berries. to calm & restore calm spirit. 

For me incorporating all these herbs into my daily tea rituals has enhanced my everyday calmer spirit-mindfulness. Whenever you are on your journey to greater health-enjoy spiritual rituals with herbal teas for achieving a higher state of being- mindfulness.

Herbal Chai Tea

1 Tlbsp. Earthmuffin's Herbal Indian Chai Blend Tea

Steep in pot or cup with tea strainer. This tea is tannin free, caffeine free, and a whole herbal garden of exotic spices. Uplifting spirit & relaxing you day or evening is a sweet thing. add stevia leaf or  make with your favorite hot  or cold milk. Earthmuffin's spicy blend of 

whole cloves, cinnamon bark, nutmeg, coriander, black pepper & anise. No caffeine.  Order online

Earthmuffin has written recipes for favorite herbal teas since 1989 which we enjoy 24/7. Try her  “ Harvest Tea for Wild Women” for those who wish to energize (caffeinated) while preparing & planting spring seeds enjoy a burst berries &  warming spice.


Bring yourself away from caffeine for a day or time for yourself to chill down. 

Ingredients: pure Valarian root, Lemon Balm & delicious Passion Flowers…

Steep 1-2 teaspoon in mug  or fill tea ball for a Full Pot of Tea or use a qt. canning jar.

Let steep 10 minutes.

Enjoy your Tea and your rest peacefully.

Harvest Tea FormWild Women

Earthmuffins offering Herbal Berry Blast: High caffeine for Us tough Ladies high driven , fast moving, hardworking, & always persevering women , high adventure & harvest times!

 Fresh dried full antioxidant filled properties with fresh picked in Vt.

red potency : hibiscus 🌺 flowers, elderberries,  crimson berries ( force of anti-oxidants) picked  local, touch rosehips hand blended with  High Mt. Black & Green leaves blended to smooth finish fresh taste.  The tea brews up lovely reddish tea with tasty notes of sweet & tangy.Vitamin C loaded .

Eco package , 12 oz. Sealed Bags, tied in organza sack. Shipped daily.


Wonder fill your home with Hope, Peace & Charity ….Aromatherapy

Deep ZZZ’S Herbal tea

 Earthmuffins Island Time Teas

Finest Organics: Fresh Passion Flowers ((calming), Lemon Balm( Relaxation),  Valarian root, cut dried from garden. Promotes Sleep Real sleepy notes.

Taste is refreshing light Passion flowers, & lemon balm is lemony soft, valarian has a nutty taste.

Enjoy fresh grown & hand blended . 

Green Tea For Your Heart: May prevent heart attacks...

     Fatty deposits within blood vessels walls, known as plaque, can narrow coronary arteries and se the stage for heart attacks. However, it appears that a compound found in gren tea may be able to help..

dissolve these hazardous blockages.

Placque buildupknown as ​atherosclerosis, starts when the inside of the artery is damaged,cholesterol ,calcium,and other substances gather at the site narrowing the artery. In addition,recent research indicates that abnormal proteins are also trapped int he developing blockage, similar to the plaques seen in Alzheimer's  and other degenerate brain disorders. these protein builders not only narrow the artery further but may also make the blockage unstable, increasing the risk of a stroke or heart attack.

     Researchers at  University Leeds & Lancaster Universities in Britain, are the two  institutes which  are currently studying EGCG, epigallocatechin gallate a tea phytonutrient long linked to cardiovascular health. They found the EGCG binds to the abnormal proteins, making them less likely to damage blood vessels.Study results were published & cited in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.The team is now working on ways it says to get effective amounts of EGCG into the bloodstream.

     "It has been known for some time  EGCG can alter the structures of the amyloid  plaques  associated with Alzheimer's disease". said Lancaster's David Middleton,PhD, one of the study's authors. "Our research results show that this intriguing compound might also be effective against the types of plaques which can cause heart attacks and strokes. 



The Medicinal benefits of Herbs have been known for centuries. Records of Native Americans, Romans, Egyptians, Persian and Hebrew medical practices show that herbs were used extensively to treat practically every known illness.

Many herbs contain powerful ingredients that, if used correctly can help to heal the body. The pharmiceutical industry was originally based upon the ability to isolate these  ingredients and make them available in apuer form. Herbalists, however, contend that nature  provides other ingredients in the same herbs to balance the more powerful ingredients. 

These other components, though they may be less potent, may help to act as a buffers,  synergists,or counter balances working in harmony with the more powerful ingredients. Therefore, when you use herbsin their complete form, your body's healing process utilizes a balance of ingredients provided by nature.

In these United States, Herbal remedies were used widely until early 1900's, when what  was to become the modern pharmaceutical

began isolating individual active componentsand producing drugs based on them....

American medicine became almost exclusivelycommitted to a nedical system some practitioners call allopathy.,​whichseeks to treat illness by producing a condition in the body that does not allow the disease to thrive or  live. Over the years, n=most Americans have become conditioned to rely on synthetic, commercial drugs for relief.

Today however, Scientists' have taken a second look at herbal remedies. Particularly the last twenty years. Today's renewed interest in herbs reflects increasing concerns about the side effects of powerful​ synthetic drugs, as well as the desire of many people to take charge of their own health, rather than merely submitting themselvesto a sometimes-impersonal health care system. We are also rediscovering the healthful benefits of tasty herbs for cooking aromatic herbs for enhancing and helping to balance mental, spiritual , and physical health. 

Nature's Pharmacy

Nature's pharmacy is an abundant one. Many herbs are rich in compounds that have beneficial effect on certain tissues and organs, and , therefore, can be used as medicines to treat, cure, or prevent disease. Herbal remedies can helpnourich your immune system, stimulate the regeneration of cells, damaged live tissue, build the strength of the adrenal glands, counter the adverse effects of chemotherapy,balance the endocrine system,stimulate milk productiona, improve night vision, among other things.

Basically, Medicinal Herbs fall into two categories ​tonic and stimulating.

Tonics help cellsm tissues, and organs to maintain tone, balance, throughout the body. some tonics activate and invigorate bodily processes or parts. Other tonics supply important nutrientstha cells, tissues and organs need to function properly. Tonics ordinarily are taken regularly for three to nine months at a time to gently strengthen and imporve overall health.

Stimulating herbs have much stronger actions and are used t treat particular ailments. theshould be taken in smaller doses than tonic herbs, and for shorter perieds of time. To be continued....

The  Healing Power of Herbs

Ancient cultures had no idea why herbs worked-they simply knew that certain plants produced certain desired results. Only in the last hundred years or so have chemists and pharmicists been isolating and purifying the beneficial compounds in plants to produce reliable pharmaceutical drugs. About 25 percent of the prescription medicines sold today are ( or originally were) derived from plants. For example:

, Morphine and codeine come from the opium poppy.

, Aspirin originated from willow bark.

, Digitalis, a heart muscle strengthener, is derived from the   

   foxglove plant.

, Paclitaxel,Taxol. cited:used in cancer chemotherapym comes from the Pacific yew tree. ( Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition PhyllisA. Balch, CNC.). The world health organizationestimates 80percent of the world's population today depends on plants to treat comon ailments. 


The world health organization estimates tha 80 percentHerbalism is an essential part of Ayurvedic(Indian), traditional Asian, Native american,and Naturopathic medicines. Many homeopathic remedies are derive dfrom plants as well.

Every Native American nation has its own herbal medicine tradition based on plants growing in the geographic area where they live. Common among All Native American cultures is the spirituality attached to the gathering and use of whole herbs, and spices, many peoples use the herbs both medicinally and ceremonially. to be con't.

Essential oils...A Guide to Uses..


    You cook with cinnamon, nutmeg & sage sip peppermint tea and you enjoy aromatics of vanilla bean,& patchouli...we lather up with sandalwood soap..and soak in lavender scented bath oils & salts...You burn lovely cranberry woods soy candles.Enjoy Earthmuffin's Island Lights- light  up your nights! The same flavorful and aromatic herbs used all around the house & (world). however, create problems when used incorrectly as essentual oils.

"Essential ols are highly potent, plant-based compounds" we all know unfortunate folks who use whole herb oils full force on delicate skin & face. Aromatherapist and author of Healing Power of Essential Oils(Harmony)"When they are sued properly, they are virtually no side effects." but he cautions,"You need to knowhow to use them properly".

  When safe use, essential oils offer a host of health benefits: Studies show that Tea Tree Oil is anti-bacterial & reduces inflammation, chamomile soothes skin , but is in the rag weed family & you could be allergic, Aloe Vera gel is used as sunburn soother, and Lavender eases stress and post-partum depression in women.

     Robust research into the benefits of these plant- based compounds,combined with growing interest in natural health, (always for some of us),has led to increased use of natural remedies, including essential oils. The global essential oils market is expected to reach $11/7 billion before 2022, up from $6.6 billion in 2016, according to market research firm Grand View Research.

    It is  up to you to learn about essential oils safety before you start using them. Taking classes ,reading books, and seeking out advice from other reputable sources, including Aromatherapists. 

  The Illustrated Encylcopedia of Essential Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism. Author: Julia Lawless. Publisher: Element Books.

copyright: 1995.ISBN 10-1-85-250-721-8.   

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