Melbourne Doula

Welcome to 'Melbourne Doula', the place where I share what birth work is teaching is me, and what I am learning from the wonderful families who have invited me to share this most special season of their lives. Here you will find information about me and the doula services I provide, birth stories from remarkable women and their loved ones, as well as all kinds of resources to enrich your own journey of discovery. And welcome also to BLISSFUL HERBS, the home of beautiful herbal teas and bath herbs to support wellness through every season of life.

Blissful Herbs Boutique


                                      


Welcome to Blissful Herbs
where you can purchase fragrant herbal bath sachets and delicious teas to enhance your journey through all seasons of life.

I source herbs from local herb farms near my home in the magnificant Yarra Valley and I grow some myself in the wind, sun and rain of these beautiful mountains. Most of my herbs are imported via reputable Australian herb companies. These herbs are Certified Australian Organic and have not been irradiated.  These herbs that are known for their healing, soothing properties - and the natural fragrances smell heavenly.



All Blissful Herbs are carefully hand-measured and hand-blended with love and heart. I can tailor-make each blend to suit your unique needs and tastes. If there's a particular flavour you prefer, I can add it for you.

Choose from:

* fruity
* mint
* aniseed-y
* cinnamon
* ginger
* citrus

I can also tailor most blends to be pregnancy-friendly, breastfeeding-friendly and child-friendly if needed.

I use packaging that is 100% post-consumer recycled and 100% compostable, after the tin tie is removed. This eco-friendly packaging costs a little more - but is kinder to the earth!
Herbs are an excellent ally to natural health and a wonderful companion for healthy living.

If you are new to herbal teas, here is a helpful post:

Getting the most from your herbal teas

And here is a complete list of all our products
Enjoy browsing!

***NEW***


Blissful Herbs now stocks these beautiful hand-crafted eco-friendly bamboo tea strainers and teaspoons, ideal accessories for any tea ceremony. More details here


HERBAL BATH SACHETS:

The pores of our skin are the largest organ of assimilation and readily absorb the wonderful healing & therapeutic properties of these special herbal blends. It's like bathing in a giant cup of fragrant tea. You can create the ambience with some mood music, candles and fresh flowers if you wish.

Place your herbal sachet in a glass or ceramic jug and pour over hot water. Let the herbs steep for about 10 minutes to release the fragrance and therapeutic properties. Then add the liquid to your bath, and place the sachet in, too. Or, you can simply add the dry sachet straight in your bath. Step in the warm, aromatic water .... and let the cares of the world drift away.

POST NATAL BLISS healing herbal bath herbs
- to support healing and help relieve pain & swelling due to grazes, tears & stitches after childbirth. Pure heaven for sore peris.


PERINEAL IRRIGATION BOTTLE
- a soft-side plastic 'squeezy' bottle with special lid to provide a gentle stream for perineal cleansing - $2.50

POST-NATAL PERI-CARE KIT
The ideal gift for any new mama - so soothing for the healing tissues after just giving birth.
Choose from:
*100g Post Natal Bliss herbs + Peri Bottle + muslin bag + instructions = $18.50
* 150g Post Natal Bliss herbs + peri bottle + muslin bag + instructions = $25.00
* 200g Post Natal Bliss herbs + Peri Bottle + muslin bag + instructions = $31.50

Here is a slideshow of mothers and babies enjoying their Post Natal Bliss bath and Pretty Petals.
 

SORE NIPPLE BLISS herbal rinse
- this comes with a cleansing bottle so that you can allow the gentle stream to flow over sore nipples. Eases pain & promotes healing for sore, tender & cracked nipples during breastfeeding.

Sore Nipple Bliss Kit: contains 4 x 25g sachets & bottle for $21.50

PREGNANT MAMA BLISS herbal bath sachet
- a chance for the expectant mama and her womb-mate to enjoy some extra pampering and connection time. She can relax, unwind and gently ease away aches and pains.

MELLOW MAMA BLISS herbal bath sachet
- a luxurious soak for all busy mamas (& papas) who need a chance to de-stress and relax.
MOON CYCLE BLISS herbal bath sachet
- to help soothe symptoms associated with pre-menstrual tension painful periods. This blend is made especially with our daughters & younger women in mind. Can be used together with Moon Cycle Bliss herbal tea.
Moon Cycle Bliss Gift Pack:
* 50g Moon Cycle PMS-ease tea
* 50g Moon Cycle Cramp-ease tea
* 50g Moon Cycle herbal bath sachet
                  for $25.00


BLESSINGWAY BLISS herbal foot bath
- a beautiful, colourful, fragrant blend to pamper & nurture the mother-to-be.
With Calendula, Chamomile, Epsom's Salts, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose Petals & Rose Buds.

We also have "Golecha" henna especially imported from India. It is ready to use in a plastic tube with a super-fine tip. Each 25g tube is $3.00




HERBAL HAIR BLISS herbal rinse
- a sweet-smelling, nourishing and de-tangling herbal rinse that will leave your hair 'singing'.
With Chamomile, Marshmallow, Nettle, Oatstraw, Rosemary, Sage & Thyme.

NAPPY RASH BLITZ herbal bath sachet
- to help relieve the soreness and itching of nappy rash in little ones. May be used in the bath, sitz bath or bowl, or as a rinse.
With Calendula, Chamomile, Lavender, Marshmallow, Oatstraw & Peppermint.
more details

HAEMORRHOID BLITZ compress herbs
- this'll fix those horrible little blighters. You can use these soothing, cooling herbs in a bath or sitz bath or as a hot or cold compress.
With Calendula, Chamomile, Nettle, Plantain & Witch Hazel.
more details

LOTUS BIRTH PLACENTA BLISS herbs
- a gorgeous-smelling blend of aromatic herbs and Celtic Sea Salt for caring for the lotus-birth placenta.
With Lavender, Rosemary, Rose Petals, Sage & Thyme.

MASTITIS BLITZ herbal compress
- a blend of nature's best healers to help relieve pain, combat infection and promote healing. Steep the sachet in hot water, then use the liquid to make hot compresses to place on the affected area. Wonderful to use simultaneously with the Mastitis Blitz tea.
With Calendula, Chamomile, Echinacea, Dandelion, Marshmallow, Sage & Yarrow.

Mastitis Blitz Care Kit:
100g of Compress herbs and 100g of tea for $32.00
More details

ECZEMA BLITZ herbs for bath or rinse
Wonderfully soothing, healing herbs for irritated skin. Ideal to use in the bath or with a cleansing bottle.
With Calendula, Chamomile, Lavender, Liquorice, Oatstraw, Sage, Plantain & Witch Hazel

CANDIDA BLITZ herbal bath - helps to soothe the itching and discomfort associated with Candida thrush infection. Contains effective anti-fungal & anti-candida herbs such as Calendula, Cloves, Lavender, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme & Oatstraw. Great to use together with the Candida Blitz tea which cleanses internally while the bath herbs soothe topically.
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ACNE BLITZ herbal wash
- these herbs are naturally antiseptic, astringent and anti-viral, and may assist in the healing and clearing of acne & blemishes, and help soothe and cleanse the skin. Ideal to use in conjuction with the Skin Bliss herbal tea. With Dandelion, Thyme, Lavender, Nettle, Oregano and Plantain.



HERBAL TEAS:

MUM'S TUM herbal tea
- to help settle nausea & vomiting and heartburn during pregnancy.

PREGNANCY BLISS herbal tea
- to nourish your body and your baby during pregnancy
more details

BIRTH VIBES herbal tea
- a nourishing tea for the last weeks of pregnancy as you prepare for birth.
more details

BIRTHING BLISS herbal tea
- based on herbalist Nan Koehler's favourite birth tea recipe, which I used personally during my own births.

AFTER BIRTH BLISS herbal tea
- to support a safe third stage and birth of the placenta with nourishing herbs to boost the new mother's iron and other nutrients.

BABYMOON BLISS postpartum herbal tea - a nourishing tonic tea to soothe and calm, support the post-partum healing process and to support a plentiful milk supply. With Alfalfa, Lady's Mantle, Motherwort, Nettle, Red Raspberry Leaf, Skullcap & Vervain.
More details

The Babymoon Bliss postpartum tea
 BREASTFEEDING BLISS herbal tea
- nurturing herbs for the breastfeeding mama, to support breastfeeding, boost milk supply & help baby's digestion. I loved this tea during my breastfeeding years. Contains well-known galactogogues such as Goat's Rue, Fennel & Blessed Thistle.
more details

'BABY BLUES' healing tea
- a tonic to support hormonal balance, nourish the nervous system and help relieve mild 'baby blues' experienced by some women after having a baby. With Blessed Thistle, Licquorice, Lemon Balm, Nettle, Skullcap, Red Raspberry Leaf and Vervain.
more details

MOON CYCLE BLISS herbal tea
- comfort for the menstruating woman, containing nurturing herbs to relieve symptoms associated with PMS & painful periods and to support the balance of female hormones.

Moon Cycle Bliss Gift Pack:
* 50g Moon Cycle PMS-ease tea
* 50g Moon Cycle Cramp-ease tea
* 50g Moon Cycle herbal bath sachet
for $25.00

PREGNANCY LOSS SOLACE herbal tea
- a nutritious & nurturing blend which supports the healing uterus, is rich in iron, combats anaemia and builds up the woman's strength.
With Lady's Mantle, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Motherwort, Nettle, Red Raspberry Leaf & Red Clover.
more details

THE CARYS BLEND herbal tea
- a comforting herbal tea to nourish the nervous system, help restore balance to female hormones and support physical and emotional healing after miscarriage or stillbirth. This tea is suitable both soon after the event and months or years later, as a way to acknowledge the significance of such a life-changing experience and honour the on-going grieving process.
With Lavender, Lemon Balm, Motherwort, Nettle, Passionflower, Red Raspberry Leaf,  and Vervain.
more details

CHANGE OF LIFE BLISS herbal tea
- your body has brought you this far and deserves to be cherished. This gentle blend of herbs supports the life transition through menopause, helps restore balance to female hormones and makes a soothing, nourishing cup of tea to be enjoyed throughout the day.
MASTITIS BLITZ herbal tea
- to boost the immune system and help your  body to combat the infection, fever and pain associated with mastitis and blocked ducts. Wonderful to use simultaneously with the Mastitis Blitz herbal compress.
With Echinacea, Nettle, Rosemary & Thyme.

Mastitis Blitz Care Kit: 100g of Compress herbs and 100g of tea for $32.00
more details

SKIN BLISS herbal tea
- nourishing, cleansing and liver tonic herbs to help maintain a healthy complexion and help clear skin problems such as acne and eczema. Ideal to use in conjunction with the Acne Blitz and Eczema Blitz cleansing rinse herbs. With Alfalfa, Dandelion, Lemongrass, Nettle, Oregano, Passionflower, & Thyme.

HEADCHE-EASE herbal tea
- a soothing tea to help relieve the pain and discomfort associated with headaches and migraine.
With Basil, Chamomile, Feverfew, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Rosemary & Valerian.
More details

HEALING BLISS herbal tea
- a nurturing tea which is rich in nutrients, to support the body's healing and recovery after illness or surgery
With Calendula, Chamomile, Cloves, Echinacea, Lavender, Thyme & Yarrow.

SLEEPYTIME BLISS herbal tea
- a delicious herbal blend to promote rest and relaxation and support sound sleep.
With Chamomile, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Oatstraw, Passionflower, Skullcap & Valerian.

LULLABY BLISS herbal tea
- a gentle blend of calming herbs to help the busiest little people drift off to a sound sleep. Soothing for small tummies, bodies and minds. Ideal for children and toddlers. For the very young, the herbs can be used as a bath sachet.
With Chamomile, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Oatstraw, Passionflower, Skullcap, & Thyme.
more details

'SERENITEA' BLISS herbal tea
- this lovely blend of calming herbs supports you to cope with the stresses of daily life and helps you to relax & feel more centered. ‘Serenitea’ is specially formulated to be safe to use during all seasons of life, even during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
With Chamomile, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Nettle, Oatstraw, Passionflower & Skullcap.

TUMMY BLISS herbal tea
- a delicious tea to support healthy digestion.
With Alfalfa, Chamomile, Fennel, Linden, Licquorice, Marshmallow & Peppermint .

BALANCED WEIGHT herbal tea
- these herbs, which are rich in anti-oxidants, help cleanse and de-toxify your body. Together with a healthy whole-food diet and daily exercise, this tea supports your efforts to maintain a healthy weight. Try this instead of tea & coffee. You'll love the taste and love the effects.
With Cinnamon, Dandelion, Fennel, Ginger, Liquorice, Nettle & Siberian Ginseng.

COLD & FLU BLITZ herbal tea
- a blend of nature's best healers to help soothe, ease and relieve the symptoms of colds and flu.
With Echinacea, Elderflower, Fennel, Limeblossom, Oregano, Thyme, White Willow.
More details here

Here's a wonderful testimonial from a family who benefited from this delicious tea.
"By day three, the continuous fluro green discharge from the kids' noses had completely dried up! The racking coughs were gone and their energy levels had shot through the roof! I simply couldn't believe it! It was that quick."

HAYFEVER-EASE herbal tea
A nourishing tea to support the body during hayfever season. With Chamomile, Nettle, Fennel, Peppermint, Lemon Balm, Thyme & Feverfew.

IMMUNITY BLISS herbal tea
- a blend of nourishing herbs to help optimise immune system functioning and nourish the constitution. Rich in anti-oxidants, bio-flavanoids, Vitamin C and other nutrients. With Astragalus, Calendula, Echinacea, Elderflower, Lemongrass, Sage & Siberian Ginseng.

SOOTHE-A-FEVER herbal tea
- gentle herbs to support the immune system in children. Can be used as a bath sachet for babies. With Chamomile, Echinacea, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, Limeblossom, Meadowsweet & Yarrow flowers.

STRESS LESS herbal tea 
- nourishes the nervous system, promoting calm and helping you to increase stamina and the ability to withstand stress. With Alfalfa, Lemon Balm, Nettle, Oatstraw, Red Clover, Thyme & Vervain.

BALANCED WOMAN herbal tea
- herbs to promote balance and calm, and to nourish the female system. With Alfalfa, Blessed Thistle, Chastetree, Dandelion, Motherwort, Nettle & Red Raspberry Leaf.

WOMB-LOVE herbal tea
- a soothing tonic for the uterus to help support the strength, health and healing of the womb and female reproductive system.
More details

CANDIDA BLITZ herbal tea
- with effective anti-fungal/anti-Candida herbs to help relieve symptoms associated with Candida. Ideal to use together with the Candida Blitz herbal bath.
More details

TCC BLISS herbal tea
- a nutritious tea to nourish the female reproductive system. With Chasteberry, Lady's Mantle, Nettle, Peppermint, Red Clover and Red Raspberry Leaf.
More details

VIRILITEA
- nutritious herbs to nourish the male reproductive system, with herbs believed to boost male libido. With Astragulus, Nutmeg, Ginseng, Saw Palmetto, Gotu Kola, Hibiscus and Gingko.

JOINT-EASE herbal tea
- a blend of herbs rich in anti-oxidants and known to have anti-inflammatory properties, to help nourish joint health and aid relief of soreness and stiffness in the joints. With Echinacea, Feverfew, Ginger, Liquorice Root, Meadowsweet, Nettle and White Willow.

BRAIN POWER herbal tea
- nourishing anti-oxidant herbs that may help to improve concentration, mental acuity and memory. With Ginseng, Gingko, Hibiscus, Peppermint, Rosemary, Blessed Thistle and Liquorice Root.

FATIGUE SUPPORT herbal tea
- a blend of highly nutritious herbs to help strengthen the constitution, that may help relieve symptoms of fatigue, exhaustion and debility. With Chamomile, Dandelion, Ginger, Ginseng, Licquorice Root, Nettle & Peppermint.

MOOD LIFT herbal tea
- a gentle blend to help promote rest and relaxation, and provide quiet moments for self-care. With herbs to nourish the nervous system such as Basil, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Oat Straw, Passionflower, Peppermint, and Skullcap.

ENERGY LIFT herbal tea
- a refreshing, restorative herbal blend to help replenish stores of energy. With Alfalfa, Dandelion, Lemongrass, Nettle, Oatstraw, Spearmint and Red Clover.

MOOD / ENERGY LIFT herbal tea
- a nourishing, calming tea to help boost energy, lift your spirits, restore calm, and support healthy sleep.
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VITALITEA
- a highly nutritious blend ideal to support recovery and convalescence,when reserves are depleted after times of illness, exertion and stress. With Alfalfa, Dandelion, Ginseng, Gotu Kola, Nettle, Parsley and Red Clover.

GIFT PACKAGES

Post-Natal Peri-Care Kit
These are ideal for any post-natal woman and make such a difference. There's nothing better than sinking into a warm, fragrant, healing herbal bath just after giving birth. Pure heaven for sore perineums. You can even take your little freshie in the bath with you for some more skin-to-skin cuddles and boobing.

*100g Post Natal Bliss herbs + peri bottle + muslin bag + instructions = $18.50
* 150g Post Natal Bliss herbs + peri bottle + muslin bag + instructions = $25.00
* 200g Post Natal Bliss herbs + peri bottle + muslin bag + full instructions = $31.50

- add Pretty Petals to scatter on top of the herb-scented bath water - perfect for photography + $4.50
- add 15 ml Soothing Salve + $4.75
- add 30 ml Soothing Salve + $9.00
- add 60 ml Soothing Salve + $15.50

The peri bottle is perfect for gentle cleansing of the perineum while toileting, which speeds healing.

Moon Cyle Bliss Gift Pack $25.00
For everywoman needing some extra nurture and care during her cycle.
* 50g Moon Cycle PMS-Ease tea
* 50g Moon Cycle Cramp-Ease tea
* 50g Moon Cycle Bliss herbal bath sachet

The Maiden Blessing Gift Pack $35.00
* 50g Moon Cycle PMS-Ease tea
* 50g Moon Cycle Cramp-Ease tea
* 50g Moon Cycle Bliss herbal bath sachet
* 1 x Lavender-scented wheat-heat pack

The Mother Blessing Gift Packs $35.00 or $65.00

You can choose which teas and bath herbs you think would suit best.

The $35.00 kit contains:
- 150g of any Blissful Herbs teas or bath herbs
- 30 ml Soothing Salve
- a perineal cleansing 'squeezy' bottle
- a motherway card by Carys Press with envelope

(This kit is $39.50 value for $35.00)

The $65.00 kit contains:
- 300g of any Blissful Herbs teas or bath herbs
- bamboo tea strainer
- long-handled spoon
- re-usable muslin tea-bag
- perineal cleansing 'squeezy' bottle
- mother blessing card by Carys Press with envelope

(This kit is $78.50 value, for $65.00)

You can exchange the muslin tea bag for 15 ml Soothing Salve, or exchange the strainer and spoon for 30 ml Soothing Salve.

Now if you don't want to be bothered with selecting which blends you'd like to make up your 150g or 350g worth of herbs, here is a simple option:

The New Mother Gift Pack $50
* 2 x 50g Post Natal Bliss bath sachets
* 1 x Peri-Cleanse bottle
* 25g Birthing Bliss tea
* 15g After Birth Bliss tea
* 25g Babymoon Bliss tea
* 50g Breastfeeding Bliss tea
* Bamboo strainer & spoon
* 15 ml Soothing Salve
(This kit is $57.00 value for $50.00)

More details about the Mother Blessing Gift Packs

Birth Worker Kit $40
* 100g Post Natal Bliss bath herbs & muslin bag
* 1 x Peri-Cleanse bottle
* 25g Birthing Bliss tea
* 15g After Birth Bliss tea
* 15g No Bleed tea
* 25g Babymoon Bliss tea
* 50g Breastfeeding Bliss tea

Birth Worker discount - for midwives and doulas purchasing products for their clients, I offer a 10% discount for orders over $50.00
Please let me know if you are a birth worker so you don't miss out in this special deal m'kay?

Wholesale Discount - contact me for more information

Milky Mama Discount - if you are pumping to donate EBM to mothers and babies in need, let me know. I have a special deal 10% Milky Mama discount for donating mothers.

PRICES:
For all Blissful Herbs loose-leaf teas and bath herbs blends
15g - $3.50 - ziploc plastic bag
25g - $5.00 - ziploc plastic bag
50g - $8.50 - half packet Detpak eco-friendly "rebbit", heat-sealed
60g - $10.00 - a nicely filled Detpak, the ideal gift size, heat-sealed
100g - $16.00 - full packet Detpak
150g - $23.00 = larger Detpak
200g - $30.00 - 2 x full Detpaks
500g - $50.00 - plastic, heat-sealed

I can also package your tea for you in these handy, natural paper-filter drawstring tea bags. They look like this:


This is a 15g packet.

If you would like your 50g or 60g of tea in tea bags like this, please add $2.00

If you would like your 100g or 200g of tea in tea bags, please add $3.00

Plus actual postage.

Single herbs are also available. Please email for more information.

To order, email blissfulherbs@bigpond.com with your postal address.

Payment can be made by Direct Deposit and via Paypal.

Disclaimer: This information is of a general nature and is not intended to constitute medical advice or treatment. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. When using herbs, proceed with caution, be aware of possible personal or family allergies, and consult your chosen health practitioner before commencing to use any herbal remedy.

39 comments:

Selene said...

Got the Post Natal care kits in the mail yesterday, wow, they smell divine and look great! I'm really looking forward to passing on the herbal love to three lovely women in my circle who are soon to birth. Thanks! xx

Kara said...

Wonderful smelling and relaxing herbs. Have enjoyed using my pregnant mama bliss bath herbs. Have shared my bath with my little 2yr old daughter for some lovely bonding moments.
Can't wait to use my post natal peri care herbs after my birth. Thanks...very happy.

Anonymous said...

just enjoyed a wonderful soak in the bath using my Blissful Herb Mellow Mumma "teabag", sooooo nice. Not even three children at their noisy best can disturb this reverie. (and my skin feels so soft!)

Jess said...

Used the Post-natal herbal bath bags after the births of my two babies at home and it was absolute BLISS!! So soothing and relaxing to soak in for both mamma and baby and a sure way to speed up recovery time!! A Birth-kit must have!

Allison K-O said...

I've just enjoyed my first 'Pregnant Mama' bath and it lived up to its name - blissful! Thanks Julie for these wonderful little bags, they really kick an already-relaxing bath up a notch :-)

Gaye Demanuele said...

Julie,

Your post-natal herbal bath sachets/peri-care kit are the perfect gift for birthing women. I'm so pleased to be able to give your healing herbs to women who have given me the privilege of being their midwife. All who have used your healing herbs tell me how soothing and comforting it has been for them. I think I will have to try your other products now.
Love, Gaye x

Sharon said...

I enjoyed using the Post-natal Bliss bath sachets after the birth of my son. Not only did the herbs smell sensational, they helped with the healing of my 3rd degree tearing. I really loved using such a lovely natural product. I definately would recommend Julie's products to others!

Bec said...

I am the woman with HG whom you sent some 'Mum's Tum' at the request of my sister-in-law in South Australia.
Thanks to the package that came all the way from Melbourne to Western Australia I am able to continue my love of tea that I had surrendered 6 weeks ago :)
It is truly divine and my first cup was christened with many pregnant mummy tears :)
Thank you

Renee said...

Thank you SO much for the wonderful PREGNANCY BLISS herbal tea Julie!!! I switched from my plain raspberry leaf tea as soon as your tea arrived in the mail and it was SO much yummier... and better for me with all the wonderful herbs you use. I'm looking forward to trying out all the post-birth herbal goodies once this baby comes earthside :)

treebytheriver said...

Bec, I am so pleased to hear that the Mum's Tum Bliss tea has helped your hyperemesis of pregnancy. It is awful to feel so sick and I am delighted you're getting some relief. I think the Marshmallow in the tea helps a lot - it soothes and irritated mucous membranes and reduces stomach acid so your poor tummy gets a chance to settle down. Blessings for a wonderful rest of your pregnancy. Renee, I have been drinking the Preggo tea too and loving it. It feels so nourishing. Glad it suits you too! Thanks for your lovely feedback, women. xox

Faye said...

I have been using some of Julie's herbs for my feet and relaxing baths and they are beautiful. So relaxing and just what I needed towards the end of pregnancy. Can't wait to try my others post birth. Thanks Julie.

bluehousewren said...

Hi Julie, I so enjoy your site -blog. I am planning a hbac in the next couple of weeks, and have been inspired by your stories and wisdom (big word, eh?)

Anyhow, I was wondering if you would send some of your herbals to Canada, or if you know of a source for a similar product out of Canada.

Thx for your time.

Anisia said...

I received your Pregnancy Bliss herbs from a friend as a gift and loved it so much I have ordered some more!!! Thankyou for attending to my order so quickly.

I have recently been making the tea putting it in the fridge overnight and serving it icy cold with raspberry flavouring - Mmmmm!!! I know it's doing wonderful things for me and my baby and am glad to have more in the cupboard now!

I will also be using your Birthing Bliss, After Birth Bliss and Breastfeeding Bliss teas as well as your Postnatal Peri-care kit...I can't wait!!!

Keep up the great work!

Kezza said...

You have such beautiful herbs. I have used the pregnancy tea and bath, the birthing tea & after birth tea, the post natal bath and the breastfeeding tea. All are beautiful & refreshing! Yummy too. The baths are so relaxing too. Thank you for such beautiful products xx

Anonymous said...

I recently received the breast feeding tea. I was really impressed with how quickly it was posted. I am love this tea, it has such a lovely taste. I will definitely be using more of Julie's products when I need them and recommending them to everyone I know :0)

Sharon Pegrum said...

Starting using the Post Natal bliss herbs yesterday as both a perineal rinse and a cold compress and wow they are fantastic! So soothing and I feel 100% better straight away. Thanks heaps Julie :)

Kezza said...

Love your herbs. They have been so helpful for me during pregnancy, labour, postnatally and during breastfeeding. Thank you! You also offer great advice when it comes to herbal remedies.

Anonymous said...

The Moon Cycle Bliss gift pack is lovely, thanks very much!

lusi said...

Julie, I thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and experience with me regarding nipple vasospasms. I've had my 5th child 3 weeks ago now and this is the first time I've actually enjoyed breastfeeding without pain! I can't believe it! It's amazing.

Your bath herbs, breastfeeding and labour teas have all been SO fabulous to use!

Above all, I really wanted to let you know that I truly appreciated you taking the time to email and dialogue with me about my previous breastfeeding experiences. You offer a wonderful service to the birthing women of Australia!

THANK YOU!

Lusi x

PS: Last month I included you in a little review I posted on my blog which you can read about here:
http://homeschoolingmamalusi.blogspot.com/2011/08/places-to-check-out-for-mum-to-be.html

DragonMumma said...

After over a month of colds, flu's, snotty noses, coughs, you name it and with no end in sight, we bought the Cold and Flu tea. After just three days of a cup a day, there was not a single sign we had even been sick!!! From the 2yr old to the 36yr old, it was fabulous!

Have recommended you to all my friends! We will definately be back to buy up more teas!

Thank You So Much!

DragonMumma said...

Have blogged and logged it as well - I am that impressed!!

http://thejollydragons.blogspot.com/2011/09/herbal-teas.html

bluehousewren said...

I had been preparing for an HBAC here in Montreal, Canada (far away!), and came across Julie's blog only a couple of weeks before my due date. I loved Julie's writing style and down to earth and loving (yes) insight. Perhaps in that coo-coo nesting phase I knew I had to have some of her blissful herbs... and Julie, bless her heart, accomodated me, a complete stranger half-way around the world. Despite the distance and the unforeseen extra expense, Julie went all out to make sure I received everything on time. Luckily, I was a full 2 weeks post-dates! When I opened the door for the postman, I could smell the lavendar and other blissful (literally) herbs. I felt like I was getting a hug from a far off sister. And yes, I sipped and sipped and sipped through 50 hours of latent and active labour! I felt like I had a friend there along with me. Thank you Julie...from Deborah in Montreal.

Bek said...

Julie, your hay fever tea was just amazing! I really appreciate you making it breastfeeding and pregnancy friendly for me and I could feel the effects within just one blissful cup. I was suffering itchy eyes, runny nose and none of that's fun at any time, let alone when you're pregnant, your tea was such a welcome relief and tasted yummy too! Huge thanks again, Bek xoxo

Lauren Horton said...

I love the Energy Lift tea and the additional herbs you added. So grounding and subtle and perfect for helping my get my energy levels back after finishing breastfeeding my gorgeous son. thank you! And the blessingway herbs smell so good through the packet, can't wait to give them to my clients. Makes me want to be pregnant again. xxxx

Anonymous said...

Not only amazing tea, but an amazing woman. I have used your teas both during pregnancy and after birth. your tea helped me through a 60 hour labour and gave me the strength I needed to birth my babe earth side. The wash I used for my graze after the birth helped me heal in no time and the mastitis tea was a blessing. Thank you for providing women with your wonderful tea. I know that every batch is made with love by you.

Anonymous said...

Your Balanced Woman tea is amazing! I've been having a cup at lunchtime for the last couple of days, and I am so much more easy going and calm and confident. My child pulled an act that would even two days ago have me flipping my lid this afternoon, and I was able to handle it calmly and effectively without yelling, something I've been struggling with as my hormones roller coaster everywhere.

I'm sleeping better too. My Sleepytime Bliss is brewing as I type

Thankyou!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to thank you very much for the lovely herbal teas and bath herbs that you put together for my friend. I got the package yesterday and when I opened it, it smelled heavenly. I could not wait to get home and try the calming Serenitea that I ordered for myself.

The tea was beautiful, and I even made my husband have a cup after a stressful day at work! I can't wait to send the teas off to my friend.

Thanks again for your speedy service, and wonderful advice.

Anonymous said...

I ordered some of the Blissful Herbs products during my pregnancy with my 4th baby. I was impressed by the beautiful labels and packaging, and the information sheets provided were well presented too.

I was drinking the ‘Birthing Bliss’ tea during my last week of pregnancy. I tend to labour quite quickly, and I was worried that I wouldn’t get time to drink it during labour.

I went into spontaneous labour at 38 weeks. It was a beautiful, gentle build up and it took me hours before I was sure it was labour. When I finally conceded reality, it was only 2.5 hours later and my baby was born in water at home. My midwife arrived in time to catch the placenta and help clean up the pool! But my birth support team had me drinking ‘After Birth Bliss’ tea soon after she was born - after sipping on cool water during labour, the warm tea was very refreshing and energizing.

After the birth of my third daughter, the after pains were more than uncomfortable. I was taking paracetamol regularly during the first week to deal with them. I was concerned about how painful they would be after my 4th baby was born. But during the early days with this baby, I alternated between the After Birth Bliss tea and the No Bleed Bliss tea. I don’t recall experiencing a single pain after my recent birth.

I didn’t have any grazing or tears after the birth, but I still used the Post Natal bliss herbs (steeped in hot water and in a peri bottle) to soothe the swelling and bruising after the birth. I healed so quickly, and was able to resume caring for my active children within days of birthing.

I recently purchased some Eczema Blitz blend for my husband. He suffers badly from cracked, dry skin on his fingertips, to the point where they bleed. He has been trying various remedies for years- goat’s milk soap, moisturising creams, avoiding prolonged exposure to water, and nothing has really helped. I made up some hot water/Eczema blitz and filled a peri bottle with the strained mix (to make it as simple as possible for him to use it). He has rinsed his fingers in this liquid a few times today and has already commented on a noticeable improvement. He hasn’t applied any creams or lotions since starting this, so the difference is purely due to the Eczema Blitz liquid.

I have now been referring many of my friends to your site, and highly recommend your products.

Kathy said...

I must say, the Tummy tea is fabulous for my IBS. I often have minor digestive upset with my condition, whether it’s wind, pain or constipation, and I find the tea just does wonders to soothe my tummy very quickly. I really enjoy the flavour, and my children enjoy it just as much whenever they have some tummy discomfort or stomach illness. I wouldn’t be without it in my house!

Anonymous said...

I gave my doula client the herbal compress blend for vulval variscose veins herbs you made for her, and she says it has helped immensely in taking the pressure off and giving her a huge relief. So that's wonderful, you really do know how to make uncomfortable and stressful times more manageable.
- Jess

Anonymous said...

I just received the most gorgeous smelling package today!!! Wow!!!
I'm in herbal heaven right now.
Thank you for amazing and speedy service and for some amazing herbal teas/baths.
- Laura

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tea and bath blends made by a beautiful doula. I soaked up the bliss when I was pregnant and birthing. And funnily, my partner is a herbalist and could easily have whipped me up a similar blend, but there was something extra special knowing that my teas were handcrafted with love by a woman who really gets birth. Thank you.
- Jess

treebytheriver said...

Just wanted to thank you for your incredible combination Immunity Bliss tea - my naturopath was really impressed with your choices and I have to say, the whole family had flu and our symptoms were noticeably lessened. We'll certainly be purchasing from you again, we've tried many different 'cold and flu' herbal teas but yours was certainly the most outstanding.
- Kris

Anonymous said...

I have a new digestive system (as of April 2012) thanks to my gallbladder deciding to get backed up and needing removal. I have found the Tummy Bliss tea helps to ease digestive discomfort when I have eaten too much of a good thing, or discovered yet another food (or wine) that I can no longer handle. Excellent tea!
- Isis.

Anonymous said...

I love the smell of Blissful Herbs Soothing Salve!! As soon as I open the lid I feel myself relax, and take a moment to inhale. It positively affects my emotional state as well as my physical ailments.
I have used the Soothing Salve on small cuts in areas of delicate skin. It really speeds up the healing process. It also helps soothe the itchiness associated with healing, allowing my healing to continue properly. It also acts as a layer of protection against stinging liquids and rubbing fabrics.
It makes a lovely lip balm, great for little scrapes on the knee, leg, arm and all those places little people get scrapes! It feels great rubbed into the skin as a moisturiser, and the smell lingers making me feel nice! It’s a great addition to my health and beauty kit. Thanks Blissful Herbs for thoughtfully creating such beautiful products.

Liz said...

I purchased my first teas after hearing of a few friends using it after having a baby. So I ordered some post birth tea and babymoon tea.
Baby number 4 and I had no afterpains! Amazing!
We were also lucky enough to try out Breathe-ease for my asthmatic son. I wish I'd tried it sooner! he took it at night before bed and he managed to sleep without coughing all night.

Xian xia said...

Thanks Julie!

Cindy said...

I contacted Julie a few weeks before I was due to ask about what I could use in case of excessive bleeding post birth and detailed my previous experiences. Julie emailed me back with great advice, a list of teas that would be helpful and offered to make up a pack of teas for me for a great price. This is my third baby and my post birth healing experience has been wonderful - which I attribute in part to the herbal teas Julie provided me. My second degree tear (unrepaired) is healing beautifully and my mental state is balanced, strong and rested. What a wonderful experience! So recommended!

Jayshree said...

This is such a very nice post and very nice list of herbs for health care. Thanks for sharing!