Wont you come for Tea!


Beautiful Greetings of Autumn Beauty!

While I sit and have my first cup of tea at Breathless I see nothing but the beauty and colors of the season change over from Summer to Autumn…. Breathtaking to say the least!

There are so many hidden treasures to be found when you are amongst Nature…

As said very well by Albert Camus ” Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”

It is very well the perfect season for warm Tea!.. Well for me any season works but nothing is more amazing than waking up to crisp cool air and making the perfect cup of tea in the cooler months of the year!

What drives us to be fascinated by the various differences between herbs, flowers, leaves , stems and roots that we have such a strong draw to drink these in hot water???

We have ben given a great pallet that can enjoy all the different flavors of nature.

Not all that we may be drinking is tea however! Tea is categorized as Black, White, Green and Roobious !

Parts of the herbal plants like leaves and flowers are actually called Herbal Infusions not Tea, and Hard parts of herbal plants such as stems,barks and roots are called Herbal Decoctions not Tea!

What is an Herbal Infusion or an Herbal Decoction??? In all reality it is a method used to prepare these. Now when you make traditional tea you are using the method of infusion!!!

An Herbal infusion is prepared by heating your water then adding the herbs to steep for the desired length of time. Always cover your tea cup while steeping to get the benefits of all the essentials to stay in your cup and not evaporate in the air… Once it is steeped then strain off the herbs and enjoy !

An Herbal decoction is prepared when you actually put the plant parts in the pot and keep it on simmer on the stove or over a heat source.  The amount of time you leave these herbs on simmer will depend on how long your recipe calls for. I usually leave them simmer for 5-12 minutes. covered!!! I can not express to you all the importance in covering your teas,herbal infusions or decoctions! Strain and enjoy.

So i am also asked what my take is on using sweeteners.  Well everyone has their own likes and dislikes! Personally I use Raw Honey or a very small amount of Raw Sugar…

I do however wait until my tea,infusion or decoction is cooled slightly as I do not want to put Raw Honey that has so many benefits into a cup of very hot water.. I want the honey to retain all of its health benefits!!!

Have you ever been invited to a Tea Party or Tea Tasting? We will be releasing the information for our Very First ever Tea Social Tasting very soon!!!! You will be able to experience up to 5 Different Loose Leaf Teas or Herbal Infusions as well as enjoy traditional Tea Foods like Tea Sandwiches , Scones and Tea Cookies! (all Vegan of course)!!

Stay Tunedth

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Herbs Herbs and More Healing Herbs


Great Autumn Morning,

Its breezy and sunny and there are beautiful yellow leaves all over the ground! The beauty of the changing of this summer seaon to autumn is breath taking. Driving along the mountains to see all the wonderful reds, yellows and oranges on the trees and shrubs are just amazing!

As always this time of year we promote herbs more and more and today we will talk about an herb that is now making headline news!

SourSop Leaf! Now in Stock at Breathless Beauty!!!

This is also known as Graviola, Guanabana, Naka Blanda or Guanawana!

SourSop is a fruit bearing tree native to the tropics. In the Caribbean the delicious and nutritious fruit is eaten as is or is used to make refreshing beverages. Tea made from the leaves is used to relax nerves, treat bacterial & parasitic infections, herpes, coughs,  inflamation of the nose and throat and irritation of the bowels. Recent studies has determined that it contains cancer fighting agents!

You should not use the SourSop leaf while pregnant. Breastfeeding and it is not recommended for people with Parkinsons Disease!

*These statements have not been verified by the FDA. Consult your physician if you have a serious illness…

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Do you have your herbal arsenal ready????


Very chilly mid September greetings

Our emails and messages are flooding with questions about natural antibiotics as they are preparing for the winter… We already had to have Liz miss a day of school as she got a terrible cold.

So our herbal antibiotic arsenal is almost ready .

Here is some suggestions for you all to have your family’s herbal medicine ready too!!!

Get your herbs like:
Echinacea
Juniper Berry
Elderberry
Licorice Root
Marshmallow root
GoldenSeal
Cinnamon
Ginger
Cayenne

Stock up on Garlic and Raw Honey too!!!!

Make your tea blends ,tinctures and also make your infused honey too.

Stay warm!

Dawn Marie

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Why Host an Online Facebook Pampered Chef Show???


A little wet greetings today from these hills!

Last month was a spectacular month with Pampered Chef! Kristy hosted 2 very very successful Facebook /Catalog Shows in NJ!!! She did not live close enough for me to come to her home and host a cooking show so we just set up a facebook event and sent her some physical catalogs and she was set to go with her show!!! It is really that easy! You earn free product value with every dollar your friends and family spend on awesome Pampered Chef Products! These household items are backed by awesome guarantees and did I mention how amazing each and every item they sell are??? Durable, easy to use and very stylish! I belive that really sums it al up when telling you about the greatness that comes with Pampered Chef! So this month we have great new and exciting products as the fall season is here and we also have some great host specials for the person who hosts the Pampered Chef show! Oh and Guests get free items too! That’s right with your purchase of $65.00 you too earn free product and you get to choose from a wonderful list too!

Join me today and all you have to do is SAY I WANT TO HOST A SHOW…. I DO ALL THE REST AND GET CATALOGS TO YOU AND SET UP YOUR ONLINE FACEBOOK SHOW. YOU NEVER HAVE TO DO ANYTHING BUT TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!!

September special Pampered Chef

guest special september

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Artisan Shane Dittsworth Bracelets and Keychains are now at Breathless


Greetings Artisans!

We are very happy to introduce you to a wonderful Artisan Shane Dittsworth!!

He is a very multi talented individual who is now producing these amazing bracelets. Come on down folks and see what greatness he is now producing. We at Breathless Beauty are so pleased to have the opportunity to have these pieces for display and sale.

Made with recycled soda tabs and paracords they are amazing and adjustable too!

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Get Ready Get Set Fall is Almost Here


Late August Sunshine…..

Well each day more and more I am asked…. Its getting colder I want to be healthy this fall and winter what should I do to prepare???

My advice is always boost that immune system naturally! Why what difference will that make?

if your immune system is working it will ward off those nasties easily. If its low and stressed out you will be able to get sick very very easily!

Your stomach says mostly everything about your immune system. If your gut is not healthy neither are you! While I do not really like to take pills I always take certain supplements to keep me in the right gears! You should be consuming Probiotics each and every day! Now dairy is very hard to digest so I choose to take a probiotic in pill form! Also I intake Raw Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Water, Vitamin C, Oil of Oregano and Neem each day! Is that alot?? No not really as if you want to steer clear of colds, flu’s etc this is what is needed. If you have to work around the public you need to make sure your body rejects what others may have!

There are also special things to take during fall and winter and even early spring to keep you going stronger than ever! Please click on the links below to find recipes for all this healthy greatness for your mind, body and soul!

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Starting with Apple Cider Vinegar

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5875/15-Reasons-to-Use-Apple-Cider-Vinegar-Every-Day.html

Elderberry Syrup

http://wellnessmama.com/1888/elderberry-syrup/

Fire Cider

http://mountainroseblog.com/fire-cider/

Infused Garlic Honey

http://nouveauraw.com/raw-foodism-blog-posts/garlic-honey-throat-cold-and-flu-remedy/

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Summer coming to a close, Come Support Sisters Lemonade Today


Summer Warmth and Love ,

Today embarks the last day the girls will be home as they go back to school in the morning. This is a huge time for us as this will be the last year Liz is in Middle school and well Lali will be starting Kindergarden ……. Milestones.

So to end summer with a bang for them they have ready for sale :
Organic Lemonade
Organic Ginger Twist Lemonade
Organic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Organic and Vegan Zucchini Cups

They also have some really awesome smoothie pops :

Bean “n” Vanilla Pop
Oh My. Chai Pop
Choco Nutty Natty Pop
Summer Melon Pop

It has been a great summer season and we as always owe it all to our wonderful customers.
Please also take note that our hours will change after Labor Day

Our Fall and Winter Hours are:
Monday 9:30-5pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Thursday 9:30-5pm
Friday 9:30-5pm
Saturday 11:30-5pm
Sunday 12-5pm

Our Fiber. Lovers Group Meeting will resume every 3rd. Saturday of the month as well.

Great new fall products coming also. Salves, lotions, soaps ….great gifts!!!!

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