Our phone number is: 480-331-9355
Please call us with any questions or email us at botanicaleducation@gmail.com

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thank you for your patience!!!
This season classes will be at night in order to reach those who have been working during the daytime hours.
Classes begin January 10, 2013
email:  botanicaleducation@gmail.com for more information
January 10, 2013     6-9 pm    $30
Introduction to the World of Essential Oils - What are essential oils, where do they come from, how are they distilled and what are the appropriate application and use methods?  Experience hands-on distilling of live plants to make essential oils and hydrosols and learn and understand the differences between them.  This is the intro class to certifying as an Advanced Aromatherapist, which requires 50 hours of hands-on learning and experience. 
January 17, 2013      6-9 pm    $30
Introduction to the World of Herbs - What are herbs, why are they important in healing at this time on the earth, and how are they used?  How and where are herbs harvested, how are they processed for use, and how long can they store?  Hands-on herbal medicine-making methods in each class.  This is the intro class to certifying as a Professional Herbalist, which requires 50 hours of hands-on learning and experience. 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Treating PAIN AND INFLAMMATION Holistically - CLASS July 12, 2012

How are your PAIN levels? 
Have you learned to PREVENT PAIN as well as TREAT PAIN conditions? 
Do you have loved ones that you would like to help OVERCOME PAIN? 
Are you a therapist who would like to
increase your knowledge of helping your clients? 
Did you know that the pH balance in your body
is an indicator and contributor to what your pain levels will be? 
If so, then this class is for you!!! 

Treating and Preventing

Tuesday, July 12, 2012 (12pm - 3pm)
is the final class in the
$30 registration fee
includes class manual, samples, 
hands on experience and Certificate.

This class works well for PREPAREDNESS, thus it is being offered to anyone, with no prerequisites required.  The information is broad spectrum and useful for individuals, mothers, holistic healthcare practitioners, and massage therapists.

Learn therapies and prevention methods to alleviate and reduce both chronic and acute conditions.

No previous experience or training is required for this class, and Botanical Education classes can be taken out of order - for personal enjoyment or for Certification. 
Email TODAY to register at botanicaleducation@gmail.com
You will be given class location and other information at that time.

Friday, May 11, 2012


Reducing Super Bugs, yet protecting your family and the environment!

 We've been told that each year as many as 80,000 to 100,000 deaths occur in hospitals due to germs and that one-third of these are preventable - simply by doctors and nurses washing their hands.  It is true that hospitals are where the “super bugs” were created, but now they are everywhere – in locker rooms, in grocery stores, etc, and MRSA was created as medicine increased the use of antibiotics. 
After an ABC program citied these statistics, millions of Americans ran to their local stores to purchase antibacterial" hand wash or gel from the variety of brands available.  What you were not told is the danger lurking inside those bottles!  Take a look at the ingredient label.  Do you see TRICLOSAN? 
“Triclosan is a synthetic "antibacterial" ingredient has a chemical structure similar to Agent Orange.  The EPA describes Triclosan as a toxic pesticide, giving it the highest scores as a risk to both human health and the environment. Whenever you wash your hands, this toxin goes down the drain, and eventually into your drinking water.  It essentially remains in the environment forever. (It also is absorbed by your skin!) 
Triclosan is a chlorophenol, a class of chemicals suspected of causing cancer in humans.  It is a long, slow poison.  Scientific research shows that Triclosan may produce dioxin, a powerful hormone-disrupting chemical.  Hormone-disruptors pose enormous long-term health risks.  They change genetic material, cause sterility in men, affect sexual function, and may cause birth defects. 
With continued use of these antibacterial hand washes and gels, Triclosan is absorbed through your skin and stored in your fatty tissues, eventually reaching levels which may damage your liver, kidneys and lungs, cause paralysis or heart problems and suppress your immune system. 

And the FDA - how could they allow such a chemical on the shelves?  The FDA has no authority over the cosmetic manufacturers.  A manufacturer may use any ingredient or raw material and market the final product without government approval.  (Carol Mahoney, US News and World Report Nov.10, 1997). 

The choice to NO LONGER use antibacterial hand soaps, dish detergents, hand purifiers that are chemically based will improve your long-term health – and the Earth’s environment! 
The simple and easy 'switch' to make is to immediately throw out any and all anti-bacterial soaps, detergents and the like. Inform your family why, and of the choice you've made, then replace the toxic anti-bacterial soaps with the clean, skin-nourishing option of FOREVERGREEN’S Silk Body Wash. If you want to add a little bit of your own all-natural anti-bacterial qualities, put in a few drops of Guardian Blend, Lemon, Tea Tree Rosemary, or Eucalyptus Globulus into the body wash.   Simple solution. S imple to implement.  Powerful long-term impact!  These purest essential oils kill pathogens, but do not kill good bacteria, nor do they damage tissues, organs, nor the environment.  All they will do is help you! 
FOREVERGREEN  has an all natural Anti-Aging Skin Support Collection 

The PACK INCLUDES: 2 Quench, Silk Body Wash, Balance Gel, Jojoba Message Oil, and Grapeseed Message Oil.  It has the best skin products available, which are adaptable to many uses (to make antibiotic capsules, makeup remover, moisturizer, sunburn protection, sunburn healing, wound healing, etc) and is priced:  Direct: $83.95 / Wholesale: $96.95 /                                             

MAKE SURE TO Check the Labels in Your Home!  Antibacterial ingredients can be found in:

·         Laundry detergents

·         Shampoos

·         Toothpastes

·         Body washes

·         Dish soaps 

Dr. Joseph Mercola said:

"The very idea that we must protect ourselves from any and all bacteria at every turn, by eradicating them from every orifice, inch of skin, every utensil and every surface you ever come in contact with, is fundamentally flawed . . . driven to these extremes not by health scientists, but rather by corporate interests.

Unfortunately, over the years a majority of people have fallen for the flashy advertising promising safety and better health in a germ infested, dangerous world.  As the AMA stated ten years ago, there was, and still is, little or no evidence that these antibacterial products outperform the good-old-fashioned techniques like washing with soap and water."  

If you already have a FOREVERGREEN wholesale account, order your Anti-Aging Skin Support Pack today.  If you do not have an account, go to (click on): www.8468701.myforevergreen.org.  I can send you recipes for skin care products that are all natural and which have multi-faceted good benefits, including reducing anxiety, emotional uplift, improving sleep, reducing cellulite, etc. 

Jacque Gurney, CNHP, HHP, THC
Millenial Wellness LLC

Another incredible product from Forevergreen is HOUSEKEEPER!  Check it out!  With it you can make every natural cleaning product that you will need!  Our health and the world get better one good choice at a time!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Spring is here...with all of the beauty that it brings:  flowers, buds, and greenery coming back to life.  Along with the reawakening of nature comes the pollen and petals that so many of us react to.  So far, this has been an unusually intense spring for allergies. Even people who have never experienced seasonal allergies are itching, sniffling, and suffering.  Here are a few simple tips that you can do to help relieve allergy symptoms:  
INCREASE YOUR ESSENTIAL FATTY ACID INTAKE - Essential fatty acids can't be manufactured by your body and must come from the foods or supplements you eat. There are 2 types of essential fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6. Many of us are deficient in these fats and this can make allergy symptoms worse.  It can also contribute to many skin conditions that are also associated with allergies.You can get more essential fatty acids in your diet through:  
-Deep sea fish - salmon, halibut, mackerel.  Sardines also contain beneficial oils. 
-Flax seed, walnut, sesame, borage, black currant, evening primrose, and safflower oil also contain beneficial fats that can be helpful for allergies. 
If you want to increase your fats through supplementation, start at 2 caps 2x/day of EFA Complex.  If you also want to help support memory and focus, you may want to also add in 2 caps 2x/day of DHA Complex.  You can increase as needed until symptoms improve.  Children can start at half this dosage.  Yes, this $6 Walmart product works great on many clients!
MEDICINAL MUSHROOM HERBAL BLEND WITH REISHI  - Reishi is a medicinal mushroom which is very powerful in building the immune system.  Japanese researchers discovered that a compound in the Reishi mushroom, called Lanostan, acts as a natural antihistamine.   For this season, Reishi seems to be one of the most effective ways to lower the inflammatory response triggered by seasonal allergies. 
Dosage:   ramp up slowly to see where your symptoms start to subside.  Reishi is safe for individuals of all ages.  Start at 2 caps 2x/day and ramp up by 1 cap per day until you feel a significant difference.  You will find that after taking Reishi for a period of time, you will be able to lower the dosage and still maintain your health because it builds the immune system while lowering your allergy response.  In addition to helping with allergies, Reishi is also known to support the liver, improve memory, concentration, and focus.  Not all Reishi is created equal. You want to find a pure reishi that has medicinal properties. 
RAW LOCAL HONEY - A very simple and common-sense way to help desensitize your body to local flowers and pollens is to eat a little bit of raw, local honey daily before and during allergy season.  Farmers markets are one of the best places to source this honey.  If you are feeling a bit rundown, you may want to try this simple and powerful immune-boosting recipe:   
In a small pot, add 1 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar to 1 cup purified water and heat the cider/water to warm.  Remove cider/water from heat and pour into a mug.  Next add 1 Tbsp of raw honey and a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper to the heated apple cider vinegar tea.   Once all components are in your favorite mug, cool it down, sip and enjoy!    (you never want to heat the honey.)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


"I treated a lady who had head trauma yesterday - and it was my very first experience with head trauma.  She fell in the parking lot at the church and the impact hit directly over the left eye on the asphalt,  causing a cut about 1.5 inches long which dripped blood for a long while.  (Sorry for the gore).  The ladies there that helped her wanted to call 911 but she told them no no, just call my husband to come get me. 

 After cleaning the wound carefully I applied 1 drop each Cypress, Helichrysum, Lavender and Peppermint to the  wound every 15 minites for 45 min then every 2 hours for about 4 hours. The swelling went down and the bruse went away within the first 2 hours. She was sore  and  slightly fuzzy headed,  but did not want to sleep or get sick.  She rested all day the rest of the day. The next day there was no bruse, but just a very very slight swelling so small it was hardly noticable above the eye brow.

Where I did not apply the oil on the eyelid it was blue and one dot of black spot on the corner of the eyelid,  where I did not apply oils since it was so close to the eye.  The cut healed nicely and the cut is very small.  She was going to go to an emergency care facility but it went so well that she decided not to go. 

Have you guessed it?   Yes it was me!   I am not bragging on me but am bragging on the oils (actually, it was her knowledge on how to use the essential oils!!!).  Thank you all for your love and teaching these oils to me.  I experienced peaceful healing!   Thank you again."  SH
Purchase your FAVORITES PACK of essential oils at a huge discount ($70) by purchasing wholesale at www.8468701.myforevergreen.org .  Click on SIGNUP and follow the instructions.  You can prevent illness as well as save money on emergency room visits and doctor visits with this simple pack of essential oils.  Email me at botanicaleducation@gmail.com when you order your pack, and I will send you an online recipe book of how to use the essential oils.  Happy Healthy Living!  Jacque

Friday, January 27, 2012


2012 Herb and Natural Medicine Conference at the Southwest Naturopathic College in Tempe, Arizona
April 14-15, 2012 (with pre-conference classes on April 13).

SPECIAL $199 REGISTRATION available through
Otherwise, registration for 2-Day Conference is: $249.00 before March 06, 2012; $329.00 after that date .  Also available:  $39.00 Meal package includes Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday lunch. Vegetarian option available.

Pre-conference Intensive: A Review of Natural Medicines for the Treatment of Immune Disorders and Chronic Inflammatory Disease - Robert Rountree, MD April 13, 2012 $69.00  Friday 1 - 4:30 PM at Dobson Ranch Inn. Science of innate and acquired immunology and the physiology of inflammation; contrasts use of pharmaceuticals with nutraceuticals and botanical medicines.
Friday Field Study at Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Phyllis Hogan and Cascade Anderson Geller April 13, 2012 $59.00  Friday 10:45 AM - 3:30 PM At a cooler elevation with plenty of shade, this oldest arboretum in Arizona features 1200 species of plants.
Friday Field Study in the Superstition Mountains with Mimi Kamp April 13, 2012 $59.00 Friday 9 AM - 3 PM Jacob's Crosscut Trail in the Superstition Wilderness. Desert plant ID, medicinal uses, vibrational and ceremonial applications. Mimi was just there; plants are primed to bloom!
Register today at:  http://botanicalmedicine.org/conferences/index.php 

These classes count towards CERTIFICATION for BOTANICAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION!  Email us today at botanicaleducation@gmail.com for further details.

A SPECIAL group discount is available through BOTANICAL FOUNDATION!  The conference program is now posted at www.botanicalmedicine.org.

Discount details:  Six people need to be registered by March 6 in order for all to qualify for a discounted fee of $199. (Regular fees to register are $249 by March 6 and $329 after that date).
1. Go to the home page of www.botanicalmedicine.org
2. Click "Register Now!"
3. Choose the regular registration fee and any meals or Friday events. Click submit.
4. On the second page, fill in all information. In "comments" put Botanical Foundation Group
5. On that same page in "discount code" put  bot12  (just those five characters, all lower case--no extra characters or spaces).
6. Click "submit". This will discount the registration fee to $199 if six people sign up by March 6. Payment is now with PayPal, but you don't need a PayPal account to register.
7. This discount applies to groups of six or more, so be sure at least six people register by March 6!.

NOTE: Discount expires on March 6, when all fees increase to $329 per person.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Certification Classes in Holistic Pathology with
          Anatomy and Physiology                         
Anatomy/Physiology - Body Systems Thursdays 12:30 – 2:30 pm (combined classes begin at 12 noon)

Jan 19     The Sensory System – Taste, Sight, Hearing, Touch, Smell (combined with Pathology)

Jan 26     The Digestive System

Feb16      The Respiratory System (combined with Holistic Pathology)

Mar 1      The Cardio/Circulatory System (combined with Holistic Pathology)

Mar 22    The Lymphatic System (combined with Holistic Pathology)

Apr 5       The Urinary System (combined with Holistic Pathology)

Apr 19     The Reproductive System (combined with Holistic Pathology)

Holistic Pathology - Holistic Answers to Illness and Disease Using Nutrition, Herbs, Essential Oils and Lifestyle

Jan 19    Conditions of the Sensory System (combined with Anatomy/Physiology)

Feb 2      Illnesses and Diseases of the Digestive System

Feb 16    Illnesses and Diseases of the Respiratory System combined with Anatomy/Physiology)

Mar 1     Illnesses and Diseases of the Circulatory System (Heart) (combined with Anatomy/Phys)

Mar 22   Conditions of the Lymphatic System (combined with Anatomy/Physiology)

Apr 5      Illnesses and Diseases of the Urinary System (combined with Anatomy/Physiology)

Apr 19    Conditions of the Reproductive System (combined with Anatomy/Physiology)

May 10   Immune and Autoimmune Conditions, Pathogens, Cancer, Inflammation, Allergies

May 17   Consultation and Treatment Designs Holistically


Some of the body systems are less complicated than others, thus they can be taught more simply.  For that reason, some Anatomy/Physiology and Holistic Pathology classes are combined.  The combined classes will begin at 12:00 noon instead of 12:30 pm as the extra 30 minutes is needed to cover all of the material.  Combined classes are $30 (a savings of $20 instead of taking 2 classes separately).

Class fees for certification is $25.00 for 2 hour classes, and $30 for combined classes (includes the class manual).  Non-certification registration is available for $15.00 for 2 hours classes, and $20 for combined classes.  Combined classes are green.
CALL 480-296-4699 TO REGISTER or email botanicaleducation@gmail.com

 It's time to distill Lavendar essential oil!  This is my "Eve" plant, beautiful, always giving!  My Rosemary plants are also ready for distilling, but the Chamomile plants are still young (but will be ready in Feb/March).  It's an early season in Arizona this year with the exceptionally warm winter weather.  I hope you planted a vegetable garden!  Mine went in the first week of December - and is doing beautifully!
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