Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderful day. As you know, I received a package from the lovely people at Celestial Seasonings last week.


They sent me a plethora of teas and goodies, a mug and this book:

herbs for health

I’m especially excited about this because I try to use natural remedies whenever possible and avoid taking medication when I’m sick. I’d much rather feast on fresh organic produce, drink lots of tea and juice.

Tea is especially effective at preventing and aiding with common sicknesses. Check out this info from their website. It includes common symptoms, a tea remedy and suggested food to get you feeling better.

I have a sore, dry or scratchy throat.

  • Soothing chamomile
  • Licorice root and slippery elm bark to coat the throat and help alleviate discomfort
  • Ginger and lemongrass to rejuvenate the body

Sleepytime Throat Tamer ™

Sleepytime Tea
Ice cold orange juice, honey, lemon juice, salt water (for gargling)

I am beginning to feel sick; my immune system needs a boost.

  • Echinacea to support the immune system and the body’s ability to defend itself*
  • Vitamin C for its antioxidant properties
  • Zinc, an essential mineral that provides immune system support during cold season*
  • Aromas and flavors like eucalyptus and peppermint that make you feel better fast!

Echinacea Complete care®

Echinacea Tea
Walnuts, garlic, berries, citrus fruits

My stomach hurts and/or I’m feeling bloated.

  • Revitalizing fennel to quickly but gently calm your stomach
  • Soothing herbs like peppermint and chamomile that naturally assist digestion

Tummy Mint®

Tummy Mint Tea
Yogurt with active cultures, whole grains, water

I’m feeling run down.

  • Whole eleuthero root and Asian and American ginseng to sustain healthy levels of energy and stamina
  • Vitamins B6 and B12, which are essential for helping you cope with stress
  • Revitalizing and refreshing flavors like orange peel and spearmint

Ginseng Energy®

Ginseng Energy Tea
Oatmeal, berries, citrus fruit

I need to cleanse my body after over-indulging in fatty foods, alcohol or caffeine.

  • Milk thistle to cleanse and detoxify the body and promote healthy liver function*
  • Immune system-supporting Echinacea*
  • Cleansing botanicals like dandelion root, sarsaparilla root and red clover

Detox AM®

Detox AM Tea
Green leafy vegetables, water

I can’t sleep.

  • Tilia flower to quiet the mind and relax the body
  • Valerian, a trusted natural sleep aid
  • Calming herbs like chamomile and spearmint

Sleepytime Extra®

Sleepytime Extra Tea
Dairy products, nuts, carbohydrate-rich foods

I am feeling healthy and want to stay that way.

  • Powerful polyphenols and potent flavonoid antioxidants to counter the harmful effects of free radicals
  • Vitamins A, C and E to maintain your body’s good health

A delicious health supporting Green Tea, such as Antioxidant Supplement Green Tea

Green Tea
Fresh fruits and vegetables

So this giveaway is for an under-the-weather Fitnessista who will receive a Natural Wellness Kit from Celestial Seasonings.

· Four wellness teas to ease symptoms associated with the cold and flu – Sleepytime Extra, Echinacea Complete Care, Tummy Mint – we can add other teas based on your readers symptoms.

· Two green teas to support a healthy immune system year round – Authentic Green Tea and Honey Lemon Ginseng Green Tea

· Mug, soothing lip balm, honey sticks and Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Bear

· The book “Herbs for Health and Happiness” by Celestial Seasonings founder Mo Siegel and Nancy Burke


All you have to do is:

  • Leave a comment with your symptoms (feel free to use any of the above if they apply to you!)

The winner will be chosen tonight at midnight, and the kit will be sent via overnight mail to get you feeling better much faster!

The winner will also be asked to test out the tea(s) that apply to their symptoms, snap a pic and send them to me so I can post them under the review section of the bloggy.

Sounds fun, huh?

Ready…. set…. GO!


  1. junghwa on February 8, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I always have major stomach problems.. can’t seem to take in a lot of food.. ='( including dairy!! =/

    i would love to try ginseng or any of them!

  2. Tammy on February 8, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    What a great give-away. I am one of those gals who is always bloated. It makes me feel so run-down and uncomfortable. And nothing fits right; everything is too tight – which makes it even worse.

  3. Bella Lena on February 8, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    ok this sounds amazing i never realized they had tea for stomach problems! i have bloated problems and gastrointestinal problems for years now and the doctors just cant figure out wats wrong. I take probiotics, simethicone and bethaine hydrochloride to try to ease the symptoms but it never works! id love to try the tea and see if it helps settle things out. Thanks fitnessista!

  4. Soi on February 8, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I always get bloated or don’t drink enough water, and tea helps me fill up those 8 cups a day!

  5. Dena on February 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I’m most definitely feeling run down. School projects are killing me this week 🙁 My workouts have sucked; a boost of energy and a good night sleep sounds just about perfect right now!

  6. Katie on February 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I could really use the green tea to keep my immune system happy… I’ve been really stressed lately, and I know that’s the fastest way to get sick!

  7. Tiffany on February 8, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I am actually feeling quite healthy right now, so I would love the Green Tea with antioxidants to keep it that way 🙂 And the sleepytime bear is sooo cute!

  8. Lindsay on February 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I have been feeling very anxious and stressed lately and calming chamomile just might do the trick to get me through my work day 😉

  9. Lisa Bledy on February 8, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    This would be perfect for me! I have had a nagging cough/sinus thing going on for 3 weeks now. I teach elementary school and am around sniffy/coughing kids all day long so while I do my best (and drink Emergen-C), I think the Echinacea Complete Care would be perfect!

  10. Josie on February 8, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I can definitely use some energy picker-upper, in a revitalizing and refreshing sense, since I’m somewhat stressed from studying a big exam. That Ginseng Energy sounds wonderful!

  11. Laura E on February 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks so much for the opportunity! I don’t get sick too often but I actually just got past a sore throat and now I’m in a runny nose stage!! So mine would be sore throat and beginning to feel sick; my immune system needs a boost.

  12. sogj76 on February 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    i’d love to try the sore throat tamer, i’ve been fighting a dry/sore throat since having surgery!

  13. Kelly HU on February 8, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Detox AM…attending university of arizona, over indulging in coffee and other beverages are unavoidable. mehehe

  14. Chantal on February 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Coming from two different angles here! It’s that time of the month for me so bloated is something I’m definitely feeling right now! Also, I love to stay healthy by boosting my immune system with both echinacea and green tea! They work like a charm and help me form ever getting sick! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  15. Maggie on February 8, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I’m getting over a cold — still have a lingering runny nose, but I am feeling just a few days away from being healthy again! Thanks for the giveaway, Gina!

  16. Jenn on February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I wake up every morning with sinus congestion! It makes it so hard to get out of bed on cold days! I could use some echinacea!

  17. Julie on February 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm


    I have been feeling very run down, have been fighting off a cold, with sniffles, sratchy throat, and have been extremely tired. And, no I am not pregnant!! Tea would be lovely!!!!

  18. Karyn on February 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    i just can’t seem to shake my sinus/nose congestion. tea would be amazing!

  19. Diane on February 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Fatigue…I have too much to do lately!!

  20. Cyndi on February 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Oh do I need help at bedtime … Sleepytime Extra sounds like a nice solution!

  21. bobbileigh on February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I have been waking up every morning feeling congested with a terrible sore throat. It usually clears up in an hour or two but is not the greatest start to my morning.

  22. Jennie on February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Right now I could tea to boost my immunity. I have 2 sick children both with upper respiratory symptoms and I’ve been trying to fight it off with lots of vitamins. I am a preschool teacher so I am exposed to lots and lots of germs. 🙂 In addition, I often have tummy problems so I would be interested in trying the tummy min tea too.

  23. Jessica on February 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Thank you so much for the opportunity! I’ve been having tummy, mainly bloating, ever since I started doing 12 hour shifts 🙁 And I could always use something to help me sleep.

  24. Allison on February 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I suffer from IBS and quite possibly endometriosis, it SUCKS! having any type of natural remedies to help my sick stomach, my bloated belly and my never ending pain and plain ol’ crappy feeling, would be magnificent.
    i’m willing to try anything and everything at least once

  25. Karla on February 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I could definitely use the soothing lip balm to help with the harsh cold outside and hardcore heaters inside! As well as green tea for a healthy immune system!

  26. Kelly on February 8, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I have a stressful lifestyle and the relaxing teas would be a wonderful addition to my life! Thank you.

  27. Sarah on February 8, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I am feeling a little run down and could use a bit of a pick me up. I love their teas, I never knew they had so many 🙂

  28. Lindsay on February 8, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I’ve got the sniffles and a bit of a sore throat with an occasional cough. :[ I spent all of last semester with a nasty lingering cold, so I really hope that doesn’t happen again this semester! Especially since it’s my last before I graduate with my BS in Nutrition! (I also have a green tea obsession, btw! I love it for colds with a bit of honey and fresh lemon juice!)

  29. Amy on February 8, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    the timing on this couldn’t be better! Lately I haven’t been sleeping as well as I could. I seem to have a hard time quieting my mind at night. So the sleepy time extra tea would be one I’d love to try!

  30. julie on February 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    i’m feeeling run down for sure!

  31. Erin K on February 8, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    I have been feeling run down and have not been able to sleep well for weeks. I have been overwhelmed with schoolwork (grad school…so fun) and a ton of stuff going on in my life.

    Also, to Kelly Hu and you, Miss Gina…GO CATS! I am a proud U of A alum and currently trying to relax in some Arizona sweats 🙂 Oh how I miss college and Tucson…

    • Fitnessista on February 8, 2010 at 8:06 pm

      GO CATS!! wahooo!

  32. Meagan on February 8, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    I woke up today with the worst sore throat ever and havent been able to get any throat coat yet, so I would love to try the sleepy time throat tamer!

  33. Just Audrey on February 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I would love something to soothe a sore throat or runny nose.

  34. Brynn on February 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I just went to the doctor today for my stomach issues and would love to try the tummy mint! I wish I had some right now!

  35. Katie on February 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I think the sleepytime tea my stomach is a mess when I run and I’m always sore and exhausted, but too wired to sleep! I think they all sound perfect!

  36. Steph on February 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I need the Detox tea after eating a few too many things at a Superbowl party.

  37. Stefanie on February 8, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I am feeling run down from school, school, and more school! I’m in the homestretch of my senior year of college and feeling the stress now more than ever! They all sound great!

  38. Jennifer on February 8, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I am feeling totally run down lately, hubby is deployed with the Canadian Navy and our 15 month old daughter keeps me busy, but after 3 months I am exhausted!!

  39. Jennifer on February 8, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I am getting married in six months and could totally use the Ginseng Energy tea for a pick me up!

  40. meg on February 8, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    I would love to try the Sleeptime Extra, have not been sleeping well lately.

  41. Samantha on February 8, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I would love to try the Honey Lemon Ginseng Green Tea to stay healthy!

  42. Vikki on February 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I have been sick for the last 2 weeks and would love a tea to make me feel much better! I don’t have time to be sick!

  43. Bri on February 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I’ve been having horrible stomach problems since coming back from Europe (which was almost 2 months ago) so maybe the tummy mint will help soothe my cranky tummy!

  44. Michelle! on February 8, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I feel bloated…boo! Tummy mint sounds lovely.

  45. Ashley on February 8, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I would love some ginseng tea as i’m feeling exhausted and run down lately. Maybe I should have taken a page from Dori’s book and slept an extra hour this morning. Oh well! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  46. lisampls on February 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    i’d be all over that tummy mint. i recently found out i’m preggers and i’m beginning to experience a bit of the queasyness. nothing too unbearable, but i’ll take any natural, non chemical relief i can get my hands on.

  47. melissa lillie on February 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I am feeling healthy and want to stay that way- especially since I am training for a 1/2 marathon…..I am drinking loads of green tea as I write!

  48. erin on February 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    what a sweet giveaway! i love celestial seasonings teas, but have yet to try the tummy mint. and it would certainly be appropriate since my stomach has been out of control bloated and angry with me lately. and my cutie bf has celiacs, so he can always use a little tummy love 😉

  49. Jocelyn on February 8, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    i’m in desperate need of ANY flavor tea….can’t get rid of my awful cough : (

  50. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on February 8, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I am feeling healthy and want to stay that way. And Skylar would LOVE THAT BEAR!!!! Seriously, what a Valentines Day score that would be 🙂

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