This past Monday, I had a special guest, Mrs. Nicole Shepherd, who was on to talk about simple herbal remedies that you can do in your own home. It was very informative, and if you haven't watched it yet, make sure you do that here.
I wanted to list the simple remedies that she talked about on my blog, so that they would be in one easy place to find. So, in no certain order, here they are!
Basic Healing Salve
1 Part Calendula
1/2 Part Yarrow
1/2 Part St. John's Wort in Olive Oil
Add some Vitamin E if wanted
Infuse the herbs in oil, let cool and use on basically anything to replace antibiotic cream
(Nicole said she actually infuses the oils and herbs in a glass jar placed in water, on the "Yogurt" setting in her instant pot overnight. Once again, Instant Pot for the win!)
Old Gypsy Remedy for Cold or Flu
Elder flower and berry
Mint or catnip
Tincture this for a fever reducer
1 Part Evening Primrose Oil
1 Part Vitamin E Oil
Geranium essential oil
Use in Apricot or Castor Oil
Put on every day under foundation for a barrier to protect your skin
Bug Bite Soother
For a repellent feature, add Tea tree oil, Lavender, Citronella, and Geranium
1 Quart Water
1 cup dried elderberry OR
2 cups fresh elderberry
Up to 1 cup of Honey
Boil water and the berries until reduced in half. Strain and mix in honey. You can also add in Licorice, ginger, or cinnamon bark to improve taste and medicinal properties.
Remedies for Babies
Chamomile tea for all ailments, especially tummy, and a bit of mint added as well.
2 cups good water, not city/chlorinated
2 Bags of Chamomile Tea
1 Tsp. Fennel Seed
2 Slices of Ginger root
1 Tsp Cardamon seed
Bring water to a boil, add seeds/ginger and let simmer for 5 min, take off the heat and add chamomile, let steep for 30 minutes. Strain, keep in fridge and do 1/2 tsp- 1 tsp before or after feeding as needed.
Easy Hand Sanitizer
Glass/Stainless Steel Bottle
Fill 2/3 of the way with distilled Water
1/3 Witch Hazel
10-20 drops of Thieves OIl
Or- Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Rosemary
Geranium Spa Facial Mask
1 Tbl honey
1 Tbl plain yogurt
1 Tbl spa facial clay
6 drops of geranium oil
Mix together, and apply to clean skin. Leave on up to one hour, wash off with warm water. Repeat every few days until symptoms subside.
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Vitamin E Oil-