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Simple Herbal Remedies

October 31, 2019

 

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

 

Equal Parts:

Yarrow

Elder flower and berry

Mint or catnip

 

Tincture this for a fever reducer

 

 

 

Face Serum

 

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

 

Equal Parts- 

Plantain Oil

Yarrow tincture

For a repellent feature, add Tea tree oil, Lavender, Citronella, and Geranium

 

 

 

 

 

Elderberry Syrup

 

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. 

 

Gripe Water-

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. 

 

 

 Books that are Great to Have Around- (may contain affilIate links)

 

 

 

  

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Vitamin E Oil-

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  Yarrow- 

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