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Infuse-your-oils-with-the-herbs-for-up-to-4-weeks..jpg (JPEG Image, 600 × 400 pixels) Natural Remedies from the Garden: How to Make a Garden-Fresh Body Lotion. With gardens beginning to sprout in the Northern Hemisphere…it’s exciting to think of all the goodness they will supply for our bodies inside AND out!

Natural Remedies from the Garden: How to Make a Garden-Fresh Body Lotion

There are so many natural, homemade remedies that can come straight from the garden! The plants become food and medicine. Nourishment and healing! Simple preparations that soothe, restore, and rejuvenate. For example…take these few common garden plants: And these just to name a few! Isn’t it amazing that we can grow all of this healing power right in our own backyard gardens!?! Lotion Making Including a variety of garden-fresh plants into your natural, homemade preparations only adds to the healing properties of the final product.

One of my favorite ways to use these medicinal plants is in a homemade lotion. My first experience with making lotion was about four years ago. And I haven’t… Tip: I like to think of the whole process the same way I think about making homemade mayonnaise. The parts to lotion making include: Supplies needed: Ingredients Method. Make Your Own All-Purpose, Anti-bacterial Essential Oil Blend. Natural Home Remedies for Athlete’s Foot and Candida: A Recipe for an Herbal Anti-Fungal Spray. Certain types of fungi (most common include Candida and Tinea ) can infect the skin, mucous membranes (i.e. mouth and/or colon), finger and/or toe nails, between the toes, groin area, and scalp. They take the names of athlete’s foot, jock itch, nail fungus, thrush, yeast infection, and ringworm.

Athlete’s Foot – one of the more common fungal infections – at one point or another effects an estimated 70% of the population. It thrives in warm, damp environments. And though it is usually treated topically, this highly contagious infection is often a symptom of or side effect from: candida overgrowth in the body antibiotic therapy (which kills beneficial bacteria along with the harmful ones) pharmaceutical drug use (primarily corticosteroids and oral contraceptives) diabetes radiation therapy compromised immune systems communal shower use swimming in infected pools. Michigan herbalist jim mcdonald ~www.herbcraft.org~ herb classes, weed walks and other herbal opportunities... MANhand Salve - The Perfect DIY Father's Day Gift.

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MANhand Salve - The Perfect DIY Father's Day Gift

Bless his heart, but for as much as he tries, he’s so predictably underwhelmed when he receives gifts. If you give him a tie, with a crooked smile, he’ll say, “Oh. Wow. Okay. This is great. Infuse-your-oils-with-the-herbs-for-up-to-4-weeks. Foraging. Herbs. Nature's Best. Well Health Supplements. Homemade Vapor Rub for Youngsters & Adults. If you’re a parent (or even if you’re not) you’ve no doubt experienced “the sickies” that seem to follow our youngsters around wherever they go.

Homemade Vapor Rub for Youngsters & Adults

Sometimes it’s not a problem-I’ve seen more than a few tots run around mindless of their runny nose-but sometimes that congestion, especially when accompanied by cough, can interfere with sleep and overall comfort. When this situation crops up, don’t head straight for the Vicks Vapor Rub. It can be harmful (see note below) and you can easily whip up your own version, sans all the bad stuff. Here’s a recipe that is simple, safe, and that works for people of all ages.

You will need… -10-15 drops of essential oil for scent (eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, lavender, any combination, etc.) -1/2 cup of coconut oil or olive oil -1-2 tablespoons of beeswax pastilles, candelilla wax or palm shortening (it can be made without it, but it won’t be as thick.) Directions If you’re using it, melt 1-2 tablespoons of wax in a double boiler. Tips: Risky Vicks P.S. Homemade Natural Spicy Cider Decongestant and Expectorant. When we’re sick, our body ramps things up to protect us.

Homemade Natural Spicy Cider Decongestant and Expectorant

An increase in mucus brings an increase in antiseptic enzymes and antibodies. Our noses run to wash out some of the germs, and make it harder for others to enter. This increase in mucous, coupled with narrowed inflamed nasal passages that accompany some colds and general bugs; can make for some truly uncomfortable days and nights. If you are suffering from an illness such as a cold or sinusitis and not just allergies, chances are your chest is congested with extra mucous as well. Here to save the day (and night) is an all-natural decongestant and expectorant. Wildcrafting.net: Foraging Database, Edible & Medicinal Plants. The Top 10 Teas for Your Herbal Medicine Cabinet.

15th April 2014 By Daisy Luther Guest Writer for Wake Up World When you’re sick, little is more comforting than holding a steaming mug of fragrant tea in both hands, warming your face with the hot steam.

The Top 10 Teas for Your Herbal Medicine Cabinet

Somehow, no matter how rotten you felt before, you instantly feel just a tiny bit better. Whether you are lucky enough to grow your own tea herbs, you purchase loose teas, or you use tea bags, your cabinet is not complete without the following ingredients. There are many different herbs from around the world that have wonderful healing properties. In no particular order… 1. Mint tea is the classic herbal tea. Growing it: Mint is an herb that doesn’t just grow easily – it can quickly overtake your garden! Herbs for: Health. Herbs. Medicinal plants & herbs.

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Nature's Best. 20 Unusual Uses for Herbs. More than just a garnish.

20 Unusual Uses for Herbs

Take these 10 herbs and you’ve got yourself 20 different ways to tackle everyday issues, from keeping mice away to treating the common cold. This list gives you reason to chew shamelessly on fresh tarragon leaves, re-establish Mojito Monday, and pass up your expensive and toxic perfume for slightly green-tinted wrists.

Enjoy! Tarragon Toothache Treatment Back in the day, Greeks used to chew on tarragon to numb their mouths from toothache. Internal Cleanser Clean yourself from the inside out with tarragon. Mint Mojito Makin’ Make a mint mojito with a kombucha base. Keep Mice Away Despite our predilection for the fresh aroma of mint, mice beg to differ. Marjoram Natural Perfume According to mythology, the goddess of love Aphrodite grew marjoram. Bone Building Marjoram offers some 520% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K, making it one of the richest herbal sources of the vitamin.

Rosemary Mosquito Deterrent Hair Rinse Oregano Common Cold Fighter UTI Treatment Thyme Basil.