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Homemade Antifungal Powder for Stinky Feet + Toenail Fungus - Dr. Axe. Fungus on your feet, between the toes and in the toenails isn’t fun to deal with, plus it makes for stinky feet!

Homemade Antifungal Powder for Stinky Feet + Toenail Fungus - Dr. Axe

Usually the first response to grab some cheap over-the-counter treatment but these are full of chemicals and are often ineffective. Fortunately, this homemade antifungal powder can work as a stinky feet, athlete’s foot and toenail fungus treatment. Also, if you often have cold feet or your feet get uncomfortable from dampness when out on a hike or doing anything outdoors, this antifungal powder may do the trick. Making this antifungal powder only take a few minutes. I will walk through the steps to make it right at home. First, let’s get together the ingredients for a small batch which will provide several applications for you. You will need: In a small bowl, let’s combine the bentonite clay and cayenne powder. Cayenne powder is beneficial due to its warming properties providing the sensation of heat. Do-It-Yourself Hydrosols - Making and Using Flower Waters for Community Health and Self-Care.

Herbal Hydrosols (aka Flower Water) The process of distilling volatile oils out of herbs and flower in order to make essential oils creates hydrosols, or flower water.

Do-It-Yourself Hydrosols - Making and Using Flower Waters for Community Health and Self-Care

This can be done in fancy copper stills, or we can use supplies that most us already have, or can borrow from friends/family/neighbors, to make our own simple setup. Hydrosols can be used in homemade herbal concoctions - from cosmetic to medicinal - as well as in community health settings. We don’t need to buy Rosewater, Lavender Water, or Orange Blossom Water, which may contain sketchy fragrances and pesticides, be produced by companies that treat their workers unjustly or that harm the planet in their harvesting and overall business practices, etc. The Friday Tipple: Calendula Cure-All. We’re broke, Boozers.

The Friday Tipple: Calendula Cure-All

And by broke, we mean broken, literally. Using a cocktail shaker with one hand is no easy trick, we can assure you, so we’ve had to reconsider the options for making a tasty cocktail – purely for medicinal purposes, of course. Time for apothecary cocktails – in bulk. Apothecary cocktails are based on the herbal concoctions popular at one time in the 19th century.

Purported to cure everything from baldness to cancer, these bottled wonders generally proved to be little more than alcohol and a few herbs and sugar – basically, bottled cocktails. Calendula Plant Benefits: Grow Your Own Medicine. Natural Society | January 29 2013 Calendula officinalis is a plant most often used to brighten up a garden or flower bed.

Calendula Plant Benefits: Grow Your Own Medicine

It’s a popular choice because it’s pretty and is super easy to grow. But, what many people don’t know is that their pretty garden-addition is a valuable herbal remedy. Calendula, also known as “pot marigolds” are usually a bright golden color. Healing ‘Boo-Boo’ Salve, a.k.a Homemade Natural Neosporin. Healing with Calendula. Calendula’s cheerful blossoms repel garden pests and have incredible healing properties.

Healing with Calendula

Calendula is one of my very favorite herbs. The cheerful orange and yellow blossoms look gorgeous in the garden and have incredible healing properties. My first experience with Calendula was during college when a friend developed an uncomfortable and embarrassing rash on her face. She diligently applied a cream prescribed by her doctor, but after several frustrating and miserable weeks, the rash had only become worse and was spreading.

Wanting to help somehow, I consulted my herbal books and prepared a bottle of Calendula infused Olive oil for her. Calendula officinalis, also known as pot marigold or garden marigold, has been used for centuries for wounds and skin irritations. MAKING TINCTURES AT HOME IS FUN AND SIMPLE! Making tinctures is an easy and inexpensive way to make your own medicine! What is a tincture? A tincture, also called a plant extract, is a herbal preparation made by steeping plant material in alcohol. As it steeps (for several weeks) the alcohol draws out all of the medicinal qualities of the plant which include alkaloids, volatile oils and resins. Medicinal Herbs Chart Plants Uses.

Rosemary - an excellent aid to digestion. Rosemary is a fragrant shrub well known for its distinctive aroma.

Rosemary - an excellent aid to digestion.

There are several varieties that can be identified by its evergreen needle-like leaves with spikes of pale blue or lilac flowers which bloom from spring to summer. The plant is a symbol of love and fidelity and in medieval times was used at weddings. According to legend, if a man does not like the smell of the herb, he will be a lousy lover! Traditionally, it was used medicinally to strengthen memory. Key Medicinal Uses. 10 Natural Remedies For The Most Common Complaints. Herbs have been used for centuries by many cultures to help alleviate common complaints, but nowadays we are much quicker to rush to the medicine cabinet than our herb gardens.

10 Natural Remedies For The Most Common Complaints

It’s time to go back to basics and see how much nature can heal you, naturally! You can learn about all of these remedies in video form below! Rosemary Coughing? Add Rosemary! Mint Upset Stomach? Oregano Menstrual Cramps? Curry Powder Achy joints? Dill Upset G.I. Parsley.