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Hill Country Herbalist: Making Infused Oils

Hill Country Herbalist: Making Infused Oils
One of the basic components in making natural homemade products that are good for you and nutrient rich is infused oils. Infused oils can be any one of your favorite carrier oils, i.e., extra virgin olive oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, etc. I typically use extra virgin olive oil for it's long shelf life, but many people rely on grapeseed oil for its light texture and affordability. Mindy Green recommends olive oil and coconut oil for a longer shelf life and I agree. So, what's an infused oil? Here's a simple process you can follow so you can make wonderful infused oils at home. Here's a picture of the "marc" - basically depleated of it's plant powers and ready for composing. As you know, I grow lots of yummy herbs in the garden and here are some of the infused oils I've made just from what I've grown: Although I don't grow enough Calendula to harvest all I would need to make an infusion, I do buy it organically from Mountain Rose Herbs and let me tell you.. Related:  Off Off The Gridnature Homena

Snares And Traps Disclaimer: Traps are presented for information purposes only, they are dangerous, some lethally so. Using them is also illegal in all likelihood. Don't use them except in a survival situation. SPRING SNARE: Game running through the snare disengages the trigger bar,and the prey is flung off the ground. BAITED SNARE: Construct as for spring snare but using the release mechanism shown. LEG SNARE : Push a natural fork or two sticks tied together into the ground. PLATFORM TRAP: Site over a small depression on the game trail. FIGURE 4 DEADFALL : A simple and effective deadfall trap, can be made to any size. TRIPWIRE DEADFALL : A heavy log is suspended over a busy game trail, trips the wire and pulls a retaining bar from under two short pegs secured in a tree trunk. SPEAR DEADFALL : Same as tripwire deadfall but utilizing rocks to add weight and sharpened sticks to add trauma to the crushing blow.

Baking Soda: Another Wonder Substance | A while back, I wrote a piece extolling the virtues of vinegar. I want to focus some attention on another inexpensive multipurpose agent- sodium bicarbonate. Nearly everyone has a box or two of this humble stuff hanging around. You probably have one in the pantry and maybe another in the fridge to keep it from developing strange smells. I mentioned using it in the diaper pail between washings too. 1. Baking soda can be used to clean things all over the house. 2. Sodium bicarbonate gives off carbon dioxide when heated. 3. One old remedy for preventing gas when eating beans is to soak the beans in water that has baking soda dissolved in it. Also, some say it makes the soak time go faster, especially in hard water. 4. I am not a big fan of venison or wild duck. If you think about it, if food gets scarce, you may grateful for whatever the hunters can bring in. 5. Whether it is stinky gym shoes, wet dog smell, or your armpits, baking soda does a lot to help neutralize odors. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

100 Free Survival Downloads | GOVERNMENT SLAVES (Staff) As emergency preparedness becomes a focal point for many family’s we are proud to offer you the opportunity to acquire 100 Free Survival Downloads. These are all in PDF format and great for burning to disk, viewing on your tablet or P.C. or sharing with friends. We recommend you print out hard copies just in case of a power grid failure. First Aid Files Where-There-is-No-Dentist-Murray-Dickson.pdf Where-There-Is-No-Doctor.pdf survival-personal-wilderness-medical-kit.pdf Wound Closure Manual Full-First-Aid-Manual-FM-2111.pdf Emergency War Surgery Ditch-Medicine-Advanced-Field-Procedures-For-Emergencies-1993.pdf USMC-Wilderness-Medicine-Course.pdf Survival Manuals Urban Preparation Kit, Part I, On-Body Kit Traps.PDF Cold Weather Survival

Larry Malerba, D.O. : Homeopathic Arnica to the Rescue Known for its remarkable healing properties, Arnica montana has been used for centuries to treat the effects of accidents and injuries. The name refers to the genus and species of the yellow flowering plant, which is endemic to the mountains of Central Europe. This plant is sometimes referred to as Leopard's Bane and is popularly known as the Mountain Daisy in homeopathic usage. Thousands of physicians and millions of patients around the globe have successfully used Arnica to treat the bruising, soreness, inflammation and swelling that results from all types of physical trauma. Savvy consumers are demanding safe, non-toxic treatments and homeopathic Arnica may represent one of the best options available due to its reputation for safety, effectiveness, ease of use and broad applicability. Clearing Up Some Misconceptions: Most of the general public is pretty well acquainted with herbal products. Indications for Homeopathic Arnica: Guidelines for Administering Homeopathic Arnica: References:

Plant Glossary All Plates Glossary List | Previous Plate Plate 1: Stem and Root Types Plate 2: Leaf Composition, Parts, and Types Plate 3: Leaf Shapes Plate 4: Leaf Margins Plate 5: Leaf Apices, Venation, and Bases Plate 6: Surface Features Plate 7: Stem and Leaf Parts, and Variations Plate 8: Inflorescence Types Plate 9: Floral Morphology Plate 10: Corolla Types Plate 11: Fruit Types Plate 12: Sedges, Grasses, and Composites Hydrogen Peroxide Claim: Hydrogen peroxide will cure a variety of ailments. Example:[Collected via e-mail, 2006] I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little O'l bottle of you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. My husband has been in the medical field for over and most doctors don't tell you about peroxide, or they would lose thousands of dollars. 1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for daily, then spit it out. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. I could go on and on. Origins: Hydrogen peroxide is a first aid staple in many households, routinely used to disinfect small wounds. removal. Higher concentrations (30% or greater) of hydrogen peroxide are used in industry as a bleach for textiles and paper, as a component of rocket fuels, and for producing foam rubber and organic chemicals. recommendations. Hydrogen peroxide can be harmful if swallowed. Hydrogen peroxide injections can have dangerous side effects.

27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space Playful as kids are, accidents happen. And the accident that befallen me at 7 years old was the feeling of the hot exhaust pipe of a motorcycle kissing the skin of my leg. Grandma was around and saw it. Looking back, I realized that it was important to have medicinal plants around the house cause you never know when you might need them. Aloe Vera The aloe vera grows only under the sun with well drained dry or moist soil. woundscutsburnseczemareducing inflammation Apart from its external use on the skin, aloe vera is also taken internally in the treatment of : ulcerative colitis (drinking aloe vera juice)chronic constipationpoor appetitedigestive problems Marsh Mallow The plant of which marshmallows were once made of. inflammations and irritations of the urinary and respiratory mucus membranescounter excess stomach acidpeptic ulcerationgastritis Externally, the root is applied to : bruisessprainsaching musclesinsect bitesskin inflammationssplinters Great Burdock Pot Marigold Gotu Kola Camomile Sage

Handmade Bambo Candle Project from Martha Stewart If you are having a tropical party or your home decor involves around that them, then why not create some ambiance with Bambo Candles. Bamboo candles, which have built-in shelves, are a pretty way to decorate the table the next time you're entertaining, both indoors and out. Here are step by step instructions from Martha Stewart on home to make these festive Bambo Candles: Tools and Materials Bamboo canes (4 to 6 inches in diameter) Saw Wax Double boiler Large wick with metal tab Bamboo Candles How-To 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Are You Ready? Guide Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness (IS-22) is FEMA’s most comprehensive source on individual, family and community preparedness. The guide has been revised, updated and enhanced in August 2004 to provide the public with the most current and up-to-date disaster preparedness information available. Are You Ready? Are You Ready? Are You Ready? Also available is the Are You Ready? Copies of Are You Ready? For more publications on disaster preparedness, visit the Community and Family Preparedness webpage. Are You Ready? FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI) has developed this guide into a training program designed to help the citizens of this nation learn how to protect themselves and their families against all types of hazards. There are real benefits to being prepared. Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. By reading and following the instructions in this guide you and your family can say, Yes, we are ready!

Shelf-life of Natural Skin Care Recipes — Aromatherapy Essential Oil Recipes I often receive emails from readers asking for more information on the shelf-life of the natural skin care recipes on this website. This is an important consideration as none of these recipes contain preservatives, unlike many commercial products on the market. Each recipe is different, depending on the individual ingredients used. Always wash your hands thoroughly before making any of the recipes.Ensure all of the equipment and utensils you are using is clean as well as the bench space you intend to prepare the recipes on.Avoid dipping your fingers into containers as this can introduce foreign germs.Use a small spatula, cotton bud or other clean implements for the purposes of measuring out raw ingredients and mixing.If you intend on making aromatherapy recipes often, consider having a separate set of utensils specifically for this purpose, such as measuring spoons, measuring cups, jugs, spatulas, bowls, and mixers.Choose non-aluminium saucepans such as enamel, Pyrex or stainless steel.

Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family Bergamot Essential Oil | Regular and Bergaptene Free Showing reviews 1-10 of 16 | Next Excellent Quality This is a very high quality oil. It has a very clean scent. I have used it with other oils for soap, lotions, and perfume. I have recommended this company because their customer service is excellent.

Survival Planning: Do You have a Plan B,C,&D? During a chaotic survival situation, even the best preparedness plans can go awry. For those who have already gone through the process of putting together an emergency plan of action, the work isn’t over. The next step in the process is to throw a little chaos into the equation, and come up with a plan B…. You’re Evacuation Routes are Blocked; Now What? A good evacuation plan always has multiple routes out of town; it also has multiple bug out locations in case the disaster makes it impossible for you to use your primary evacuation shelter. You should have a backup plan to deal with: Roads that may be blocked, shutdown, destroyed or simply made impassible because everyone else is trying to use them to get out.Wide-spread disasters that affect not only your immediate area, but the area where you planned to bug out as well.A disaster that makes vehicle transportation impossible. Disaster Strikes while you’re away from your family; Now What?

How to make a tool set Life without tools is barbaric. But even simple tools can be expensive in rural parts of developing countries. Import duties bump the costs up higher than they are in the States or elsewhere, and sometimes only low-quality brands are available anyway. So, to hold off future barbarians, we'd like to show how to build a simple tool set on a very low budget. Larry Bentley, the man who figured out how to make these tools, said a wise thing: "Without tools, kids don't take stuff apart, and without taking stuff apart, you don't learn how things work." These tools, Bentley says, could be in the hands of the next William Kamkambwa,who made a working wind power generator from backyard scraps in a village in Malawi. Here's Larry's quick guide to DIY tools. The tools in this guide: Saw Pliers Wooden vice Wood drill bit / star drill bit Chisel Strap hinge vice