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Healing Boo-Boo Salve - aka Homemade Natural Neosporin

Healing Boo-Boo Salve - aka Homemade Natural Neosporin
All of us get ‘boo-boos’. Right? Some of us get them more often than others. Having something at home at all times to take care of all the minor boo-boos (minor cuts, scrapes, & minor burns) can be a real life saver. I use this for all the standard boo-boos – minor cuts, scrapes, minor burns. (note: please do not use this on severed fingers, broken or protruding bones, or other extreme boo-boos. And, don’t hold this exclusively for the boo-boos. Another great thing – it’s not hard to make at all. All of these ingredients work together to create a really powerful healing salve. You can purchase the herbs from my Etsy store already measured out for this recipe, if you like In a medium saucepan – combine the coconut oil, olive oil, comfrey, & calendula. Strain the mixture using a cheesecloth (my favorite method) or coffee filter. Toss the herbs & wipe out any remaining herbs from your saucepan. Next is to add the beeswax. Stir in the essential oil, if using, at this point. Ingredients Related:  essential oils

DIY: Fast-Fizzing Bath Bombs Made with Essential Oils | dōTERRA Blog Creating a spa like environment in your home can easily be done using simple household ingredients and essential oils. Bath bombs are a fun way to add excitement to your senses while enjoying the benefits of essential oils. They are also entertaining to use, and are loved by both kids and adults alike; because really, who doesn’t love a bath that fizzles?! Even if you don’t have a bathtub, these bath bombs can still be effective in a shower. What you need: 1 cup citric acid* 1 cup baking soda ½ cup cornstarch ½ cup oil (almond oil, olive oil, dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil, etc.) 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) silicone mold or saran wrap * citric acid can be found at most major supermarkets in the canning section Instructions: 1. 2. Note: Choose an essential oil to best suit your needs. 4. 5. 6. 7. Bath bombs are excellent gifts for both adults and children. Essential oils can be purchased online, or from any of our Independent Product Consultants.

Naturally Whitening Tooth Powder Recipe Welcome! You can now purchase my natural products, such as salves and magnesium lotion, through my on-line store. Sign up for my store newsletter for the latest information on products and sales! Also, I would like to thank in advance those of you who choose to purchase through affiliate links on my site. You will be getting a product or service that I believe in and at the same time I will be blessed by your support. I receive a small amount of money from the company, but it doesn't cost you a penny extra! Although we really enjoyed my homemade toothpaste recipe, we love this tooth powder! Why not just use toothpaste from the store? So, we avoid smearing glycerin on our teeth. What You’ll Need 3 tablespoons bentonite clay: Bentonite clay is such a fantastic base for tooth powder because it is a very gentle cleaner. What To Do In a glass jar, pour all ingredients and mix with a wooden or plastic utensil. Linked-up at: Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways

19 Homemade Remedies for Headache PainOne Good Thing by Jillee The other day the hubster came home from work with a pounding headache. He usually takes Excedrin for headache relief, but apparently that wasn’t cutting it on that particular day. He actually asked me if I would make up one of my “voodoo essential oil cures”. lol. Well, I am no expert, but my SISTER is, and I remembered her posting something on her blog, Camp Wander, about Peppermint and Lavender being effective in getting rid of headaches. That “magic” consisted of putting a couple of teaspoons of fractionated coconut oil into a little roll-on bottle, and then adding a few drops each of the Peppermint and Lavender EO’s. I got distracted with something else after that, but about a half hour later I remembered to ask him how his head felt. After that experience (and numerous others) we have become BIG believers in the power of essential oils in this house….AND in the idea that it’s not always necessary to reach for the pill bottle when you have a headache. Relaxation Techniques

Make Your Own Honey Heel Moisturizer for Dry, Cracked Heels When the skin on and around the heels becomes thickened (callused) or dried out it causes cracking. These cracks can range from minor to severe and be caused by anything from increased pressure /weight and ill-fitting shoes to dry climate and fungal infections, like athletes foot. Whether your dry cracked heels are causing discomfort, or if you simply find them unsightly, try making a honey moisturizer for daily use to get them supple and smooth again. Ingredients: Milk, honey, orange juice. Why honey: Honey is a humectant, which means that it traps and seals moisture, making it ideal to apply to dry, cracked heels. Put it on and it essentially “sucks” moisture into your skin, helping to relieve the dryness and heal the cracks. Why milk: Milk is rich in vitamin A which is essential for healthy skin, as it helps to repair and rebuild it. Why orange juice: Oranges, and subsequently their juice, are high in vitamin C. You will need… Directions To note… By Claire Goodall

How to Make Homemade Soda - Are We Crazy, Or What? Guest Post by Bill Osuch Let’s say it’s a hot summer day, and you’d like a nice refreshing glass of ginger ale. Looking at the two ingredient lists below, which would you rather drink? Number 1: Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Natural Flavors, Caramel Color (notice the lack of the word “ginger”?) Number 2: Water, Cane Sugar, Fresh Ginger, Fresh Lemon Juice, Yeast Personally, I’d go with number 2. People have been making homemade soda for hundreds of years – it is incredibly easy and fun to make, and in many cases it’s even cheaper than the commercial versions. The main difference between store-bought and homemade sodas (other than the chemicals, of course) is the way they are carbonated. Homemade soda is mixed, and then yeast is added. Speaking of yeast, you’ll need to get some! The only hardware you’ll need to start, other than some normal kitchen items, is a few plastic bottles. Add the yeast liquid to your other liquid. Now for the recipes.

An Index to Other Products NOTE: The new layout you see allows this website to be easily viewed from your iPhone! Enjoy on the road! Best Books, charts and labels, go to: How to buy essential oils. click to receive our newsletter Essential Oils from the heart of plants are “Nature’s Medicine Cabinet”. What is CPTG? Use CPTG oils as you take charge of your health. NOTE: The advice shared in this site has not been evaluated by the FDA. Make Your Own Homemade Hairspray and Hair DetanglerOne Good Thing by Jillee I am constantly amazed by the intelligent people who read this blog. You provide me with so much interesting material to research and present. So Thank Youand keep ‘em coming! This blog post idea actually came from one of my sister’s (who just happens to also be an intelligent reader of this blog AND who just happens to have a blog of her own that you should check out!) She has two little girls, 8 and 6 years old, and is in that phase of Mommy life when she is constantly “fixing” their hair. Let’s start with the hairSPRAY: Homemade Hairspray Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons sugar 2 Tablespoons rubbing alcohol 6-8 drops essential oils (optional) Heat water to a boil and turn off heat source. However, according to Diane at there are 3 SIMPLE but KEY TIPS to make this work: 1) Find the right concentration for you. 2) Use a spray bottle with a very fine mist. 3) Wait for it to dry 20 – 30 seconds between applications. So that’s homemade hair concoction #1. #2 is the….. 1.

Top 20 Tips to Improve Memory Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation – and forgot what you were going to say seconds after you thought of saying it? Or you get up, walk into another room, and can’t remember for the life of you what you were looking for? (If it were me, I would have been looking for my cell phone/shoes/organic bits of white chocolate I all too successfully hide from myself. Cuz that’s how I roll.) Luckily, our sometimes lack of memory does not mean we are 1) going crazy, 2) have a terrible disease, or 3) going crazy with a terrible disease. Chillax. Pay attention. Keep a positive attitude. Write things down. Organize the things you wrote down. “Here’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” Make a joke about what you want to remember. Say it in song. Chunk it out. Use the method of Loci. DO. Teach and you shall see. Get plenty of sleep. Think in pictures. Speak with your hands. Talk it out. Draw it out. Exercise. Eat your fruits and veggies. Drink in moderation.

Homemade Hand Cream The following is a post from contributing writer Jami. I have pretty dry hands and during the gardening season they get even worse from the rough scrubbing needed to remove all the resulting dirt. They quickly become chapped, especially around the cuticles. Yes, I’ve found, it can. Since it’s made with real oils and beeswax, it is, well…oily, so I wouldn’t apply it right before working on the computer or reading a book. Lavender hand cream also makes a terrific gift and can be adapted to use different scents or even be thinned to use with a pump. Supplies Needed (to make about 3/4 c. or 6 oz.) 1/3 cup Sweet Almond Oil2 Tablespoons coconut oil2 Tablespoons olive oil3 Tablespoons grated beeswax (about 1-1/2 oz.)30-35 drops lavender essential oil Instructions: Combine the oils in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat just until warm, about 5 minutes. Variations: More posts from Jami This post may contain a link to an affiliate.

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