Make Your Own Herbal Remedies
Here you will find a collection of recipes and formulas to make make your own natural, DIY herbal remedies in your own kitchen. Whenever possible, use botanical materials that you have grown without pesticides or other chemicals. You'll also find all of the ingredients and supplies you'll ever need right here -- from certified organic herbs and essential oils to cosmetic clays, arrowroot powder, organic baking soda, citric acid, vegetable glycerin, aloe vera, witch hazel, rosemary antioxidant and other natural preservatives to the right containers, bottles and tins.
Salves are such a simple, effective, and useful medicine! They can easily be slipped into a purse, pocket, or first aid kit.
Cayenne contains capsaicin, a compound shown to block pain associated with arthritis, diabetic neuropathy and sore muscles.
The addition of St. John's wort helps to further relieve nerve and muscle pain.
How to Make Fire Cider
Fire Cider is a traditional cold remedy with deep roots in folk medicine. The tasty combination of vinegar infused with powerful immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, decongestant, and spicy circulatory movers makes this recipe especially pleasant and easy to incorporate into your daily diet to help boost the immune system, stimulate digestion, and get you nice and warmed up on cold days.
How to Make Medicinal Vinegars
While not as potent as alcohol based tinctures, an herbal vinegar extract is a strong alternative for children, anyone abstaining from alcohol, or those with alcohol sensitivities.
A simple way to turn down the heat from hot flashes!
Elderberry syrup is a definite go-to when we feel our immune systems weaken, but with the addition of adaptogenic schisandra berries and eleuthero root, along with more immune support from echinacea, this formula packs a big punch.
Like the name implies, take 2-3 dropperfuls of this formula in tea or juice 3 times a day at the first sign of cold or flu.
The volatile oils in lemon and sage possess antiseptic properties, which is why both botanicals are traditional ingredients in gargles, lozenges and throat sprays.
Mullein is an excellent cough suppressant because of the mucilage content in the leaf.
Perfect for dry, unproductive coughs.
A gentle yet effective way to ease into sleep.
Sage Citrus Cooling Spritz
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This tonic features three different tinctures to help soothe frazzled nerves.
Blended with herbs and spices to help ease anxiety and promote a sense of calm.
A DIY herbal bitters formula featuring organic dandelion root.
This recipe performs double duty as a medicinal vinegar and a delicious salad dressing that helps the medicine go down.
As the name suggests, this oil blend is believed to have originated from thieves during the 15th century to counter the plague.
This infused herbal oil is simple to make and helps to ease pain and inflammation associated with muscle strain, back pain, joint pain and neuropathy.
Not a sorbet or cocktail, but a metholated oil for bruised and swollen tissue. Relieves sinus congestion too!
This formula contains wild cherry bark, licorice root, slippery elm and other herbs with expectorant properties.
The herbs in this formula contain antibacterial properties to help speed healing and deter infection. Use as a ground power or make an infused oil to prepare a salve.
Soothing and healing for hands that work the earth.
An infusion of four herbs to help fight off a summer cold.
A classic formula that includes several adaptogenic herbs to enhance well-being.
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