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.

 

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How to Make Herbal Salves

Salves are such a simple, effective, and useful medicine! They can easily be slipped into a purse, pocket, or first aid kit.

 

How to Make Cayenne Salve       

Cayenne contains capsaicin, a compound shown to block pain associated with arthritis, diabetic neuropathy and sore muscles.

 

How to Make Cayenne & St. John's Wort Salve

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.

 

Sage Citrus Cooling Spritz

A simple way to turn down the heat from hot flashes!

 

Berry Rooty Syrup

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.

 

First Signs Herbal Extract Formula

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.

 

Lemon & Sage Antiseptic Throat Spray

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 Cough Drops

Mullein is an excellent cough suppressant because of the mucilage content in the leaf.

 

Herbal Expectorant Tea

Perfect for dry, unproductive coughs.

 

Sleepy Time Tincture

A gentle yet effective way to ease into sleep.

 

 

 

 

 

Sage Citrus Cooling Spritz

Nerve Tonic

This tonic features three different tinctures to help soothe frazzled nerves. 

 

Bliss Tea

Blended with herbs and spices to help ease anxiety and promote a sense of calm.

 

Dandelion Bitters

A DIY herbal bitters formula featuring organic dandelion root.

 

Four Thieves Vinegar (and Salad Vinaigrette)

This recipe performs double duty as a medicinal vinegar and a delicious salad dressing that helps the medicine go down.

 

Four Thieves Oil

As the name suggests, this oil blend is believed to have originated from thieves during the 15th century to counter the plague.

 

Chamomile Liniment

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.

 

Lavender Ice

Not a sorbet or cocktail, but a metholated oil for bruised and swollen tissue. Relieves sinus congestion too!

 

Wild Cherry Bark Cough Syrup

This formula contains wild cherry bark, licorice root, slippery elm and other herbs with expectorant properties.

 

Antibacterial Wound Powder & Salve

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.

 

Gardener's Salve

Soothing and healing for hands that work the earth.

 

Summer Sniffles Tea

An infusion of four herbs to help fight off a summer cold.

 

Long-Life Elixir

A classic formula that includes several adaptogenic herbs to enhance well-being.

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