Bergamot Nausea Tea

February 11th, 2006

Bergamot is a rich source of thymol, an aromatic antiseptic. Helps Nausea, Vomiting and upset stomach.

Infuse 1 teaspoon dried Bergamot in one cup of boiling water. Steep for 15 minutes.

Strain and add honey to taste.

Five Flower Rescue Remedy

January 18th, 2006

Five Flower Rescue Remedy is a combination of essences that is used in emergency situations to stabilize Trauma situations. It eases fear and restores one’s state of calm and confidence. However, it is not intended to replace emergency care or assistance. This first aid formula of flowering Herbs was originally combined through the studies of Dr. Edward Bach, a homeopathic practitioner who pioneered working with subtle flower energies. Rescue Remedy consists of these five essences:

  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Rock Rose
  • Impatiens
  • Cherry Plum
  • Clematis

Dosage: Ten drops in glass of water or juice, sipped as often as needed. If the person is unconscious or unable to drink the formula can be rubbed directly onto soft tissues of the body, lips, temples, inner wrists, etc.

Star of Bethlehem This essence is a restorative remedy for calming anyone who has experienced shock or Trauma.

Rock Rose This remedy is recommended in the event of life threatening emergency. It calms the individual when experiencing extreme panic, terror, or hysteria, restoring strength and courage.

Impatiens This essence remedy addresses metal stresses and tensions. It calms feelings of impatience and Irritability. It slows the tendency to move to quickly without care or forethought. Calming. Allows one to deepen his/her life experience without experiencing burnout.

Cherry Plum This essence addresses emotions of desperation and loss of control. This remedy helps one re-connect with a higher power when the tensions and pressures of life are overwhelming. It brings mental calmness and emotional encouragement, allowing stresses and fears to be overcome.

Clematis This remedy brings about focused awareness. It retards floaty or dreamy escapes. It is a grounding essence that wakes up the individual to better evaluate the present situation.

Chamomile Hair Rinse Recipe

January 16th, 2006

4 ounces distilled water 1 ounce Glycerin 8 ounces Chamomile tea (let tea steep, then remove liquid from the dregs) 1 ounce Coconut Oil 1 ounce powdered Orris Root 3 drops tincture of Violet or Rose

Combine ingredients, use to rinse hair after shampooing.

Best Shampoo Bar Recipe

January 16th, 2006

Ingredients:

Directions

Measure Oils and put in crock. Turn on low. Measure water and lye. Mix outside. Put lye water mix in crock, bring to trace and let cook 30 minutes, stirring a couple times. Then stir down, cook another 15-30 minutes (Coconut Oil makes this thing cook faster than I thought before)and constantly stir.

Make sure your molds are ready and when at mashed potatoe stage, add your fo. Depending on fo or eo, use 1 tbsp at a time til you get what you want. Mold, unmold, cut and let cure 3-7 days. Its ready to go after that. I used it the day after just to see how it worked…awsome!

Calendula Oil Recipe

January 16th, 2006

Here’s How:

  1. Bruise fresh Calendula flowers by scrunching them or rolling them in your hands.
  2. Pack a glass jar full with the bruised flowers.
  3. Cover packed flowers with olive or Sesame oil.
  4. Cover with a tight lid.
  5. Store jar in a dark cupboard and shake the jar well every day for 2 weeks.
  6. After 2 weeks, strain oil through a cheese cloth into a clean glass jar or bottle.
  7. Add tincture of Benzoin or vitamin E to help preserve your oil.

Tips:

  1. Do not use metal or plastic containers.
  2. Dark glass would work best for your final bottling.
  3. You may use dried Calendula flowers if fresh are not available.

What You Need:

Calendula flowers Olive or Sesame oil Glass jar with lid Cheese cloth Benzoin or vitamin E Clean glass bottle

Super Sleepy Time Tea Recipe

January 16th, 2006

2 parts Chamomile 2 parts Passion Flower 1 part St. Johns Wort 1 part Hops flower 1 part Valerian root 1 part Catnip 1 part Lemon Balm

2 teaspoons per cup of water before bed time will help you sleep soundly all through the night! Really!

Herbal Face Steam - Deep Pore Cleanser Recipe

January 14th, 2006

1 quart water 1 handful any Herbs* Juice and peel of 1/2 lemon

Bring water to a boil. Add juice and peel of lemon and Herbs. Turn off the heat and take the pot to a table. Cover your hair with a shower cap or towel and drape another towel over your head and the pot, holding your face about 10 inches above the water. Keep your eyes closed and let the steam do its magic cleansing for about 15 minutes. Afterward, rinse with COLD water to close the pores.

How To Make Stress Relieving Eye Pillows

January 9th, 2006

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag Any soft fabric-8inches by 3 inches
  • 1 cup flax seeds

Directions

Make a simple bag. Leave 1 inch open. Fill bag with seeds with a funnel. Stitch opening closed. Store in the freezer or refrigerator in a small plastic bag. Use to relieve Stress or just to feel great!

Can also be used on forehead or behind your neck for Headache Relief. Use for 20 minutes and rechill. Some prefer room temperature - experiment to see what you like best.

Add Herbs and flowers if you want a scent. Some great relaxing Herbs are Hops and Lavender. You can customize these types of Eye Pillows for Colds and Flu also - simply add a couple drops of Eucalyptus oil to help relieve sinus and nasal congestion!

Shampoo Residue Remover Recipe

January 9th, 2006

Dark Hair

1 part apple cider vinegar 4 parts water 5 drops Clove oil

Blond Hair

1 part lemon juice 4 parts water

Pour the mixture over your shampooed, rinsed hair as a final rinse. Leave it in.

Herbal Skin Booster

January 9th, 2006

4 tablespoons dried Dandelion 4 tablespoons Chamomile 5 tablespoons Rosemary 1 (12-inch) square muslin or cotton

Place Herbs in center of fabric. Bunch edges of fabric together. Secure with rubber band or string to form a scrubber. Place in a pot of boiling water. Remove from stove. Steep 10 minutes.

Remove scrubber and save the water as it contains herbal juices. Place scrubber in a glass dish until it cools to room temperature. Sweep over entire body, one area at a time, with long strokes, continually moistening scrubber in the herbal water.

First stroke in an up-and-down direction, then in a circular motion. Leave herbal residue on for 20 minutes; rinse with tepid water.



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