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Blend to Ease Winter Blues

Lack of greenery, gray skies, a snow-covered world, reduced activity and the cold temperatures of winter can all lead to what is known as the “Winter Blues.” The Winter Blues involve feelings of sadness, depression and loss of energy. The below blends can help ease the symptoms of the winter blues. Citrus oils are emphasized […]

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Tea Tree For Cold Sores

Tea Tree For Cold Sores

A cold sore is a viral infection causing inflammation of the skin, usually on mouth or lips, and characterized by collections of small blisters. Lysine vitamin supplements are recommended if you are prone to reoccurring bouts. Supplies: Tea Tree Oil and cotton swabs. Remedy: Gently apply a few drops of Tea Tree Oil directly to […]

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Safe, Natural and Effective Disinfectant

Safe, Effective and Natural Disinfectant

Disinfectants can be pretty expensive, and the chemicals in the majority of them are quite dangerous to our health. Here are two safe, simple and cost-effective disinfectants you can make at home that really work. 1/4 cup borax in 1/2 gallon hot water. Or 2 cups hot water on 2 cups fresh thyme leaves. Steep […]

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Making and Using a Poultice

A poultice is made of a soft, moist substance that is mixed to the consistency of a paste, and then spread on or between layers of cloth. The cloth is then placed on a body surface. Poultices act by increasing blood flow, relaxing tense muscles, soothing inflamed tissues, or drawing toxins from an infected area. […]

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Home Medicine Digestion Tea Recipe

Home Medicine: Digestion Tea Recipe

Here’s How: 1. While water is boiling, prepare your herbs and add them to your cup or tea pot. 2. Remove boiling water from heat and pour over the herbs. 3. Cover and let steep 15 minutes then drink. Tips: 1. Keep covered while steeping, this is a secret to the effectiveness of many tea […]

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Natural Antiseptics

Natural Antiseptics

1) Tea tree oil is a powerful antiseptic. Use it for cuts, scrapes and even acne, either diluted or full strength. 2) Burdock leaves in a poultice are excellent for boils, swellings, cuts, scrapes, and as a wash for acne. 3) Thyme is a powerful antiseptic making it an excellent wash for pimples. 4) Garlic […]

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A Window Cleaner That Works

A dab of liquid dish soap makes all the difference. Here’s the formula: INGREDIENTS * 1/4 cup vinegar * 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent * 2 cups of water 1. Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to blend. 2. Spritz on dirty windows, then wipe off with a cloth. Many people swear […]

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Cooling Aftershave Recipe

* 1/2 cup witch hazel * 2 tbsps of vodka * 1 tbsp of dried mint * 1 tbsp of dried lavender Mix all ingredients and store in dark cool place for 2 weeks. After the 2 weeks, strain liquid and discard solids. To use: Splash on face after shaving. Free PDF Health Ebook…Remedies4.com!

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Essential Oil Blend For Common Colds

For the steam inhalation method, use one drop each of the following: thyme, tea tree, lavender, and clove. Carry with you a tissue on which you have placed one drop each of thyme, peppermint, eucalyptus, and clove, and inhale deeply whenever possible. Use the following oils in a hot bath. Lie back and inhale deeply: […]

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Chickweed Salve

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! Add about 1 pound of chickweed to 1 pint of olive oil. Heat for 3 hours in an oven set at 150 degrees. Strain and add 1 and a […]

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