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          Dosages
Top 10 Best Researched Herbs
    Glossary & Definitions




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                Introduction to Herbs
What is an Herb?

Any plant that has culinary, medical, cosmetic, veterinary or
other use of some kind.
The useful part is different with every plant, it can be the leaves,
flowers, roots, barks or seeds. The plant can be a tree or shrub, a
weed or an exotic flower, or one of the common group of plants
known as "herbs." They come from all over the world, but many
effective herbal remedies grow right in most people's neighborhood.
There are many experts that believe the herbs best for you are the
ones that grow in your general neighborhood and bioregion.

Do Herbs work for medicines?

They have been human medicine for all of our history and are still the
main medicine for much of the world. Some are well researched and
proven effective, others have been around for hundreds of years and
stand on empirical evidence. Yes, herbs work. However, you must
have the right herb for the right situation, for the right body, at the
right time. Okay?

Are Herbs safe?

Most common herbs are as safe as food. However, many contain
potent chemical constituents that can harm if used carelessly, and
some of the most virulent of poisons come from plants. There is also
the fact that for every substance in the world, there is someone who is
allergic to it. So all herbs should be used with caution and respect.

What about Dosages?

This should be checked out for each herb in a reliable herb book. As a
rule of thumb, however, for acute illness, less herbs are used, and
they are taken frequently, as much as every couple of hours for a
limited amount of days. For chronic problems, often more complicated
formulas are used, and they are taken once or twice a day for a fairly
long period of time.
Dosage for children and pets: divide their weight by 150 lbs and

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that will equal the fraction of the adult dosage.
  weight of child or pet
  ---------------------- = fraction of adult dose.
    150 (adult weight)

There are a few simple rules to follow when working with herbs for
food, nutritional supplements, or medicinals:
     1. Always *know* that you can personally identify the herbs you
        are using. This is the only sure way to know they are safe for
        the intended preparation.
     2. If you are preparing an infusion or decoction, always use
        either glass of porcelain cookware and mixing bowls; never
        use metal containers.
     3. When preparing herbs for short or long-term storage, place
        the dried herbs in airtight glass containers and store in a cool
        place. Do not keep dried herbs refrigerated.
     4. Always follow the recommended dosages on your
        preparations and recipes. Over-use of herbals can defeat the
        purpose for which you are using them. Some of the most
        beneficial herbs can be toxic if they are over used.




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          METHODS OF PREPARATION
Flower Essences: A magical remedy, like the dew--flower essences
work on energetic and psychic levels. Pick flowers without touching
the petals with your hands--you can use the plant's own leaves. Some
people prefer crystal bowls for the solar infusion, and cut the flowers
with magical knives or crystals. The Solar Infusion, preserved with
brandy, gives a "Mother Tincture." Use four drops of Mother Tincture
or several Mother Tinctures, to make a treatment bottle, then fill bottle
most of the way with spring water, then preserve with brandy.
You can use flavored brandies if you like! You can ingest drops, apply
topically, bathe in it, or sprinkle it on your Senator's doorstep. Usually
flower essences are taken at least four times a day plus as needed to
deal with psychological and spiritual issues, often while reciting
affirmations focusing on the issue. Used in this way, they do help to
re-train the subconscious mind and communicate with the animal-self
or unihipili.
Tinctures
Herbal tinctures are concentrated liquid extracts of the medicinal
properties of herbs. Tinctures represent one of many different ways to
prepare and use herbs. The terms tincture and extract are often used
interchangeably. Technically these terms are an indication of strength
used by manufactures.
ALCOHOL TINCTURES
In most cases you should choose to make alcohol tinctures because
of its superior qualities. Alcohol will extract volatile oils and most
alkaloids from your herbs and will preserve your tinctures longer. Most
herb tinctures will maintain their potency for many years. A selection
of dried herbs in your medicine cabinet has a shelf life of
approximately one year. Alcohol also acts as a carrier for your herbs
causing them to be rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream when you
take them.
If you don't wish to consume alcohol it is possible to put the required
dosage into a cup of boiled water. The heat will cause the alcohol to
evaporate leaving the therapeutic qualities of the herb in the water.
For recovering alcoholics, liver problems, children or sensitivity to
alcohol it is possible to make your tinctures using vegetable glycerin
or raw vinegar. Both glycerin and vinegar tinctures will be less potent


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and have shorter shelf lives.
To make an alcohol tincture you will need the herb, 100 proof alcohol
and a labeled glass jar. An alcohol tincture is most often 50% alcohol
and 50% water. 100 proof vodka naturally contains the appropriate
ratios of water to alcohol. You can use gin, brandy or rum if you
prefer. Do not use isopropyl rubbing alcohol which is very toxic when
ingested!
Choose fresh plants for making your tinctures whenever possible.
Fresh plants may contain properties that are lost or altered when the
plant is dried. Dried herbs may be used when they are of good quality.
Do not harvest plants that have been exposed to pesticides,
herbicides, car emissions and other toxic substances.
Manually remove any dirt from your plants. Chop the plants up into
small pieces so that the alcohol will be able to contact a lot of surface.
Sometimes a blender is useful for the chopping hard roots. Use 100
proof vodka if you need liquid in the your blender to chop the herbs
effectively.
Place the chopped herbs in a glass jar and cover with alcohol plus
another inch of alcohol above the level of the herbs. Shake the
mixture well to expose all the surfaces to the alcohol. Label the jar
with the contents and the date.
If you make your tincture using dried herbs they may absorb a lot of
alcohol in the first couple days. If this happens simply add enough
alcohol to cover the herbs again. Shake your tincture everyday
throughout the next six weeks.
If necessary, you may begin to use your tincture after two weeks but
allow at least six weeks extraction time before straining. I often leave
my herbs in the alcohol much longer than six weeks and strain it only
when I've taken out enough tincture to expose some of the herbs to
air. It is convenient if you have small amber dropper bottles to put
your finished tinctures in so you can easily carry them with you and
measure dosages.
The method that was used to determine the amount of alcohol to use
in our tinctures is called the Simpler's Method.
GLYCERIN TINCTURES

Glycerin is very sweet and will dissolve mucilage, vitamins and
minerals. It will not dissolve the resinous or oily properties of herbs


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very well. Because glycerin is sweet it is an excellent choice for
children's remedies. Make glycerin tinctures in small amounts
because it will not last as long as an alcohol tincture, about 1 to 3
years. Be sure to use 100 % vegetable glycerin.
Follow the same basic instructions for making the alcohol tincture
substituting glycerin for alcohol. To make a glycerin tincture you can
cover your herbs with 100 % glycerin alone or combine 3/4 part
glycerin with 1/4 part water. Water also dissolves some properties of
herbs into solution so I recommend using it in your glycerin tinctures
when you are tincturing dried herbs.
VINEGAR TINCTURES
Vinegar primarily dissolves alkaloids. It does not draw all the
medicinal properties from your herbs. Use vinegar for people
sensitive to alcohol or for tonic herbs that you will be taking over long
periods of time. Vinegar tinctures have a short shelf life, 6 months to
a year if stored in a cool dark place.
Make your vinegar tincture in the same manner as you do using
alcohol. Make sure the herbs are completely submerged in the
vinegar. If you are using fresh herbs, spread them out in an airy place
to wilt them first. This
Infusion
Infusions are basically a herbal tea. You let the herb steep in hot or
cold water for a while, then either reheat and drink, or drink it cool.
You can use infusions in a bath, as a wash and for many other uses.
Method #1 – Hot – Infuse 1 heaped teaspoon of dry herbs with one
cup of boiling water. Steep for approx. 3-5 mins, and strain.
- Cold – put 1 heaped teaspoon of dry herbs in 1 cup of cold water
and soak for 8-10 hours, strain and slightly warm before drinking.
Method #2 – (Chinese method) If you are using oyster shell, dragon
bone or other minerals you have to add them to 6 cups of boiling
water, simmer for 30 mins. If you have no minerals, or after the
minerals have simmered for 30 mins, add your heavy roots and bark
and simmer for another 20-30 mins. Then add any lighter twigs, fruits
and leaves, simmer for another 10-15 mins. Finally remove from the
heat and add any leaves and flowers, cover and steep for 10-20 mins.
Strain, it’s ready to drink.
Method #3 – Steep 2 teaspoons of dry herbal mixture in 2 cups of
boiling water for 10-15 mins.


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Method #4 – Steep ½ oz – 1oz dried herbal mixture to 1 pint (600ml)
of water for 10-20 mins, then strain and drink.

Herbal Wine
Use a sweet red wine with an alcohol content of at least 12%. Cover
four ounces of herb with three cups of wine. Leave for a week before
straining.
Take four teaspoons one or two times daily. Herbal wine is best used
within a month.
Cream
A cream is a blend of oil, beeswax and water. You can make your
own, or purchase an unscented, water based cream. After adding herb
to purchased cream, simmer in the top of a double boiler for 30
minutes. Strain before it cools.
Melt two ounces beeswax in a double boiler. Add one cup olive or
other vegetable oil and blend. Add two ounces herb. For lighter
cream, add a little water, mixing well. Simmer 20 minutes, mixing
well. Add a drop of tincture of benzoin as a preservative. Strain
thorough a cloth in to sterilized jars
Decoction
A Decoction is used when a plant is not soluble in hot or cold water
but will be released by simmering. This is used for roots, heavy
wooden plants. Make sure you don’t use an aluminum saucepan, as
the metal will leech into the tea. Glass or ceramic is best.
Method #1 – Use 1teaspoon dried plant matter to 1 cup of water.
Simmer for 5-20 mins. 5 minutes for shredded plant, and 20 mins for
larger pieces. Strain while hot. Drink.
Method #2 – Use a handful of fresh herb, or 1 teaspoon of dried herb,
simmer for 30 mins in 1cup of water.
Method # 3 – Take 30g (1oz) dried herbal mixture and 500ml (16floz)
cold water in a pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10-15 mins.
Compress
Also called Fomentation. This is used when the herbs are too strong
to ingest, as the skin allows a smaller amount of the herb to be
absorbed slowly by the body.




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Method – Make a herbal infusion/decoction and soak a face cloth, or
cotton cloth in this. Squeeze out excess liquid, and apply to the
effected area.
Capsules
Capsules are used when the plant is unpalatable to take as a tea, or
for herbs which require small doses. You can purchase empty
capsules from most health food shops.
Method – Capsules come in 3 sizes, “0”, “00”, “000” being small,
medium (normal) and large. A medium capsule will hold approx ½
teaspoon of herb. Fill the capsule with powdered herb. 1 capsule is
equivalent to 1 cup of herbal tea.
Bolus
A bolus is a suppository made from adding powdered herbs to cocoa
butter to form a thick paste, which is then refrigerated. Once the bolus
is hardened, bring it to room temperature, and it is ready to use. The
cocoa butter will melt with the body heat releasing the herbs. You
might like to wear old underwear to prevent staining as the bolus
melts.
Extracts
These are made to treat ailments such as strained muscles, arthritis
or inflammation. It is similar to a tincture, but may be made using oil,
vinegar or alcohol.
Method – Place 4oz of dried herbs of 8oz of fresh herb into a jar. Add
1 pint of Vinegar, alcohol or Vegetable oil. Shake the jar twice a day
for 4 days for powdered herb, or 15 days for whole/chopped/sliced etc.
herbs. Vitamin E or wheatgerm oil can be added to oil based extracts
to help preserve them.
Ointments
Ointments are used when the active principles of the herb are needed
for longer periods of time, such as muscular aches.
Method #1 – Take 1 – 2 heaped tablespoons of herb and bring to the
boil in Vaseline, stir then strain. Use cold.
Method #2 – Melt ¼ cup each of beeswax and vegetable oil in a
double boiler until the wax is molten. Add a tablespoon of herbal
extract (in an oil base), herbal infused oil or essential oils. If you wish
to use herbs, use 1 tablespoon of dried herb, and strain through a
heated metal strainer.
Oils

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Oils are used when ointments or compresses are not practical. Always
store your oils in amber glass bottles to prevent sunlight from reacting
with the oils.
Method – Take 2 oz plant matter to 1 pint of oil. Leave this to stand
for 4 days. If you want this process to happen quickly, you can heat
the oil in a saucepan for 1 hour. A small amount of Vitamin E or
Wheatgerm oil can be added to help preserve the oil.
Poultice
A poultice is made from warm mashed herbs, which are applied
directly to the skin. Used for inflammation, bites, boils, abscesses etc.
You should apply oil to the area before applying the poultice.
Method #1 – Add hot water, apple cider vinegar, herbal tea, liniment
or tincture to the desired herbs, and mash them into a paste.
Method #2 – In a saucepan bring water to the boil, suspend a sieve
over the pan, and place into the sieve the fresh or dried herbs you will
be using. Steam, these for a few minutes. Spread the softened herbs
onto a cloth and apply to the affected area. Cover the compress with
a bandage and leave for 2 hours.
Salve
A salve is similar to an ointment
Method – Take dried or fresh herbs and cover with water. Bring to the
boil and then simmer for 30 mins. Strain and add to an equal amount
of vegetable oil. Simmer until the remaining water has evaporated
from the oil. Add enough beeswax to give the salve a thick
consistency (Remembering that it hardens as it cools) and pour into a
jar.
Syrup
Syrups are used for coughs, congestion, sore throats etc.
Method #1 – Take 2 oz herb and boil in 1 quart of water until it has
reduced to about 1 pint. While still warm ass 2 oz of honey and/or
glycerine..
Method #2 – Take 600ml (1 pint) boiling water and 900g (2 lb) of
sugar. Bring this to the boil. Take off the heat, stir in tincture (3 parts
syrup to 1 part tincture)




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Herbal Bath
A herbal bath is goof for fevers and stress related conditions. A foot
bath can be made for soaking tired sore feet, or for food conditions
such a tinea, athletes foot and corns.
Method – Steep 200g of dried herb in cold water for 12 hours. Heat
the infusion and then add it to your bath water. For a foot bath, steep
50g of herb with the method above, and add to a bucket of water.
Inhalation
Place 50g of dried herb in a bowl or in the sink. Pour a liter of boiling
water over the herbs. Cover your head with a towel and hang your
head over the bowl/sink to inhale the steam.
Ear drops
Slice garlic and place in a small amount of olive oil. Add a few
lavender flowers. Leave sit for 2 hours then strain. Warm 1 tsp of oil
by placing it over a cup of hot water. Put few drops into the ear and
plug with cotton wool.




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                   Useful Measurements

                                 Herbs

   Alcohol Tincture         4 oz herb        1 pint alcohol

   Decoction                4 oz herb        1 pint water

   Infusion                 4 oz herb        1 pint water

   Cup                      1 teas. dried
                                             1 cup water
   infusion/decoction       herb

                            4 teas. fresh
                                             1 cup water
                            herb

   Ointment                 2 teas herb      7 oz. base


Measurement Conversions
3 teaspoons (tsp) = 1 tablespoon (Tb)
2 cups = 1 pint
1 cup = 250ml
1 tb = 20ml
1tsp = 5ml
60 drops = 1 teaspoon (tsp)
2 tablespoons (Tb) = 1 fluid ounce (fl oz)
4 fl oz = 1 Gill
2 Gills = 1 cup
1 dram = 1/8 fl oz (1/2 tsp + 1/8 tsp)
4 drams = 1/2 fl oz (1 tb)
Double handful = approx 1 1/2 cups
Handful = approx 2/3 cup
Fist full = Approx 1/3 cup
Palm full = approx 1/4 cup

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3 Fingers = 3 1/2 tsp
2 fingers = 1 tsp
pinch = 1/8 tsp
Liquid
1 fl oz = approx 30ml
2 fl oz = approx 60ml
4 fl oz = approx 125 ml
8 fl oz = approx 285ml
1 pint = approx 570ml
Dry
1 oz = approx 28g
2 oz = approx 57g
4oz = approx 113g
8oz = approx 229g
1 pound (lb) = approx 454g




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                          DOSAGES
Dosages for herbal tinctures are best determined individually based
upon the power of the herb & the reason for its use. A couple of good
reference books is the most reliable way of choosing the correct dose.
The dosage is dependent upon the illness you are treating and the
power of the herbs you are using. For most purposes, herbalist use
gentle herbs that can be safely used in large dosages. Commercial
tinctures are labeled with the recommended dosage, usually 10-30
drops three times per day. Sometimes ten to thirty drops of tincture is
sufficient for a therapeutic dose, other times you may need a
teaspoon every hour.
Dosages for children are not provided in most herbals. To determine
the correct dose you need to consider the size of the child, the
ailment, the power of the herb you intend to use, and the adult
dosage.
Young's Rule for determining dosage uses the child's age divided by
twelve plus the age. The dosage for a 4 year old:
4/12+4 = 4/16 = 1/4 of the adult dose.
Clark's Rule for determining dosages divides the weight of the
child by 150 to give the approximate fraction of the adult dose.
Dosage for a 40 lb. child: . 40 /150 = .26 or approx. 1/4 the adult
dose.




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         Top-10 Best Researched Herbs
Garlic
"If we were to design a drug that had perfect properties according to
what we know about heart disease and associated risk factors, we
couldn't improve on garlic," says Amanda McQuade-Crawford,
herbalist and director of the Ojai Center of Phytotherapy in Ojai, Calif.
Regular use of garlic is associated with the prevention of
cardiovascular disease, she explains. Garlic raises protective HDLs
(high-density lipoproteins), while it lowers harmful LDLs (low-density
lipoproteins) and triglycerides (blood fats). Garlic is also known to help
lower high blood pressure, she says. Garlic aids in cancer prevention
by raising the body's level of glutathione transferase, a liver enzyme
known to detoxify the body of carcinogens, says McQuade-Crawford.
In China, researchers found gastric cancer was reduced where garlic
intake was high. Other researchers have noted improved
helper/suppressor ratios of T-cells in AIDS patients who take garlic.
Proven to work against various micro-organisms including bacteria
resistant to antibiotics, garlic is known to be anti fungal and antiviral,
she adds.
Hawthorn
The berries of this flowering shrub are best used for the heart, says
McQuade-Crawford. Hawthorn aids the heart's pumping action by
opening the coronary arteries to nourish the heart muscle. The herb
can also slow a rapid heart rate and strengthen a failing heart.
Hawthorn usually lowers high blood pressure, especially a raised
diastolic high blood pressure, and it benefits low blood pressure due to
weak heart muscles with arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm).
"Hawthorn takes a long time to do its best -- six months or longer. In
the style of a true herbal tonic, it can be taken safely and effectively
over time for its best effects," notes McQuade-Crawford.
Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba extract from the ginkgo tree has been shown to benefit
visual function by improving micro circulation to the eyes especially
among patients suffering from senile macular degeneration, a
common condition thought to involve free radical damage, says
Steven Schechter, N.D., author of Fighting Radiation & Chemical
Pollutants With Foods, Herbs &Vitamins (Vitality, Ink).


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More than 280 scientific studies indicate standardized ginkgo extract
prevents and/or benefits ailments such as vertigo, tinnitus, inner ear
disturbances, memory impairment, ability to concentrate, anxiety,
depression, neurological disorders, senility, circulatory disorders,
edema and Raynaud's disease (a vascular disorder). Ginkgo extract
improves the quality and increases the quantity of capillary circulation,
thus increasing blood flow to the brain, heart and tissues in organs
and glands, Schechter says. In addition, he notes, the flavonoids in
ginkgo are potent free radical scavengers.
Ephedra
Also known in Chinese as ma huang, ephedra may be the world's
oldest herb cultivated for medicinal purposes, dating back nearly
5,000 years, says McQuade-Crawford. It's commonly used in cold
formulas as a decongestant.
"Ephedra is a great bronchial dilator," McQuade-Crawford says. It
helps asthma sufferers by opening the sinus passages and has an
antihistamine effect which aids chronic and acute allergies. Ephedra
also acts as a circulatory stimulant to blood pressure and heart
function; it elevates blood pressure. Ephedra's main constituent is
ephedrine, which increases adrenaline secretion in our bodies. The
boost you get from ephedra stimulates certain glands, muscles and
tissue functions, while it suppresses others.
"In the long term, ephedra's adrenaline overdrive can lead to chronic
stress and even to degenerative disease," warns McQuade-Crawford.
She notes this is important for people using ephedra for dietary weight
loss or "pep pill" purposes because the effects of ephedra linger in the
body long after the herb is gone. "Ephedra shouldn't be used with
drugs for the heart or for the lungs and never with antidepressant
drugs. It's not for use with the weak or the ill and when used long
term, dosages should be conservative," McQuade-Crawford cautions.
Licorice
Licorice has been most recently researched as an antiviral and in the
treatment of gastrointestinal ulceration, explains McQuade-Crawford.
Its soothing, anti-inflammatory and relaxing actions help smooth
muscles in the gastrointestinal tract on contact. "Licorice gets into a
painful, contracted, tight digestive tract and coats the raw places,
relaxes the clenched-up muscles and acts as a local anti-
inflammatory," she says. Licorice also increases bile secretion.
Licorice is indicated for any gastrointestinal ulcers, including mouth
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soothing decongestant. It's also indicated in small amounts to reduce
sugar cravings.
The Chinese often use licorice to improve the taste and the effects of
other herbs in complex formulas. Japanese research has shown
licorice to decrease high testosterone levels in women with ovarian
cysts and to increase their fertility. Large amounts of licorice or long-
term use raises blood pressure in some people.
Bilberry
A strong antioxidant, bilberry benefits your circulatory system, eyes,
heart and brain, and helps generate overall good health, says
Schechter. Bilberry fruit contains a type of flavonoid called
anthocyanosides, which are responsible for increasing flexibility of
capillaries and increasing blood flow.
Research shows that standardized extract of bilberry can enlarge
range of vision and improve sharpness of images, enhance ability to
focus, and improve blurred vision, eyestrain and nearsightedness.
Bilberry extract also helps strengthen coronary arteries and helps
prevent atherosclerosis and venous insufficiency, which causes
swollen ankles and feet. "Since adding bilberry to my own health
program, I've noticed my muscles seem to recover slightly faster, I
experience less muscular pain and my vision has improved from
20/100 to approximately 20/50," says Schechter.
Echinacea
Decades of research prove echinacea's value for aiding the immune
system, Schechter explains. Studies have determined echinacea's
ability to activate white blood cells and stimulate the regeneration of
the cellular connective tissue and the epidermis. Schechter notes that
echinacea's infection-fighting properties stem from its ability to
neutralize a harmful enzyme involved in the infection process.
Echinacea also increases two vital components of your immune
system that consume and eliminate invading organisms and foreign
particles.
German studies have shown echinacea extract contains proteins that
help protect noninfected cells against viral infections, one reason why
echinacea is regarded as an influenza preventer. Another German
study found echinacea effective in allergy treatment because it helps
prevent tissue inflammation due to harmful foreign toxins.
Milk Thistle


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"I consider standardized milk thistle seed extract the most beneficial
herbal product for liver detoxification, regeneration and protection,
and, in general, one of the most universally necessary herbal products
for the 1990s," says Schechter. He notes that the stress of toxins from
chemical pollutants, pharmaceuticals, alcohol, tobacco smoke, drugs
and different forms of radiation have cumulative side effects that
need to be addressed.
More than 120 scientific studies have shown that milk thistle extract
regenerates, regulates and strengthens liver functions. Because free
radicals attack the liver, primarily the fat tissue in the liver, the
antioxidant qualities of milk thistle are extremely beneficial. Milk
thistle stimulates your body to produce superoxide dismutase, which
is one of two primary antioxidants the body can manufacture.
Astragalus
Astragalus has been used as an immunity booster in China for nearly
4,000 years, according to Rob McCaleb, founder of the Herb
Research Foundation in Boulder, Colo. Astragalus extracts can
increase immune system efficiency by increasing immune activity.
One study found that astragalus extracts could increase the impaired
immune function of blood cells up to and sometimes beyond normal
cell ability.
According to Planetary Herbology (Lotus Press) by Michael Tierra,
N.D., astragalus helps strengthen digestion, raise metabolism,
strengthen the immune system and promote wound healing. It can
also treat chronic weakness of the lungs, shortness of breath, low
energy, prolapse of internal organs, spontaneous sweating, chronic
lesions and deficiency edema.
Ginseng
Ginseng is one of the most widely studied herbs, having been the
subject of more than 3,000 scientific studies to investigate how
ginseng helps improve a person's physical and/or mental
performance, notes McCaleb. Studies have shown ginseng helps
increase memory and learning by improving circulation. It's also been
shown to reduce cholesterol and protect the liver from toxins.
Ginseng, according to Tierra, is known to strengthen the lungs,
nourish body fluids and calm the spirit. It may be used for shock,
collapse and heart weakness, as well as for promoting longevity and
increasing resistance to disease.
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reverted to normal cells in a Petri dish culture when treated with
Panax ginseng extract. Siberian ginseng has also been shown to
stimulate the immune system.




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                Glossary & Definitions
Abortificant causes induced or spontaneous abortion
Alterative helps to restore normal health, cleanses and purifies the
blood, gradually restores normal bodily functions
Analgesic relieves pain
Anaphrodisiac reduces the sexual appetites
Anthelmintic helps kill and get rid of parasites in the body
Antibacterial destroys or stops the growth of bacteria
Antibiotic destroys or stops the growth of microorganisms in the body
Anti fungal destroys or stops the growth of fungi, such as athlete's
foot
Anti-inflammatory reduces or counteracts inflammations
Antioxidant inhibits or prevents oxidation
Antispasmodic relieves voluntary and involuntary muscle spasms
Antitussive prevents or eliminates coughing
Antiviral inhibits or eliminates a virus
Aphrodisiac creates or enhances sexual arousal
Aromatherapy relies on the aroma of healing plants to stimulate
healing, relaxation, mood alteration, and overall well-being
Asthenia loss of or lack of strength, usually affecting the muscular
system
Astringent firms organs and tissues as well as reduces excretions
Bolus an herbal suppository inserted in the vagina or rectum
Calmative soothing action on the body's systems
Carcinogenic causes cancer
Cardiac about or relating to the heart
Carminative relieves intestinal gas and accompanying annoyances
Catarrh inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose and
breathing passages, sometimes chronically
Cathartic strong laxative that acts fast
Cholagogue increases the flow of bile from the gall bladder
Choleretic stimulates the liver to produce more bile
Cirrhosis loss of tissue function of an organ, usually the liver
Cystitis inflammation and irritation of the urinary bladder
Decoction an extract made by putting the parts of a healing plant into
water and bringing it to a boil, then cooled and strained for medicinal
use
Demulcent protects and soothes internal mucous membranes
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Detoxicant eliminates toxins
Diaphoretic increases perspiration
Diuretic eliminates excess fluids and aids the kidneys and bladder
Emetic induces vomiting
Emollient protects and soothes the skin
Enteritis irritation and inflammation of the small intestine
Essential oil plant oils, usually highly scented, extracted from healing
plants for healing applications
Expectorant aids discharge of phlegm and mucous from the lungs
and throat
Extract withdrawing the desired constituents from a plant through
physical and/or chemical means
Fast to abstain from all or most foods for a specific period
Febrifuge reduces fevers
Fomentation a hot compress made by soaking a cloth in a decoction
or infusion, then applying externally
Gastroenteritis inflammation and irritation of the stomach and
intestines
Hemostatic stops the flow of blood
Hepatic having to do with the liver
Herbalism the practice of identifying and using plants that have
medicinal qualities
Homeopathy a system of medicine that stresses the administration of
minute doses that would produce symptoms of the disease in healthy
persons; it is based on the system belief that "like cures like"
Hypertensive raises the blood pressure, or deals with high blood
pressure
Hypotensive lowers the blood pressure, or deals with low blood
pressure
Hypnotic relaxant and sedative that induces sleep
Infusion medicinal made by pouring boiling water over an herb, or
adding an herb to boiling water, similar to a tea
Inhalant a remedy breathed through the nose or mouth
Irritant something that causes irritation or inflammation
Jaundice yellowing of the skin caused by bile pigments in the tissues
Laxative aids in promoting bowel movements
Lesion a wound or inflammation, internal or external
Liniment a liquid or thin paste used externally as a pain reliever or
counterirritant
Naturopathy medical treatment based on using natural plants and
agents as well as natural healing methods to cause a cure or
prevention

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Nephritis inflammation and irritation of the kidneys
Nervine strengthens and normalizes the nervous system
Ointment a solid form of medication applied to the skin
Opthalmic soothes and heals the eyes
Photosensitive a heightened sensitivity to light or direct sun
Poultice a plaster applied externally, usually hot
Prophylactic aids in warding off diseases
Purgative induces the evacuation of the intestines
Renal having to do with the kidneys
Salve the same as an ointment
Sclerosis hardening of tissue due to inflammation
Sedative calms by lowering the activity of an organ or body part
Stimulant increases internal body heat, strengthens metabolism and
body circulation
Tea a dried herb steeped in hot water for drinking
Thrombosis a blood clot that partially or completely blocks a blood
vessel
Tincture a medication derived from the medicinal agents in herbs
being dissolved into alcohol
Tinnitus persistent ringing sound in the ear
Tonic stimulates the overall body systems
Toxins poisons
Ulcer a slow-healing wound, either internal or external
Vaginitis irritation, inflammation, or infection of the vagina
Vasodilator relaxes the blood vessels




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     AromaTherapy
    What Is AromaTherapy?
The Therapy That Makes Scents
   50 Uses For Essential Oils
        Essential Oil List
 Measurements & Equivalents
            Carrier Oils
             Oil Safety
      Oil To Symptom List
      Symptom To Oil List
         Bay & Benzoin
             Tea Tree
 AromaTherapy For Depression
     Candle Making Basics
    Perfume Making Basics
   Essential Oils & Massage
      Incense Making Tips
        Making Potpourri
  Making Bath & Massage Oils
    Making Flower Essences
     Profiling Essential Oils


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What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy, sometimes also referred to as aromatic or scent
medicine, is the art of healing the body using naturally distilled
essences from different parts of plant to improve and enhance your
everyday emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. These
essences are known as essential oils.

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What are essential oils?

These oils are the concentrated essences of the aromatic plant. They
can be used as an analgesic (to alleviate pain), an anti-inflammatory
(to reduce swelling), an anti-bacterial, an anti-fungal, an anti-viral (to
prevent infections). Since scent stimulates the part of the brain that
effects your emotions, essential oils can also sooth and calm....or
energize and arouse. These essential oils are highly concentrated and
are measured in drops. They should be housed in dark colored air
tight bottles in a cool area, out of direct light. Unless noted, they
should not be applied directly to the skin, but instead placed in a
carrier oil such as almond oil, so as to avoid irritation.
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How does aromatherapy work?

Our sense of smell is about 10,000 times stronger than our sense of
taste, but it is truly under appreciated. The olfactory system of your
brain has a memory of scents and the longest recall of all the senses.
Just think... does the smell of baking bread bring back vivid memories
of visits with a relative in your childhood.. ever catch a whiff of the
cologne/perfume of an old lover? Memories that are attached to sent
are stronger!!!!
Scent also stimulates the limbic system of the brain which responds
by releasing neuro-chemicals. Such as Seratonin and Endorphins.
These chemicals calm us.. arouse us... alleviate discomfort.




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       The Therapy That Makes Scents
by Corinne Friedman

The pure essences distilled from aromatic plants have been prized for
their health-giving qualities for thousands of years. Using the
beneficial properties of oils, you can treat common ailments, promote
good health and emotional well-being, and enhance every aspect of
your life. These potent, volatile essences are nature's gift to mind,
body, and spirit.
Essential oils can evoke smell imagery; sometimes the smell of a
certain aroma can instantly bring back memories of a childhood
scene. Some scents can make us feel relaxed while others can make
us feel energized and alive--this is the power of aroma.
For centuries it has been common knowledge that scents produce
mental and physical responses. Using plant, flower, and spice
essences for beauty treatments (and to help with physical ailments) is
common and has been practiced since ancient times.
Today, aromatherapy is moving out of the "health alternatives" and
into the mainstream, such as in the workplace (to improve
productivity, especially in the afternoon, when companies release
lemon or peppermint through vent ducts - a great "pick-me-up"!).
Airlines and hotels are also looking at aromatherapy as a jet-lag cure.
Some believe that essential oils contain the vital force of plants,
hormones, vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and the consciousness of the
plant. They provide a therapeutic effect by elevating or suppressing
action within the body. The oils enhance brain wave functions and
improve psychic and spiritual awareness, working directly with the
sensory motor system, and thus bringing balance to the body.
The chemical components of the oils, after analysis, show that they
have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-parasitic qualities.
Many of the oils also support the function of the immune system by
acting as an antiseptic and healing agent. Additionally, some oils can
affect the hormonal system, while others can stimulate an opening to
emotional blocks.
I have witnessed the profound effects of essential oils, creating
mental, emotional, and physical shifts. People report feeling more
joyful, happier, and uplifted. I like applying lemon grass on the pulse
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expression. In addition, rubbing lavender on the feet aids in relaxation
and promotes balance.
Essential oils have a tremendous affect on our bodies, and will
continue to play a major role in our health preservation during these
times of increasing disease and stress.




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             50 Uses for Essential Oils
1. For good smelling towels, sheets, clothes, etc. place a few drops of
your favorite essential oil onto a small piece of terry cloth and toss
into the clothes dryer while drying. Add 5 drops essential oil to 1/4 cup
fabric
softener or water and place in the center cup of the washer.
2. Potpourri which has lost its scent can be revived by adding a few
drops of essential oil.
3. Add a few drops of oil to water in a spray bottle and use as an air
freshener.
4. Add a few drops essential oil to a pan of water and simmer on
stove or in a potpourri pot.
5. To enjoy a scented candle, place a drop or two into the hot melted
wax as the candle bums.
6. To dispel household cooking odors, add a few drops of Clove oil to
a simmering pan.
7. For tired aching muscles or arthritis aches, mix 1 part Cinnamon,
Sage and Basil oil to 4 parts Sweet Almond or other vegetable oil and
use as a massage oil.
8. Ease headache pain by rubbing a drop of Rosemary or Lavender oil
onto the back of your neck.
9. To blend your own massage oil, add 3-5 drops of your favorite
essential oil to 1 oz. Sweet Almond or other skin- nourishing
vegetable oil.
10. Add 10 drops of essential oil to a box of cornstarch or baking
soda, mix very well, let set for a day or two and then sprinkle over the
carpets on your home. Let set for an hour or more, then vacuum.
11. To make a natural flea collar, saturate a short piece of cord or
soften rope with Pennyroyal or Tea Tree oil, roll up in a handkerchief
and tie loosely around the animal's neck.
12. Shoes can be freshened by either dropping a few drops of
Geranium essential oil directly into the shoes or by placing a cotton
ball dabbed with a few drops of Lemon oil into the shoes. Athlete's
foot? Tea Tree is great!
13. Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball and
place it in your vacuum cleaner bag. Lemon and Pine are nice. Rose
Geranium helps with pet odors.
14. To fragrance your kitchen cabinets and drawers, place a good
scent dabbed on a cotton ball into an inconspicuous comer.
15. Are mice a problem? Place several drops of Peppermint oil on a
cotton ball and place at problem locations.

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16. The bathroom is easily scented by placing oil-scented cotton balls
in inconspicuous places, or sprinkle oils directly onto silk or dried
flower arrangements or wreaths.
17. Apply true Lavender oil or Tea Tree oil directly to cuts, scrapes or
scratches. 1 or 2 drops will promote healing.
18. Homemade soaps are pleasant and offer therapeutic effects when
scented with essential oils. Use soaps which contain pure essential
oils.
19. Homemade sachets are more fragrant when essential oils are
blended with the flowers and herbs.
20. An essential oil dropped onto a radiator scent ring or light bulb will
not only fill the room with a wonderful fragrance, but will also set a
mood such as calming or uplifting. (Don't put essential oil in the
socket.)
21. A few drops of your favorite oil or blend in the rinse water of your
hand washables makes for pleasant results.
22. Anise oil has been used by fishermen for years. Use a drop or two
on the fingertips before baiting up. Anise covers up the human scent
that scares the fish away.
23. Essential oils or blends make wonderful perfumes. Create your
own personal essence! Add 25 drops to 1 oz of perfume alcohol and
allow to age for two weeks before using.
24. To dispel mosquitoes and other picnic pests, drop a few drops of
Citronella oil on the melted wax of a candle or place a few drops on
the Bar-B-Q hot coals.
25. 1 drop of Lemon essential oil applied directly to a wart is an
effective means of elimination. Apply the essential oil daily until the
wart is gone.
26. Rosemary promotes alertness and stimulates memory. Inhale
occasionally during long car trips and while reading or studying.
27. Selling your home? Fragrance sells! Fill the kitchen area with the
aroma of spices such as Clove, Cinnamon and Vanilla. Simmer a few
drops of the essential oil of Cinnamon, Nutmeg and other spices.
Geranium oil sprinkled throughout the home creates a warm, cheerful
and inviting mood. Add Cinnamon oil to furniture polish and wipe
down the wood.
28. Add essential oils to paper mache. The result is the creation of a
lovely aromatic piece of art.
29. Infuse bookmarks and stationery with essential oils. Place drops of
oil on paper and put them in a plastic bag. Seal it and leave overnight
to infuse the aroma. Send only good news in perfumed letters.
30. Nock pillows, padded and decorative hangers make more
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them before giving.
31. Overindulge last night? Essential oils of Juniper, Cedarwood,
Grapefruit, Lavender, Carrot, Fennel, Rosemary and Lemon help
soften the effects of a hangover. Make your own blend of these oils
and use a total of 6-8 drops in a bath.
32. Essential oils of Vetivert, Cypress, Cedarwood, Frankincense and
Myrrh all make wonderful firewood oil. Drop approximately 2-3 drops
of oil or blend of your choice on a dried log and allow time for the oil
to soak in
before putting the log on the fire.
33. Flies and moths dislike Lavender oil. Sprinkle it on the outside of
your window frames.
34. Place 1 or 2 drops of sleep enhancing oils such as Chamomile,
Lavender or Neroli on your pillow before retiring for restful sleep.
35. When moving into a new home, first use a water spray containing
your favorite essential oils and change the odorous environment to
your own. Do this for several days until it begins to feel like your
space.
36. Ideal scents for the bedroom are Roman Chamomile, Geranium,
Lavender or Lemon.
37. One drop of Lemon essential oil on a soft cloth will polish copper
with a gentle buffing.
38. When washing out the fridge, freezer or oven, add 1 drop of
Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Tangerine or Orange essential
oil to the final rinse water.
39. For bums or scalds, drop Tea Tree oil directly on the effected
area.
40. Place 1 drop of Peppermint oil in 1/2 glass of water, sip slowly to
aid digestion and relieve upset stomach.
41. Use 1 drop of Chamomile oil on a washcloth wrapped ice cube to
relieve teething pain in children.
42. Six to eight drops of Eucalyptus oil in the bath cools the body in
summer and protects in winter.
43. Add 1 drop Geranium oil to your facial moisturizer to bring out a
radiant glow in your skin.
44. Place 1 or 2 drops of Rosemary on your hair brush before
brushing to promote growth and thickness.
45. When the flu is going around add a few drops of Thyme to your
diffuser or simmer in a pan on the stove.
46. To bring fever down, sponge the body with cool water to which 1
drop each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender oils have been
added.
47. The blend of Lavender and Grapefruit oil is good for the office.

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Lavender creates a calm tranquil atmosphere while Grapefruit
stimulates the senses and clears up stale air.
48. A blend of Geranium, Lavender and Bergamot alleviates anxiety
and depression. Use in a room diffuser or 6-8 drops of this blend in
the bath.
49. A wonderful massage blend for babies is 1 drop Roman
Chamomile, 1 drop Lavender, 1 drop Geranium diluted in 2
Tablespoons Sweet Almond oil.
50.1 drop Peppermint oil diluted in 1 teaspoon vegetable oil rubbed
   on the back of the neck helps to relieve headaches




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                    The Essential Oils

Basil (P, SS)
Eases mental fatigue, stimulates poor memory and enhances
alterness.... beneficial as a digestive aid.... relieves headache pain

 Bergamot (SS, S)
Great for nervous/depressed emotions.... antiseptic for skin
conditions... regulates appetite...assists convalescence

Cedar, Himalayan (P, SS)
A very calming oil...eases bronchitis and respiratory
ailments...combats cellulite

Chamomile, Roman
Aids skin conditions... eases migraines...relieves
insomnia..soothing..anti-inflammatory use as a compress for ear-
aches

Clary Sage (P)
Avoid if epileptic avoid alcohol, it may exaggerate the effects
Produces vivid dreams ...eases migraines balances female
hormones....eases menstrual discomfort /PMS/ menopause... retards
excessive perspiration

Eucalyptus (P)
Stimulating...anti-viral.. eases respiratory ailments...soothes sore
muscles and sunburn pain... anti-bacterial properties inhibit spread of
infection when used in a diffuser

 Frankincense
Meditative.. tightens and tones skin... anti-aging.. stimulates cell
regeneration... sooths and calms nerves... treats urinary tract
infection.. anti-bacterial

Geranium, Rose
Regenerates and rejuvenates skin cells and tissue.. anti-
cellulite....eases stress.. balances hormone problems during
menopause..relieves PMS

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Ginger (SS)
Relief from arthritis pain, sprains, muscle aches and pains... keeps
sport muscles supple... eases motion sickness, hangovers, jet lag...
sexual tonic

Grapefruit (S)
Reduces cellulite & water retention ... helps obesity.... relieves hot
flashes and PMS ...antidepressant

Jasmine Absolute (P)
Aphrodisiac.. long-lasting scent.. elevates spirits.. decreases
depression/nervous tension.. strengthens male reproductive system ...
aids impotency... physically/ emotionally relaxing

Lavender
treats insomnia... anti-bacterial for skin rashes and burns.. eases pain
of insect bites and stings... relieves headaches and migraines..
calming .. mild enough for children

Lemon (S)
refreshing stimulant.. astringent and anti-septic.. tonic to the lymphatic
and digestive systems... conditions skin and nails... anti-aging agent

Lemongrass (SS)
energizes... great for exhaustion.. beneficial in treating digestion and
stomach gas.. good for stimulating, deodorizing foot baths .. insect
repellent

Neroli
anti-anxiety.. antidepressant... gentle sedative for insomnia... eases
palpitations ...hypnotic/ euphoric.. smooths skin, stretch marks and
scar tissue.. anti wrinkle... anti-spasmodic

Orange (SS, S)
mild sedative for anxiety and depression... plumps up aging and dry
skin.. calming to overcome sadness...




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Patchouli
sensual rejuvenator.. prevents wrinkles and chapped skin .. anti-
aging..curbs
appetite ..anti-bacterial

Peppermint (P, SS)
do not use before bedtime very awakening and stimulating... treats
nausea and indigestion ... eases travel sickness

Rose Absolute
heart warming aphrodisiac... relieves sexual debilities..
frigidity/impotency.. treats anorexia.. elevating to the mind..
confidence improving.. creates a sense of peaceful well-being

Rosemary
increases sensitivity...increases creativity.. lifts exhaustion... awakens
your heart

Sandalwood
aphrodisiac... aids awareness and meditation... peaceful and inspiring

Tea tree (SS)
strengthens the immune system... powerful anti-viral.. anti-bacterial..
anti-fungal

Vetiver
good for stress and nervous tension... calming and balancing... treats
dry, mature, irritated skin... aids in rheumatism.. circulation tonic

Ylang Ylang (SS)
most euphoric aphrodisiac..sexual energy .. relaxes body, mind and
spirit...
anti-depressant... relieves palpitations and anxiety Key to symbols: *
P - avoid during pregnancy


* S - may irritate sun-exposed skin
* SS - may irritate sensitive skin




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        Oil Measurements & Equivalents
3 teaspoons (tsp) = 1 tablespoon (TBSP)
2 tablespoons (TBSP) = 1 ounce (oz)
6 teaspoons (tsp) = 1 ounce (oz)
10 milliliter   (ml)   =   1/3 oz.
15 milliliter   (ml)   =   1/2 oz.
30 milliliter   (ml)   =   1 oz.
10 milliliter   (ml)   =   approximately 300 drops

Generally 2 drops of Essential Oil should be used per Tsp of Carrier
Oil (but follow individual recipes if available.

Generally it takes from 1 to 2 oz of carrier oil for a full body massage.

Generally you can use any kind of natural carrier oil except mineral
oil. There are lots to choose from and each has their own properties.

For most applications, I prefer our own Massage Base. It's a
combination of Sweet Almond, Grapeseed and Jojoba oils.




                             Essential Oil Conversions

   Milliliters             Oz         Tsp     TBSP       Dram    Drops

   3                       .1014      .6086   .20        .81     60

                           1/4 or .
   7.39                               1.499   .49        2       150
                           25

   10                      .3381      2.02    .67        2.705   200

                           1/5 or .
   14.78                              2.99    1          4       300
                           50




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                      Dilution Percentages


Base Oil       Base                    Dilutio
                          Drops
mil.           Oil oz.                 n


30             1.01       20           3%

30             1.01       15           2.5%


30             1.01       7            1%


                      General Conversion

Liquid
               ml         Dram         Drop
Ounce

1/4            7.39       1.99

1/2            14.78      3.99

1              29.57      7.99

                               Vials

                          1/2 or .
1/16                                   22.49
                          50

1/8                       1            44.99

1/4                       2            89.99




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          The Carrier Oils ("Base Oils")

Carrier Oils may be applied directly on the skin, and/or essential oils
may be added for use as body, bath or massage oils. As most holistic
aroma therapy treatments involve massage, it is important that
Carrier Oils are pure, unadulterated and naturally extracted.

Vegetable oils are the most familiar carrier oils used in aroma therapy
as they have many interesting properties & benefits. Store away from
heat & strong light sources. (May be refrigerated to extend shelf life).
External use only.
Sweet Almond ~ Prunus dulcis ~ amygdalus var. dulcis
The earliest use of almond oil dates back to the Romans who used it
extensively in skincare preparations. Sweet Almond is a well
tolerated, light, non intrusive base oil for massage with a faint or no
fragrance.
    •   Protects, nourishes & pampers the skin.
    •   Ideal for chapped or irritated skin.
    •   Has excellent penetrating properties.
    •   Beneficial regardless of skin type or age.
    •   Particularly good for dry, sensitive skin.
Apricot Kernel ~ Prunus armeniaca
A wonderful light texture making it very easily absorbed by the skin.
Especially suitable for facial massage blends. Good for the treatment
of mature, dry, sensitive or inflamed skins.
Avocado Oil (Refined) ~ Persea americana
Contains 64% oleic, 19% palmitic, 14% linoleic, 3% palmitoleic & 1%
linolenic acids. Contains also vitamins A, B1-B2, D, E. Reputed to be
rapidly absorbed into the skin, although in practice this depends on
the skin type. Used in nourishing products for dry and dehydrated
skin. Can be very useful on people with highly absorbent skin.
Calophyllum ~ Organic not certified
Botanical Name: Calophyllum inophyllum
Country of Origin: Madagascar
Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed
Plant part used: the fruits/seeds (berries) from the shrub Calophyllum,
also known as Tamanu Oil, is thick, viscous and dark grey-green to
black in color.


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History:
A traditional medicine in the South Pacific where it is used for its
analgesic and anti inflammatory properties. The fruits are expressed
to yield a pasty mass rich in triacylglycerols. The paste itself is used in
several countries as a healing and analgesic agent in the treatment of
burns. Therapeutic properties ~ external uses only:
* may be helpful with various problem of the hair & scalp.
* excema and psoriasis
* maybe be effective for shingles (especially when used with
Ravansara)
* claimed to have anti inflammatory and pain relieving properties,
which may be helpful in cases of sciatica and rheumatism.
Caution:
Use with caution on sensitive skin as it may be an irritant. Use as a
base oil or as an 10% additive to your blends. (as it is a rubefacient)
Ref:
Carrier Oil for Aromatherapy & Massage by Len Price
Camelina sativa - Gold of Pleasure
Refined, cold pressed, is a clear, bright yellow oil with a light pleasant
odor. Camelina Oil, also called "Gold of Pleasure Oil," is obtained
from the seed of the cruciferous annual plant Camelina sativa. The
plant is also called "false flax" as it was often found growing wild in
the flax fields. It is particularly valuable as a rich source of
polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA's).
Camelina Oil is a remarkable oil, as it has a high content of PUFA's of
both the omega-6 & omega-3 families. As a matter of fact it is one of
the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids with a 40% alpha-linolenic
acids, eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acid.
The essential fatty acids have a very clear effect on the skin & act as
"anti-aging" agents, by enhancing the barrier function of the
epidermis, reducing the trans-epidermal water loss and improving
elasticity of the skin.
Camelina Oil can be used as an emollient to soften the skin, protect it
against the influences of the weather & improve elasticity.
Evening Primrose ~ Oenothera biennis
Method - Cold Pressed
Plant part - seeds Evening Primrose is a tall, spiky plant that would
burst into bloom only in the early evening and would soon die, which
is where it gets its name. This would lead to the formation of pods


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containing tiny seeds (similar in size to mustard seed) from which the
oil is obtained. Â It can grow almost anywhere.
 North American Indian medicine men were the first to recognize its
potential as a healing agent and used to brew the seed pods to make
an infusion for healing wounds. This oil is highly unsaturated,
however, rich in fatty acids. Especially, high levels of gamma-linoleic
acid (GLA), a substance much like the body's own chemical
metabolism regulator.
Fatty Acid Composition:
Palmitic .....................................6.2%
Stearic .........................................1.8%
Oleic ...........................................6.7%
Linoleic .......................................73.8%
Gamma Linolenic ................................10.2%
Other Fatty Acids ...............................1.3% Usage:
Evening Primrose has been found to be effective for the treatment of:
* useful for dry scaly skin,
* dandruff conditions,
* helpful for eczema,
* beneficial for those with psoriasis,
* dry or prematurely aged skin,
* PMS
* rheumatoid arthritis.
* accelerates wound healing
It is very fine & readily absorbed into the superficial layers of the skin.
Use in a 10% dilution with another carrier oil. Also, an excellent
massage oil, mixed with lavender for treating anxious children.
Recommend to refrigerate to extend shelf life.
Fractionated Coconut Oil
A favorite of massage therapists. Can be used as 100% of the blend.
For a richer blend, mix with jojoba or almond. Absorbs readily into the
skin. Ideal for facial massage due to its non greasy nature. Mixed with
essential oils for treating bed sores and other ulcers have achieved
encouraging results.
Fractionated Coconut is chemically clean & contains few
contaminants likely to interfere with healing. Is odorless & does not go
rancid making it suitable for blending essential oils for bath, skin &
massage products. Long shelf life.
Grapeseed Oil ~ Vitus vinifera


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Has a very fine texture & quickly penetrates the skin. It possesses no
odor & is used in massage oil blends & facials oils.
Hazelnut - Corylus avellana
Hazelnut oil is made from the kernel. It is rich in vitamins, minerals &
proteins. Easily absorbed, it lubricates & nourishes all types of skin. It
tones & tightens the skin and helps to maintain firmness & elasticity. It
also helps strengthen capillaries. Add hazelnut oil to facial oils due to
its skin nourishing & softening qualities and to encourage cell
regeneration.
Jojoba Oil ~ Simmondsia chinensis
Unique because this oil is not composed of fat but liquid wax. Ideal for
use in cosmetics due to its molecular stability & its natural
moisturizing & healing properties. No rancidity level. Suitable for all
skin types. Beneficial in the treatment of certain dry scalp & skin.
Perfect media for creating your own signature Scent!
Kukui Nut Oil - Aleurites moluccana
Kukui Nut Oil is derived from the fruit of the Kukui Nut tree, the
official tree of the state of Hawaii. This oil is high in linoleic & linolenic
acids around 42%, olec acid 20% which are essential fatty acids vital
for the metabolism of healthy skin.
It is a clear oil, high in polyunsaturates. Has a reputation of being
excellent for the treatment of superficial burns, chapped skin and
some minor skin diseases. Suitable for all skin types and is soothing
to dry skin.
Macadamia Nut Oil - Macadamia integrifolia, or Macadamia
ternifolia
Family: Proteaceae
Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed
Contains: This oil is made up of triacylglycerols that contain
monounsaturated fatty acid units (80%) and has good resistance to
rancidity. Macadamia oil is particularly unusual in having a high
percentage of Palmitoleic acid units not commonly found in other
carrier oils.
A typical fatty acid profile of Macadamia:
Myristic ..........................................0.6 -1.6
Palmitic ..........................................7.0 -11.0
Palmitoleic ....................................18.0 - 25.0
Stearic ............................................2.0 - 4.0
Oleic .............................................55.0 - 62.0


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Linoleic ............................................1.0 - 4.0
External Uses:
It is a highly nourishing and emollient oil recommended for dry and
mature skin. Due to the high Palmitoleic acid, which is also found in
sebum, Macadamia oil has often been recommended for older skin
which starts to dry as the sebum production diminishes.
This oil makes a pleasant massage oil with good keeping properties
as it has a long shelf life. It is also a skin lubricant and is easily
absorbed by the skin. It has been describing as the 'vanishing' oil. The
high levels of Palmitoloeic acid units found in Macadamia oil are not
found in any other known plant oil.
Cosmetic use:
Used in products that afford protection from the aging effects of the
sun. In hair care it is utilized in brilliantine's and hot oil conditioning
treatments. Ref: Salvatore Battaglia: The Complete Guide to
Aromatherapy
Len Price: Carrier Oil for Aromatherapy & Massage"
Rosehip Seed Oil ~ ORGANIC ~ Rosa mosqueta-rubirosa -
Expressed from the seeds
Researchers in Chile have found a natural oil that provides beneficial
effects to the skin. It is the oil extreacted from the seeds of the rose
bush that grows wild in the south of Chile, a cool and very rainy
mountain region.
The oil pressed off the Rosehip seed contains an amazing 77% fatty
acids (linoleic and linolenic). Fatty acids have a very important
functions in the regeneration of skin cells and repair of damaged
tissues.
 Over the years, RoseHip Oil has been shown to retard the signs of
premature aging and provide excellent results in the treatment of
burns, scars and unsightly spots on skin.
 If applied consistently during two or three months RoseHip was found
to:
      •   reduce wrinkles and signs of premature aging.
      •   help counter the drying effects of the sun which are usually
          first noticed in fine wrinkles or 'crows feet' around the eyes
          and mouth.
      •   attenuate scars (surgical and accidental) and improves the
          color of same.


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    •   also, avoids the formation of the keloid type of scar (lump)
        which may appear after a surgical procedures.
    •   provide excellent results in treatment of skin that has been
        burnt or exposed to radiotherapy.
Rosehip Oil is massaged into the affected area with fingertips until
completely absorbed.
Sesame Seed Oil ~ Sesamum indicum
High in Vitamin E, B complex vitamins, minerals: calcium,
magnesium & phosphorus. Ideal for skin care as a natural moisturizer.
Suitable for all skin types. A comparatively stable oil, does not turn
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                    Safety Precautions
Since essentail oils are 100 times more potent than their plant
sources, care must be taken in how and when they are used. Do not
ingest oils by mouth

Keep out of eyes

Most essential oils cannot be applied directly to the skin

Research any essential oil in reference books, for specific
precautions, warnings, etc.

As with any natural substance, the possibility exists for allergy... start
with very small amounts and watch for reactions, then increase
dosage, within the given guidelines

Pregnancy
The following oils should be avoided during pregnancy: basil, birch,
cedar, clove bud, clary sage, cypress, fennel, jasmine, juniper
marjoram, peppermint, rosemary, sage, thyme

Skin Irritants
These oils may irritate the skin, and should be diluted in a carrier oil
before applying to the skin or used in a bath : basil, cinnamon, clove
bud, fennel, Siberian fir, lemon, lemongrass, melissa, peppermint,
thyme, tea tree, verbena

Photosensetivity
These oils can cause skin sensitivity in the presence of ultraviolet light
and should NOT be used beofre exposure to direct sunlight: angelica,
bergamot, mandarin, lemon, lime, petitgrain, St. John's Wort, verbena

High Blood Pressure
The following oils should not be used by anyone with high blood
pressure:hyssop, rosemary, sage, thyme

Skin Allergies
If one is suffering from dermatitis or other allergic skin conditions then
these oils should be avoided: benzoin, rose geranium, jasmine, pine,
ylang ylang


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Toxic oils
These oils should be avoided: bitter almond, mugwort, mustard,
pennyroyal, rue, sassafrass, southernwood, tansy, wintergreen




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                  Oil to Symptom List
The following oils may assist in alleviating the complaints featured.
This is not a comprehensive list nor is it considered to be a
prescription for the named complaint.

Angelica --Herb Seeds Roots-- Cough, Cold, Fever, Flatulence
Indigestion.

Aniseed-- Herb Seed Pod-- Indigestion, Coughs, Bronchitis, Catarrh.

Apricot-- Kernel- Oil --From the kernel premature skin aging,
inflammation, dryness use 100% minerals and
vitamins.

Avocado Pear Oil-- From the fruit dry skin, eczema Add 10% to base
oil vitamins, protein, lecithin, fatty acids.

Basil Herb:- Whole Plant-- Bronchitis, Fatigue, Colds, Loss of
concentration, Migraine, gout, Aches & Pains Depression, Fainting,
Mental Fatigue, Migraine, Nausea, Nervous Tension Stimulating.

Bay --Tree, Leaves-- Sprains, Colds Flu, Insomnia, Rheumatism,
Antiseptic, Decongestant, Tonic.

Benzoin- Tree, Trunk --Coughs, Itching, Arthritis, Colds, Sedative.

Bergamot-- Peel of fruit-- Fevers, Acne, Tension, Wounds, Coughs,
Stress, Antidepressant Uplifting.

Birch-- Tree, Bark-- Gout, Rheumatism, Eczema, Ulcers.

Black Pepper- Vine, Berries-- Colds, Aches, Influence, Flatulence,
Rheumatism.

Bois de Rose-- Tree, Wood-- Tonic, Coughs, Headaches,
antidepressant.

Borage-- Seed, Oil-- PMT, MS Menopause, Heart disease, Psoriasis,
Eczema, premature aging, regenerates skin 10% dilution gamma
acid, vitamins, minerals.


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Cajeput -Tree-- Antiseptic, Pain Reliever, Lung Congestion,
Neuralgia, Acne.

Carrot --Root-- Seeds-- Gout, Ulcers, Flatulence, Eczema, Psoriasis,
Diuretic.

Carrot Oil-- Carrots-- Premature Aging, itching dryness psoriasis 10%
in base oil vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene.

Cedarwood --Tree,Wood-- Bronchitis, Catarrh, Acne, Arthritis,
Diuretic Lung Congestion, Eczema, Encourages Sexual Response.

Chamomile-- Nervous conditions, Insomnia, antibacterial,
disinfectant, anti-inflammatory teething, sunburn, psoriasis, eczema,
asthma, hay fever, diarrhea, sprains, nausea, fever, depression
Contain azulene (Uplifting),
Toning.

Chamomile Mataricaria --Chamomile Herb, Flowers, Leaves--
Nerves, Migraine, Acne, Inflammation, Insomnia, Menstrual
Problems, Dermatitis Eczema, Psoriasis, Inflammatory Diseases,
Burns, Nervous Tension, Neuralgia, Insomnia, Contains Azulene.

Chamomile Roman --Athemis Nobilis Herb Flowers Leaves Nerves
Migraine, Acne Inflammation Insomnia Menstrual Problems,
Dermatitis.

Champhor-- Tree ,Wood --Coughs, Colds, Fevers, Rheumatism,
Arthritis, Stimulating .

Cinnamon-- Anti-viral Antiseptic, Circulatory, Heart, Digestive,
Respiratory Stimulant. Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, anti-venom
eugenol--antiseptic.

Cinnamon-- Tree, Twigs Leaves Flu, Rheumatism, Warts, Coughs,
Colds, Viral infections

Citronella-- Grass, Insecticide, Deodorant, Tonic, Stimulant.

Clary-sage-- Herb, Flowering Tops-- Depression, Nerves, Sore
Throat, Aches and Pains, Debility, Sedative Uplifting.



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Clove-- antibacterial, antiseptic, analgesic, toothache, digestive
problems, muscular disorders, asthma, nausea, sinusitis, sedative,
nerve tension, general weakness, Antispasmodic do not use undiluted
on skin.

Clove Tree - Flower, Buds-- Nausea, Flatulence, Bronchitis, Arthritis ,
Rheumatism Toothache, Diarrhea, Infections Analgesic, Antiseptic.

Coriander Herb - Seeds of ripe fruit, leaves --Indigestion, influenza,
Fatigue rheumatism Flatulence Nervousness Analgesic.

Corn Oil-- Corn-- Soothing on all skins 100% protein, vitamins,
minerals.

Cumin Herb - Seeds, Fruit --Indigestion, Headache, Liver Problems,
Stimulant.

Cypress-- Leaves & Shoots-- anti-viral, Astringent, antispasmodic,
Coughs, rheumatism, Flu, Wounds, Muscle Nerve Tens Veins.

Cypress-- Tree , Leaves Twig-- Menopausal Problems, circulatory
Conditions, Rheumatism, Colds, Whooping Cough, Nervous Tension,
Hemorrhoids, Wounds, Astringent.

Dill Herb - Seeds, Fruit --Flatulence, Indigestion, Constipation,
Nervousness, Gastric Upsets, Headaches.

Eucalyptus--distilled Cooling, protecting, anti-inflammatory,
antiseptic, antibiotic, diuretic, analgesic, deodorizing, coughs, cystitis,
candida, diabetes, sunburn.

Eucalyptus-- Tree ,Leaves, Twigs-- Sore Throats, Coughs,
Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Skin Infections, Ulcers, Sores, Rheumatism
Aches & Pains, Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory .

Eucalyptus Lemon-- Tree ,Leaves, Twigs-- Dandruff, Scabs, Sores,
Candida, Asthma, Fever, Fungal infections, Skin Infections Sore
Throats.

Eucalyptus Peppermint --Tree ,Leaves, Twigs-- Ulcers, Sores,
Coughs, Colds, Fever, Respiratory Problems, Viral Infections,
Headaches, Flu, Rheumatism, Arthritis.


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Eucalyptus Radiata --Tree, Leaves ,Twigs-- Viral Infections, Colds,
Coughs, Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, Rheumatism, Muscular
Strains. Antiseptic.

Evening Primrose Oil-- PMT, MS, menopausal problems, heart
disease, psoriasis, eczema, prevents premature aging 10% gamma
lineolenic acid, vitamins, minerals.

Fennel Herb - Seeds-- Digestive Problems, Menopausal Problems,
Obesity, Constipation, Kidney Stones, Nausea Diuretic.

Frankincense-- Tree , Bark --Sores, Wounds, Fevers, Coughs,
Colds, Stress, Bronchitis, Laryngitis, Nervous Conditions,

Geranium ---chilblains, cosmetic, endometriosis, menopause,
diabetes, throat infections, nerve tonic, sedative, uterine & breast
cancer, frostbite, infertility, antiseptic, astringent, skin Skin toner,
Adrenal
Hormones, Relaxing, Uplifting, Moisturizing, Toning.

Ginger-- Root-- Stimulating, Rheumatism, Muscular Aches, Pains,
Sprains, Broken Bones, Colds, Nausea, Diarrhea, Alcoholism,
Digestive Disorders.

Grapefruit-- Tree -- Rind Lethargy, Tonic, Obesity, Kidney & Liver
Problems, Migraine, Antidepressant, Aid in Drug Withdrawal
Treatment .

Grapeseed Oil-- all skins 100% base oil vitamins, minerals, protein.

Hazelnut Oil-- from the kernel-- slight astringent base oil 100%
vitamins, minerals, protein.

Hops Plant -- Buds & Flowers --Neuralgia, Bruising, Menstrual &
Menopausal Problems, Rheumatism, Nerves, Diuretic, Sedative
Analgesic.

Hyssop Herb - leaves & Flowering Tops-- Bruises, Rheumatism,
Arthritis, Coughs, Colds, Sore Throats, Viruses, Blood Pressure
Circulation, Nervous Tension, Asthma, Tonic.



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Immortelle Flower - Flowering Tops-- Bacterial Infections,
Rheumatism, Muscle Aches, Weakness, Lethargy, Depression,
Respiration, Colds, Flu, Fever, Fungicide.

Inula odorata --anti-viral.

Jasmine --Bush, Flowers-- Nervous Tension, Depression, Menstrual
Problems,Laryngitis, Anxiety, Lethargy, Relaxant.

Jojoba Oil-- from the bean-- inflammation, psoriases, eczema, acne,
hair care, penetrates 10% protein, minerals, waxy collagen like
substance.

Juniper Tree/Bush - Berries-- Tonic for nervous system, digestive
stimulant, Diuretic, Acne, Coughs, Ulcers, Fatigue, Rheumatism,
Sores, Urinary Infections.

Lavender-- Burns, prevents scarring, antibiotic, antidepressant,
sedative, immunoactive, Wounds, relaxing, Moisturizing, Antiseptic,
Toning, Eczema, Tension, Insomnia, Asthma, Rheumatism, Arthritis,
Bacterial Conditions, Headaches, Dermatitis, Fainting.

Lemon Grass-- Grass, Whole Plant, Antiseptic, Infections,
Headaches, Sore Throats, Respiration, Fevers, Tonic, Insect
Repellent .

Lemon Oil --Tree ,Rind of Fruit-- water purifier, antiseptic,
antibacterial oil, verrucas, insect bites, tension headaches, lymphatic
tonic, digestive stimulant, disperse cellulite, slimming, anti wrinkle
Diuretic,
Stimulating, Anxiety, Astringent, Antiseptic, BP Vitamin C, Carotene
(A) Bioflavonoids.

Lime-- Tree ,Rind-- Fevers, Rheumatism, Sore Throats, Headaches,
Anorexia, Alcoholism, Depression, Anxiety Astringent, Tonic.

Mace Tree - Peel of Fruit-- Indigestion, Weakness, Bacterial
Infections, Gout, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Circulation.

Mandarin-- Tree, Rind-- Insomnia, Nervousness, Liver Problems,
Digestion, Anxiety, Tonic, Tranquilizer. Marjoram Herb -- Flowering
Tops-- Relaxing, Sprains, Bruises, Colds, Rheumatism, Intestinal,


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Cramps, Menstrual Problems Anxiety, Asthma, Bronchitis, Insomnia,
Circulation, Muscular Disorders.

Melissa --Herb ,Leaves --Relaxing, Nervousness, Bacterial & Fungal
Infections, Diarrhea, Eczema, Sedative Cardiac Tonic.

Myrrh-- Tree, Bark/Resin-- Antiseptic, Astringent, Tonic, Healing
Agent, Dermatitis Coughs, Mouth and skin ulcers, Bacterial & Fungal
Infections.

Neroli-- Blossoms--Bitter Orange Tree-- Antidepressant,
Aphrodisiac,Antiseptic, Digestive Aid, Sedative, Bacterial Infections,
Bronchitis,Diarrhea, Fungicide, Insomnia, Relaxing, Moisturizing.

Niaouli --Leaves and stems- Melaeleuca Tree Antiseptic, Soothing
Agents,Pain Reliever, Decongestant Gomenol Bush - Leaves, Twigs
Anti-viral,Wounds, Infections, Bacterial Disease, Sore Throats, Burns,
Respiration,Acne.

Nutmeg-- Tree ,Seed--- Nausea, Vomiting, Muscle Aches,
Rheumatism,Arthritis, Nervousness, Insomnia, Cardio Stimulant.

Olive Oil-- rheumatic conditions, hair care, soothes 10% protein,
minerals,vitamins.

Orange Tree - Rind of Fruit --Depression, Anxiety, Constipation,
NervousConditions, Muscular Spasm, Tonic, Sedative Antiseptic.

Oregano-- Herb ,Leaves & Flowering Tops-- Anti-viral,
Bronchitis,Rheumatism, Respiration, Muscle Pain, Digestion.

Palma Rosa-- Grass-- Skin infections, Anorexia, Tonic.

Parsley --Herb , seeds --Nervous Conditions, Kidney Problems,
Menstrual andMenopausal Problems, Sedative, Diuretic.

Patchouli --Plant-- Antidepressant, Sedative, Aphrodisiac Anxiety,
Acne,Eczema, Herpes, Ulcers (Skin) "Tired Skin" .

Patchouli-- Plant ,Leaves-- Skin Inflammations, Fungal infections,
Acne,Eczema, Dandruff, Antiseptic, Diuretic Insecticide.Peanut Oil
100% base oil protein, vitamins, minerals.


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Peppermint --Herb , Whole Plant --Inflammation, Nausea,
Indigestion,Fevers, Flatulence, Headaches Migraine, Liver Problems
Arthritis, Stimulant.

Peppermint-- digestive, respiration, circulation, anti-
inflammatiory,antiseptic, gas, flu, migraine, Fatigue, Migraine,
Asthma, Bronchitis,Stimulating.

Petitgrain-- Tree ,Leaves, Twigs --Anxiety, Insomnia,
Depression,Antiseptic, Tonic, Aids Convalescence.

Pimento-- Tree ,Berries, Twigs--Flatulence, Indigestion, Cramps,
Intestinal Problems, Colds, Rheumatism,
Muscular Strains, Depression, Tonic, Tranquilizer.

Pine-- Needles, Bark, Berries-- Antiseptic, Diuretic, Stimulant
adrenalglands, Bladder, Kidney, Chest infections, Infections, Fatigue,
Rheumatism,Gout, Flu, Bronchitis, Muscle Pain, Diuretic, Respiration
Sore Throats,Colds, Circulation, Muscle pain Turpentine.

Ravensara-- Bush ,Leaves-- Viral Infections, Liver Infections,
LungInfections, Respiratory Problems, Antiseptic.
Red thyme-- anti-viral.

Rose-- Flower--Depression, aphrodisiac, Female organ regulator,
astringent,Sedative, Heart tonic, Stomach Liver, Uterus, Nausea,
Headache, Insomnia,Skin Care, Relaxing, Toning Moisturizing,
Antiseptic.

Rose Bulger(Bulgarian) Bush - Flowers Petals Anxiety, Depression,
CirculatoryProblems, Menopausal Problems, Antiseptic, Tonic.

Rose Maroc (Morocco)- Bush, Flowers, Petals-- Menstrual
Disorders,Depression, Stress, Tension, Circulatory Conditions, Tonic,
Sedative.

Rosemary-- Herb -- Physical & Mental stimulant, muscular
conditions,antiseptic, sprains, arthritis rheumatism, depression,
fatigue, memoryloss, migraine, flue, diabetes, hair care, Antiseptic
Stimulating, Toning.



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Sage-- Herb ,Plant --Tonic, Antiseptic, Diuretic, Blood Pressure,
FemaleReproductive System, Sores Fatigue, Nervousness, Asthma,
Bronchitis, LowBlood Pressure, Bacterial Infections, Rheumatism,
Arthritis, Sprains,
Fibrosis, Astringent.

Sandalwood-- Tree-- Antiseptic, Tonic, Aphrodisiac, Fatigue,
Impotence, Relaxing, Uplifting, Acne, Cystitis, Moisturizing, Menstrual
Problems, Skin Infections, Fungal & Bacterial Infections, Sedative.

Sesame Oil --psoriasis, eczema, rheumatism, arthritis 10 %
dilutionvitamins, minerals, proteins, lecithin, amino acids.

Soya Bean Oil-- 100 % base oil protein, minerals, vitamins.

Spearmint-- Herb ,Leaves, Flowering Tops-- Flatulence,
Indigestion,Intestinal Cramps, Fevers, Nausea, Colic, Hemorrhoids.

Sunflower Oil --base oil 100 % vitamins, minerals.

Sweet Almond oil --From the kernel-- itching, soreness,
dryness,inflammation use 100% Glucosides, minerals, vitamins,
protein.

Tagetes --Plant ,Flowers-- Fungal Infections, Skin Infections,
Cuts,Sprains, Strains, Wounds, Circulation Antiseptic.

Tangerine --Uplifting.

Tea Tree-- Tree, Leaves, Twigs-- anti-viral, anti-fungal,
antibacterial,Antiseptic, Colds, Influenza, Cold Sores, Warts Verrucas,
Inflammation,Acne, Burns, Candida, Shock, Hysteria.

Thyme Red (Vulgaris)-- Herb ,Leaves, Flowering Tops-- Bacterial
Infections,Urinary Infections, Rheumatism, Lethargy, Sores, Wounds,
Stimulant Tonic,Raises Immunity .

Thyme Red (Vulgaris)-- Thyme linalol anti-viral, eliminates toxic
wastes,whooping cough, warts, neuralgia, fatigue, acne, Hair & skin
care, cooking,antiseptic powders, Fatigue, Skin Inflammation,
Antiseptic Only diluted,overuse causes thyroid problems.



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Valerian Plant - Roots --Sedative, Calming, Nervous Conditions,
Trembling,Neuralgia, Insomnia, Palpitations Sedative, Tranquilizer .

Vetiver-- Roots of Grass-- Calming, Anxiety, Nervous Tension,
Insomnia,Rheumatism, Muscle Relaxant, Antiseptic, Tonic.

Violet-- Leaves, Plant - Inflammations, Kidney Problems, Obesity,
SkinInfections, Fibrosis, Rheumatism Analgesic and Liver
Decongestant.

Wheat germ Oil-- eczema, psoriasis, premature aging, 10% dilution
protein,minerals, vitamins.

Wintergreen-- Herb - Stimulating.

Yarrow --Herb,Leaves, Flowering Tops-- Inflammations, Cramps,
Constipation,Circulation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Menstrual Problems
Astringent.

Ylang-Ylang --Tree,Flowers-- Sedative, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, High
BloodPressure, Intestinal Infections, Impotence Uplifting,
Moisturizing,Anxiety, Depression, Sedative, Tonic.




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               Symptoms to Oil List
ABCESSES Lavender, Tea Tree

ABDOMINAL CRAMPS Lavender, Clary Sage

ACCUMULATION OF TOXINS Birch, Carrot Seed, Juniper

ACNE Bergamot, Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa ,
Patchouli,Sandalwood, Tea Tree

AGING SKIN Frankincense

ALLERGIES Chamomile, Lavender , Melissa, Patchouli

AMENORRHOEA (Missing or scanty periods) Basil, Clary Sage,
Marjoram, Myrrh

ANXIETY Bergamot , Petitgrain

ARTHRITIS Benzoin, Birch, Black Pepper, Chamomile, Eucalyptus,
Ginger,Juniper

ASTHMA Clary Sage , Cypress, Frankincense, Lavender , Marjoram

ATHLETES FOOT Tea Tree, Myrrh BOILS Bergamot, Chamomile,
Lavender

BOREDOM Lemongrass

BRONCHIAL INFECTIONS (Including Colds, Flu & Bronchitis) Basil,
Benzoin,Cajeput, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Frankincense , Ginger,
Immortelle,Lavender, Marjoram, Myrtle , Peppermint, Pine Needle,
Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Thyme

BRUISES Fennel, Lavender , Parsley Seed

BURNS Lavender

CATARRH Eucalyptus, Lavender , Pine Needle, Thyme


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CELLULITIS Birch, Fennel, Geranium,Grapefruit

CHILBLAINS Black Pepper, Lemon, Marjoram

CHILDRENS TUMMY UPSETS Mandarin

COLD SORES Bergamot , Eucalyptus, Tea Tree

COLIC Black Pepper, Chamomile, Marjoram , Peppermint

CONGESTED SKIN Geranium, Grapefruit

CONSTIPATION Black Pepper

COUGHS Benzoin, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus , Ginger, Immortelle,
Marjoram, Myrtle , Pine Needle,Tea Tree , Thyme

CRACKED & CHAPPED SKIN Benzoin, Myrrh, Patchouli

CUTS Benzoin, Chamomile , Lemon

CYSTITIS Bergamot, Lavender, Sandalwood

DANDRUFF Lavender , Patchouli

DEPRESSION Basil, Bergamot , Immortelle, Lavender , Lime,
Sandalwood

DERMATITIS Birch, Chamomile , Immortelle, Lavender, Palmarosa

DIARRHEA Griping pains:-Cardamon Seed, Peppermint

DRY SKIN Geranium (esp. with oily patches), Sandalwood

DULL DAYS Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Lime , Orange

DYSMENORRHOEA (Painful periods/menstrual cramps) Basil,
Chamomile, ClarySage , Cypress, Lavender, Marjoram

DYSPEPSIA Basil, Lavender, Marjoram



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ECZEMA Bergamot , Birch, Chamomile , Immortelle, Lavender ,
Melissa,Patchouli

FEVERS Eucalyptus , Lemongrass

FLATULENCE Cardamon Seed, Lime GOUT Benzoin, Carrot Seed,
Juniper , Lemon,Rosemary

GREASY SKIN Lemon, Sandalwood, Tea Tree

GRIEF Melissa

HEMORRHOIDS (Piles) Cypress , Parsley Seed

HAIR CARE Birch, Rosemary

HEADACHE Chamomile, Lavender

HEARTBURN Cardamon Seed HERPES Tea Tree

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (Hypertension) Lavender, Marjoram,
Ylang Ylang

INDIGESTION Cardamon Seed, Chamomile, Orange

INFLAMED JOINTS Chamomile

INFLAMMATION Benzoin, Chamomile, Lavender

INSECT BITES & STINGS Basil, Chamomile, Lavender, Tea Tree

INSECT REPELLENT Lemongrass; Citronella, Lavender

INSOMNIA Chamomile, Lavender, Marjoram

LARYNGITIS AND SORE THROATS Benzoin, Ginger, Lavender ,
Thyme

LEUCORRHOEA (White vaginal discharge) Bergamot, Lavender,
Myrrh LUMBAGO Marjoram

LOSS OF APPETITE Bergamot

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MENOPAUSAL PROBLEMS Cypress, Geranium MENORRHAGIA
(Heavy periods) Cypress

METRORRHAGIA (Bleeding between periods) Frankincense

MIGRAINE Lavender

MUSCULAR ACHES AND PAINS Basil, Black Pepper,Chamomile,
Eucalyptus, Ginger,Grapefruit , Immortelle, Lavender, Marjoram,
Rosemary

NAUSEA Cardamon Seed,Chamomile

NERVOUS EXHAUSTION & FATIGUE Basil, Peppermint, Rosemary

NERVOUS TENSION & STRESS Benzoin, Bergamot, Chamomile,
Clary Sage,Cedarwood, Frankincense, Lavender, Sandalwood,
Vetivert.

NEURALGIA Chamomile

OBESITY Birch, Fennel

EDEMA/WATER RETENTION Birch, Carrot Seed , Fennel,
Grapefruit

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, SPIRITUAL AND EMOTIONAL ANGER Ylang
Ylang

PMT/PMS Geranium , Juniper, Lavender , Melissa

POOR CIRCULATION Black Pepper, Ginger , Pine Needle,
Rosemary

PRURITIS Bergamot, Myrrh, Tea Tree

PSORIASIS Bergamot , Birch

PYORRHOEA Fennel

RASHES Chamomile


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RHEUMATISM Benzoin, Birch, Chamomile, Eucalyptus , Ginger,
Juniper,Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary

RINGWORM Myrrh

SCARS Frankincense , Petitgrain, Lavender

SHOCK Peppermint , Petitgrain

SINUSITIS Pine Needle

SKIN CARE Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Palmarosa, Rosewood

SORES Eucalyptus, Lavender

SPOTS Lavender, Tea Tree

SPRAINS & STRAINS Chamomile, Lavender

STOMACH CRAMPS Clary Sage, Peppermint

STRETCH MARKS Mandarin, Lavender

SWEATY FEET Cypress

TEETHING PAIN Chamomile

THRUSH Tea Tree

TOOTHACHE Cajeput, Chamomile

URETHRITIS Cedarwood, Tea Tree

VAGINITIS Tea Tree

VARICOSE VEINS Cypress

VERTIGO Lavender, Peppermint

CORNS & WARTS Lemon, Tea Tree



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WEEPY SKIN CONDITIONS Myrrh

WOUNDS Chamomile , Lemon, Myrrh, Tea Tree




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                    Bay and Benzoin
Bay:
Properties: Stimulant, antiseptic, tonic, expectorant, analgesic,
anticonvulsant, antineuralgic, antirheumatic and astringent.

Uses:
Respiratory System: Bay's antiseptic quality is useful inbronchitis,
colds and flu.
Skin: A good tonic for the hair and scalp, bay stimulates hairgrowth
and also helps to clear dandruff.
Emotion: Bay is slightly euphoric, lifting the spirits. Itstimulates
imaginative decisions, is distinctive and inspiresconfidence.Promotes
courage in the submissive.
Blends:


                                                          Muscular:
                   Skin:         Emotion:     Urinary:
  Respiratory:
                   bay 5         bay 5        benzoin 7
  bay 5 drops                                             benzoin 7
                   drops         drops        drops
  benzoin 4                                               drops
                   cedarwood     grapefruit   celery 4
  drops                                                   marjoram
                   5 drops       4 drops      drops
  eucalyptus 3                                            4 drops
                   rosemary 3    ginger 2     niaouli 2
  drops                                                   juniper 3
                   drops         drops        drops
                                                          drops

                                 Reproduc     Emotion:
                   Skin:
  Respiratory:                   tive:        benzoin 6
                   benzoin 5
  benzoin 6                      benzoin 6    drops
                   drops
  drops                          drops        rose 4
                   myrrh 2
  eucalyptus 5                   sandalwo     drops
                   drops
  drops                          od 3 d       clary
                   chamomile
  thyme 3 drops                  bergamot     sage 2
                   2 drops
                                 3 drops      drops

Benzoin:
Colour and Odour:
Benzoin resinoid is thick and dark goden-brown in colour, having a
most pleasant aroma resembling vanilla. It is one of the heavier oils
and is an excellent fixative.

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Description:
The benzoin tree grows in tropical Asia, where it is also cultivated.
The natural gum is collected from deep incisions made in the tree
trunk; it hardens on exposure to the air.

Background:
Long used in antiquity as an incense. Known in Europe during the
Middle Ages when it was used as a compound tincture for inhalation.
It was then called 'Friar's Balsam'.

Note:
Benzoin is a resinoid and cannot be obtained as a pure essential oil.
The resinoid is the natural extract from the tree, which is then diluted
with a sovent (benzyl alcohol). This makes it easier to pour and
handle, as the natural product is very thick and difficult to use.

Properties:
Warming, energizing, circulatory stimulant, sedative, decongesting,
expectorant, diuretic, carminative.

Uses:
Urinary System: Antiseptic property good for cystitis.
Respiratory System:Tonic to the lungs. Effective for colds, flu,
bronchitis and asthma, clearing and expelling congested mucus. Also
good for coughs, sore throat and loss of voice.
Reproductive System: Excellent for leucorrhoea.
Muscular System: Good for rheumatism. (wondering if this is good for
Fibro as well?!)
Skin: Soothing for conditions where there is redness, irritation and
itching, such as cracked skin or chapped hands, chilblains and
dermatitis. A good remedy for wounds and sores.
Emotion: Calming and comforting for crisis states involving sadness,
loneliness, depression and anxiety. Especially good for dispelling
anger. In times of great exertion, benzoin eases emotional
exhaustion, is
energizing and increases physical strength. The scent of benzoin
stimulates the conscious mind and counteracts indifference. Benzoin
is protective against life's crisis. It also releases past tensions and
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         The Many Uses of Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree, or melaleuca alternifolia is just one of those wonder oils!
This, along with lavendar are the only essential oils which can be used
neat on the skin, however with all things, some people may be
sensitive to this. It's right up there as an anti fungal/bacterial/septic,
fights any bugs, and also helps to strengthen the immune system. I
like to make room-sprays for different parts of the house - we gotta do
something with all those spray-bottles now, don't we. Simply (with any
oil) dissolve a bit in some oil dispersant (I use a small amount of
methylated spirits as it's cheap!!), top up the bottle with water, and
spray, spray, spray. If possible, glass is best, but be aware that
essential oils can eat into plastic, so the sprayers sometimes give-up.
Tea tree, eucalyptus and those "camphory" smelling type ones are
great at disguising those yukky toilet smells, even for those lucky
enough to have a toilet-smoker in the house (erk - I used to, and it
does work). You can make small or large amounts, just vary the
drops. Copious amounts of different mixes for different occasions, but
tea tree is predominantly good for freshening and cleansing. Even just
a few drops in some water and shake, shake, shake will achieve the
same effect. These mixes cannot be stored for any length of time,
though, as they lose their active constituents when exposed to air,
some evaporating more than others. Anyway, on with some
remedies!!!
Dab some neat with a cotton-bud to mouth-ulcers, insect bites,
fungous growths, warts, zits, cold sores and blah, blah, blah! Basically
any type of abrasion/abhesion/thingywatsit that needs healing. My
partner felt the tinglings of a cold-sore a while back, dabbed some on,
and it didn't even break-out! Instant relief from "itchy-bites", too, this is
something I can testify first-hand.
I have part-time care of two 5 year olds who are very versed in the
uses of Tea Tree, ooops, Tea Twee! Infact, the tea tree ointment is
now within easy reach of them, with Brette administering first-aid to
her father unattended the other night when he scratched his leg. She
felt so important!
Apparently she was so attentive to Mark's needs that she was actually
pushing the ointment into the wound! He could only wince and smile,
she did such a good job. Infact only a few weeks ago I was chatting
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is a bitch (oops), I mean not very nice person sometimes, it was a
good opportunity to herald the witch-thing in me!
We were talking about different things associated with being a "witch",
and as I've been described as a green one, we got into magic, broom-
riding, and the like, so I likened using tea tree and essential oils and
herbs to doing witchy-things - they know how good this stuff is, so
witches can't be bad (hope you get my drift, here, back on track).
Anyway, later on that day, Brette ever so slightly grazed her hand, we
wacked on the tea-tree (half the time I think they invent having itchy-
bites!!) and later on that day she was absolutely amazed that the
graze had disappeared! Magic! Hey, their kids, let their imagination
go, huh? Anyway, back to the "bits"!
Tea tree can also be used for nits, few drops on a fine comb, or add
some to your shampoo or conditioner, likewise for dogs and cats.
Even some drops in some water and shaken up a lot will get the oils
dispersed through it. Spray around furniture, animals, etc. Tea tree
(usually) does no harm.
For those unfortunate enough to get thrush, 5 ml tea tree in 15 ml
carrier oil, put about 5 drops onto a tampon and use for a few hours
can get rid of it, or a hip(or sitz)-bath (couple of inches of warm water,
few drops of oil, sit for a while!!) also helps thrush or cystitis. Dilute
down and spray onto sunburn, rub into scalp neat oil for getting rid of
dandruff and controlling oily glands, or mix equal parts of oil with
witch-hazel (which is another excellent thing to have on hand, even
used neat on haemorrhoids will shrink them instantly - hey, it
happens!!) and rub onto oily skin. =20
I think that's covered it! You can sweeten anything with essential oils.
As I mentioned previously, put a bit of metho and a few drops of tea
tree or eucalyptus oil in the softener dispenser-thingy on the washing
machine when washing towells, sheets, pillows, dog-blankets, to both
disinfect and soften them.

 It's also a good flea-repellent, and I use nothing else but eucalyptus
oil and a bit of washing-up liquid, diluted in water in the garden to get
rid of the aphids, caterpillars and bugs. I also hail the use of lavendar!
Some people do not like the smell of tea tree as it can be a bit
overpowering, whereas lavendar is very familiar. You can basically
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muscle on my chest wall and it made things very uncomfortable,
especially breathing! I rubbed on some eucalyptus oil in the shower,
needless to say my air-ways were extremely clear, but for the rest of
the day I had a very cool feeling where the pain inside my chest and
side was, much more comfortable than cramping!

Eucalyptus is also excellent for getting off those greasy marks that
kids/stickers/work-clothes get/leave, even removes nail-polish, no
joke, and you footy-players will just thrive with a tea-tree or eucalyptus
rub-down -whoooo-ee! cools the cockles just thinking about it! So next
time you have a sprain, cork, boil, rhoid, reach for the tea-tree! Hope
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          Aromatherapy for depression
These oils have been recommended by a variety of books.

Bergamot
Clary Sage
Frankincense
Geranium
Jasmine
Lavender
Mimosa
Myrrh
Neroli
Rose
Rosewood
Sandalwood
Violet
Ylang-Ylang

ROSE OIL:
"Therapeutically, this scent does have a potent antidepressant effect
and may be used, via face and body massage, skin care, baths, or
vaporisers to treat nervousness, sadness, or long-term stress."

LAVENDER:
"The balancing properties of lavender can correct emotional problems
and feelings of instability. Its calming effect will induce a restful sleep
try a drop of lavender oil on your pillow or into an evening bath."

NEROLI (oil of the orange blossom):
"Neroli ... is one of the most suitable essential oils to use for nervous
tension, insomnia, and stress-related illnesses as it has a very positive
calming influence on mind and body." My book urges caution when
using the oils as they are very potent and May therefore cause a skin
rash (it does say, however, that lavender is "the only oil that can be
safely applied undiluted to the skin").

It is suggested to put a drop or two into 3 tablespoons of carrier oil
(such as a neutral odor light vegetable or nut oil) for a massage, or
else 2 to 4 drops of oil(s) to a warm bath and soaking for 10 minutes.
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vaporiser to heat water with, or near, the oil.

An easy way to make a room freshener with essential oils is to wet a
cotton ball with the essential oil and place it in a room or cupboard to
scent the area. (For maximum effect, place somewhere warm such as
behind a heater or fireplace.)




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              BASIC CANDLE MAKING
It is really not that difficult to make your own basic candles! If you are
going to be performing any spells or rituals using candles, then to
make your own is a good idea, as the candles will pick up your
vibrations & will be more pure than ones you buy in a shop, as no-one
else has handled them. But always remember, Safety first! Never
leave hot wax unattended, always use heat proof gloves when
handling container/pot that wax is in & make candles at a time when
young children are not around.Alway ensure that you have a good
amount of working space as well, to minimise the danger of accidents.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR BASIC CANDLE MAKING
Wax - Paraffin wax is good, Colour - dyes or a cheap alternative is
Children's crayons ( the thicker one are better! ), Wick - you can buy
these or make your own by dipping thick string or thin cord into warm
wax. Leave to dry on grease-proof paper. Mould - You can buy these
from craft stores, or use an old can, as a cheap alternative! A
Container for the wax - A double boiler is best to heat the wax in, but
failing that, put the wax into an old coffee tin, then into a saucepan
filled with water to heat it ( make sure the water doesn't come up
further than your tin though! )
A Thermometer You have to keep the temperature of the wax below
375 degrees, as to over-heat wax is very dangerous indeed, the
fumes from over-heated wax can lead to illness as well as the danger
of severe burns from boiling wax! Ideally for safety, try to keep the
wax under 200 degrees, as this is more than sufficient! Mold release
agent - This is necessary to easily & safely remove your candle from
the mold. You can use a silicone spray or cooking spray oil for this.
Wooden spoon - to stir the wax Scissors Pencils - You will need one
for eah candle you are making to hold the wick.
MAKING THE CANDLE
Heat the double boiler or saucepan of water to a high enough heat to
melt wax & add the wax to your carrier. Start to melt the wax,
ensuring with the thermometer that it is well within the temperature
guidelines! Stir the melting wax with a wooden spoon. While the wax
is begining to melt, spray the mould with the silicone spray or the
cooking oil spray.Leave the mould to one side for later use. Kepp
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melted. Add colouring, one drop at a time until you build up to a
colour that you like ( you can always add more colour, but not so easy
to take colour away, so one drop at a time! ) or if you are using
crayons, dip the crayons into the wax ( be very careful as you do
this! ) .
Now get your wick/wicks. Tie one end of the wick to the middle of the
pencil, & gently drop the wick into the mould containg, trying to get
the wick to be in the centre of the mould if possible, resting thepencil
on top of the mould. ( if you are using a candle mould, then
sometimes there is a little hole at the bottom to feed the wick through,
this centres the wick, but you must remember to seal the whole after
the wick has been thread through. Use a small peice of putty or Blu-
Tak to do this! & ensure that the wick is taut! ) It is now time to pour
the HOT wax into the mould/moulds. Use oven gloves or other
suitable safety equipment to lift the wax carrier from the water, & take
great care to gently pour into the mould / moulds.
Fill the mould until it comes up to 1 inch before the top of the mould.
You must leave this space. Leave the wax to harden for at least
several hours, preferably over-night, in a safe place out of the reach
of children. Do not try to remove the candle from the mould until you
are absolutely sure it has hardened completely! Once it is ready, tip
the mould upside down & thanks to the release agent, it should then
slide out easily.
OTHER CANDLE IDEAS
While you are adding the colouring, you could also try adding a scent
to your candle! Herbs & Spices are good for this as are the Vanilla &
mint oils usually used as cooking ingredients! You can also drop hings
into the wax when it has melted & before pouring into the mould.
Leaves are very good for this, as are sea shells, this adds a nice
touch to candles you may wish to give as presents!




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                Basic Perfume Making
The strength of your aromatic liquid depends upon the ratio of
essential oil to water and alcohol. Perfume is the strongest
formulation and should comprise 15 to 30 per cent essential oil with
the remaining 85 to 70 per cent being between 90 to 95 per cent
alcohol and 10 to 5 % water. This is shown more clearly on the chart
that follows:


   Type of Aromatic
                             % of Oil              % of Alcohol
        Liquid
 Perfume                       15-30                   90-95
 Eau de perfume                8-15                    80-90
 Eau de toilette                4-8                    80-90
 Eau de cologne                 3-5                     70
 Splash cologne                 1-3                     80

The essential oils should be used neat - that is to say, they shouldn't
be diluted in vegetable oils or anything else. Perfume always contains
a percentage of water, even if this is as little as 5 per cent of the
whole, and you should use distilled water (available from pharmacies)

Here is the recommended list of base notes for feminine perfumes or
colognes. As you can see, these are usually roots, gums or resins:

Feminine Base Notes: Balsam de Tolu, Balsam de Peru, Benzoin,
Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Guaiacwood, Heliotrope,
Labdanum, Melliot, Myrrh, Oakmoss, Olibanum, Opoponax,
Patchouli, Sandalwood, Styrax, Tonkabean, Vanilla, Vetiver

Next we have the oils which are found in either base or middle notes;
they could make good bridges between the two - depending upon your
overall formula, of course.

Feminine Oils - Base or Middle Notes: Cedarwood, Cinnamon,
Frankincense, Heliotrope, Myrrh, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Styrax,
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Feminine Oils - Middle Notes: Carnation, Cassia, Clary-sage, Clove
bud, Geranium, Ginger, Hyacinth, Jasmine, Jonquil, Lemongrass,
Linden, Marjoram, Mimosa, Narcissus, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orchid,
Oriental rose, Pahna rosa, Pimento berry, Pine needle, Rosa
cendfolia, Rose Rosewood (Bois de rose), Thyme, Tuberose, Violet
flower, Ylang-Ylang.
Feminine Oils - Middle or Top Notes: Bay, Cassis, Clary-sage,
Hyacinth, Marjoram, Mimosa, Nutmeg, Neroli, Palmarosa, Rosewood,
Thyme.

Top notes are the most volatile - that is to say, they evaporate the
most quickly and are, therefore, the ones you smell first of all.

They gradually evaporate and leave the middle notes which
eventually fade and reveal the base notes.

You could think of the whole process as a love affair: the top notes
represent the excitement of love at first sight, the middle notes (or
'heart notes' as they are known in the perfume trade) grow on the
heart, and the basic notes make it a long-lasting affair.

One reverses this order when actually making the perfume, so that
the top notes are your final flourish, so to speak. Use several
essences, or just one, from each list to formulate your own perfume -
and, we hope, love affair!

Feminine Top Notes: Angelica, Anise, Armoise, Basil, Bergamot,
Cardamom, Chamomile Roman, Coriander, Cumin, Estragon,
Galbanum, Juniper berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin,
Marigold, Neroli, Petitgrain, Tagetes, Spearmint

The exact formulas of the world's most famous perfumes are a dosely
guarded secret but we do know a little about them.

Joy, from Jean Patou, advertised as 'the costliest perfume in the
world', contains rose and jasmine - but what else and in what
proportions remains a fact locked away in a Swiss bank. Arpege, by
Lanvin, is a blend containing rose, jasmine, iris, lily of the valley,
vetiver and sandal-wood - and more besides.

Jicky, a perfume that suits both men and women with its sporty scent,
contains lavender, lemon and bergamot - and that's as much as we
know.

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But perfumes are usually composed of several ingredients and their
base, middle and top notes are themselves quite complex
concoctions.

When making colognes for men follow the same procedures as for
making perfume, although the concentration of essences will be far
less.

Male Oils - Base Notes: Bay, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Cinnamon,
Frankincense, Moss, Myrrh, Oakmoss, Olibanum, Sandalwood,
Styrax, Tonkabean, Vanilla, Vetiver

Male Oils - Base to Middle Notes: Bay, Cedarwood, Cinnamon,
Myrrh, Patchouli, Pimento berry, Sandalwood, Vetiver.

Male Oils - Middle Notes: Angelica, Anise, Artemisia, Basil,
Caraway, Cardamom, Carnation, Carrot, Clary-sage, Clove,
Coriander, Cumin, Galbanum, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper,
Lavender, Mandarin, Marjoram, Neroli, Nutmeg, Oregano, Orris root,
Pepper (black), Peppermint, Pettigraine, Pine, Rose, Rosemary,
Rosewood, Sage, Tarragon, Thyme, Ylang-ylang.

Male Oils - Middle to Top Notes: Angelica, Basil, Bay, Caraway,
Clary-sage, Coriander, Lavender, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Oregano,
Pepper (black), Pimento berry, Rosemary, Rosewood, Tarragon,
Thyme.

Male Oils - Top Notes: Anise, Artemisia, Bergamot, Cedar leaf,
Cumin, Galbanum, Juniper, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Mandarin,
Neroli Orange, Peppermint, Pettigraine, Sage Verbena.

You can see from the preceding lists that fragrances one might
consider to be exclusively 'feminine' actually feature very strongly in
male preparations.

The difference between male and female fragrances does of course
depend largely on the ingredients, and by scanning the male and
female lists you can see where these differences lie.

But another important factor is the proportion of each oil used, and to
come to a fragrance that perfectly suits you will be a matter of
experimentation.

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Although the marketing of male products relies heavily on macho
images such as the martial arts and predatory animals, the fact of the
matter is that the products themselves contain delicate ingredients
such as lavender, bergamot, lemon, lime, orange, jasmine, carnation
and geranium.

As with the female products, these are, of course, used in addition to
synthetic and animal products, which by making our own we are going
to do without.

First make your concentrate using the information that has gone
before or following one of these formulas:


Eau de Cologne Formulas

    FORMULA - 1             FORMULA - 2             FORMULA - 3
                        Rose 4 drops
 Bergamot 10drops                                Palma rosa 10 drops
                        Lemon 2 drops
 Rosemary 2 drops
                        Orange 2 drops
 Lemon 10 drops                                  Orange 8 drops
                        Basil 1 drop
 Orange 2 drops                                  Pettigraine 3 drops
                        Neroli 1 drop
 Orange 20 drops                                 Lime 2 drops
                        Pettigraine 1 drop
 Neroli 2 drops<                                 Geranium 1 drop
                        Bergamot 2 drops

Pour your essential oils into 70ml of 100 per cent proof vodka, stirring
slowly but long enough to ensure complete dispersal. Leave it to stand
for forty-eight hours and then add 30ml spring water and, again, stir
slowly but enough to ensure a thorough mixing is taking place.

The mixture should be left to stand now for at least another forty-eight
hours, but the fragrance will be much stronger if you follow the
procedures of the perfume trade and leave the liquid for four to six
weeks.

After letting the liquid mature, for however long you decide that shall
be, pour it through a paper coffee filter and bottle. If you find the
aroma too strong, the eau de cologne can be further diluted by adding
more spring water and mixing well.




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              Essential Oils & Massage
Who doesn't love a massage?

The use of essential oils in massage is a fantastic way to maximize
the healing power of the massage itself. When combined with
essential oils, a massage can have a powerful calming or energizing
effect, depending on the oil chosen and the strokes of the masseur
(quick movements will stimulate and slow movements relax).
When using essential oils in massage, always dilute the oils in a
carrier oil prior to application to the skin. As we've said before,
essential oils are very powerful concentrates, and unless indicated
otherwise, should not be directly applied to the skin or irritation can
result.
Carrier Oils:
Carrier oils are just that. They are the oils that carry the essential oil.
There are a wide variety available including the following:


     •   Almond Oil - very easily absorbed by the skin, is very
         smooth, has little smell, keeps well, contains vitamin D and
         has beneficial effects on hair, dry skin and brittle nails
     •   Apricot kernel Oil - light, contains Vitamin A, particularly
         good for use on the face if the skin is dry or aging
     •   Avocado Oil - heavy, rich in nutrients, very good for dry
         aging and sensitive skins Evening Primrose Oil - helpful for
         skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, only keeps for
         about 2 months after opening
     •   Grapeseed Oil - light, good for oily skin, one of the least
         expensive oils
     •   Hazelnut Oil - penetrates the skin very easily and is deeply
         nourishing Jojoba Oil - light, rich in vitamin E, beneficial for
         spots, acne, dandruff and dry scalp
     •   Olive Oil - can be used in a pinch, but has a strong smell
         which may compete with the essential oil
     •   Peach Kernel Oil - light, contains vitamins A & E, very good
         for the face
     •   Soya Oil - easily absorbed, rich in vitamin E

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       •   Sunflower Oil - contains essential fatty acids, rich in vitamin
           E, has a slightly nutty smell
       •   Wheatgerm Oil - contains vitamins A, B, C and E, firms and
           tones the skin, reduces blemishes, can help to reduce scar
           tissue and stretch marks, has a strong smell


The Massage:
When combining oils to be used in massage, have the proper supplies
on hand. Dark bottles (brown, blue, etc.) in a 2oz size work very well,
and can be obtained with relative ease.
Using a small funnel, fill the container half full until you have about
1oz of carrier oil. To the carrier oil, add 12-15 drops of essential oil
and place the lid on the container. Shake well (the container - not
you!!).
You can use only one essential oil or combine up to three of your
choice to comprise the 12-15 drops. And there you have it! Your very
own blend of massage oil!
Tip:

 Make small quantities as outlined above or you may end up with
leftovers - blended oils will turn rancid fairly quickly. Store in a cool
dark place with the lid tightly closed and they will last up to three
months. Let your nose be your guide - if the blend no longer smells
good, consider a fresh mix!




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                 Incense Making Tips
1.Be sure all herbs,spices,peels,and flowers are completely dry.

2.All dry ingredients must be ground into a fine powder.

3.Mix all ingredients in a small glass container with a clean stick or
your fingers.

4.Let the incense stand over night to dry.

5.Store any unused incense in a tightly capped glass jar,away from
light.

6.These incenses need self-igniting charcoal. Check the classified
ads.Or,in a pinch,you might try to smolder some in a small,heavy pan
on top of your stove.

7.Most important,for best results,try to blend your energies with the
incense as you prepare and use it.




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                  MAKE YOUR OWN
                POTPOURRI/SACHETS
You can use almost anything in your garden to make an aromatic
potpourri mixture. Traditionally, potpourri is a mixture of dried flowers
and other ingredients, placed in open containers, like small bowls or
cups and placed to allow their aroma to delicately scent the room.
Sachets are usually small cloth "pillows" containing potpourri, which
can be used almost anywhere. Sachets have the advantage of being
portable, you can place them in drawers, pin them to pillows, or carry
them in your purse wherever you go.
Generally, potpourri ingredients should not be finely ground, petals of
flowers should be lightly crushed. Ingredients such as cinnamon sticks
or orange peels should be broken into small pieces or finely chopped.
Some flowers that are especially good to use in potpourri are roses,
carnations, hibiscus, violets, sunflowers, and lavendar. Some herbs
that work well in potpourri are chamomile, lavender, thyme, sage and
rosemary.
Eucalyptus leaves are a nice addition to any potpourri. You shouldn't
limit yourself to this list however. Experiment, use your imagination
and whatever you have at hand.
For all the following recipes, start with bone dry flowers, leaves, herbs
and spices.
POTPOURRI RECIPES:
Essence of Rose
Ingredients:
     •   1 cup pink rose petals
     •   1/2 cup red rose petals
     •   1/2 cup white rose petals
     •   1/4 cup chamomile flowers
     •   1/2 cup crushed statice (blue or white)
     •   1/4 cup eucalyptus leaves
     •   1/4 cup oakmoss
     •   20 drops rose oil
Gently combine petals and leaves in a large bowl. Scatter drops of

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rose oil over the mixture using an eyedropper. Stir gently. Place
mixture in a brown paper bag lined with wax paper.
Fold and seal the bag with a paper clip and leave in a dry, dark, cool
place for 2 weeks. Every other day, stir the contents gently to blend
and disperse ingredients and scents.
Place in glass bowls or candy dishes. Top with small white or pink
rose buds.
Floral 1
Combine 3/4 cup calamus root, 1/2 cup caraway seeds, 1/4 cup
ground cloves, 2 cups lavender flowers, 1 cup marjoram, 1 cup mint,
2 cups rose leaves, 1/2 cup rosemary and 1/4 cup thyme. Mix well.
Floral 2
Combine
    •    10 marigold blossoms
    •    6 geranium leaves
    •    5 rose blossoms
    •    2 tsp dried lavender
    •    2 tsp orrisroot
    •    2 drops rose fixative


Spice

Combine 1/4 cup orrisroot, 4 cups lavender flowers, 3 cups patchouli,
1/4 cup ground cloves, 1 cup deerstongue leaves and 1/2 cup ground
allspice. Add 10 drops oil of rose, 10 drops oil of lavender, 12 drops
oil of neroli and 1/4 tsp. oil of sandalwood. Mix well.
Cassie
Combine 4 cups cassie flowers, 1/4 cup orrisroot powder and 1/2 cup
starch. Mix well.
Pine
Combine:
    •    1/2 cup bayberry leaves
    •    1/2 cup snipped balsam needles
    •    1/2 cup miniature pine cones
    •    1/2 cup rose hips

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    •   2 tsp orrisroot
    •   2 drops pine-scented fixative
Mix the bayberry, balsam, pine cones and rose hips in a large bowl.
Add the orrisroot and fixative and stir gently. This makes a great
Christmas potpourri!
More stuff...
Processed Corn Cob Additive - Put some ground corn cob material
(sold as cellulose, or litter material at your Walmart or pet store) in a
jar. Add several drops of essential oil, place lid on jar and shake.
Shake jar about once every day or so for about 10 days. Add it to your
potpourri to give body and help hold the scent.
Potpourri Filler - If you don't have enough dried flowers to make
potpourri, or if you just need some filler, remember you can use
almost anything in your mixture. Pine cones (whole or just the petals),
bark, leaves, etc. Orris root is commonly used as a filler/fixative.
Another alternative is to buy a "Filler".
SACHETS
A sachet is simply potpourri in a fabric container, such as a small bag
or pillow. Sachets can be made from almost any material. Fabrics that
breathe well are best, so that the scent of the sachet can escape into
the air. Good fabrics to use are cotton, linen, silk, and muslin.
One very simple idea is to buy old lace handkerchiefs at garage sales
or flea markets. Put a few spoonfuls of your potpourri mixture into the
center of the handkerchief, draw up the ends, and tie with a ribbon to
make a small pouch.
Another simple sachet can be made using any old fabric. Cut a small
rectangular strip about 4" x 11". Fold in half (wrong side out) and
stitch up both sides. Turn inside out. (If you don't sew, you can use
fabric glue instead!) Spoon in potpourri mixture, filling pouch about
1/2 way. Gather at the top of the mixture and tie with a ribbon.




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      Making Bath and/or Massage Oils
Bath and massage oils are made by adding essential oils to vegetable
carrier oil bases. The ratio is one teaspoon of essential oil to 4 ounces
of carrier oil. Use amber or cobalt blue glass for your oils and keep
out of direct light. Do not store in plastic bottles. It is best not to store
in the bathroom because of the heat during showers.
Bath Oils
Using essential oils in the bath is one of the nicest ways to enjoy their
therapeutic benefits. Adding them to a carrier oil help to disperse the
essential oils throughout the water and onto to your body. Lighter oils
disperse more readily in the water. To use bath oils, draw your bath
first, close the door and then add about two teaspoons of bath oil to
your water.
Heavier oils lie on the top of the bath water and will cling to your skin
when leaving the bath.
Light oils suitable for bath oils that readily disperse include sunflower
oil and Grapeseed oil.
Sunflower oil contains vitamins A, B, D and E, (the principal one) and
is high in unsaturated fatty acids. Grapeseed Oil contains a high
percentage of linoleic acid and some vitamin E.
Massage Oil
Massage oils can be made from many different vegetable carrier oils.
Choose the oil based on what you want the oil to do. Use a lighter oil
if you want the oil to be absorbed readily into the skin. Use a heavier
oil if you want the oil to stay on the top of the skin. You can also
choose the oil by what part of the body you are working on, for
example Kukui nut oil would be a perfect choice for the face and
neck. A heavier oil such as sweet almond might be the choice for a
foot massage for very dry feet.
Some of the Vegetable Carrier Oils that we sell are:
Sweet Almond Oil
The large molecules in this oil make it a heavier oil best suited for
heavy massage or for a very moisturizing cream or salve. Sweet
almond oil contains vitamins A, B1, B2 and B6 and a small amount of
E. Protects and nourishes the skin.
Apricot Kernel Oil
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recipes. Good for all skins, especially prematurely aged, sensitive,
inflamed and dry. Contains minerals and vitamins.
Avocado Oil
Medium-heavy weight oil suitable for massage. Use up to one-fourth
to a cream or salve base. Contains vitamins A, B, and D and is rich in
lecithin. Penetrates the upper layers of the skin. Has beneficial effect
on dry skin and wrinkles.
Grapeseed Oil
Light weight oil suitable for light massage and is water-dispersible in
the bath. Contains vitamins, minerals and protein. Good all around oil.
Grapeseed oil is not suitable for creams or lotions.
Hazelnut Oil
Medium weight oil suitable for light massage. Perfect for base oil for
creams. Hazelnut oil is said to penetrate the top layer of the skin
slightly, being beneficial for oily or combinations skins and effective
on acne. It is stimulating to the circulation and also has astringent
properties. Contains oleic acid and a small proportion of linoleic acid.
Jojoba, Refined Colorless
Jojoba is not an oil, but a liquid wax; excellent choice for many
aromatherapy uses. Most often used as the carrier oil of choice to use
with essential oils. A must in all your cream and lotion recipes. It is
very stable, having extremely good keeping qualities. Useful oil in
cases of acne.
Jojoba, Golden Organic
Choose this Jojoba for heavier creams, soap making and when you
want extra moisturizing. Less refined, it retains more vitamins and
minerals than the refined. Not quite as stable. Jojoba contains myristic
acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties.
Kukui Nut Oil
Light to medium weight oil. New on the scene, this oil is wonderful for
mature, aging skin. Has a slight odor, which can be overcome by
adding essential oils. Not offensive. Kukui nut oil is readily absorbed
into the skin and leaves the skin soft and very moisturized. An
excellent oil to add to your cream and lotion formulas.
Macadamia Nut Oil
Medium weight oil suitable for massage. It is highly emollient and a
good addition to your cream formulas. Very nice "feel" to the oil when
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Olive Oil
Heavy weight oil suitable for massage. Wonderful for salves, olive oil
is emollient, soothing to inflamed skin. Use regular, not extra virgin,
unless the odor is not objectionable.
Sunflower Nut Oil
Very light weight oil - perfect choice for bath oils. Also excellent in
lotions, as this oil is most readily absorbed into the skin. Not suitable
for massage due to absorption rate.
Essential Oil Blends for the Bath and Massage
Lavender
Lavender is calming as well as uplifting and can be safely used with
children. It's sweet floral-herbaceous scent and balsamic-woody
undertone may help to unwind at the end of a stressful day.
Lavender/Rose Geranium
Two parts lavender to one part rose geranium. This recipe is meant to
help calm your mind and lift your spirits. Rose geranium has a rosy
sweet scent and may be anti depressant and uplifting.
Eucalyptus Blend
Four parts eucalyptus 70/75 and one part tangerine essential oils. Will
help relieve cold symptoms, especially in the bath. Add to a carrier
oil/oils for muscular aches and pains. Warming to the skin. Fragrance
is fresh and pungent.
Morning Energizer
Two parts lemon, one part rosemary, two parts tangerine. Energize
with this refreshing blend. A wonderful morning wake-up and
summertime refresher.




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            Make your own flower essences
    1. On a sunny day, go to the flower site with water and bowl.
    2. Fill bowl about half full.
    3. float flowers on the water, covering the surface area.
    4. Leave the bowl of flowers in the area amoung the flowers 3-4
       hours or more if clouds move in.
    5. Take the bowl to a safe and quiet area, or fill bottles in the
       same location.
    6. Carefully remove flowers from the water.
    7. Using the coffee filter, filter the water into a clean bottle.
    8. Using your colored bottle/s, fill 1/2 with vodka or brandy.
    9. Carefully fill the remaining half with the flower essence and
       cap.
    10.Label, and keep in a cool place away from electrical sources.
Tips:
    1. It is important to ask permission from the flowers to use their
       essence. Use intuition or any other methods you may use to
       communicate with them. Thank them when you are done.
       Most of our traditional healers asked permission and thanked
       the earth when taking game or herbs.
    2. Leave more flowers than you take. If there are not enough
       flowers, move on or wait. Imagine the energies being
       produced from a field of wildflowers, verses only 5.
    3. The mother essence can be recharged by gently shaking the
       bottle and tapping the bottom against your hand.
    4. To dilute into a stock essence, add 5-7 drops of mother
       essence into a bottle of 50/50 water/alcohol. The vibration will
       be carried over. Some say it is even more potent (less is
       more).
What You Need:


        •   Clear glass bowl            •   Flowers of your choice
        •   Unbleached coffee filter    •   40 Proof vodka or brandy
        •   Purified water
        •   Sterilized colored bottle
        •   Glass dropper or funnel



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               Profiling Essential Oils
How to conduct your own aroma profile on an essential oil. Like most
perfumes, essential oil aromas change over time. This easy system
will help you profile your oils and keep the information for reference
when formulating your own blends.

Here's How:
    1. Dip a scent strip in a selected essential oil.
    2. Record time dip was taken as well as your description of the
       aroma.
    3. After 15 min. smell the scent strip and record your
       impressions and any changes you notice.
    4. After another 15 min. take a second scent strip and dip it in
       the same oil.
    5. Compare and record your impressions of both dips.
    6. Continue every 30 minutes until dry out of both dips.
    7. Once dip strip has dried out, note the residual aromas if any.
Tips:
    1. Some oils such as sandalwood and patchouli may take days
       to dry out. Residual odors may last for weeks.
    2. Record thoughts, emotions and feelings as well as odor
       descriptions and notes (see Related Resources for an
       explaination on notes) during each reading.
    3. Have fresh coffee beans close at hand to smell inbetween and
       during sessions. This will help prevent "tolerance" to picking
       up scent.
What You Need:

    •   Scent strips
    •   Essential Oils
    •   Notebook and pen
    •   Clock or timer




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        The Recipes
              For Children
               For Pets
            Home & Hearth
               Medicinal
           Insect Repellents
             General Teas




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               Medicinal
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                Medicinal For Children
Aromatherapy Blend for Bruises

Ingredients:

     •   1 ounce carrier oil such as sweet almond oil
     •   8 drops Helichrysum

Directions:
Mix the Helichrysum into the carrier oil well. Apply lightly to bruises 1-
2 times a day

Boo Boo Juice Recipe
Introduction:
Sometimes our little ones get a boo boo, and the fear from their injury
is far greater than the boo boo itself. For these times when your little
precious one is crying hard but the boo boo is minor, have him/her
help you make this easy recipe. It gets them involved in learning first
aid, helps take their mind off the boo boo, and the lavender blend
helps calm them and kill a few germs.
Note: This recipe isn't intended for serious cuts/scrapes or injuries.
Ingredients:


     •   1 Cotton Ball
     •   Witch Hazel - enough to saturate the cotton ball
     •   1-2 drops Lavender

Directions:
Depending on the age and abilities of your little one, have him/her
help you by saturating a cotton ball with witch hazel. Then, apply one
drop of lavender to the saturated cotton ball. Have your little one
smell the "boo boo juice."

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Since lavender helps bring calm, the aroma can be soothing. Then,
apply the boo boo juice to the minor cut/scrape or allow your little one
to take charge and do it. Apply a band aid if necessary.


Alternative Method:
If you prefer, you can create a pre-blended bottle of boo-boo juice to
have ready for those minor cuts and scrapes. Add 1 ounce of witch
hazel to a clean glass bottle. Then, add 5-6 drops of lavender.

Be sure to shake well prior to each use. I prefered to use the
directions above when my daughter got little cuts and scrapes, as the
process of "making" the boo boo juice really helped take her mind off
of her injury.

Children's Calming Mist:

        10 d. allspice oil
        * 10 d. chamomile oil
        * 10 d. mandarin oil
        * 10 d. vetiver oil: in 4 oz. water. Mist into rooms where
        hyperactive children play.


                                 Colic

                            Herb                   Administration

                     •   caraway (seeds)          infusion, tincture
                     •   chamomile (leaves,
                                                 For infants, add 5-
                         flowers)                10 drops of a
                     •   fennel (seeds)          tincture of fennel,
   Internall         •   ginger (root)           dill or catnip to
       y             •   peppermint              bottle. Many
                         (leaves)                herbalists
                     •   wild yam                recommend
                     •   catnip                  combining fennel
                     •   dill                    and dill.



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Children's Calming Tea

   1/2 part oatstraw
   1/2 part comfrey leaf
   1/2 part catnip
   1/2 part passion flower
   1 part licorice
   1 part slippery elm
   1 part rose petals
   2 parts chamomile
   2 parts spearmint or peppermint


                              Diaper Rash
                       Herb                  Administration
                   •   burdock       add five drops of a tincture to a
                       (root)        bottle for babies under 22
  Internally
                                     pounds, or 10 drops for babies
                                     ofer 22 pounds.
                   •   plantin         Apply ointment or infused oil
                       (leaves)          frequently as required.
                   •   comfrey       Apply ointment or infused oil
                                     frequently as required. Use a
                                     paste of powdered root as a
  Externally
                                     poultice.
                   •   pansy                  tincture, cream
                                       use Viola tricolor which is
                                     smaller than the regular garden
                                                   pansy

Mineral Oil Cradle Cap Remedy

Massage mineral oil (baby oil) into scalp before bath
time. Let soak into scalp and soften cradle cap. Then
shampoo as normal or with a soft bristled brush. Repeat
at each bath time until condition improves. If it is not
better in 7-10 days, consult a dr.



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No More Tears Colic Blend

4 oz Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oil
6 drops of Roman Chamomile essential oil
10 drops of Tangerine essential oil

Blend together and use to massage baby during fretful
times

Stuffy Nose Aromatherapy Blend

Ingredients:

    •   15 drops Eucalyptus
    •   13 drops Pine
    •   2 drops Peppermint

Directions: Blend the oils together in a clean dark-
colored glass container, preferably one with an orifice
reducer (a built-in dropper insert). Apply 2-3 drops to a
cotton ball and inhale occassionally to help clear a stuffy
nose.

Teething Gel

1 ounce pure vegetable glycerin
2 drops essential oil of clove

Add one drop of clove to your glycerin and shake it until it
is well blended. Test it on yourself to make sure it is not
too strong before adding another drop. For a young baby
I use 2 drops. You could use vegetable oil instead of
glycerin if you want. Glycerin is very sweet so it makes
the remedy a bit more appealing.




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          Toiletries For Children
2 Color Layer Bath Oil

Ingredients:

     •    Turkey Red Oil
     •    Olive Oil
     •    Fragrance as desired
     •    Polysorbate 80
     •    Mica for Turkey Red Oil if desired
     •    Mica for Olive Oil if desired
     •    Glitter if desired

Directions

I don't really have a Recipe as much as it's a technique. I
only make it as I need it....;) I make these in a 4 oz
Bottle. For Red and Yellow....No Mica is needed...turkey
red oil gives a Nice red color on the bottom...and Olive
gives a nice Yellow color on TOP......POLY 80 is ONLY
needed in the OLIVE OIL. :)

I start with Turkey Red Oil--it is heavier and sinks to the
bottom, so this will be your bottom color. I mix more than
I need for the 4 oz bottle.....and pour some in the Tub
with my tester ;)

I mix approx 2.5 to 3 oz of Turkey Red Oil with FO and
Mica ..is this Case...I used Black...and it Colored
NICELY. I haven't tried other Mica colors yet.....(other
scents I have made were yellow/red layered...so I didn't
need another color). Then I mix 2 to 3 oz of Olive Oil...
(other oils should work just fine also...sunflower...etc...) I
added Poly Sorbate 80 to the Olive oil (as directed by
percentage of Fragrance Oil. 2:1 ratio.

Add FO and Mica if desired to change the color. In this
case...I wanted a More Gold color...so I added Gold
Mica. This Bath oil was Black and Gold..:) Also added

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some Super fine Cosmetic Gold Glitter...Which is Pretty,
BUT...does settle to the Bottom.

But since I add to the Label SHAKE WELL then pour
desired amount into tub....The Glitter mixes back in. Pour
desired Amount of Each Color into you Bottle. I
also....add a piece of Clear Saran Wrap to the opening of
the bottle, before I screw the cap on. Cause No matter
what I do....I find they leak a little, even tho the caps fit
right.

Weird...But the Saran Wrap works.....If I ever find those
sealing discs...that are Silver....I'd use those...But haven't
seen them anywhere :(

So Saran Wrap got the job. And it can't be seen, until the
customer takes it off to use the Oil. How's that :) I have
Pictures if anyone would like to see them. frogge :)

Anti-Fungal Baby Wipes

1/2 c. distilled water
1 tbls. vinegar
1/4 c. aloe vera gel
1 TBS. calendula oil
1 drop lavender essential
1 drop tea tree essential oil

I made these wipes because I wanted something to
gently discourage yeast diaper rashes. The vinegar and
essential oils discourage yeast growth which means you
shouldn't have too much trouble with these wipes getting
moldy.

To prepare, use a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Pour all
your ingredients in, cover the jar and shake to blend the
ingredients.

Place your wipes in a container and pour on enough
solution to moisten them. Store any extra solution in the
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you used distilled water.

If a baby had a really red, raw diaper rash you might not
want to use these wipes as vinegar may cause a burning
sensation. So far I've had no problems. Let me know if
you try these and what you think!

Baby Bottom Oil

Ingredients:

    •     4 oz Olive or Apricot Oil
    •      Calendula Petals

Directions

Place some calendula petals in the oil of your choice,
and let stand on a sunny windowsill for a week or two. If
you would like to speed things up, try microwaving for a
minute or two, avoiding boiling.

Strain the calendula petals from the oil. Calendula is
known to be very healing, and has been wonderful for my
son.

Baby Powder

10 drops peppermint
10 drops spruce
5 drops clove
5 drops spearmint
2 tablespoons (30ml) Corn Starch. Apply to skin as
needed to feel refreshed and comfortable.

Baby Salve

1 part   St. John's Wort
2 part   Calendula
1 part   Comfrey leaf
1 part   Comfrey root


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1 part Plantain
Olive Oil
Beeswax
Tincture of Benzoin or Vitamin E

Baby's Own Soap

Canola oil 25 oz
Olive oil 20 oz
Palm Oil 20 oz
Coconut Oil 10 oz
Palm Kernel 5 oz
Silk about a 1" square
Calendula petals I used about 4 Tbsps.

Lye 10.9 oz
Water 30 oz

This soap is superfatted at 6%. Mix lye with water. Add
silk and dissolve. Let cool to 150 degrees. Mix oils and
heat to 150 degrees.

Add lye/water to oils slowly. Stir to trace, add calendula
petals. Pour into mould. Unmould and cut when set.

Baby Wipes

1/8c or less of vegetable oil (apricot or sunflower)
1/8c or less of baby shampoo
1 1/2 - 2 cups water
8 drops of lavender oil (antibacterial and for scent)
5 drops of tea tree oil (optional - supposed to help reduce
mold)

Directions: Mix vegetable oil and essential oils. Shake
oils with water. Gently mix in baby shampoo.

Pour over a half-length roll of paper towels with the
cardboard removed in some kind of plastic container.
Dispense from the inside of the roll.



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Original recipe is for 1/4 c each of oil and shampoo and
Bounty towels. I use Scott shop towels which are more
durable, and they fit (barely) into a Diaperene container
and dispense nicely from the center pull hole!




Buttermilk Honey Soap

Ingredients:

     •   3 ounces castor oil
     •   6 ounces cocoa butter
     •   12.4 ounces olive oil
     •   15 ounces veg shortening
     •   9.6 ounces sunflower oil
     •   1 ounce wheatgerm oil
     •   1 ounce macadamia oil
     •   1 ounce glycerin
     •   2 ounces powdered buttermilk
     •   3 ounces honey
     •   18 ounces frozen buttermilk, full fat
     •   6 ounces lye

Directions

Makes 3 pounds. Measure out 18 fluid ounces buttermilk
and put into an ice cube tray. Freeze for a few hours or
overnight. Take out of freezer and allow to get slushy.
Add lye to half buttermilk, mix, wait a bit, then add the
rest of buttermilk.

Melt solids in microwave, then add to crockpot. Melt all
oils except glycerin, macadamia and wheat germ in
crockpot on low or med. Combine lye mixture into oils in
crockpot. Proceed as normal. Mix powdered buttemilk
into glycerin and macadamia and wheat germ oils. Mix
with the honey and add just before pour. I let it cure for a
few days before using. Very nice.



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Calendula Baby Oil

8 ounces of oil (olive, almond, apricot, or sunflower)
1 ounce calendula flowers

Place the oil and calendula flowers in a crock pot on low
temperature for about 4 hours to extract the beneficial
properties of the calendula into the oil. Check very
carefully that your oil is not getting to hot! Allow the oil to
cool and then strain it using cheese cloth or a gauze
diaper.

You can add a few drops of essential oils if you like. Try
5-10 drops each of orange and lavender or chamomile.
For the ultimate luxury use rose essential oil

Calendula is healing and soothing to the skin. It is
excellent for massaging your babies! Calendula oil is also
good for helping prevent the over-growth of yeast in the
diaper area.

Comfrey Cradle Cap Remedy

1 quart of water

2 ounces cut, dried Comfrey root

Put the water and Comfrey Root in a covered pot and
bring to a boil, then let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain
and discard root pieces. Cool. Store in refrigerator
between use up to 4 days.

To use: Apply with a patting motion to the infant's scalp
before bath, let sit 10 minutes to soften the cradle crap.
Then wash.

You can use this to wash with. Apply lightly after
shampoo. This takes 7-10 days. If condition doesn't
improve, consult a dr.




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Diaper Ointment

take a tube of zinc oxide and empty into a dark container
that has a lid. Add two drops of lavender oil, mix and use
at every change. This really good for sores

Heavenly Baby Massage Oil

4 ounces of oil (olive, almond, apricot, or sunflower)
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops orange essential oil

Pour your ingredients right into the bottle your going to
use to dispense the massage oils. Just give a good shake
to blend the oils and you're all set. If you want a truly
heavenly oil use rose essential oil in place of lavender
and orange.

Herb Pillow / Bath Sachet

Buy Muslin bags or use knee high stockings and add 2-3
spoonfuls of any combo of the folling herbs:
Lavender
Chamomile
Catnip
Lemon Balm
Rose

If used as a sleep pillow, just put under pillow and enjoy.
If used as a bath sachet, throw it into the bath for a great
herbal bath. You may also use the bag to scrub with.

Nighty Night Baby Oil

Ingredients:

     •   4 oz Olive Oil
     •   3 drops Lavender Essential Oil




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Directions

Pour ingredients into a bottle for easy application. Shake
well before use. Olive oil soaks into the skin well, and is
quite gentle.

Lavender EO is known to be relaxing - a massage with
this is great for a bedtime routine.

The Original Recipe for Wipes

1/2 roll of paper towels (cut in half to make short rolls)
1/8-1/4 c. baby shampoo
1/8-1/4 c. vegetable oil (apricot or sunflower)
2 cups lukewarm water
1 plastic container that the rolls fit in

Favorite paper towels are Viva, Bounty, or Scott shop
towels. Remove the cardboard from the center of the roll.
I use a little bit less that what it calls for. Mix the liquid
ingredients together.

Put one half roll of paper towels in a container and pour
liquid mixture over it. Wipes will easily dispense from the
center of roll. I found that a old Diaparene container will
(just barely) fit a roll of Scott shop towels. The liquid
should be reduced to about 1.5 cups for these smaller
rolls.

Children's All Natural Bug Repellent

In misting spray bottle add 2-4 drops tea tree essential oil
and 3-6 drops lavender essential oil. (less drops for very
young children, more drops for older children) close and
shake in order to blend oils and create a synergetic
blend.

Then add 3 oz distilled water and 1 oz witch hazel. Avoid
eyes and mouth when misting. Reapply every other hour
in very hot weather.


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Lice Treatment

Apply olive oil to head, getting hair saturated, and
rubbing it into the scalp, especially behind the ears and at
the base of the head.

Put a shower cap over the hair and have them sleep in it.
In the morning, wash hair good. You'll probably have to
shampoo several times to get all the oil out. Using the
little comb, get all the eggs out that you can see. Wash
again, and add lavender essential oil to the final rinse.

Continue by washing all linens, sheets, towels, etc.
Vacuum upholstered furniture, carpet and drapes. Wash
hairbrushes, combs, ribbons, barrettes, etc. Put all
stuffed animals and things that can't be washed into a
double trash bag and knotting the top.

Leave them in there a week or so. Each morning when
my friend fixed her daughter's hair, she misted it first with
lavender essential oil and water from a spray bottle. This
regimen finally got rid of the problem.

She continued misting with the lavender eo and water
each morning, as a preventative measure. Good luck!




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             For Pets
              Bathing
           Fleas & Odors
             Medicinal
           Doggie Bisquits
          Dog Supplements




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                     Bathing For Pets
PETS BATH WATER:

Pure essential oils may be added in small amounts to a
pet's bath water. About 8 drops of essential oils to 2
gallons of water. These oils work well: Lavender, Juniper,
Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Peppermint or Tea Tree.

Doggie Shampoo Bar

Ingredients:

     •   8oz coconut oil
     •   6oz olive oil
     •   1.5oz castor oil
     •   3.54oz lye
     •   .25oz jojoba oil
     •   .5oz aloe vera gel
     •   .25ox eucalyptus eo
     •   .125oz peppermint eo
     •   .125oz citronella eo
     •   .25oz T-50 Tocopherol
     •   6.5oz palm oil
     •   3oz canola oil
     •   8.5oz water
     •   .25oz neem oil
     •   .25oz lavender 40/42 eo
     •   .125oz lemongrass eo
     •   .125oz tea tree oil
     •   .125oz cedarwood eo

Directions

I make this in my 6qt crockpot. Add lye to water & set
safely aside. Heat coconut, palm, olive, canola & castor
oils till completely melted. Add lye water & stir till light
trace. Put the lid on the crockpot. I stir every ten minutes
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between. After the cook, dump the soap in a ss bowl.

Stir every 5 minutes to assist in a quick cool down. Make
sure to keep the sides of the bowl scraped clean. When
my soap has cooled down to approximately 160 degrees
(I never check!), add the remaining ingredients, stirring
very well. Glop the soap into your log mold & press the
air bubbles out for a uniform soap.

Dry Pet Shampoo:

On the farm here we have some pets who are not fond of
getting a bath.
However we still need to get all the seeds and dirt from
their coats. Dry shampoo helps in more ways than one it
saves your back from trying to get them in the bathtub
and saves stressing your pet as well.

Perhaps this would come in handy when the next time
your pet decides to camauflogue itself as another animal.
Sprinkle coarse cornmeal, bran or orris-root over the
entire coat. Brush it in and the dirt out!

For scented shampoo try adding a split vanilla bean to
your dry mix a few days before using.

Eggshell Powder (for calcium)

Whenever you use eggs, save shells. Wash shells out
right after using the eggs and save them up for about a
week or so until you have a "batch" worth processing.
Bake shells at 350°F for about 8-10 minutes to remove
the mineral oil coating and make them brittle enough to
grind. Grind to a fine powder in a food processor, blender
or coffee grinder (I use a coffee grinder). Make sure there
are no sharp, gritty pieces.

1 tsp. of powder supplies about 1800mg - 2000mg of
calcium.

Funky Dog Soap with Neem and Rosemary

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Ingredients:

    •   7 oz water
    •   3.3 oz full fat buttermilk
    •   4.2 oz lye
    •   5 oz coconut oil
    •   8 oz palm oil
    •   8 oz olive oil
    •   8 oz soybean oil
    •   2 oz neem oil
    •   1 oz emu
    •   2 Tbsp neem powder
    •   2 Tbsp powdered rosemary
    •   .5 oz rosemary essential oil

Directions

Makes 2 pounds. My dogs inspired this, and not because
they can dance. It removes 'eau de doggy' and is great
for doggy dermatitis. I imagine it would be a decent flea
repellant as well. Fine for humans too. Combine water
and lye, cool a bit, then add buttermilk. Set aside 1 oz of
neem and emu oils. Melt solid oils in microwave, add to
crock pot along with liquid oils. Add lye water/milk and
proceed as usual. Just before pour, combine neem and
rosemary powders, neem and emu oils and rosemary oil,
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         Fleas & Odors For Pets
PET POWDER

2 drops Juniper Oil 2 drops Lavender Oil 1/2 cup
arrowroot OR cornstarch OR clay OR baking soda OR
any equal parts of these

Directions:

Combine the arrowroot and essential oils. Crushing the
clumps of oils between your fingers to evenly distribute
them. Be sure to wash your hands after handling the pure
essential oils to avoid any contact with eyes or delicate
mucous membranes. Sprinkle on pet as a preventive
powder.

HERBAL BUG REPELLENT PILLOW

You can make a bug repellent pillow for a cat or dog by
adding equals amounts of Lavender flowers, Cedarwood
chips and Pennyroyal herb (NOT THE OIL), to the
stuffing of a pillow or small homemade pet mattress. If
you are substituting essential oils for the dried herbs, us
ONLY 5 drops TOTAL to pillow or mattress and again
AVOID PENNYROYAL OIL.

I know that Penny royal oil is used in many animals
recipes but I feel that it is too strong to be used directly
on an animal. Also AVOID using Citrus Oils. While they
are an ingredient in many flea repellents, they are used
highly diluted.

I once witnessed a small kitten go into convulsions after
an unsuspecting owner applied orange oil to its fur. I
would not use pure essential oils on young kittens and
dogs.




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Herbal Flea Powder and Doggie Deodorizer Recipe

1 Extra large box of baking soda, 2 lbs Cornstarch.

 Blend the following to a fine powder: 2 cups dried
pennyroyal, 2 cups dried lavender, 1 cup dried
Rosemary.

The following essential oils:
20 drops citronella 20 drops lemon 30 drops pennyroyal
20 drops rosemary

Mix all ingredients and leave the scents mingle a few
days. Sprinkle on your pets coat.

FLEA and TICK CONTROL:

Dried herbs and essential oils can be very effective in
shielding your animal from fleas and ticks. I have seen a
full blown tick drop off of a dog onto the floor with just a
single drop of undiluted tea tree oil, when applied directly
to tick. Also cleaning pet bedding with pure essential oils
help repel varmints.

Herbal Flea Collar

Mix the following:

1/2 tsp vodka or gin 4 drops garlic oil (or 4 garlic
capsules, broken) 1 drop cedarwood 1 drop citronella 1
drop thyme

Saturate a soft cloth type collar with the above mixture
and allow to dry completely before putting it on your pet.




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             Medicinal For Pets
Antimicrobial & Antiparasitic Ear Oil

        For ear mites, or infections of bacterial or
        fungal origin.

        Mix Equal Parts:

    •   Mullien Oil
    •   Oregon Grape Root Oil
    •   Garlic Oil
    •   Marshmallow Oil
    •   A couple capsules of Vitamin E to act as a
        preservative and to aid in skin healing.

To use: apply 6 -12 drops to the effected area of the
earflap or ear canal. Flooding the ear canal is not
necessary

Ear Cleaning:

For cleaning mites or infections.

Lavender 5 drops
Tea Tree 5 drops
Roman Chamomile 1 drop

Blend with 30 ml of chamomile floral water, Use a
cottong swab with solution to gently clean the ear and
mist the outside of the ear as well.

Natural Remedy For Earmites

1 cup of spring water,
1 rounded teaspoon of yellow dock (dried)

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Cool to lukewarm and wash out cats ears once every
three days for up to three to four weeks.

Ear Mites and Sores

A soothing oil for the ears bothered by mites or when
foxtials have been removed is Mullein Oil. Soak 4 oz
Mullein flowers in just enough olive oil to cover for 10
days in a glass jar in the dark. Shake or stir the contents
at least once a day. Strain and apply to the ear.

Pet's Calming Mist:

5 d. lavender oil
5 d. chamomile oil
2 d. mandarin oil: in 4 oz. of water.

Canine Skin Hot spots:

Use this tipical blend to soothe inflamed or infected skin
on dogs.

Lavender 10 drops
Tea Tree 10 drops
Peppermint 4 drops
Chamomile 3 drops
Helichrysum 3 drops

Blend this into a 20 ml of aloe vera or evening primrose.
Apply to affected area or use the blend of essential oils in
a lavender floral water and mist the skin.

Comfrey poultice for sprains, sore muscles, bruises

Soak chopped comphrey root in hot water, preferable for
1 day. oak a clean cloth in the strained tea and apply or
bandage if possible to the sore area. Repeat 3 times a
day.

How to make Herbal Dosage Balls


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These are great for giving herbs to animals reluctant to
eat the herb when it is mixed with their food. Also, you
know exactly how much of the herb the animal is getting.
I especially like these for giving herbal worm formulas to
kids (young goats) and dogs because most of the time
they love them and beg for more which makes it so easy
to administer.

Herbal Dosage Balls For Livestock:

Mix together:

       •   1/2 cup (8 Tablespoons) powdered or finely
           crushed herb
       •   1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons) powdered Slippery Elm
           Bark (Slippery elm acts as a binding agent to
           hold the herb mixture together.)

Add:

       •   1/4 cup Honey or Molasses

With your fingers (or in a food processor), mix and kneed
into a dough. Break into 16 even pieces, shape into balls
and then roll the balls in a little bit of Slippery Elm
powder just to coat. Each ball equals a 1/2 Tablespoon
dose.

 Offer an herbal dosage ball to the animal first, and he
may eat it right out of your hand. If he won't, shove it in
his mouth. Often, the animal realizes the balls taste good
and want more. If he spits it out, just shove further back
in the mouth next time. (For goat kids, or other smaller
animals, I break the balls into smaller pieces to
administer.)

Dog Bisquits

2-1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup milk


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1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tablesppon Brewer's Yeast
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 egg, beaten

Combine the ingredients and blend into dough. Roll out
dough to 1/2" thick and cut into smaller pieces and bake
on an oiled pan at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Herbal Doggie Supplements

1 cup Powdered milk
1 cup nutritional yeast
3 Tablespoons Spirulina
2 Tablespoons kelp powder
2 Tablespoons comfrey root powder
2 Tablespoons comfrey leaf powder
2 tablespoons nettle leaf powder
¼ cup bone meal

Make sure all herbs are finely powdered. sift together.
Add two tablespoons to food each day.




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    Home & Hearth
           Carpet & Rugs
             Cleansers
              Laundry
                Pests
           Problem Fixers
          Room Fresheners
           Stain Removal




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                Carpets & Rugs
Carpet Deoderizer:

        35 d. eucalyptus oil
        * 30 d. lavender oil
        * 25 d. rosewood oil: in 4 cups of Borax.

Mix well in a bowl. Sprinkle onto carpets and let sit for
10-15 minutes. Vacuum up.

Gum Removal from Carpet

A drop of orange essential oil on gum will dissolve it so
that it can be removed from carpet. Test in an
inconspicuous place before using.




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                     Cleansers
All purpose cleaner:

1 tsp. liquid soap, 1 tsp. borax, squeeze of lemon or
splash of vinegar in 1 qt. of warm water. or: 2 teaspoons
borax, 1 teaspoon soap and 1 quart water in a spray
bottle. Add vinegar or washing soda to cut grease.

Aluminum:

dip cloth in lemon juice to clean then rinse the item with
warm water. Or soak overnight in a mix of vinegar and
water then rub.

Aluminum Cleaner

     •   1/4 cup soap flakes
     •   1/2 cup white vinegar
     •   1/2 cup baking soda
     •   1/2 cup cream of tarter

Combine cream of tartar and baking soda. Add vinegar
and mix to form a soft paste.

Add soap flakes and transfer to a jar or bottle with a solid
lid. Label for future use.

To use, apply with a steel wool pad, then rinse off. Store
out of reach of children.

Antibacterial/antifungal Multipurpose Cleaner

Fill an empty spray bottle almost to the top with equal
parts vinegar and water leaving enough room for 4 tbsps
of lemon juice and 1 tbsp of tea tree oil.

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Brass:

Mix equal parts salt and flour with a little vinegar and rub.
Or use Ketchup and let sit. Wipe dry.

Chrome:

Rub with undiluted white vinegar. Or rub fixtures with wet
newspapers or rub with baby oil and soft cloth.

Comb & Brush Cleaner

     •   1 pint (16 fluid oz.) water
     •   1/4 cup household ammonia
     •   1/4 tsp shampoo or liquid detergent

Mix all ingredients in a bowl or jar. Set comb or brush in
the liquid and allow to soak for 5-10 minutes.

Remove from the liquid and clean the brush by scraping
with a comb (and vice versa).

Rinse with warm water and allow to dry before using.

Copper:

Rub with paste of lemon juice and salt (and flour if
desired) or hot vinegar and salt.

(The ketchup idea posted previously also
works).

All Natural Disinfectant Spray

Ingredients:

     •   15 drops Lavender EO
     •   2 drops Eucalyptus EO
     •   8 drops Lemon EO


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    •   2 oz distilled water

Directions

Put in spray bottle. Shake well before use. Use this on
doorknobs, countertops, etc.!

NO RINSE WALL CLEANER

  Amount Measure              Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
   1      ga          Hot water
   1      c          Household ammonia
     1/4 c            Baking soda
     1/2 c            Vinegar

 Measure the hot water into the pail. Add the other
 ingredients and mix thoroughly. For enameled
 surfaces, oil based paints, ceramic tiles

Dishwasher soap:

equal parts borax and washing soda. Increase proportion
of soda for hard water.

Dishwashing (hand):

Liquid or powdered soap. Any detergent (even phosphate
free or biodegradable is still petroleum based - bad for
everything including us! To cut grease sprinkle baking
soda on the item or add a few tablespoons of vinegar to
the wash water. To remove burnt-on food, cover with
water and baking soda. Let soak, then scrub. Or soak in a
lemon juice solution, then scrub with baking soda.

Disinfectant:

1/4 cup borax in 1/2 gallon hot water. Or 2 cups hot water
on 2 cups fresh thyme leaves. Steep 10 minutes. Strain,
cool and put in spray bottle.



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Spray for Dusting

             •   100ml water
             •   4-6 drops either Lavender, Lemon,
                 Eucalyptus, Niaouli or Pine

Add water to spray bottle, then add chosen Essential Oil.
These bacterial oils leave a fresh, clean aroma.
Shake well before each use.

Floor and furniture polish

mix 1 part vegetable and 1 part lemon juice of vinegar
and apply a thin coat. Rub in well with a soft cloth. On
unwaxed wood use vegetable oil and lemon oil to
replenish shine. Or mix three parts olive oil and one part
vinegar or one part lemon juice with two parts olive oil.
You can buff with a solution of cool black tea.

BEESWAX WOOD POLISH/LEATHER POLISH

     60 g Beeswax granules
    300 ml Pure turpentine
     25 g Pure soap or soap flakes
    150 ml Boiling water
      6 dr Essential oil of lavender

   1. Melt the waxes with the turpentine in a double
   boiler (warning low flash point)
   2. Grate the soap into a bowl and pour on the boiling
   water and stir briskly to dissolve it.
   3. Let the soapy water cool slightly and then pour it
   into the melted wax stirring well as it makes an
   emulsion. 4. Put in a small jar or container with a tight fitting
lid

FURNITURE POLISH BUILDUP REMOVER

   1/2 c Vinegar
   1/2 c Water



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  Mix vinegar and water. Rub with a soft cloth that has
  been moistened with the mixture, wring out first.

Wipe immediately with another cloth to dry

Furniture Cleaner

    •   1 cup linseed oil
    •   2/3 cup turpentine
    •   1/3 cup white vinegar

Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl. Use a soft
cloth to apply to wood surfaces, rubbing to remove dirt
and excess polish.

Removes surface dirt and grime from finished wood.
Store in a tightly covered jar.

Glass Cleaner

    •   1 gal. water
    •   1 pint vinegar
    •   1 qt. ammonia
        --or--
    •   1 qt. water
    •   1/2 cup vinegar
    •   1 cup ammonia

Cheap and works great! Always use newspaper to wipe
dry.

Gold

wash in lukewarm soapy water, dry and polish with a
chamois cloth.

Jewelry Cleaner

    •   1 tbsp dishwashing detergent
    •   1 tbsp washing soda (sodium carbonate)


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    •   1 tbsp household ammonia
    •   3 cups warm water

Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Pour into a
glass jar and cover tightly. Label jar for future use and
keep out of reach of children. To use, soak jewelry in the
solution for 1-10 minutes (depending on how tarnished it
is).

Swish intricate pieces in the solution to get into the
cracks/crevices. Use a toothbrush or a well-washed
mascara brush for hard to reach places. Rinse and dry
with a soft clean cloth.

Don't soak pearls in this solution.

Rub them gently with a soft chamois cloth dampened in
the solution. Do not combine this solution with chlorine
bleach - hazardous fumes will result!

Kitchen Sanitizer

8 ounces water
60 drops thyme essential oil

Conbine in a sprayer bottle and spray on surfaces to be
disinfected. Wipe dry.

Shake well before each use.

Lemon Mint Window Wash

For the shiniest windows ever!
Ingredients:

    •   Juice from one fresh Lemon
    •   2 Cups water or Club Soda
    •   1/2 teaspoon Peppermint essential oil
    •   1 teaspooon Cornstarch



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Mix all ingredients and pour into a plastic spray bottle.
Shake before using. Try using sheets of black and white
newspaper, it shines without steaking. An old home
remedy.

Floor cleaners (linoleum):

1/2 cup vinegar in 1/2 gallon warm water.
Polish with club soda.

Orange Essential Oil Cleaner

Ingredients:

                 •   8oz Distilled Water
                 •   1 Tbsp Polysorbate 20
                 •   1 Tbsp Orange Essential Oil

Directions

Combine Orange essential oil & polysorbate 20, stirring
to combine. Add distilled water, mix & pour into spray
bottle.

Oven Cleaner

        1 cup salt
        1/2 cup borax
        32 ounces baking soda
        2 cups white vinegar

        Take a portion of the powdered mix and add a
        small amount of water to make a paste.

        Spread on oven. Allow to set for 30 minutes then
        wipe clean using vinegar.




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Scouring Pads

I buy long loofa sponges at the local discount/closeout
store for about $1 & slice them into 1/2" wide segments.

 I use these for ALL of my scouring pad needs - cleaning
the sink, stove, pots 'n' pans, etc. And when I'm done, it's
compost time!

Scouring powder

firm bristle brush with soap combined with either
borax, table salt or baking soda.

Silver

Rub with toothpaste and soft cloth. Rinse and polish dry.

Silver and Stainless Steel

Rub with a paste of baking soda and water. Or soak for
10-15 minutes in one quart warm water, one teaspoon
baking soda, one teaspoon salt and a small piece of
aluminum foil and then wipe with a soft cloth.

Sink Cleansers

1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 cup vinegar

Combine ingredients and scub sink. Rinse well.

Stainless steel polish:

baking soda or mineral oil for shining, vinegar to remove
spots. Or rub with olive oil or club soda

Tile & Grout Cleaner

     •   1/2 cup baking soda

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    •   1/3 cup household ammonia
    •   1/4 cup white vinegar
    •   7 cups warm water

Combine ingredients in a gallon container. Cover tightly
and shake or swish to mix ingredients. Label for future
use and keep out of reach of children. NOTE: Do not
combine this mixture with anything containing bleach.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

1 cup vinegar

Pour in and allow to soak for several hours or overnight.
Scrub with brush.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

    •   1 tbsp household ammonia
    •   1 cup hyrdogen peroxide
    •   2 quarts water

Mix ingredients in a bucket, then slowly pour solution into
the toilet bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes, then scrub
inside of bowl with a scrub brush and flush. For stubborn
stains, let stand for several hours. Use regularly to clean
and disinfect.

Tub, tile and toilet:

Scrub with powdered soap and a scouring powder made
of baking soda, borax or table salt. Use white vinegar to
loosen lime deposits.
or: 1/2 cup borax dissolved in one gallon hot water.
or: for the toilet - sprinkle baking soda in bowl, drizzle
with
vinegar and scour with brush. Adding vinegar or lemon
juice to sit overnight can help remove old stains

Window/mirror cleaners


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white vinegar and newspaper
or: 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 qt. warm water
or: one part white vinegar, three parts water and a dash
of lemon
or orange oil
or: 3 tablespoons vinegar with 1 quart warm water.
or: 1 tablespoon vinegar in water
or: 1 part vinegar, 1 part water (basically any combination
of
vinegar and water)
or: rubbing alcohol and water
or: 2 tablespoons lemon juice in quart of water
or: wipe with a damp cloth or sponges sprinkled with
baking soda.
Rinse with water and dry with soft towel.

For tough jobs first wash glass with warm soapy water.
(note: the first time you wash windows after using
commercial cleaners you might need to clean them a
second time to get rid of the residue or use rubbing
alcohol to remove residue.)




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                       Laundry
Fabric Softener

Ingredients:

     •   2 cups baking soda
     •   2 cups herbal vinegar or white vinegar
     •   4 cups water

Directions: Mix together. Use 1/4 cup to final rinse.

Fabric softener:

add 1 cup of vinegar or 1/4 cup baking soda during
final rinse. Not necessary on natural fibers like cotton or
wool – they don't produce static.

Hard Water Laundry Detergent

1 cup soap flakes
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax

Laundry Soap

For 1 gallon of laundry soap bring to a boil:
12 cups water
add:
1 cup borax
1/4 cup baking soda
grate 2 bars ivory bar soap add to 4 cups of water & stir
constanly until soap is well disolved & thick. It works
great to Braun this mixture. then add to the 12 cups w/
borax etc.
This is great for all laundry especially cloth diapers. You
can add several drops of essential oil of your choice if
you like it to smell good.



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Laundry Stain Sticks

Ingredients:

     •   50% Lard
     •   50% coconut oil
     •   1% lye discount
     •   5% water discount
     •   1oz per lb orange and or lemon essential oil

Directions

(Done the CP way) Melt oils together and let temps cool.
Mix in lye/water and stir until trace, add essential oils and
pour into molds. (Note- this will harden much much fater
than a basic CP recipe due to the high percentage of
hard oils....I was able to cut in 5 hours after pouring.) Let
cure normal time. To use wet stick and stain to be
laundered and apply a little elbow grease, wash as usual.

Liquid Laundry Soap

Ingredients:

     •   1 Quart Hot Water
     •   1/2 Cup Washing soda/Sodium Carbonate ( I
         find it at Publix)
     •   3 Pints Water
     •   1/3 Bar Fels Naptha Soap or any other bar soap,
         Grated
     •   1/2 to 1 Cup Borax
     •     Hot Water

Directions

Mix Fels Naptha Soap in a saucepan with 3 Pints water
and heat on low until dissolved. Stir in washing soda and
Borax.

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from heat. Add 1 quart hot water to 2 gallon bucket. Add
soap mixture and mix well. Fill bucket with hot water and
mix well.

Set aside for 24 hours or until mixture thickens. Use 1/2
cup per load I love this stuff! My husband has had jeans
that were so dirty I thought that i would have to throw
them away.

This stuff cleaned them! It doesn't get as thick as store
bought liquid soap and it doesn't suds in the washer, but
boy does it clean well! You can sent it by adding any
hydrosol that you choose, to the strength that you want.

Presoak:

soak heavily soiled items in warm water with 1/2 cup
washing soda for 30 minutes. Rub soiled areas with liquid
soap.

Soft Water Laundry Detergent

        1 cup soap flakes
        1/4 cup washing soda
        1/2 cup borax

Spot remover:

Mix: 1/4 cup borax and 2 cups cold water. Sponge on and
let dry. Or soak the fabric in above mixture before
washing in soap and cold water.

Spray starch:

dissolve 2 tablespoons cornstarch in 1 pint cold water in
a spray bottle. Shake before each use.




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Stain Remover

Ingredients:

     •   1/2 cup Ammonia
     •   2 Tablespoons Liquid Laundry Detergent
         (Homemade)
     •   1/2 cup White Vinegar
     •   2 Quarts Water

Directions: Mix together and put in a spray bottle. Spray
on stains and rub in. Let set a few minutes but don't let it
dry out. Launder as usual.




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                   Pest Control
Ants

block cracks & points of entry with caulk. Try to water a
little more outside - ants come in when they are thirsty or
they smell something good. Keep clean. Wipe down
kitchen counters, floors and cabinets with equal parts
vinegar and water. Place animal food bowls in shallow
pans
of vinegar or water (you can add a little citrus oil or
something to deter ants further as long as your animals
leave it alone). Lay a line of boric acid (can be mixed
with sugar) along the ants path or sprinkle (or use an old
spray bottle) behind areas such as ovens, sinks, washers
and toilets.

Fleas

Avoid all insecticides except those with the active
ingredient de-limonine gas which is derived from citrus
extracts (dips, flea collars, and flea prescriptions as they
all can cause harm to the animal). Add brewer's yeast
and garlic to the pet's food. For fleas on the pet, wash
with warm soapy water and use a flea comb to remove
fleas. Drown the fleas you remove from the animal. After
toweling down your pet, put 1/2 cup fresh or dried
rosemary in 1 quart of boiling water.

Steep 20 minutes, strain and cool. Spray or sponge
evenly onto pet and allow to dry. Do not towel dry. Flea
comb the pet regularly and reapply rosemary solution as
needed. For fleas in the home, vacuum daily for 2 weeks
and weekly thereafter. Make sure to periodically vacuum
under sofa and chair cushions, move furniture and
vacuum between mattress and box spring. Throw the bag
away outside the house or freeze it after each use. If the
problem continues, steam the rug and upholstery. As a
last resort, work borax into the carpet with your fingers -
use a dust mask and plastic gloves for this (under
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for 24-48 hours minimum.

Eucalyptus, citrus, pennyroyal, cedarwood, bay, fennel,
rue and rosemary (fresh/dried/oils) are all repellants and
the oils can be used on home made flea collars (or you
can stuff a fabric tube with fresh/dried ingredients and
make a collar and sprinkle these in the bedding, etc.). I
spray the oils on the carpet etc - diluted of course. One
suggestion I heard for fleas in the yard is to sprinkle
cedar shavings on the lawn and mow them into the lawn.

Flies

Make your own flypaper with honey and yellow paper.

Insecticide for plants

8 oz. sugar, 4-8 oz. 3% peroxide (food grade) in
1 gallon water and use as a spray.
or: 1%soap and 99%water as a spray using a container
affixed to
the end of a hose.
or: Use predator insects or bacillus thuringiensis
or: Mix 1 gallon of water, 2 tablespoons dishsoap, 1/4 cup
rubbing
alcohol and
2 tablespoons of tobasco. Wash well if used on
something edible.

Mice and rats

Keep storage areas tidy, seal holes in wall sand around
pipes. Sprinkle mint where you suspect they may be
entering.

Moths

avoid mothballs and flakes. Clean garments thoroughly
before storing them in a sealed closet, bag, trunk or other
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Vacuum the closet regularly to get rid of moths food
sources. Cedar (hangers, lining, shavings, oil) or
lavender (dried, sachets, oil) act as deterrents.

Moth eggs can be destroyed by running the items through
a hot dryer - be careful of shrinkage). For pantry moths
keep all grain and sugared products in tightly sealed
containers or in the refrigerator or freezer.

Cockroaches

Caulk all cracks along baseboards, shelves, cupboards,
pipes and sinks. Eliminate moisture. Apply a light dust of
boric acid or borax in cracks and crevices. Allow 2
months to take effect. Place whole bay leaves in several
locations around the kitchen.

Or set out dishes with equal parts of either (1) oatmeal
flour and plaster of Paris or (2) borax and brown sugar or
(3) baking soda and powered sugar (this works for
silverfish too - the sugar attracts, the baking soda kills).

Slugs and Snails

1-2 inches of beer in a shallow container that has been
set into the soil with the rim at ground level. Or place
copper sheeting around sensitive plants.

Spiders

In general leave them alone - they are good bugs.
Remove webs with a broom.

Termites

Non-chemical termite control includes: liquid nitrogen,
heat treatments, electrical shocks, biological controls,
etc. Mesh and sand barriers are being developed to
prevent (re)infestations. If you must use insecticide, hire
a firm that uses beagles to sniff out all active nests for
spot treatment.


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                 Problem Fixers
Drain Cleaner

Formula #1:

     •   1 cup baking soda
     •   1 cup salt
     •   1/4 cup cream of tarter

Place all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake
vigorously until well mixed. To use, pour 1/4 cup of the
mixture into the drain, followed by 2 cups boiling water.
Wait 1 minute, then rinse with tap water.

Drain cleaner:

Plunger. Plumbing snake (or a straightened coat hanger).
Use a drain strainer to prevent clogs. Flush weekly with
boiling water. To keep drains open or to clear sluggish
drains before the become clogs, plug the overflow drain
with a wet rag and pour a mixture of 1/2 cup salt and 1/2
cup baking soda down the drain periodically.

Flush with hot water. Or plug the overflow drain and pour
1/4 cup baking soda down the drain, follow with 1/2 cup
vinegar and close the drain tightly until fizzing stops.
Flush with one gallon boiling water. Or pour about 2 cups
of 3% peroxide down drain, wait a while then flush with
boiling
water.

Or pour 1/4 cup salt down drain and follow with hot water

Grease Solvent

     •   2 tbsp liquid gel soap
     •   3 tbsp cornmeal
     •   1 tsp glycerin



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Combine ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
Removes stubborn grease/oil stains from your skin.

Keep Lemon on hand

to kill germs.Keep a spray bottle handy for quick
cleanups in children's playroom. Add to dishwashing
liquid or any mild hand soap. Use in a spray for
disinfecting the air. You'll find plenty of other uses I'm
sure. It has high antibacterial properties. It's antiseptic
properties will last for 20 days.

Lemon has the ability to stimulate white corpuscles that
defend the body against infection. Combine with Angelica
to stimulate the body's immune system. It is a powerful
bactericide and great for kitchen clean ups.

Mildewy shower curtains

you can get mildew proof cotton curtains.You can take
down the curtain you have periodically and throw it in the
washer with detergent or borax or baking soda or
vinegar.

Let it dry in the sun and rehang. Close the curtain after
each shower to help prevent mildew. Or wash with 1/2
cup soap and 1/2 cup baking soda. Add 1 cup white
vinegar to your rinse cycle

Mold Buster

     •   2 teaspoons Tea Tree essential oil
     •   2 Cups Water

Add to a spray bottle, shake before using. Apply to mold
and mildew, do not rinse off. Nothing works as well for
mold and mildew as Tea Tree.

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use the window cleaner spray. or: 1/4 cup borax in 2 cups
water - borax acts as a mold inhibitor.(You could wash
down the bathroom walls, etc. with borax solution and
just let it dry.) Heat also helps get rid of mold - it dries it
to powder so it is more easily cleaned. Once cleaned,
sprinkle area with borax to prevent more mold. To
prevent mold growth, ventilate well with a small fan. or:
for mildew a mixture of lemon juice or white vinegar and
salt.

Oil and grease on driveways:

sprinkle with cat litter, allow the spill to absorb and
shovel or sweep away.

To get rid of doggy smells and pet odors

spray bedding regularly with a solution of 3 drops
eucalyptus oil and 2 drops rosemary to 2 oz of purified
water. This makes a quick, instant spray. As there is no
alcohol to preserve the oils, make up small amounts at a
time and shake the bottle vigorously before using.




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                 Room Fresheners
Citrus Air Freshener:

20 d. orange oil
* 10 d. lemon oil
* 7 d. grapefruit oil
* 5 d. cedarwood oil: in 4 oz. water.

Disinfectant Room Spray

This is ideal for use in sickrooms, toilet or bathroom.

             •    100ml pure water
             •    20ml Vinegar
             •    10 drops Lavender (Tasmanian)
             •    10 drops Rose Geranium
             •    20 drops Lemon

Add water to spray bottle, then add remaining
ingredients.

Shake well before each use.

Floral Air Freshener:

20 d. rose
* 10 d. orange
* 10 d. clove: in 4 oz of water

Fresh Air Spray

             •    100ml spring water
             •    30 drops Lemon
             •    15 drops Grapefruit
             •    4 drops Cedarwood
             •    40 drops Orange




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Add water to spray bottle, then add remaining
ingredients.

Shake well before each use.

Mint Air Freshener:

5 d. peppermint oil
* 5 d. spearmint oil
* 2 d. peru balsam oil: in 4 oz. of water.

Romantic Blend

The bedroom is the place to sleep or play - that's up to
you. When aroma and romantics come together we have
'aromantics', which is such a big subject that another
book has been devoted to it.

If romance is on your mind, Ylang-ylang, rose, Jasmine,
Palma Rosa and Clary Sage are all very appropriate.


To keep your bedroom smelling romantic at all times
make up a special mix to use separately from the general
house formula.

Spray it in the air and on the carpets.

Palma rosa 8 drops
Ylang-ylang 1 drop
Clary-sage 2 drops
Nutmeg 2 drops
Lime 4 drops

Scented Aroma Puffs

Materials Needed:
7-10 Cotton Balls
1-4" square of cloth-or netting
Essential Oil-or your favorite fragrance oil


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Ribbon

Gather the cotton balls together squeezing them into the
palm of your hand. Place onto a paper towel With an eye
dropper, drop about 15 drops of your favorite essential oil
onto the cotton balls turning as you go. Place cotton balls
in the center of the 4" piece of cloth, gathering the ends
together, tie with a ribbon. There you have it.

You can also use the mesh balls and hearts found in your
local craft store

How to Make Scented Rocks

Place rocks in a bowl or dish to scent a room. A nice
alternative to potpourri!

     •   1/2 cup plain flour
     •   1/2 cup salt
     •   1/4 teaspoon essential oil (your favorite scent)
     •   2/3 cups boiling water
     •   Food coloring, if desired

In bowl, mix dry ingredients well. Add essential oil, and
boiling water to dry ingredients. (Scent will be strong, but
will fade slightly when dry.)
For colored stones, blend in food coloring, one drop at a
time until desired shade is reached. Blend ingredients,
and form balls into different shape and sizes to look like
stones. Allow stones to dry.

Scent For a Winter Fire

4 d. ginger oil
* 4 d. sandalwood oil
* 4 d. orange oil. Sprinkle mixture onto logs 15 minutes
before starting fire.




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                      Stain Removal
Coffee and wine stains

Blot the fresh spill with a cloth soaked with club soda. Or
rub with moist salt.

Crayon on wallpaper or vinyl paint

Blow dry until the wax melts and wipe with a paper towel
or dry sponge.

To clean marks out of glass coffee pots

lots of salt, ice cubes and a little water. Swirl coffee pot
around until marks are gone.

Ink stains

Wet the stain with cold water. Apply paste of cream of
tartar and lemon juice. Let sit one hour. Wash as usual.

Or mix 1/3 cup white vinegar and 2/3 cup warm water.
Apply a small amount to the stain. Blot until no more
stain can be removed.

Lipstick stains

Rub with shortening and wash with washing soda.

Oil stains

Rub white chalk into the stain before laundering. Or rub
with damp cloth dipped in borax.

Or apply a paste of cornstarch and water, let dry and
brush off.




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Rust stains

Scrub with crumbled aluminum foil.

Scratches in wood furniture

mix one teaspoon instant coffee with two teaspoons
water to make a paste. Apply to the abrasion with a
cotton ball. The more you dab the darker it gets.

Skid marks on linoleum floors

scrub with toothpaste.

Wine and fruit stains

Clean with club soda or pour on salt or soak in milk
before washing.




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           Medicinal
Natural Antibiotics & Antiseptics
         Bites & Stings
      Blood & Circulation
  Bones, Joints & Muscular
     Coughs, Colds, Flu &
          Respiratory
            Digestion
               Ears
     Emotional & Nervous
             System
              Eyes
             For Men
          For Women
         Hands & Feet
   Headaches & Migraines
    Heart & Blood Pressure
             Injuries
            Insomnia
         Mouth & Teeth
        Immune System
         Skin Ailments
          Urinary Tract
      Old Time Recipes
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                  Natural Antibiotics &
                      Antiseptics
Natural Remedies

Carob powder is rich in tannins which manifest strong anti-
viral properties and may work as well as antibiotics for certain
bacteria-induced diseases, such as diarrhea.

Colloidal silver has been successfully used for over a century
as a powerful antibiotic and is known to kill over 650 disease
organisms. Many organisms live for only a few minutes in the
presence of silver.

Grapefruit seed extract This extract is a powerful all-around
antimicrobial product and is an excellent disinfectant. Grapefruit
seed extract has a wide variety of uses and comes in a liquid,
capsules and tablets. For antiseptic uses make a solution of 4-
40 drops in four ounces of water and apply to the affected areas
with a cotton ball two or three times a day or as a spray for
larger areas. Can be used as a spray for babies. Carefully spray
the area covered by diapers at each changing, being careful to
keep out of the baby's eyes. This should clear up any diaper
rash in five to seven days.

Honey Researchers at the Waikato University in New Zealand
have discovered the remarkable ability of honey as an
antibacterial agent. Honey may be applied full strength or
diluted as much as 10:1 and will completely halt the growth of
all the major wound-infecting species of bacteria. They also
found that honey was, in some cases, superior to antibiotics in
dealing with drug-resistant strains of bacteria. Use for bites,
stings, cuts or any topical infection.

Molkosan, a product derived from concentrated whey, the bi-
product of cheese manufacture, has been used effectively
against fungal infections and is an excellent antiseptic. The
good results may be from the lactic acid and lactic enzymes.
Use as you would iodine.



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Olive leaf extract (calcium elenolate) The olive leaf contains a
phytochemical called oleuropein, whose active ingredient,
elenolic acid has shown powerful anti-bacterial and anti-viral
effects. It has proven to be useful in cases of yeast and fungal
infections, herpes, chronic fatigue, allergies and psoriasis.
Since it works like a broad-spectrum antibiotic, it is useful
against colds, flu, and upper respiratory and sinus infections. In
addition, users have claimed that it can help lower blood sugar,
normalize arrhythmias, inhibit oxidation of LDL (the bad
cholesterol), and relax arterial walls, thereby helping to lower
blood pressure. Other reported benefits are that it boosts
energy and eases pain, such as from hemorrhoids, toothaches
and arthritis.

St. John's wort (hypericum) can also be used as an antiseptic.
Dab it on externally.

Tea tree oil is an exceptional natural antibiotic. Tea tree
oil, derived from the leaves of the native Australian
Melaleuca alternifolia tree, contains antiseptic
compounds that are a very effective skin disinfectant.
Depending on severity, use 5-15% solutions daily. It has
proven beneficial in treating acne, athlete's foot,
ringworm, jock itch, fungal infections of the toenail or
fingernails, yeast infections, wound healing and bad
breath, among others. For wound cleansing or a douche
for yeast infections, make a 10% solution (about 11/2
tablespoons to a cup of warm water). Make sure the
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                       Bites & Stings
Insect Bite Soother

            •   15 ml Calendula (Healing Oil)
            •   4 drops German Chamomile in Jojoba
            •   2 drops Niaouli
            •   2 drops Lavender (Tasmanian)
            •   1 drop Bergamot

Apply mixture to affected area.

Insect Bites

1 tbsp. Aloe Vera * 5 d. chamomile oil. Apply to affected
area until skin no longer itches.

Mosquito Bites

“I also got some astonishingly _LOVELY_ german
chamomile CO2 from Nature's Gift that blew me away. I
diluted a drop with a drop of heli in jojoba, and have
applied it to my skeeter bites - and there is immediate
relief. I also applied it to spots, and they disappeared
more quickly than usual. I can't wait to incorporate this
chamo into skincare, and maybe a perfume (yes, it's a
GERMAN chamo, and it's THAT lovely.)”




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                   Blood & Circulation
                                  Anemia
                               Herb                  Administration
                                                 tincture, juice, infusion
                                                 Take 10 ml of juice
                         •   stinging nettle
    Internally                                   every day or an
                             (leaves, flowers)
                                                 infusion made with
                                                 fresh herb.

Blood Cleanser Tea

1 cup dried burdock root
1 cup roasted chicory root
1 cup dried dandelion root
1 cup red clover blossoms
1/2 cup ground ginger root
1/2 cup peppermint leaves

Combine herbs in a dark glass jar. To make tea, use 1 to
2 teaspoons herb mixture per 1 cup of water.

Place water in a non metallic pan, saucepan, bring to a
boil, cover, reduce heat and let simmer for about 5
minutes; turn off heat; allow to steep for 10 minutes.

Strain before serving.

Start by drinking 1 to 2 cups of tea daily for at least 2
weeks.




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                                     Chilblains
                               Herb                 Administration
                         •   cayenne                    tincture
                         •   ginger (root)
   Internally
                         •   rosemary
                             (leaves, flowers)
                         •   eucalyptus               essential oil
   Externally            •   slippery elm               Poultice
                         •   cayenne


                                   Detoxification
                              Herb                  Administration
                     •       birch (leaves)             infusion
                     •       dandelion
   Internally        •       stinging nettle
                             (leaves collected
                             while in flower)
                     •       pine (needles)              bath
   Externally        •       sage (leaves)             compress
                     •       thyme (leaves)



                              Liver Complaints
                                    Herb            Administration
                               •    gentian         infusion, tincture
                                    (root)
                               •    dandelion
      Internally
                                    (root)
                               •    milk thistle
                                    (seed)

Varicose Vein Bath:

5 d. cypress oil * 5 d. geranium oil blended in 1 TBSP
carrier oil.

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                             Varicose Veins
                          Herb                   Administration
  Internally       •   horse chestnut                 tincture
                   •   calendula                    compress
 Externally
                   •   witch hazel


Blood Purifying Tea

Dandelion root (4 parts)
Chicory root (4 parts)
Witch grass root (4 parts)
Fennel seed (1 part)

Steep 1 or 2 tbsp. mixture in 1 cup boiling water, boil for
1 minute, let cool, strain. Take 2 tbsp. 30 minutes after
meals.

Treating Phlebitis

Phlebitis is a serious problem and medical attention is
important.

Astringent Herbs

White Oak bark

Improve Circulation

Butcher's broom has the reputation for helping
circulation.
Capsicum helps dilate peripheral capillaries.
Lecithin
Alfalfa




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             Bones, Joints & Muscular
Liniment for Aching Body

Add 2 ounces of powdered golden seal to 1 quart of
rubbing alcohol. Let set for 2 weeks, shaking daily.

Use as a massage for aching muscles.

Achy day soap

Use either white or clear melt and pour soap.
Ingredients:
6oz castor oil
14oz coconut oil
12 oz olive oil
6oz palm oil
2oz winter green oil
5oz clary sage oil

What you need to do:
Melt down your m/p soap, let it cool down.Then add your
above ingredients and pour into molds.

Arthritis/gout oil

1 Tablespoon fresh crushed Rosemary
3 teaspoons Celery seeds crushed
1 large Chilli crushed
250 ml oil any but canola

Sterilize jar, place oil and other ingredients [make sure it
covers] close, shake & place in sunny spot for 10 days
shaking every day strain into dark sterilized jars.

FANTASTIC for gout,arthritis or aches and pains

Arthritis Relief Hand Bath

     •   2 drops Rosemary


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     •   2 drops Chamomile in Jojoba
     •   2 drops Juniper
     •   1ml Evening Primrose Oil

Add 4-6 drops of mixture to warm water and soak for 15
minutes.

If skin needs nourishment, mix the essential oils in 5ml
Sweet Almond Oil before adding to water.

Follow the hand bath with a soothing hand massage, to
nourish and protect the skin.

                           Rheumatism and Arthritis
                            Herb                  Administration
                       •    birch                infusion or tincture
                       •    buchu
                       •    celery seed
  Internally           •    devil's claw
                       •    feverfew
                       •    juniper
                       •    willow bark
                       •    arnica                  oil or cream
                       •    rosemary          oil infusion w/ juniper oil
                       •    angelica        oil added to a hot bath or a
                                             compress that has been
                                                 soaked in a tincture
  Externally
                       •    devil's claw    1 to 3 grams of powder per
                                                 day in a capsule.
                                              Combine devil's claw in a
                                           tincture with equal amounts of
                                              angelica, St. John's wort,
                                               bogbean or celery seed.

Backache Oil

1 part valerian root

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1/2 part sassafras root bark
1/2 part sage leaf
1/2 part chamomile
1/4 part ginger root
5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
5 drops Camphor Essential oil
5 drops wintergreen essential oil
Optional 1 drop each of Ginger, chamomile and clary
sage essential oils.
Cover the herbs with olive or sunflower oil and heat at a
low temperature for several hours. (See my Directions for
making salves for complete details on making herbal oils.
) Strain and add the essential oils.

Apply the oil generously to your sore back and aching
muscles.

Another fun thing to do is to gather as many of the herbs
fresh from your garden that are available and throw them
in the pot.

                                  Gout
                       Herb                   Administration

                                      Take an infusion of 1 tsp of
                                      seeds to 500 ml water.
                  •   celery
                                      Tinctures of diuretics such as
                                      yarrow or gravelroot
  Internally                          compelment this treatment.

                  •   wall            Use leaves and flowers to
                      germander       make a tincture. Administer
                                      up to 15 ml per day.

Muscle Pain Poultice I:

3 d. ginger oil * 3 d. eucalyptus oil: in 600 ml hot water.
Wring out a piece of fabric in water, and apply to
forehead or back of neck. Re-apply when it has cooled to
body temperature.


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Muscle Pain Poultice II:

3 d. petitgrain oil * 2 d. eucalyptus oil: in 600 ml hot
water. Wring out a piece of fabric in water, and apply to
forehead or back of neck.

 Re-apply when it has cooled to body temperature. Good
for period cramps.

Mustard Plaster

Hi, here's an old fashioned remedy that I use to relieve
my arthritis pains. I make what you call a mustard
plaster. To do this you need to mix together 2 parts flour
with 1 part mustard powder, then add some water to
make a paste.
Spread it on a clean cloth of some sort, fold it in half and
press against the skin. Don't put the salve directly on the
skin since it can burn. You can also use this to loosen
phlegm or for sore muscles.

Rheumatic Pain Ointment

Place a half cup of rosemary leaves and 1/2 Tsp oil of
cloves in 1 cup of vegetable oil. Simmer gently for 20
minutes. Strain well and bottle.

Make a poultice and use as often as necessary for
rheumatic pain.

Ease Stress and Muscle Pain

Try the following combination of essential oils in a warm
(not hot) bath to ease stress and muscle pain:

    3 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    2 drops Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara)
    1-2 drops Frankincense (Boswellia cateri) - optional

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Draw the bath first, add the essential oils, swirl them
around with your foot, get in and relax. Allow yourself 10
to 20 minutes. Do not get the bath water in your eyes, as
the oils will sting. Use this formula up to once a day for 3
days a week over a two to three week period.

You can also use this recipe to create a massage blend.
In one tablespoon of carrier oil (like Sweet Almond or our
Massage Base), add the above oils. (If making an ounce,
then multiply drops by 2)

Wormwood Liniment

To 1 gallon of white vinegar, add 4 ounces wormwood
herb and seed. Let sit for 2 weeks. Strain, bottle and
label.

When the time comes to use this remedy, beat 4 egg
whites. Slowly add 1 quart of the wormwood mixture and
4 ounces of pure turpentine.

Keep tightly capped. Shake well before using. Saturate
bandages and wrap around the legs when needed.

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      Coughs, Colds, Flu & Respiratory
Hayfever Tea

2 parts Elderflowers, 1 part Ephedra, 1 part Eyebright, 1
part Goldenseal. Mix all herbs together. use 1 teaspoon
per cup of boiling water, let steep 10 minutes. Drink 1
cup up to 3 times a day.

                               Hay Fever
                       Herb                    Administration
                                               infusion, tincture
                   •   echinacea      Good combinations:
                   •   elder bark          •   Eyebright with
                   •   goldenrod               elderflower
  Internally       •   goldenseal
                   •   eyebright           •   Ground ivy with
                   •   ground ivy              cudweed, ribwort and
                   •   ribwort                 goldenrod in tincture or
                                               with chamomile in an
                                               infusion



Ginger / Cherry Night Cough Slammer

This is my cough slammer which I consider my NyQuil
alternative.

It is very warming, sedative and relieves irritating cough.
It will also help you sweat out toxins.

    1. Add handful of chopped dried cherry bark to the
       clean, sanitized empty bottle.
    2. Top off with ginger brandy.
    3. Seal the bottle.
    4. Store in a cool dark area for at least 6 - 8 weeks.
    5. While in storage, shake bottle at least every
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    6. Use one to two ounces before retiring for the
       evening.

Tips:

    1. This can be quite potent, do not over do it.
    2. Prepare to sweat.
    3. You can add other herbs such as peppermint for
       digestion or stomach irritability.
    4. Ginger brandy should be at least 80 proof.
    5. If ginger/cherry brandy is too strong you can also
       make it into or add to tea.

What You Need:

    •   5th of ginger brandy (large bottle)
    •   Handful chopped dried Cherry bark
    •   Large clean and sanitized bottle with top

Anise Tea for Coughs

Using Anise as a cough remedy is now supported by
science. It has been a traditional treatment for coughs,
bronchitis and asthma.

The herb contains creosol and alpha-pinene that loosen
bronchial secretions and make them easier to cough up.

Gently crush 1 teaspoon of anise seeds per cup of boiling
water. Steep for 10-20 minutes and strain. Drink up to 3
cups per day.

As a tincture, take 1/2 to 1 teaspoon up to 3 times a day.
for children and the elderly begin with low-strength
preparations and increase in strength if necessary.

Treatment For Croup

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Nature's Sunshine Tei Fu oil can be added to a
vaporizer.

Blue vervain liquid extract can relax the throat and chest
and reduce coughing.

Herbal Liquid Extracts - Program

        Gaia Wild Cherry Supreme
        Lobelia Herb and Seed
        Sundew

Treating Nose Bleeds

Causes

Besides from an injury, nosebleeds can be caused by low
humidity in your home or office, colds and allergies, low levels
of vitamin K, chronic sinusitis, medications (especially aspirin
and blood thinners), high altitudes, excessive heat and blowing
or picking the nose, and is a possible symptom of hypertension.

In younger people, especially, nosebleeds occur when blood
vessels at the front of the septum - the cartilage that divides the
nose - which are thin and fragile, rupture.

Prevention

• If you are prone to nosebleeds, check the humidity in your
house, and increase it to the normal range. Keep the heat low
(60-64 degrees) in your bedroom.

• Keep nostrils moist. Take a shower and breathe deeply to get
moisture into your nose. Then put petroleum jelly on the inside
of the nose to keep it moist. A saline solution spray will also
help.

• Limit blood thinners. Aspirin, vitamin E, Coumadin, heparin,
garlic, ginger and ginseng are blood thinners. If you must use
blood thinners, inform your doctor about the nosebleeds.

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• Daily consumption of citrus fruit can help eliminate recurring
nosebleeds. The bioflavonoids (a class of antioxidants) found in
the fruit, seem to help with the prevention. Bioflavonoids help
strengthen the blood vessels which makes them less likely to
rupture. Take 500 mg of bioflavonoids twice a day if you do not
eat several servings of fruit daily.

• Avoid foods that may give you a severe allergic reaction, such
as milk and wheat.

• Putting a few drops of castor oil, vitamin E or zinc oxide in
your nose each day will prevent recurring nosebleeds.

Tips

• First words of wisdom: "Don't lie down!" Always keep your
head elevated and above your heart. Breathe through your
mouth.

• Sit up straight and tip your head slightly forward. Tilting the
head back may cause the blood to run down the throat.

• Stay quiet for a few hours after the bleeding has stopped as
exertion may cause the bleeding to start again.

• Don't blow your nose for at least twelve hours after the
bleeding has stopped.

• Use an ice pack on the nose. Cold causes blood vessels to
constrict, reducing blood flow, swelling and inflammation.

• An ice pack or cold compress on the back of the neck is
another remedy. Pressure on the back of the neck restricts flow
of blood to the head.

• Press your finger between your lip and gum, pressing upward
against the nose. Variations of this remedy are to place a rolled
up piece of a brown paper bag, paper towel or gauze, a dime,
or a tree leaf in the same position. There is a blood vessel that
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blood flow and allow the blood to clot.

• Using almost the same technique as above, press the outside
of the upper lip just below the nose with your thumb and
forefinger and hold for several minutes. This is a vital
acupressure point in traditional Chinese medicine.

• For some, pinching the bridge of the nose helps close off the
blood vessels. Using a cold compress or ice helps, as the blood
vessels constrict faster. This should stop the bleeding in 3-5
minutes.

Remedies

Folk

Alum Herbalists suggest using wild alum root powder. This will
stop the bleeding immediately. Wild alum root is a powerful
astringent.

Apple cider vinegar is useful in getting a nosebleed to stop.
Apple cider vinegar safeguards the body from loss of blood.
Soak a small cotton ball in the vinegar and pack it lightly into
the nostril. The vinegar will help the blood to congeal.

• Pour some vinegar on a cloth and wash the neck, nose and
temples with it.

• Mix 2 teaspoonsful in half a glass of warm water and drink it.
A variation of this is to take a teaspoonful (two for adults) in a
glass of water three times a day, with or without meals. This
latter remedy is especially good for both children and adults
who get frequent nosebleeds where no injury is present.

Cayenne Put 1/8-1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a glass of
warm (hot preferred) water and drink it. This works because the
cayenne travels through the entire circulatory system and
regulates the pressure thereby taking pressure off the
hemorrhaging area and aiding quick coagulation. Cayenne
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bleeding very quickly. Although it may sting, you can also put
some cayenne inside the nose.

Goldenseal Another herbal remedy is to make a tea from
goldenseal using one teaspoon to a pint of boiling water. Steep
a few minutes, let settle, and, when cold, snuff some into your
nostrils. Do this several times during the day to prevent
recurrence.

Lemon water Mix the juice of three lemons into two cups of
cold water and sponge on the sunburn. The lemon will cool the
burn, act as a disinfectant, and will promote healing of the skin.

Saline solution Spray a cold saline solution into the
nose.

Chronic Bronchitis

Elecampane root
Steep 1 to 2 tbsp. of ground root in 1 cup boiling water.
When cool, drink 1 to 2 tbsp. every hour.

Cherry Horehound Syrup

2 ounces honey, 2 ounces water. Boil and skim.

 Add 1 ounce vodka, 1 ounce syrup of wild cherry bark,
1/2 ounce of horehound syrup, 1/2 ounce of rhubarb
syrup, 1/2 ounce of wild ginger syrup. Shake well before
each use. Take one teaspoon as needed or every hour.

Tea for Coughs

For chronic coughs
3 parts thyme leaf
2 parts plantain
1 part mullein leaf

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Cover and steep for 10 min.

Cough and Cold Treatment Bath:

3 d. tea tree oil * 2 d. lemon oil * 2 d. pine oil.

Soak for at least 15 minutes in bathtub to relieve
tightness and congestion.

To Ease Coughs throughout the day:

2 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Lavender

Add 2 drops eucalyptus and 2 drops lavender to 4
teaspoons of our massage base oil and apply to the
throat and chest (this will make enough for several
applications).

                                  Coughs
                                Herb                   Administration
                     •   anise (seeds)                 syrup, infusion,
                     •   coltsfoot (flowers, leaves)       tincture
                     •   elecampane (roots)
                     •   garlic (bulb)
                     •   mullein (flowers, leaves)
                     •   ribwort (leaves)
                     •   thyme (leaves)
  Internally         •   white horehound (leaves,
                         flower tops)
                     •   English mallow (dried
                         roots, leaves and flowers)
                     •   caraway (seed)                     Use in
                     •   hyssop (flowers, diluted      combination with
                         essential oil)                  above herbs.
  Externally         •   thyme (leaves)                 steam inhalant




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Dry Cough Remedy

    1. Heat up a small pan with little butter or ghee in it.
    2. Add a few grains of black pepper to it and allow it
       to splutter.
    3. After it cools down, chew it up followed with a
       glass of milk for a soothing effect.
    4. Your cough will simply vanish.
    5. Repeat 2-3 times for very severe bouts of
       coughing.

Tips:

    1. For small children the pepper may be crushed
       slightly and mixed with sugar or honey so that
       they don't find it too hot to swallow.

Favorite Cough Syrup Combo

2 part Elecampane Root, 1 part Horehound, 2 parts
Muskmallow or Marshmallow Root. Combine all the
herbs, cover in honey and keep warm for 1 day. Strain
herbs and use as needed.

Garlic Honey Cough and Cold Syrup

Peel garlic cloves, put into a jar. cover with honey. Set in
warm place for 2 weeks or more until the garlic turns
opaque. Take 1 teaspoonful as needed. Dilute with a little
water or lemon juice for children.

Hack Away Tincture

Prepare your tincture using the procedure in the front of
this book.

Dosage: One teaspoon up to 3 times a day.

Tips: I used one ounce of each and got back about 26
ounces of tincture. You could also add chamomile for
allergy problems, but I have a straight chamomile tincture

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I use for acute allergy problems.

What You Need:

       Barberry
       Mullien
       Licorice Root
       Osha Root
       Horehounds
       Wild Cherry Bark
       Elecampane
       Yarrow
       Elder
       Nettle & Astragalus

Harvest Cough Drops

2 c. turbinado sugar
1 c. strong herbal tea
3/4 c. light corn syrup
1/4 t essential oils

Making the tea:
These cough drops are a way to use some of the herbs
you have grown or that you find growing near you. I go
out and collect everything that is abundant and have
properties that are good for cough drops (expectorant,
anti-microbial, mucilaginous).

Some herbs I have used are elecampane, thyme, sage,
echinacea, marshmallow, angelica, elder flowers, mullein
and comfrey.

I collect everything and throw all the roots in a pot and
simmer these for about 30 minutes then throw in the
leafy herbs and simmer some more. I start with about 1
quart of water.

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cool it down and strain out the herbs then put the tea
back on the stove and simmer until the volume of liquid
is reduced to 1 cup.

When the tea is finished, combine it with the sugar and
corn syrup in a saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly until
the sugar is dissolved then lower heat and cook without
stirring until the temperature reaches 300 degree.

This takes a long time! When the mixture reaches 300
degrees remove it from the heat and stir in your essential
oils. I used peppermint and eucalyptus. Most of the oil
evaporates quickly so I add the oil, stir briefly then pour
the syrup onto a baking sheet.

The syrup immediately begins to harden. As soon as I
can touch it and pull up the edges I start cutting strips
and snipping them into little pieces. You have to work
fast. I got behind on one batch and had to put chunks in a
bag and crack them into pieces.

Notes: These turn out a lot like the ricola cough drops. If
you don't have fresh herbs I'm sure you could substitute
dried herbs but I haven't tried out proportions yet. I want
to add horehound too but I'm afraid of putting in too
much.

Herbal Steam for Coughs

1 Tablespoon Thyme Leaf
1 Tablespoon Peppermint Leaf

Place in deep bowl and pour boiling water over herbs.
Place you head under a towel draped over the bowl to
form a tent and inhale the herbal steam.

Horehound Candy

1 cup horehound tea, 4 cups sugar, 2 cups dark or light
corn syrup. Boil horehound leaves to make a good strong
tea. Drain reserving 1 cup of liquid.


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Add the cup of tea to the other ingredients and boil until it
just starts to caramel. Put onto a flat greased cookie
sheet. Start cutting with kitchen shears or scissors as
soon as it starts to harden on edges.

Marie's Cough Remedy

     1.   Boil 4 cups of water.
     2.   Add 2 tsp. of thyme, and 1 tsp. of oregano.
     3.   Let it all boil, for about 10 mins.
     4.   Serve and squeeze a 1/2 of lime per cup, then
          sweeten with sugar or honey.

Tips:

     1. Children tend to enjoy this more with honey
        instead of sugar,specially when you let them pour
        it in the cup.
     2. The warmer the tea, the better effect it seems to
        have.

What You Need:

     •    4 cups water
     •    1 tsp. oregano
     •    2 tsp. thyme
     •    2 limes
     •    honey or sugar

Onion cough syrup

Cook 4-5 large onions in a pot with 3/4 cup honey.
Simmer for approx 1 1/2 hours-2 hours, strain. Take as
often as needed for relief. Use warm.

Whooping Cough

1 part White Horehound, 2 parts Mouse Ear, 1 part
Sundew, 1 part Coltsfoot, 1 part Thyme. Mix all
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water. Steep 10 minutes.

Treatment For Fevers

The body will produce a fever when it is trying to kill an
infection or eliminate toxins.

Generally a fever should be monitored closely but
allowed to continue as long as it does not get too high. A
temperature of 104 deg F is at the upper limits of safety,
especially for an adult.

When there is a fever, only fluids and limited light food
should be taken. If the body has to divert energy from the
fever to digestion, it will not be fully able to deal with the
problem until later. The old saying should be "If you feed
a cold, you will have to starve a fever."

Herbs

Aromatic herbs will help produce sweating which will
help facilitate the body's processes during a fever. This is
why ginger baths (1 oz in bath water) or mustard packs
are used until a fever breaks. Garlic enemas are helpful,
especially for children.

                                   Fever
                            Herb                    Administration
                    •   lemon balm                     hot infusion
                    •   elder, ginger
  Internally        •   yarrow
                    •   borage                               tea
                    •   rosemary with                     Bath
 Externally
                        lavender or bergamot




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Bronchitis Bath:

6 d. eucalyptus oil * 2 d. hyssop oil * 2 d. sandalwood oil.
In 1 TBSP carrier oil

                                  Asthma
                         Herb                    Administration
                                          Add the essential oil to a
                                          chest rub or steam inhalant
                    •   Roman
                                          or immerse 1 tbs. flowers in a
                        chamomile
                                          bowl of boiling water for a
                        (flowers)
                                          steam inhalant at the first
                                          sign of an attack.
                                          Mix 1-2 ml essential oil in 23
                                          ml carrier oil for a chest rub.
                                          Place a few drops on a pillow
                    •   eucalyptus
  Externally                              or handkerchief as an
                        (essential oil)
                                          inhalant.
                                          carrier oils: almond,
                                          sunflower, wheatgerm
                    •   gumplant          Use 15 grams in 500 ml for
                        (leaves,          an infusion. Take up to 5 ml
                        flowers)          per day in 1-2 ml doses.
                    •   sage (leaves)             Burn to inhale.
                    •   thyme (leaves)           steam inhalant



Bronchial Tincture Formula

1 part Elecampane
1/2 part Coltsfoot
1 part Mullein leaf
1/2 part Usnea
1 part Marshmallow
1/4 part Osha
1/2 part Echinacea

Preparation: Choose a part and combine the required

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proportions of the herbs together and mix well. This
formula is best prepared as a tincture (see Herbal
Preparation Methods) but can be prepared as a tea as
well. You may want to increase your dosage of Usnea in
addition to the amount provided in this formula,
especially if you are preparing the Bronchial Formula as
a tea because the usnic acid does not dissolve well in
water.

Dosage is 30 drops 3 times per day, or up to 4 cups of
tea per day using 1 tablespoon of herb per cup.

Bronchitis Tea

2 parts Elecampane, 1 part Goldenseal, 1 part Licorice, 1
part Wild Cherry Bark, 2 teaspoons Honey. Combine all
the dry herbs together, insuring that they are well mixed.
Take 1 ounce of the dry mixture and place in a 8 ounce
jar, or a mug that can be covered completely. Pour 6
ounces over herbs and let steep for 15 to 20 minutes.
Strain off the herbs and add 2 teaspoons of raw honey or
to taste. Drink 6 ounces 3 times a day.

Chest and Sinus:

2 drops lavender
2 drops tea tree
2 drops eucalyptus

Boil a pot of water and remove from the stove. While still
steaming, add 2 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops lavender and
2 drops tea tree. Cover bowl and head with towel and
inhale for at least 3 minutes. KEEP EYES CLOSED.

Liniment for Colds and Chest Tightness

Add 1 cup of finely chopped garlic to 1 cup of boiling
lard. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 2 hours.
Remove from heat and strain the garlic fro the oil. Place
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To Ease Sinuses:

2 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Tea Tree

Boil a pot of water and remove it from the stove. While it
is still steaming, add 2 drops peppermint, 2 drops
eucalyptus and 2 drops tea tree, immediately cover the
pot and head with a towel and inhale for 3 minutes. Keep
Eyes Closed.

Elecampane Respiratory Tea

Elecampane is used for chronic lung conditions, asthma,
bronchitis, colds and pleurisy. Simmer 1/2 ounce of dried
root in one pint of water for 20 minutes. Drink after
meals.

Eucalyptus Chest Rub

40 drops essential oil of Eucalyptus
10 drops essential oil of Camphor
2 drops essential oil of Wintergreen
1 drop essential oil of thyme
1 ounce Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon Beeswax

Preparation: Add the beeswax to the olive oil and heat
until the beeswax is melted. Use very low heat or a
double boiler to prevent burning the oil. When the wax is
melted, remove the oil from the heat then add the
essential oils and stir to blend. When the mixture is cool
it is ready to use. You can make this using only the
eucalyptus oil if prefered.

To use rub a small amount on the chest as needed to
relieve congestion.




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A homemade inhaler

very easy to stick in a pocket or purse. This is made by
simply saving an empty chap stick tube. Wash out with
hot soap and water to remove all traces of chap stick and
let air dry. Next put a piece of cotton in the inhaler and
measure the drops of essential oils for your blend directly
on the cotton.

Old Fashioned Mustard Plaster

Mix one part mustard powder with 4 parts of flour. add
enough water to make a thick paste. Rub a little warmed
olive oil over the chest then apply the mustard paste to
chest, lung areas and upper back, keeping it in place with
a clean cotton cloth.

You can use powdered ginger root instead of mustard as
well.

Vapor Rub

40 drops essential oil of Camphor
30 drops essential oil of Eucalyptus
15 drops essential oil of Wintergreen
1 ounce Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon Beeswax

Preparation: Add the beeswax to the olive oil and heat
until the beeswax is melted. Use very low heat or a
double boiler to prevent burning the oil.

When the wax is melted, remove the oil from the heat
then add the essential oils and stir to blend. When the
mixture is cool it is ready to use. You can make this using
only the eucalyptus oil if necessary.

To use rub a small amount on the chest as needed to
relieve congestion.




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Fenugreek Sore Throat Tea

Fenugreek's soothing mucilage may help relieve sore
throat pain, cough, and minor indigestion. Gently boil 2
teaspoons of bruised seeds per cup of water. Simmer 10
minutes. Drink up to 3 cups a day. to improve flavor add,
honey, lemon, anise or peppermint.

Do not give medicinal preparations to children under 2.
for older children and the elderly start with low strength
preparation and increase strength if needed.

Honeysuckle Sore Throat Syrup

Gather two cups of leaves and flowers from wild
Honeysuckle vines. If you can't get the flowers, leave
them out of the recipe.

Bring 1 quart of water to a boil and add the two cups of
honeysuckle leaves. Gently simmer for 10 minutes and
strain.


Add the "tea" back to the pot and add 1 cup of honey or
any sugar to the pot and bring to a boil and boil for one
minute and remove from heat. Add any flavorings at this
time to the syrup. My children love it when I add one
packet of lime Kool-aide.

Store in fridge up to a month or freeze in small batches
and take out what you need at one time.

This cured a strep throat in my daughter during a severe
mono infection when no antibiotics would work. Now it
has been a standby in our home for over 10 years.

Dosage: 1 oz every two hours for 5 yr. olds and up to
adult.




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Sage Sore Throat Gargle

1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dreid plantain
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dreid honeysuckle flowers
2 cups boiling water

Make and infusion, sweeten to taste and use as a gargle
for sore throats as needed.

Sore Throat Gargle

Put two cups of water into a saucepan and bring to boil.
Remove from heat and add 5 heaping tablespoons of
Calendula flowers (fresh or dried). Cover and let steep
for 15 minutes.

Strain through cheesecloth and use as a gargle for sore
throat while the liquid is still warm.

Sore Throat/Laryngitis

1 part   marshmallow root
1 part   mullein
1 part   licorice root
1 part   blue malva flowers

Mix in equal parts. Steep 1 teaspoon in 1/2 cup boiling
hot water. Sweeten with honey or rice syrup.

Sore Throat Tonics

2 teaspoons honey. 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or to
taste, 1 cup water. boil water, add honey and lemon.
Drink to relieve sore throat.

Other remedies:
Gargle with hot salt water.1/2 teaspoon salt to 8 ounces
of water 4-5 times a day.


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Licorice Root. Suck on Licorice candy made from real
licorice or drink a tea by steeping 1 teaspoon of licorice
root in 1 cup of hot water for 3 minutes.

                                 Sore Throat
                            Herb                   Administration
                    •   echinacea                infusion or tincture
                    •   garlic                    raw or in capsules
  Externally
                    •   agrimony               gargle with an infusion
                    •   myrrh
                    •   sage



Tonsillitis Tea

2 parts Echinacea, 2 parts Poke root, 2 parts Red Sage,
1 part Blam of Gilead. Mix all herbs together and use 1-2
tsp per cup of boiling water. Simmer for 10 minutes and
drink 1 cup every 2 hours.

Antichill - Cold Ginger Wine / Whiskey

1pt. brandy
several pieces fresh bruised ginger root

Steep 1-2 t. root in brandy or whiskey for 7-10 days.
Strain, use in tsp. doses when you have a cold or chill or
add a tsp. to hot peppermint tea or sage tea.

Blood Purifier for Colds

2 oz. Echinacea root, 1 oz. Yellow Dock root, 1 oz.
Golden Seal root, 1/2 oz. Ginseng root.

Powder herbs and mix together. Put into size 00 capsules
and take 2 capsules 3 times a day for 10 days.

This combination is good for just about any illness.


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Cold and Flu Combo

3 parts Echinacea, 3 parts Goldenseal Root, 2 parts Pau
D Arco, 2 parts peppermint leaf, 2 parts Mullein, 1 part
Ginger Root. Combine all of the herbs together.

Place 2 Tablespoons of mix in jar that can be completely
covered. Pour 6 ounces of hot water over the herbs and
seal. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain herbs. Drink 1
cup 3 times a day. Inhale the tea to relieve sinus
congestion.

Colds:

2 drops lavender
2 drops rosemary
2 drops eucalyptus

Add 2 drops lavender, 2 drops rosemary and 2 drops
eucalyptus to 2 teaspoons milk or cream. Pour into a
warm bath and soak. or
Mix 2 drops lavender, 2 drops eucalyptus and 2 drops tea
tree oil. Place in a diffuser and diffuse into your room.

Cough/Cold Infusion

    1.   Bring water to a boil, remove from heat.
    2.   Add herbs.
    3.   Steep covered for 20 minutes.
    4.   Strain, add honey for taste.

            •   1 pint water                        •   Honey
            •   2 Tbsp dried chamomile
            •   handful red clover dried
            •   1/2 tsp. slippery elm
            •   1 tsp. mint dried




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                                  Colds
                                                        Administratio
                                Herb
                                                             n
                   •   echinacea (leaves, flowers)             infusion,
                   •   elder (leaves, flowers,                  tincture
                       berries)
                   •   eyebright (leaves, flowers)
                   •   ginger (root)
  Internally       •   peppermint (leaves)
                   •   yarrow (leaves, flowers)
                   •   catnip (leaves)
                   •   Hyssop (leaves, flowers)                infusion
                   •   borage (leaves)                           tea
  Externall                                                  steam
                   •   Thyme (leaves)
      y                                                    inhalation



To Combat colds and flu - daytime:

2 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Tea Tree

Add 2 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops lavender, 2 drops
peppermint and 2 drops tea tree to a steaming bowl of
water - let stand so that the steam diffuses into the room
(or add same essential oils to a tea candle diffuser).

How to Sweat Out That Cold Or Flu With Herbs

At the first sign of a cold or flu, take these steps and you
may alleviate the symptoms or prevent them from
becoming worse.

     1. Be sure to read safety tips below before you start.
     2. 1 hour before you start, prepare a tea of diuretics
        and heating herbs.

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    3. The tea can consist of peppermint, yarrow,
       chamomile, ginger and cinnamon. Personally, I
       like ginger and cinnamon with a bit of
       peppermint.
    4. Make a separate strong tea of ginger to add to
       bath water or put in a muslin bag to hang under
       the running bath water.
    5. If you are feeling really yucky, steep the bag in
       the bath water for a while. Add a handful of
       mineral salts to the water.
    6. Do not use very hot water. You want to draw the
       fever out, not force it inward.
    7. After 20 - 30 minutes, remove yourself from the
       water. Wrap up really good or go to bed. Wrap up
       in warm clothes or a blanket with another cup of
       ginger / cinnamon tea.
    8. You can also work up a good sweat through
       exercise if you are at the very first stages but not
       if the illness is stomach or intestinal.
    9. Drink the same heating tea or take capsules 1
       hour prior to exercising.
    10.Wear sweats and be careful not to overexert or
       push yourself to exhaustion.
    11.Wash off with a warm, but not hot shower.
    12.Replenish your water; do not dehydrate yourself.

Tips:

    1. Do not perform sweat therapy if severely over or
       underweight, weak or debilitated
    2. Wait at least a couple of hours after eating solid
       food.

Flu Capsules

This is a good capsule to take to lessen the length and
severity of colds and flu. Mix together in the blender 1
tablespoon each of the following dried herbs:

Yarrow
Elder Flowers
Boneset

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Verbena
Peppermint
Powdered Valerian Root
Horehound

Place the herbal mixture in capsules and take 2 capsules
every 3 to 4 hours until symptoms are relived.

                                  Flu
                         Herb                   Administration
                   •   catnip (leaves,
                       flowers)                 infusion, tincture
                   •   boneset (leaves,
                       flowers)
  Internally       •   yarrow
                   •   echinacea

                   •   garlic              Take up to 6 fresh cloves
                                           per day or use capsules.
                   •   rosemary
  Externally                               Use spirits in rubbing
                                           alcohol for massage.



For Colds and Flus:

    •   Drink 3 cups of cayenne tea daily.
    •   3 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil in a vaporizer
        is good to relieve upper respiratory.
    •   For congestion relief, make a tea of fresh
        parsley, steep the parsley in hot water for a few
        minutes then sip tea slowly. Drink daily.
    •   For breathing problems: eat something spicy,
        such as eating a chili pepper, whole garlic or
        gargle with tabasco sauce in a cup of water.




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Hot Toddy

1. Pour hot steaming boiling water into cup.
2. Add 2 tsps. lemon juice.
3. Add 2 tsps. honey (any kind).
4. Lightly dip one herbal tea bag (any flavor) in cup.
5. Sip slowly. Repeat every two hours (or as needed) for
cold/flu.

Optional:
Add 1 tsp. of rum, brandy, or cordial.

NOTE: The purpose of this drink is threefold:
1. The hot steam from the boiled water will help loosen
the mucus in your nose and throat and enable you to
breathe more freely.
2. The lemon dislodges the mucus from your throat and
adds much-needed vitamin C.
3. The honey not only coats your throat to prevent
redness, but also soothes the throat irritation from the
dislodged mucus, as well as adding nutritional benefits.
4. If you add the alcohol, it helps to "sweat" out whatever
fever you may have and helps you sleep better.

Adding the tea is not necessary unless you want
additional flavoring, but do not use regular tea as most
are caffeinated. Green tea is my personal favorite for this
drink.

What I've particularly noticed is that upon drinking two or
three cups of this tea (spaced two hours apart), cold
symptoms are reduced dramatically within 24 hours.

To Combat colds and flu - nighttime:

2 drops Lavender
2 drops Tea Tree

Add 2 drops lavender and 2 drops tea tree to a steaming
bowl of water - let stand so that the steam diffuses into
the room (or add same essential oils to a tea candle
diffuser).


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Sinusitis Tea

1 part Echinacea, 1 part Goldenrod, 1 part Goldenseal, 1
part Marshmallow leaf.

 Mix all ingredients together and use 1-2 teaspoons per
cup of boiling water. Simmer for 15 minutes and drink 1
cup every 2 hours.

                                Sinusitis
                           Herb                  Administration
                      •   elder                infusion or tincture
                      •   eyebright
   Internally
                      •   goldenrod
                      •   goldenseal
                      •   Eucalyptus        oil as steam inhalation or
   Externally
                                                rubbed on sinuses



Asthma Infusion

Coughwort (3 parts)
Plantain (3 parts)
Sage (3 parts)
Silver Mullein (1 part)

Steep 2 to 4 heaping tsp. of the mixture in 1 cup of
boiling water, let it stand for 15 minutes, strain and add 2
tbsp. of honey. Take 1 to 2 tbsp. every hour.




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                           Digestion
Appetite Stimulant

Wahoo bark
White oak
Goldenseal
Sarsaparilla
Wild cherry bark
Boneset

Mix in equal parts. Boil 1/2 gallon of water with mixture,
boil down to 1 quart and take 1 tbsp. with each meal and
at bedtime.

Nausea

Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 Tsp dried chamomile
and steep 10 minutes. Strain. Add 1/4 Tsp cinnamon to
the tea before adding sugar to taste.

Bergamot Nausea Tea

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.

Coffee Enema

An enema introduces about a quart of fluid into the colon.
The fluid is retained for 15 minutes. A hanging bag is
often used to provide gravity pressure. You can easily do
this by yourself.

A coffee enema stimulates the liver to dump bile,
throwing off toxins in the process. It does not have the
same effects on digestion as when coffee is taken by
mouth.


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Do not use decaffeinated or instant coffee. Add 6
tablespoons of ground coffee to 2 quarts of water and
boil for 15 minutes. Filter out grounds and allow to cool to
body temperature before use.

Coffee enemas are helpful in overcoming toxic
headaches while fasting or other detoxification programs.

Constipation Massage:

6 d. rosemary oil * 6 d. thyme oil: in 1 oz. olive or almond
oil. Massage on abdomen in a clockwise circular motion.

Diarrhea Massage:

5 d. lavender oil * 5 d. patchouli oil * 5 d. cypress oil: in
20 ml of carrier oil. Massage onto abdomen in a
clockwise motion.

                                 Diarrhea
                                Herb                    Administration
                     •   agrimony (leaves,              infusion, tincture
                         flowers)
                     •   lady's mantle (leaves)
  Internally
                     •   meadowsweet (leaves,
                         flowers)
                     •   ribwort (leaves)



Digestion Tea

     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.




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Tips:

    1. Keep covered while steeping, this is a secret to
       the effectiveness of many tea herbs to keep the
       volatile oils in.
    2. I prefer one or two slices of fresh ginger however
       a pinch of powdered works as well.
    3. Powdered caraway and cinnamon may also be
       used as a substitute for seeds or bark.
    4. Cinnamon is added for taste and warming during
       cold winter months.

What You Need:

        1 teabag chamomile tea
        1-2 peppermint tea
        Ginger, raw or pwdr.
        Caraway (optional)
        Cinnamon (optional)



                            Diverticulitis
                              Herb                 Administration
                     •   caraway                   infusion, tincture
                     •   chamomile
   Internally
                     •   echinacea
                     •   willow bark
   Externally        •   peppermint                    poultice




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                                Flatulence
                                Herb                   Administration
                     •   caraway (seeds)               infusion, tincture
                     •   fennel (sprigs, roots)
                     •   ginger (root)
   Internally
                     •   meadowsweet (leaves,
                         flowers)
                     •   peppermint (leaves)



                                 Gastritis
                             Herb                    Administration
                     •   chamomile
                     •   English mallow                  infusion
                     •   meadowsweet
                         (leaves and flowers)
  Internally                                     Before meals, take up
                                                 to 5 grams of
                     •   slippery elm            powdered bark in
                                                 capsules or mixed with
                                                 water.



Heartburn

In 2 tablespoons grapeseed or other veg. oil add 6 drops
eucalyptus oil and 9 drops peppermint oil. Rub a small
amount on belly. If really bad, also add 1 drop
peppermint oil into a teaspoon of honey and stir that into
a cup of hot water and sip slowly.

Hemhorroids Bath:

5 d. cypress oil * 3 d. juniper oil * 3 d. frankincense oil.
Blend in 1 TBSP carrier oil




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                                Hemorrhoids
                              Herb                  Administration
                    •       horse chestnut
  Internally        •       lady's mantle              tincture
                    •       tromentil
                    •       ribwort
  Externally                                           ointment
                    •       witch hazel



Nausea Inhalant:

1 d. lavender oil 1 d. peppermint. Place on tissue inhale

                                     Nausea
                                Herb                 Administration
                        •    chamomile                   infusion
                        •    cloves
   Internally
                        •    ginger
                        •    peppermint



                               Ulcers -- Peptic
                                 Herb                  Administration
                    •       cabbage (leaves)                juice
                    •       linseed (whole plant)            tea
   Internally
                    •       meadowsweet (leaves)          infusion
                    •       slippery elm (leaves)    powder in capsules




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                                  Worms
                            Herb                  Administration
                     •   garlic                       tincture
                     •   pomegranate
   Internally
                     •   pumpkin seed
                     •   wormwood
                     •   aloe                    ointment applied
   Externally
                                               around anus at night.



                     Dyspepsia (stomach upset)
                                Herb               Administration
                     •   chamomile (leaves)            infusion
                     •   ginger (root)
   Internally        •   meadowsweet
                         (leaves, flowers)
                     •   peppermint (leaves)



Hot All-Purpose Poultice:

5 d. cypress oil: in 4 oz. of hot water. Wring out a peice
of fabric in the water. Apply to stomach for stomachache
or period cramps.




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                          Ears
Treatment For Ear Infections

Otitis Media is inflammation of the middle ear, usually
due to a bacterial infection.

Reduce congestion in ears/sinuses

When there is retained mucus, it makes a happy home
for bacteria. Remove the gunk and the bacteria are less
likely to keep coming back.

Improve immune function (internal)

If a mother is nursing an infant that has ear infections,
she can take immune-building herbs and transfer the
benefits to her baby in her milk.

Vitamin A

        Vitamin A is needed by the immune
        system to function effectively however
        vitamin A supplements have not been
        studied as a treatment for ear infections
        specifically.

        Vitamin A supplements have helped
        vitamin A-deficient children with measles
        or infectious diarrhea in many studies.
        Glasziou PP, Mackerras DEM. Vitamin A
        supplementation in infectious diseases:
        a meta-analysis. BMJ 1993;306:366-70.

        Consider supplementing 5,000-10,000
        IU/day of vitamin A for children with ear
        infections.




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Vitamin C

       Vitamin C is needed by the immune
       system to function effectively however
       vitamin C supplements have not been
       studied as a treatment for ear infections
       specifically.

       Vitamin C increases immune function in
       most studies.

       Consider supplementing 500 mg and 1,000
       mg/day of vitamin C for children with ear
       infections.

Zinc

       Zinc is needed by the immune system to
       function effectively however zinc
       supplements have not been studied as a
       treatment for ear infections specifically.

       Zinc supplements increase immune
       function

       Consider using 25 mg/day of zinc for
       adults and lower amounts for children in
       approximate proportion to their weight.

Echinacea

       Echinacea supports healthy immune
       function.
       Echinacea lowers the risk of colds and
       upper respiratory tract infections which are
       common in children who get ear infections.




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Goldenseal

         Goldenseal has antimicrobial activity and
         is helpful for recurrent ear infections.

Garlic

         Garlic is an effective immune support
         herb. See also Garlic Oil, below.

         A garlic enema may also be helpful. I do
         not have recipe proportions for this.

Kill bacteria, Relieve pressure, Relieve pain
(external/topical)

Colloidal silver can be used directly to kill bacteria.

Garlic oil in eardrops helps kill the bacteria. Some
sources recommend using garlic oil directly in the ear or
even that a partially-crushed garlic clove be placed over
the ear for ear infections including swimmer's ear. Garlic
oil may be too strong to use undiluted. Garlic Oil drops
are usually diluted with 4 parts olive oil.

Tea tree oil in eardrops helps kill the bacteria. Just a few
drops at a time will do.

Nature's Sunshine CBG extract can be used as
eardrops or as a carrier for additional ingredients.

Olive oil can be used as a carrier for stronger ingredients
in eardrops such as garlic oil.

Onion - A large onion baked, and placed (not too hot)
over ear has been helpful. Onion contains some of the
same immune-benefiting chemicals as garlic.

Mullein Flower oil in eardrops help reduce the pain.


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Gaia Mullein/Hypericum Oil drops

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum) oil

Treating Swimmer's Ear

Causes

Swimmer's ear is an inflammation of the external ear canal.
The result may be itching, pain or temporary hearing loss. After
swimming or showering you may notice your hearing is fuzzy,
which indicates water in the ear. There may also be an infection
in the outer ear, too, that appears later. Use this simple test to
see if you have swimmer's ear: grab your ear and pull it forward
gently, and wiggle it. If the pain increases you more than likely
have an ear problem that can be helped with one of the
following remedies. If the pain stays the same, you may have a
middle ear problem which will need medical attention. Other
symptoms of an inner ear infection are: hearing loss, a
yellowish or milky discharge from the ear, or a sudden, sharp
pain in the ear.

Tips

Keep your ear dry while it is healing. Use ear plugs or Vaseline-
coated cotton balls when swimming or showering.

CAUTION: If you have an earache, fever, chills or discharge
from your ear, see your doctor immediately.

Remedies

Folk

Alcohol, rubbing Rubbing alcohol not only kills germs but
causes water trapped in the ear to evaporate. See the remedies
below under vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar If you notice water stopping up your ears,
put three or four drops, diluted in equal parts with water or

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alcohol, in your ear after showering or swimming. This is a good
preventive measure against future infection.

Hair dryer Use the warm (never hot!) setting of your hair dryer
and place it about an arm's length from the ear and slowly
move it back and forth. Test it on your wrist after it has been
running a while before using it on the ear. The warm air will
evaporate any trapped water.

Vinegar (distilled white) Put 2-3 drops of full strength white
vinegar into the ear every two hours. This will be effective
against any bacterial or fungal infection.

• Another similar remedy is to make a 50/50 mixture of vinegar
and warm water and apply four drops in the ear three times a
day for three days. However, the water can harbor bacteria and
fungus.

One of the other two vinegar remedies is preferred. Pull on the
earlobe to straighten out the ear canal. This will get the drops to
their destination. The alcohol may sting, but this needs to be
done.

• A third vinegar remedy is to make a 50/50 mixture using equal
parts of rubbing alcohol and distilled white vinegar. Put the
mixture in a clean eyedropper bottle.

 The alcohol will kill germs and evaporate any water that's
trapped in the ear. Use several drops after swimming.

Tilt your head and pull your earlobe to get the mixture into the
ear canal. This will help cure swimmer's ear or prevent it from
happening in the first place. See the caution warning below.

These remedies can be mixed up in a clean eye dropper bottle.

CAUTION: Consult with your doctor before using these
remedies if you have ever punctured your eardrum or
had ear surgery (including having tubes inserted).



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Earache Tincture

Fill a small jar with mullein flowers and cover with olive
oil. Allow to strand in the sun for 1 week, shaking daily.

Strain and place in sterile jar.

Apply 3 - 4 drops to affected ear as needed and cover
with a warm cloth.

                                   Earaches
                           Herb                  Administration
                       •   echinacea             infusion, tincture
   Internally          •   ribwort
                       •   goldenseal           capsules, tincture
                       •   mullein            Use cold infused oil as
                                                   eardrops.*
   Externally          •   goldenseal     Add 10 ml tincture to 100 ml
                                          water and use solution as
                                          eardrops.*
 * Caution: never use eardrops if there is a chance that the eardrum
 is punctured.

 It's a good idea to use an antibiotic herb such as echinacea along
 with eardrops.

 Mullein Garlic Ear Oil

1/4 cup Mullein Flowers
3 cloves Garlic
Olive oil

Preparation: Chop the garlic into small pieces. Place the
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Cover the mullein flowers with olive oil and allow to set in
the sun for several days, or heat over very low heat for 4
hours. I

f you are using fresh mullein flowers, cover your jar with
cheesecloth rather than a lid to allow moisture to escape.

Strain the oil through cheesecloth and store your oil in a
small dropper bottle in the refrigerator.

To use warm the oil to body temperature by placing the
bottle of oil in a glass of hot water for a few minutes.
Insert 2-3 drops in the affected ear 2-3 times per day.

If there is fluid oozing from the ear or any chance that the
ear drum is perforated do not use the ear oil and consult
your doctor.




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   Emotional & Nervous System
                                 Anxiety
                            Herb                 Administration
                     •   lemon balm          tincture, infusion, tablets
                         (leaves)
                                             Take 1 ml tincture 3
                     •   passion flower      times a day or take an
   Internally                                infusion.
                     •   chamomile           tincture, infusion, tablets
                         (flowers)
                     •   valerian (leaves,
                         flowers)
                     •   lavender               bath, compress on
   Externally
                         (essential oil)             forehead



Calming/Relaxing Aromatherapy Blend

Ingredients:

    •   1 ounce carrier oil such as sweet almond
    •   10 drops Roman Chamomile
    •   5 drops Lavender

Directions: Mix the oils well and add to a clean, air-tight
dark glass container. Massage gently into the feet of the
individual who requires increased calm. Giving yourself a
foot massage with this relaxing oil is also delightful.
Roman Chamomile has a strong sedative effect, so do
not plan to drive or concentrate after using this blend.

If you prefer to make a diffuser blend, make a blend with
a ratio of 2 drops Roman Chamomile to 1 drop Lavender
and add to your diffuser.




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Nervine Tonic One

1 part Chamomile
3 parts Lemon Balm
1 part Oats
1/2 part Rose hips
This is an herbal infusion.

Nervine Tonic Two

1 Part Chamomile
1 part Valerian
1 part Scullcap
2 parts Red Clover

Blends to Ease Feelings of Panic and Panic Attacks

The below blends can help during times of panic.

        Blend #1

             •   2 drops Helichrysum
             •   3 drops Frankincense

        Blend #2

             •   1 drop Rose
             •   4 drops Lavender

        Blend #3

             •   1 drop Neroli
             •   4 drops Lavender

        Blend #4

             •   1 drops Rose
             •   4 drops Frankincense



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Directions: Select one of the blends shown above.
Then, choose which method you'd like to use the blend -
diffuser, bath oil, massage oil or air freshener

Treating Alcoholism

Alcohol withdrawal can be difficult and complex.
Professional medical help is important for chronic
alcoholism.

The total cost in the U.S. in 1985 for health care,
accidents, and lost productivity due to alcoholism was
$120 billion. (U.S. Office of Technology Assessment)

Restore Nutritional Integrity

Protein

Eat adequate protein. Include protein in breakfast; do not
try to get by on coffee and pastries.

Supplement with amino acids

l-Glutamine

Support Carbohydrate Metabolism

Chromium and Vanadium supplements

Fight Depression/Anxiety

St. John's Wort - Reduced depression, reduces anxious
feeling of need.

Reduce alcohol cravings

Calamus is an anti-addictive bitter.

Kudzu reduces alcohol consumption in Golden Syrian

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hamsters.

Skullcap helps with alcohol withdrawal

Reduce sugar cravings

Alcohol is metabolized as a carbohydrate. Many people
crave sugar when they give up drinking. The legendary
banjo player and singer Charlie Poole used to refer to his
whiskey as "heavy sugar." He died in 1931 at the age of
39 from complications of alcoholism.

Support Adrenal Glands

Licorice Root with Potassium supplements or DGL -
Supports the adrenal glands. When the adrenals are
strong, there is less of a "roller coaster" effect of feeling
high and then low.

Pantothenic Acid - At least 1200 mg/day

Support Nervous System

Passion flower is a relaxing nervine

Support Digestive Function

Quassia is a digestive bitter

Cayenne helps with stomach disorders of alcoholism

Replace Depleted Nutrients

B-Complex vitamins

Magnesium




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Substitute Relaxing Herbs

Kava Kava is a central nervous system depressant
without the intoxication of alcohol.

Treating Addictions

B-Complex vitamins are often depleted by stress
including addiction.

l-Glutamine

Support the Nervous System

St. John's Wort supports nervous system to reduce
tension of withdrawal. It helps preserve and recycle
seratonin, the "feel good" neurotransmitter.

5-HTP provides the metabolic precursors that the brain
uses to create more serotonin, the "feel good"
neurotransmitter.

Chamomile is very relaxing.

Siberian Ginseng is a general systemic adaptogen to
help deal with the stress of withdrawal.

Support Carbohydrate Metabolism

Addicts often have problem processing and storing
carbohydrates and may abuse their carbohydrate
processing systems with jolts of refined sugar.

If the liver store of glycogen is exhausted to quickly, the
body feels a sudden low. During the low, the craving for
the addictive substance will be much greater because
your experience is that the substance either dulls the bad
feeling or stimulates the body to demand another rush of
energy from these exhausted organs.


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Chromium supplements can help reduce cravings by
increasing the efficiency of sugar metabolism. You may
temporarily use more than the bottle recommends; up to
800 mg/day in divided doses.

Support the Adrenal Glands

Licorice Root supports adrenal glands to reduce cravings
Licorice Concentrate: Nature's Sunshine Licorice ATC

Pantothenic acid helps the adrenal glands and increases
available energy - Use up to 1500 mg/day.

Support the Nervous system

Jamaican dogwood is sedative.

Skullcap is a relaxing nervine.

Wild oats helps tone and restore the nervous system.

GABA (Gama-aminobutyric acid) promotes relaxation.

DL-phenylalanine is a synthetic amino acid preparation
that helps relieve pain. It can also be used to moderate
withdrawal reactions.

Additional Herbal Approaches

Lobelia may be used in combination with Chinese
Ephedra. The lobelia is relaxing to smooth muscles while
the Ephedra is a systemic stimulant. The lobelia is a
"smart" herb that will activate appropriate channels of
elimination. The Ephedra will stimulate adrenal function
to avoid the feeling of a crashing low.

The lobelia may move poisons from the lungs to the
stomach which may result in vomiting. Ephedra should
be used with caution if the adrenals are already abused
and weakened.

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Dietary Considerations

Addicts are often protein deficient.

Relaxing Tea

1 cup Nettles
3/4 cup Oatstraw
3/4 cup chamomile
1/4 cup St. John's Wort
1/4 Scullcap
1/4 cup Passion Flower

Mix dried herbs together and store in a glass jar in a cool,
dark place. Use 1 tsp - 1 tbls. per cup of tea.

Stress Relief Sock

Get an old stretched-out tube sock and filled it with a
huge amount of rice, put oh maybe 7-10 drops of
lavender EO in it , knot it, and throw it in the microwave
for about three minutes. Then wrap it around your neck.
Well let me tell you! The whole thing took me maybe 5
minutes to make and right now it is my #1 possession in
life.

Stress Relieving Blends

The below blends can help during times of stress.

        Blend #1

             •   3 drops Clary Sage
             •   1 drop Lemon
             •   1 drop Lavender

        Blend #2

             •   2 drops Roman Chamomile
             •   2 drops Lavender

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             •   1 drop Vetiver

       Blend #3

             •   3 drops Bergamot
             •   1 drop Geranium
             •   1 drop Frankincense

       Blend #4

             •   3 drops Grapefruit
             •   1 drop Jasmine
             •   1 drop Ylang Ylang

Directions: Select one of the blends shown above.
Then, choose which method you'd like to use the
blend - diffuser, bath oil, massage oil or air
freshener

Wine Tonic

Put 1 cup of Sage in the blender and add 1 pint of
burgundy or claret. Blend until sage is in very small
pieces. Allow to age for several weeks and strain. Take
during times of stress or as a general tonic but the
tablespoon as needed.

Nerve Pain Soother

             •   15 ml Hypericum
             •   4 drops German Chamomile in Jojoba
             •   2 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
             •   2 drops Marjoram
             •   2 drops Rosemary

Apply mixture to affected area.




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Feverfew Tonic

Pour 1 pint boiling water over 1 ounce dried feverfew. Let
steep 15 minutes, covered. Strain and sweeten. Drink in
1.2 cup doses for 1 day. This is a stimulant for the
nervous system

Ginseng Tonic

Blend together:

2 tsp. American Ginseng Root
4 tsp. Licorice
1 tsp. Korean Ginseng
1 tsp. Astragalus
2 tsp. Nettles
1 tbls. Siberian Ginseng
1 tbls. Alfalfa Leaf
1 tsp. Ginger

                                 Neuralgia
                       Herb                    Administration
                   •   St. John's                  infusion
  Internally           wort
                   •   vervain
                   •   lemon           rub a fresh slice or a little juice
                                           over the affected area.
 Externally        •   St John's wort apply infusion to affected area
                   •   vervain               compress soaked in a
                                                  decoction



Energizing Blends

The below blends can help energize and stimulate you
when you are fatigued.

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              •   2 drops Basil
              •   1 drop Cypress
              •   2 drops Grapefruit

        Blend #2

              •   3 drops Grapefruit
              •   2 drops Ginger

        Blend #3

              •   2 drops Rosemary
              •   3 drops Bergamot

        Blend #4

              •   2 drops Peppermint
              •   1 drop Frankincense
              •   2 drops Lemon

Directions:

Select one of the blends shown above. Then, choose
which method you'd like to use the blend - diffuser, bath
oil, massage oil or air freshener

Ginseng Tonic Tea - for fatigue

1 part white Asian ginseng root
1 part red Asian ginseng root
1/2 part Chinese licorice root
1/2 part Chinese red jujube date

Steep 1 tablespoon in 1 cup of boiling hot water.

A Good Stimulant

Add 3 tablespoons of angelica to 1 cup of boiling water.
Cover and steep 10 minutes. This really perks you up.


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Take when you feel the need to add "get up and go" to
your system. Aids in loosening and eliminating the
catarrhal discharges from the urinary and bronchial
systems.

Good expectorant to use during colds and to treat chest
complaints.

 Aids in eliminating gas, so would be used to treat colic
and indigestion also.

Anti - Depressive

Put a handful of fresh chopped rosemary into a bottle of
white wine. Let is sit about 4 days. Strain and use by the
tablespoon as needed.

Working Spritz- Clear Thinking:

3 d. rosemary oil
* 3 d. lemon oil
* 3 d. basil oil: in 1 oz of water.

Blends to Combat Anger

The below blends may help bring calm during times of
anger.

         Blend #1

              •   1 drop Rose
              •   3 drops Orange
              •   1 drop Vetiver

         Blend #2

              •   3 drops Bergamot
              •   1 drop Ylang Ylang
              •   1 drop Jasmine


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       Blend #3

            •   1 drop Roman Chamomile
            •   2 drops Bergamot
            •   2 drops Orange

       Blend #4

            •   3 drops Orange
            •   2 drops Patchouli

Directions: Select one of the blends shown above.
Then, choose which method you'd like to use the
blend - diffuser, bath oil, massage oil or air
freshener

Blends to Help with Depression

The below blends can help during times of anxiety.

       Blend #1

            •   1 drop Rose
            •   3 drops Sandalwood
            •   1 drop Orange

       Blend #2

            •   3 drops Bergamot
            •   2 drops Clary Sage

       Blend #3

            •   1 drop Lavender
            •   1 drop Ylang Ylang
            •   3 drops Grapefruit

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            •   2 drops Frankincense
            •   1 drop Lemon
            •   drops Jasmine or Neroli

Directions: Select one of the blends shown above.
Then, choose which method you'd like to use the blend -
diffuser, bath oil, massage oil or air freshener

Blends to Ease Fear

The below blends can help during times of fear.

       Blend #1 - Suited for Times When You
       Also Need to Be Energized

            •   3 drops Grapefruit
            •   2 drops Bergamot

       Blend #2 - Suitable for Times When You
       Need To Be Relaxed and Calm

            •   2 drops Clary Sage
            •   2 drops Roman Chamomile
            •   1 drop Vetiver

       Blend #3

            •   3 drops Sandalwood
            •   2 drops Orange

       Blend #4

            •   2 drops Jasmine or 2 drops Neroli
            •   2 drops Frankincense
            •   1 drop Clary Sage

Directions: Select one of the blends shown above.
Then, choose which method you'd like to use the
blend - diffuser, bath oil, massage oil or air

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freshener

Blends to Ease Loneliness

The below blends can help during times of loneliness.

       Blend #1

              •   1 drop Rose
              •   2 drops Frankincense
              •   2 drops Bergamot

       Blend #2

              •   2 drops Bergamot
              •   3 drops Clary Sage

       Blend #3

              •   3 drops Bergamot
              •   2 drops Roman Chamomile

       Blend #4

              •   2 drops Frankincense
              •   3 drops Clary Sage

Directions: Select one of the blends shown above.
Then, choose which method you'd like to use the
blend - diffuser, bath oil, massage oil or air
freshener

Blends to Enhance Happiness

The below blends can help enhance happiness, joy and
peace. Citrus oils are a wonderful choice when seeking a
pleasant, happy environment, and they are inexpensive.

       Blend #1

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             •   3 drops Bergamot
             •   1 drop Ylang Ylang
             •   1 drop Grapefruit

        Blend #2

             •   1 drop Geranium
             •   2 drops Frankincense
             •   2 drops Orange

        Blend #3

             •   2 drops Sandalwood
             •   1 drop Rose
             •   2 drops Bergamot

        Blend #4

             •   2 drops Lemon, Orange or
                 Bergamot
             •   2 drops Grapefruit
             •   1 drop Ylang Ylang, Rose or Neroli

Directions: Select one of the blends shown above.
Then, choose which method you'd like to use the
blend - diffuser, bath oil, massage oil or air
freshener

Working Spritz- Focused:

3 d. basil oil
* 3 d. rosemary oil
* 2 d. lemon oil: in 1 oz of water.

Blends to Enhance Memory and Concentration

The below blends can help enhance memory
recollections, memory retention, and help concentrate.



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         Blend #1

             •   3 drops Rosemary
             •   2 drops Lemon

         Blend #2

             •   4 drops Cypress
             •   1 drops Peppermint

         Blend #3

             •   1 drop Basil
             •   2 drops Rosemary
             •   2 drops Cypress

         Blend #4

             •   3 drops Lemon
             •   2 drops Hyssop

         Blend #5

     •   2 drops Peppermint
     •   3 drops Lemon

Directions: Select one of the blends shown above.
Then, choose which method you'd like to use the
blend - diffuser, bath oil, massage oil or air
freshener

Blends to Help Cope with Grief

The below blends can help during times of grief. Rose is
noted to be especially helpful during times of grief, so
you will notice that it is an ingredient in all of the below
blends.

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              •   2 drops Rose
              •   3 drops Sandalwood

        Blend #2

              •   2 drops Rose
              •   3 drops Cypress

        Blend #3

              •   1 drop Neroli
              •   1 drop Rose
              •   3 drops Sandalwood

        Blend #4

              •   1 drop Rose
              •   1 drop Helichrysum
              •   1 drop Cypress
              •   2 drops Frankincense

Directions: Select one of the blends shown above.
Then, choose which method you'd like to use the blend -
diffuser, bath oil, massage oil or air freshener

Guilt Reliever:

8 d. sandalwood oil
* 8 d. neroli oil
* 4 d. geranium oil: in 20 ml. of carrier oil.

Blends to Help Increase Confidence

The below blends may help enhance your confidence.

        Blend #1

              •   2 drops Bay Laurel
              •   3 drops Bergamot

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        Blend #2

            •   3 drops Orange
            •   2 drops Rosemary

        Blend #3

            •   4 drops Bergamot
            •   1 drop Jasmine

        Blend #4

            •   3 drops Grapefruit
            •   2 drops Cypress

Directions: Select one of the blends shown above.
Then, choose which method you'd like to use the blend -
diffuser, bath oil, massage oil or air freshener

Memory Lapses:

If you find yourself the victim of frequent problems with
your memory, use rosemary to counteract the problem. It
works as a room spray, as an inhalant, or on a cold
compress applied to the forehead and temples.

Memory Retention Capsules

Try this recipe for memory retention caused by poor
circulation. Take the herbal capsule along with a multiple
vitamin B complex tablet. Mix together in the food
processor 1 tablespoon each of the following herbs:


Butcher's Broom
Lecithin
Apple Pectin
Cayenne Pepper
Place in #00 capsules. Take 2 capsules morning and
evening. For the first month, take a B complex tablet with

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the morning capsule. Thereafter, take 2 capsules daily
and continue taking 1 tablet of the B complex vitamins
daily.

Working Spritz- Productive:

3 d. peppermint oil
* 2 d. lemon oil
* 2 d. juniper oil: in 1 oz of water.

Blends to Reduce Irritability

The below blends can help reduce irritability.

         Blend #1

              •   3 drops Mandarin
              •   2 drops Lavender

         Blend #2

              •   2 drops Lavender
              •   1 drop Neroli
              •   2 drops Roman Chamomile

         Blend #3

              •   1 drop Neroli
              •   4 drops Sandalwood

         Blend #4

              •   2 drops Mandarin
              •   3 drops Sandalwood

         Blend #5

     •   3 drops Roman Chamomile
     •   2 drops Mandarin

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Directions: Select one of the blends shown above.
Then, choose which method you'd like to use the blend -
diffuser, bath oil, massage oil or air freshener

Blends to Aid Self Confidence and Insecurity

The below blends can help alleviate

        Blend #1

             •   3 drops Bergamot
             •   1 drop Jasmine
             •   1 drop Vetiver

        Blend #2

             •   2 drops Cedarwood
             •   1 drop Bergamot
             •   1 drop Frankincence

        Blend #3

             •   4 drops Sandalwood
             •   1 drop Jasmine

        Blend #4

             •   2 drops Frankincence
             •   3 drops Sandalwood

Directions: Select one of the blends shown above.
Then, choose which method you'd like to use the blend -
diffuser, bath oil, massage oil or air freshener

Working Spritz- Stress Free:

4 d. geranium oil
* 4 d. lavender oil: in 1 oz of water



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Stress Reliever Eye Pillows

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. Note:Migraine
sufferers should not add scent.

Valerian Root Tincture

Although this tincture is a great sedative, it is also use to
clean sores, clod sores, poison ivy rash, and a host of
other skin ailments. It is wonderful for certain tension
headaches and for sinus headaches.

It is truly a great relaxant. Since it is a great muscle
relaxant, it would be helpful to take orally for sore
muscles or when suffering from back injury.

Dosage for adults would be half a dropperful every 4
hours or so for muscle spasms due to back pain.

The smell is awful, so I place the liquid in #00 capsules
and give the dosage that way. Skullcap is a good
substitute if valerian is not available. Both have a
sedative effect. Just add 4 ounces of valerian (or
skullcap) to 1 pint of vodka or other alcohol and allow to
sit 2 weeks. Strain and bottle.



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Blends to Ease the 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 because they are energizing
and uplifting oils.

 Orange, lemon and grapefruit oils are inexpensive
(especially orange) and are also favored by many people,
so your whole household may enjoy the aroma.

       Blend #1

            •   3 drops Orange
            •   2 drops Grapefruit

       Blend #2

            •   4 drops Orange
            •   1 drop Ylang Ylang

       Blend #3

            •   3 drops Orange
            •   2 drops Ginger

       Blend #4

            •   3 drops Grapefruit
            •   2 drops Cypress

       Blend #5



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            •   3 drops Bergamot
            •   2 drops Clary Sage

       Blend #6

            •   3 drops Bergamot
            •   1 drop Neroli
            •   1 drop Jasmine

Directions: Select one of the blends shown above.
Then, choose which method you'd like to use the blend -
diffuser, bath oil, massage oil or air freshener




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                          Eyes
                             Eye Infections
                          Herb                    Administration
                     •   echinacea                infusion, tincture
   Internally        •   eyebright
                         (leaves, flowers)
                                           Bathe the eyes in an
                                           eyewash of weak, well-
                     •   agrimony
                                           strained infusion (use
                         (leaves, flowers)
                                           about 10 g herb to 500 ml
                                           water.
  Externally         •   eyebright           Soak a pad in an infusion
                         (leaves, flowers)   and apply to the eyes as a
                     •   pot marigold        compress, or bathe the
                         (flowers)           eyes in an eyewash of
                                             water with 5-10 drops
                                             tincture.



Herbal Eye Pillow Blends

Ingredients:

    •    Relaxing - Lavender, Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Rosemary
    •    Headache - Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary
    •    Sinus - Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Spearmint,
        Lavender

Be creative - consider using essential oils in a mixture of
rice, use just the herbs for your pillow, or a combination
of herbs and essential oils. Find out which way works
best for you!

Puffy Eyes:

1 d. chamomile oil: on a cool, damp ball of cotton wool.


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Apply to closed eyes for ten minutes.

Sore Eyes:

1 d. fennel oil: on a cool, damp ball of cotton wool. Apply
to closed eyes for ten minutes.

Tired Eyes:

1 d. chamomile oil: on a cool, damp ball of cotton wool.
Apply to closed eyes for ten minutes.

Eye Wash For Tired Eyes.

You can use any of the following herbs.

Borage.
Cotton Lavender.
Hyssop.
Rose Water.

Fill a saucepan with a litre of water, drop in 1oz of dried
herbs, simmer for twenty minutes.

Strain the decoction at least three times through a coffee
filter, this ensures that all the floaty bits are gone.

Please note this is just a pick me up, if you have eye
problem see your doctor.




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                   For Men
                     Prostate Problems
                    Herb                  Administration
               •   buchu (leaves)         tincture, infusion
               •   horsetail
                   (leaves and
Internally         stems)
               •   saw palmetto     Add 10 g berries to 500 ml
                   (berries)        water for a decoction or take
                                    up to 2 ml tincture per day.




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                     For Women
Cramps Bath:

5 d. marjoram oil * 5 d. basil oil. Blend with 1TBSP
carrier oil

Hot Flash Tea

2 parts sage
2 parts motherwort
1/4 part dong quai

Menopausal Formula

1 part Chasteberry
1 part Dong Quai
1 part Wild Yam Root
1/2 part Hops
1/2 part Valerian
1/2 part Passionflower
1/2 part Dandelion Root
1/2 part Uva-ursi
1/2 part Cornsilk
1/2 part Juniper berries


Place herb in glass jar and cover with 50% alcohol
(Vodka or clear rum is best). Shake daily, strain after 6
weeks and use.

                               Menopause
                            Herb                 Administration
                      •    black cohosh         infusion, tincture
                      •    chaste berry
   Internally
                      •    St. John's wort
                      •    motherwort




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Menstrual cramps

respond to essential oils especially when used in a warm
bath with Epsom and Sea Salt

Essential Oils useful for cramps are:

     •   Chamomile
     •   Cypress
     •   Basil
     •   Carrot Seed
     •   Frankincense
     •   Clary Sage
     •   Juniper
     •   Jasmine
     •   Lavender
     •   Rosemary
     •   Marjoram
     •   Nutmeg
     •   Peppermint


                          Menstrual Problems
                               Herb                    Administration
                     •   For Painful Periods:         infusion , tincture
                         black cohosh,
                         chamomile, feverfew ,
  Internally             hop, valerian
                     •   For Heavy Periods:           infusion , tincture
                         lady's mantle ,
                         shepherd's purse



Period Cramp Poultice:

3 d. juniper oil * 2 d. clary sage oil: in 600 ml of hot
water.




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Wring out a piece of fabric in water, and apply to
forehead or back of neck. Re-apply when it has cooled to
body temperature.

                                     PMS
                              Herb                     Administration
                      •    evening primrose                  oil
                      •    chaste berry        infusion or tincture
   Internally         •    skullcap
                      •    St. John's wort
                      •    valerian



To Relieve Bloating

Ingredients:
    •   1 cup boiled water
    •   1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

        Combine ingredients and drink while still
        warm. You can sweeten with a little honey

                                  Cramps
                                Herb                     Administration
                  •       black cohosh (dried root)      infusion, tincture
                  •       hop (female flower
  Internally              inflorescences)
                  •       skullcap (leaves, flowers)
                  •       valerian (root, rhizomes)
                                                         massage with oil
 Externally       •       rosemary (leaves)
                                                            infusion




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Vaginal Dryness

Mix 2 parts Jojoba Oil with 1 part melted Cocoa Butter to
make 1 ounce. Add, 3 drops Sandalwood and 1 drop
Geranium. Stir while warm to an even mix. Allow to cool
to solidify. Smooth the mixture with fingers over the
tissue two times a day & before intercourse. You may use
1 drop of Neroli in place of Geranium. Completely Safe.




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                  Hands & Feet
Athlete's Foot (Tinea) Powder

             •   4 tablespoons Orris Root Powder
             •   2 drops Patchouli
             •   2 drops Niaouli
             •   2 drops Lavender (Tasmanian)

Treating Corns

Causes

The cause of corns is shoes that do not fit well. They rub on
your toes and feet causing a build-up of skin and pressure on
nerves. The first thing to do is get proper fitting shoes, then try
one of these remedies to get rid of the corns and calluses.

Remedies

An easy method to relieve corns is to soak your feet in plain
lukewarm water for 5 to 10 minutes, then use a pumice stone to
gently rub off the dead skin a little at a time. If you have
diabetes, decreased sensation or poor circulation, check with
your podiatrist before you begin this program. After you have
rubbed your feet, use a moisturizing cream such as vitamin E
cream or vitamin E oil to help keep your feet soft.

Folk

Apple cider vinegar Soak a small piece of cloth in vinegar and
bind it on the toe; leave it on day and night. The corn will come
out by the root. Another variation is to soak the feet in a shallow
pan of warm water with half a cup of the vinegar. Rub down the
corns and calluses with a clean pumice stone.

Castor oil Touch the corn with a toothpick soaked in castor oil.

Lemon Soak the feet in warm water for 15 minutes; apply a

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small piece of the inside of a lemon peel to the corn; tape it and
leave it on overnight. In three days the corn should lift off.

• In addition to applying the lemon poultice mentioned
above, put 1-2 drops of the essential oil of lemon on the
corn during the day by using a Q-Tip to apply the oil.
Don’t put the oil on the surrounding skin.

Martha's Foot Soak

To make the foot soak, combine 1 1/4 cups of Epsom
salts with an equal measure of kosher or sea salt in a jar.

  Add a 1/4 cup each of baking soda and cornstarch, up
to 1/2 teaspoon oflemon essential oil, and up to 1/4
teaspoon of spearmint essential oil.

Attach the lid, and shake the jar to combine.

Pour the mixture into a bag, and use within a few weeks.

Athlete's Foot:

3 d. lavender oil * 2 d. tea tree oil: in 4 oz. of hot water.
Soak foot in water for at least 15 minutes. Eucalyptus oil
may be substituted for tea tree oil.

Athlete's Foot and Ringworm:

1 drop lavender
2 drops tea tree

Add 1 drop lavender and 2 drops tea tree oil to 1
teaspoon of our massage oil base (or any plain
base/carrier oil). to the massage base. Stir gently to mix
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        Headaches & Migraines
Treating Hangovers

Prevention Techniques

Almonds American Indians claim that eating 6 raw almonds
before imbibing helps prevent intoxication.

Bifidus powder Put a teaspoon of bifidus powder in a glass of
water and drink before going to bed. Bifidus is the "friendly"
bacteria that detoxifies acetaldehyde, a digestive byproduct of
alcohol that is a major cause of hangovers.

Evening primrose oil helps prevent hangovers. Take two
teaspoons.

Peanut Butter Eating peanut butter before drinking is an
African remedy.

Sports drinks, high in electrolytes, will help replenish what the
kidneys have excreted during drinking. Take before bedtime.

Time imbibing Women who drink right before menstruating
when their estrogen level is low are more prone to get drunk
and are more nauseated afterward than during the rest of their
cycle.

Tomato juice To help stop the urge for alcohol drink a tangy
drink, such as tomato with the juice of one lemon added.

Water One of the best preventive measures is to drink 2-3 large
glasses of water before you go to bed. Drinking alcohol is very
dehydrating and hydrating your system helps counteract the
effects of the alcohol.

Tips

Exercise will help get rid of your hangover by helping the body

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rid itself of toxins. The increased circulation gets blood and
oxygen to your oxygen-starved brain.

A good, brisk walk will also increase circulation with the results
mentioned above.

While painkillers will provide immediate relief, they can cause
problems for the kidneys with long-term use.

Remedies

Folk

Activated charcoal Take one tablet of activated charcoal per
drink while you are drinking. The charcoal absorbs the
impurities in the alcohol which are the cause of the hangover.
The charcoal also absorbs important nutrients, so if you are a
heavy drinker, don't use this remedy daily as you will end up
with nutritional deficiencies.

Apples eaten on an empty stomach the day after drinking is an
effective remedy.

B-vitamins Take the vitamins before you go to bed and let
them work their magic while you sleep. If you forget, take them
immediately upon arising. B-Vitamins are important in aiding
the carbohydrate (alcohol) metabolizing process and in dilating
blood vessels.

Chicken soup Grandma's old stand-by, chicken soup, seems
to work as well for hangover problems as it does for colds.

Honey Take 2-6 teaspoonfuls of honey every twenty minutes
upon awaking, depending on the severity of the hangover.
Continue with the honey until you start to feel better, then take
four teaspoonsful with your first meal. The potassium in the
honey helps counteract the effects of the alcohol and will
decrease the cravings for it. Alcoholic drinks are acidic in
reaction and satisfy your natural desire for an acid, the same as
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body chemistry and make appropriate changes in diet and
supplementation. In addition, honey contains fructose, a type of
sugar that helps your body metabolize alcohol more quickly.

Kudzu extract(or kuzu) Studies have shown that its
isoflavones, diadzin and puerarin, can help relieve hangovers
quickly!

Lemon Add the juice of one lemon to a cup of black coffee and
drink it unsweetened and without milk.

Lime As soon as you wake up on the "morning after" add two
teaspoons of fresh lime juice and a teaspoon of sugar to 8
ounces of water. Drink it slowly. This concoction will help
stabilize your blood sugar, which will be low after imbibing.

Persimmon Eat a raw persimmon for a headache.

Raw cabbage Eat raw cabbage to dissipate a headache.

Sauerkraut juice Drink sauerkraut juice with some tomato juice
if you don't like it straight. These drinks replace lost nutrients.

Scalp stimulation Pull your hair in clumps so that your full
scalp is stimulated. This remedy brings blood to the scalp and
relieves the headache.

Silymarin, better known as milk thistle, protects liver cells from
alcohol by preventing toxins from entering them and helps to
remove existing toxins. Take two 70 mg capsules with a meal
or before or while drinking.

Thyme Make a tea by lightly crushing five fresh or dried
leaves; place in a cup and fill with water cooled to just below
boiling; cover and leave to infuse for five minutes; remove
leaves and drink.

Tomato juice In addition to being a prevention remedy,
tomato juice contains fructose, a type of sugar that helps
your body metabolize alcohol more quickly. This is


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probably why the morning-after Bloody Mary seems to
work.

Hangover Bath:

3 d. rosemary oil * 3 d. rosewood oil. Blend in 1 TBSP
carrier oil.

Hangover Compress:

1 d. peppermint oil * 1 d. rosewood oil * 1 d. lavender oil:
on a cool, wet rag. Apply to temples for ten minutes.

Headache Inhalant:

1 d. rose oil * 1 d. basil oil * 1 d. orange oil * 1 d.
rosemary oil. Place on tissue or cotton ball & inhale.

Headaches:

2 drops lavender
Massage 2 drops undiluted lavender into the temples and
the base of the skull.

Headache Salts

3/4 C Epsom Salts
1/2 C Baking Soda
1/4 C Fine Sea Salt Crystals
1/8 C Corn Starch
5 Drops each Peppermint, Lavender, Eucalyptus,
Rosemary Essential Oils
1 Drop Blue Food Coloring

Blend salts, soda and corn starch by hand in a large
bowl. Add Oils one drop at a time until strong fragrance is
achieved. Blend 2 drops drop blue colorant until color is
mixed throughout salts.




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Headache Tea

Pour 2 cups boiling water over 3 tablespoons dried
primrose flowers and leaves. Let stand, covered, about
15 minutes. Strain and sweeten. Drink warm or hot. Use
1 heaping Tsp of dried chamomile flowers for each cup
of boiling water. Steep 10 minutes. Strain and sweeten
with honey.

Headache Soap Bars

8 oz White Melt and Pour Soap
1/4 t ground Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Peppermint,
Lavender (each)
4 drops each Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Peppermint,
Lavender essential oils

Chop soap base into small chunks and melt in microwave
at 15 second intervals. Swirl soap to move melted
chunks and return to the microwave.

Repeat for 1.5 minutes or until the soap is melted, but
NOT bubbly. Allow the soap to cool for 1 minute and
slowly fold in remaining ingredients (except ground
leaves) until well blended.

Cool and allow the soap to thicken slightly to suspend
leaves ... or they will float. Ladel soap in to 2 4 oz soap
molds. Allow to harden 2 hours and move to the freezer
for 30 minutes.

Pop out and bring to room temperature. Move to plastic
container or bags to maintain fragrance.

I use these bars in the shower with the steam to allow the
vapors help to relieve tension, common and sinus
headaches.

The peppermint is also soothing when headache is
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                         Headaches
                         Herb                Administration
               •   Feverfew                      tablets
               •   chamomile, valerian,     infusion , tincture
Internally         willowbark, skullcap,
                   wood betony
               •   lavender                     compress
Externally     •   thyme (leaves)             steam inhalant




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        Heart & Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Capsules

Mix together in the blender or food processor 1
tablespoon of each of the following dried herbs:

Stinging Nettle
Spearmint
Elder Flowers
Powdered Valerian Root
Lobelia
Chamomile
Yarrow

This make enough capsules to last about 1 and a half
months if taken on a daily basis.

                       Blood Pressure -- High
                          Herb                     Administration
                  •   garlic (clove)               tincture, infusion
                  •   hawthorn (flowers,
                      berries)
                  •   linden (blossom)
                  •   wood betony (leaves,
  Internally          flowers)
                                             Add 15 g. herb to 500
                                             ml water for an
                  •   yarrow (leaves,
                                             infusion or take up to
                      flowers)
                                             2.5 ml tincture 3 times
                                             a day.




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                   Blood Pressure -- Low
                         Herb                Administration
                                            Take up to 10 ml
               •   rosemary (leaves,        of tincture per
                   flowers)                 day, or use an
Internally                                  infusion.
               •   motherwort (leaves,      infusion or tincture
                   flowers)




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                       Injuries
Abrasions:

5 drops (plus 1) lavender
Clean well with 5 drops lavender diluted in a small bowl
of warm water.
Apply one drop undiluted lavender directly from bottle
and leave to heal.

Aloe Vera Salve

Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 Tsp of pekoe tea and 1
tablespoon of irish moss. Allow to sit until cool. Add 3
tablespoons of aloe gel. Mix well and store in labeled jar.
This salve can be used to heal burns, including sunburns.

Frostbite

Frostbite is the freezing of the skin and tissues underlying it. It
is caused by long exposure to frigid air or icy winds. The cold
stops the blood circulation to the affected areas, usually the
face, fingers and hands, ears, nose, and toes and feet, with the
result being cold, pale hard skin that has no feeling.

If you have frostbite do not rub the affected area with snow!
Expose it to warmth, but not heat, as the skin cannot sense the
temperature. Keep the frostbitten area covered and unexposed
from the cold or wind. With warmth the affected areas will
usually become red and painful. However, if this does not
happen in a short period of time, seek an emergency room.

Prevention

As a preventive measure if you plan to be outdoors where
frostbite is a possibility, large quantities of vitamin C (500 mg or
more) have been shown to help increase the body's production
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Remedies

Folk

Aloe Use a gel or the fresh juice from a plant several times a
day on the frostbitten areas. Not only does it soothe the skin,
but it promotes quicker healing. Should heal frostbite in 6-10
days.

Banana peel Cover the frostbitten area with the inner side of a
banana peel.

Olive Oil Mix 1 oz. each of olive oil, peppermint oil, and
ammonia and rub on frostbitten area.

Water Use cold water to soak frostbitten areas. If the hands are
frostbitten, rub them but do not hold directly to heat.

Balm for Cuts and Scrapes

Ingredients:

       •   3 ounces vegetable carrier oil such as sweet
           almond oil or infused oil such as calendula
           (infused oil of calendula can supply added
           therapeutic benefit).
       •   1 ounce grated beeswax (Many herbal stores and
           health food stores sell pure beeswax.)
       •   40 drops lavender oil
       •   40 drops tea tree oil
       •   4 ounce wide-mouth jar

Directions: Place the beeswax in a microwave safe bowl
and melt in the microwave using a reduced power setting
if you have one. You can also melt the beeswax in a pan
on the stove using a low heat setting. Beeswax is hard to
remove from pans, so please keep that in mind. In a
separate pan, slowly and gently heat your carrier or
infused oil. Pour the warm carrier or infused oil into a
bowl, add the melted beeswax and then stir very well.


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Add the lavender and tea tree essential oils and again stir
well. Close the jar and wait until the ointment has cooled
before using. Remember that all bowl, pans and utilensils
that you use will be hard to clean afterwards.

Balm of Gilead Salve

Place 1 ounce of the buds in 1 pint of hot olive oil and
allow to simmer, covered, 3 hours. Strain and add 1 and
a half ounces of beeswax and a half Tsp of tincture of
benzion to the strained mixture. Test for consistency and
place in sterile jar.This is a good salve to use on burns,
scratches, and swelling injuries.

Bruises:

2 d. lavender oil * 2 d. fennel oil: in cold water. Wring out
a cloth in the water and apply as a cold compress to
affected area.

Healing Bruises

3 teaspoons of dried Marigold flowers (Calendula
officinalis)
1 cup boiled water

Directions:
Allow the flower heads to steep in the hot water for 5
minutes. Strain. Allow to cool. Wipe the bruised area with
the decoction, then cover with a bandage.

                               Minor Burns
                               Herb                   Administration
                    •   lavender                    essential oil diluted
                    •   St. John's wort                    1:10
  Externally
                    •   comfrey (roots, leaves)            cream
                    •   aloe                                juice



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Treatment of Burns

Serious burns require the attention of a health care
professional.

First Aid to reduce initial swelling

Apply cold at least once

Apply Aloe vera gel 1-4 times per day. This is cooling
and healing. Can be applied to gauze to extend contact
time with burn.

For minor burns, soak in or apply diluted Apple Cider
Vinegar.

Promote healing

Colloidal Silver encourages cell dedifferentiation which is
a low-level healing process.

Comfrey leaf is a healing cell-proliferant

Calendula extract or oil promotes healing.

Vitamin E - Pierce the capsule and apply a generous
layer.

Tea tree oil promotes healing of wounds and minor
burns.

Both sugar and honey have a reputation for helping to
heal wounds and burns when applied to site.

Dr John Christopher recommended applying a heavy
layer of a burn salve made from equal parts comfrey,
honey and wheat germ oil where there is no known
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Prevent infection

Colloidal Silver also kills one-cell pathogens within 5-6
minutes on contact.

Tea tree oil also helps to prevent infection

Vitamins and Minerals

Supplement vitamin C and flavonoids to help build
replacement collagen for connective tissue.

Herbs

Herbal Liquid Extracts - Program

        St. Johnswort Flower Oil, use topically
        Gaia Compounded Comfrey Salve, use
        topically
        Calendula Flower Oil, use topically

Calendula tincture promotes burn healing. Dilute 10
drops in 1 fl oz pure water and apply topically 3 times per
day.

Dietary considerations

A increased-protein diet will provide materials needed to
rebuild damaged tissue.

FAST HEALING SALVE

This salve promotes rapid cell growth so wounds heal
quickly with reduced scarring. Do not use this salve over
infected or dirty skin, as new tissue can grown right over
the infection, complicating the wound.

  2 parts St.-John's-wort flower (stimulates nerve
endings to heal)
  1 part balsam poplar buds (anti-inflammatory,

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antiseptic, and paints a thin protective resin over cut to
keep wound clean)
   1 part crushed rose hips (or vitamin E oil 1 tablespoon
vitamin E oil to every 4 tablespoons herb oil)
Optional ingredient: 1 part white pine pitch, for salve
effective against those cracks you get in the sides of your
fingers from working in the garden too much (chilblains)

Follow typical salve making instructions.

Greater Goldenseal Salve

An antiseptic salve that aids in speedy healing and helps
to prevent scarring. Use on minor cuts and other skin
problems.

Ingredients
- 2 stainless steel 1/2 quart pans or 1 cup size.
- 10 one ounce tins.
- 1/8 oz Goldenseal Root Powder
- 1/4 oz Asian Yellow Ginger Powder (Absolutely
Necessary)
- 10 fresh crushed cloves
- 1/4 oz powdered myrrh
- 1 oz Olive Oil
- 1/8 oz powdered Comfrey Leaf
- 8 to 10 oz. petroleum jelly or Beeswax

Place oil in pan and set on very low heat. When it's near
hot-add goldenseal. Stir well then add cloves. Continue
stirring. Let the mixture set on very low heat for 5
minutes. Place petroleum jelly in a second pan and heat
it at medium until hot (but not close to smoking). (A drop
of water will pop and spatter across the surface when
ready.) When hot - add myrrh.

Stir well (remember to check on first pan-it shouldn't cool
too much). Let myrrh heat in very hot oil for 10 minutes
or longer (preferably15 to 20) at low heat. Add ginger. Let
heat for 5 minutes and add comfrey leaf powder. Stir
well.


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Add oil from first pan to the second. Stir and strain the
entire mixture into either the first pan or another
container. Now you are ready to fill your tins.

Salve will set up and be ready to use in a couple of days.

Chickweed Salve

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 half ounces of melted beeswax to the
mixture. Stir mixture while it is cooling, as it will thicken.
Place in a wide mouth jar and label. Great for healing
cuts, burns, and abrasions.

Inflammation-Reducing Compress:

3 d. clary sage oil * 2 d. geranium oil: in 4 oz. iced water.
Wring out a piece of fabric in water, and apply to
forehead or back of neck. Re-apply when it has warmed
to body temperature.

LAVENDER OINTMENT

4 tablespoons olive oil
3 to 4 tablespoons beeswax
3 tablespoons cocoa butter
1 vitamin e capusal
15 drops lavender oil

Combine the olive oil, beeswax, cocoa butter and and
heat in the top of a double boiler. Remove from the heat.
Add the vitamin e, lavender oil and beat well. Pour into
little jars and allow the mixture to cool before covering.

HEALING HERB SALVE

  1 oz dried comfrey leaves
  1 oz dried calendula flowers
  2 cups olive oil
  1 oz pure beeswax


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  4 drops tea tree
  4 drops lavender essential oils
  1 400 vit E

Heat herbs in olive oil over low heat for about 5 hours.
Do not let the oil boil or bubble. A Crock-Pot or the lowest
temperature setting on a range should be suitable for
heating this mixture.

If the lowest setting is too hot, turn off the heat once it
has warmed the oil...it should keep warm for at least and
hour....then repeat the process twice.)

After cooking, strain out the herbs while oil is still warm.
Place 1 1/4 cups of the herb oil in a pan, add beeswax
and heat just enough to melt the wax.

Add essential oil and stir. Finally, pour the salve into wide
mouthed jars.

Store at room temperature. Use for minor scrapes and
cuts, to protect and promote healing.

Minor Burns:

1) To help prevent scarring, break open a vitamin E
capsule and gently wipe the burn with it.

2) The gel from the Aloe Vera plant when placed on a
burn will speed up the healing process and help reduce
scarring.

3) 2 drops lavender
Immediately apply ice cold water for 10 minutes. Then
apply 2 drops undiluted lavender directly from bottle.

Pain Reliever Salve

Mix together 1 ounce of chickweed (reduces
inflammation and aids in healing), 1 ounce of wormwood
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bacterial agent that also helps to relieve pain).

Add the mixed herbs to 2 pints of olive oil and simmer 3
hours. Strain and add 3 ounces of beeswax and 1 Tsp of
tincture of benzion.

Test for consistency before pouring into wide mouth
containers.

                         Sprains and Strains
                        Herb                   Administration
                    •   comfrey       oil infusion or cream massaged
                                              into affected area
  Externally        •   thyme          5 drops of oil in bath or diluted
                                           oil used as a compress
                    •   arnica               cream or compress



                                  Wounds
                               Herb                 Administration
                    •   echinacea                        tincture
  Internally
                    •   calendula
                    •   rosemary with                     Bath
                        lavender or bergamot

  Externally        •   calendula                         cream
                    •   chickweed
                    •   comfrey
                    •   elder




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                        Insomnia
Insomnia Aromatherapy Blend

Ingredients:

    •   10 drops Roman Chamomile
    •   5 drops Clary Sage
    •   5 drops Bergamot

Directions: Blend the oils well in a clean dark-colored
glass bottle. Add 1-2 drops to a tissue and place inside
your pillow to aid you in falling asleep.

If you prefer to make a diffuser blend that you enjoy
during the hour before bedtime, make a blend with a ratio
of 2 drops Roman Chamomile to 1 drop Clary Sage to 1
drop Bergamot and add to your diffuser.

Lavender can also help provide relaxation and
drowsiness, but using more than 1-2 drops can have the
opposite effect.

                                Insomnia
                         Herb                  Administration
                    •    lemon balm
                    •    chamomile            infusion, tincture
   Internally       •    hops                    take at night
                    •    passion flower
                    •    valerian

                    •    hops
                                                    pillow
  Externally
                    •    lavender
                                                     bath

   For Baby         •    chamomile
                                                     bath



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Rest Easy Tincture

    1. Prepare according to tincture instructions below.
    2. Use one part of each herb listed below.
    3. Use one teaspoon as needed. Takes about 20
       minutes to take effect.

What You Need:

       Chamomile
       Catnip
       Hops
       Lemon Balm
       Valerian
       Passion Flower

Sedative Tincture

Place 1 and a half ounces of chamomile and 1 and a half
Tsps of powdered peppermint into a half quart of vodka.
Allow to steep for 2 weeks, shaking daily.

Strain and bottle. Use as a sedative for adults Dosage is
half a dropperful under the tongue, as needed.

For Trouble Getting to Sleep

Pour 1 pint of boiling water over 1 ounce of feverfew
flowers. Cover and steep until cool.

Strain and sweeten with honey. Drink Cool.

Super Sleepy Time

2 parts Chamomile
2 parts passion flower
1 part St. Johnswort
1 part hops flower
1 part valerian root


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1 part cat nip
1 part lemon balm

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

Valerian Tea

Caution: Take this only once a day (at bedtime, to induce
sleep). Pour 1 pint boiling water over 1 Tsp powdered
valerian root. Cover and steep 10 minutes.

Strain and sweeten. Add a pinch of mace as flavoring if
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                 Mouth & Teeth
Treating Impetigo

Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection.

Always wash hands after touching the affected area. Do
not pick the scabs; this will promote the spread of the
infection. The infections should not be covered with
bandages.

It can be difficult to motivate a small child to leave their
impetigo alone. I remember my affected promising me a
record player and a collection of 45 rpm records. I
wanted this enough that I was finely able to stop picking
the scabs long enough for it to heal.

External treatments

Tea tree oil can be applied directly

Grapefruit seed extract at one drop to each fluid ounce
of water and used to bathe the affected area.

Nature's Sunshine Golden Salve promotes healing.

Nature's Sunshine BON-X can be made into a poultice
and applied to the affected area

Internal treatments

Goldenseal is an excellent antiseptic herb

Treating Gingivitis

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gingivae (gums).
Gingivitis is relatively common. It can eventually lead to
loss of the gum and bone tissue needed to support teeth.
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and tissue loss.

Antiseptic and astringent herbs

Herbs that are effective for gingivitis include chamomile,
echinacea, green tea, peppermint, sage, clove, and
myrrh.

A commercial mouthwash formulation successfully treats
gingivitis. (It includes sage oil, peppermint oil, mint oil,
menthol, chamomile tincture, expressed juice from
Echinacea purpurea, myrrh tincture, clove oil, and
caraway oil.)

A commercial toothpaste formulation successfully
manages gingivitis. (It includes sage oil, peppermint oil,
chamomile tincture, expressed juice from Echinacea
purpurea, myrrh tincture, and rhatany tincture.)

Grapefruit seed extract is antiseptic. Use 1 drop per
fluid ounce of water as a mouth rinse.

Chamomile, Echinacea and Myrrh are anti-
inflammatory and antiseptic.

Goldenseal is both antiseptic and astringent.

White oak bark is astringent.

Tee Tree oil is antiseptic and promotes healing.

Neem

Usage options

        Use as a rinse. Liquid extracts may be
        diluted in water and retained in mouth for
        1-5 minutes 3 times/day.



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        Use as brushing powder several times a
        day.

        Use in mouth as "packing" around inflamed
        sites.

        The herbs may be used less often or in
        smaller amounts for maintenance of
        healthy gums.

Vitamins and Minerals

Folic acid

        A mouth rinse of folic acid reduces the
        gum inflammation and bleeding of
        gingivitis. Use 5 ml of a 0.1% solution of
        folic acid twice a day for 1-2 months. Rinse
        for 1-5 minutes and swallow or spit out.

        Supplemental folic acid may help with
        gingivitis. Use 4 mg/day.

        A deficiency of niacin may contribute to
        gingivitis

A deficiency of riboflavin may contribute to gingivitis

Vitamin A

        A deficiency of vitamin A may contribute
        to gingivitis.

        Use up to 100,000 IU/day of Vitamin A for
        the first month. Reduce by half for 2
        months. Reduce by half again for
        maintenance.
        Vitamin A Caution: Women who may
        become pregnant should not use more
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       for birth defects. Long-term use of doses
       greater than 50,000 IU/day may become
       toxic for adults and should be used only
       with the supervision of a health
       professional. Consider substituting beta-
       carotene for long-term use.

Vitamin C/Bioflavonoids

       A deficiency of vitamin C may contribute
       to gingivitis and gingival hypertrophy as a
       symptom of scurvy. A deficiency of
       vitamin C may contribute to bleeding
       gums. Hemorrhages may precede a
       hyperplastic hemorrhagic gingivitis with
       reddish-blue edematous, friable gums and
       localized necrotic lesions.

       Vitamin C plus bioflavonoids (300 mg/day
       of each) improves the symptoms of
       gingivitis. Adding bioflavonoids gives
       better results than vitamin C alone.

       Consider using 3+ g/day to promote
       healing.

Coenzyme Q10

       Coenzyme Q10 has good research for use
       with gum disease.

       Coenzyme Q10 (50 mg/day for 3 weeks)
       relieves gingivitis.

       It is interesting that the gum tissue is very
       similar to heart muscle tissue and
       coenzyme Q10 is well recognized as
       important for heart conditions.




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        Consider using coenzyme Q10 at up to 1
        mg/day per pound of body weight.

Calcium

   Supplementing 1 gram/day of calcium 6 months improves gum
   condition and tooth mobility.



Treating Canker Sores

Canker sores are painful, recurring ulcers (white spots) that
appear inside the mouth on the cheeks or edge of the tongue. It
is generally believed that certain factors, such as stress, poor
dental hygiene, candidiasis, food allergies, and nutritional
deficiencies are possible triggers for canker sores. Keep track
of when you get canker sores so you can determine ways to
avoid getting them.

Causes

Have you been under stress, or recently eaten certain foods,
such as chocolate, strawberries, certain nuts, peanut butter or
cinnamon? Citrus fruits and juices, especially orange, grapefruit
and lemon, and tomatoes are often cited as possible causes.
Eggs, wheat, pork, oranges, honey and brewer's yeast can also
be culprits. Recent dental work, ill fitting dentures or braces can
be causes. Do you suffer from allergies, have recently
menstruated or had antibiotics? Even local injury to the mouth
from brushing your teeth too hard, eating sharp or hard foods,
or chewing can cause cankers. These possible causes may
give you clues as to where the sores came from and how to
avoid them.

It is suspected that food allergies are a major cause of many
cankers. You may want to have allergy tests done or test
yourself by eliminating the suspected foods from your diet for a
few weeks, then reintroduce them one at a time and see which
one triggers a canker. Cutting out sugar, coffee, and spicy or
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the inability to digest the gluten in some grain (wheat, oats, rye
and barley) foods - have a greater incidence of canker sores.
Even without celiac disease, however, a person who is prone to
canker sores may be more sensitive to gluten.

Having too much acidity in your stomach has been reported as
a possible cause. If your body is too acidic and you have to
take antacids regularly.

Nutritional deficiencies are another possible cause. Deficiencies
in iron, zinc, B12, and folate (folic acid) can contribute to
cankers. We suggest taking a good multi-vitamin and making
sure you have a good diet as part of your program to overcome
canker sores. Adding beta-carotene to your diet will speed the
healing of the mucous membranes in your mouth.

Call your healthcare provider if the cankers develop after
starting medication, last more than two weeks, or if white spots
that are not canker sores appear in the mouth and are not
improving in one or two weeks. Also see your doctor if you have
a painless ulcer in your mouth that doesn't go away as it may
be the symptom of a more serious underlying medical
condition.

Wellness Program

The main cornerstone of your Wellness Program will be to
make dietary modifications. First, however, you need to find out
what is triggering your canker sores, then you can implement a
wellness program.

Modify Lifestyle

• If canker sores seem to be caused by stress, begin a
relaxation program or do biofeedback.

• Have a thorough checkup by your dentist to eliminate dental
problems as the cause.




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• If you suspect you may have candidaisis (yeast infection) or
celiac disease, check with your healthcare provider.

• Begin a dietary modification program as outlined below.

Dietary Changes

• Check to see if you have food allergies. Have a blood test
done or do an elimination diet.

• Avoid sweets and citrus fruits, all refined and processed
foods, and coffee and sugar.

• Reduce foods and beverages that create more acidity in the
body. Sodas, for instance, are very acidic.

• Eliminate grain foods if you have determined that this is the
cause of your cankers.

• Eliminate chewing gum, lozenges with sugar, and candy.

• Eat products containing acidophilus, such as yogurt, kefir,
cottage cheese or buttermilk.

Supplements

B-complex vitamin If you are prone to canker sores, take a B-
complex vitamin on a regular basis. B-2 (riboflavin) seems to
be a great help. This prevents the sores from starting or
reduces their duration.

Vitamin C in its various forms has proven successful. The citric
acid will kill the bacteria in the sore and promote healing.

Zinc is also beneficial and should be used in combination with
vitamin C for best results. Take 500 mg of vitamin C and 220
mg of zinc sulfate (with food, as it may upset an empty
stomach) daily until the canker heals. If you get cankers
frequently, take these supplements as a preventive measure,
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unless you have a doctor's permission. Higher doses of zinc
may interfere with the absorption of other important minerals,
especially copper. Try sucking on zinc lozenges (5-10 mg) four
or five times a day.

Remedies

If you do get a canker, here are some remedies to clear it up
and reduce the pain. In general, cankers go away in 7-10 days.
One of these remedies may help you relieve the pain and get
rid of cankers sooner.

Folk

Acidophilus Take 2-4 acidophilus capsules four times a day
with milk. Make sure the tablets contain living organisms. The
milk is an activating culture medium for the bacilli. This will
reduce the pain and speed up healing. Eating plain yogurt (with
acidophilus) with live cultures will add friendly bacteria to your
mouth and help healing by competing with the bad bacteria.
Yogurt seems to stimulates the immune system.

Aloe Use aloe juice as a mouth rinse several times a day.

Alum The preservative alum can be put on the canker. It will
probably burn like crazy for a few minutes and make your
mouth pucker, but it will relieve the pain and help clear the sore
up quickly. Rinse with water after a few minutes. Repeat once
or twice a day, as needed. Alum can be found in the spice
section of your grocery store.

Antacids Antacid formulas, such as Mylanta and Milk of
Magnesia, used as a mouth rinse for a few minutes have been
reported to relieve the pain and speed healing.

Baking soda Baking soda is another time-honored remedy. It
can either be used as a powder directly on the sore or made
into a paste and applied. Use several times daily. It may sting a
bit, but it works by reducing the amount of bacteria in the
mouth. Another remedy using baking soda is to mix a teaspoon
of baking soda with half a cup of warm water and use as a

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mouth wash several times a day, especially after meals and
before bedtime. The pain should lessen in 24 hours and the
sore should disappear within three days. Note: because baking
soda contains a high level of sodium, those who must limit their
intake of sodium should rinse their mouths out thoroughly after
using it.

Copper sulfate (a/k/a bluestone) is an old remedy for canker
sores that goes back at least to the 19th century. It is an
astringent, and was also known as "lunar caustic." It stings upon
application, but the canker sores should be gone in a day or
two. This product may be ordered through chemical supply
companies.

DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) Put it on sores with your fingers or a
cotton ball.

Grapefruit seed extract This extract is a powerful all-around
antimicrobial product and is an excellent disinfectant. Use five
or six drops in a glass of water and use as a mouthwash once
daily.

Hydrogen peroxide Found at your pharmacy, hydrogen
peroxide may also be used as an effective mouthwash. Swish a
capful around in your mouth twice a day and spit out. Another
remedy says to use three parts water to one part hydrogen
peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is very good at killing bacteria, but
use it sparingly when needed unless recommended by your
dentist. It can kill too many good bacteria and cause other
dental problems.

Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum) has a long history of use by
Native Americans. Research suggests that it may be effective
against viruses and is a prime infection fighter. Use an extract
instead of a tincture to avoid getting a full-body rash.

    •   Combine equal parts of tinctures of echinacea,
        calendula, oats, burdock, and lomatium and take 1/2
        teaspoon four or five times a day. This combination of
        herbs will boost the immune system, soothe inflamed
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         and bacteria.

Onion Apply raw onion to the sore.

Papaya Cankers can be cleared up by sucking on or chewing
several papaya tablets a couple of times each day. Fresh
papaya fruit would be good, too, if you can find it, and, if you
live where there are fresh papaya leaves, chew on them.

Plum juice Take two tablespoons of fresh plum juice and use it
as a mouth rinse for several minutes. For a bad sore soak a
cotton ball in plum juice and use it as a compress for a few
minutes.

Soda/salt At the first sign of a canker sore, gargle with a
mixture of 1 teaspoon soda and a pinch of salt in 1 cup of warm
water.

Sorrel Take a fresh piece of this bitter herb and place it on the
sore until it becomes soggy; repeat. It should ease the pain
quickly and speed healing. Sorrel has astringent and antiseptic
properties and has long been used for various skin ailments.

Tea Try using a used tea bag on the canker. Press it on the
sore like a wad of chewing tobacco and hold it there as long as
you can. The tannic acid in the tea will aid healing.

Tea tree oil This oil is derived from the leaves of the native
Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree, and contains antiseptic
compounds that are a very effective skin disinfectant.
Depending on severity, use 5-15% solutions daily.

Water, salt Salt water is another remedy you can use. Mix 2
tablespoons of salt in a 6 ounce glass of warm water and use as
a mouth rinse 3-4 times a day. Both alum and salt help draw
fluid from the canker and help it to heal.

Herbal

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capsules, may effectively treat cankers and other skin problems
such as eczema, boils, acne, herpes and syphilitic sores, styes,
carbuncles, and psoriasis. To make the tea, bring 1 quart of
water to a boil, reduce to simmer, adding 4 teaspoons of cut,
dried root. Cover and let simmer for 7 minutes, then remove
from heat and let steep for 2 more hours. Drink a minimum of 2
cups a day on an empty stomach (more if a chronic problem
exists). You may also use the tea as a skin wash.

Goldenseal Make a mouth rinse of 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2
teaspoon goldenseal powder, and 1 cup of warm water. Use
several times a day. You can also apply a pinch of powdered
goldenseal to the sore.

Lady's mantle Drink an infusion of lady's mantle to soothe the
canker.

Myrrh Another herb, myrrh (Commiphora myrrah) helps cure
canker sores. It can be made into a tea or the powder can be
applied to the sore. To make the tea add 2 sprigs of coarsely
chopped parsley, 3 whole spice cloves, 1 teaspoon of powdered
myrrh, and 1/4 teaspoon powdered goldenseal to 1 pint of
boiling water. Steep. Stir occasionally while cooling, then strain
and use as a mouthwash. This tea will also help with bad breath
and sore throats. To use the powder directly, empty two
capsules onto a clean surface, moisten a cotton swab, dip it into
the powder, and apply directly to the sore. Doing this twice a
day should clear up the sore in less than a week. Another
mouthwash can be made by using 1 teaspoon each of
powdered myrrh, goldenseal and cayenne pepper blended in
one quart of water.

Sage Sage (Salvia officinalis) made into a tea and used
as a mouthwash is effective in healing cankers. It has
astringent and drying properties and was used by Native
Americans to heal sores and cleanse the mouth. You can
also apply a pinch of powdered sage to the sore.

Antiseptic Mouthwash

1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil


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1 drop Thyme Essential Oil
1 drop Eucalyptus Essential Oil
1 drop Wintergreen Essential Oil
1 Tbls. 190 Proof Ethyl Alcohol
6 Tbls Distilled Water

Pour all into to glass jar with tight fitting lid. Shake before
each use.

Use less water and more alcohol if you use 50% alcohol.
The final alcohol concentration should be 15-20%.

Toothache Oil

Clove oil is great to use for toothaches. You can make
your own by mixing together equal amounts of whole
cloves and vegetable oil and allowing it to sit for several
weeks. Cinnamon oil can be made the same way.

Cold Sore Lotion

              •   5 ml Lavender Water
              •   1 drop Lavender (Tasmanian)
              •   1 drop Bergamot
              •   1 drop Geranium
              •   1 drop Camomile in Jojoba Oil

Store in a brown glass bottle.
Apply to cold sore several times per day, or as required.

Cold Sores

Combine Bergamot, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Oil.




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               Immune System
Antiviral Herbs

Lemon Balm, Boneset, Chamomile, Cinnamon,
Echinacea, Ginger, Ginseng, St. John's Wort.

Immune System Stimulants

Barberry, Basil, Boneset, Chamomile, Echinacea,
Ginger, Ginseng, Goldenseal, Gotu Kola, Licorice, Marsh
Mallow, Mistletoe, St John's Wort.

Cold Prevention

1 part horsetail
1 part alfalfa
1 part nettle
1 part red clover 1 part red raspberry
Licorice, orange peel, or anise seed to taste

Pour a quart of boiling water over two to four tablespoons
of herbs; cover and steep for at least 10 minutes--even
overnight; strain.

Ginger Root Tea

Ginger helps fight kill influenza virus and increases the
immune systems ability to fight infection. 1 teaspoon
grated fresh ginger, 1 cup of boiling water. Pinch of
cayenne. Add lemon juice and honey to taste. Steep 10
minutes. Drink as little or as much as you desire
throughout the day.

Immunity Booster

- three cups a day during cold or flu

2 parts echinacea root
1 part hyssop


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1 part peppermint leaf
1 part thyme

Steep 2 tablespoons in 1 cup of boiling hot water.

"No-Sweat" Tea

The following herbs, when brewed and drunk as a tea are
reported to reduce perspiration within 2 hours of use with
its effects lasting several days:

4 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon dried hops
1 teaspoon stinging nettle
1 teaspoon fresh cut rose petals
1 teaspoon fresh or dried strawberry leaves
1 teaspoon fresh walnut leaves
3 tablespoons of dried sage leaves

Combine all ingredients, cover and steep for an hour.
Strain and sweeten with honey if desired.

Rosemary Tincture

This tincture is good to take internally to prevent colds or
to fight infections. Because of the antibiotic nature of this
tincture, it is also good to use to clean cuts and scrapes.
It removes bacteria and prevents infections. Add 4
ounces of rosemary needles to 1 pint of vodka and allow
to sit for 2 weeks. Strain and use a half a dropperful
every 2 hours for a couple of days. Then cut back to 2
times daily for about 2 weeks to treat infections and
colds.

Tonic Mix

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Horehound
Hyssop
Licorice Root
Marsh Mallow Root

Add 2 pint of water. Simmer until the liquid is reduced by
1/4. You should have about 1 an 1/2 pints of the tonic.
Strain and dose with 1/2 cup of the liquid every couple of
hours for 1 day of every week for a month. This tones up
the respiratory tract and also stimulates and nourishes
the adrenal glands.




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             Skin Ailments
                                 Abcesses
                            Herb                   Administration
               •       cleavers (leaves)           infusion, tincture
               •       echinacea (leaves,
                       flowers)
Internally
               •       garlic                        raw, capsules
               •       fenugreek (seeds)                poultice



                                   Acne
                           Herb                   Administration
                   •    cleavers (leaves)              infusion
Internally
                   •    burdock (leaves)
                                              essential oil -- dilute
                                              1:10 with water,
                   •    lavender
                                              rosewater or witch
                                              hazel.
                   •    calendula (flowers)            tincture
                                              Rub affected area with
                   •    garlic
                                              a cut clove.
Externally
                                              Essential Oil -- Dilute
                   •    tea tree              1:10 with water, rose
                                              water or witch hazel.
                                              Liquify cabbage leaves
                                              with witch hazel. strain
                   •    cabbage               and add two drops of
                                              lemon oil. Use as a
                                              lotion.




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Herbal Oil For Scar Tissue

This combination of herbal extracts may help soften and
face scar tissue over time. Don't give up after just a few
applications!! It takes time for herbals to work. You can
double this recipe to make an ounce.

Ingredients:
1/2 ounce rose hips seed oil
2 drops calendula CO2 (select)
3 drops German chamomile CO2 (select)
2 drops helichrysum CO2 (select)

Blending Procedure:

    1. Combine the CO2 extracts in a small container
       and allow to sit for at least a week. This allows
       time for the herbals to mellow together before
       suspending them in the carrier.

    2. Add the CO2 blend to the rose hips seed oil and
       shake gently. It's best to use a dropper bottle for
       this treatment so it can be more easily dispensed.

    3. Apply enough to massage easily and evenly into
       scar tissue 1-2 times daily. Massage gently yet
       firmly to help soften the scar tissue and facilitate
       healing.

    4. The herbals in this treatment may discolor
       clothing so be careful to massage it fully into skin
       before putting on clothing to avoid staining.

Treating Abcesses

Stimulate immune system

Echinacea

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        applied directly to the abscess. A cotton
        pad can be used to hold liquid extract in
        contact with the skin.

Baptisia root (false indigo)

Vitamin A and the carotenoids are needed for immune
activity and tissue healing.

Vitamin C and the bioflavonoids are needed for immune
activity and tissue growth. For instance, vitamin C helps
make collagen which is used in connective tissue.

Zinc is needed for immune activity and tissue healing.

Poultices

Change poultices 3-5 times per day.

Flax Seed

        Grind the seeds and make a paste.
        Change as often as needed.

Plantain

        Use fresh leaf pulp or reconstitute from
        powder.

Calendula

   Grind fresh flowers or reconstitute from powder.
Fungal Infections

Fungal infections may occur in any body tissue that is
sufficiently lacking in vitality. Although you can
effectively work to kill the fungus, it is important to
increase your overall health, vitality and immune system
function in order to keep these infections from coming

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back.

Yeast Infection

    •   Thrush
    •   Toenail Fungus

Herbs

Tea Tree Oil may be applied topically several times a
day to counter fungal infections.
In the case of fungal infection of nails, persistence is
required while the nail fully grows out at least once.

Olive leaf extract is antifungal. It can reverse fungal
toenail infections within a few months when taken
internally. Unlike most medications prescribed for toenail
fungus, olive leaf extract does not damage the liver.

Uña de Gato

Pau d'Arco Use internally or apply liquid extract directly
to the infection.

Grapefruit seed extract (Do not use full strength. Use
about 1 drop per fluid ounce of water.)

Herbal Liquid Extracts - Program for Fungal
Infections

   Gaia Spilanthes Supreme
   Spilanthes Tops and Root (use topically)
   Black Walnut Leaf and Hulls

Treating Age & Liver Spots

Causes

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freckles and are thought to be caused by aging, too much sun,
impaired liver function, and a dietary or nutritional deficiency.
(NB: if you have irregular, dark spots that increase in size or
change color or texture, have them checked immediately by a
doctor. They could be a serious form of skin cancer). As we age
our metabolism changes and the liver may become so
overwhelmed with toxins that it cannot rid the body of them.
Oxidation within the body and the lack of antioxidants also
plays an important role in this process. Age spots are one of the
results. They take years to form and eliminating them will take
time, too, so don't give up. Try a remedy for a few months, and
if the condition hasn't improved, try another one. As a
preventative measure, always use a sunscreen of at least SPF
15 after using one of the remedies, and thereafter.

Wellness Program

In addition to using the remedies mentioned below, some
lifestyle and dietary changes will be beneficial in developing a
general wellness program and may speed the elimination of
these liver spots.

• Begin an exercise program

• Make some dietary changes mentioned below

• Avoid exposure to the sun without proper sun protection

• Cleanse your liver

• Take supplements that will help slow the aging process and
aid in tissue repair

Dietary Changes

Dietary changes are necessary to get some of the metabolic
wastes out of your system and cleanse your tissues. Some of
these factors cause damage to your skin.




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• Begin a detoxification program to clean your tissues and
organs.

• Improve your diet to include fruits and vegetables, especially
in raw form. Drink 8 eight ounce glasses of water daily.

• Avoid sweets, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and junk foods. This
is a main foundation of our over-all Wellness Program.

• Avoid rancid oils. Refrigerate all oils after opening; store nuts
and seeds in the freezer or refrigerator; store grains in a cool
place; avoid all fried foods as the hot cooking oils contain
substances that damage the skin.

Supplements

Beta-carotene Take beta-carotene, an antioxidant that slows
the aging process.

Bioflavonoids Working with vitamin C, bioflavonoids assist in
tissue repair.

Potassium A deficiency in potassium may be one of the
causes of liver spots. Eat potassium-rich foods or take a
supplement.

Selenium You may have a selenium deficiency. If your daily
vitamins don't have selenium, take a selenium supplement for a
few months. In many areas of the country the selenium content
of the soils has been depleted so that we don't get enough in
our regular diet.

Vitamin C An antioxidant, vitamin C helps tissue repair.

Vitamin E Take 1 vitamin E capsule (400 I.U.) daily; at night
puncture another capsule and rub the oil on the spots and leave
it on overnight. You may use castor oil at night instead. Vitamin
E is an antioxidant that slows aging and aids in tissue repair.

Zinc Another mineral supplement to take is zinc. Take 15 mg a

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day for one to two months. Don't take more than 15 mg without
a doctor's supervision, as it may hinder the body's absorption of
other minerals, especially copper.

Remedies

Folk

Aloe Rubbing fresh aloe vera juice or gel on the spots will help
fade them. Use the gel twice a day for a month or two. Juice
from the aloe plant is excellent for healing burns and is also
beneficial as a general healing agent.

Apple cider vinegar Combine two teaspoons of apple cider
vinegar with one teaspoon of orange juice and apply to the
spots, preferably on a cloth or cotton pad that is secured to the
area.

Bilberry This herb slows some of the aging processes and acts
as an antioxidant. Take 4-8 oz. of fresh berries, 80-160 mg of
bilberry extract (25% anthocyanidin), or 20-40 mg
anthocyanosides daily.

Buttermilk Dab buttermilk on the spots. The lactic acid and
other ingredients in the milk are beneficial to the skin.
Buttermilk has been used for generations as a skin cleanser
and as a beauty aid.

Castor oil Apply castor oil on the spots in the morning and in
the evening, and rub well into the skin. The spots should
disappear within a month.

Chick peas Take fresh or canned chick peas (garbanzo beans),
mash about 1/3 cupful and add a little water. Smear this paste
on the spots and leave it there until it dries. Then wash off
completely. Do this every evening.

Dandelion Break open a dandelion stem and rub the sap on
the spots 2-3x per day. Good for warts, too. Will Greer
(Grandpa Walton) used this method successfully.


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Gotu kola Try using the ancient Chinese herb gotu kola. Mix
1/8 teaspoon of powdered herb into a cup of herbal tea or add it
to plain hot water along with 1/8 teaspoon of ginseng and a
pinch of cayenne. This remedy should clear the spots in a few
days.

Lemon juice Dab some fresh lemon juice on the spots twice
daily. If you are going outdoors, wait for the juice to dry as it
increases the skin's sensitivity to sunlight. It may take a few
months, but the acidity in the juice will cause the spots to fade
away.

Onion Grate an onion and squeeze it through cheesecloth so
that you have 1 teaspoonful of juice. Mix with 2 teaspoonsful of
vinegar and rub into the spots. Do this two times a day until the
spots disappear.

• Cut a fresh onion, dip it in apple cider vinegar and rub across
the spots. This will fade the spots in a few weeks.

Walnuts, black Take some green (not fully ripe) black
walnuts and make a few incisions in the outer shell; rub
the juice on the spots. There may be a slight stinging
sensation or the area may turn brown, but this is only
temporary. Very effective.

ANTIFUNGAL SALVE

These herbs may be made into a salve, to help heal
broken and cracked skin, or a vinegar to help relieve
itching when the skin is not broken. Dilute vinegar by two-
thirds with water before applying to cracked or open
tissues. It stains the skin, as iodine does.

This formula works well for athlete's foot, ringworm, and
ectopic or eczematous skin conditions. Follow typical
salve making instructions.

  1 part walnut husks (antifungal)
  1 part thyme leaf (antiseptic)
  1 part rose leaf (astringent)


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  1 part plantain leaf (soothing)

Calendula Oil

     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. 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

Dermatitis Bath:

4 d. geranium oil * 2 d. juniper oil * 2 d. lavender oil.
Blend in 1 TBSP carrier oil.

Eczema Massage:

3 d. bergamot oil * 3 d. geranium oil * 6 d. juniper oil * 3

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d. lavender oil: in 20 ml massage oil.

Eczema

4 oz jojoba oil
10-20 ml Borage Seed oil
12 drops lavender essential oil
12 drops roman or german chamomile essential oil

                               Fungal Infection
                            Herb                    Administration
                   •       calendula
                   •       goldenrod                infusion, tincture
                   •       goldenseal
  Internally       •       thyme

                   •       garlic             Take up to 6 fresh cloves
                                              per day or use capsules.
                   •       myrrh
                                              Add 10 drops oil or 10 ml
                                              tincture to 100 ml water and
                                              use as a wash.
                   •       aloe (gel)         Apply the gel form a fresh
  Externally
                                              leaf directly on the affected
                                              area.
                   •       calendula          Use a cream or ointment or
                           (flowers)          prepare an infusion to use
                                              as a footbath or wash.



                                    Ulcers - Leg
                               Herb                   Administration
                       •    calendula                         oil
   Externally
                       •    comfrey foot                   powder




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Skin Healing Plantain Salve

Use dry plantain - broad or lance leafed - (Plantago spp.).


Put in in a jar and cover it with grainalcohol(95% -
Everclear) so it is barely moistened. Let is soak for 8
hours or so.

Then mix it 1:5 ( weight to volume - so 1 oz herb to 5
fluid oz oil) with olive oil. Put it in a blender and blend it
until the sides of the blender are warm (quite a while).

Now strain it through a fine cloth or something like that
and use the oil to make a salve by heating it and mixing
it with beeswax. Start with 1:5 beeswax to oil ratio, if the
salve come out to soft you can remelt it and add more
beeswax.

This is a wonderful, skinhealing, restorative salve (one of
my friends has switched completely to it as moisturizer)
but what is the coolest about it the color. The green is so
unbelievably vibrant.

Self-Heal Ointment

If you already have made the infused oil you may use
that as the base for the ointment. If not, then start from
the beginning.

1 oz. (30gm) dried or wilted herb self-heal flowers and
herb (most of the water needs to be gone)8 oz. high
quality vegetable oil. Olive oil is usually used, but other
vegetable oils may also be used. Canola and corn oil are
not used, normally. Petroleum jelly may also be used and
produces a product that is waterproof for a longer period
of time.

Clean glass or plastic ointment jars with lids.

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8-9 Tablespoons of grated beeswax

Vitamin E oil

In a double boiler, heat the oil and the herb over
simmering water for 2-3 hours. Do not fry the herb. OR
Place the herb and oil in a clean, clear glass jar and allow
to steep for 2-4 weeks. Shake daily. Placing the jar in a
warm, sunny location speeds the process. When the
infused oil is ready, pour it through cheesecloth to strain
out the herb.

Pour the strained oil into the top of the double boiler and
heat gently; add the beeswax. Stir gently until melted.
Test for consistency by placing a spoonful of ointment in
the refrigerator for 5 minutes until hardened. Add more
beeswax, if needed. (I find 1 tablespoon of grated
beeswax/ 1 oz. oil works well, but you can experiment.)

Add 10-12 drops of vitamin E oil and stir. Vitamin E oil is
an antioxidant and helps preserve the finished product.
Pour warm ointment into clean jars; cover loosely with
wax paper or paper towel until cool. Cover tightly with jar
lids and label.

Herbal ointments usually keep for up to 1 year.

Skin Rash Compress:

3 d. cedarwood oil * 2 d. lavender oil: in 600 ml iced
water. Wring out a piece of fabric in water, and apply to
forehead or back of neck. Re-apply when it has warmed
to body temperature.

Sunburn Bath:

6 d. peppermint oil * 4 d. lavender oil. Blend in 1 TBSP
carrier oil.




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A Sunburn Cooler

1 oz Aloe Vera Gel
1 oz Lavender Hydrosol
10 drops Lavender EO
8 drops Roman Chamomile EO
2 drops Peppermint EO

Mix together, shake well. I put it in a squeeze bottle and
keep it in the refridgerator. Works wonders :-)

A sunburn recipe

Add some lavender to some generic drugstore hand
lotion and slather it on soon after burning. The pain will
go away. Then make the following blend for use after
every bath until it's all better.

Lavender 18 drops
Chamomile (I used English cause that's what I had)6
drops
Geranium 2 drops
Rose absolute 2 drops(just cause I thought it would smell
good, no other real reason)
Peppermint 1 drop ( to cool the skin, still felt warm but
didn't hurt)
Blended into 2 ounces jojoba oil

Apply some onto wet skin from the shower or bath and let
dry au naturel. Put a couple droppers full of the blend into
a couple ounces of neroli hydrosol and sprayed that on
later before getting dressed. Very soothing.

                                Sunburn
                               Herb                 Administration
                         •   calendula                        oil
                         •   aloe                            juice
    Externally
                         •   St. John's wort     oil with a few drops of
                                                        eucalyptus


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                                  Warts
                           Herb                 Administration
   Internally        •   thuja                      tincture
                     •   dandelion            fresh juice applied
                                              several times daily
   Externally        •   garlic             slices under a bandage
                     •   greater                  fresh juice
                         celandine

ACNE TREATMENT:

 Dilute some liquid hand soap and apply a thin layer to
the face. Leave on overnight and it will help to dry up
eruptions. CAUTION: This can dry out the skin pretty
fast, so only use this once a week.

ANOTHER ACNE TREATMENT:

 Make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply to the
face and leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse off with apple
cider vinegar. Rinse again with clear water. Apply
acoating of vitamin E oil to your face and leave on
overnight.

TREATMENT OF ACNE:

 Clean face thoroughly. Apply fresh onion juice to the
area. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse well. Use daily.

A COUPLE MORE TREATMENTS FOR ACNE:

Pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water over 3-4 table-spoons of
dried thyme. Let steep 30 minutes Strain and bottle the
liquid. Keep refrigerated.Teenagers with acne problems
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crushed strawberry.

Leave it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly
withwarm then cold water. This will help to clear
blemishes.

CAUTION: Many people are allergic to strawberries. Try
a patch test before proceeding to use the facial
treatment.




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                  Urinary Tract
Cystitis Bath:

3 d. lavender oil * 3 d. sandalwood oil * 2 d. cedarwood
oil. Blend in 1 TBSP carrier oil.

                                Cystitis
                             Herb                   Administration
                    •   birch (leaves)              infusion, tincture
                    •   buchu (leaves)
                    •   echinacea (roots,
   Internally           leaves, flowers)
                    •   goldenrod (leaves,
                        flowers)
                    •   ribwort (flowers)



Kidney Dysfunction

An excess of chromium may contribute to kidney
dysfunction.

A deficiency of essential fatty acids may contribute to
kidney dysfunction.

A deficiency of potassium may contribute to kidney
dysfunction associated with proteinuria or salt retention.

An excess of selenium may contribute to kidney
dysfunction.

An excess of sodium may contribute to kidney
dysfunction.

An excess of vitamin D may contribute to kidney
dysfunction.


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Disuria (Painful Urination)

An excess of vitamin A may contribute to painful
urination.

Polyuria (Frequent Urination)

A deficiency of essential fatty acids may contribute to
frequent urination.

An excess of lithium may contribute to frequent
urination.

An excess of vitamin A may contribute to frequent
urination.

An excess of vitamin D may contribute to frequent
urination.

Urinary Delay

An excess of S-Adenosyl-methionine may contribute to
urinary delay.

Beneficial Herbs and Supplements

Marshmallow helps if there is blood in the urine. Use
one capsule/hour as needed.

Buchu it is a general kidney tonic.

Nature's Sunshine JP-X is a formula from Dr. John
Christopher for kidney infections. One capsule/hour
maybe used as needed

Vitamins

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Dietary Considerations

Do not drink tap water. Clean filtered water is important.

It may be necessary to severely reduce dietary proteins
for a while. Metabolism of proteins produces waste acids
that must be eliminated by the kidneys. Also avoid acid
forming fruits.

Marshmallow is helpful if there is blood in the urine. 1
g/hour may be taken as needed .

Cystitis Infusion

Linden flower
Elder flowers
St. Johns Wort
German Chamomile flowers
Blackberry leaves

Mix in equal parts. Steep 2 to 4 heaping tsp. of mixture in
1 cup of boiling water, allow to cool, strain and drink 1
cupful 3 times per day, 30 minutes before meals.

Treatment For Cystitis (Bladder inflammation)

Although cystitis is often treated with antibiotics it is
frequently precipitated by antibiotic therapies.

Fight the infection
Goldenseal (take a capsule every 2 hours as needed)

Strengthen the urinary system

Buchu

Cornsilk

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Diuretics

Juniper

Parsley

Herbal Liquid Extracts - Program

   Marshmallow Root
   Pipsissewa Herb
   Horsetail Herb
   Cornsilk
   Gravel Root
   Gaia Usnea/Uva Ursi Supreme
   Buchu


Urinary Tract Infection Bath:

10 d. eucalyptus oil * 10 d. sandalwood oil. Add to a
lukewarm bath.




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              Old Time Recipes
       (note: many of these are downright goofy,
               take with a grain of salt!)

ACNE: Juice from the leaves of a rose hip bush applied
daily over the affected area.

APPETITE - LOSS OF: Boil two cups of dogwood bark
with 2 cups of water and drink 3 times a day.

ARTHRITIS: Two tsps. of powder from a creek willow
bark in a cup of water, drink morning & night.

ASTHMA: Make a pillow, about * inch thick and fill with
rabbit tobacco. This helps night attacks. Or take a stick
the exact length of the sufferer, store it in the attic and
the asthma would go away. Or wear amber-colored
beads.

BALDNESS: Rub cow dung over scalp.

BED WETTING: Make a tea out of corn silks.

BIRTH PAINS: Put a knife between the straw-tick and
the feather bed.

BITES - INSECT: Place a small amount of turpentine on
the bite or hold a chaw of tobacco over it. (this is still
used).

BITES - SNAKE: Slice open a live chicken and leave the
intestines inside. Place over the bite to draw out the
poison.

BLEEDING: Put chimney soot over the wound as
needed; also cobwebs were usedor a mush-room.

BLISTERS: Scrape two carrots, add 2 tbls. lard and 2
plaintain leaves. Stew & strain, apply to blister.


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BLISTERS - FEVER: Put cucumber juice on them.

BLOOD - TONICS: The powdered red roots of a
sassafrass bush, drink 2 tablespoons a day.

BLOOD - POISONING: Use green berries from bullnettle
and boil in a quart of water; drink daily.

BLOOD - PRESSURE: Chop several onions fine and
place in a quart of water for a day. Drink a cup a day for
a week.

BOILS: Take out the inner skin of a raw egg and place
on boil. (Used that one many times!).

BRONCHITIS: Drink a mixture of honey, lemon juice and
alum. (Never heard of the alum).

BRUISES: One egg (shell included), 1 tbl. salt, * pint
turpentine; one large cake of shredded camphor Gum,
one tbl. coal oil or kerosene; one pint apple vinegar. Fill a
bottle 2/3rds full, cork and Shake. Spread over bruise, do
not bandage.

BURNS: Scrape the inside of an "arsh" potato until it is a
pulp and rub on the burn.

CHIGGER BITES: Rub bacon rind over them.

COLDS: * cup molasses, 1 tbl. butter, 2 tbls. White
vinegar cooked 10 minutes. Take 1 tbl. Every hour. OR 1
tbl coal oil, one tsp. turpentine, 1 tbl. lard. Heat and apply
on chest as needed. Onlywear red flannel
underwear. Or, catch a sowbug and put in a bag and
wear around the neck.

COLIC: 1 drop peppermint and 6 tsps hot water. Give 1
tbls. every two hours.




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CONSTIPATION: 1 tbl. white mustard seed and 1/4th
pint syrup; take 1 tbl. a day.

COUGHS: * pint whiskey, 2 boxes rock candy; 1 tbl.
glycerine. Put in bottle and shake, 1 tbl. at a time.

CROUP: One piece of pine and wrap a piece of old
bacon around it. Hold over coals and catch the Drippings.
Give to baby as needed.

CUTS: Rub cow dung over the cut. (I've had that used on
bee stings when I was a child.)

DIARRHEA: Boil the smallest roots of the blackberry
bush in a quart of water until it boils down to 1 pint. Cool
and strain, take 1-2 tbls 3 times daily. (Note, I know those
who will just chew on the roots of the blackberry bush).

EARACHE: Cut a twig from a hickory tree, hold over a
stove until the sweet oil runs out. Use in ear. Or: Pour
warm urine in the sore ear.

EYES - BLACK: A peeled raw potato will draw the black
out.

EYEWASH: Bottle March snow - save for use during rest
of year.

FRECKLES: Locate a stump that has rain water standing
in it and wash the face with the water.

HAIR - LOSS: One bottle of alcohol, one chopped onion,
20 white birch leaves. Bring to boil, let it Sit overnight,
then rub into scalp for 15 minutes.

HEADACHE: Put camphor on a dry cloth and tie around
the head.

HIVES: Mix 2 cups of sheep manure to * gallon of water
to make a tea and drink a cup 3 times a day!

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INDIGESTION: * ounce rhubarb, * oz. Gentian root, * oz.
Orange peel, 1 qt. Brandy. Drink as needed.

INFECTION: * cup epsom salts in a pan of water, soak.

INSOMNIA: 2" onion sliced up and boiled in a pint of
water, strain and drink as a tea.

ITCHING: Sulphur powder mixed with lard. Cover
affected area.

MEASLES. To break out use a 8 oz. Glass of whiskey
and add 2-3 tbls. sugar, fill rest of glass with water. Or:
use sheep dung and make a tea, drink tea. Chicken dung
could be used also.

MOLES: Squeeze juice from a milkweed plant and apply
to mole.

MUMPS: Mix 1 lb. Oatmeal and * pint yeast, heat and
apply to swelling.

NAUSEA: Chew mint leafs.

NERVES: 1 piece rock candy in a jig of whiskey. Drink.

NOSEBLEEDS: Pour a gallon of milk on the back of the
victim's neck. Or fold a piece of paper over and Place on
the upper lip; a bean will also work; or soak feet in cold
water.

PNEUMONIA: Mash cooked onions and put between two
cloths, fasten to victim's chest.

POISON IVY: Put washed leaves of a sweet fern in
boiling water and apply to affected area.

RHEUMATISM: Boil dried apple peelings, strain, drink
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bag - a rabbit foot would also work. Or: turn your shoes
upside down at night. Or put a Copper wire around the
joint (sound familiar?), or carry sulfur in your pocket. Or
break the ice and Jump into the river. Or get stung by
bees. Or blind a live toad and hold it over the
achingplace. Or put the entrails of a chicken on your feet.
Or rub with racoon grease, bacon grease, fishing worm
oil, goat grease or skunk grease. Or:
sleep with a dog or cat as the animal will take your pains
away.

SINUS: 1 tsp salt and 1 cup warm water - sniff through
nasal passages.

SORE THROAT: 1 cup vinegar, 2 tbls. sugar and a
spinkle of black pepper. Gargle.

SPRAINS: Soak brown paper in vinegar and wrap around
affected joint.

STOMACH ACHE: 2 mint leaves in 8 oz. glass cold
water, drink as needed.

SUNBURN: Cider vinegar to affected areas.

TEETHING: Boil catnip, steep, 1 tsp. at bedtime.

THRUSH Let an old woman (preferably a witch) blow in
the child's mouth. Or, let the seventh son or daughter
blow. Even the breath of a jilted lover would work.

TOOTHACHE: Wad of tobacco on sore tools or two
cloves (the latter I've always used!)

WARTS: Rub castor oil over wart. Or take 9 grains of
corn and rub them over the wart. Feed the corn to one
old hen. OR: Steal a dishrag, rub it over the wart, bury
the rag and when the rag is rotted, wart will disappear.

MILD SEDATIVE: Pour 1 pint boiling water over 1 tsp.


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dried catnip. Cover and steep until cool.Strain and
sweeten. Start with 2 Tlb. increase by 1 Tlb. until you find
the right amount. Store inthe fridge.

HOP SEDATIVE: Pour 1 pint boiling water over 1 1/2 tsp.
dried hops flowers. Let steep, covered,10 minutes. Strain
and sweeten. Add lemon juice. Drink the entire pint.

FEVERFEW TEA: Pour 1 pint boiling water over 1 ounce
of feverfew flowers. Cover and steep until cool. Strain
and sweeten with honey. Drink cool.

TO INDUCE SLEEP: Mix 2Tlb dried peppermint with
1Tlb each of rosemary and sage. Pour 1pint boiling water
over the herbs, steep for 5 to 10 minutes, strain and
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                  Insect Repellants
Bug Repellant Cream

1/4 cup pennyroyal-infused grapeseed oil
1/4 cup mineral oil
1 tspn coconut oil
2 Tbsp beeswax
1/8 tspn borax powder
1/4 cup distilled water
5 drops lemongrass EO
3 drops citronella EO
20 drops lavender EO
10 drops rosemary EO
10 drops eucalyptus EO
10 drops pine needle EO
20 drops cedarwood EO

Melt together pennyroyal-infused oil, beeswax and coconut oil.
While wax is melting, put distilled water and borax in a pint jelly
jar, and microwave for less than a minute, to dissolve borax.
When beeswax is melted, pour oil/wax mixture into borax/water
mixture, and stir to blend.

Add all the EO's, then put the lid on the jelly jar and SHAKE
vigorously. Shake, then check, until mixture starts to become a
cream (it wont take long).
Makes 1 pint.

Children's All Natural Bug Repellent

In misting spray bottle add 2-4 drops tea tree essential oil
and 3-6 drops lavender essential oil. (less drops for very
young children, more drops for older children) close and
shake in order to blend oils and create a synergetic
blend.

Then add 3 oz distilled water and 1 oz witch hazel. Avoid
eyes and mouth when misting. Reapply every other hour
in very hot weather.


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Citronella Lotion

2 ounces distilled water
2 ounces olive oil
120 drops citronella essential oil

A lotion is an emulsification of water and oil. To prepare:
Put water into a deep mixing bowl. Begin to drizzle in the
oil slowly and beat vigorously with a wire whisk.

By the time all the oil is added you should have a nice
creamy white lotion. Stir in the citronella oil. Pour into a
lotion bottle and label.

Citronella Repellent

2 ounces witch hazel extract
60 drops citronella essential oil

Preparation: Put 2 ounces of witch hazel into a lotion or
spray bottle. Add 60 drops of citronella essential oil.
Label properly. Shake well before each use.

This is approximately a 5 % dilution. For a 10 % dilution
add 120 drops of citronella. Witch hazel extract is non-
drying and medicinally soothing to insect bites. You may
use olive oil, rubbing alcohol, vodka, or prepare a lotion
in place of the witch hazel.

Herbal Repellent Oil

1 part fresh pennyroyal
1 part fresh thyme
1/2 part fresh basil
1/2 part neem leaf (if available)
tea tree essential oil
citronella essential oil
olive oil

Pick your fresh herbs. Manually remove any dirt then set
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Using 1/4 cup as your part, measure 1/4 cup of
pennyroyal and thyme, and 1/8 cup basil and neem leaf
into a crock pot. Pour in enough olive oil to cover the
herbs plus another inch of oil (approximately 1 cup).

Turn the crock pot on low temperature and heat the herbs
for about 3 hours. An alternative way to prepare your oil
extraction is to place the herbs in a clear glass jar and set
it in the sun for about five days. Shake it once or twice a
day.

When you have finished heating your oil, strain your oil
through a cheesecloth lined strainer. Squeeze out as
much oil as possible.

Measure out how much oil you now have. For each
ounce of oil add 10 drops of citronella essential oil and 5
drops of tea tree oil.

All Natural Insect Repellant Spray

Ingredients:

     •   8oz Distilled Water
     •   1.5 tsp Lemongrass EO
     •   2 tsp Glycerin
     •   1/2 tsp Citronella EO

Directions

I add these ingredients directly to my 8oz spray bottles!
Shake well before use! :o)

Insect Repellant:

10 d. jojoba oil
* 10 d. granium oil
* 5 d. cedarwood oil
* 5 d. sweet bay oil


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* 5 d. lime oil
* 5 d. pine oil: in 2 oz. of vodka.




Natural Alternatives for Insect Repellants

The following essential oils have been found to have
moderate to high effectiveness in keeping various insects
away from you.

     •   To repel mosquitoes: Basil, Cedarwood,
         Citronella, Geranium, Juniper, Rosemary
     •   To repel house flies: Citronella, Geranium,
         Juniper
     •   To repel ants: All Mints
     •   To repel fleas: Cajeput, Lemon, Pine

Insect Repellent

8 ounces of carrier oil (almond or olive)
40 drops Pennyroyal Oil
40 drops Citronella Oil
40 drops Cedarwood Oil
40 drops Eucalyptus Oil
40 drops Aloe Vera Oil
2 capsules of Vitamin E (preservative)

You can add 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol and 1/4 cup of
water to thin this out, but left as is will last longer.

Lemon Balm insect repellant

When bothered by insects in the garden, just pick a few
leaves of lemon balm and rub on the skin. It really works
well! (Not to mention the wonderful aroma)

Moth repellent

In a small sachet or small sock or nylon toe stuff dried


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tansy, yarrow, cedar shavings or a few drops of essential
oil of cedar. Close off and hang in your closet or put in
your drawer to repell moths.




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                       General Teas
Catnip & Chamomile

     •   1/2 cup dried catnip
     •   3/4 cup dried chamomile
     •   1 cup dried lemon balm
     •   1/4 cup dried mint
     •   1/4 cup dried lemongrass

Mix the herbs thoroughly, and store in an air tight
container. For a cup of tea, use 2 tsp in a cup of boiling
water. Steep for 5 minutes and strain out the herbs.

Chamomile Chai

     •   3 tsp fresh ginger root, grated
     •   1 tsp coriander seeds
     •   1/8 tsp cinnamon
     •   1/8 tsp caradmom
     •   1/16 tsp allspice
     •   1 tsp chamomile

Combine everything except chamomile in water and
simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and add
chamomile. Steep for another 10 minutes. Strain out
herbs and serve hot.

Damiana Delight

     •   1 tbs chamomile
     •   1 tbs damiana leaves
     •   1 tbs lemongrass
     •   1 tbs spearmint leaves
     •   1/4 tbs jasmine flowers
     •   1/4 tbs orange peel, grated

Combine herbs in two cups of water, and simmer for 15
minutes. Strain out herbs and serve hot.

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ENGLISH ROSE TEA

  1/2 cup dried red rose petals
  2 tablespoons dried lemon balm
  1 tablespoon dried rosemary

Mix well. Use 1 teaspoon for each cup.

HERBAL ICE TEA

Simply boil water and pour into a crack-proof pitcher. Add
a handful or so of the tea blend and allow to steep in the
refrigerator for about two hours (longer if desired). Strain
off the tea material and pour into another pitcher.
Sweeten with honey and add lemon slices if you like.
Serve over a tall glass of ice with a sprig of mint for the
garnish. Cool, refreshing and healthy!

Honeysuckle Tea

    1.   Boil water.
    2.   Remove water from heat and add herbs.
    3.   Cover and steep 15 min.
    4.   Strain.
    5.   Drink 1 cup 3-5 times per day.

Tips:

    1. For skin blemishes, supplement with dandelion
       and/or burdock root.
    2. Make a stronger tea for topical applications.

What You Need:

    •    1/2 c. honeysuckle flower
    •    1/2 c. chrysanthemum flow
    •    1 quart water




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LAVENDER MINT TEA PUNCH

6 teaspoons dried mint
6 cups boiling water
1 tablespoon dried lavender blossoms
1 liter ginger ale
1 cup purple grape juice
ice cubes with fresh mint leaf frozen in each

Brew the mint in the water in a teapot for ten minutes.
Add the lavender blossoms to the pot. Allow tea to cool.
Strain the tea and add the ginger ale, grape juice and ice
cubes. If serving in a punch bowl, float lavender buds
and mint sprigs on top.

Lavender Verbena

     •   1 cup lemon verbena leaves
     •   3 tbs lavender flowers

Mix the herbs thoroughly, and store in an air tight
container. For a cup of tea, use 1 tsp in a cup of boiling
water. Steep for 5 minutes and strain out the leaves.
Enjoy with a bit of honey.

Peppermint Tea

     •   8 oz peppermint leaves
     •   8 oz lemon balm leaves
     •   8 oz fennel seeds

Mix the herbs thoroughly, and store in an air tight
container. For a cup of tea, use 1 tsp in a cup of boiling
water. Steep for 10 minutes and strain out the herbs.

POTPOURRI TEA

1 cup good black tea
1/2 cup dried rose petals
2 tablespoons dried jasmine flowers
1 tablespoon dried orange peel, freshly grated

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1 tablespoon cassia bark, crumbled
3 sticks cinnamon bark, crumbled
4 whole star anise
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon whole cloves, freshly pounded

Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl with your hands.
Store in airtight tins. Use one heaped tablespoon per pot.

Refreshing Tea

1 part rosemary
1 part rosehips
1/2 part hibiscus
1/2 part raspberry
1/2 part blackberry
1/2 part lemon peel

ROSE PETAL TEA

2 cups freshly picked petals of dark red roses
1 litter water
honey

Place washed petals in a teapot. Pour in the boiling
water, cover and leave the tea to brew for 10 minutes.
Serve this tea hot or iced, with honey to enhance the
delicate taste.

Sage Tea

    •   1/2 oz fresh sage leaves
    •   1 oz fine sugar
    •   1/4 oz grated lemon rind
    •   Juice from one lemon
    •   1 quart water, boiling

Keep water at a simmer, and add the rest of the
ingredients. Steep for 30 minutes. Strain out the herbs
and serve hot or iced.


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ST. JOHN'S WORT HEALING TEAS

Tea for nervous tension:

  1 1/3 oz. St. John's Wort
  1 oz. Lemon Balm Leaves
  1 oz. Valerian

Use 1 tsp. of the herb mixture per cup of boiling water.
Steep for 10 min., strain, sweeten if necessary. Drink a
cup of this tea before going to bed each night for several
weeks to calm overwrought nerves, lift depression, and
help you fall asleep more easily.

Tea for coughing fits:

  1 1/3 oz. St. John's Wort
  2/3 oz. Thyme
  2/3 oz. Linden Flowers

Use 1 tsp. of the herb mixture per cup of boiling water to
soothe irritations of the upper respiratory tract that cause
coughing. Steep for 5-10 min., strain, sweeten if
necessary. This tea has proved helpful with bronchitis
and whooping cough.

Tea for migraines:

  1 2/3 oz. St. John's Wort
  1 oz Valerian
  1 oz. Linden Flowers
  1/4 oz. Juniper Berries

Use 1 tsp. of the mixture per cup of boiling water. Steep
for 10 min, strain and sweeten. This tea helps dilate
blood vessels and improve circulation. If your headaches
are triggered by weather, drink the tea as the weather is
changing




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