Very Top Menu

Archive | DIY First-Aid

Herbal Medicine for Cuts and Bruises

[Excerpted from Herbal First Aid by Michael Castleman, Mother Earth News February/March 2005] Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! Soothe minor cuts, scrapes, burns and bruises – safely and naturally. An estimated 80 percent of […]

Continue Reading 0

Lavender Ointment

* 4 tablespoons olive oil * 3 to 4 tablespoons beeswax * 3 tablespoons cocoa butter * 2 teaspoons lanolin * 10 drops vitamin e oil * 15 drops lavender oil Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – […]

Continue Reading 0

Natural Care For Burns and Scalds

For teas, the rule of thumb is, one teaspoon of herb per cup of boiling water unless otherwise noted.

Unless otherwise noted, steep leaves 5 to 10 minutes in a covered container, twigs, bark and roots, steep 10 to 15 minutes (covered).

Aloe Vera – the juice from the leaves is applied directly on the burn.

Bilberry – Spread berry extract on cleansed skin and cover with a cotton bandage.

Bittersweet – for burns and scalds bathe with extract from the year old greenish brown shoots (or purchase extract). Note, for general skin toning, purchase extract and take a teaspoonful in a little water (this helps the body to eliminate toxins).

Continue Reading 2

A Green Tea Healing Mist

At the beach or at work, get refreshed quickly and easily with this rejuvenating aromatic mist. Not only will it cool you down, but it also nourishes your skin! Combining green tea with these select essential oils will tone your skin, soothe and heal sunburns, and invigorate your skin after sun exposure. What You Will […]

Continue Reading 0

How to Make First-Aid Antiseptic Balm

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! Use instead of antiseptic ointment, this is far superior! * 2 ounces Beeswax * 3 ounces Sweet Almond Oil * 1 ounce Jojoba Oil * 20 drops Wheatgerm Oil […]

Continue Reading 0

Aloe Burn Spray

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! * 20 drops lavender essential oil * 20 drops geranium essential oil * 2 drops rose essential oil (expensive, so use tea tree if desired) * 4 ounces aloe […]

Continue Reading 0

Blends for those Pesky Tiny Insect Bites

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! Gnats and Midges Bites Dilute 3 drops of Thyme in 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar or lemon juice and apply to the bites. This should stop the irritation. Or […]

Continue Reading 0

Insect Bite Soother

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! * 15 ml Calendula (Healing Oil) * 4 drops German Chamomile in Jojoba * 2 drops Niaouli * 2 drops Lavender (Tasmanian) * 1 drop Bergamot Apply mixture to […]

Continue Reading 0

Essential Oil Blend For Bruises

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! * 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. […]

Continue Reading 0

© 2013 Natural Holistic Health Blog. All Rights Reserved.