Olive: Olea Europaea Medicinal Parts: Leaves, bark, fruit. Description: The olive tree is an evergreen native to the Mediterranean area but widely grown in tropical areas and warm climates. Properties and Uses: Leaves: antiseptic, astringent, febrifuge, and tranquilizer. Oil: cholagogue, demulcent, emollient, laxative. A decoction of the leaves or inner bark of the tree is [...]
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Ever wish you could afford to pamper yourself like the celebrities do? There’s no need to dish out your dough to exclusive spas when you can feel like a movie star right at home! This alluringly fragrant milk bath will delight your senses, uplift your mood and clear out the toxins. What You Will Need: [...]
Equal amounts applied over infected area 3 times daily: * Tea Tree * Lavender * Thyme Or… Tea Tree – apply 1 neat drop over the infected area 3 times a day unitl it’s clear. Should take no more than 10 days. After that, apply an oil composed of: * 30 drops Tea Tree * [...]
All natural bug repellents are becoming more common over their toxic counterparts. Why not try to make up your own natural bug repellent and see the different in the lack of fumes (some even smell really good!) and the cheaper price. Most all of these bug repellents incorporate essential oils. Tick Repellent * 20 drops [...]
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. [...]
Try the following blend of essential oils in a warm bath to ease stress and muscle pain: 3 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) 2 drops Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara) 12 drops Frankincense (Boswellia cateri) optional When addressing a physical or emotional ailment or condition, use only Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. Add blend after bath is [...]
Most people who are interested in using essential oils for their home or on their body will simply purchase the oils already in a container. They wont worry too much about how essential oils are made, as long as they smell great and work well. However, the way that essential oils are made is quite [...]
* 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 [...]
Garbage Disposal: To eliminate garbage disposal odors and clean and sharpen blades, grind ice and used lemon and/or orange rinds until pulverized. Kitchen Safety: Fire 1) Emergency fire extinguisher: if a greasy pan catches on fire, turn the heat off and try to cover the pan. Sprinkle powdered baking soda over the fire. (Fill a [...]
Use the ingredients listed below when making your own alternative cleaners, most are inexpensive and you probably already have many of them in your kitchen cupboards. All can be found at your local supermarket, natural food store or drugstore. Used individually or combined, these cleaners are safe, effective and cost-efficient. BAKING SODA (sodium bicarbonate): An [...]
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