Last night I had a wonderful time at our Ladies Homestead Gathering! A few times per year, we do a medicinal swap and for last night we swapped first aid items. Each of us made 15 herbal remedies so we went home with 15 different remedies to stock our apothecary. Much better than a cookies swap!!!!
So here is what I got:
Bug Off Spray, Feverfew capsules, First Aid Cream, Witch Hazel, Bentonite Clay, Elder Berry Elixer, Garlic Oil, Usnea Tincture, Plantain Tincture, Organic Nettle, Jewelweed Salve, Poison Ivy Ointment, Mosquito Repelling Lotion Bar, Neem Soap and Peppermint Lip Balm. Here are a few descriptions:
Bug Off Spray, made by Owl Moon Farms, contains Witch Hazel, Citronella essential oil, Eucalyptus essential oil and Lemongrass essential oil.
Feverfew, made by me, is a capsule filled with organic feverfew(chrysanthemum parthenium) and primarily used for fevers, headaches and taken daily as a preventitive for migraines.
First Aid Cream, sorry not sure who made this, contains coconut oil(an awesome medicinal in iteself!), Lavender essential oil and TeaTree essential oil. Used for minor cuts and scrapes, eczema, cradle cap, diaper rash, cracked winter skin, minor burns, insect bites, athletes foot and acne.
I added all of these amazing remedies to my shelves in the laundry room right with all my loose herbs, beeswax, natural cleansers and soaps.