Herbal Remedies

Here at the herbal remedies page, I will post many remedies that you can make yourself! Sometimes I will have the recipes in a regular post but will always copy the links here so you don’t have to search all over the world!!!

Sprays:

Thieves Formula Spray

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Salves:

 Chickweed Salve. 🙂

1 cup of infused oil 1/4 cup beeswax 5-7 drops of lemongrass or lavender essential oil

To infuse an oil(I am sorry no pics here), take about 2 cups of freshly wilted chickweed(overnight wilt) and 1/2-1 cup of plantain leaves – place in a crockpot and cover with extra virgin olive oil. You can use other really good oils, that is just my preferred. Do not cover!!! Heat on low with a thermometer in the pot, keeping the temp between 95-120. When it reaches the higher temp, turn it down to warm or it will continue to get hotter. We don’t want crispy herbs!!! I leave it in total, about 2-3 hours until it smells nice and herby. Turn it off and let it cool before straining through cheescloth- squishing out all the good stuff. Keep a cup for the recipe and refrigerate the rest for later.

So heat the one cup of oil in a stainless steel pot or double boiler on low and add the beeswax until all is melted. I test the thickness by using a cold spoon that was in a glass of ice water and drizzle some oil onto the cold spoon. Let it sit a minute and test the hardness. If you like a softer salve, add more oil. Harder salve, add more beeswax.

Next place 5-7 drops of your essential oil into each of two 4-oz jars and pour the hot, chickweed/beeswax mix into each jar. Let cool, then close.

Chickweed Salves and Thieves Sprays
Chickweed Salves and Thieves Sprays

Let me know what ya think. 🙂 Have a great day today! Anne-Marie

5 Responses to Herbal Remedies

  1. audrygodwyn says:

    Is the Thieves Formula Spray for cuts and scrapes? I’m trying to figure it out.

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  2. Stephanie says:

    Can I purchase one of your plantain oil and one of your chickweed salve. I love the infused oils with no essential oil. I see yours is made that way.

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    • Hi Stephanie, yes I do make the infused oils without essential oils but then I put them in after making into a salve. This week I have to make more chickweed salve for an order so if you do not want any essential oil in it I can do that.
      The infused oils are $5 for 4 ounces, salves $8 for 4 ounces. Let me know what you would like. 🙂

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