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HERBAL FIRST AID KIT
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HERBAL FIRST AID KIT RECOMMENDATIONS
It is important that every household have a first aid kit available for emergency situations, not only a conventional first aid kit that contains bandages and other medical supplies, but also a herbal first aid kit containing natural products to quickly treat common ailments, speed healing and prevent infections.
The kit contains frequently used herbs for treating the symptoms of colds and flu, bumps and bruises and skin irritations. Many remedies can be made at home, imparting Nature's special healing qualities.
BASIC HERBAL FIRST AID KIT COMPONENTS
Activated Charcoal: This is used for acute food poisoning, intestinal illness, vomiting, diarrhea, ingestion of toxins, etc. Keep the local poison control number available in case a toxic substance is ingested and emergency first aid must be done before or on the way to the hospital.
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is useful to have growing in the house for burns and blisters. The gel can be kept in the refrigerator to help provide soothing, cooling benefits for sunburns and other household scalds and burns. Aloe vera juice is also useful for the relief of constipation problems.
Apple Cider Vinegar: A bottle of organic Apple Cider Vinegar with "the Mother" (cloudy mass formed by enzymes present in organic, raw ACV) on hand for digestive ailments, indigestion, food poisoning, yeast infections, and other uses. Taken in a dose of 1 teaspoon per 8 ounces of water every hour. It help shorten the duration of any ty0e of illnesses.
Arnica Montana Homeopathic - 6X to 30C: This homeopathic remedy helps to reduce bruising and muscle soreness. Arnica flowers have anti-inflammatory and circulation-stimulating properties. Topical Arnica cream is used for muscle pain or injury, bruises, sprains and strains, or any type of trauma. It helps to greatly reduce healing time for bruising and sore muscles when used topically right after the injury. It is not used internally or on broken skin, open cuts or wounds.
Baking Soda: A good remedy to keep on hand for severe heartburn or urinary tract infections. 1/4 teaspoon can be taken internally to help alleviate the problem quickly. It can also be made into a poultice and used on spider and insect bites.
Calendula: The bright yellow-orange flowers of Calendula have astringent, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties. Can be combined with Comfrey to make a healing salve.
Camilia Homeopathic Teething Remedy 6X: This homeopathic remedy that contains Chamomile helps with teething, irritability and sleeplessness.
Cayenne Powder: This herb is a good addition to many foods. It is even better to have in your first aid kit. Keep the powder as well as some encapsulated cayenne available for use. Topically, cayenne powder helps to stop bleeding rapidly. It may be taken internally during heart attacks to increase blood flow and help clear blockage. It is also a useful remedy to take internally during illness as it increases blood flow ans speeds recovery.
ChamomileChamomile has mild sedative, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It promotes relaxation, relieves indigestion, and when applied topically, soothes the skin. Chamomile tincture works well on teething gums and it calms kids if they are ill or have trouble sleeping. The dried flowers of Chamomile can be made into a poultice with some gauze and placed on an eye for 15 minutes every hour to reverse pinkeye rapidly (usually within a few hours). Brewed as a tea, Chamomile is a relaxing drink at night and can be cooled and rubbed on the stomach of colicky babies to help soothe them. As an addition to the bath, Chamomile tea is great for the skin and promotes relaxation.
Citronella is often used as an insect repellant. It needs to be applied liberally and frequently as often as every two hours to work well.
Coconut Oil is useful internally and externally for dry skin, chapped lips, diaper rash, skin salve, and an antifungal treatment. According to growing evidence, 1/4 cup or more daily can help protect against Alzheimer's and nourish the thyroid.
ComfreyPlantain combined with Comfrey is placed on the wound to reduce healing time and prevent or reverse infection. It can be combined with other herbs to be used on insect bites, cuts, bruises, and poison ivy. Keep the dried herb on hand for poultices and homemade salves.
Echinacea Glycerite Extract: Echinacea is given during any illness to provide immune system support. This herb helps to fight infection and reduce complications. A homemade echinacea tincture is good to have on hand for severe illness and is helpful in prolonged sicknesses.
Elderberry: Capsules or liquid extract of Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is essential for stopping a cold or flu from ruining your vacation. The berries contain compounds that prevent cold and flu viruses from invading and infecting cells. If youíre flying or otherwise potentially exposed to viruses, taking elderberry is a good preventive. If you do come down with a cold or flu, taking elderberry can hasten your recovery time.
Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng); A standardized extract: An excellent adaptogen, Eleuthero can help prevent jet lag; it was even used by Soviet cosmonauts to help them adjust to space travel. Standardized extracts guarantee that you are getting sufficient amounts of eleutherosides, which herbalists consider to be the herbís active compounds.
Epsom Salts: This is good as a bath soak to relieve sor muscles. Dissolved in water, it can also be used as a good soak used to help remove splinters.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil: A potent antibiotic and antiviral, it is excellent for treating colds, flus, and sinus infections when used as a steam inhalation. Helps to clear congestion. Eucalyptus essential oil is useful for respiratory problems, congestion or sinus troubles. It can be used in a facial steam or added to a petroleum-free salve and applied to the chest and back for coughing and respiratory illness. Dilute with oil or Witch Hazel extract before applying to the skin. The essential oil can be diluted with Coconut Oil or Olive Oil and applied externally to the feet and chest to help open respiratory passageways.
Ginger is great for nausea, indigestion, acid reflux, stomach troubles and morning and motion sickness. It helps soothe the stomach after a digestive illness or food poisoning. Ginger capsules, tea and crystallized Ginger pieces are all very good. Fresh ginger root makes a great, warming, soothing tea made with water and/or milk for digestive upsets..
Goldenseal: This is a powerful antimicrobial that is effective against a variety of microorganisms that cause traveler's diarrhea. The powder has antiseptic properties and can be sprinkled onto cuts or wounds to stop bleeding. Do not take it if you are pregnant, allergies to ragweed, or have blood sugar problems.
Herbal Healing Salve: A herbal healing salve helps abrasions and skin irritations to heal. Various healing salves and ointments can be purchased or homemade to keep available in your first aid kit. An Antibiotic Salve Recipe is available to make your own healing salve.
Hydrogen Peroxide This is used for cleaning out wounds, prevent ear infection, and shorten duration of respiratory illness. At the first sign of ear infection or illness a dropper full of hydrogen peroxide can be put in the ear for 15 minutes or until it stops bubbling. It is repeated on the other side.
Lavender Essential Oil: Virtually an all-purpose remedy, Lavender has sedative, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It is helpful for anxiety, insomnia, headaches, wounds and burns. For most people, Lavender Essential Oil can be applied directly to the skin. Do not take more than 1 to 2 drops internally.
Laxative herbal tea bags: Travel constipation is a common complaint. Most herbal laxative teas rely on Senna, which contains compounds called anthraquinones that stimulate intestinal activity. Because senna has a bitter, unpleasant flavor, itís often combined with tasty herbs such as Cinnamon, Fennel, Licorice and Ginger.
Mullein & Garlic Ear Oil: This oil blend is used whenever an ear infection is suspected for pain relief and to reduce complications. Do not use if the ear drum is perforated.
Peppermint Herb & Peppermint Essential Oil: Peppermint is a great digestive herb and is often taken as a tea for digestive illness. The tincture can be used internally or externally for headache or digestive troubles and when combined with a few other digestive herb, it makes an effective nausea remedy. The essential oil can be applied behind the ears and on the fett to help alleviate headach or nausea and a weak tea made from the herb can be rubbed on the skin to soothe a colicky baby. The essential oil is a common ingredient in homemade toothpastes. Peppermint clears sinuses and curbs itching frm insect bites. If you have sensitive skin, dilute peppermint oil before applying.
Plantain: This herb, a common lawn weed, is often used as a poultice for beestings, insect bites, cuts and infection. Can be combined with Comfrey in a poultice to keep venom from spreading in affected tissues and help it heal completely.
Probiotics, Acidophilus, & Bifidus: Useful during illness and after illness to replace lost intestinal bacteria, especially if antibiotics were taken for the illness. Regular use helps the digestive system and may help improve skin conditions.
Tea Tree Essential Oil: Tea Tree Oil is an all-purpose essential oil used topically to fight bacterial and fungal infections.
Usnea Tincture: Usnea tincture (Usnea barbata) has antibiotic properties useful for colds, flu, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, sore throat and some fungal infections.
Valerian: This herb has sedative properties, making it useful for relieving anxiety, insomnia and tension. It is also a mild pain reliever.
Vitamin C: Helpfull for all illnesses, but espectially flu-related illnesses. Keep the powder on hand because it is additive free and can be mixed into food or drinks to get the picky eaters to consume it.
Witch Hazel: This herb is a mild astringent, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory, making it useful for use on cuts, scrapes, insect bites, skin irritations, and in cosmetic preparations. As a distilled extract, it is a great skin toner, hemorrhoid reliever, and helpful for treating sore bottoms after childbirth. It is also an excellent base for diluting essential oils for a variety of simple, topical herbal remedies. Do not take it internally.
OTHER NON-HERBAL FIRST AID PRODUCTS
Butterfly Bandages. Assorted adhesive bandage strips of various sizes. Gauze Squares, Gauze Rolls Strips of sterilized Muslin Cloth stored in plastic bags for wrapping wounds and applying poultices. Large safety pins for fastening cloths. Adhesive roll of bandage tape for skin application. Small forceps instrument. Small pointed-tip fweezers. Package of large sewing needles and matches for sterilizing to help remove splinters. Bandage scissors Bulb syringe for sucking out fluids and irrigating wounds. Available in various sizes from 1 ounce to 3 ounces. Cut off wool sleeves from sweaters or the tops of tube socks to cover bandages and hold ice packs. Elastic bandage for sprains or strains. Enema kit. Hot water bottle. Homemade Ice Pack can be made by freezing liquid dish soap or rubbing alcohol in a double-bagged ziplock bag and use an ice pack. Bottle of alcohol in small bottle for removing poison plant oils from skin. Cotton tipped swabs (Q-tips) Cotton pads or balls Electrolyte replacement powdered drink packets. Thermometer Waterless hand sanitizer in travel size bottle. Superglue: On minor to moderat skin cuts (not puncture wounds), use superglue and butterfly bandages instead of sutures. The wound heals faster with less scarring. Especially good for the face and othe visible areas that scar easily, fingertips, knuckles, or in the hair where other bandages can be difficult to apply or will not stay on well.
HERBAL FIRST AID KIT RECIPES
These are the remedies you will reach for most often. All of these items are available in health food stores and online through various herb and dietary supplement retailers (see links further down on this page). Here are some recipes you can make yourself. Making herbal remedies yourself can be fun and economical, saving your family lots of money and assures you the highest quality product with the healing ingredients that you are familiar with and without chemical preservatives or other unwanted ingredients often found in commercial products.
QUICK NATURAL REMEDIES FOR COMMON CONDITIONS
- Drink Chamomile tea, 3 cups a day.
- Take Valerian tincture, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon up to 3 times daily.
- Take a bath with 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil or place a drop of Lavender Essential Oil on a tissue and inhale as desired.
- To dry a blister, soak a gauze pad in Witch Hazel, lay it over the blister and cover with an adhesive bandage. After blister has broken, wash with a mixture of Echinacea extract diluted with an equal part of water. Finally, apply Calendula & Comfrey salve and cover with an adhesive bandage.
- Immediately apply ice to relieve pain and swelling.
- Apply Arnica cream or gel twice daily.
- Immediately immerse the affected area in cold water until the burning sensation subsides. Then apply Aloe Vera gel mixed with Lavender Essential Oil (5 drops of Lavender oil mixed with 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel).
- For sunburn, soak in a cool bath with 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil.
Colds and Flus:
- Take 1 dropperful of Echinacea extract four times a day until symptoms subside.
- Take 1 dropperful of Elderberry extract four times a day until symptoms subside.
- To relieve congestion and soothe a sore throat, drink hot Ginger tea with Honey.
- To ease congestion, add 2 drops each of Eucalyptus and Peppermint Essential Oils to hot water; inhale the steam vapors.
- Add 1 dropperful of Echinacea extract to 1/2 cup of water as an antiseptic wash.
- To stop bleeding, sprinkle Goldenseal powder directly into the wound and apply pressure with a clean cloth.
- Apply a salve made from Calendula & Comfrey only after a scab has formed, to prevent trapping bacteria.
- Replenish lost fluids and soothe the digestive tract with Chamomile or Ginger tea.
- For diarrhea caused by infectious microorganisms, take 1 capsule of Goldenseal three times daily for up to two weeks.
- To boost immunity and fight infection, take 1 dropperful of Echinacea four times daily.
- Drink chamomile tea as often as desired.
- For more severe headaches, take 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of valerian root extract; repeat every two hours until pain abates.
- Take a warm bath with 10 drops of lavender essential oil.
- Massage 2 drops of diluted peppermint essential oil onto temples, forehead and neck. Keep away from eyes.
Indigestion: Insect Bites & Stings:
- Cleanse the bite with Echinacea extract.
- Apply a drop of undiluted Peppermint or Lavender Essential Oil to relieve itching and as an antiseptic.
- Mix Clay with enough water to make a paste, and apply to the bites to relieve itching and draw out toxins.
- Drink a cup of warm Chamomile tea.
- For stronger sedative action, take up to 1 teaspoon of Valerian tincture before bed.
- Take a warm bath with 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil.
- Take Eleuthero (100 mg of standardized extract) three times daily for one week or more before traveling and for one week or longer following the flight.
- Take 1 to 2 capsules of dried Ginger every 15 minutes until symptoms abate.
- To prevent motion sickness, take 6 to 8 capsules of powdered Ginger about 45 minutes before departing.
- To calm a queasy stomach, chew on a piece of crystallized Ginger.
Poison Oak & Poison Ivy:
- Immediately wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and cool water, or sponge with alcohol to remove the oily resin.
- If a rash occurs, spray with Grindelia extract several times a day.
Strains & Sprains:
- Immediately elevate and apply an ice pack to the affected area to reduce swelling and inflammation. After 24 hours, apply hot compresses to increase circulation and speed healing.
- Soak in a hot bath with 5 drops of Eucalyptus Essential oil.
- Apply Arnica cream or gel to the affected area three times daily.
CALCULATING DOSAGES FOR CHILDREN
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.
A basic rule (called 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 =0.26 or approximately 1/4 the adult dose.
Another dosage recommendation used is by a child's age (as long as your child is within normal growth patterns for his or her age:
Recommended doses for most remedies are for adults over the age of 18.
For a child between 12 and 17 years, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended dose.
For a child between 6 and 12 years old, use 1/2 the recommended dose.
And for a child under 6, use 1/4 the recommended dose.
MULLEIN GARLIC EAR OIL RECIPE
1/4 cup Mullein Flowers
3 cloves Garlic
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Chop the garlic into small pieces. Place the garlic and mullein flowers in a small glass jar with a lid. Cover the mullein flowers with olive oil and allow to set in the sun for several days, or heat over low heat for 4 hours. If 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 to 3 drops in the affected ear 2 to 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.
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ALL-PURPOSE HEALING HERBAL SALVE RECIPE
1 part St. John's Wort
1 part Calendula
1 part Comfrey Leaf
1 part Plantain
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Vitamin E Oil
Great all-purpose salve. Use for insect bites, itching, wounds, burns and on fungal infections. Note: If 1 part equals 1/3 cup then you will need 12 to 14 ounces of oil and about 1 ounce of beeswax.
To begin your salve, measure the desired amount of herbs into an enamel or stainless steel pan, or into a crock pot. Cover the herbs with oil. Use enough oil to cover the herbs plus another inch of oil above the level of herbs. Heat the herbs and oil over a low heat for several hours (about 3 hours). If you are using roots you should heat the oil longer (about 5 hours). A crock pot is highly recommended for heating your oil because it operates at a controlled low temperature which is less likely to be a fire hazard. If you do not use a crock pot then use a double boiler.
After heating, cool your oil for awhile. Set up a strainer lined with cheesecloth then pour the oil through to strain. When most of the oil has filtered through the cheesecloth, pick up the cheesecloth, keeping the herbs enclosed, and squeeze as much oil as possible from the herbs and cloth.
Add beeswax to the oil and heat it until all the wax is melted. To test to see if your salve is hard enough, put some on a spoon and set it in a cool place for a few minutes. If your salve is too soft, add more beeswax.
If you are using essential oils or Vitamin E you can blend them in now. Finally, pour your salve into containers and label.
For more information about making salves and ointments and healing salve recipes:
MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Herbal Ointments Index
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ANTIBIOTIC HEALING SALVE OINTMENT
This salve is naturally antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and astringent. It also doesnít contain petroleum! I never goes bad, so I make it in big batches, but you can reduce the size if needed. I always keep this on hand while gardening for skin irritations and bug bites. All ingredients and tins and lip chap containers to store it in are available here. (Storing in a lip-chap container makes it portable and easy to apply. )
Healing Salve Ingredients
2 cups Olive Oil or Almond Oil.
1/4 cup Beeswax Pastilles 1 teaspoon Echinacea Root (optional) 2 tablespoons dried Comfrey Leaf Herbal Products 2 tablespoons dried Plantain Leaf Herb (herb-not banana!) 1 tablespoon dried Calendula Flowers (optional) 1 teaspoon dried Yarrow Flowers (optional) 1 teaspoon dried Rosemary Leaf (optional)
Healing Salve Instructions
Infuse the herbs into the olive oil. There are two ways to do this. You can either combine the herbs and the olive oil in a jar with an airtight lid and leave 3 to 4 weeks, shaking daily OR heat the herbs and olive oil over low/low heat in a double boiler for 3 hours (low heat!) until the oil is very green.
Strain her herbs out of the oil by pouring through a cheesecloth. Let all the oil drip out and then squeeze the herbs to get the remaining oil out. Discard the herbs.
Heat the infused oil in a double boiler with the beeswax until melted and mixed.
Pour into small tins, glass jars or lip chap tubes and use on bites, stings, cuts, poison ivy, diaper rash or other wounds as needed.
USNEA TINCTURE RECIPES
1 ounce Usnea Barbata
1 cup 100 proof vodka
To make an alcohol tincture you will need the herb, 100 proof (50 percent alcohol / 50 percent water ratio) grain alcohol (ethyl alcohol) and a labeled glass jar. Do not use isopropyl rubbing alcohol which is very toxic when ingested! 100 proof Vodka works well for making tincture extracts and it is easily obtained. Other alcohols, such as brandy, can be used. Make sure you check proof (percentage) values when using an alcohol.
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 bring the alcohol into to contact with all surfaces of the herb. Label the jar with the contents and the date. Shake your tincture everyday throughout the next six weeks. Strain and use as needed.
Usnea is best extracted in alcohol as some constituents are not soluble in glycerin. If you do not wish to consume alcohol it is possible to put the required dosage into a cup with an few ounces of boiling water. The heat will cause the alcohol to evaporate leaving the therapeutic qualities of the herb in the water.
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ECHINACEA GLYCERITE TINCTURE EXTRACT
2 ounces Echinacea Purpurea Root
4 ounces pure Vegetable Glycerine (Glycerin)
2 ounces Distilled Water
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 3/4 part glycerin with 1/4 part water.
Glycerin is very sweet and will dissolve mucilage, vitamins and minerals. It will not dissolve the resinous or oily properties of herbs 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-percent vegetable glycerin.
For more information about making tinctures and herbal extracts and tincture recipes:
MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Herbal Tinctures Index
Echinacea Herbal Products Vegetable Glycerin Products
For more personal care recipes, return to index:
MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Herbal Personal Care Index
MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Herbal Personal Care - Healing Earth Information, Products & Recipes
QUALITY SUPPLIES & PRODUCTS
HERBAL FIRST AID KIT PRODUCTS
HERBAL HEALING SALVE PRODUCTS
These are some of the more splendid ways to take advantage of the healing qualities of herbs and botanicals. A time saving topical application packed in a pocket size container; these can go with you everywhere. Apply them liberally to the skin, and allow them to work their magic. Made from organic or wildharvested material, in solar infused herbal oil and in a base of natural beeswax. No artificial ingredients, no synthetics, no petroleum products and certainly no perfumes. The best way to heal your skin is to avoid those nasties all together and stay with pure botanical ingredients. All of us here use them routinely for minor skin damage, burns, bruises, sprains, rashes, and much more.
MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS
Mountain Rose Herbs: Baby's Balm, Herbal Salves & Balms
This is a wonderful product to have around the home. A soothing and gentle balm for dry and sensitive skin, and oh-so helpful during the onset of diaper rashes and chapped skin. An all around soothing salve for moments of discomfort and skin irritation, great for adults too! Contains: Organic Calendula flowers, organic Plantain leaf, Chickweed, St. John's Wort flowers, Myrrh gum, and organic Goldenseal root in a base of organic Olive oil and Beeswax. Choose from 2 sizes.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Comfrey-St. John's Wort Compound, Herbal Salves & Balms
This is a very popular "super salve" for healing damaged skin. An excellent compound for superficial burns, minor nerve damage, diaper rash, cracked hands and heels, inflammation, and other minor injuries. It is also popularly used as a vaginal lubricant for dry or tender skin. This salve can be applied to most skin types, including those with sensitivities. Not to be used on open wounds.
Contains: Organic Comfrey leaves, wildharvested St. John's Wort flowers, and organic Calendula flowers in a base of organic Olive oil and Beeswax.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Dream Balm, Herbal Salves & Balms
A sweet smelling balm that can be applied to your temples & forehead before drifting off to sleep. Also popularly used during the day in moments of anxiety or tension. A great product for your evening ritual, which helps you to drift into peaceful slumber. Excellent for children!
Contains: Organic Lavender flowers, Rose petals, organic Hops flowers, organic Mugwort, organic Borage, organic Rosemary, organic Chamomile flowers, and pure essential oils in a base of Sweet Almond oil, organic Olive oil and Beeswax. Choose from 2 sizes.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal-Myrrh Compound, Herbal Salves & Balms
A compound, which utilizes the awesome healing power of Goldenseal. Traditionally used for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. This is an excellent wound healer for scratches, bites and sores which works by reducing the chance of infection.
Contains: Organic Goldenseal root, Myrrh Gum powder, St. John's Wort & organic Calendula flowers in a base of organic Olive oil and Beeswax.
Choose from 2 sizes.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Herbal Chest Rub, Herbal Vapors, Wild Carrot Herbals, Herbal Salves & Balms
This effective chest rub is crafted with herbally infused olive oil and essential oils known for opening the airways. Calming and soothing during times of congestion, this stronger version of Wild Carrot's Children's Chest Rub is easily applied to the chest for long lasting relief or just a dab under the nose to sooth during the day. Contains: organic olive oil infused with organic yarrow, organic chickweed, organic roman chamomile, organic yerba mansa, organic echinacea purpurea, organic oregon grape root, organic castor oil, beeswax, and essential oils of eucalyptus radiata, niaouli, rosemary, lavender, tea tree, and organic sweet orange. 2 oz jar
Mountain Rose Herbs: Injur Heal Balm, Herbal Salves & Balms
A loving companion for athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and those who take part in strenuous activities. Wonderful to use on bruises, sore muscles, and general aches and pains. This balm is based on our popular & effective Injur Heal Oil. Use immediately after arduous exercise, exertion or injury to prevent, relieve and reduce swelling, bruises and pain. Do not use on open wounds.
Contains: Organic Arnica Flowers, St. John's Wort flowers, organic Calendula flowers, organic Olive oil, Beeswax, organic Lavender essential oil, and Vitamin E oil. Choose from 2 sizes.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Powerful Skin Compound, Herbal Salves & Balms
This best-selling salve is specifically formulated for infections, athletes foot, rashes, skin fungus, and other chapped skin. It is highly recommended as a botanical treatment for animals. Contains: Organic Black Walnut leaves, wildharvested Chapparal, organic Sage, organic Mugwort, and organic Tea Tree essential oil in a base of organic Olive oil and Beeswax.
Choose from 2 sizes.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Sitting Pretty Balm, Herbal Salves & Balms
A soothing and effective herbal balm which exerts an astringent action on hemorrhoids and other varicosities. This balm supports healthy venous function when applied externally. Contains: Organic Yarrow flowers, St. John's Wort flowers, Butcher's Broom root, organic Slippery Elm bark, Witch Hazel leaf, organic Olive oil, Vitamin E oil, and Beeswax.
Choose from 2 sizes.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Animal Herbal Liniment, Sitkas Organics, Herbs & Natural Healing For Pets
A trustworthy herbal ally for cleaning, and disinfecting external wounds while it simultaneously acts as a soothing agent to promote healing. A staple which every pet owner will find useful in treating superficial wounds, bruises, burns, sores, flea and tick bites and more. Contains: Grain Alcohol, Mountain Spring Water, and a blend of organic Chaparral, Chamomile, Burdock, Rosemary, Myrrh, Echinacea, and Goldenseal.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Animal Healing Salve For Dogs, Sitkas Organics, Herbs & Natural Healing For Pets
A trustworthy herbal ally in helping your canine companion with their cuts, scrapes, abrasions, sores, and hot spots. This wonderful healing salve helps to speed the healing process and reduces the chance of infection. For best results we recommend first cleaning the damaged area with the Animal Herbal Liniment. A necessary and helpful product which serves its purpose in times of need. Contains: Beeswax, organic Olive oil, organic Almond oil, organic Honey, Vitamin E oil, organic Comfrey, organic Chamomile, organic Lavender, Chaparral, Oregon Grape root, Neem, St. Johns Wort Oil, and organic essential oils of Lavender, Tea Tree, and Rose Geranium.
HerbsPro: Rescue Salve Tube, Organic, Merry Hempsters, 0.6 oz.
Every outdoor enthusiast should have one of these handy to help with everything from cuts, scrapes, insect bites and even hemorrhoids. Organic Rescue Salve has the benefits of organic hempseed oil, which is high in essential fatty acids (EFA's). Also includes organic essential oils of Clove, Lavender and Rosemary, which helps speed up the healing of damaged skin.
HerbsPro: Honey Propolis Salve, Honey Gardens Apiaries, 0.85 oz.
Apitherapy Honey House Healing Salve with raw honey, propolis, organic and wildcrafted herbs plantain (Plantago major) to repair burns, wounds, inflammations and damaged skin. First of all, thank you to the myriad strands of life's web for the gifts of medicine bestowed to us along with the responsibility to share and rejuvenate these connections. We are constantly amazed by the work of the bees and the apothecary of medicine they produce. Raw honey has been utilized for thousands of years as a food and topically as therapy for burns and wounds. Honey is hydroscopic, drawing moisture from the environment, effectively incapacitating infectious bacteria. Contains raw honey, propolis, organic and wildcrafted herbs and plantain.
HerbsPro: C-Mama Healing Salve, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Living Flower Essences, 1 oz.
HerbsPro: Pau'd Arco Skin Salve, Alta Health, With Lanolin & Calendula Flowers, 1 fl. oz.
A soothing ointment that improves the appearance of most minor skin irritations such as wind burn, chafing, diaper rash, or athlete's fot. Available in Lanolin and Water Base.
HerbsPro: Neem Skin Salve, NeemAura, 1 oz.
NeemAura Salve utilizes organically grown Neem Leaf. Neem is considered to be the miracle herb, with a history of use in the Ayurvedic tradition. Contains a proprietary blend of organic Neem Leaf, Almond Oil, Safflower Oil, Beeswax and Vitamin E Oil.
HerbsPro: Analgesic Salve, Olbas, Soothing Pain Relief, 1 oz.
Olbas Analgesic Salve Soothing relief, Aches & Pains. Arthritis. Backache. Sprains and Strains. Sunburn Pain. Coughing due to Colds and Flu. Olbas Salve is a marvelous Natural Herbal therapy from Switzerland which provides hours of relief from aches and pains due to arthritis, backache, bruises, sunburn, sprains and strains. Applied as a chest rub, it is also excellent for both adults and children in relieving coughs associated with colds and flu. For the temporary relief of sunburn pain and minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with simple backache, arthritis, strains, bruises and sprains. Particularly effective to soothe backaches and the inflammation and discomforts from arthritis, strains, bruises and sprains. Marvelous therapy for children's coughs and colds; apply generously to chest area. Helps them breathe better and sleep soundly! Non-greasy formula. Also provides fast relief from sunburn pain.
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Nutrition Basics: Skin Care Information
AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES
Allspice Leaf Oil Angelica Oil Anise Oil Baobab Oil Basil Oil Bay Laurel Oil Bay Oil Benzoin Oil Bergamot Oil Black Pepper Oil Chamomile (German) Oil Cajuput Oil Calamus Oil Camphor (White) Oil Caraway Oil Cardamom Oil Carrot Seed Oil Catnip Oil Cedarwood Oil Chamomile Oil Cinnamon Oil Citronella Oil Clary-Sage Oil Clove Oil Coriander Oil Cypress Oil Dill Oil Eucalyptus Oil Fennel Oil Fir Needle Oil Frankincense Oil Geranium Oil German Chamomile Oil Ginger Oil Grapefruit Oil Helichrysum Oil Hyssop Oil Iris-Root Oil Jasmine Oil Juniper Oil Labdanum Oil Lavender Oil Lemon-Balm Oil Lemongrass Oil Lemon Oil Lime Oil Longleaf-Pine Oil Mandarin Oil Marjoram Oil Mimosa Oil Myrrh Oil Myrtle Oil Neroli Oil Niaouli Oil Nutmeg Oil Orange Oil Oregano Oil Palmarosa Oil Patchouli Oil Peppermint Oil Peru-Balsam Oil Petitgrain Oil Pine-Long Leaf Oil Pine-Needle Oil Pine-Swiss Oil Rosemary Oil Rose Oil Rosewood Oil Sage Oil Sandalwood Oil Savory Oil Spearmint Oil Spikenard Oil Swiss-Pine Oil Tangerine Oil Tea-Tree Oil Thyme Oil Vanilla Oil Verbena Oil Vetiver Oil Violet Oil White-Camphor Oil Yarrow Oil Ylang-Ylang Oil Aromatherapy
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Using Essential Oils
AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES
Almond, Sweet Oil Apricot Kernel Oil Argan Oil Arnica Oil Avocado Oil Baobab Oil Black Cumin Oil Black Currant Oil Black Seed Oil Borage Seed Oil Calendula Oil Camelina Oil Castor Oil Coconut Oil Comfrey Oil Evening Primrose Oil Flaxseed Oil Grapeseed Oil Hazelnut Oil Hemp Seed Oil Jojoba Oil Kukui Nut Oil Macadamia Nut Oil Meadowfoam Seed Oil Mullein Oil Neem Oil Olive Oil Palm Oil Plantain Oil Plum Kernel Oil Poke Root Oil Pomegranate Seed Oil Pumpkin Seed Oil Rosehip Seed Oil Safflower Oil Sea Buckthorn Oil Sesame Seed Oil Shea Nut Oil Soybean Oil St. Johns Wort Oil Sunflower Oil Tamanu Oil Vitamin E Oil Wheat Germ Oil
HELPFUL RELATED MOONDRAGON NUTRITION BASICS LINKS
MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Amino Acids Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Antioxidants Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Enzymes Information MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Herbs Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Homeopathics Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Hydrosols Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Minerals Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Mineral Introduction MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Dietary & Cosmetic Supplements Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Dietary Supplements Introduction MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Specialty Supplements MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Vitamins Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Vitamins Introduction
NUTRITION BASICS ARTICLES
MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: 4 Basic Nutrients MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Avoid Foods That Contain Additives & Artificial Ingredients MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Is Aspartame A Safe Sugar Substitute? MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Guidelines For Selecting & Preparing Foods MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Foods That Destroy MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Foods That Heal MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: The Micronutrients: Vitamins & Minerals MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Avoid Overcooking Your Foods MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Phytochemicals MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Increase Your Consumption of Raw Produce MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Limit Your Use of Salt MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Use Proper Cooking Utensils MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Choosing The Best Water & Types of Water
RELATED MOONDRAGON HEALTH LINKS & INFORMATION
MoonDragon's Nutrition Information Index MoonDragon's Nutritional Therapy Index MoonDragon's Nutritional Analysis Index MoonDragon's Nutritional Diet Index MoonDragon's Nutritional Recipe Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy: Preparing Produce for Juicing MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Additives Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Safety Links MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Index MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Articles MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Back Pain MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Labor & Birth MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Blending Chart MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Essential Oil Details MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Links MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Miscarriage MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Post Partum MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Childbearing MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Problems in Pregnancy & Birthing MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Chart of Essential Oils #1 MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Chart of Essential Oils #2 MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Tips MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Uses MoonDragon's Alternative Health Index MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information Overview MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy Index MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Touch & Movement Therapies Index MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy: Touch & Movement: Aromatherapy MoonDragon's Alternative Therapy: Touch & Movement - Massage Therapy MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Therapeutic Massage MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 1 MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 2 MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Nutrition Basics Index MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Therapy Index MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Massage Therapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hydrotherapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Pain Control Therapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Relaxation Therapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Steam Inhalation Therapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Therapy - Herbal Oils Index
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