Tag: Remedies

Poison Oak Spray

My daughter and I share a well-honed talent for seeking out poison oak. Over the years, we have tried many remedies for keeping the rash from itching and spreading. This blend works the best. It is always best to be proactive but Poison Oak Spray does the job when the symptoms have gotten away from us. Just a little goes a long way with this formula. The symptoms should disappear within 24 -48 hours with regular use.

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Deep Cleansing Facial Spa Mix Recipe

Facial Spas or herbal steams are an easy way to open pores and leave the skin feeling refreshed. This mix is specifically formulated for oily skin and skin congestion around the nose and chin. If you’re interested in other Herbal Steam/Facial Spa recipes, see The Practical Herbalist Remedies section.This is when organic ingredients are truly best. Pesticides reside on the surface of plants which would transfer to the steam, so avoid non-organic herbs all around and especially if you’re immune system is compromised by illness, stress, or allergies. For the procedure for doing an herbal steam, see The Practical Herbalist Herbal How To section.

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Applesauce Recipe

Homemade applesauce is a delight. There is simply no comparison between the taste of store bought applesauce and warm applesauce straight from the pot. My children seem to melt with happiness as the house fills with the scent of cooked apples spiced with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

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Iron Booster Tea

Anemia just wears a person down. The symptoms include fatigue and sleeplessness – a double edged sword. A low iron count is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies around the globe. The problem is our intestines only absorb about 10% of the available iron from our food. This tea blend is also designed to raise blood sugar quickly and keep it stable. This formula is well suited for pregnant women who struggle with anemia.

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Bug Bane Spray

Summer is mosquito season in my neck of the woods. All of Oregon’s standing water during breeding season gives the nasty little buggers plenty of spaces to raise their families. The oil in this formula serves two purposes: it allows the essential oils a chance to linger on the skin and brings in the healing powers of calendula as an anti-immflammatory for existing bites. You may spray this formula on your skin after the mosquitoes have gone to bed to ease the itching from the spots they got to before you pulled out the herbs.

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Children’s Allergy Defense Syrup

Childhood should be fun but hay fever takes all the energy out of kids. This syrup was designed with children 2 years and older to take as a daily immune booster for allergy season. It has done well with children with mold and animal allergies too. The naturally sweet taste translates into an easy to administer dose for even finicky kids. Just a spoonful with meals and before nightly tooth brushing is all that is needed

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