Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A Few of my herbal remedies


I have been asked to share my lip balm remedie, so I will and I will also share a massage oil for dry skin that I have used as well. :o) 
                      Massage oil for dry skin
What you will need:
Peanut oil
Sun flower oil
Olive oil
Caster oil
A few drops of Myrrh oil


           Mix all oils together. It's ready to use. Be sure to massage into your skin. It is also good for stretch marks and scares.


                     Moisturizing Lip Balm
What you will need:
Bees wax
Camphor
Comfrey
Eucalyptus
Golden seal
Myrrh
Plantain
Slippery elm
Thyme
Yarrow
Mustard seed
Hops
Marigold
Lavender
Peppermint
Olive oil
Peanut oil


               All of the herbs listed are all dried natural bulk herbs. You can actually grow them yourself. Or buy them. I would do both, buy dried bulk cut herbs and grow and dry my own.
                 Make a tincture of the oils and the herbs. Store it in a large mason jar and seal. What this means is; put what you feel is a good amount of each herb in the jar to fill it to the very top. Then pour both oils in the jar as well, as much as can be. Then seal with the lid. Let sit in the sun for 2-3 weeks, to make sure all herbs are blended well. You can tell by looking at the jar, the oil will start to look darker, and the herbs break down a bit. Drain the mixture through cheese cloth into a double boiler. Be sure to squeeze the excess oil from the cheese cloth. Melt the bees wax in the pot with the mixture. It might take up to 4 cakes of bees wax, so it will form. When wax is melted, pour into tins, and let sit to cool. Put the lids on the tins and be sure that you put all ingredients on the tins, so everyone will know whats in the balm just in case someone might be alergic to something in it.


10 comments:

my78novata said...

thanks for sharing this is great info.  agood class project too.

millieukgirl said...

Lisa, you make all these yourself?  How much of each do you put in the lip balm(how much is a GOOD AMOUNT?)...lol...sorry, I know its not like cooking but i'm seeing teaspoons and tablespoons here...lol Millie ;)

kamdghwmw said...

I will have to try these. I have really dry skin.
Kelli
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lisa41076 said...

Lisa, wow thanks for sharing, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Hugs Lisa

luddie343 said...

Thanks for sharing your potions - I have one for wrinkles, so simple I had to laugh when I realized what it was.  Posted it in Oct entry "Pondering".  Have a joyful Thanksgiving! xoxo
CATHY http://journals.aol.com/luddie343/DARETOTHINK/  

tellsg said...

Thats kind of you to give your remedy recipes to us.  Thanks and hugs.  Terry x http://journals.aol.co.uk/tellsg/bowl-of-cherries/

therealslimemmy said...

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dca721 said...

Hi Lisa,
Happy Thanksgiving,
Love,
Donna

cacklinrosie101 said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lisa!  LOL...where in the world do you get all those ingredients at for your lip balm?  HUGS  Chris

newmomtobe2001 said...

too much work I'd rather buy it lol but sounds good :) thanks Vicky