Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Herbal Medicine for Cuts, scrapes and injuries

Antiseptic Spray

1/8 teaspoon   Lemon EO
1/8 teaspoon   Tea Tree EO
1/2 oz Tincture Of Goldenseal, Oregon Grape Root Or Barberry Bark
1 1/2 oz Aloe Vera Gel

Combine ingredients in a jar and shake well twice daily for a week to
help disperse oils. Keep in an atomizer. Shake before each use.
(This formula represents the ideal 2 percent dilution proven in
studies to be the most effective.)

Use for raw wounds or any injuries that you want to avoid touching.


Lavender oitment

Lavender Medicinal Properties
Anti-inflammatory* Antirheumatic* Muscle Relaxant* AntiViral* Repels Insects* Antifungal, Antidepressant, Analgesic, Antiseptic

4 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons beeswax
3 tablespoons cocoa butter
1 Vitamin E capsule
15 drops lavender essential oil

Combine the olive oil, beeswax and cocoa butter in a double boiler. Heat till melted, then remove from heat. Prick a hole in the Vitamin E capsule and add this and the lavender essential oil to the beeswax mixture, beating well. Pour into small jars or tins and cool before replacing the cover. Use for chapped skin, bruises, or other minor skin irritations. This is nice on dried feet, elbows or hands too.


Antibacterial blend

1/8 teaspoon Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
1/8 teaspoon Lavender (Lavendula angustifolium)
1/8 teaspoon Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata)
1/4 teaspoon Australian Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum)

Combine oils into an amber 5ml bottle. Seal and invert to blend. Add to diffuser as needed. Can also be used to scent potpourri.


For Minor cut and abrassions

This recipe is from "Australian Tea Tree Oil First Aid Handbook" by Cynthia Olsen.

Tea Tree Oil,
Aloe Vera Gel
Lavender Oil.

Remedy: Clean area well, wash with Tea Tree soap. Apply a few drops of Tea Tree Oil to area with a dab of Aloe Vera Gel and 2 drops of Lavender Oil. Apply twice daily.

Lavender-plus oitment

To Use: This ointment is effective for minor burns, chapped lips, and cold sores. It is a wonderful addition to your medicine cabinet or kit, and makes a great gift.

4 Tablespoons base oil such as Sweet Almond or Jojoba
3 Tablespoons beeswax
3 Teaspoons cocoa butter
2 Teaspoons anhydrous lanolin
20 Drops essential oil of Lavender
15 Drops essential oil of Sandalwood
Vitamin E capsule (punctured capsule to release oil)

Combine the sweet almond oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, and lanolin and heat thoroughly in top of a double boiler. Remove from heat. Puncture the vitamin E capsule to release the oil and add along with the lavender and sandalwood essential oils. Beat well. Pour mixture into sterilized jars and allow to cool before sealing.

*This recipe keeps well and should have a shelf-life of about a year


Balm of Gilead Salve

Place 1 ounce of the buds in 1 pint of hot olive oil and allow to simmer, covered, 3 hours. Strain and add 1-1/2 ounces of beeswax and 1/2 teaspoon tincture of benzoin to the strined mixture. Test for consistancy and place in sterile jar. This is a good salve to use on burns, scratches

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