Herbal Salve – For cuts and wounds. Salve should have wound-healing herbs like calendula along with infection fighting ones such as lavender
Put 2 c dried calendula petals and 1 c dried lavender plus 1 pint extra virgin olive oil into a slow cooker, set heat to low, and leave overnight. The next day, turn off heat and allow mixture to cool. Strain the herbs out of the oil using a strainer and then through cheesecloth, squeezing it tightly. Return oil to slow cooker and set heat to high. Add 1/4 c grated beeswax. When melted, mix well and remove from heat. Stir in 12 drops lavender essential oil, 12 drops tea tree essential oil and the liquid contents of 4 (400-IU) vitamin E capsules. Test 1 teaspoon of salve by letting it cool and harden. If it is too soft, add a bit more beeswax. If too hard, add a bit more oil. Put salve into clean, dry containers. Be sure to date and label. May also be used as a skin cream especially for dry skin areas.
Adhesive Dressings - For wounds. In an emergency, you can use a clean plaintain leaf taped over a wound as a bandage
Echinacea Tincture (Echinacea purpurea, E. augustifolia) – For infection, wounds, and venomous bites. Stimulates the immune system by increasing white blood cell production.
Homeopathic Arnica (Arnica montana) - For shock, trauma (physical & emotional), pain, bruises, black eye, swelling, and muscle injury. Aids in the reabsorption of fibrin, a blood protein that forms as a result of internal injuries, thereby reducing swelling and bruising. Works best if applied immediately after injury & every few hrs. the first day.
Lavender Essential Oil (Lavendula officinalis)- For wounds, burns, bruises, insect bites, and blisters. Applied topically, it reduces the risk of infection and stimulates skin regeneration. Calms the nervous system when inhaled.
Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)- For cuts, rashes, burns, bites, stings, fungal infections, and sprains. Applied topically it is antifungal, antiviral, and one of the best non-irritating antiseptic essential oils. Also works as an insect repellent.
Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha) – A little on the temples can help you stay awake and a few drops in water will settle an upset stomach.
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