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Use these easy to follow recipes to make your own herbal products and home remedies.
HandLotion       submitted by Hillside Herbal Products
Try this great Hand Lotion after a very old recipe. It cools and softens the skin and will even help to clean stained hands.
It should be used up in 2-3 weeks, so make it only in small batches.
- 30 ml (or 1/3)Eau de cologne of you choice
- 30 ml (or 1/3)Freshly pressed lemonjuice
- 30 ml (or 1/3)Glycerine

Put all ingredients in to a small bottle and shake well. Shake before every use!


Perfum cream       submitted by Hillside Herbal Products
Make your own favourite perfum creme. It makes a fantastic, inexpensive present to give to your friends

- 5mlJojobaoil
- 30 mlAlmondoil
- 7.5 grBeeswax (NOT candlewax or paraffin!)
- 7.5 mlEssential oils or fragrance of your choice


  • Put a small bowl, preferably glass or stainless steel, in to a saucepan filled with hot water (bain marie).
  • Pour jojobaoil and almondoil in to the bowl and mix well.
  • Add beeswax and stir until beeswax has dissolved.
  • Remove bowl from saucepan and add essential oils or fragrance while stirring continously.
  • Continue to stir while the mixture cools down. Pour in to suitable small jars as soon as it starts to thicken.
  • Put lids tightly on jars once your perfume creme has cooled down completely and label.
  • Now let the jars rest in a cool, dark place for 2-3 weeks.
Enjoy your very own perfum creme. Try to experiment with different essential oils and fragrances. A nice one to start with using essential oils would be: 10drops Petitgrain Paraguay, 5 drops Lemon, 5 drops Bergamot, 5 drops Olibanum (Frankincense).

Baby Massage Oil       submitted by Hillside Herbal Products

Mild, delightfully scented massage oil for babies and children. It is - of course - also suitable for adults!

- 50 mlAlmondoil
- 4 dropsLemon essential oil
- 10 dropsMandarine essential oil
- 10 dropsOrange essential oil

Put all ingredients in to a small bottle and shake well.
Do not use essential oils in higher concentration than suggested above, as they are very concentrated!


Cough Syrup       submitted by Sherri Owen

A recipe, not for salve or skin but for a nasty cough -
- 1large red onion - sliced
- 1large grated ginger root
- 1large bottle of honey (preferably from local beekeeper)
- *optionally add a clove or two of garlic for extra oomph

Layer in order given in glass baking dish - bake in slowest oven until done (mushy). Strain if desired :) and bottle.
In a hurry? You can microwave a smaller amount and even use powdered ginger and a simple white onion, but the above slow-cooking recipe is preferred to get all the goodies cooked through each other.
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