Use these easy to follow recipes to make your own herbal products and home
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
|- 30 ml||Almondoil|
|- 7.5 gr||Beeswax (NOT candlewax or paraffin!)|
|- 7.5 ml||Essential oils or fragrance of your choice|
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).
- 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
- 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
- Now let the jars rest in a cool, dark place for 2-3 weeks.
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 ml||Almondoil|
|- 4 drops||Lemon essential oil|
|- 10 drops||Mandarine essential oil|
|- 10 drops||Orange 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 -
|- 1||large red onion - sliced|
|- 1||large grated ginger root|
|- 1||large 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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