Homemade Recipes

Insect Bite Oil

  • 1 teaspoon lavender essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Combine essential oil and vegetable oil and dab mixture directly on bite as needed. Store in a bottle with a tight lid.

Insect Repellent

  • 2 ounces vegetable oil or vodka
  • ¼ teaspoon each citronella and eucalyptus essential oils
  • 1/8 teaspoon each pennyroyal, cedar and rose geranium essential oil,

Combine ingredients and apply mixture directly to all exposed skin. Keep oil away from eyes and mouth — take care not to rub your eyes right after applying the repellent with you fingers.

Herbal Healing Salve

  • 2 ounces dried comfrey leaves
  • 1 ounce dried calendula flowers
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 1 ounce pure beeswax
  • 4 drops each tea tree and lavender essential oils

Heat herbs in olive oil over low heat for about five hours. Do not let the oil boil or bubble. A crock-pot or the lowest temp setting on a range should be suitable for heating this mixture. (If the lowest setting is too hot, turn off the heat once it has warmed the oil — it should keep warm for at least an hour — then repeat the process twice.)

After cooking, strain out the herbs while oil is still warm. Place 1¼ cups of the herb oil in a pan add beeswax and heat just enough to melt the wax. Add essential oils and stir.

Finally, pour the salve into wide mouthed jars. Store at room temp.

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