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HERBAL RECIPE CORNER

HERBAL RECIPES FROM OUR BLOG:

Chamomile Bedroom Spray:

Ingredients: 8-ounce glass spray bottle, 4 ounces witch hazel, 4 ounces distilled water, 5-10 drops chamomile essential oil, 3-7 drops cedar wood essential oil, and 3-5 drops vanilla essential oil. Directions: Combine all ingredients in the spray bottle. Shake well before use and spray in the bedroom or on the bed or pillow before going to bed to help enhance a good night’s sleep.

Yarrow Cold & Flu Tea: By: HANE’s Intermediate Herbal Course: This tea recipe is a cool and dry tea blend that helps move and expel mucus out of the sinuses. Always obtain herbs from a reputable sustainable source.

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon each yarrow, peppermint, elderberry flowers, mullein, and calendula. Directions: Steep in 1 quart near near-boiling water for at least 20 minutes and drink hot throughout the day.

Soothing Comfrey Cream: Taken From: The Herbal Academy:

Ingredients: 2 cups dried, crushed comfrey leaves, 2 cups olive oil, 1/2 cup + 1-ounce beeswax pastilles, 2 ounces shea butter, 2-1000 mg vitamin E capsules, 5-6 drops essential oil of choice. Directions: Loosely pack a 1-quart mason jar with comfrey leaves. Fill with the olive oil, enough to cover the comfrey leaves, and allow to infuse for at least 30 days. Strain comfrey leaves, yielding approximately 1 1/2 cups of infused oil. Place the infused oil in the top of double boiler which has been brought to a boil. Turn down heat to low simmer.  Slowly add beeswax pastilles. Blend in shea butter until melted. Puncture vitamin E capsules and add to the mixture. Add 5-6 drops of essential oil and pour the melted mixture into containers with lids. Allow to solidify and cool before capping with lids. Label and date.