Easy Chest Rub

1 Tbsp Coconut oil

10 drops eucalyptus essential oil

You may also add peppermint or camphor essential oils if desired. 

Combine in a small dish.  Massage into chest as needed.


First infuse herbs into oil 

¾ cup olive oil 2 tsp frankincense powder

Dried herbs-4 parts comfrey, 3 parts plantain leaves, 2 parts red clover blossoms, 1 part burdock leaf, 1 part chamomile flowers

½ cup beeswax grated, packed into cup 

Fill oil with herbs to full, but not overflowing.  Cook oil and herbs for 3 hours in a double boiler over low heat. Strain herbs out.  Place oil in short glass jar or jars.  Place the jar into the water in a pot.  Add beeswax, cooking until beeswax is melted.  Remove to cool, stirring every 15 minutes until firmed.

Herbal Salve  

We have used this salve for several things including the skin rash pictured below that nothing else seemed to work for.  The salve itself is pictured in the banner at the top of this page.  Because this contains comfrey you do not want to use it on a puncture wound.  Comfrey can cause very rapid healing and may heal surface tissue too fast for a puncture wound. 

Strep and Sore Throat Remedy

Blend together about 4 Tbsp  activated charcoal and 4-6 garlic cloves depending on the size in 4 or 5 cups of water.  Gargle this as long as you can.  If the sore throat is to far down it will not hurt you to swallow this.  Do this repeatedly until the sore throat feels better and repeat as necessary.  This has actually worked for my husband when he had been out of commission with a sore throat for  a week. He was in dire pain and basically couldn't swallow and none of the normal sore throat remedies worked.  He gargled and drunk the whole blenderful and in about 20 minutes his sore throat was gone.  He did do another blenderful just for good measure.   Some say this is the only natural remedy for strep throat although I've heard of one using 1 Tbsp honey, 3-5 garlic cloves pressed and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper mixed up.  They take 1/2 of mixture every waking hour for 24-48 hours.    As a general rule 4 cloves of garlic = 1 dose of penicillin and no bad side effects. 

 Eye Drops

¼ to ½ tsp salt                   Pinch baking soda

8 oz (1/2 cup) distilled water

Boil water and add salt and baking soda.  Pour into a dropper bottle.  Cool before putting in the eyes.  Keeps for about a week on the shelf.  Longer if you refrigerate.