Make Your Own Thieves Oil Hand Sanitizer + variations

Let me preface this by saying I am NOT a germophobe. I believe germs have their place in this world. You can find them in the soil you use to grow your food. You find them occurring naturally, beautifully & “utilitarianly” in the digestive tract. I believe that antibiotics & the use of antibacterial soaps […]

Thieves Oil Blend + Homemade Disinfectant Spray

Ever questing for natural alternatives for the chemical laden, neurotoxic “cleaning” supplies, I fell in love with “Thieves Oil” or “4 Thieves Oil” (4TO). I’ve been making Thieves Oil for years & use it in place of disinfectant spray (like Lysol) for flu & cold germs. This stuff is amazing. The story of the Four […]

The Natural Survival Kit – Cold & Flu Season

It’s that time of year again- cold & flu season. It hit our house recently & this was one NASTY bug! I’d read that this year, the flu was knocking down entire households, & we were one of those entire households. There are really so many ways to shorten the duration of both colds & […]

Elderberry Tincture- Make Your Own!

Cold & flu season is coming, & I love to have elderberry tincture & syrup on hand. I prefer to make them myself, because it is so friendly on my budget! **Scroll down for an image-free, ink & paper friendly printable version. If you prefer the picture tutorial in print, feel free to use the […]

Homemade Steam Inhaler

Please do not use this as an asthma inhaler. Period. ALWAYSALWAYS get your paid medical provider’s advice before using anything on this site. There is good discussion in the comments on people’s various feelings. I suggest you read them, & as usual refer back to your doctor or professional practitioner. Please do your research, I […]

Honeyed Ginger…

Last week our household was hit with some nasty colds. This followed a nasty bout of allergies. I started making gingered honey. All you do is pour honey over sliced or diced or minced ginger. I slice mine. I’m lazy like that. Let it sit for at least 24 hours. The honey turns very liquid-y. […]

Cinnamon Sage Honey

Remember the Cinnamon Honey I posted recently? I found that sage is a GREAT decongestant & dries up the nasal passages. So I added some sage to the mixture & WOW!!! It worked so well. The measurements I devised are: 4 parts honey, 1 part ground cinnamon & 1/2 part sage. Same dosage as last […]

Cinnamon Honey

A few days ago I could feel a cold coming on & by chance, I stumbled across a recipe for cinnamon honey. It is so tasty (like candy). I have to warn you, the concoction is very gritty, and it’s so thick, you need a chug of water to help get it down. You can […]

Ginger honey- the medicinal candy…..

The weather here the past several weeks has been nuts. One week it’s almost 60, the next, it’s 20 & snowing. Needless to say, we’ve had some on & off hacking of the lungs πŸ™ KerryAnn was telling me about some ginger honey she makes & then she decided to blog about it. I made […]

Cough Syrup

My poor babies are sick πŸ™ In a moment of desperation, I started throwing all the things I had on hand that I could remember as being cold remedies in my sleep-deprived state into a pot. IT WORKED!!!   ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ “Michaela– homeschooling Mom to 3 boys, wife to one wonderful Hubba, kitty-momma, likes gardening/sewing/baking/cooking/a multitude […]

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