Hands-On Healing Remedies: 150 Recipes for Herbal Balms, Salves, Oils, Liniments & Other Topical Therapies
Stephanie L. Tourles
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fruit, a nut, and a seed is highly compatible with human skin. It penetrates readily, nourishing skin from the outside in. Chock-full of essential fatty acids, monounsaturated fats, vitamins (especially vitamin E), minerals, and proteins, this protective formula, applied daily, smoothes and conditions normal to dry skin, promoting elasticity and protecting your skin as it stretches during weight gain. I like to use it as a full-body massage and bath oil during the winter when my skin has a
Easy Balm, 112–13 Brittle Nail and Cuticle Buttery Conditioning Oil, 188 Bruise-Be-Gone Balm, 92–93 bruises, 63, 64–65, 78, 91–95, 91–95, 117, 130, 141, 176, 192, 195, 203, 234, 250, 262–63 bug bites and stings. See insect bites and stings Burn Recovery Oil, 96, 98 burns, minor, 75, 76, 78, 81, 90, 93, 96–99, 145, 161, 231, 265 Buttery Coconut Balm, 149 C cajeput, 281 calendula, 34, 281–82 Calendula and Calophyllum Rejuvenative Drops, 250 Calendula Juice, 211 Calendula-Rose Hydrating
temperature, away from heat and light; use within 1 year APPLICATION: 2 times per day or as desired PREPARING THE HERBAL INFUSED OIL: If you’re using freshly wilted herbs, gently cut or tear the leaves into small pieces to expose more surface area to the oil. Combine the comfrey, plantain, and Solomon’s seal with the olive base oil in a 2-quart saucepan or double boiler and stir thoroughly. The mixture should look like a thick, chunky, green herbal soup. Bring the mixture to just shy of a
roots, such as comfrey, Solomon’s Seal, or marshmallow. It soothes and protects skin tissue. OLEORESINS. A plant extract containing resins and oil. SALVE (SEE BALM). SEBUM. The semi-fluid, fatty or oily secretions of the sebaceous glands. TANNINS. Plant compounds that shrink swollen tissue, promoting healing and reducing of pain. TINCTURE. A solution of herb constituents that are typically extracted using ethyl alcohol as the menstruum. Tinctures can be taken orally or applied topically.
minutes, plus 24 hours to synergize YIELD: 2 tablespoons STORAGE: Store at room temperature, away from heat and light; use within 2 years APPLICATION: 2 or 3 times per day Add the peppermint and birch essential oils drop by drop directly into a storage bottle. Add the lavender essential oil and jojoba base oil. Screw the top on the bottle and shake vigorously for 2 minutes to blend. Label the bottle and place in a dark location that’s between 60° and 80°F for 24 hours so that the oils can