Everything You Need To Make Your Own:
- Elderflower Syrup
- Calendula Oil Infusion
- Eucalyptus Liniment
Elderflower is another great way to boost your immune system. It is antiviral, a relaxing nervine, a relaxing diaphoretic, diuretic, skin protectant and antioxidant. That’s a lot of power for a tiny little flower. The two main areas elderflower excels in are promoting healthy skin and reducing fevers. Being a diaphoretic, it encourages sweating during illness to safely reduce a fever. This is a major player during flu season. A strong infusion of elderflower at the first sign of illness can help immensely. Since elderflower encourages sweating, it acts as a natural detoxifier for the skin, which is extremely clarifying. Made into a tea or syrup, elderflower an be a great way to increase intake of antioxidants as well as decrease inflammation.
A syrup can be wonderful for bitter tasting herbs, and for helping make herbal preparations more enjoyable for children. It is a thickened infusion that has been sweetened with honey. It is best to use a local honey for maximum benefits, so your kits do not include the honey. Syrups are also great for replacing sweetener for coffee and tea, on pancakes and waffles, and on fruit and deserts. Delicious and good for you!
Calendula Herbal Oil Infusion
Calendula is a favorite for using with babies and healing mamas. It is so gentle and yet filled with antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Its main benefactor is the skin and helps calm irritated, rashy, calloused and dry areas.
An infused herbal oil is a tincture that is used externally. A vegetable oil is used to make a smooth and supple preparation that is nourishing to the skin. Your kit is supplied with a fractionated coconut oil as it is a thicker oil that spreads and adheres nicely to the skin. Your Calendula infused oil will make a soothing preparation that is calming both to the senses and the skin.
Eucalyptus is best known for its soothing of respiratory discomfort and pain relief. It is used to reduce symptoms of coughs, cold, and congestion. It is also very effective for relieving muscle and joint pain. The herb contains antioxidants which can aid the immune system to fight illness. The aroma can help ease stress and anxiety by relieving tension. The antibiotic properties in the tree make it a great agent for preventing skin infections.
*Do not use with young children.
A liniment is a liquid herbal extract that is used externally. It is made much in the same way as a tincture but is never ingested. Liniments are applied to the skin on mainly muscle and joint areas. Herbs that are typically used in liniments are those with anti-inflammatory properties. Liniments are not intended for broken skin. They are made with either witch hazel or rubbing alcohol. This kit provides you with witch hazel because it is a very gentle base for sensitive individuals. A Eucalyptus liniment is amazing for calming angry muscles and soothing sore joints. This is a great addition to your medicine cabinet in place of muscle and joint rub.
*We recommend that you consult with a licensed healthcare practitioner before using any herbal product.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness or disease. The statements made by Restoring the Garden are for educational purposes only.