Everything You Need To Make Your Own:
- Echinacea Tincture
- Cottonwood Salve
- Peppermint Infusion
- Lavender Oil Infusion
Echinacea Angustifolia Root Tincture
Echinacea Angustifolia Root has so many properties that make it one of the best when it comes to cold, flu and infection. It promotes blood flow and circulation. It can lower fevers by reducing the spread of infection. When taken at the first sign of illness, it can help stop the progression and lessen the duration. It is good for acne and boils due to its antiseptic properties. Echinacea is a lymphagogue and therefore increases the flow of lymphatic fluids. Echinacea also has been found to increase phagocytosis. This is the act of destroying micro-organisms. This is enormous for the immune system in removing the pathogens and bacteria, which effects the immune system at the white blood cell level. Preparations made from Echinacea Angustifolia can be a powerful way to improve your health.
A tincture is a concentrated liquid extract that is meant to be taken internally. You will be making a vegetable glycerin tincture from the Echinacea Angustifolia Root herb in your Combo Kit.
Cottonwood Buds have a strong balsamic scent that is earthy and comforting. The buds are antimicrobial and modulates inflammation while relieving pain. Preparations made from cottonwood buds soothes aches and pains, relieves sore and strained muscles and eases the pain of bruising. It is wonderful for soothing rashes and bug bites, too.
An herbal salve, or an ointment, is a medicinal rub that is made by a process using an infused oil that is further prepared with beeswax to create a thicker product. This is a perfect addition to your first aid kit for all types of skin abrasions.
Peppermint Herbal Infusion
Peppermints high menthol levels create a wonderful cooling sensation that soothes and calms. It will calm the digestive system, helping with both nausea and pain. It will also calm gas pains and heartburn, help relieve a tension headache and calm frazzled nerves. You can even use peppermint-soaked leaves to deter insects and spiders front entering your home!
If you have ever made a tea using a tea bag, you have made an herbal infusion. This simply means that the herb is infused in water to release the medicinal and aromatic properties.
Lavender Oil Infusion
This herb is useful in almost every arena of life. One of my favorites. It can be used for everything from perfume and replacing cleaning products, to wound healing and calming an anxious mind. It is extremely calming, and relaxes the mind, and can help induce sleep. It can calm skin irritations, sooth bug bites, is an insect repellent, and can decrease pain. It has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties which address germs, infection and pain. This should be a staple herb in every household.
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 lavender infused oil will make a soothing preparation that is calming both to the senses and the skin.
*We recommend that you consult with a licensed healthcare practitioner before using any herbal product.
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