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HERBAL RECIPES

Herbal Healing Salve:

Ingredients - 1½ ounce each:

  1. lavender flowers
  2. calendula
  3. St. John’s
  4. chickweed

Instructions:

Combine all herbs and completely cover with olive oil – having 1 inch of oil above the herbs. Turn oven on 170 degrees – if your oven doesn’t go this low – put on the lowest setting and leave the door open.  Warm oil for 4-6 hours. Strain oil using cheese cloth, or muslin.  Put oil in a small saucepan designated for herbal use.  Add ¾ - 1 ounce of grated beeswax to 1 cup of oil.  Keep on low setting and stir often. Once the beeswax is melted, immediately pour into salve containers.  You can use metal tins, glass jars, or plastic jars. Add 1 drop of lavender essential oil to each container and swirl with toothpick. Leave lids off until cooled.

Luxurious Bath Salts:

Relax Ingredients:

  1. 8 ounces Sea Salt
  2. 12 drops Lavender Oil

Energize Ingredients:

  1. 8 ounces Sea Salt
  2. 5 drops Peppermint Oil
  3. 3 drops Rosemary Oil

Invigorate Ingredients:

  1. 8 ounces Sea Salt
  2. 10 drops Sweet Orange Oil
  3. 5 drops Grapefruit Oil

Instructions:

Begin with 8 oz of sea Salt - coarse or fine grain.  Choose the container of your choice, Here at the herb shoppe we have lovely cobalt blue containers that work perfectly.  Pour the salt into a bowl and add the essential oil combination of your choice.  Mix well and cover for 24 hours.  Pour into your bath salt container, and enjoy.

Medicinal Bath Salt Recipes

This bath salt is good during cold and flu season, and helps clear the sinuses:

  1. 8 ounces Sea Salt
  2. 3 drops Eucalyptus Oil
  3. 9 drops Lavender Oil

For tired, sore muscles:

  1. 8 ounces Sea Salt
  2. Rosemary – 10 drops
  3. Juniper – 6 drops
  4. Lavender – 8 drops

PMS Moon Blend:

  1. 8 ounces Sea Salt
  2. 5 drops bergamot
  3. 3 drops geranium
  4. 1 drop rose

Instructions:

Begin with 8 oz of sea Salt - coarse or fine grain.  Choose the container of your choice, Here at the herb shoppe we have lovely cobalt blue containers that work perfectly.  Pour the salt into a bowl and add the essential oil combination of your choice.  Mix well and cover for 24 hours.  Pour into your bath salt container, and enjoy.

Massage Oils

Ingredients:

When you’ve played too hard, use this blend to rub on all the sore spots:

  1. Rosemary - 15 drops 
  2. Lavender - 10 drops  
  3. Lemon - 10 drops 
  4. Peppermint - 10 drops 
  5. 2 ounces Sweet Almond Oil

Warm To The Touch Spicy Massage:

  1. 2 oz. Jojoba oil
  2. 7 drops golden sandalwood
  3. 4 drops cinnamon
  4. 3 drops peppermint
  5. 3 drops black pepper
  6. 3 drops vetiver

Instructions:

massage oils make great gifts and are nice to have for after a long day.

Begin with your base oil of choice.  this can be almond, apricot, jojoba, or grapeseed oil.  Pour into a glass dish and add one of the essential oil combinations from above.  Stir and bottle in a dark colored bottle. 

Moisturizing Salt Scrubs

Ingredients:

  1. 4 oz clear glass jar
  2. 3 oz sea salt
  3. 1 oz jojoba oil
  4. ¼ oz of one of the following: lavender, rose buds, rosemary
  5. 10 drops of essential oil: rosemary, geranium, bergamot

Instructions:

Begin with 3 oz of sea Salt - coarse grain.  Pour the salt into a bowl and add the jojoba oil and the essential oil combination listed below.  Mix well and cover for 24 hours.  Pour into your salt scrub container, and enjoy.

Scented Room Freshener

Base Ingredients:

  1. 8 -10 drops essential oils, of your choice
  2. 2 oz. bottle with atomizer
  3. 2 oz. distilled water
  4. 5 drops brandy

Instructions: Mix all of the above in a glass bowl and pour into the 2 oz. atomizer bottle.

Deodorizing Room Spray

  1. 6 drops bergamot essential oils
  2. 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil
  3. 2 drops lemon essential oils

Pet Deodorizing Room Spray

  1. 6 drops cedarwood essential oils
  2. 3 drops tea tree oil

Apple Pie Spice Room Air Freshener

  1. 6 drops cinnamon essential oils
  2. 3 drops clove essential oils

Orange Spice Room Air Freshner

  1. 5 drops orange & Cinnamon oils

Mood Lifter Air Freshner Spray

  1. 4 drops chamomile essential oils
  2. 3 drops orange essential oils
  3. 2 drops ylang ylang essential oils

Stress Reliever Air Freshner Spray

  1. 4 drops lavender oil
  2. 3 drops rose essential oils
  3. 2 drops clary sage essential oils (optional)

Homemade Soap – The Easy Way

Ingredients for Earth Spice Soap

  1. 1 lb. unscented clear glycerine melt & pour base
  2. 1 1/2tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  3. 10 drops sweet orange essential oil
  4. 5 drops lavender essential oil
  5. 1 drop rosemary essential oil
  6. 1 tsp. sunflower oil       

Instructions:

Combine essential oils and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon in glass mixing bottle, set aside. Cut melt & pour soap into 1 inch cubes, place into top of double boiler. Heat over low-medium heat until beginning to melt. Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over soap, stirring gently, being careful to avoid over stirring. Continue melting until soap is completely melted, remove from heat and immediately add sunflower oil, and essential oil blend, stirring gently. Pour into prepared molds. Let set for 5-6 hours or overnight, gently remove soap from molds, cut into slices if necessary, and store in a cool, dry, dark place for at least 1 week, flipping bars daily to prevent warping. Should make an amber colored soap with a darker layer where the cinnamon settles, like an amber sunset.

Lip Balm

Vitamin E Lip Balm

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup and 4 Tbsp. almond oil
  2. 8 Tbsp. beeswax
  3. 2 tsp. honey
  4. 1 tsp. Vitamin E oil
  5. 1 tsp. Cocoa Oil

Instructions:

Melt beeswax on low heat. Add honey and stir. Stir in Vitamin E oil and cocoa butter. Gently pour into containers and let cool. You can always add essential oils too!