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Herbal housecleaner for the holidays recipe

Yes, we also cook up recipes for many other much needed things such as house cleaning and much more. Here are a few good all natural recipes to clean your house and getting it smelling clean fresh and like a new spring morning even in the middle of winter during a blizzard.
Herbal Anti septic household cleaner

There are herbs that provide anti-septic properties. These Beautiful herbs allow us to clean and semi- sterilize an environment without harmful chemicals and even have a fresh fragrance a few of these herbs we will be using will be for general house cleaning they can be used in bathrooms on counter tops tables  and much more and if placed in a fine mister on apolstry couches and chair to help kill dust mites and even bed bugs.
a few herbs are St johns wort, Rosemary,Thyme, Oregano,Cinnamon and Tea Trea

I use different formulas with essential oils as well but if you do not have the essential oils on hand you can simmer the herbs in distilled water but never bringing them to a boil. allow to simmer for 4 minutes then let cool and you know have your cleaner. I know many people that make thyme tea to clean there entire kitchen. and they are very happy with the results.

You will also save a lot of money, get a better job, and you will love the fresh smell of your work. Its sort of making fun out of cleaning.

Recipe No. #1 
"A Woodsman general house cleaner"
4 oz. distilled water
4 drops of pine  Essential Oil
2 drops of Thyme Essential Oil
2 drops of clove essential oil
6 drops of atlas cedar essential oil (option)
1/2 teaspoon of 80 proof vodka ( as a preservative)
place all ingredients in a fine mist spray bottle the ones used to mist plants I found to work good or an atomizer type sprayer the ones liked used for perfumes these can be purchased at most health food stores.

Recipe No. #2
"Holiday Season Cleaner"
4 oz. distilled water
2 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
2 drops of Thyme Essential Oil
2 drops of tea tree essential oil
3 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil 
4 drops of clove  essential oil
1/2 teaspoon of 80 proof vodka ( as a preservative)

A Powerful BurnSalve Recipe

Burn Salve recipe

Vital elements of a good burn salve should contain the following essential oils, rose geranium,lavender,tea tree, clove and peppermint in a cold infused oil containing comfrey,echinacea  vitamin E. This recipe can be used on all severity and types of burns.

Taking your infused oil base follow directions of salve making and add the following after you pour the oils and wax into a tin. If you are using the warm infused method. Take the total volume of pressed oil and after it cools to a luke warm temperature add 25 percent more oil(jojoba oil for its vitamin E content) if it resolidified put back on a warm burner for a very short time on low low heat and let if liquify and pour into tins quickly and stir with toothpick . 
While still warm and in 2 oz. tins add:

  • 6 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops of rose geranium essential oil
  • 8 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 4 drops of clove essential oil
  • 3 drops of peppermint essential oil

Herbal Save making Basics

Herbal Salve Recipe Basics

Did you ever wonder why salves are so good for everyday use for example how about a bee pollen salve is so powerful for the skin,  where bee pollen is cold infused into the oils used in your salve recipe. Bee pollen is a powerful skin care aid in cell regeneration because of the flavanoids,antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids but particularly because of its pure form of b complex vitamins . Domestic Bee pollen due to the bees cross pollination process(s) allow this. providing a new and powerful source of cell regeneration of the skin.

Herbal healing salves are great for everyday use and are very powerful in healing Wounds, Cuts, Sores, Bug Bites with little or no scaring They are also used for sore muscles and actually extracting infections and  poisons from a wound. and a good black salve can over time pull a small splinter out of a wound or hard to get area.

Follow this category to get the recipes for many salves

Below is a simple recipe for a general healing salve to help you understand how salves are made and to be used as a base recipe for other salves you desire.

There are many different types of salve used for different purposes. E.G.  
  • To draw out a poison or infection of some sort one can use a black salve. 
  • For Burns of all degrees one can use a good burn salve.
  • For. Cuts and bruised one can use a general healing salve
  • For Injuries one can use a  sprain salve
  • For poor Circulation, reumatory arthritis, and or joint pain or even to help stimulate blood circulation in specific ares of the body through a topical process one can use a circulation Salve
  • For inflammation one may use an powerful anti-inflammatory salve.
  • For Eczema use a lavender tea tree, oregano,plantain salve
  • and these are just a few salves 

Making The Salve:

What You Will Need:

  • 1 ounce of pure Beeswax
  • 8 ounces of herbal infused oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • tea tree essential oil
  • vitamin e liquid capsules ( to use as a preserver to get more of a shelf life of the salve)
  • stainless or enamel pot
  • potato ricer or cheese cloth for pressing the oil soaked herb(s)
  • Glass jar for storage ( Small baby food jars work great)
  • 2 cup pyrex measure cup (for transferring liquid salve into containers or tins)

I.  First you will need to make an infused oil:

Cold infused oils: ( better quality salves and longer shelf life)
Take 6 ounces of your herb or her combination (in total) and place in a quart size mason or glass jar.
Add a Good quality olive oil and stir very well.
Let sit for a min. of 4 weeks to achieve a good quality infusion. Some say 2 weeks (I go 4 weeks and try to make extra so I always have some ready to make a batch of salves
after the 4 weeks strain and press herbs back into the stained oil.

Warm infused oils: ( Quicker good for quick needs but has a shorter shelf life)
 In a  stainless steel or enamel pot add 1 1/2 cups of good quality olive oil  and bring to a very low simmer once you reach the simmer point back off the heat
Add  6 ounces of your herb or her combination (in total) .
stay on low or warm for 1 hour.
After one hour take off stove and let oil cool. Once cool stain and press

II. Making the salve liquid to pour into your containers:

  1. Add once ounce of pure beeswax and slowly melt it completely
  2. Once completely melted, add infused oil to the melted beeswax.
  3. You will notice it will solidify at this point just let it all remelt together as one liquid.
  4. Once completely a warm liquid add to pyrex measure cup and quickly pour into your containers.
  5.  While still in liquid form break and add vitamin E liquid of one capsule and then add essential oils 2-3 drops of each per container. 
  6. Let harden and use as needed

Herbal Tonics, Formulas and Recipe Series

Cold ,Flu and daily health Syrup

This syrup can be taken daily as a general health Tonic. It's high level of vitamin C and flavanoids will keep your immune system maintained all year. it also has vitamins B6,B12 and more to help support the central Nervous system.
God Bless,

1. Yield 16 oz. aprox.
First take 2 cups of distilled water and bring it to a hard boil
Add 1/2 cup of dried elderberries
Add 1/3 cup of dried rose hips
Add 1 cinnamon stick
Add 8 cloves
Add 1 tablespoon of fresh ground Ginger root
Add 1/2 teaspoon of thyme
Lower to a low low  simmer and add cover let simmer for 30 minutes or until reduced by one half.

2. Let cool
3. Add 1 cup of raw wildflower honey mix well and bottle in dark bottles.

ADULTS, When sick take 1 tablespoon per hour. for General Health Tonic take 1 tablespoon daily.