Organic Emily

Emily’s Skin Salve

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This stuff is my go to for everything! I’ve been making it for years and sharing with friends and family. There are so many stories people have shared with me about the salve that continue to surprise me. It is the best thing for sun burns, alleviating the pain, but also shortening the redness and […]

Natural Hand Sanitizer

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This recipe is super easy and alcohol free or if you want a little rubbing alcohol  in it you can use half witch hazel and half rubbing alcohol. I feel like the orange, lemon and tea tree essential oils do a good job disinfecting.  This recipe is also safe for small children who shouldn’t absorb […]

Soothing Herbal Bath Scrub

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I love this stuff! It is super hydrating, mineralizing, exfoliating and smoothing for the skin. You can easily make this large batch or cut it in half. Recipe Mix together in a large bowl the following ingredients. 1 cup dried calendula flowers 1 cup dried chamomile flowers 4 tablespoons dried lavender buds 2 tablespoons dried […]

Rose and Lavender Facial and Hand Cream

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This luxurious cream is heavenly! It is very hydrating, calming and great to use just before bedtime! The rose is a natural astringent and pH balancer and the lavender is cleansing and calming. This makes for great gifts and is simple to make. I like to get my ingredients from Bulk Apothecary or Whole Sale […]

Sore Muscle and Bruise Lotion

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This rich and soothing lotion is wonderful for massage or every day use. Be careful not to use on broken skin because it does contain the arnica plant and can poison the blood.  You can make any kind of lotion with the basics of this recipe. Use whatever kind of oil, liquid and beeswax. Recipe […]

Black Drawing Salve

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This salve is wonderful for drawing out an kind of infection or poison from insect bites especially. It is safe to use on animals as well. Recipe The first step is to make an oil infusion. This can be done either outside in the sun or over the stove top. Solar or stove top infuse […]

Ear Ache Oil

Black Drawing Salve

This ear oil is fabulous and very simple, especially if you grow all the herbs listed yourself! It works really well when alternated with freshly squeezed onion juice. Recipe Place equal amounts of fresh mullein flower, fresh or dried calendula flower, fresh St. John’s Wort flower and fresh chopped garlic in a small jar. Cover […]

Medicinal Herb – Bee Balm

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Post written July 18, 2018 Emily Walker Saddler Admin · Yesterday at 2:27 PM Medicinal Herb post #30 Bee Balm – Monarda menthaefolia (purple), M. fistulosa (red) Other names for this mint family perennial are wild oregano, horsemint and bergamot, not to be confused with the essential oil bergamot extracted from Australia. It’s simple to grow and […]

Medicinal Herb – Wormwood

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Post written on July 18, 2018 Wormwood – Artemisia abysinthium This large perennial, also known as mugwort is part of the same family as sage brush and can grow everywhere if you let it go to seed. It is a cousin to white sagebrush (Artemisia ludoviciana) of which contains similar properties. It’s simple to grow […]

Medicinal Herb – Parsley

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    Post written July 12, 2018 Parsley – Petroselinum crispum Parsley is a biennial that goes to seed the second year and dies. I planted parsley one time when we first moved into our home 8 years ago and haven’t had to worry about planting again. It produces a lot of seed and will […]