Organic Emily

Natural Disinfectant and Deodorizer

Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide

I love how inexpensive and most importantly effective this recipe is. It will disinfect and deodorize anything from vomit to urine and fecal matter. It is a must have in any house hold with kids and pets.  I’ve used it on mattresses, carpet and many other surfaces. Just mix together equal parts white distilled vinegar […]

Thyroid Support Perfume

Thyroid Perfume

Last year I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroditis.  I had to make some life changing choices, from diet to exercise, as well as getting rid of all chemical products, not that I had many, but make up and fragrance were a few I hadn’t altered yet.  It is virtually impossible to find fragrance that doesn’t […]

Cough and Congestion Balm

Cough and Congestion Salve

Super simple to make, this powerful balm is just as good as any over the counter mentholated topical ointment, except better and more natural. The recipe makes 4 (2-ounce) jars and can easily be doubled.  I like using Butterfly Express essential oils because they are high quality and very inexpensive. Be sure to keep in […]

Medicinal Herb – Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape

Medicinal Herb post #40 written July 31, 2018 Oregon Grape – Mahonia aquifolium and M. repins The roots of this sun to part shade perennial contains the medicine. It grows wild throughout our Utah mountains. The root is best harvested in the early spring or fall. It contains a chemical in it called berberine that […]

Medicinal Herb – Aloe and other succulents

Aloe

Medicinal Herb post #39 written July 31, 2018 Aloe Vera – Aloe barbadensis Hens and Chicks, Purslane, Prickly Pear Cactus and other succulents. All of these succulents have something in common. They can be used interchangeably as osmotic herbs, meaning they draw out inflammation from the effected area relieving pain. So if you don’t have […]

Medicinal Herb – Chickweed

Chickweed 1

Medicinal Herb post #38 written July 31, 2018 Chickweed – Stellaria media Chickweed is a delicate looking annual with pretty star like flowers that prefers rich soil, a sunny location, but also a cool area. It will do well in partial sunny areas too. It can become invasive so harvest often and use in salads […]

Medicinal Herb – Thyme

Thyme plant

Medicinal Herb Post #37 written on July 31, 2018 Thyme – Thymus vulgaris Thyme is one of my favorite sun loving perennial herbs for cooking, but did you know it’s a powerful medicinal too? It loves our alkaline soil here in Utah and there are lots of varieties to choose from. If you want the […]

Medicinal Herb Post – Sage

Sage plant

Medicinal herb post #36 Sage – Salvia officinalis written July 30, 2018 Believe it or not this sun loving perennial is actually apart of the mint family. There are more than 750 varieties. The officinalis variety is hardy in zones 4-8 so it grows well here in our Utah climates, as do many other kinds. […]

Medicinal Herb Post – Rosemary

Rosemary plant

Medicinal Herb Post #35 written July 30,2018 Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis Native to the Mediterranean, Rosemary means “dew of the sea” as it grows wild along the sunny hillsides next to the sea. It is a perennial in zones 7-10, in warmer climates like St. George. There is a variety named Arp that is supposed […]

Medicinal Herb Post – Oregano

Oregano plant

Medicinal Herb Post #34 written July 26, 2018 Oregano – Origanum vulgare and other spp. Oregano is a sun loving perennial that reseeds easily in rich soil if allowed to flower and go to seed. Keep it cut back regularly and it will keep producing spring, summer and fall. I like to dry it and […]