Chop fresh leaves of comfrey and plantain and let macerate in 30ml olive oil for 3 hours (oil will turn dark).
Melt 5g of bees-wax in a bain-marie add plantain/comfrey oil and 5ml vegetable glycerine; when molten, put bowl from bain-marie into cold water bath and add 8 drops of Lavender essential oil; stir until mix congeals; then fill in pot.
Mix these + 1 cup warm water+ ½ cup Listerine +½ cup white vinegar.
Soak your feet for 15minutes; scrape away the dead skin with a hard brush. Put Vaseline on your skin for the night.
Grind a handful of rice until u get a fine but coarse flour. Add a few spoons of raw honey to the mixture along with enough apple cider vinegar to obtain a thick paste. If the cracks are very deep, add a spoon of olive oil. Soak feet for 20 minutes & gently massage with this paste.
Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac = Oatmeal paste
Combine 1 tablespoon of colloidal oats with 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Gradually add just enough water to form a paste and mix well. Apply to irritated areas. After it’s dry, rinse the paste off with warm water.
If you do develop a bad rash with blisters, follow these first-aid tips for making an oatmeal bath or oatmeal paste to relieve the itching. Oats (Avena sativa) have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Applied topically, oats moisturize the skin and decrease itching. To draw an oatmeal bath, pour 2 to 3 cups of rolled or colloidal oats into a sock, cloth, bag or bandana to contain the particles and help with cleanup. (You can make colloidal oats in your food processor by blending oats to a powder.) Place the sock in a tub full of warm water. Climb in and soak for at least 15 minutes. Avoid using soap, which will only dry and further irritate your skin.
Bug Bites and Stings
a) Make a lavender-infused frozen cloth, wet a washcloth with water and wring out the excess moisture. Squeeze 5 drops of lavender essential oil on the wet cloth, place it inside a resealable bag, and store it in the freezer. When you get stung, remove the cloth from the bag and apply it directly to the inflamed area. It will help reduce swelling and relieve pain.
You can also try a mixture of 3 drops of lavender essential oil and 1 teaspoon of baking soda, which is thought to help neutralize the acidic venom in bee and fire ant stings. Add enough water to the mixture to form a paste, and plaster the paste over the sting. Remove the paste after about 30 minutes or after it’s dry. Reapply as needed.
Treatment. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain-killing) and calming. Keep a frozen lavender-infused cloth or a simple lavender and baking soda paste on hand for the next time your path collides with a poisonous, panicky pollinator.
b) Plantain (Plantago major) is a common weed — not to be confused with the banana-like fruit — that contains pain-relieving, astringent and mildly antibacterial substances, a trio of traits that are beneficial for healing insect stings and minor abrasions. A 2012 study showed that skin tissue in mice healed faster when plantain was applied, compared with controls.
The next time you get a bug bite or small wound, gather five to 10 plantain leaves and mash them with your fingers to release the beneficial tannins. Apply the juicy pulp to the affected area for about 30 seconds. Repeat as needed.
Scientific studies show that honey, an ancient wound-healer, is antibacterial and speeds healing of burns better than conventional burn dressings containing silver sulfadiazine. Using a clean butter knife, spread organic, high-quality honey on a piece of sterile gauze large enough to cover the burn. Tape the edges of the gauze in place so the bandage is comfortable. After six hours, remove the dressing, gently rinse the skin, and reapply a fresh strip of the honey-coated gauze.
Tea (Camellia sinensis) compresses are a time-honored treatment for sunburns. Tea is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and astringent. Compared with black tea, green tea has stronger antioxidant and antibacterial effects. If you want to use an herbal tea, German chamomile is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and wound-healing.
To make a tea compress, bring a half-cup of water to a boil. Pour the boiling water into a mug and submerge the tea bag of your choice (green, black or chamomile). Let cool to room temperature. Dip a clean cloth into the tea and lay the cloth on your burn until pain subsides.
Aloe (Aloe vera) is anti-inflammatory, promotes circulation, and inhibits bacterial and fungal growth. Most studies show that aloe speeds healing of burns and wounds. Keep an aloe plant on your windowsill so you can squeeze the fresh gel from a leaf, or look for a product that’s at least 90 percent pure aloe. Apply pure aloe gel to the burn, or blend 1 tablespoon of gel with 10 drops of lavender essential oil.
Cuts and Scrapes
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) leaves and roots contain allantoin, which helps the regeneration of new skin cells. Research has shown that abrasions heal faster with topical comfrey relative to a placebo.
To use, wash the site of your wound thoroughly. Harvest a comfrey leaf and rough it up with your fingers. Place this backyard bandage against the wound. Secure it with a clean, damp cloth. Leave it in place for an hour before removing.
Sanitizing wounds with soap and clean, cool water is sufficient for minor scrapes and cuts. Stronger solutions, such as hydrogen peroxide or iodine, can actually irritate a cut, harm tissue and slow the healing process.
Les premiers secours consistent à placer la zone affectée sous un jet d’eau froide jusqu’à ce que la chaleur diminue et que cessent de brûler les couches de peau, (PS : 10 à 15 minutes, c’est long) ensuite étendre du blanc d’œuf sur cette zone.
Une personne se brûla une grande partie de la main avec de l’eau bouillante. Malgré la douleur elle mit la main sous le robinet d’eau froide puis elle cassa 2 œufs,en sépara les blancs qu’elle battit un peu et y plongea la main. Sa main était tellement brûlée qu’en y appliquant le blanc d’œuf sa peau sécha et le blanc y forma une pellicule. Elle apprit par la suite que le blanc d’œuf était un collagène naturel, et continua pendant au moins une heure à appliquer couche sur couche de blanc sur sa main. L’après-midi elle ne sentit plus de douleur et le lendemain il restait à peine une marque rougeâtre à l’endroit de la brûlure. Elle pensait qu’il lui serait resté une horrible cicatrice, mais, à sa grande surprise, au bout de 10 jours, il ne restait plus aucune trace de la brûlure, la peau avait même retrouvé sa couleur normale !
La zone brûlée s’était totalement régénérée grâce au collagène existant dans le blanc d’œuf.
A 2012 clinical trial found that when virgin olive oil was applied topically to arthritic knees, it provided superior pain relief compared with an ointment containing the anti-inflammatory drug piroxicam. Turmeric and ginger are traditional Indian analgesic and anti-inflammatory agents. Cayenne contains capsaicin, which acts as a counterirritant (it initially causes a mild burning sensation, but then silences local pain nerves). Studies have shown that topical capsaicin reduces pain from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and back pain.
For a pain-relieving poultice, blend 1 tablespoon each aloe gel and unfiltered, extra-virgin olive oil, 2 teaspoons each ground turmeric and ground ginger, and 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper. Spread the paste over the painful area. Hold it in place with cloth or plastic wrap, and remove after 30 minutes. Turmeric will stain clothing and temporarily tinge your skin. Wash your hands and avoid touching your eyes or other sensitive areas after handling cayenne powder.
Removing A Splinter – Working in the garden you can pick up a splinter when grabbing a tool handle or tree branches. They can be irritating, painful and very hard to remove. Try this… soak the affected area in 2 tbsp of epsom salt in a cup of water, this will increase the osmotic pressure of the skin and help draw the splinter out on its own accord.
Traditionally, sesame oil was used, but these days coconut oil is more often recommended, and it’s my preference as well. To increase the potency of this protocol, use essential oils, such as peppermint, cinnamon, or clove. Tea tree oil and oil of oregano are two good options, but they can get really intense. Start off with just a small amount.
Here are some suggestions with the essential oils for oil pulling. Add these to a tablespoon of coconut oil.
- For bad breath: 2 drops of cinnamon, spearmint, or peppermint essential oil
- Toothache: 2 drops of clove or tea tree essential oil, or one of each
- Canker sores: 2 drops of holy basil essential oil.
- Gum disease: 2 drops of cinnamon, clove, or tea tree essential oil.
- Receding gums: Add 2 drops of Myrrh essential oil.
- Cavities: 2 drops of clove or tea tree essential oil, or one of each
- Any infection in the mouth: 2 drops of clove or tea tree essential oil, or one of each
How to Oil Pull
Swish the oil around in your mouth (like you would with mouthwash) and pull through the teeth, for 15 to 20 minutes. Don’t swish hard, or your cheeks will get sore very quickly.
Spit it out! Do not sallow it. That oil gets nasty, and it’s better to dispose of it than swallow it. Follow with tooth brushing, or at least thoroughly rinsing the mouth. And don’t spit it out in the sink. The oil could stop it up.