Practical Uses for Common Herbs

Winter Cold and Flu Season

Stop the Sniffles-soothing Bath Soak

  • 3 cups Epsom salts
  • 3 T coconut oil
  • 8 drops Eucalyptus radiata essential oil
  • 4 drops sweet orange oil

Measure Epsom salts into medium bowl. In separate bowl mix essential oils into coconut oil. Add this mix into the Epsom salts until blended.

Use: ½ cup for teen and adults, ¼ cup for 7-12 year olds, 1-2 T for 2-6 year olds

Footsie Soak

  • 2 cups Epsom salts
  • ¼ oz dried peppermint leaves
  • 1/10 oz dried calendula flowers
  • 15 drops peppermint essential oil diluted in
  • 1 T coconut oil

Measure Epsom salts into medium bowl. In separate bowl combine essential oil with the coconut oil. Stir into Epsom salts. When well blended, add the dried herbs. Stir to combine.

Use: ¼ cup into muslin bag and add to warm footbath, allowing salts to dissolve and the herbs to diffuse. 10-15 minute soak.

AntiBacterial Spray

½ cup distilled water

½ cup vodka

25 drops sweet orange oil

15 drops lavender oil

15 drops eucalyptus oil

Mix well and store in a spray bottle. Shake prior to use.