DIY witch’s herbal remedy medicine cabinet must haves
Whether you’re a witch thats into their herbs or a person who prefers CHEAP and natural remedies, this DIY is for you
Here’s what this post will teach you to make: Echinacea tincture Plantain – Apple Cider Vinegar Tincture for acne Healing salve Chest rub Arnica salve Digestive Tea Throat lozenges Air purifying spray
OK LETS GET STARTED
You will need:
-Dried Echinacea -Glycerin -large canning jar
Pour glycerin over echinacea until it almost reaches the top of the jar. Place lids on these jars and leave for 3 weeks, shaking jar occasionally. After three weeks have past, strain out the herbs. You now have tinctures!
2. PLANTAIN-ACV ACNE TREATMENT
You will need:
Dried Plantain Apple cider vinegar
Pour apple cider vinegar over plantain. Close with lid and leave for 4-6 weeks. Strain out the herbs. Use to this tincture on acne on the face or back of arms. If too strong, dilute with a little distilled water.
3. HEALING SALVE
What you will need:
½ cup Olive oil 1/3 cup dried plantain ½ ounce beeswax a container that can hold ½ cup of salve (or multiple containers)
-Turn on the oven to 300 degrees. While it warms up, place the jar with plantain/oil into a loaf pan or casserole dish. Add water to the bottom of the pan so it comes up the sides of the jars (about an inch or so).
-Once oven is preheated, place this dish with the jars and water in it, into the oven. Turn OFF the oven. Leave for 3 hours.
-After the three hours for the oil is up, take pan out of the oven and let cool briefly. Strain out the arnica and plantain. In double boiler, place the plantain infused oil. Add ½ ounce of beeswax. Warm over low heat until the beeswax melts. Once the beeswax is completely melted, turn off heat. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly, then pour into clean a clean jar (or jars).
-Allow to cool completely before adding the lid. Salve will keep for up to a year.
4. CHEST RUB
You will need:
½ cup olive oil ¼ ounce dried plantain leaves or dried mullein (optional) ¼ ounce beeswax 1/8 teaspoon vitamin E oil 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil 6 drops rosemary essential oil 6 drops peppermint essential oil 4 ounce jar (needs to hold ½ cup)
-On the stove top place a small pan with a heavy bottom. Add 1/3 cup of plantain and ½ cup oil. Warm over the lowest heat possible. Only needs to warm for about 20 minutes. So set a timer and keep on eye on this!
-Pour the cooled plantain/oil mixture through a cheesecloth and strain out the herbs.
-Place this infused oil back into the pan along with the ¼ ounce of beeswax. Melt over very low heat. Cool slightly and add the essential oils and vitamin E. Stir to distribute evenly.Pour into a clean jar and allow to cool.
-Once completely cool, add the lid and label. This homemade chest rub can be kept for one year at room temperature
5. ARNICA SALVE (soothes bruises, aches, and pains)
What you need:
dried Arnica, .1 ounces 4 ½ ounces grapeseed or olive oil ½ ounce beeswax canning jar optional: peppermint essential oil
Pour oil over arnica flowers in a jar. Turn on the oven to 300 degrees. While it warms up, place the jars with arnica flowers/oil into a loaf pan or casserole dish. Add water to the bottom of the pan so it comes up the sides of the jars (about an inch or so).
Once oven is preheated, place this dish with the jars and water in it, into the oven. Turn OFF the oven. Leave for 3 hours.
Place arnica infused oil in top of double boiler, add ½ ounce beeswax (this will make a slave consistency. If you want this to be more like a balm, add extra beeswax – this will make it thicker and firmer). Warm over medium heat until beeswax is melted. Remove from heat, add 10 drops peppermint essential oil, if desired. Pour into jar and allow to cool completely before closing with lid. Note: Arnica salve should be not be used on skin that is broken, or on open wounds. It is intended for use on bruises, bumps, sprains, and aches.
6. Digestive Tea
What you need:
3 ounces dried spearmint leaves 10.5 grams dried licorice root (not ground, but in small chunks) jar to store tea
Add digestive tea ingredients (licorice root and spearmint) to a jar. Label and store. (May wish to add to label that 1 tablespoon per cup should be used when brewing the tea.)
7. Throat Lozenges
What you need:
¼-½ cup honey 1 T ground licorice root ¼ cup slippery elm
Place slippery elm into a bowl and add a few tablespoons of the honey. Stir to combine and add more honey until the consistency resembles playdoh. (During this time, the plantain/oil mixture on the stove top should be ready to turn off. Remove from heat and allow to cool). Use approximately 1/8 inch of the ‘playdoh’ mixture to roll a small ball to create a lozenge. Roll this ball in ground licorice root and place lozenge on parchment paper. Repeat until all of the mixture is used. Let air dry to harden.
8. Air Purifying Spray
What you need:
Sweet Orange essential oil, 12 drops Lemon Essential oil, 12 drops Clove bud essential oil, 10 drops ½ ounce vodka ½ ounce distilled water spray bottle that will hold 1 ounce
Mix 1 ½ ounce vodka and 1 ½ ounce distilled water in a measuring cup with a spout. Add 10 drops clove bud essential oil and 12 drops sweet orange essential oil and 12 drops lemon essential oil. Use to purify the air and to clean door knobs, counter tops, anywhere germs may hide.
That is it for your herbal remedy cabinet must haves!
Different inflection when you say my name Kiss me, but your kiss don’t taste the same Is it real or am I going out of my mind? Curious ‘bout the company that you keep ‘Cause I hear you talking 'bout her in your sleep And now you’ve got me talking 'bout her in mine
Ooh, and I bet, she has it all Bet she’s beautiful like you, like you And I bet she’s got that touch Makes you fall in love, like you, like you
I can taste her lipstick and see her laying across your chest I can feel the distance every time you remember her fingertips Maybe I should be more like her Maybe I should be more like her I can taste her lipstick, it’s like I’m kissing her, too Ay she’s perfect Ay she’s perfect
♡ ♡ ♡
I am laying down next to Stiles whom is asleep while I am trying to focus on the book in my hands.“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you,” I read out loud, and smile a little. I stare at the boy next to me, and repeat the quote again, adding at the end, “I really love you.” That’s when I hear it , “Lydia,”Stiles mumbled and I felt my heart broke in million pieces right there. “Lydia,” he repeated again.
I decided to ignore what just happened, maybe I was overreacting. “Yeah, i am overreacting,”I tell myself, “You are overreacting about what?,” Stiles says with a sleepy voice, “Ehh, about something i just read.” I answer rapidly. He looks at me with some doubt, but I am fast enough to change the topic. “Do you feel better?,” He nods and places his hand on my cheek ; “Thanks, thanks for staying with me.” I grin, and peck his lips. “Well, it’s kinda late,” He says looking at his watch. “Yeah, I should head back home. Mom must be freaking out.” “Well, I am sorry for her but I won’t let you go at this hour. We already know how dangerous Beacon Hills is.” “Yeah, but you only had to say that you wanted me to stay,” I tell him. “I know how much you love stating the obvious.” Stiles says staring directly into my eyes. I laugh a little, he kisses me. Every time our lips touched, it felt as if time stopped. “We should sleep,almost 2 in the morning,” I say and he nods and makes me cuddle up with him. I didn’t realise until that moment how tired I really was, I had been so focused in the book. I closed my eyes, and muttered “Goodnight.” “Goodnight,” Stiles replied back.
I woke up to the sound of Stile’s alarm, I get up being careful enough to wake him up that’s when it happens again. “Ly-dia, Lydia…Don’t leave me,” He mumbles and this time I couldn’t let it pass. “Stiles, wake up,” I shake him softly. He yawns a little, sits downs in the bed, and open his eyes then gives me that cheeky smile of his. “Good morning,” He says and tries to kiss me, but I stop him. “Did you any interesting dream?,” I mention. He stares at me a bit confused but answers “Well, I did have a dream. Why?” “You were sleep talking,” I try to choose my worlds wisely. “But…” I begin to say; he stops me mid sentence, “But what?.” “You mentioned Lydia’s name both times. You begged for her to not leave you…” My voice kinda breaks a little at the end. He sighs, noticing what is going on. “In some way… I always knew it, I knew it. It’s not your fall at all. Blame it all on me, I was silly enough to fall for you. Everybody could see it, they used to say it was obvious. Still, I decided to cover the world with one finger,” I say, it was notorious how much each world was destroying me inside. “Every time you look at her, it’s with admiration with love. You love her, not me.” “Y/N, let me…” Stiles begins to say ; “Stiles, there’s nothing to explain. I always knew. Lydia, she’s perfect. She’s beautiful, smart, almost every guy is after her. She, is some way, has the world at her feet. That’s the way it is, but I can’t hate her either. She’s my best friend, and I love her for being her too. I’m between the wall and the sword. Trapped,” I said almost in tears. “Let me talk!,” He said already exasperated.
-“Y/N, I won’t sugarcoat things for you. It’s true, I did have feelings for Lydia. I was crazy for her, all that is true. But do you know what else is true?.” I stay quiet waiting for him to say that he still was crazy in love for Lydia. “I met you, in the most unexpectedly way and I fell for you. I fell so hard, out there we can find so many girls that are ¨perfect’, but they are not you. I don’t want Lydia, I don’t ask for any of those ´perfect girl´. I only want my imperfectly perfect Y/N. Y/N, I love you. My heart belongs only to you,” Stiles tells me, tears were rolling down my face. Tears of joy, by the way he said I knew he meant it. “Lydia, is my friend. She’ll always be my friend, and I love my friends. But the way I love her, and the way I love you, it’s very different. Like I said, the only one to break my heart are you.” I lay my head in his chest, and he puts his arms around my body. Stiles cups my face and kisses my forehead, then wipes the tears of my face. “I love you, Y/N.” “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure,” He quotes the book I was reading. “My heart is with you, you are my treasure.”
I really wanted to take a moment to give a well-deserved shoutout to an incredibly gorgeous soul, @feyherba. She handcrafts these beautiful, organic products for your mind, body and soul. If you love organic, herbal splendor as much as I do, than I highly recommend checking out her Etsy shop. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.
Calcium carbonate is well known as calcite or aragonite, but forms what is called a solid solution series in which iron and manganese can substitute for calcium in the crystal structure forming mineral end members known as dolomite (magnesium), ankerite (iron) and kutnahorite (manganese). The type locality is the town of Kutna Hora just outside Prague in the Czech Republic.
This morning I made some amethyst infused lavender spray. It can be used as a sleepy spray that you spray on your pillow before bed or as a normal body spray.
Going to be testing it on my friends and family by giving it to them as Christmas presents (I’m determined to be super prepared this year)…if it is a success I shall consider selling it!
Made with organic lavender water (bought from amazon, will look into making my own though if I am going to sell it), lavender from my garden, a few drops of lavender essential oil and some amethyst beads.
Indicolite Crystal Spray (Blue Tourmaline) with Purple Lepidolite Striations on Smoky Quartz, Spodumene, Granite, Cleavelandite and Muscovite Matrix with Small Zones of Columbite from The Historic Black Mountain Mine in Rumford, Maine!
This piece for my upcoming show in December is DONE! Here’s a breakdown of everything that went in to making it!
First I mounted black tourmaline crystals to the raccoon skull with super glue. I then prepared a slightly saturated solution to grow synthesized crystals that would form at the base of the naturally occurring tourmaline crystals. Once the crystals grew, I sprayed them with clear coat and prepared a more saturated solution to grow tiny black bipyramidal crystals around the rest of the skull. After that I make one last solution that would grow micro crystals on top of my man made black crystals- these will protect them from harsh sunlight and dust! When making the solution, I contaminated the coating with an iron based salt to yield a teal color, which stained the micro crystals and therefor staining the skull as well!
I will be posting more of this crystallized raccoon skull later!!
#tylerthrasher #raccoon #crystallized #crystallizedskull #tulsa #alchemy #chemistry
There are hardly any words in the English language to describe my beautiful experience here! Timelessness overtook me as I soaked in the negative ions of the rushing water and surrendered myself completely to the moment I was in. <3 The butterfly in the up-close pictures followed me up all the way up the mountain and landed on me several times very briefly as if to encourage me to keep getting closer to the source of the endless flow of both me and the river/stream. <3 I am obsessed with water shots and the crystal spray that resembles my soul. <3