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!
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Tutorial - Tali Z'orah Mass Effect 2 Cosplay - Helmet
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about my Tali costume, so I figured I’ll do a few tutorials :)
First of all, you got to have good reference photos! Make sure you find proper art or from the game, not fan art as it may not be the same as the original! (In general, stick to one reference picture as some conventions only allows handing in one reference picture to the judges)
Before getting to work on my costume, I browsed around the internet, searching for other Tali costumes, other cosplay armour and the like, to see how they’ve made theirs.
My biggest concern, from the start, was the visor, as it has a very distinct look. I couldn’t just buy a shop- or motorcycle helmet-visor as it’s curved, kind of like a light bulb. I realized I would have to make it myself. Also the painting of the visor was a concern as visibility was a MUST as the rules for the contest I was aiming for stated you had to be able to walk on and off the stage yourself!
I made the mold for my helmet using a good-sized easter egg as the base and then adding onto the shape with papier maché. Then sanding it down to get it smooth.
I reinforced the inside of the easter egg with scrap fabric and taped it shut, so that it wouldn’t bend.
I came across a piece of plastic, which I tried to shape across the egg by using a heat gun, but the plastic just wrinkled and got all creased and weird! :(
Searching for ways to shape plastic, I finally came across PETG plastic. The great thing about this is that it doesn’t crease, it simply gets “wobbly” and is much easier to shape. (I ordered a pack pretty sheap on eBay from the UK). This I once again tried shaping by heating it up with my heat gun, but I learned that the heat gun will only heat up a single spot, while it needs to be heated completely all over to get a good shape. Still, it turned out better than the first attempt..
I found on the Internet that most use vaccuum-forming to shape the PETG plastic. Which is super cool, but also super expensive, and I would have to have/make/borrow a vaccuum-former, which was out of the question for me.
Finally I came aross this Youtube-video which showed how he forced the plastic down over a mold by heating it in a frame in the oven. So, this is what I did!
I removed both the protective layers from the plastic sheet and then nailed it to an old frame. Then heated in the oven for about 2 minutes. I placed the mold on a stack of manga books so that we would get more height to it and be able to force the plastic down over the mold far enough to make it smooth. (Thanks to my lovely boyfriend who helped me out with this! Four hands are better than two!)
After this I started building the helmet out of craft foam. I first found a Pepakura for it, but only used it in the beginning to get a better overview of the shape of the helmet, but then made my own patter as I went along (Still, if anyone of you guys out there want to use the Pepakura check out this awesome site; http://www.therpf.com/f24/mass-effect-pepakura-file-archive-check-regular-updates-186674/)
I used glue called “Super Fix” (from Casco) to glue the pieces together. Highly reccomend it! It’s very durable and even when I move the pieces after they’ve dried they don’t break.
Taping the pieces with masking tape as they dry to make sure they keep the shape.
Trying out the visor to make sure it fits.
For the mouth piece I was lucky to find a flashing “bling ring” for 10 SEK (about $1,50)! Lucky!!
I created the molded-shape around the mouth with papier maché (paper clay).
Had to do several layers to make sure it was nice and smooth :)
And then I just kept adding on pieces, as one dried I built the next. In some places I used little pin needles to have the pieces stay in place as they dried.
The visor was painted with glass paint, which gives the most even result. The paint is pretty thick but I can still see out! (barely, but still!!)
I actually sewed in some parts of the helmet to make it extra durable. The seems were smoothened out with gesso paint.
First paint layer; silver chrome spray paint. TIP; Use acrylic paint as it does not crack if bent!
Then the detail painting; first gray and silver-mix, and lastly a few solid black strokes to get some depth. Also sprayed a bit black in the corners. Then I painted the inside black. Lastly sealed it with acrylic-paint-seal-spray.
Lastly I cut the visor to the proper shape and glued it into helmet. Simple as cake! (even though it took a heck of a lot of time!!)
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