Many of you know that I am very interested in essential oils, herbal remedies, and living a more natural lifestyle. This doesn’t mean that I don’t think modern medicine doesn’t have a time and a place in our lives, but I do believe that in many cases you can reach for a cure that is derived straight from nature and achieve the same if not better results.
While this isn’t a “remedy” per se, I successfully made a deodorant for my hubby that took care of the itchy tenderness and redness he had been experiencing with his regular deodorant. It’s super easy to make (only 3 ingredients!), and non-toxic!
You can find the recipe here: Natural Deodorant
The internet holds a wealth of knowledge when it comes to researching natural and holistic remedies for different ailments. I find myself coming back to my 5 favorite herbal resources to point me in the right direction (along with Pinterest) and wanted to share them with you!
- The Bulk Herb Store
- Mountain Rose Herbs
- The Herbal Prepper
- The Country Muffin
- The Practical Herbalist (also an excellent podcast once you get past some of the “New Agey” talk)
This is not an exhaustive list (obviously) but it’s a good place to start in case you are interested in learning more! I also have a list of excellent YouTube channels to subscribe to which I will be sharing at a later date.
One of my bucket list items is to become certified in Herbal medicine for home use! I don’t have the desire (yet) to open my own practice, but I do want to expand my knowledge and start making my own remedies to help my family and my friends. My friend Sarah at The Country Muffin has an excellent online store where she is a huge advocate for “making your home your health center”. She has inspired me to pursue a similar framework for my home!
Have you made or used any herbal remedies? If so, what worked for you? Do you frequent any online herbal resources? I would love to hear your story!
Note: I am not a doctor or healthcare professional, and the products I use and make are not tested or approved by the FDA. The informational content I provide is based exclusively on my own research, opinions, and personal experience. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, and/or take the place of medical treatment prescribed by a doctor or medical professional!