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Natural Remedies


Two sick kids and one with pink eye {or purple eye, as he calls it} means lots of herbs are being infused and an arsenal of natural remedies are being handed out.  Here are a couple of our favorites for natural healing::

Camomile Compress for Pink Eye::
Steep 1tsp of dried camomile flowers in 1 cup boiling water.  Wrap in cheese cloth and use flowers as a warm soothing compress or use the tea as an eye wash.

Eucalyptus Salve for Stuffy Noses & Colds::
Mix up a batch of beeswax oil and add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil.  When the salve is cured, rub generously over the bottom of the feet and cover feet with a pair of warm hand knit wool socks. 

What are your favorite natural remedies?

7 comments:

  1. these are wonderful! going to link to them on my blog... hope your kiddos heal up quickly and you have a great weekend.

    our favorite is shots (! ha for a soon-to-be tandem nursing mom) of apple cider vinegar for most anything :)

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  2. I've always heard dropping breastmilk in the eye is a good natural remedy for pink eye. Of course if you're not still nursing this one may be hard to come by... :)
    ~Nikole

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  3. PS I love that VW pinafore dress in your etsy shop. Very cute.

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  4. Thanks so much, Jen! I've heard so much about apple cider vinegar, I'm going to have to try it:)

    We used to use breast milk for everything, verdemama! It's magic, I tell ya;)

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  5. Just getting more sunlight helps me tons with lots of health problems. Eating more often and eating natural foods helps too.

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  6. My kids love apple cider chewables that we get from our local health food store! It even helps if they are throwing up!

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