Hey guys, Dr. Deanine here. As a mom you are called upon daily to fix, mend and remedy all kinds of things. If you want to start moving towards a more natural approach to healing in your life-start with these super safe and easy basics and build your crunchy medicine cabinet!
This is so amazing. Lavender is a herbaceous plant that produces a fragrant spike of purple flowers. Its leaves are slightly furry which gives it its gentle nature. There are several varieties, english, french and even moroccan and they are all beneficial with a unique twist. As an essential oil, or “blood” of the plant, lavender smells slightly camphoric and uniquely clean and refreshing. It is calming and soothing and has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. As an oil it is safe for direct application to the skin for burns, splinters, and bug bites. A few drops applied to your pillow can help with sleep. Rub on the temples to relax or add to a bath to help unwind the stress of the day. For burns- wet an ice cube and apply 2 drops of lavender and rub gently over the burn. Reapply several times. For hard to remove splinters-apply 3 drops of lavender to a band-aid and cover. The next day the splinter will be more easily extracted and may even pop right out!
This is a combination of Flower essences that calm, and center the emotions. Flower essences are made from the water in which flowers that have caught morning sunlight. Brandy is added to the water to capture the essence of the plants gift. They are supporters for the emotions and are safe for nursing. Flowers essence therapy was pioneered by English physician Dr. Edward Bach and is safe to use with children and pets. Rescue Remedy comes in a liquid, tablet form and even a spray. I prefer the liquid and add it to water or administer 4 drops directly by mouth. For kids the pastillies are great because they think they are little candies. Are you impatient? If so-check out the remedy impatients. Do you have a bossy child? Try Vine. Are you scattered and lose things easily? This is for you!
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