The following recipes were collected by Kirsten Anderberg over a 30 year period. She makes no medicinal claims about these
recipes and cautions people to make sure you know what herbs and plants you are dealing with before using them.
You can make your own herbal oils by using a base oil, such as olive, coconut or almond oil, and adding
as much herb as possible while keeping somewhat liquid still. It is easier to use dried herbs than fresh for
this. Simmer in a double boiler over boiling water for about an hour. Cool. Strain. Bottle and use. The herbs
calendula, comfrey and plantain are all excellent skin herbs and they grow abundantly in the NW. You can make
a wonderful skin oil from olive oil and these skin herbs. Make insect repellant using eucalyptus and
pennyroyal. Make great massage oil out of coconut oil, roses and lavender. Hair oil out of rosemary oil and
olive oil...Use your imagination!
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3 parts sweet almond of jojoba oil, 2 parts white beeswax, 1 part scent.
Melt all tog until well mixed and integrated. Pour into containers and let cool.
DISCLAIMER: Do not eat or drink tea from any plant you have not fully studied and identified properly. Please consult with your local alternative herbal care specialist before using herbs you are not familiar with.
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