Recipes – Healthcare


Bug Bite Oil

  1. Add 5 drops of each essential oil to the 10mL glass roller bottle.
  2. Top the roller bottle off with fractionated coconut oil.
  3. Secure roller bottle cap and shake well.
  4. Roll onto the area of concern as needed.

Anti-itch cream

  1. Place all the ingredients (except the essential oils) in a double boiler.  If you don’t have a double boiler, you can make one by putting a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water.
  2. Melt all the ingredients together, stirring often.
  3. Once all the ingredients are melted together, remove from the heat, add essential oils, and mix well.  Work fast as the mixture will harden quickly after being removed from the heat.
  4. With a small funnel, pipette, or old medicine dropper fill the lip balm containers with the mixture.
  5. Let tubes sit at room temperature for a few hours until cooled and wholly hardened before capping them.

Natural Anti biotics

  • Raw organic honey
  • Organic cinnamon powder / cinnamon bark oil

Digestive/Stomach issues

  • Celery juice (use a juicer and mix it with an apple or another sweet fruit)
  • Aloe Vera Juice (drink a shot glass last thing before you go to bed)

Anti parasite/worms

  • Honey and crushed cloves mixed
  • Wormwood
  • Black walnut

Abscesses and Boils

Blend 1

– 1 drop lavender
– 1 drop Roman chamomile
– 1 drop tea tree

Blend 2

– 1 drop tea tree
– 1 drop lavender
– 1 drop myrrh

Kids Health

Immunity Oil

  1. Add 2-3 drops of each essential oil to the 10mL glass roller bottle. (see dilution chart below)
  2. Top the roller bottle off with fractionated coconut oil.
  3. Secure roller bottle cap and shake well.
  4. Roll onto the bottom of the feet.
  5. Add oregano, thyme (best) or lime if there is an infection. Thyme & frankincense are gentler for younger babies. The oils can be used in a diffuser or in a roller ball bottle and used on the feet.

Mouth, Throat and Chest


  • DoTerra make a toothpaste and a mouthwash using ‘On Guard’ oil.
  • Peppermint is the oil recommended for mouthwash recipes and toothpaste recipes
  • Gargling with hot salt water is the traditional way to kill germs in the mouth or teeth.

Chest Rub

Make your own chest rub using the dilution chart below, mix coconut oil with either one or all peppermint, eucalyptus, ‘On guard’, ‘Breathe Easy’ (DoTerra brands) and rub it on the chest front and back and feet. These are strong oils so make sure to follow the dilution chart.

Ear infections

  • Basil and tea tree are the best oils for ear infections.
  • Spray bottle or roller bottle behind the ear, rub from mastoid bone down the jaw line and down neck and at the front.
  • A drop of basil and tea tree on cotton bud in ear and heat pack on top.
  • Coconut oil with garlic clove or basil /tea tree– heat up to body temperature and place on cotton wool and stick in ear or pour in with dropper. 

Hayfever & Allergies

Peppermint, lemon and lavender oil – one drop of each in half a glass of water and drink or roller bottle under nose

Sleep – Serenity, balance, adaptive (fear), lavender peace, woody oils (cedar and vetiver).

Emotional support – neroli, jasmine, rose, blue lotus – flower oils great for emotional support

Skin rashes – lavender

Burns – Lavender, tea tree, frankincense

Scars – frankincense, sellubell

Eczema/Dermatitis – Juniper berry, marjoram, thyme, yarrow pom diluted already

Insect bites – tea tree on mosquito bites directly on the bite

Ant bites/sand flies – lavender on skin

Menstrual cycle – periods etc – Clary Calm

Digestzen – roller on the belly, car sick, sore tummy

Kids collection – 6 blends with cue cards

Roller balls,

  1. stronger – protective blend for immune support (rose oil, frankincense, elitzer)
  2. Steady – grounding blend, calming
  3. Rescuer – soothing blend, muscles, tummy – (caphiver, lavender, spearmint, etc)
  4. Brave – courage (wild orange, cinnamon etc) – on the heart
  5. Calmer – calming, skin – (lavender, wood, roman camomile)
  6. Thinker – focus blend (vetiver, peppermint, rosemary) – back of neck and wrist

Sore throat – on guard in roller ball down neck and under the throat

Behavioural and emotional issues – place oils on the spine is best

Head Lice – Neem oil, tea tree, lemongrass, lavender (10 drops in 10ml bottle)

Detangling hair – Lavender, geranium, tea tree, frankincense with conditioner with water for detangling hair

13 June – 2pm oral hygiene talk with Lorraine. Lots of other health issues stem from the oral health Mouth wash is essential

Copaiba oil – Teething/Toothache/ulcer/Pain – pain relief, respiratory, acne, emotional, muscle ache- roller on the cheek, drop on gum,

Frankincense – brain oil

Clary sage – epilepsy, seizures (do not use rosemary for epilepsy people)

To stop bleeding – Healing chrism, yarrow pom

Essentials – starting out     Home essentials kits or Mood management kit –

Roller bottles– dilute max 20 drops in a 10 ml roller bottle – place 4-5 drops of each oil

(1-2 drops for babies up to 2yrs old). Use more often the more severe the infection


This chart is based on using a 10mL roller bottle.
• Newborn-6 months: 1-2 drops
• 6 months- 2 years: 1-3 drops
• 2 -5 years: 2-5 drops
• 5-12 years: 5-10 drops
• 13 and up: 15-20 drops

Food and Drink Recipes

Kombucha (Gut health)

  • 4 green tea teabags per litre of water
  • kombucha mother/culture
  • 3 tablespoons of organic honey/sugar per litre or less depending on how sweet you want it.
  1. Boil the tea for 10 – 15 mins, add honey when boiled and let cool in the saucepan.
  2. When cool, add it to the 4 litre glass jar with tap in it.
  3. Cover with a tea towel and elastic band on to the top so the mix can still breathe
  4. Keep it on the kitchen counter for a week or so. Taste it regularly…it should be fizzy and semi-sweet but not vinegar like. You need to bottle it when it’s at the taste you like.
  5. Then strain it as it comes from the tap into some dark bottles and place in the fridge. Sweeten if required with more melted honey or sugar free cordial or fruit juice if preferred. It’s much nicer cold. Lasts 2 weeks in the fridge. Just enough time for the next batch to be ready.

Elderberry cordial (Vitamin a,b,c – Immune booster)

  • 2/3 cup dried elderberries
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsps fresh/dried ginger
  • 2 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops clove oil
  • 2 drops wild orange oil
  • 1 cup raw honey
  1. Add water, elderberries and ginger to a medium saucepan
  2. Bring to boil and simmer for 30 mins
  3. Remove from heat and let cool
  4. Mash elderberries with a spoon to get all flesh out of them before straining liquid into a mason jar
  5. Add oils and honey
  6. Store in the fridge in an airtight container

NB: You can give the leftover berries to your chickens or farm animals, so they also get the tonic effect and vitamin c boost.

Fruit sorbet (Vitamin c)

  • 16 – 20 ozs fruit (kiwi’s, strawberries and/or banana) peeled and cleaned
  • 4 tbsps raw honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 can coconut milk or thickened cream
  1. Peel and slice the kiwis and freeze on a tray for an hour
  2. Add to food processor or hand bender with remaining ingredients

NB: if you would like a fluffier composition, whip the cream first and then stir gently

  1. Blend until smooth and creamy
  2. Serve immediately or freeze in an airtight container.

Honey-Fermented Garlic

  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups of raw honey
  • 2-3 heads of garlic
  • sterilized pint jar with lid
  • airlock and lid (optional)
  1. Sterilize your jar
  2. Peel the garlic, making sure you remove any of the papery skin and slice off any brown spots.
  3. Half fill your jar with garlic cloves and cover with raw honey. Seal tightly and give it a little shake.
  4. Put your jar in a warm spot on the counter.
  5. Check your jar every day and open the lid to “burp” the gas.
  6. Allow a week for the best flavour to develop.

Put it in everything.

  • Add a few tablespoons of the garlicky, honey, as well as the cloves to your next batch of fire cider for an immune-boosting kick.
  • Fish a few cloves out with a spoon and use them in the next recipe that calls for fresh garlic.
  • Slow roast the cloves until they’re tender and then smash them with a little olive oil to make a decadent garlic spread for toast.
  • Add the honey to homemade salad dressings.
  • Use the garlicky honey in bread recipes that call for honey.
  • Eat a clove of the garlic at the first sign of a cold to nip it in the bud. (And to ensure pesky coworkers keep their distance during the workday.)

DIY Natural Pain Relief Salve

From arthritic and gout pain to joint pain and strains, this pain-relieving salve will keep you moving so you can do all that needs to be done.

Three Simple Ingredients

Beeswax to thicken the salve and keep it in place on your skin. Many communities have a bee farm. This would be the best place to source some pure beeswax. Alternately, a local health food store or online supplier can sell you some.

Carrier oil to aid absorption. Use what you have on hand. Olive oil works great. Sunflower, coconut, almond, or peanut oil are also good options. I would avoid mineral oil because it is a petroleum biproduct.

Medicinal herbs and spices are the active ingredients. There are many options to choose from including ginger, lavender, or mint which help reduce pain and inflammation.

To improve circulation to heal and heat up sore areas, hot pepper flakes and/or cayenne pepper can be used.

Bay leaves and black pepper are a fantastic combination to gently relieve overstressed, sore muscles.

The magic combination of cinnamon and cloves helps to numb painful areas and increase circulation while working as anti-inflammatories. You can also add turmeric for an additional anti-inflammatory boost.

Two Ways Of Getting Medicinal Ingredients
Incorporated Into Your Salve

Infuse Pain-Relieving Ingredients Into Carrier Oil

This is the easiest and least expensive option. Essentially, in a clean jar, place herbs and spices of your choice and cover with carrier oil. Let infuse for 1 to 4 weeks. Check on the infusion regularly. Stir occasionally. Strain.

Ratio: 1 tablespoon dry herbs and spices or 2 tablespoons fresh herbs and spices to 2 ounces carrier oil.

Or Use Ready-Made Essential Oils
Using essential oils in the salve can be a convenient way to get the pain-relieving properties of herbs and spices deep into sore muscles and joints.

Ratio: 5 to 10 drops essential oil to 1 ounce carrier oil.

• 1-part grated beeswax
• 2 to 3 parts infused carrier oil
• Glass or metal sealable container

Step 1:

Grate beeswax

Step 2:

Put beeswax directly into salve container. This step avoids any waste or mess.

For larger batches, you may wish to put ingredients into a double broiler or pot and gently melt together and then pour into desired containers.

Step 3:

Then, cover grated beeswax with infused carrier oil.

Step 4:

Place container in a very warm place such as on top of the wood stove or carefully on a stovetop element.

Step 5:

Allow ingredients to melt together. Gently stir

Step 6:

Finally, put in a cool place for about an hour. Allow the mixture to harden.

This salve is impressively non-greasy. It is great to carry with you. It does have a low melting point so ensure the container does not leak if you are out in warm weather.

Important Survival Uses

Tight muscles:

At the end of a long day rub salve into tight, overworked muscles to relieve pain.

Sore joints:

Help relieve joint pain throughout the day by massaging salve directly over sore joints.


Strained muscles in the arms, legs, back, and shoulders can ruin a day. Place salve directly on strained areas and keep immobile for an hour or two, if you can. Repeat, as necessary.


Sprains can be more serious. Start with salve on and around injured area. Making a splint or using a tensor bandage may be required. Ensure to never cut off circulation. Acquiring further first aid research or knowledge may be necessary.

Sore feet:

In any survival situation, taking care of your feet should be of utmost priority. At the end of the day, rub pain-relieving salve on your feet so you can be ready for anything tomorrow.

Low-back pain:

Another sure way to ruin productivity, low-back pain can range from annoying to debilitating. If available, have someone massage salve into low back areas. If possible, stretch the area during the massage to allow the active ingredients to penetrate even deeper.

The 10 Medicinal Plants You Want to Have in Your Backyard:

Wild Lettuce The Forgotten “Relieving Plant” That Should Grow in Every U.S Backyard

This plant is also known as opium lettuce due to its pain relieving and sedative effects. It acts directly on the central nervous system to lessen the feeling of pain. I’ve found that its sap is so effective that you can numb even the greatest of pains. As opioids are becoming harder to obtain, wild lettuce seems like the best alternative to powerful commercial painkillers. Best of all, it’s not addictive and has no side effects.

Yarrow – Nature’s Tourniquet

The second plant you’ll receive is called Yarrow and this one saved my knuckle. On day 42 of the Alone Show I accidentally cut my hand while gutting a fish. The wound was deep and most likely would have gotten infected. Luckily, I found some Yarrow growing nearby and packed some inside the cut. The bleeding stopped in minutes and my wound healed so well that now there’s barely a scar left.


California Poppy – The Herbal Sandman

You won’t know the value of a good night’s sleep until you can’t get anymore. Unfortunately, as we age, that naturally tends to happen to most people. But this plant can help support a healthy and restorative deep sleep like we enjoyed as children, when falling and staying asleep were both effortless. I usually take my California Poppy as a simple tea, right before bed, and then doze off soon after. But you can also enjoy its sleep benefits as a more concentrated tincture.

Peppermint – The Pioneer’s Stomach Band-Aid

The 4th plant will fill your backyard with a pleasantly refreshing smell. When you pick and prepare your newly grown Peppermint leaves, your stomach will be grateful. Most of our lives we eat whatever we want, and we rarely give him a break. But FRESH Peppermint tea or oil are doing just that.

Chamomile – Our Grandparents Eye-Catching Plant

The 5th plant you’ll have is called Chamomile. And this is how it could look in your garden. My grandmother used to dip a clean cloth in warm chamomile tea and place it over swollen joints or irritated eyes. Chamomile has a lot of healthy properties and uses. You can use it for: muscles, skin, eyes and many others.

Evening Primrose – The Old Answer to Morning Stiffness

Our grandparents would take this plant first thing each morning and then get to enjoy a healthy mobility until the sun went down. I have a big patch of it in my garden and I think it should definitely become a staple in yours as well. You can also use the plant for: bones, nerves, digestion, liver, eyes, blood vessels, energy, etc.

Meadowsweet – The Perennial Anti-Inflammatory Herb

The 7th plant you’ll find waiting for you in the garden is Meadowsweet. This was one of three plants revered most by the druid healers. Later, during the 19th century, Felix Hoffman used Meadowsweet and not the Willow Tree when he first extracted his famous salicylic acid. You might know it as Aspirin. But it has several other powerful uses for lungs and nerves.

Echinacea – The Plant for a Strong Immune System

What I realized in my 20 years of practicing herbalism is that the medicinal substances found in plants you buy at the herbal stores pale in comparison to the ones you find in nature or grow yourself. It’s never been more evident than for Echinacea, which is a plant known to support a healthy immune system. But Echinacea is also used for the urinary tract in both women and men.

Calendula – The Herb You Need to Keep Close during Dark Times

The 9th plant in your kit is Calendula. In the old days’ folks used to dress wounds and cover cuts with a salve made from it. But where this plant really shines is with the immune and lymphatic system. A good plant to have around the house, especially in times like these. You can make it into an oil, a salve, a decoction and an extract.

Chicory – For Healthy Back, Knee, Neck, Hip, Shoulder and Joints in General

Chicory was largely used by our forefathers whenever they were in pain. This “relieving plant” deals with a wide range of physical discomforts, especially aches and inflammation of the back, knee, neck, hip, shoulder and joints in general. Chicoric Acid (CA) seems to be the plant substance responsible for that.