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Using Herbs- Herbal Remedies

June 20th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Herbal Medicines

I have been using my herbs to sooth this tired herb gardeners body. I have found relief with simple herbal remedies.

The weather has finally warmed up here in the mountains of Utah. We have been busy catching up in the gardens. And my body is feeling it!

To cure your achy body use bath salts. Put 2 cups of Epsons Salt and a few drops of lavender oil in your bath. Get into the tub as the water is running. This way you can really turn up the heat. Now soak and relax.

To cure your dry skin, rub your body with infused olive oil, just before you dry with a towel. I like rosemary or lavender oil. Peppermint and lemon balm make very invigorating infused oils.

I read somewhere that Sophia Loren uses olive oil after every bath. It works for me, it has cured chronic dry skin.

You can make infused oil using fresh herbs. Put 1 cup of herbs in l qt. of oil. Keep your infused oils in a cool dark place. Strain and poor into decorative bottles and give as gifts.

Look for decorative bottles online. Also add a fresh sprig of herb to your gift bottles.

Take pleasure in your herbs,


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  • 1 This Eclectic Life // Jun 20, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I had read that Sophia Loren did that, too … but I haven’t tried it. If you promise it will work, I will. My skin has gotten appallingly dry, and I’m ready to try something. I’ve never tried to infuse oil, but I can give that a shot! Thanks for the ideas.

    I love this blog!

  • 2 Sheila // Jun 20, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    @Shelly – It is very dry here in Utah, not only in the summer but the winter also. Using oil after I bath and just before drying off has made a huge difference.

    You can also increase good oils in your diet.

  • 3 Kathy Griffiths // Jun 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Olive oil? I like the idea of putting the herbs in the oil.

    For some reason, straight olive oil doesn’t set right with me. I don’t want to smell like an Italian salad when sitting next to friends at a movie. lol

  • 4 Sheila // Jun 22, 2010 at 2:33 am

    @Kathy – That doesn’t seem to be a problem. I have never noticed any smell. Try the infusions they smell great!

  • 5 Corrie Petersen // Jul 4, 2010 at 2:34 am

    I feel natural remedies are so much better then what the dr gives. They’re natural for your body and don’t have the side effects like the medicines that are not natural. Thanks for sharing.