Today I’m going to take you through our “medicine” cabinet. Because, well, all the other bloggers were doing it, and I’m pretty proud of our stash.
Here’s my stash:
Activated charcoal (I buy from here) – for detoxing or food poisoning
Witch hazel (I bought mine from Target) – an astringent, great for cooling and healing the skin. I typically use this with any sprays that I would make with essential oils as it tends to evaporate faster than water.
Tallow (in the mason jar, I like this brand) – High in vitamin A and E, this healing balm is what I use with a drop of melaleuca essential oil to keep my eczema away. I’ve also mixed in frankincense, lavender, and peppermint to help soothe my skin after a bad sunburn.
Organic raw honey (in the rubbermaid jar, I buy mine from here) – also good for skin healing and antibacterial properties. I usually use this for a face wash but I also use it for sun burns.
Echinacea tea (I buy mine from here) – For immune support, especially if I’m coming down with a cold.
Raw organic coconut oil (I love this brand)- For skin health, burns, and antibacterial protection. I also add essential oils to this.
Magnesium oil (I buy mine from here)- nothing helped my first trimester food aversions like spritzing this oil on my stomach before meals! It absorbs easily through the skin and works quickly.
Bentonite clay (I buy mine from here)- to remove toxins, either as a face mask (which is amazing!) or taken internally. It attracts toxins to itself and is then easily excreted.
Cranberry capsules (I buy from here) – to treat UTIs or kidney infections
Essential oils (we use doTERRA)- I use all sorts of essential oils for just about everything. From asthma issues, allergies, bug bites, colds/flu, kidney and bladder infections, ear infections, concussions, and pain killers. I apply either directly to the skin (following precautions for safe dilution), diffuse aromatically (especially when sick we like to diffuse Breathe and On Guard!), and take internally. For ear infections, a drop of Basil and a drop of Lavender on a cotton ball and stuck in the ear for 20 minutes is a powerful pain killer and helps to sanitize and decrease inflammation.
Fractionated coconut oil (doTERRA)- to dilute essential oils. It’s always liquid, it doesn’t have that coconut aroma to it so it doesn’t interfere with the aromatic benefits of the essential oils. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t stain clothes (or microfiber couches – ask me how I know this).
Veggie caps (doTERRA) – for making our own capsules! Since doTERRA is so pure that ingestion of most of the oils is safe, we use the capsules to make our own allergy capsules, “tummy capsules”, pain pills, sleeping potions, and antibiotics. Especially for ingesting Oregano (a hot oil) and DigestZen (which doesn’t taste that great when you’re nauseous), this is the perfect way to get the benefits when we need them!
So that’s a peak into our medicine cabinet! One thing we don’t have yet that I would like to get soon are epsom salts for detox baths. Also great during pregnancy to help stop preterm labor!
What’s in your medicine cabinet?