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Irish Home Remedies for Illness

Comfrey Root: Used for healing minor cuts, scrapes, and burns, battling inflammation from diaper rash, varicose veins, and arthritis, and reducing swelling from bruises, sprains, or pulled muscles.

Dandelion Leaves: Used externally on wounds as an antibacterial, and to remove corns and warts. Used internally to promote healthy kidneys, prevent gallstones, fight jaundice, ease constipation, and soothe edema, joint pain, gout, eczema, and acne.

Eyebright: A solution of eyebright was used as an eyewash or compress to reduce inflammation from conjunctivitis, eyestrain, styes, and general eye irritation. It was also taken internally for allergies, bronchitis, colds, and sinus infections.

Feverfew: Used as a remedy for headaches, arthritis, fevers, skin conditions, stomach aches, and asthma. Also used to promote more regular menstrual cycles and ease childbirth.

Garlic (wild): Used to soothe coughs, asthma, and shortness of breath.

Horehound: Used as a cough expectorant and mild laxative, and to bring on menstruation.

Marshmallow Leaves: Used in dressings to soothe sprains and swelling.

Meadowsweet: Used to treat arthritis pain. (Contains salicylic acid, which is chemically similar to an active ingredient in aspirin).

Mullein: Used as a decongestant and expectorant for respiratory illnesses. Also used to soothe sore throats, treat diarrhea, and cure earaches.

Nettles: Used to treat rashes, eczema, arthritis, gout, and diarrhea.

Sphagnum Moss: Used to dress wounds.

Vervain: Used to promote a healthy liver, fight fatigue, reduce fever, prevent insomnia, soothe asthma, and promote more regular menstrual cycles.

Willow Bark: Used to treat arthritis pain. (Contains salicylic acid, which is chemically similar to an active ingredient in aspirin).

Yarrow: Used to reduce bleeding in wounds, ulcers, hemorrhoids, etc. Also used to reduce inflammation and treat aches and pains. (Contains salicylic acid, which is chemically similar to an active ingredient in aspirin).

Books List:
  • “School of Natural Healing” by Dr. John R. Christopher’s
  • “The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies” by C. Norman Shealy MD PhD.
  • “Back to Eden” by Jethro Klaus

Three Homemade Organic DIY Cleaning Recipes. 



Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner 

  • 1/2 c white vinegar 
  • 2 Tbsp baking soda  
    • 10 drops tea tree, lavender, or lemon essential oil (for their disinfectant properties)
 Homemade Oven Cleaner
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp water (or more/less)
  • White vinegar (1/2 cup or so)

Homemade Mirror and Glass Cleaner

  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 – 10 drops essential oil of choice, optional
Combine everything in a spray bottle.  Shake to mix well.  Spray onto glass surface and wipe clean. 
Be sure you shake well to fully integrate the cornstarch, which is the ingredient that reduces streaking.  You’ll want to shake before each use.

Happy Spring Cleaning!!

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Protecting Our Planet and Protecting Ourselves: The Importance of Organic Cotton


When picking out that new top or cute dress, the style and fit are the obvious attributes we focus on. But how and where -- and from what materials -- that clothing is made is important too, especially when it comes to buying organic. We know about the health benefits of buying organic food and using organic cleaning products, but what about organic materials in fashion?
If you are an animal lover, care about what goes on your body or are concerned with the welfare of others, take note: wearing organic fabrics has a major positive impact on your health and the health of our planet.
What makes organic materials, like cotton, so much better than the conventional ones? Organic cotton is grown in a way that uses methods and materials that lessen the impact on our environment. A big effort in the organic movement is to use growing systems that replenish and maintain soil fertility and build biologically diverse agriculture. Organic cotton uses far less water too.
The main benefit of organic materials, however, is that the crops aren't treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and Genetically Modified Organisms. These toxins are harmful for farmers and workers, us as consumers, and entire wildlife eco-systems.
And yet, less than one percent of all cotton grown is organic. We can and must do better.
Click on this link to read the full article David Dietz full article