I’ve been learning, searching, and experimenting with natural home remedies since 2004 when I began my journey learning about medicinal herbs. It’s been really fulfilling to realize that so much of what we need in order to be healthy and happy is around us in nature. That journey began my vision and work to share the message with busy Moms whom I believe are the change makers in the world! So today, I break open the doors of my personal apothecary to begin to share with you what I use and feel is tried and true based on my own research and experiences.
Let me first be clear, I am not making medical claims and it’s important that if you are sick – you need to begin with your doctor before taking on any sort of natural approach. More and more physicians are becoming educated in the holistic and integrative realm, so if natural remedies are important to you seek out an N.D., D.O., or an Integrative Medicine Doctor. Discuss the with her/him the remedy you have in mind and perhaps the two of you can decide an integrative approach to helping you to heal. With all of the conflicting information in the world, it’s important to seek out the counsel of a qualified practitioner before you make big changes in your personal care.
Now that we’re clear on that….let’s talk about the fun stuff!!
Today, I will give you the full peek of everything I typically keep on hand. In future posts, we’ll talk about each one individually, about how to store and use them and the very best sources I’ve found to get them.
I have a list of “must have”s in my apothecary. Keeping these items on hand ensures I can manage minor pain or support my immune system when it needs it most.
- Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
- Organic Coconut Oil
- Digestive Enzymes
- Essential Oils of Lavender, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Oregano, Tea Tree (Melaleuca), and blends like Wellness for Adults, Wellness for Children, Lavender Ice, and Calm.
- Whole food based supplements – Powder Beets, vegetables, freeze-dried greens, Vitamin C & Multivitamin
- Sweet Oil
- Microwavable Hot Packs (the only good use for your microwave, by the way)
- Ice Packs
- Homeopathic Remedies
- Flower Essences like Bach Flower Remedies
- Fresh Herbs like Cilantro, Parsley, Lavender, and Sage
- Himalayan Sea Salt
Next post will give you the lowdown on one of these amazing home remedies, and I’ll keep offering them until I’ve gone through the entire list! Do you keep any of these in your apothecary? I’d love to hear about other home remedies you use!