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Cold and Sinus Steam Recipe

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To create a "stock" bottle for respiratory issues blend these 5 essential oils in one bottle and set aside.  If symptoms arise or if you have been exposed to someone with a respiratory bug, place 3 to 7 drops in boiling water. Cover your head with a towel and breathe through your nose.  Make sure to close your eyes. 


10 drops Eucalyptus sp. (E. globulus or E. radiata)

10 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)

10 drops Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

10 drops Thyme ct. linalol (Thymus vulgaris)

10 drops Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)



I diffuse this regularly throughout my house during the winter months.  It helps both with immunity and to keep my house smelling fresh! 



Soaps at The Healing Place Farm: An Overview

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Types of Soap found at The Healing Place Farm

Castile Soaps: Originally from Castilla Spain castile soap is gentle, mild and made strictly from Olive Oil. It doesn’t have a foamy, sudsy and fluffy lather. You will find more soft bubbles which match the tendency of the soap. It’s a favorite for people that want a hard and durable bar with skin loving qualities.

Tallow/Lard Soaps (Animal Based Soaps): Very hard bar of soap, stable and good cleansing. Excellent conditioning. Animal based soaps do not have a big fluffy lather but more so a creamy lather

Vegetable Based Soaps: Fluffy lather with good cleansing. Stable bar.

Coffee Soaps: Coffee based soaps are outstanding odor fighters. They are useful at the kitchen sink when cooking with onions, garlic or any other strong odor.

Goat’s Milk Soaps: Goats milk has many vitamins and other essential elements to help nourish skin. These include vitamins A, E, C, some of the B vitamins, amino and citric acids, unsaturated fatty acids and zinc. The proteins in milk help the moisture stay in the skin better and it can also kill acne producing bacteria. Goat’s milk helps neutralize the ph of the skin and prevent dryness.


No See ‘Um, No Smell ‘Um Soap: This soap is perfect for the hunter, fisherman or any other person that doesn’t want anything to get a whiff of them coming. It is an excellent human odor neutralizer.


Dog, Human or Horse Soap: It’s all in the family with this soap. Fight the bugs and freshen up with this one of a kind soap for all of the members in your family. It smells fabulous!


Shaving Cream Soap: Shaving Cream soap has organic clay in it to help with the “slick” of shaving. This soap isn’t relegated to shaving however. Use it anywhere on the body for a nice smooth clean.


Glycerin Soap: Super foaming sudsy lather with a very slippery bar. It is moisturizing and nice on the skin.


Loofah Soap: Loofah built right into the soap for a quick exfoliation of the knees, elbows and feet. Works beautifully!


Shampoo Bar: Yes, it’s true! You can shampoo your hair with a bar. Great for travel, dorms and those that just would like a one bar wonder. You can shower with the shampoo bar also. It is a softer bar because it is made from a large percentage of sunflower oil.


Shea Butter Bar: Softening, soothing, skin protecting and nourishing. Stable bar with moderate lather.


The Exfoliators: Oats, poppy seeds, almonds, herbs and rose hips are on the list of exfoliators. The exfoliators are a little more gentle than loofah but none the less do a great job at ridding those rougher areas of dead skin. A special note: rose hips do discolor washcloths and all of these exfoliators need a rinse out of the tub. I believe it is totally worth the trouble!


Neem Soap: Excellent for skin conditions!


Hemp Soaps: It is rich with proteins, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids and is excellent for all skin. Lovely additive to soaps.

Butter Bars/Wheat germ and Honey Bars: These are the most luscious bars on the farm. They are packed with a variety of super healthy oils that pamper your skin. These are completely unscented because the natural smell of the base oils is divine. Enjoy this as your special bar or as a one in a million gift item.


Why Calendula?

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Calendula Oil: This oil is used for many purposes, specifically for treating sensitive skin. Calendula oil is wonderful for people who have sensitive skin, because it is very mild and soothing. I love it for dry or chapped skin. The mildness of the oil allows it to be a good treatment for burns, skin rashes, inflammation, and wounds. Calendula oil also has antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties, making it a great option for treating skin infections. 


It is lovely as an after shower moisture because it offers skin protective qualities.  In addition, if baby has a little diaper rash Calendula Balm may take that away.  Calendula is great on dogs and horses too for minor irritations or abrasions.  People with allergies to the Asteraceae family should exercise caution when using Calendula. 


As always, consult with your healthcare practitioner when deciding to use herbals. 



Of course, you would want to check with your health care practitioner to be certain that it is okay for you, your family or pets. 

A Little Reflexology for Sinus Discomfort

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Today while I was working a co-worker came to me with a heavy brow and asked me to do "a little reflexology on her".  After a quick conversation she confessed that she had a terrible what seemed to be sinus headache and she needed some relief. We quickly sat down at the desk and I administered a little reflexology to her hands.  By the end of her shift, she pulled me aside and told me that she no longer had a headache and that her sinus' were better.  I'm quite certain that she was astounded. 


I'd like to share with you where those sinus points are when doing reflexology.  If you look at the inner part of your hands you will note pads at the top part of each finger.  The location is where a fingerprint might be taken.  Each one of these pads is considered a sinus point.  The same could be said for the pads of the toes.  The tips of the fingers and toes are not considered sinus points so don't confuse the two if you are looking for sinus relief.  I would suggest holding moderate pressure, alternating pressure or utilizing circular motion to address the sinus points. 


Enjoy natural relief of sinus pain and pressure along with headache pain related to sinus' simply.  Practice makes perfect sense.

Arrowroot Baby Powder

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There are many reasons I make baby powder with arrowroot.  The first is that arrowroot powder is a naturally occuring, super light, preservative free, chemical free, non-GMO product that comes from the root of a plant.  A known entity.  Second, I like the history surrounding arrowroot.  The arrowroot plant was used to treat injuries sustained with poison arrows.  Pretty cool!  Third, the pulverized chamomile and lavender flowers add a wonderful scent as well as soothing qualities.  Lastly, the lavender essential oil is the panacea of essential oils.  In other words, it can be used for everything and the dilution rate in this baby powder is just perfect for an infant or toddler!