What is in your medicine closet?
What is in your medicine closet? Is it actually medicine? Many of the products that are sold these days contain harmful chemicals. From makeup, to supplements, to creams, we are taught to trust what is on the shelves yet it is important to be cautious when buying "wellness" products.
I am grateful I live somewhere I have access to organic, sustainable, and clean products. As an herbalist, I know first hand how herbs, many that grow in our own yards, can offer the same support and healing that synthetic "medicine" can.
A few staples I keep in my medicine cabinet are calendula cream, throat sprays and bronchial syrups, lavender essential oil, bentonite clay, rubbing alcohol, and antiviral herbs like oregano.
Bentonite clay is my go to for any splinters, bites, or stings. When used externally, it helps to pull out poisons and small particles.
If you get a mild burn from cooking, immediately apply lavender essential oil. I have seen blisters develop and disappear after application of lavender.
Any onset of a scratchy throat or when traveling, throat sprays containing goldenseal and propolis protect our immune system to keep away colds and the flu, especially going into fall and winter.