One September Day

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring Addictions and Herbal Bee Sting Remedy

I will the first to admit...
I have addictions.
Addictions to nice weather, flip flops, rocking on my porch, Ice Cold Lattes, Children Laughing...

and
SPRING!!

Here are a few pictures of my addictions,,,
AND
A Bee Sting Remedy Recipe!
It is that time of year!







If you have a love for trying your hands at herbal remedies, or saving money..
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Frugal Granola

Herbal Bee Sting Paste
2 Parts Coconut Oil
2 Parts Baking Soda
1 Part Plantain Powder
1 Part Calendula Powder
3-5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
One capsule of Vitamin E Oil (prick it with a needle, and squeeze the oil out)
It is a combination of healing, soothing ingredients to address the irritation/pain of bee stings or bug bites. (Make sure to carefully remove the bee stinger before applying the paste.)
Please note: This paste will not serve as an antidote in the case of a bee sting allergy; that is a serious medical emergency. Keep a close watch for symptoms of an allergic reaction (such as difficulty breathing).
I repurposed little spice jars for storage (a glass one for home, and a plastic one for the car kit). The one in the car is stored inside a reclosable sandwich bag, in case of leakage. (Yes, I even decorated it with a little “bee” sticker, for non-readers.) 
( written by Frugal Granola Blogger - Michele @ http://frugalgranola.com/about/my-story/
A great “wilderness medicine tip:” If you are able to recognize plantain, and find the plants nearby, you can chew the leaves into a paste, and apply directly to the sting. However, not everyone will have that option, so a pre-made paste is an essential addition to a basic medicine kit.
Also, if you don’t have the herbal powders on hand, and are in the midst of a “bee sting crisis,” just a paste of baking soda and water (with or without the lavender oil) can still be helpful; definitely better than nothing!
Don't be intimidated by the ingredients.
Once you get them on hand.. you can make this for your car, your medicine cabinet, your friends, and family!




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