Most home medicine cabinets hold a variety of salves, balms, liniments, oils, and other topical treatments for everyday skin conditions and body ailments. Many of these are expensive and contain ingredients that are unrecognizable and unpronounceable. Often they are chock-full of synthetics, useless fillers, preservatives, artificial colors and fragrances, and other potential irritants. In Hand's-On Healing Remedies, Licensed Holistic Esthetician and Herbalist, Stephanie Tourles, offers natural herbal alternatives that are effective, easy, safe, and fun to prepare. With 150 original recipes, this is the essential resource for making your own topical herbal treatments at home.
Listed by ailment, in an easy A-to-Z format, the remedies address everything from backaches to headaches, arthritis to fatigue, athlete's foot to cracked skin. Recipes include "Sweet Annie Serenity Body Oil" for soothing anxiety, "Aloe Disinfecting Wound Wash" for healing minor cuts and scrapes," Dream Weaver's Relaxing Rub" for easing insomnia, "Black Walnut Clay Pack" for drawing out splinters, and many more.
As the only book offering this in-depth focus on herbal topical applications, Hand's-On Healing Remedies is sure to appeal to natural health enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, families, massage therapists, estheticians, many practitioners of complimentary medicine, and anyone seeking a more holistic approach to common first-aid and therapeutic needs.