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OTHER INGREDIENTS

Other ingredients and equipment used will be discussed throughout these pages:

ALCOHOL

Use only pure, organic, food-quality alcohol, or vodka.

ALOE VERA

The aloe vera plant has renowned healing properties. it has long, hard, thick, spiky leaves.

In the centre of each leaf is a sticky gel-like substance, that can be taken out as required.

The plant grows easily on sunny window ledges, requires little maintenance, and propagates itself - producing more baby plants which can be repotted.

The plant provides an easily accessible, fresh source of aloe vera, which is the best form to use.

However, aloe vera can also be purchased in water or gel form. Aloe vera is an anti-inflammatory, and can soothe the skin and help heal cuts, grazes, and burns, as well as ease insect bites.

 

BAKING SODA 

Sodium Bicarbonate (NaCHO3)known to most people as baking sod, is a sodium salt which softens water, relieves itching and is soothing to the skin when used in the bath.

BICARBONATE OF SODA

Sodium carbonate, also known as "washing soda" (Na2CO3).  

BEES WAX

Always use the pure, unbleached variety of beeswax. This is obtainable from health stores, specialist stores, beekeepers, and from some good quality drugstores and pharmacies.  

CALAMINE LOTION

A pink or white pharmaceutical preparation for soothing and calming the skin. It can be found in drugstores and pharmacies. 

CIDER VINEGAR

This must be organic if used to soothe and soften the skin.

It can help restore the acid mantle of the skin and soothes irritations and stings. 

COLLOIDAL SILVER

This is a specialized product, with strong antibacterial and antifungal properties.

It is available from some health stores, and through certain network marketing companies. 

EPSOM SALTS

This is used to help ease sore muscles and stiffness. It is not a water softener. It is available from most drug stores.  

GLUCOSE POWDER

A powdered form of glucose, found in most food outlets and drugstores. 

GREEN CLAY

This has long been used in European health and beauty preparations. The clay, taken directly from the ground, has healing properties.

It is deodorizing, and cun help the healing of cuts and other skin problems. 

HONEY

only use the very best you can find - a pure organic flower honey. Manuka honey is healing and highly recommended.  

IODINE

Easily found in drugstores and pharmacies.

MENTHOL CRYSTALS

This is crystallized menthol, extracted from the mint plant family.

It is available from drugstores and pharmacies.

 

MYRRH TINCTURE

Myrrh tincture is an alcoholic solution of myrrh. It's found in drugstores and pharmacies. 

OATS/OATMEAL 

Only use raw, organic oats or oatmeal, found in organic food stores and some supermarkets.

ROSE WATER

Produced in the distillation of rose oil. The most concentrated form is a hydrolat.

When it is rediluted, it is called rose water. It's used in cooking and skin care for its skin softening and healing properties. 

SALT

Salt is healing and cleansing. The salt referred to is either se salt or rock salt. The salt should contain as little chemical or additional substances as possible. 

VEGETABLE BASED OINTMENT 

Usually available from health stores, but may be found in some drugstores.

WATER

When water is mentioned as an ingredient - other than for baths and compresses - it means spring or distilled water. 

WITCH HAZEL 

Witch hazel is made from a bush, and comes in distilled, or infused form. It's a mild astringent with soothing and sting-relieving properties.

It can be found in most drug stores, pharmacies, and supermarkets.

ZINC OXIDE CREAM

A cream that contains zinc, which is widely used as a healing medium. Easily available from drugstores and pharmacies. 

   

 

Reference: Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child : V A Worwood  

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