Cold Sore Relief, Comfort in a jar

Most of us have been there. A tingling or itchy area begins around the lips or chin.  A blister forms accompanied by local swelling and pain. The lesion is unthinkingsightly and embarrassment sets in. A cold sore!!!

If you are like me, you are looking for a natural remedy. A product that really works in regards to rapid healing and pain relief. Where to turn? “Beeremedy, cold sore relief”, is my personal favorite.

Why?

Ingredients: Lemon balm is rich in polyphenols, which have strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial actions. The virus, herpes simplex I, causes cold sores. Lemon balm is very effective in killing the virus and reducing the healing time and spread of this illness. We have a 10% concentration of Lemon balm tincture in Beeremedy. That is a high concentration considering British physicians recommend a 2% concentration for cold sore care.

Echinacea is an herb with immune system boosting qualities. Infections occur when our immune systems are weakened.

Raw Honey is an ingredient in all our products, and enhances the healing effects of this remarkable cream.

Usage: The cream is applied at the first signs of an impending lesion and frequently thereafter to relieve discomfort. I have used it as often as hourly for pain relief.

At times, my use of Beeremedy has arrested the progression of the blister lesion. However, when the infection flares, frequent use reduces my healing time to half its typical course. Once an individual contracts a cold sore, the virus lies dormant along the nerve tracks, until becoming active from a trigger as simple as abrupt temperature changes or an individual’s experiencing stress.

We also manufacture lip balm containing lemon balm, which may kill the virus before it manifests. Its lemony flavor and smooth moisture- locking qualities, will keep your smile beautiful!

Include Beeremedy in your green apothecary, you will be glad you did!

 

 

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The Benefits of Aloe Vera for Skin Care

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The Aloe Vera plant belongs to the Liliaceae family. It grows in dry climates such as those found in parts of Africa and India and has been used medicinally for centuries.  It is effective in treating a variety of skin conditions.

Sunburn

Aloe Vera acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture.  Its antioxidant properties, helps the skin heals quicker.

Moisturizer

Aloe locks in moisture so it`s perfect for anyone with an oily skin complexion.

Acne 

Aloe Vera possesses wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring.

Aging

Aloe leaves contain a plethora of antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin’s natural firmness.

This spectacular ingredient serves as the aqueous base for the majority of our formulas.

Fabulous Homemade Tick Spray

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Homemade Tick Spray

Tick season is upon us and as predicted, it is the worst in years.  Not only are they disgusting to find on your pets or yourself (yuck), they can transmit serious, sometimes fatal diseases.  So what can you do?  You could use commercial products, but let’s face it, these are pesticides.  Do you really want to be feeding them to your pets and spraying them on yourself and your children?  Have no fear, a lot of research has been done on one widely available and highly effective essential oil that appears to stop ticks in their tracks.

It’s Rose Geranium Essential Oil. Below is a quick, simple recipe for a homemade spray. Mix the below ingredients and put in a spray bottle.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Witch Hazel
  • 40 drops Rose Geranium oil
  •  ⅓ cup water (boil first)

 To use:

  1. Spray on your clothes and/or your skin. Spray it on your dogs, cats (safe for cats) or horse to keep them tick free.
  2. Reapply when the smell starts to dissipate. Store out of sunlight. Keeps for 6 months.

 

Now go forth into the woods and fields in peace and good health!

 

 

Homemade citronella bug spray

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It’s spring time which means it’s insect time.  No worries, get some citronella oil and get outside!

 Citronella has been registered as a gentle, plant-based insect repellent in the United States since 1948. It has even been shown to repel dangerous Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which are capable of spreading “dengue fever.” It’s also effective for helping to prevent body lice, head lice and flies.

According to some research, you need to reapply citronella oil about every 30–60 minutes for its bug-repelling effects to last. However, I find that one application lasts for hours.  You can combine several drops with coconut oil and spread it on your body like lotion, or add some to a spray bottle with water and cover your skin, hair and clothes. Applying pure citronella oil directly to the body is considered more effective for fighting bugs than citronella candles are.

Homemade citronella bug spray:

Instead of using conventional recipes and showering your body in harmful chemicals, try this homemade bug spray recipe. In addition to keeping away bugs, it also helps kill bacteria and nourish your skin. And unlike conventional brands, it smells amazing!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup witch hazel
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  •  40 drops mixed essential oils (citronella, eucalyptus, lemongrass, tea tree or rosemary)  glass spray bottle

DIRECTIONS:

Mix all ingredients in eight-ounce spray bottle. Spray over all portions of the body, but avoid repellent in eyes and mouth.

Now get outside and get going!

 

10 Health Benefits of Honey

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  1. Helps prevent cancer and heart disease:
    Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.
  2. Reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders:
    Honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis. This may be related to the 3rd benefit…
  3. Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal:
    “All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide,” said Peter Molan, director of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. This contributes to the incredibly
  4. Increases athletic performance:
    Ancient Olympic athletes ate honey and dried figs to enhance their performance. This has now been verified with modern studies, showing that it is superior in maintaining glycogen levels and improving recovery time than other sweeteners.
  5. Reduces cough and throat irritation:
    Honey helps with coughs, particularly buckwheat honey. In a study of 110 children, a single dose of buckwheat honey was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough and allowing proper sleep.
  1. Balances the 5 elements: 
    Honey has been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India for at least 4,000 years and is considered to affect all three of the body’s primitive material imbalances positively. It is also said to be useful in improving eyesight, weight loss, curing impotence and premature ejaculation, urinary tract disorders, bronchial asthma, diarrhea and nausea.

Honey is referred as “Yogavahi” since it has a quality of penetrating the deepest tissues of the body. When honey is used with other herbal preparations, it enhances the medicinal qualities of those preparations and also helps them to reach the deeper tissues.

  1. Helps regulate blood sugar:
    Even though honey contains simple sugars, it is not the same as white sugar or artificial sweeteners. Its exact combination of fructose and glucose actually helps the body regulate blood sugar levels. Some honeys have a low hypoglycemic index, so they don’t jolt your blood sugar. (Watch this video Sweetener Comparison where I compare stevia, brown rice syrup, honey, molasses and agave, and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each.)
  2. Heals wounds and burns:
    External application of honey has been shown to be as effective as conventional treatment with silver sulfadiazene. It is speculated that the drying effect of the simple sugars and honey’s anti-bacterial nature combine to create this effect.
  3. Is probiotic:
    Some varieties of honey possess large amounts of friendly bacteria. This includes up to 6 species of lactobacilli and 4 species of bifidobacteria. This may explain many of the mysterious therapeutic properties of honey.
  4. Helps improve skin:
    Its anti-bacterial qualities are particularly useful for the skin, and, when used with the other ingredients, honey can also be moisturizing and nourishing.

Lovely Lavender

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Open a jar of any one of our products and you’re likely to recognize the seductive scent of lavender used liberally in our blends.  Sure, the addition of this ancient herb contributes greatly to our mesmerizing scents, but what you may not know is that it contributes therapeutic properties and boosts product performance.

As an anti-acne agent

Lavender essential oil naturally inhibits bacteria. The ingredient also works as an astringent and helps in normalizing oil production.

As a healer

Lavender helps stimulate new cell growth and regeneration. Bottom of Form

As a cleanser

Lavender can be used as an antibacterial and antifungal agent when used as a supporting ingredient.

As a detox

Lavender contains powerful antioxidants that will prevent and counteract the irritating effects of pollutants on the skin. Lavender-infused products calm your nerves and your skin.

For relaxation

The scent of lavender increases alpha waves in the area of the brain responsible for relaxation. Not only does lavender relieve tension during waking hours, it can also help you to sleep. While you sleep, your skin recuperates and regenerates, so the more sleep you get, the better your skin recovers from any damage done the day before.