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Herbs and oils were commonly used by ancient cultures in Egypt, India and China before western pharmaceuticals were introduced.
Indigenous Native American and European cultures alike, have also practiced and shared remedies that have been passed down for centuries.
Here we will 'Turtle' through some common and basic uses for herbs and oils and include recipes for you to try.
How often do you find yourself craving a nice hot cup of tea? Ever try a variety of herbal teas, or do you just stick to the most popular tea?
Made from a decoction or infusion of herbs or spices, different teas can serve many, many purposes. For example, to calm nerves, ease stomach pain, soothe your throat, clear sinus congestion, help you sleep, or help you to focus your mind. Many common herbs like peppermint or chamomile can be grown in your garden and harvested to prepare your teas.
Essential Oils have been used for over 5,000 years as natural remedies for a variety of conditions and can help improve the health of the skin, hair, nails and body. Essential oils can also be mixed with water and diffused to help with moods, breathing, warding off of illness, clear your mind, and even repel insects. Body butters, like Shea, Cocoa and Mango (just to name a few) can be made to moisturize and hydrate the skin, treat rashes, offer protection from the sun and are often full of vitamins.