Sunday, December 15, 2013

Honey & Lemon for Allergy and Cold Relief

Honey is one of the Best things in nature used since Ancient times for its curing powers and healing properties 

to make- cut up 2 lemons, ( Organic Preferred ) drop them in a small mason jar and pour raw honey over them until it fills up about 1/3 of the jar. You can immediately see the juice from the lemon being drawn out by the honey and the two swirling together. Let it sit in the fridge, over the next few weeks the lemon will darken and the mixture will thicken. The peels and pulp will break down as well and leave behind a golden, lumpy marmalade that you can scoop into a cup and poor piping hot water over for tea

or take a Tablespoon once a day or as needed

Add 1/4 tsp Cinnamon or 1/4 tsp Ginger or 1/4 tsp Cayenne powder for more Antibacterial fighting Goodness ~Daw

use it on Toast or Tea or Cheesecake and Dozens of other uses Facial Scrub

Note do not give to babies under age 2

For a sore throat - cut up 2 lemons, ( Organic Preferred ) drop them in a small mason jar and pour raw honey over them until it fills up about 1/3 of the jar. You can immediately see the juice from the lemon being drawn out by the honey and the two swirling together. Let it sit in the fridge, over the next few weeks the lemon will darken and the mixture will thicken. The peels and pulp will break down as well and leave behind a golden, lumpy marmalade that you can scoop into a cup and poor piping hot water over

use it on Toast or Tea or Cheesecake and Dozens of other uses Facial Scrub
Add Cinnamon and Ginger for more Antibacterial fighting Goodness Daw

Friday, October 18, 2013

Herbs That Help with Fibromyalgia

I don’t recommend that anyone just randomly begin taking these herbs, but instead they should consult with a competent natural endocrine doctor first. After all, different people will require different herbs, as well as different dosages. 

I am not a Doctor nor Do I claim to know everything of medical knowledge But from doing research and talking to people who have Fibromyalgia   asking them what they tried and maybe this information can be used to help you

before taking herbs to treat a medical condition always ALWAYS consult a doctor
I am not promising a Cure or  make it go away but these herbs can HELP you live a more productive and pain free life  

What Is Fibromyalgia?

  Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue (feeling tired). People with fibromyalgia have “tender points” on the body. Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs. These points hurt when pressure is put on them.

People with fibromyalgia may also have other symptoms, such as:

Trouble sleeping
Morning stiffness
Painful menstrual periods
Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
Problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called “fibro fog”).

Remember, Consult a Doctor before trying any of these herbs I am not a doctor I do not know if they will work for you    

most if not all these herbs are available in any healthfood store or supermarket and in powder and tea forms   

Cat's Claw Tinctures
Fibromyalgia pain is often accompanied by anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, and insomnia

The healing alkaloids in cat's claw tinctures are released from tannins by the action of acid in the stomach. If they are absorbed through the tongue, they lose their effect. For this reason, you should always take cat's claw tincture with at least 6 ounces (3/4 cup) of water to avoid absorption through the tongue. You can add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or 1 teaspoon of vinegar to the water to increase the acidity of the solution. When brewing Cat's claw as a tea, add lemon

This is a calming fibromyalgia herb that can help induce sleep, lessen anxiety, decrease menstrual cramps and may even boost the immune system.


 Supports the immune system and may help prevent infections. Take at the first sign of a cold to boost your immune system. This is a studied case where it is not recommended for children because the herb seems to work differently in children.

Cayenne contains capsaicin which offers the long term benefit of reducing the intensity of pain signals sent from the nerves, and may be one of the best topical therapies for fibro. Using cayenne oil in combination with menthol works like an herbal "icy/hot" treatment.
 Can help relieve migraine or tension headaches. It is used for muscle pain when made into a salve or ointment.

Can be used to calm an upset stomach. May have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. also great for blood pressure and pain and swelling and shutting off the pain receptors of the body


Increases energy and relieves stress. It is important to look for Panax Ginseng with ginsenocides of around 10% for a quality supplement. Be buyer aware! Studies show that some ginseng extract actually allow very little to be absorbed by your system in order to get results. Consult your doctor because there are contraindications where you do not want to take this herb.


 Can reduce inflammation. Also used to detoxify. Not recommended for long-term use. One week to one month is all the longer I would use this.

Grape seed extract.

The oil in the seeds of wine grapes contains powerful antioxidants and natural anti-inflammatory compounds called procyanidins. They may help to inhibit the inflammatory response, which is responsible for muscle pain and soreness in some people.


The THC  found in Cannabis  may help to decrease chronic pain in patients with fibromyalgia. countless studies have been done that proves this
In addition, most people with  fibromyalgia  who have tried medicinal marijuana for symptoms including pain, depression, and insomnia report that medical marijuana is effective and has few side effects.

Medical marijuana for Fibromyalgia patients works well due to the natural pain relieving properties of THC and other cannabinoids found in cannabis. A 2006 study found that THC, a primary substance found in medical marijuana, reduced both chronic pain and experimentally induced pain by at least 50 percent in all patients who completed the THC therapy trial. In addition, clinical trials found that Nabilone, a synthetic medical marijuana pill, reduced pain and anxiety significantly in Fibromyalgia patients.  

Kava kava:
 Helps with anxiety and nervousness,.pain and digestion but some people are allergic to it so check with a doctor to make sure your not allergic 

 Relieves insomnia, depression, and can help with headaches. Generally, this scent is inhaled to give the benefits of aromatherapy.

 Supports the adrenal glands, aids in digestion, and can reduce pain and inflammation .

Melissa Herb (Lemon Balm)

helps reduce tension, stress Anxiety and cramping in muscles


The traditional Chinese practice of moxibustion involves the burning of mugwort to stimulate the flow of qi and fast relief from aching muscles and sore points. You will often be able to receive this treatment from an acupuncture clinic. At home you can light a "cigar" rolled with dried mugwort, and bring the glowing end near the painful area and move it around in small, slow spirals until the heat becomes too intense. Pain relief often lasts for twelve or more hours. Mugwort also makes a very grounding and relaxing tea.

Rosemary for pain relief and circulation.
Rosemary is such an extremely useful herb, with so many culinary, medicinal and aromatherapy attributes that it is hard to qualify which ones are the most important. Rosemary stimulates the central nervous system and circulation making it beneficial for low blood pressure and sluggishness. Rosemary oil and rosemary essential oil are used to alleviate the pain of sprains, arthritis, sciatica and neuralgia

 Rosemary infused oil and rosemary essential oil are both used in massage oil formulations to relieve the pain of arthritis and of sore aching muscles. Rosemary used as a massage oil also helps to tone the circulatory system. Antioxidant compounds in rosemary prevent uterine spasms and menstrual cramps. Rosemary essential oil helps alleviate water retention and increases circulation when used in massage blends.

Pine Bark:
comes in dried form and in powdered form  
 Reduces inflammation, pain   Can help with circulation and pain.

Helps with insomnia, stress, and anxiety.Milk Thistle: Supports the liver and aids in its regeneration thus improving the immune system and hormone production.

Dong quai: 
can be effective in regulating female problems related to the menstrual cycle. Do not use if you are or may become pregnant. It can cause the uterus to contract, triggering a miscarriage.

Saw Palmetto: 
can help men with urinary flow problems.

St. John's Wort: 

Can be as effective for some as Prozac for treating mild depression without as many side effects. It is not recommended for major depression, but can help lift your mood effectively if mild depression is your problem. There is increased risk of skin damage when exposed to the sun, so use lots of sunscreen when taking this. Do not combine St. John's Wort with any antidepressant medications.


A daily cup or two of willow bark tea provides the equivalent of a low aspirin dose, without the stomach upset that aspirin can cause. It can take a few weeks to build up in your system before you notice a difference.

Combinations of Herbs
other herbs that can be of help

In a holistic approach, diet is always going to be important.  eating lots of fresh vegetables, less red meat, sugar, caffeine, polyunsaturated vegetable oils and sources of trans-fatty acids such as margarine and hydrogenated oils. Supplement with Evening Primrose Oil Caps and omega-3 fatty acids from sardines and flax seeds.

Vitamin D 

Vitamin D isn't just for the bones. Some researchers have attributed fibromyalgia, as well as generalized aches and pains not associated with fibromyalgia, to a vitamin D deficiency


Commonly used as an alternative to prescription sleep aids, melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone that helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle, can be beneficial to some patients with fibromyalgia 

Ginkgo, bilberry hawthorn, with B-vitamins can improve memory and the ability to make decisions.Fibromyalgia herbs can sometimes be combined with other herbs plus key nutrients to be very effective in treating various conditions.

Black cohosh, flaxseed, and soy isoflavones can help with pain and inflammation and also help with  menopausal symptoms if low estrogen is your problem. May help balance all hormones.

Saw Palmetto combined with pumpkin seed oil and phytosterols can be more effective in supporting prostate health than saw palmetto by itself.

Milk thistle, turmeric, dandelion, with reishi mushroom can  help with symptoms

 Thyme Linalol, Peppermint, Spike Lavender & Helichrysum diluted into St. John’s Wort Oil. Essential oils are applied externally for muscle pain. 

Boswellia with safflower extract can help with pain relief without the adverse side effects of other pain relievers. This is an alternative to the recently pulled Vioxx and the other arthritis medications currently under investigation because of the long-term detrimental effects of Vioxx.

Feverfew, Turmeric & Black Cohosh. for pain relief  

Echinacea, black elderberry, larch tree, and zinc combined all support a healthy immune response when you feel pain symptoms coming on.

Ginger and Licorice together can better help calm an upset stomach.

Lavender combined with vanilla can promote a deeper sleep through their aromas.

Valerian, chamomile, and passionflower in combination can be more effective than valerian alone for improved sleep.

calendula blossoms,valerian,chicory root ,st. john's wort,devil's claw root
Can be made into an herbal tonic or tea to help combat pain symptoms 

Ginger And Rosemary Bath

Ingredients: Ginger * Rosemary *

Recipe Instructions: Bath :Make a strong tea with grated fresh ginger, about 1 1\2 cups of water to a tablespoon of ginger. Strain and add to bath water, with 6 drops of rosemary essential oil.


NOTE: The information contained here on Confessions of crafty witches is for educational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for seeking the advice of a qualified physician and/or naturopathic doctor, and the information given within is not meant to replace modern medicines or established medical treatments without the proper guidance of a qualified health practitioner. It is only meant for educational purposes.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Top Ten Sunburn Remedies

oh Look you fell asleep in the sun now your as red as a lobster, AGAIN well when you stop screaming try these methods to soothe the burn. 

1.Tea Black tea, Green tea it doesn't matter 
Brew tea (the stronger the better). Black tea is best because it's the tannins in the tea that will help with the burn. Cool the tea and apply with wash rags. Do not rinse, but "layer" the tea over the burned area until you've used up the tea. Rinse the next day. This is one of the best home remedies I've tried for providing both burn relief and healing. and the tea can help soothe your skin. Placing cold tea tea bags on the eyelids and affected areas can help reduce inflammation and sting. Try soaking a sponge with the cooled tea and applying it to the sunburned areas.

2. Lavender Essential Oil
Not only does lavender oil relieve burn pain, it may help prevent peeling when applied immediately. The better quality oil, the better the result.

Place sliced cucumbers on burned skin or make a puree from peeled cucumbers and slather generously.

4.Vitamin E Oil
This is best used after treating the burn with one of the above solutions. Use Vitamin E Oil generously for several days to keep the burned area hydrated.

5.Potato Peels
This ancient remedy also works wonders. Using potato peel bandages over sunburned skin moisturizes and provides anti-bacterial support that assist the skin in healing quickly

6.Apple Cider Vinegar
Add "sunburn relief" to the list of remedies this wonderful little cure all tackles. You can add 2 tbsp of cool apple cider vinegar to a spray bottle of water and spray on burn area. You can also add 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath of cool water and soak for 30 minutes. It doesn't smell great, but it works wonders in quickly repairing your skin.

All natural, full-fat yogurt works best. Slather over burned skin and leave until it's warmed up, approximately 20 minutes. You can add aloe vera gel to the mixure or stick with yogurt. Repeat until you've used up your yogurt and finish with a nice cool shower.

8.Coconut Oil

This versatile oil is loaded with skin-nourishing fatty acids that make it a gentle moisturizer, and it comes in handy as a burn reliever, too. "It helps calm the skin's stinging, burning feeling

9. Rose water

It's one of the world's oldest cosmetics, known for hydrating, and being soothing to sensitive skin in the process. cool your store-bought or DIY rosewater in the fridge before misting it over a burn.

avoid “synthetic rose ingredients as they have no therapeutic properties

10.Baking Soda

"Sunburns are painful at first because the pH of the skin is lower," “Baking soda's higher pH normalizes the acidity of the burned skin and makes it feel more comfortable.

go straight for a bath with baking soda. add ¼ cup of baking soda into a lukewarm water or creating a paste with ¼ cup baking soda and five drops of lavender essential oil. "Mix and apply until it dries, and then rinse it off with cool water.

11.Aloe Vera Gel
For sunburn there is nothing better than aloe vera gel; it is antibacterial and deeply healing for burns in part because of aloectin B, which stimulates the immune system. Aloe vera gel is used in hospitals for burn victims. Aloe Vera comes from the aloe vera plant, and the gel may be squeezed from its leaves, or you can buy pure aloe vera gel as a product in most health food stores.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rose water Green tea Cooling spray

With Summer Beating down on us the best thing is stay hydrated and keep cool
this is perfect for people with sensitive skin 

I know it sounds Weird to mix  Green tea and Rosewater but
Both have antioxidants  and have cooling and healing properties 
and great for sunburns.

here is the recipe 

You need    

3 Green Tea Bags
Brand is up to  you I like  bigelow tea brand but pick your favorite brand
you can also use the mint green tea if you wish too

3 Tbsp Rose Water
1 Tsp Aloe Vera Gel
1/4 cup witch hazel
 2 Cups Ice Cold Water
 Spray Bottle

mix the rose water, aloe vera gel and witch hazel in ice cold water
Steep the tea bags in the ice cold water for a couple of hours.
Pour into your mist bottle.
Beach ready to keep you looking and feeling cool!
Keep in the fridge in-between use.

5 drops Lavender oil
or 1 ounce fresh or dried lavender
5 Drops Lemon Grass  oil 

How to make Cooling Sprays to Beat the Heat

As there is a Heat wave so Beat the Heat with some natural ways
5 methods 
Remember Drink Water during a heatwave 
Drinking Soda only makes you more dehydrated

Cooling Spray Method 1.

A very simple and pleasant Cooling spray is
5 drops Lavender,
2 drops Peppermint or spearmint 
1 cup distilled water. 
spray bottle
Mix & Shake well before each use
Spritz to help you cool down. Spray on arms, and legs. Due to the Peppermint do not spray on face. If you wish to use this mixture near the face, dampen a cloth and lightly apply to the face

yes this is safe enough for kids and also this repels insects too
double bonus

Cooling method 2

4 drops Lemongrass
3 drops Geranium 
2 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Peppermint or spearmint
1 cup distilled water. 
Spray bottle

Mix essential oils in bottle . Spritz yourself as needed to cool down. Shake well before each use. 

Cooling Method 3
1 drop Rose,
3 drops - Roman Chamomile
5 drops Lavender 
1 cup distilled water
Spray bottle

Mix essential oils in bottle . Spritz yourself as needed to cool down. Shake well before each use. 

Cooling Method 4

3 drops spearmint 
3 drops Lemongrass
3 Eucalyptus 
1 cup distilled water
spray bottle 

Mix essential oils in bottle . Spritz yourself as needed to cool down. Shake well before each use. 

Cooling method 5

Cooling Peppermint Mist 
3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
3 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
1/4 cup Witch Hazel Extract
1 cup distilled water
Mix in bottle . Spritz yourself as needed to cool down. Shake well before each use. 

You can buy the herbs from
My Dot Terra Herbs and essential oils its the brand I use

or Mountain Rose - High quality essential Oils and herbs -
Facebook page

as a bonus they also repel insects

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Garlic Apple Cider Vinegar with Honey Syrup

This is great for sore throats and allergies and colds and the Flu
it may sound weird but Garlic and Honey actually taste amazing together and its easy to make  ready?
How To Make Garlic Apple Cider Vinegar with Honey Syrup

20 cloves of garlic    yes 20 cloves of garlic that is not a typo 
1 cup  of water
1 cup  of Apple Cider vinegar 
3/4 cups), of honey  Raw organic is best 
Glass or Plastic jar   Do not use metal
Cheese cloth

~Go Organic if Possible~

Break apart the garlic cloves. Remove loose peels, but don't sweat the ones that cling.

add a few slices into each Clove of garlic or chop in half  each clove 

put garlic into a Clean and Sanitized Jar now pour the honey, add Equal amounts of water and vinegar. Enough to cover the garlic. Use a glass container preferably, or plastic if you have to, but Never metal to soak the garlic.

soak it like a tincture and let it sit for two weeks. I have also left it in this state for over a year and it has not spoiled. I call this stage ‘Garlic broth’. (un-strained.) 

The pulp is strained through layers of cheesecloth or linen or cotton and a sieve. The resulting product is the strained broth.

Stir, drink to good health!
1 tablespoon 3-4 x a day adults.
1 teaspoon, 3-4 x a day for children.
do not give to children under age 2 

Apply to lint, cotton, gauze, and place on wound.

you can also use it in food recipes for marinades 

It is not inexpensive, however, I feel it is more valuable than gold.
(And it is really, really, sticky to make, even before the honey is added.)
The garlic oil attaches to everything!
And the entire house will reek on the day you grind the garlic.
Or open the bucket later….  Vadora kills me every time I makes it but we never get sick ever 
Gotta Love It!

you can also add , Ginger, Cayenne Powder , sliced lemons, Cinnamon, Sage and Rosemary to the mix too if you wish