Saturday, February 16, 2013

Home Remedies

After SHTF you have to be your own Walgreens

I was fortunate enough to grow up with some amazing parents and grandparents that not only taught me how to can, hunt, fish, garden etc but I also grew up with home remedies that I believe will benefit me after SHTF and I would like to share a few with you.

Cough Syrup

This cough syrup is really easy to make and if you keep it in a cool dark place it can last up to 1 year!


*1-Gallon Glass Jar with lid
*2-Large Onions
*1-Jar Honey
*1-Pint Peppermint Schnapps
*1-Pint Blackberry Brandy

Slice lemons and onions and layer them inside the jar. Then add your jar of honey, then your Schnapps and Brandy. For adults 1 tablespoon and for children under 12 years old 1/4 of a tablespoon.

Calamine Lotion

Growing up on a farm you were always getting into poison ivy. I swear I can just look at it and get it! So my grandma would always be making this. She used chamomile oil but I prefer the tea tree oil because it's a natural antiseptic. I keep tea tree oil on hand because it is also great for dogs when they get hot spots in the summer. You just put a drop on the area and it not only works as a antiseptic for the sore but also the taste is so bad the dog will leave the hot spot alone so it can heal.


*1 tablespoon sea salt
*1 tablespoon baking soda
*1 tablespoon bentonite clay
*15 drops essential oil (use one or a combination of lavender, geranium, chamomile, yarrow, peppermint, and tea tree)
*enough water to form a paste

In a small glass or ceramic bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Slowly mix in the water until a smooth paste forms, then add the essential oils. Use as you would calamine lotion and apply directly to affected area.

Note: Because of the water content, keep this lotion refrigerated for 3-5 days. Your best bet is to keep a small glass jar of the dry ingredients pre-mixed, spoon a small amount into your hand, and make a paste with the liquids as needed.

Watch for other useful home remedies in upcoming posts and if you have a remedy that you would like to have featured please email me Survival Goddess

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Scott R said...

Good stuff Terri, we take far too many modern products for granted these days.

anthony chiappetta said...
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anthony chiappetta said...

I am guess you do not know but tea tree oil will kill your animal. it effects the nerves and breathing

Terri said...

If used in great amount. I used to own a kennel and I would mix a few drops in water in a spray bottle and spray it on hot spots. When dogs develop hot spots they will lick at it which makes it bigger and infected. Tea tree oil sprayed on the hot spots it not only fought infection but the taste is so bad the dog will not lick at it.

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Lorna Guenter said...

Great recipe for colds...only question is....How many ounces of honey in your jar?. My jar of honey is 6 ounces....doesn't seem like enough. Thou, I suppose, I could add to taste.