I took my very last dose of an OTC medication back in the fall of 2008.
After that, I was determined to not use them anymore. While my family hasn’t, those first few minor illnesses were pretty nerve-wracking — “What do we do now?!” I wasn’t sure how to treat headaches, tummy aches, or other simple things.
A lot of parents are in this boat. They want to use more natural remedies, and less over-the-counter (OTC) medication…but they don’t know where to start. And they don’t want their kids to be miserable in the mean time — who would? That’s why most parents keep the OTC stuff around, and use it when they feel like they just don’t know what else to do, and they need something.
But what if you did know what else to use? What if it was easy…and it really worked?
Enter: Healing with God’s Earthly Gifts
Healing with God’s Earthly Gifts
Parents need a practical, simple guide to just get them started. They need advice on what to keep on hand, and how to use it.
That’s what Healing with God’s Earthly Gifts is all about.
The book covers topics like:
- Key safety info
- Basic preparation methods
- 10 easy-to-use remedies using things you already have on hand
- Chart of common symptoms and which remedies to use
- Detox baths (several versions)
- Multivitamin tincture
- Cold-kicker elderberry syrup
- Homemade vapor rub
- Garlic-mullein oil for earaches
- Stomachache lozenges
- Sore muscle and headache salve
- First aid salve/diaper rash cream
- Teething tincture
- Magnesium lotion
- …and more!
My favorite and most-used remedies are in this book. We regularly make batches of the sore muscle and headache salve (I always have oil infusing for this — it’s super easy!), teething tincture, and magnesium lotion.
Is It Hard?
A lot of parents are worried that it will be too hard, or too time-consuming. It sounds kind of intimidating — tinctures and syrups and salves. What does all that even mean?!
I promise you, it is so simple. These projects are going to take you 5 – 10 minutes each, and only need to be done once every few months. I make a batch of sore muscle salve about once every 2 – 3 months, and it’s less than 10 minutes of active time. Teething tincture is every 4 – 6 months and it’s just 2 minutes of time to start, and 5 minutes of time to finish.
The book comes with very detailed instructions, so you will know just what to do. It even comes with a section of “basic directions” for each remedy type, so you can become familiar with the procedure before diving into the recipes themselves.
In fact, teething tincture is so easy, I’m showing you how to make it right here!
Is It Expensive?
Most remedies cost less than their OTC counterparts, and many last a long time. There can be an initial investment in some of the herbs, but many can be purchased in small quantities on different websites, cutting down on both the cost investment and the amount you have to purchase.
Some of my favorite places to buy:
- Mountain Rose Herbs
- Golden Poppy Herbs
- Precious Arrows (technically it’s birth supplies, but they sell herbs by the ounce for good prices)
The average remedy is going to cost you $2 – $5 to make, depending on the total number of ingredients and the amount it makes. Many will last for weeks or months, so that’s a great price! Making stuff yourself really does save a ton. (If you purchased similar remedies — some of which aren’t even available anywhere — you’d expect to spend $20 – $30 each.)
All other basic supplies need — which are covered in the book! — can be purchased on Amazon or in many grocery stores. It’s super simple to get started!
Does It Really Work?
Many times, we’ve run across little bugs or minor injuries and reached for the natural remedies — and we feel better very fast!
The “first aid salve” (called Sore Skin Salve in the book) knocked out mosquito bites in barely more than 24 hours…and stopped the itching immediately! It stopped the pain of sunburn for several hours, and led to healing in only a couple of days.
Teething tincture is the only remedy we’ve used for teething for the last three babies, and was developed when our third was a year old, and nothing else worked! We don’t have sleepless nights and screaming babies, and if that starts, a dose of tincture fixes them up. I’ve watched a baby go from miserable, crying, biting, nearly beside himself, to happy and smiling ten minutes after tincture. My 14-month-old will now point at the bottle if he needs it!
Magnesium lotion is a definite staple. In pregnancy, it gets rid of leg cramps and restless legs, banishes insomnia, and abates nausea. In general, we all just sleep better and feel stronger with it. The whole family uses it, and I hate to run out so much I usually make 3 – 4 jars at a time!
Is It Safe?
It’s true that not all things natural, are safe.
This book specifically uses very mild, gentle herbs that are safe, for almost anyone at any age. (There are a few exceptions for pregnancy, which are noted in the book.) It’s designed for families with young children, and pregnant/nursing mamas in mind. I’ve been personally nursing and/or pregnant for more than 9 straight years, so I only keep and use herbs that are safe for these situations!
If you have any concerns about individual recipes, talk to your doctor and/or a trained herbalist.
Where Can I Get Started?
I’m glad you asked! You can purchase the book right here, and download it immediately. It’s only $5, as a special readers-only price, which is a total steal. If you have any questions about using your purchase, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just for fun, one more video! Magnesium lotion is one of the most involved recipes in this book, and I’m going to make it for you…while being repeatedly interrupted by my 3-year-old. That’s real life, you guys. If I can do it, you can too.
I hope you love these remedies as much as I do!