I have been successfully treating both of my German Shepherds, Mela (above) and Moriah, in addition to my cat Bleu, who this year will be 20 years old. Veterinary care is still important and I have worked with our vet to ensure quality treatment(s).
Ear mites are common in cats and dogs; are highly contagious. Cats usually start them and they're the last to be treated. A cat with ear mites will scratch its ears frequently and a deposit that looks like dried coffee grounds, black gray, even white will form down in the ear canal. A dog will scratch and shake its head and its ear canal may look quite red and inflamed. Bacterial and Fungal infections are secondary to ear mites. Homemade: Natural Ear Mite Treatment4:
Yellow Dock Tincture 1oz glass amber bottle with dropper $10.50. Treat the ears with this mixture once every 3 days for six weeks. Ear mite eggs are quite resistant to just about anything. That is why a six week period of treatment is recommended. Also, Mullein Oil (last page) For Ear Infections- can be used every day for one week and every second or third day for three weeks. To use, apply several drops of the oil, warmed to body or room temp.
MANGE:See Anti-Fungal Salves
Powdered Rosemary; Powered Rue, Powdered Wormwood. 4oz Glass Shaker $8.00. Store in a dark cool place. Before your animal goes into a tick infested area, groom its coat, removing loose hair and mats. Dust the coat with this powder, working it in thoroughly with your fingers, concentrating on the neck, back, and legs and underneath the tail and ear flaps. Avoid the eye or nose areas. After the outing, remove any ticks which may have attached themselves. This powder is not for continuous prevention.
It’s natural that those of us who routinely use herbs for self care would want to use herbs for our pets as well. We must remember though that what works for humans does not necessarily transfer to pets, and in some cases what is helpful to humans can be harmful for pets.
FEET THAT BEAT THE HEAT..........
Our feet are all too often hidden from view and neglected, especially during the colder winter months. Out of sight and out of mind - that is, until they start aching, flaking, cracking or getting sore! Perhaps we don't always appreciate the work our feet do until they're not working properly. The simple fact is that we only have one pair of feet to last us a lifetime, and should pay them the respect they deserve for getting us around every day. And when summer arrives, it's a much better prospect to unveil a pair of perfectly pristine pedicure tootsies than two cracked-heeled and scaly feet! The easiest solution to keeping your feet in tip-top condition. The foot scrub will help to gently exfoliate the dead skin cells, whilst foot lotion will help to keep your foot's skin supple and soft.
These powders are great for the feet - not just the smell but the texture. An acceptable alternative to using talcum powder on the feet, this powder is made of all natural ingredients and is deodorizing and anti-perspirant
NATURAL STINKY SNEAKY FOOT POWDER:4oz Glass Shaker Jar $7.25 Organic - Arrowroot Powder, Rice Powder, Bamboo Powder; Ground Botanicals - Sage, Rosemary, Clove, Sweet Annie, Peppermint, Myrrh, Cinnamon, Coriander, Thyme and Black Walnut; with Sage, French Cypress, Pine, Lemongrass, Cedar wood & Lime & Peppermint essential oils
NATURAL ANTIFUNGAL FOOT POWDER: 4oz Glass Shaker Jar $7.50Organic - Arrowroot Powder, Rice powder, Bamboo Powder; Ground Botanicals - Eucalyptus Leaf, Black Walnut, Goldenseal, Sage & Myrrh; with Lavender, Lemongrass, Patchouli & Manuka (from New Zealand-similar to Tea Tree) essential oils.
NOTE: Dill has long been cultivated as a herb throughout Europe and north Africa as well as in its native Asia. It was used by Egyptian doctors 5000 years ago and traces have been found in Roman ruins in Great Britain. In the Middle Ages it was thought to protect against witchcraft. Dill oil has nice sedating and calming effects on nerves and brain, making a person feel relaxed and satisfied. It is useful to get rid of anxiety, tension, anger, depression and even hypertension. It even helps have a good sleep at the end of the day. ROSEMARY MINT SUGAR FOOT SCRUB 8oz Jar $13.00- Pay special attention to your heels and the soles of your feet so that they are thoroughly exfoliated. Made with Organic Sugar, Castile, Organic Sunflower Oil, Pomegranate Seeds, Proprietary blend of essential oils: Peppermint, Spearmint, Rosemary or JUNIPER BERRY FOOT SCRUB with ground juniper berries and Juniper, Pinion Pine, Dill and Blue Spruce Essential Oils
FOOT MASSAGE OIL:4oz Glass Bottle $14.00Regular foot massagesis both physically and psychologically soothing, and leaves the body feeling totally refreshed. Foot Massages relieve stress, aches and pain, and lowers the chance of back pain and back injury. Made fresh with Organic Botanicals such as Birch, Echinacea Juniper Berries solar infused in Golden Jojoba, Cold-Pressed Organic Sweet Almond Oil and Essential Oils (see essential oil blends below).
OO LA LA LUXURIOUS FOOT CREME: Natural Ghana Shea Butter, Golden Jojoba, Coconut Oil, Homegrown and Homemade Calendula Oil, Homegrown and Homemade Evening Primrose Oil, Black Seed Oil which includes essential oils such as Lemon, Lemon Tea Tree, Rosemary, Myrrh, Peppermint.. A pea size amount is all you need to massage one of the most important parts of your body - the feet. 4oz Glass jar $8.00
My granddaughter, Adelina left, also has the fondness for the herbal healing. Her Favorite: Lavender.
CHILDREN'S "SPIRIT" PRODUCTS: Babies and Children have an especially sensitive sense of smell. It takes only six weeks for babies to recognize their mother's scent. For babies and children, Essential oils are best as opposed to artificial fragrances. Babies usually love the soft, light fragrances of tangerine, honey oil (made from fresh honeycomb), Orange, Roman Chamomile and Rose. Slightly older children love Lemon, Cinnamon, Orange and oils with a flowery scent. Children love it when their bathwater smells good such as Roman Chamomile, Honey and Vanilla with Botanicals of Calendula Petals or Oat straw. Lavender at bedtime helps calm restless children. Bran added to bath oil and mixed with bathwater soothes children with sensitive skin. Note: Only a hint of pure essentials oils are used in children care products. ALSO: For Newborns do not use any oils, and/or bath products. Spring water on organic cotton wash clothes are sufficient cleansing.
♥ORGANIC NATURAL DISINFECTANT POWDER- 4oz shaker jar $6.50 Organic, Natural Arrowroot Powder, Rice Powder, Organic Ground Goldenseal, Organic Ground Myrrh, Ground Homegrown Calendula Petals, Tea Tree Essential Oil - for scrapes, and/or chicken pox-helps prevent any infections See Note Above
♥ORGANIC NATURAL FRENCH HEALING CLAY- 2oz jar $5.00 for cuts, wounds & insect bites; stops the itching and stinging- Natural Organic French Green clay, Rosewater, Natural Wildflower Honey, Homegrown Ground Plantain & Peppermint; Peppermint essential oils See Note Above
♥ORGANIC NATURAL BABY POWDER- 4oz Shaker Bottle $5.00 with Organic Natural Arrowroot & Rice Powders, Finely Ground Lavender, Slippery Elm, Myrrh & Calendula Petals; Honey Oil; Essential Oils of Tangerine, Rose, Sweet Orange or Lavender. See Note Above
♥ORGANIC NATURAL BABY MASSAGE OR BATH OIL . 8oz $7.50- Organic Cold-Pressed Apricot Kernel Oil (Solar Infused with Calendula Petals); Organic Golden Jojoba; Natural Vitamin E; Honey Oil; Essential Oils of Rose, Tangerine, Sweet Orange or Lavender. Babies need to be touched just as they need food. Touch conveys closeness, trust and security. Regular massages help strengthen them and prevent colic. Unfortunately most commercial baby oils are made with mineral oil. Mineral oil is inexpensive and has a long shelf life. It tends to dry the skin and cannot be absorbed; nor does it nourish babies' sensitive skin. Mineral oils are inorganic products without any of life's energySee Note Above
♥ORGANIC NATURAL BABY BUTTERMILK BUBBLE MILK BATH 8oz $10.00 - Organic Ground Castile; Organic Powdered Buttermilk; Ground Organic Oatmeal; Ground Homegrown Calendula Petals; Natural Cream of Tartar, Organic Vegetable Glycerin; Natural Vitamin E; Essential oils of Tangerine, Rose, Sweet Orange or Lavender. See Note Above. Also Note: freshly prepared batches are ground ingredient with no added chemicals; this milk bath doesn’t contain a lot of bubbly suds-that is normally attributed to chemical sulfite, preservatives and stabilizers associated with commercial products
♥ORGANIC NATURAL BABY BOTTOMS UP SALVE 2oz $7.00 - Homemade Fresh with Homegrown Organic Calendula, Petals, Organic Chickweed, Organic Comfrey Root, Goldenseal in African Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Castor Oil & Farmed Fresh Beeswax. A bad case of diaper rash within the first few months after birth is caused by a combination of factors, the most common of which are bacteria and detergent residues that are not completely rinsed out of diapers rubbing against your baby's sensitive skin
Nettle tea is springtime’s natural elixir. One of the earliest green plants to emerge each spring, nettles can be easily brewed into a tea which has healthful, restorative benefits which boost the immune system and awaken the body to spring.‘Stinging’ nettles are given this name for good reason. If you touch any part of the plant, you will be stung. The sting is mildly painful and can last for hours. Wear gloves, long-sleeved shirt and long pants when hunting for nettles. Use a scissors or garden clippers to cut the top two bracts of leaves, leaving the rest of the plant to regenerate. Set a pot or bag alongside the plant and clip directly into the container. About a cup of fresh leaves is sufficient to brew a cup or two of tea.