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Calamine lotion used in the 1950s for sun burn, poison ivy blisters. It is a chalky pink color. Calamine is either a mixture of Zinc Oxide with about 0.5% ferric oxide or a zinc carbonate compound. In a 1992 press release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that no proof had been submitted showing calamine to be safe for use or effective in treating bug bites, stings & rashes from poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac.

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This Little Weed Is One of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet

My kids all know to find plantain and use it on nettle stings and bites and such! "Plantain has often been the go-to remedy for hikers plagued by mosquitoes. Because it draws toxins from the body with its astringent nature, plantain may be crushed (or chewed) and placed as a poultice directly over the site of bee stings, bug bites, acne, slivers, glass splinters, or rashes."

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This Little Weed is One of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet

You’ve stepped on it, ignored it, and tried to eradicate it from your lawn. However, this innocuous little weed is one of the most useful medicines on the planet, just begging to be harvested. There are two major types of plantain in BC, Canada: Lance and Broadleaf. Generally, all 200-plus varieties of plantain yield [...]

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Psychological Kinesiology: positive thinking could heal your skin

Interview with Shari Montgomery, advanced PSYCH-K® Facilitator. Changing subconscious beliefs in order to relieve negative patterns could…

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Plantain: Nature's Band-Aid

Foraging for Plantain: Nature's Band-Aid~ Sometimes weeds are our best medicine!

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DIY - 3 NEW All~Purpose Healing Salve Blends! (coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax, EO's = 4- 4oz jars) → → Dry cracked heels, Chapped hands, Chapped lips, Scaly elbows, After shower moisture, Scratches, bruises, cuts, insect bites, Fungal infections, Diaper rash, Hand sanitizer/ moisturizer, Wound salve for horses and dogs

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All Purpose Salve

When you have little ones in the house, there seems to be an endless supply off boo-boos, rashes, bug bites, and itchy skin. This #DIY #natural salve takes care of all that and more!

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Plantain Salve Recipe (Homemade First Aid Ointment)

First aid ointment made with a common backyard "weed." My kids are going to love this.

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How to Use Witch Hazel to Clear Up Your Skin Fast

If you have ever taken a stroll down the skin care aisle at any major store, you have likely been confronted with an astounding number of options. There are products for every conceivable skin condition and type, at price points that go from worryingly...

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