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Remedies Made at Home

I'm certified in family herbalogy.  As you get to know me, I'll probably throw in a few herbal suggestions...

Below is my MOST favorite herbal recipe.  It's an antibiotic ointment, it's also anti-fungal and antibacterial.  It works better than most over the counter antibiotic creams you can buy. 

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Garlic Oil

  • 1 cup shucked organic garlic cloves

  • 2 to 3 cups of organic olive oil

Throw it all into a blender and let it whip for a minute or two, till it's well mixed and creamy. 

Pour it into a clean or sterilized glass jar with a tight lid,

leave an inch or two of room at the top for it to shake well.

I use mason jars.  Place the jar in a sunny window, preferably one where you'll see it every day.  Shake it well twice a day. 

After two weeks pour the oil through a strainer, press the oil out of the garlic,

and store the garlic oil in the refrigerator. 

(The garlic left in the strainer can either be thrown out or refrigerated to cook with.)

My garlic oil keeps for months, but check it once in a while, toss it out when it starts growing mold.

      Garlic Salve

     Salves are easier to work with than oils.   

I heat up bees wax and mix the prepared garlic oil into it. 

While it's hot, I pour it into containers that are easy to dip your fingers into,  

let it cool, and then I keep it in the refrigerator.

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Why Make Garlic Oil?

     Raw garlic cloves, when placed directly onto the skin, burn.  A piece of garlic taped to skin will burn right through the skin.  It has been used in this manner to burn off warts.  Garlic oil is oil that has absorbed the healing properties of the garlic and is a much safer way to use the potent properties of garlic.  Properly made garlic oil does not burn skin at all.   

Garlic is an Antibiotic and Antifungal agent.  

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How do I use Garlic Oil?

Garlic oil is an antibiotic and antifungal.

  • Internally:  It can be taken orally by putting the oil in salads, smearing it on bread or dipping bread or veggies in it. It can also be poured in a pan to cook with. 

Eat your medicine as food!

  • Externally: You can use garlic oil topically on any issue that requires antibiotics or antifunals.

Just smear it on.


The seriousness of the injury and possible infection determines how often and how much garlic oil I use.  Some injuries are as simple as just smearing garlic oil on it a few times in a day.  Others I make sure the wound does not get wet with water for 3 or 4 days and keep it saturated with garlic oil. I place cotton that's been saturated with garlic oil directly over the wound.  I place another dry cotton piece or gause over the saturated cotton, and then tape it up well. 

The wounded person can tell when the garlic oil needs to be replaced.  The garlic oil combats the heat and throbbing feeling, so as soon as the pain starts setting in, it needs another application of garlic oil.  Another indication would be itching. 

For deeper injuries I change the cotton and re-wrap 4 to 6 times a day.

     The body does a nice job of absorbing the garlic oil at night. 

I wrap an injury with garlic oil at night and finding pink healing skin in the morning! 

     If the cotton dries and sticks to the wound, just pour garlic oil on it and the cotton slides right off.  Use the garlic oil liberally to clean the wound instead of water.   

EARS:  I've found garlic oil to be extremely helpful with ear infections.  I just put a few drops in the effected ear every time it starts to bother, usually 3 to 6 times a day.  

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It works great on people and pets!

I keep a jar in my refrigerator available to be used on people, pets or handed to a friend.

This garlic oil recepie is my all time favorite wound remedy.

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