Lemon

Rose Garden Dusting Powder

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dried ground pink rose petals
  • 1/4 cup ground dried lemon peel
  • 6 drops attar of roses
  • 4 drops geranium essential oil
  • 4 drops lime essential oil
  • 2 drops lemongrass essential oil

Mix dry ingredients in a nonreactive (glass is good) bowl. Drop in attar and essential oils, stirring with each addition. Pour into a dusting powder box. Apply with a powder duster.

If this type of packaging is unavailable, pour the mixture through a funnel into a shaker-topped powder bottle. Add a few grains of rise to stop ingredients from clumping.

To use, shake on body, bed, or inside shoes or drawers.

Found in: Four Seasons of Mojo

Licorice and Lemon for Coughs

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Another old Romany recipe to soothe any cough is made with licorice root, coltsfoot and lemon. Simmer 1 oz of licorice root in 3 pints of water till it is reduced to 1 pint. Put 1 oz of coltsfoot and a sliced lemon into a jug and add the decoction. Stir well, sweeten with honey, allow to get cold, then drink as required.

From: Gypsy Cures for Coughs and Colds

Fresh and Cool

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This combination of lemon and mint makes a great summer cooling body spray and/or facial toner.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce. peppermint leaves (dried), or handful fresh
  • 1/2 cup witch hazel
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil

Pour 1 cup boiling water over the peppermint leaves turn off the heat and steep in a covered container until cool. Strain. Add witch hazel and lemon.

Found at Annie’s Remedy

Cure For A Sick Headache

seattle-chiropractor-that-treats-migraine-headaches-538x218This cure has three simple steps.

First:
Brew a cup of peppermint tea, adding lemon and honey to taste..

Second:
Sip tea slowly while soaking in a bath spiked with 8 drops of peppermint essential oil and 2 drops of lemon ( or use herbs in muslin bag).

Third:
After your bath massage your temples, forehead and neck with the following essential oil blend, (carefully keeping out of eyes).

  • 2 drops peppermint oil
  • 1 drop lemon oil
  • 1 teaspoon olive or vegetable oil

To Soften Rough Dry Skin

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Treat rough, dry areas of skin anywhere on the body with a mixture of equal parts of honey, lemon juice, and vegetable oil. This honey lotion should be rubbed into the dry area and massaged well for a few minutes. It will lighten the skin tone and add a new resiliency and softness to the skin if used regularly.

From: The Honey Cookbook

Herbal Tea For A Cold

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Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon dried Peppermint
  • 1 teaspoon dried Yarrow
  • 1 teaspoon dried Elder Flowers
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pinch powdered mixed spices (Cinnamon, Ginger, Cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice

Infuse the herbs in the water for at least 5 minutes, then add the remaining ingredients and honey to sweeten if necessary. Take a wine glassful every 2 hours.

This pleasant, soothing mixture will induce a gentle perspiration, thus helping to reduce a fever.

From: The Complete Book of Herbs and Spices
For information about the individual herbs visit: The Encyclopedia of Herbology

 

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