Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Garlic Salve


Garlic Salve

Garlic has so many healing qualities to it.  It is called a "Natural Antibiotic."

Here are just a few things garlic can help earaches, sore throat, infections, coughs and colds, bacteria infections, immune system, and many more.

This salve is great for both children and adults, it is easy to apply and can help greatly.

I decided to use this today because I have a really sick little boy who has really bad earache as well as fever etc  He was really quite healthy this whole winter past but now he is not feeling well at all.  It really makes me sad when my little ones get sick. 

In a blender put:
1/3 cup of Coconut oil
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
8 cloves of pealed garlic (I crushed mine as well)
5 or so drops of lavender oil
an also add other essential oils of choice
However, if adding more essential oils you may want more  garlic and or coconut oil to mild it out.
Recipe adapted from Be your own Doctor

Blend on high speed until liquefied.  Strain through a fine sieve to catch any pieces. 
Pour into a small glass jar (a baby food jar works great).
Refrigerate

This works great to apply EXTERNALLY to ears, neck, throat, chest, back (lung area), and the bottoms of feet.

Be careful when using on children if it causes a rash dilute with more coconut and or olive oil.
Some people have a sensitivity to garlic and are not able to use.

If you try this come back and let me know what you thought.
Not meant to diagnose or cure.


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24 comments:

Joy said...

Thanks for sharing this, Angie!

I love garlic, and we eat it plain when we feel we might be getting sick. I'll usually eat up to three cloves per meal, if I'm really hoping to stay well. It does make me smell seriously of garlic, though! :)

This salve looks helpful...I might have to try making. :)

Stephen and Kezia said...

Looks interesting. I might have to give it a try. Do you have to use lavender oil? I don't know if I can get that down here. How long does it keep? Thanks, I love reading your posts. ~Kezia

Angie @ www.ourjoyfulliving.com said...

Joy,
You are brave I have not taken the leap to eat garlic raw yet. I do take garlic gel caps daily and it has really brouht my bp down to normal. My bp was elivated not to dangerous but I did not want to go on meds.

I tought this salve worked great for my little one because it was a lot less trouble putting it on him then making him take something.

Thans for following me as well.

Angie @ www.ourjoyfulliving.com said...

Kezia this is the first time I have made it so I don't know how long it would keep in the refrige. I would think several weeks though. As long as it don't grow mold I would think it would be ok. The garlic might lose it strength though after some time.
I added the Lavendar oil because it has a lot of healing qualities as well. Does it cost a lot to send things to you? Maybe I could do that for you.

Jen M said...

New follower from the Friday Blog Hop! :)
Jen @ My Secret Home

Patricia said...

I love to use home remedies. God Bless!

I am following you via TGIF blog hop. Please follow me.

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At The Picket Fence said...

I have heard of this before but never knew how to make it! Thanks for the "recipe" and for sharing it with us at our Inspiration Friday party! :-)
Vanessa

Kaela Cyleste Berry-Generally said...

I just found you on a blog hop, and I have to admit that this garlic salve really looked interesting to me. I am now following you, and hope that you may take a peek at the blog that I recently started. Be well!

Jill said...

Sounds like a great home remedy.

Christine said...

This looks interesting! I'll bet that minus the garlic, this would make a divine moisturizer as well.....

Hansen Family said...

New follower from the Barn Hop! I love Garlic and infuse it into honey with Apple Cider Vinegar. GREAT stuff for what ails you! Come on over and follow me too :)
hansenhootenanny.blogspot.com

Hansen Family said...

Following you via the Barn Hop! I love garlic for the nasty cold season and infuse it into honey along with apple cider vinegar and onions... I am the only one in the house brave enough to drink this awesome medicine. Your garlic salve will work great for the littles. What about a bit of Eucalyptus oil? Mine love a bit of that and Mint EO in oil rubbed on the chest when they can't breath. come on over to my blog and follow along if you like!

Melissa said...

This is pretty cool! I saw you at Polly Want a Crafter? I am your newest follower on FB and Google. I hope you'll swing by my blog, too!

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Em and Lib said...

This is such a great tip! will be trying it...hopefully LATER rather than sooner :)
we're all well for the moment!
Blessings on your sickie!
LIB
http://bit.ly/b4ATuy

SparingChange said...

Very interesting! Thank you for posting.

Melanie said...

Love it!!!

I would love for you to come link up your post at my "Encouragement is Contagious!" linky party! And... please link up some of your other favorites from blogs you love! Then, those bloggers will also get lots of unexpected, encouraging comments!

Blessings!
Melanie

joyfilled said...

Great recipe!! We use both garlic and coconut oil for EVERYTHING, yet it never occurred to me to make a salve!! Awesome!!

Mommy Set Free said...

I love this book! I just got it last week from a recommendation from a friend. I have "garlic salve" on my to-do for next week. Everytime I turn around my 13 year old daughter is reading it. She declared yesturday that she was going to spend some of her birthday money to get a copy of it for her hope chest. :-)

happy momma said...

Thanks so much for sharing, I'll have to try it. I love to learn about using natural things to help our bodies. My children and I love garlic in any form, and we do eat it raw sometimes, we just like the taste. Have you ever tried garlic oil, I've heard that it is good to put inside the ear. I've never tried it yet, would like to hear from someone who has tried it personally first. God Bless

Teresa said...

I have used garlic as an antibiotic before with my animals (and me). It really is an amazing herb.

no spring chicken said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing. I already use garlic for so many things, but it's a lot of trial and error to get something that I feel confidant in topically. I love having a recipe!

Blessings, Debbie

A Restful Place said...

I don't have any lavender essential oil - do I have to have it to make this? I have Tea Tree essential oil, would that work? This looks really great and I'd love to make it. This season has been filled with a bit more sickness for ourselves I'd say. Thank you so much for sharing!

Tabitha

Cathy said...

Thanks for this garlic salve. My mom is also sick for almost two days already, and I guess, this could help, eh.

Thanks for sharing,
Cathy@What it Takes to be an Embroidery Digitizer

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