Monday, 8 October 2012

made = eucalyptus decongestant rub

it's autumn
the leaves are turning gloden and bronze
the mist hugs the valleys
and we all get the bronchitis...

i love making things that will help my body and i also know absolutely what's in it
i always suffer with bronchial problems and sinusitis when i get the cold
so I get a couple of tubs of vick's vapour rub for the winter period
this is a much less chemically version of the famous brand
what's even better is that the lady along the road has a mature eucalyptus tree
i asked her if she'd give me some and she let me pick a load
it's also easy:
combine all the ingredient mentioned below (except the essential oil) in a covered bain marie
100g mature eucalyptus leaves
200g petroleum jelly (vasaline)
1/2 tsp ground pepper
10g ginger
20 drops peppermint oil
it should steam for 1 hour (so the eucalyptus gives up it's oil)
take it off the heat and strain - don't forget to collect the runny liquid!
stir in peppermint oil and pour straight into your pot(s)
you could use the vasaline tubs if you want to be fully eco friendly
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i TOLD you it was easy

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