Rosehip Syrup

Rosehips are the seeds pods of certain varieties of Roses.  They are also an excellent source of vitamin C, having 50% more vitamin c then an orange.  This syrup is great for colds, sore throats, kidney ailments and it tastes great over pancakes or French toast.   Rosehip seed oil is an healing and therapeutic oil for the skin.

All these ingredients are available at Willow Health Food & Wellness Center. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh or 1/2 cup dried Rose hips. If they are fresh, cut in half and remove the seeds.
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup raw local honey (You can add more or less. Make it to your taste.)

Directions:

Bring to a boil and then transfer immediately to a thermos and allow to steep overnight. Vitamin C breaks down as the Rose hips are heated and boiled so we want them to only come to a boil and then transfer them.

When done steeping overnight, strain the Rose hips out of the syrup and place the syrup back in a sauce pan. Add the honey and heat gently until the honey is dissolved. Store in a refrigerator. It should last a few months refrigerated.

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How To Make Magnesium Oil

Magnesium oil applied topically can help with muscle aches & pains and cramping.  One can absorb magnesium when applied topically and can be an alternative to those who do not like to swallow those big mineral pills.

All these ingredients are available at Willow Health Food & Wellness Center. 

Ingredients

1 to 1 ratio for Magnesium Chloride Flakes to distilled water

Instructions

  1. Boil the distilled water. Distilled water extends the shelf life of the magnesium oil.
  2. Add the water and magnesium chloride flakes together and stir well until completely dissolved. Let cool completely before putting it in a container of your choice. This will last up to 6 – 12 months.

 

Chemical free bug repellent spray for people & animals

All these ingredients are available at Willow Health Food & Wellness Center. 

2 oz. distilled water
1 ½ oz. witch hazel
20 drops of the following essential oils:

  • Citronella
  • Geranium
  • Cedar
  • Lemongrass

Other essential oils that repel fleas, ticks, etc.

  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lavender
  • Tea tree
  • Cinnamon

Diatomaceous Earth (DE)

Diatomaceous earth is available for SALE at Willow Health Food & Wellness Center

What is Diatomaceous earth

DE is not earth or dirt.  It is the fossilized remains of microscopic shells created by one-celled aquatic plants (diatoms).  Over the eons, as these diatoms fossilized, they retained their tubular shape and holes.  Their shape and hardness produces extremely pure and consistent DE.

Microscope picture of DE

DE microscopeThere are different grades of DE.  When buying it is important to get FOOD GRADE DE.   The DE sold at Willow Health Food & Wellness Center is rated food grade by the USDA and GRAS (generally regarded as safe) by the FDA.   It is almost pure white and consists of 89-94% silicon dioxide (also called silica) plus trace minerals.

DE is used internally for two reasons, first for immune system support and secondly as a parasite detox and cleanse.  DE should eliminate most parasites with one week to 10 days when taken daily.  It does not affect eggs to it should be taken an additional 30 to 60 days to destroy newly hatched parasites.

DE is approved by the USDA for feeding to animals.  This is an excellent way to rid your pet of the parasites they are so prone to pick up.

Powdered DE – how it looks when purchased

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For best results, DE should contain 85 to 92% silica.  Taking DE with a little organic apple cider vinegar  will make the silica more readily available.

Some of the reported benefits of silica:

  • fades age spots
  • stimulates metabolism for higher energy
  • beneficial for hair, skin & nails
  • beneficial for the respiratory system
  • benefits the cardiovascular system
  • can reduce joint pain
  • helps with irregularity

Some of the reported benefits of DE:

  • DE has a negative charge that attracts positively charged bacteria
  • DE can remove heavy metals and radiation from the body

DE – Eliminating parasites in the human body
DE for internal use
DE – Natural treatments for healthy younger looking skin
DE & Silica anti-aging benefits 
Benefits, Uses & Safety Precautions
40+ Amazing Diatomaceous Earth Uses for Health, Home & Garden

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My morning and evening drink

I have this first thing in the morning and last at night.

All these items can be purchased at Willow Health Food & Wellness Center

1 hot cup of water
1 teaspoon of raw unfiltered wildflower honey
2 teaspoons of Braggs apple cider vinegar w/the mother
3 drops of DoTerra Lemon essential oil

Both apple cider vinegar and honey work synergistically together to improve your overall health, promoting good digestion, relieve joint pain and allergy symptoms.  Each have a host of other benefits.  Lemon essential oil is beneficial for digestion, liver problems, fighting colds, flu and viruses.