Hands-On Healing Remedies by Stephanie Tourles
150 Recipes for Herbal Balms, Salves, Oils, Liniments & Other Topical Therapies
Keep your family healthy and chemical free by making your own natural remedies. Stephanie Tourles offers 150 original recipes for herbal balms, oils, salves, liniments, and other topical ointments to treat a wide range of conditions. This comprehensive guide is filled with safe and effective cures for scores of common ailments, including headaches, backaches, arthritis, insomnia, splinters, and more. Take control of your well-being and stock your family’s medicine cabinet with gentle, all-natural homemade healing formulations.
"The beginning of the book reminded me so much of when I was a kid walking the mountains with my dad and he'd be picking plants and telling me what they were good for. Or he'd be talking about my grandmother and what she used to do for them on the farm when they were younger. Stephanie evoked some good memories with her introduction to this book.
Healing with plants has been around for thousands of years. The use of natural ingredients over chemical ones is cheaper and, in many cases, better for us. But don't think just because something is natural, that it is good. Stephanie cautions multiple times about this. After all, poison ivy is natural. She stresses that if you do use the recipes in the book, that you look for pure ingredients from good sources and to use patch testing and more. Her cautions are valid and should be followed.
After the beginning and the cautions, the book goes into various recipes for different ailments such as Essential Immunity Balm and Three-Flowers Anti-Itch Spray. The recipes are easy to follow with cautions and clear instructions. The book also contains an extensive dictionary, list of suppliers of ingredients, and a further reading list.
If you are looking for a good book that will help you use more natural ingredients for your health, definitely take a look at this one. It's one of the better ones I've seen in a while." Vicki Goodreads
Latest Reviews from Amazon Readers o Hands on Healing Remedies
I have made many of the recipes
By Sugarraisin on December 22, 2013
I haven't found a single recipe that did not work as she says they will work. My grandmother, the mother of 9 children, used 95% homemade healing herbals, salves and tinctures for medical uses simply because she was born and raised in the Cherokee Nation and was taught how to make her own medicines and she did not have the money to buy commercial medicines. She used a variation of several recipes I found in this book. Especially her cold healing tonics made using the results of my grandpa's still which worked very well to relieve high fevers and sore throats for both adults and the children. She also used vinegar in many recipes from canning, internal and external body repair, to cleaning the home and killing ants.
This author strikes me as authentic and knowledgeable of natural medicines. I am going to look at her other books for my bookshelf. I just wish I had listened to my grandmother a little closer.
A lovely informative book..
By jaffareadstoo on December 10, 2012
This nicely illustrated book with 150 recipes for old fashioned remedies is a pleasure to read and is one of those books that will sit happily on your book shelf until you need to look for inspiration for a healing remedy. Most of the ingredients used are commonly found and nothing requires the reader to have a degree in biochemistry to understand. I loved the idea of Sweet Annie Serenity Oil - how I need some of that in the run up to Christmas, and I can almost smell the aroma of Simple Lavender Infused Oil - what a lovely idea to use this year's lavender crop infused in sweet almond oil. Interspersed amongst the holistic remedies are snippets of stories and little bonus tips which all add together to make a really lovely book.
Reading through it reminded me little of my grandmother who always had a jar of comfrey steeping in a jar which she would apply to cuts and bruises. It just proves that sometimes the old remedies are equally as good as new and often chemically bound alternatives.
I love this book!
By K. Quinn on October 21, 2013
This book is a must have as far as I'm concerned. I've had it only a couple of months and have already referred to it a few times. My daughter has severe dry skin and nothing would work. Nothing. That is until the 'Save my Skin Salve' recipe in this book. My daughter literally cried with joy as her hands began healing for the first time in years. I can't say enough great things about this book. I appreciate it greatly!
"I love, love, love your Hands-On Healing Remedies book. I'm dying to make the Amazon Woman Balsam Fir-Infused Oil! I'm highly considering hopping on a plane at the end of May to obtain balsam fir branches! I live in the west and there are no balsams out here. If I head east, will you please tell me where I might go to legally trim balsam tips? I know this remedy will help family members who struggle each winter with respiratory issues." - Amber Howard, February 2018