newsletter: Inhaling oils - to use and make

Inhaling Oils- how to use and make

– to assist recovery from bacterial, mould or fungal infection in sinuses, throat or lungs.


Your inhaling oils mix contains 50% essential oils of Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary and Peppermint in equal amounts and 50% sweet almond oil (this slows down evaporation of the volatile oils and acts as a carrier to take the oils in through the skin).


Add 2 caps full (approx 10mls) to a bowl of steaming water, hang your head over the bowl with a towel over your head and the bowl - breathe in the medicated steam deep into your lungs. Make sure the steam doesn't burn your skin - if it is too hot for your face it's too hot for your lungs.


Also – when sinus or respiratory infection is acute use additionally as follows:

1)    Use this oil to rub all over your head, neck and chest -  carefully avoid your eyes.


2)   Use this same oil in a foot bath and add the juice of squeezed garlic to the footbath.

At bedtime cover the soles of your feet in this oil mix with crushed garlic added - to make a paste - wrap cotton around your feet and put a pair of old socks on top.


Recipe for making your own Inhaling oils - in 100ml bottle you can buy from your chemist.


15 mls Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil

10mls Rosemary essential oil

10mls Lavender essential oil

15mls Peppermint essential oil

50mls olive or almond oil


The olive or almond oil holds the essential oils and stops them from evaporating too fast so you get more time to soak them up into your lungs. Maybe you can even reuse it for another treatment.


Your lungs will love this treatment.

newsletter: Removing ethanol alcohol from your herbal medicines

Please consider removing the ethanol alcohol from her herbal medicines before ingesting them.

To make the liquid herbal medicines of European Herbal Medicine today ethanol alcohol is used.

Ethanol alcohol is a 96% proof alcohol distilled from sugar cane leftovers or grape seeds and skins. This is used with water to be used as the liquid solvent for blending the herbal plant matter into.This solvent mixture works to extract the medicinally active ingredients from the herb material into the liquid. Traditionally and historically brandy was used in the monasteries and the homes of the wealthy. And apple cider vinegar was used by the poor.

This method of making herbal medicines condenses the strength of the medicinally active ingredients and works to preserve the medicines. It also supports us to capture the energy of the plants into our herbal medicines. It supports us to choose the best quality plant material and to preserve this original energy in our medicines.

Ethanol alcohol can be toxic to the body and tastes pretty awful. Your body might not want any.In my practice we advise removing the alcohol from your medicines because we do not want to risk distressing the bodies of adults or children.


1. The night before you need to take the herbs add all the next days doses to 20mls boiling water in a mug. Leave overnight and the alcohol will disappear/ evaporate away.

2. Each time you need a dose, first boil some water,add a small amount of the boiling water (20mls) to a mug, add your dose of herbs and leave it for 10 - 20 minutes and the alcohol will evaporate away.

You can make it taste even better by adding some honey or by pouring the medicine, after the ethanol has evaporated out, into a small amount of fruit juice just before drinking.