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Herbal Vinegar Hand Sanitizer

by Shoshanna Easling

February 2012

I am a mother of two. My son Jeremiah James is 6 years old and all boy. He has a big imagination and is always using it. My little man loves to ruff and tumble. Penelope Jane is my youngest. She is 17 months and thinks she is a princess that is 17 years. She loves dancing, singing, and of course ruff housing with her brother. They love each other so much, and boy do I love them. They melt my heart!

I love staying busy! Keeping moving and making things happen. My family is the most important thing to me. Most of the time we are all together. Working, playing, and of course ruff housing, but always together.

With all of our busy lives we interface with many people and places. Parasites, germs, bacteria and disease are out there: ready to move into our bodies. With all my research I know that being healthy and having a healthy gut protects us from most of it. Yes, some bacteria is needed and very good for us. Yes, germs can help to build the immune system. But not all bacterias are good and not all germs are going to be met with a strong immune system.

I love my kids. I want to protect them. Keep them healthy and strong. One way I do that is by making a Herbal Vinegar Hand Sanitizer. It is simple, organic, and I know it is great for them. Herbal Vinegar Hand Sanitizer help to protect my children from all of those unwanted creatures looking for a home. When in need we have it! When in doubt, we use it! Now you can too!

Herbal Hand Sanitizer Recipe

1/2 Cup Orange Peel
1/2 Cup Eucalyptus Herb
1/4 Cup Lemon Peel
1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar

Pour all ingredients into a glass pint jar, filling 1/2 an inch from the top. Cap and store in a cool, dark place for 3 weeks. Strain off the herbs and pour liquid into a spritz bottle. Spray those germs away and go have some fun!

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Hi, I just wanted to share with you a testimony about how I was able to help someone with the comfrey herb that I bought from you. A friend came over with a really bruised and swollen knee from falling on it that day. She said she couldn't stay long, because she needed to get to the Urgent Care center for treatment on her knee. I remembered I had ordered some Comfrey in my last order and stuck it in the freezer "just in case", so I asked her if she would let me try it on her to see if it works. Since I'm new to herbs I was looking for a chance to try some of my new herbs on someone. She agreed to be my guinea pig. So, I made a poultice and she held it on her knee all evening during our meeting. I gave her some more to use at home with instructions on how to make the poultice. Well, she just let me know the her knee is much better! She only has a small bruise and a little tenderness when she touches it. I'm so glad to hear that it really works!! ~Heather Gebbia

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