Quick and Easy Homemade St John’s Wort Remedies
St John’s Wort Oil
Of all the mediums that St. John’s wort products can be found in the market, the most effective is its dark red oil rather than capsule or powder. When you grow your own St. John’s wort you can easily make your own oils and home remedies.
Here is what you need to do…
What you will need:
- 1 cupful of St. John wort’s fresh flowers
- Olive oil
- A jar with a lid
Instructions on how to make your St. John Wort’s Oil:
- Make sure the jar is clean as you’re going to be extracting your oil in there.
- The flowers should be insect-free. You can do this by shaking the plants and leaving them in a sunny area for around an hour.
- Put the flowers in the jar.
- Add enough olive oil to cover all the flowers and close lid.
- Keep in a warm, sunny place for at least 2 weeks (4 weeks recommended) until the oil starts taking on a deep red tone.
- Strain the flowers by using a strainer over a bowl. Squeeze out every bit of oil using your hands – this is more fun than it sounds!
- Pour the thus extracted oil into dark bottles because they are better for preservation or inside a cupboard.
- Enjoy your bright red St. John wort’s oil for a year!
St John’s Wort Facial Toner
Have dry and scaly skin? No problem!
St. John’s wort facial cream will take care of it in no time. Although St. John’s wort skin creams are still relatively new to the market, they have proved effective in giving life back to dry, dead skin.
The herb is also rich in salicylic acid and ursolic acid, which can be effective for treating acne. Reap the benefits of this wonderful herb and revive your skin by making the facial toner at home yourself:
What you will need:
- Freshly picked St. John’s wort flowers
- Boiled water (in a 1:1 ratio with the herb)
- Lemon grass
- A small bottle or bowl
Instructions for making and using your St. John’s Wort facial toner:
- Make sure that your bottle or bowl is sterile, as you will be using its contents on your face.
- Boil it in water for around ten minutes then dry thoroughly with a clean cloth.
- Once clean and dry, fill it halfway with water and put a peppering of lemon grass in it.
- Crush dry St. John’s wort and soak in lemon grass-water mixture to get a pasty mash.
- Boil to a temperature of 140-158 °F (60-70°C) then cool it.
- Apply the mask to clean skin for 15-20 minutes then wash with hot water. This should be done 2-3 times a week.
Whether as a spiritual charm against evil or the versatile medicinal herb it has proven to be today, St. John’s wort is a plant definitely worth having around the house, preferable in a warm airy spot by the window, if only for the way its leaves perforate prettily (hence perforatum) in the sun.Share with friends!