Assemble a Natural Remedy Closet: September’s Additions

It was so delightful to purchase something besides groceries and household stuff again! Last week I made a trip to the health food store and added a few new items to my natural remedy closet.

Now that we’re settled, I’m so excited to start building my natural remedy closet again, on a budget.

Here’s my purchases this year to date (it really has been a while!)

January: $16.73
February: $10.22
March: $18.93
April $24.19
Total to date: $70.07

September Purchases

Peppermint Tea, $2.02

Don’t you just love a hot cup of tea on a chilly fall morning? Not only does peppermint help energize you, it’s such a cleansing, calming tea to drink as you’re recovering from the flu! (Read more about it here.)

Nettle, $2.70 

Nettle is one of the bitter herbs that people throughout history used to pick in the spring as a spring tonic. It’s probably best known as a blood purifier.

I’d wanted to test some for a while, so picked up a little bit of the powdered nettle and loose leaf nettle at the health food store, just to try it out. (It’s much more cost effective to order it in bulk, if you know you like it!) I’ve been adding a little pinch of the powdered nettle to our shakes in the morning and you can’t even tell it’s there.

Elderberries, $6.89

These berries are great immune boosters and so mild and tasty! The kids and I love elderberry tea.

Apple Cider Vinegar, with the “mother”, $5.60 

I usually by vinegar by the gallon because I use it all the time (even for earaches!)

I’m not planning on adding this nice stuff to my laundry anytime soon, but after reading about how much better this organic, raw vinegar is, I plan to use it in our food and as a remedy from now on.

(Want to order online? Vitacost sells this vinegar for only $4.56! Plus if you’ve never ordered, you can use this coupon to get $10 off your first purchase!)

Black Strap Molasses, $0.53

Yep, a whole whopping 53¢! Even though it’s a byproduct of making sugar, blackstrap molasses is high in vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, and potassium. You can take it as a supplement or use it in your baking.

What about you? Have you added to your natural remedies lately? 

(Full disclosure: Links to some products in this post are my referral links.) 

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  1. says

    I have also started a natural remedy closet, literally. I have been adding to it every month, along with other organic/natural products such as household cleaners, organic honey, and more. I buy in bulk, and right now I have an infusion going to make a healing salve. Followed you here from the Natural Living Link Up.

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