Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Dr. Kloss's Herbal Liniment {with free printable label}

This recipe in many of the herb books that I have, especially the ones written by traditional herbalists. It is a great all purpose disinfectant liniment for skin infections, cut and scratches, bites, athlete’s foot, boils, poison oak/ivy, and other wounds. It does sting when applied, so it is recommend to dilute it with a little water if using it on children or animals. My toddler son helped me make this and now he is always showing me all his scrapes and asks for the "stingy" medicine; once I put a drop or two on his scrape he blows on it till it dries.  I love that he is already learning about herbs and plants. FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.


Dr. Jethro Kloss’s Herbal Liniment
1 part Golden Seal Root
1 part Myrrh Gum
1/4 part Cayenne Pepper
Rubbing Alcohol

Put herbs in a glass jar. Pour in rubbing alcohol so that it covers the herbs and is about twice as much as the herbs (see picture below). Let it sit in a warm shaded area for at least 3 to 4 weeks (I let mine sit for two months). Shake the bottle at least once every day. After 3 to 4 weeks, strain well or siphon off the liquid and store in a glass bottle. Label. Make sure to label it for external use only. Be careful when applying as it might stain clothing due to the Golden Seal. 

I store my liniment in a 2 oz glass dropper bottle which makes it easy to use. I found it was easiest to separate the herb from the alcohol by allowing the mixture to sit until it separates and then siphoning the alcohol off the top of the herbs with the dropper rather than trying to strain it. 


 Print on label paper if desired, but I find it easiest and cheapest to print on regular printer paper, cut out the label, and then use clear boxing tape to adhere the label to the bottle. 

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34 comments :

  1. That's great that your toddler is now helping out with you making this. I have to admit I have none of those ingredients at my house so making this may be out of the question for me for now.

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  2. That would be great for my boys. They almost always have boo boos on their knees (and elsewhere)!!

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  3. Its great that you can make this and that your son knows that it helps him when he has cuts.I do not have any of these ingredients but i will look at getting them to try this.

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  4. How cool to do with the kids something to keep them good!
    I hadn't heard of this before. Goid education

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  5. Sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I like using homed remedies.

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    1. I much prefer a homemade remedy to something store bought, too!

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  6. That is very interesting. This could come in great use for my kids. Amber N

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  7. Interesting! This looks like a cool way to deal with cuts and scrapes.

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    1. I agree. It can be a lot of fun to make as well. Looks like we all learned something new today.

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  8. That's so impressive to see how easy this it to actually make at home.

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  9. This is very interesting. We could use this at home.

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  10. I love that you gave us not only how to make it, but also the printable label. Very cool.

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  11. I love making my own natural treatments. Thank you for sharing this.

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  12. I've never thought of making anything like this! Where do you buy your supplies?

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  13. This is really neat. I've never heard of anything like it before. Definitely going to keep this in mind!

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  14. This is fantastic and it's great you can make it yourself. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I really like having natural remedies. We use a lot of oils for things - I will have to give this a try to see if it works as well as the oils.

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  16. Oooh! I love home remedies and much cheaper than over the counter products.

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  17. I love that this is all natural! And you can save money by making it yourself!

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  18. This would be great for the frequent ingrown hairs I get! I have to pick up some of the herbs though!

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  19. I have never heard of this but I know that a lot of the natural stuff works just as good. Amber N

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  20. This is a fantastic alternative to drugstore items, for sure!

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  21. Sounds like a cool remedy. Thanks for sharing this one.

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  22. I think this is actually pretty educational for kids. I'm so glad it works too.

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  23. Really interesting since I love finding natural alternative to drugstore items.

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  24. I never thought about this but I do love natural remedies! Now I know a new remedy!

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  25. I really I like having all natural treatments around the house.

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  26. I love using natural remedies versus mainstream stuff. This one looks like I just might try it

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  27. The summer time is very active for us. We can use some of this to sooth our aches and pains. Cool that you can make it yourself.

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  28. What a great natural remedy. It is great that your son helps you make this and gets a better understanding of what it is all about.

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  29. That's a great tip on letting it settle instead of trying to siphon. Thank you for the share!

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  30. This looks very interesting. I have never tried a home remedy like this. I'm glad it helps your son!

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  31. I love natural remedies like this. I've found they usually work much better than store bought treatments.

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  32. This is wonderful, thank you for sharing! I am always looking for ways to treat my family with healthier and non-toxic alternative medicine.

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