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Last updated July 18, 2023

How to Create a Natural Medicine Cabinet

It’s not hard to create your own natural medicine cabinet.

When I was a little girl, I was certain that all the answers to disease rested in the Amazon jungle. It has always been a passion of mine to let the earth provide the medicine that our bodies need to support health.

I’m not against modern medicine by any means. In fact, I wouldn’t be here writing this post without the skilled hands of surgeons and clean operating rooms.

In my heart of hearts, it just feels right to try more natural approaches to health before running to get a prescription. I don’t want to cover up symptoms, I want to get to the root of why I have the symptoms, to begin with.

With that being said, having a collection of great supplements and herbs on hand when you need them is a smart idea.

I’m going to take you through what we have in our natural medicine cabinet and give you a jump start into making your own.

natural oil and herbs

How to Create a Natural Medicine Cabinet

Here are some of the things you can keep handy in your holistic medicine chest.

Skin Issues:

Oregano Oil is a great antibiotic for skin boils and acne but it needs to be diluted before it is applied. We have successfully removed warts and moles with oregano oil.

Baking soda or Bentonite Clay are good choices for splinters or to dry out poison ivy.

Colloidal Silver is our first pick for a burn or to disinfect a cut. It’s also good for a sore throat.

Lavender Oil has anti-histamine properties which make it a good choice for bug bites and rashes.

Aloe Vera is soothing for sunburns and cuts.

Respiratory Problems:

Elderberry Syrup is a great choice for respiratory problems ranging from the flu to asthma.

We have used an ultrasonic diffuser multiple times to combat croup or bronchitis, adding eucalyptus, thieves, and tea tree oil and leaning right over the diffuser, breathing in the oils. These oils can also be applied right to the chest.

Quercetin is a great anti-histamine that prevents the mast cells from overproducing histamine in the body. This helps with asthma, seasonal allergies, and sinus infections.

Vitamin C and Vitamin D3 are important for boosting the immune system and helping your body fight whatever virus you may have.

Stomach Problems:

Apple Cider Vinegar is my first choice for heartburn unless you have histamine Intolerance then I would choose Baking soda.

Peppermint Oil has very calming effects on the stomach and greatly reduces nausea.

Activated Charcoal is what we use as a stomach bug. It has crazy absorption power and helps to trap bacteria and viruses in the stomach and gut.

Prescript-Assist is the probiotic we use as a way to support our digestive system. This is not a treatment for an acute problem but will help long term to support your system.

Urinary/Bladder Infections:

I have had fabulous results with D-Mannose for bladder infections. The D-mannose is a simple sugar that the bacteria love and they will leave your bladder wall to attach to the sugar, then you just flush them right out.

Cranberry juice is always helpful as it attacks the bacteria and also stimulates urination.

Interfase Plus is an enzyme that is used to eat away at the bacteria’s coating, allowing their defenses to be down which gives the body a shot at destroying them. This is a good choice for an infection that is a bit tricky to get rid of.

Our Natural Medicine Cabinet is in the Kitchen

I keep our herbal medicine box in the kitchen. 

Having these items on hand is a great start to building your own medicine cabinet.

Let me know what has worked for you! These products have been a great benefit to my family and I hope they bless yours as well!

There are times when you have an emergency situation so please treat an emergency as such and seek medical treatment.

I would never tell a mother of a very sick child to try an essential oil before going to the ER.

These remedies are things we go to before a situation becomes an emergency.

Use common sense. Have fun with your holistic medicine cabinet!

Let me know what you have in your holistic medicine cabinet. Comment below.

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  1. I’m so interested in this post! As a total newby, I have some questions.

    When using the bentonite clay for splinters, Mix with water and just apply directly? Mine comes to a muddy consistency and dried. How did you do this?
    Thank you for your time!

    Colloidal silver, do you apply it directly to the city or dilute it first?


  3. This is a really great article! It’s very succinct, which I appreciate and includes remedies for several different types of ailments/symptoms. There are a couple of new remedies that I’ve not come across including Quercetin. I will look into it more. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I never wrote any comment before for any article i read, but yours is such a great, helpful n enlightening one. Thank you for sharing.