Tips for Creating a Home Apothecary

Tips for Creating a Home Apothecary

Everyone should have the essential tools on hand for the day-to-day needs of your family. Keep in mind that this space should be clean, cool, and absent of consistent sunlight to keep your herbs safe and effective. Here is a list of basics to provide a good starting point and help you grow your home apothecary!

Immune System Support

- Echinacea, Astragalus, Licorice root, Oregano

- Garlic - fresh raw, dried, oil, powdered, etc.

- Colloidal Silver

- Honey (for recipes)

- Occillium by Boiron

- Wellness Formula by Source Naturals 

- Old Indian Syrup for Kids by Planetary Herbals

- RidgeCrest Herbals ClearLungs

Gut Health

- Ginger powder

- Peppermint, spearmint, and/or catnip

- Slippery elm-powder, lozenges and lozenge recipes

(also works for immune)

- Probiotics

- Enzymes 

- Digest Gold by Enzymedica

- Lower Bowel Formula by Dr. Christopher

First Aid/Emergency

- Cayenne Pepper

- Lobelia tincture - (I use alcohol-based because it draws 

  the medicinal properties out better and adds to the

  relaxing effects).

- Topical first aid ointment - i.e. Colloidal Silver or


Joint Support

- Turmeric, Boswellia

- Glutamine, Glucosamine, Chondroitin

- Arnica Montana (homeopathic)

- Cayenne Heat Ointment or Complete Tissue and Bone

  by Dr. Christopher

- RidgeCrest Herbals PhysiQOL

Overall Wellness

- Essential oils - food-grade, aromatherapy, or topical

- Adaptogens - Rhodiola, Ashwagandha

- Nervines - Chamomile, Hops, Kava, Valerian (strong)

- Stress Decompress by Host Defense

- RidgeCrest Herbals Anxiety Free

- Flower Essences by Bach


- Tincture bottles with & without droppers. Jars work too.

- Alcohol for herbal preparations

- Vegetable glycerine

- Mortar and pestle and a strong blender

- Cheesecloth

- Fine strainer

- Tea strainers/bags

- Funnels

- Beeswax

- One or two oil bases of choice-almond, jojoba, etc.

- Capsule maker/capsules


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