Garlic is one of my go-to herbs during cold and flu season. The big guns as I refer to it. If I find elderberry syrup isn’t quite doing the trick I turn to raw garlic. Crush a clove on a spoon, drizzle with some honey and swallow that puppy down! Chase with water.
Now getting garlic into kids is pretty much impossible unless you sneak it into their dinner.
But thanks to Shaye Elliott over at The Elliot Homestead I discovered a way to get garlic into monkey man. Sweet, stinky but oh so effective garlic salve.
I take no credit for this idea. The original post is here. But just cause I didn’t think of it doesn’t mean I should horde this idea all to myself! That just wouldn’t be very nice of me.
- 8 cloves of garlic
- 1/3 cup of coconut oil
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil
Toss everything in a blender and mix until smooth. I used my magic bullet and it took about 2 minutes. I scraped down the sides a few times too and just kept blending until there were no more garlic chucks. Pour into a container (I used a mason jar) and put it in the fridge for about 30 minutes just to set.
Once your kiddos start getting sick you can apply to the bottoms of their feet (then put on some socks) and chest. Once symptoms start to subside apply to just the bottom of the feet until they are well again.
Now adults can use this too! Just apply it the same way you do for your kids.
If your house is warm I would store it in the fridge, but if its cool and your coconut oil is solid at room temperature the salve will be too.
Enjoy the sweet, stinky, garlicy goodness!