Stocking a natural medicine cabinet

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What do I need to have a natural medicine cabinet?

Nothing gets me derailed faster than not having the supplies I need on hand. Plus, when we’re talking about natural remedies, you want to be prepared because inevitably that upset stomach or achy ear happens in the middle of the freakin’ night, right??? So how do I stock my natural medicine cabinet?

While this natural remedy supply list is far from comprehensive, it’s a start.  And if you can’t get everything at once, get a few things at a time until your home apothecary or natural medicine cabinet is well stocked.  It took me quite a while to accumulate all the supplies I have. We’ll probably add a Part Two to this post with things we recommend once you’ve added these basics to your collection.

With the supplies on this list, you’ll be all set for healing salves, sprays, rollers for all kinds of natural remedies. Not only that, but you’ll be able to mix up green cleaners for most every cleaning need AND you’ll be set for many different personal care projects as well. This list definitely goes past the natural medicine cabinet and helps you as you live a more natural, holistic(ish!) lifestyle. 

Check Amazon, Bulk Apothecary, and Starwest for a lot of these products. If you have a Lidl or Aldi’s nearby, they are a great source for grapeseed oil. Big Box stores often carry avocado oil. I posted Amazon links to products I’ve purchased and have liked the quality of. 

Shelf with jars of dried herbs for natural medicine cabinet

Natural Medicine Cabinet Supply List

Mango/Shea/Cocoa Butter
Coconut oil
Grapeseed/almond/avocado oil

Beeswax

Dead Sea Salt
Himalayan salt
Epsom salt

Aloe Vera Gel (make sure it’s 100% pure)
Witch hazel
Isopropyl alcohol or vodka
Vegetable glycerin
Castile soap
Honey (local is always best)

From the grocery store:
Baking Soda (check the pool supply section if you want a large bag)
White vinegar
Apple cider vinegar

Essential oils
ALWAYS be sure to get the highest quality oils. If you’d like to talk about our preference, please contact us.
Lemon. Orange, Tea Tree, Oregano,Frankincense, Copaiba, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Lavender

Herbs & Spices
This list could go on and on, but we wanted to give you a few things to get started with. Check out sources like Starwest Botanicals, Bulk Herb Store, and Bulk Apothecary. Buy smaller amounts at first, or better yet – find a friend to share bulk quantities with and save you both some dollars
Calendula
Chamomile
Turmeric
Cinnamon
Lavender
Elderberries
Ginger

Containers:
Canning jars of assorted sizes
Tins
Glass and plastic spray bottles glass
Roller bottles

Some of the links above are affiliate links and some are just our favorite sources. If you know of other good resources, please share in the comments.  

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