Medical Oil

Basics

Oil + plant + warmth = medical oil 

 

Skin care products are simple and cheap to manufacture. There are two problems with the preparation:

1. When water comes into oil, oil goes bad very quickly. That is why no fresh plants may be used. They have to be dried beforehand.

2. Oil must not be overheated. Therefore prepare in a water bath.

Use the locally available oil as oil.

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Baby oil

Take 1 unit of lemongrass leaves and 9 units of sunflower oil

  • Harvest lemongrass and cut the leaves into small pieces.
  • Dry them in the shade.
  • Make a water bath: Fill a saucepan with water and heat it
  • Place the dried plant parts in another smaller pot
  • Pour sunflower oil over it to cover it completely
  • place this pot in the hot water bath
  • make sure that no water gets into the oil, as the oil will quickly become bad.
  • heat it in a water bath for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally
  • carefully remove the hot oil

You can also leave the pot with the oil in the shade for 3 days. You must then warm it up a little before straining.

Cosmetic oil

Use lemongrass or leaves of the orange or lemon tree.

use them as described in the recipe above.

If you have, also add Elemi = incense resin. It gives your oil a good fragrance, makes it last longer and helps against wrinkles (anti wrinkle oil).


Wound and burn balm

Ingredients:

  • 1 unit of onions
  • 10 units of vegetable oil
  • 1 unit of beeswax on request
  • 10 units of clean (heated) honey

Preparation:

  • Cut the onions into small pieces and let them dry in the shade for a day
  • heat with the vegetable oil in a water bath for 30 minutes
  • Add beeswax
  • Add honey
  • stir well

Place patient under mosquito net!

 

Jesus - the great doctor - knows how to heal wounds

Massai Bible
Massai Bible

Read the story of the Good Samaritan.

A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him off his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man he passed by on the other side. So too a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritian as he traveled, came where the man was, and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on OIL and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. …  Go and do likewise (Luke 10, 30ff)