Since I have been getting deeper and deeper into essential oils, I have discovered that some work for our family where others will fail or be less effective. Likewise with herbs, foods, recipes, and other home remedies. Since our ailments or conditions vary and many come and go, it becomes overwhelming to remember which oils work for which family member and/or for which ailment or condition.
So, in an effort to keep things organized and helpful, I decided to put my binder obsession to use. And the result was the Home Remedies Binder.
Here’s how I currently have my Home Remedies Binder organized (utilizing the same pages as given for free printables below):
- Contacts Sheet. Includes numbers and what-not for emergency personnel (like poison control, ambulance) as well as our local medical doctors and hospital. I believe in home remedies, but there are occasions that medical professionals are necessary.
- Vitaflex Charts. I have a divider for these then the charts next.
- Method Sheets. Another divider then these pages list the various ailments and applications as well as how to do the applications. I’ll also write in the margins for whom in my family each remedy works best.
- Recipes. Another divider then I include home remedy recipes here.
- Miscellaneous. Another divider then some papers, printables, and hand outs I acquired from various local, in-person, and online sources. I also have a binder pocket in this section to stuff brochures and other smaller things like that.
- Notes. Another divider then some blank pages to write down notes and what-not.
What You’ll Need for Your Own Binder
- a binder (I like the “view” binders so you can insert the cover and spine)
- business card page(s) (optional; nice for storing the various business cards you get for people like nutritionists)
- sheet protectors (optional, but handy to protect your pages from splatters and spots)
- zipper pocket (optional, but handy for keeping pens, pencils, scissors, a calculator, and other small tools handy)
- dividers (optional; my favorite are the tabbed plastic ones; the plastic is sturdier and lasts much longer than the cheap paper ones)
- binder pockets (optional; handy for storing miscellaneous notes you jotted down, brochures, handouts, etc.)
- blank notebook paper (optional, but handy to jot down notes if you’d rather not print out the blank “Notes” page below)
- the free printables below (of course!)
- Binder Cover
- .5-inch Spine
- 1-inch Spine
- 1.5-inch Spine
- 3-inch Spine
This pages contains a place for all critical medical emergency numbers, ICE (In Case of Emergency) contacts, and other important contacts (such as your nutritionist or midwife).
- Method Sheet (2 per Page)
You can list a particular ailment, what ingredients (like essential oils, herbs, etc.) are used to treat it, and the method used to treat it (like topical application or internal).
- Method Sheet (Full Page)
Same as the Method Sheet above only peruses the entire page for longer method remedies.
- Method Sheets Alphabetized (26 Pages)
Same as the two Method Sheets above only this one has a letter in the upper right hand corner (A-Z; print off as many as you need for each letter) so you can list alphabetically as you wish (such as by ailment/conditions, herb used, etc.).
Just a simple, lined page where you can jot down miscellaneous notes.
On this page, you can write the recipe’s title, list its ingredients, write out its directions, and explain its usage or application.
- Vitaflex Feet Chart
This shows where the vitaflex points on the feet are located.
- Vitaflex Hands Chart
This shows where the vitaflex points on the hands are located.