Month 4: Focus on Nervines, Muscles, & Eyecare

Buy a Book:  

If you may be caring for children, whether your own or someone else’s, add pediatric books here


How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor (beginner)

Herbal Healing for Children by Demetria Clark (beginner)

Primary Child Care (intermediate/advanced)


Deep Tissue Oil or ingredients to make it (Be Your Own “Doctor”)

cayenne if you don’t have it already

chamomile (calming, and makes a good remedy for pink eye.  See


 castor oil (good quality from health food store)

wool flannel or cotton flannel, white if possible, for castor oil packs

Ben-Gay/Absorbine Junior/Bio Freeze if you use otc for muscle aches

epsom salt

inexpensive reading glasses, especially if you are or are coming upon “a certain age”

extra sunglasses — I like Foster Grants as they are well made, work well, and are cheap. Walmart carries them for $10, Walgreens for $15.  However, after several months the coating on the earpieces of the fashion sunglasses will start  to bubble.   My mother prefers Polar Optics, since that is what her doctor prescribed after my dad’s glaucoma surgery.  They are made by the same company that makes Foster Grants but don’t seem to have the same bubbling problem with wear.  They aren’t as fashionable as Foster Grants, though.   I just saw Polar Optics at Walmart’s vision center.

For the little ones, I like Frubi shades but I’m having trouble finding them now.   The only place I was able to find them was ebay.

eye cup

eye wash

To Do:

make nervine tincture (hops, valerian, wild lettuce)

make cayenne liniment for painful joints

make deep tissue oil


Care for a sprained or twisted ankle — look up the information in Where There Is No Doctor or Be Your Own “Doctor”

How to use castor oil packs for muscle relaxation in Be Your Own “Doctor”

For the Fish — (we mustn’t forget to keep our beloved tropical fish healthy)



About Marjorie Lang

I am co-creator of Wildwood Curriculum and passionate about making a Charlotte Mason homeschool accessible to everyone, regardless of religious or cultural beliefs. Follow me at
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