Did you know you can easily make your own homeopathic remedies?
You can make them from scratch.
Or you can “graft” them from existing remedies.
Grafting is a simple way to extend or share your remedies.
There are also several ways to graft, which I’ll explain in detail.
Say, for instance, you need homeopathic Podophyllum in a 30C potency. Your friend owns this remedy.
All you need to do is take a few pellets from her remedy bottle and add them to blank pellets.
Then you add some alcohol, shake the new bottle and you have your own Podophyllum.
Don’t forget to label the remedy and store it in a dark place, away from light and electricity.
With grafting you will never need to replace an existing remedy.
Remedies can be grafted or extended indefinitely. (Potencies may change a little with each graft but the remedies will still work.)
Can You Make Your Own Homeopathic Remedies?
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You can also graft dry to wet. You take one pellet and put it in a couple of drops of water to dissolve it. Then add the strongest grain alcohol you can find.
You can use this solution to “inoculate” blank pellets.
For example, say you have homeopathic Arnica and you want to share it with everyone you know.
(I firmly believe Arnica belongs in every house. It’s the number one remedy for traumatic injuries. It can be used on animals as well as people.)
Anyway, you would take one pellet from your own bottle of Arnica and put it in an amber-colored dropper bottle. Then you would add a couple of drops of water to dissolve the pellet.
When the pellet is dissolved add high-powered grain alcohol to fill the bottle.
Then, add this mixture to blank pellets. You can buy blank pellets on Amazon.
The easiest way to work with blank pellets is to put them in little amber bottles. Then inoculate them with one or more drops of the inoculated alcohol.
The number of drops of alcohol will depend upon the size of your remedy bottle and the size of your blank pellets. You want just enough alcohol to allow the vapor to reach all the pellets in your bottle. But just one drop more than you need and the pellets will clump together.
With little 5/8 dram bottles (2 ml) and size 30 pellets I’ve found two drops of alcohol is perfect.
So you could conceivably make 30 or 40 or 50 copies of Arnica in very little time, for a fraction of what you’d spend if you bought each bottle off the shelf.
Easy Ways To Make Your Own Homeopathic Remedies
So let me review a few ways to graft your remedies. Doing this will extend your remedies indefinitely.
I totally cringe when I hear people say, “I’ve finished one bottle of a remedy and I’ve just bought another.”
First, there’s no need to do this. Ever. Because of grafting.
Second, if you’re taking homeopathic remedies the right way you’ll never need to use a whole bottle in the first place.
That’s right. You don’t want to take dry remedies long term. Because your body stops reading them. If you put just one pellet in liquid it extends it indefinitely. You can then take this long-term for chronic conditions, slightly raising the potency each time.
(The exception is homeopathic cell salts. These are often take dry over longer periods of time. But that’s another topic for another time.)
In general, homeopathic remedies should always be taken in water. If you are taking them just for a day or two you don’t need to add alcohol. You can put one pellet in a spring water bottle and take a sip.
(One sip counts as a dose and you’ll need to success the bottle by hitting it against something hard before each dose. This slightly raises the potency each time, so you don’t develop a resistance to that particular potency.)
For instance, say you have a flu. Your homeopath tells you to take Gelsemium 30C. (Or you figure this out yourself because you’re tired, chilly, achy, thirstless and your eyes droop.)
The easiest way to take the Gelsemium for an acute is to put one pellet in a small bottle of spring water and success it between each dose. To prevent germs from your mouth getting into the bottle pour a teaspoonful of the remedy into a small disposable cup and drink that.
If you’re going to take a remedy longer than a couple of days you’ll want to add alcohol as a preservative. Then it will last years, if necessary.
Again, we’re talking just one pellet. Or just one drop from a plastic spring water bottle that’s been inoculated with your remedy.
Fill a plastic dropper bottle with 1/3 alcohol and 2/3 spring water or distilled water. Add one drop of the remedy from the spring water bottle and you now have a long-lasting remedy.
I know all of this probably sounds confusing.
So I’ll review.
How To Graft Homeopathic Remedies
There are several ways to graft homeopathic remedies, which can extend them infinitely.
- Dry to Dry Grafting: You simply take a couple of pellets of another dry remedy and add them to blank homeopathic pellets. I make bottles of blank pellets beforehand. I put blank pellets in a small plastic cup and using a plastic spoon transfer them into my 5/8 dram amber bottles. Once you inoculate the blanks add a couple of drops of alcohol to the bottle, shake it, label it and store it properly.
- Wet to Wet Grafting: This is the easiest way to graft a homeopathic remedy. Take one drop of a wet remedy and add it to another dropper bottle filled with 1/3 alcohol and 2/3 water. This is what I did for my friends with a hard-to-find nosode (special type of remedy) for a nasty bug going around.
- Wet to Dry Grafting: You’ll need a bottle of blank pellets and a wet remedy made with straight grain alcohol. That’s because a solution of 1/3 alcohol and 2/3 water destroys the pellets. But if that’s all you have, there’s a workaround – take one drop and add it to another amber-colored dropper bottle filled with straight alcohol. Then you can inoculate the blank pellets. This is what I also did with that rare nosode, so I have dry as well as wet copies.
- Dry to Wet Grafting: Homeopaths refer to the straight alcohol bottles as Stock Bottles. You can make your own Stock Bottle by putting one pellet of a specific remedy into an empty amber dropper bottle and adding a couple of drops of water. (Pellets don’t dissolve well in straight alcohol.) Then fill the bottle with alcohol. You can then use this stock bottle to inoculate dry blank pellets. Or you can make treatment bottles with 1/3 alcohol and 2/3 water.
How To Make Your Own Homeopathic Remedies From Scratch
Did you know you can make your own homeopathic remedies from scratch too?
Anything under the sun can be made into a homeopathic remedy.
In fact, even sunlight has been potentized. Homeopathic Sol is used to treat a range of conditions, including overexposure to the sun.
But, yes, you can make your own remedies as long as you have the crude materials at hand.
My homeopathic teacher, the late Dr. Robin Murphy, ND, wanted his students to be able to work even if all their remedies suddenly disappeared.
He taught us how to make new remedies from virtually anything and everything.
Starting with what’s right in our kitchens.
I once treated a horse dealing with acute grief. Another horse he had a deep bond with was adopted out. He seemed to be suffering.
His foster Mom didn’t have many remedies on hand. But she quickly made one by dissolving one grain of salt in water and then succussing it. She dumped this solution out and refilled it and repeated the process.
Finally she had a 5C solution of homeopathic Nat Mur, which is potentized salt.
Nat Mur is a main homeopathic remedy for acute and chronic grief.
Or, for instance, say my dog ingested a poison.
You can rest assured I’d make a homeopathic remedy of the poisonous substance and give a dose or two on the way to the emergency vet.
If you’d like more information on making your own homeopathic remedy from scratch, here is an excellent article written by an excellent homeopath.
Homeopathic remedies are easy to make.
Grafting and sharing with friends is an efficient cost-effective way to build your remedy collection.