Posts Tagged ‘tincture’

A garlic DIY…

Morning everyone.  It’s been a while since I’ve done a post about herbal things so I was excited to see this article show up this morning in my Facebook feed.  Perfect timing because I have about 30 heads of garlic I need to do something with. 

Garlic Tincture – DIY Home Remedy 

Deep Roots at Home is a cool site with some good information, herbal remedies, and advice.  Check it out!  I think I’m gonna make up lots of garlic tincture today. 

What do you do with an overabundance of garlic?  I need some suggestions, please!

-knittingprose

Herbs…

medicinal herbs This week I spent some time making herbal remedies and trying my hand at infusions.  First, I made an herbal healing salve.  Using comfrey, calendula, plantain and St. Johnswort I ended up with a wonderful salve scented with lavender.   It feels very nice on the skin and I’ve gotten into a habit of using it as a lip balm.  One thing is for sure, I’ll have healthy soft lips all winter!  = )

My batch of dried herbs made 4 tins and 2 nice size jars of salve.  This was so so quick and easy to make.  Next time I may make a batch of lip balm and will definitely cold infuse the oils.  I used the stove for fast results this week. 

Next I tried an herbal infusion of nettles.  I didn’t finish the whole jar but I drank most of it over the course of two days.  I mixed it with some pomegranate lemonade and the kids had a few sips.  I love all the nutrients you get from these wonderful infusions.  The best vitamin ‘pill’ you could take. 

 echinacea Soon I’m hoping to start an echinacea tincture.  I just need to get some vodka from the store.  This will take about six weeks to finish so it will be awhile before I have echinacea tincture on hand to dispense out for colds – mid December maybe? 

My herbs and flowers in pots are coming along.   I’ve got catnip, calendula, lemonbalm, chamomile, lavender, feverfew and flax all sitting in my window sills stealing as much sunlight as they can.  The lavender looks like its seen better days but there’s a big patch of it out in the yard, so I’m not too worried about it.  I think it’s okay.  I’m using what was left of my nettle infusion to water them a little.  Give em a boost.

elderberryMy mind has been set on elderberries here lately.  I missed harvest season as I know of nowhere to harvest around here.  I’ll be on the lookout all spring for the plants, though.  I’m considering ordering some dried berries from Mountain Rose.  They have very reasonable prices on the berries and I’d love to have some elderberry syrup.  We’ll see how finances hold up this week. 

 

**P.S.  Just as I was writing this post, my poor Mags came down with the flu.  It’s getting very likely the elderberries will be on the way soon.**

Herbs…

medicinal herbs This week I spent some time making herbal remedies and trying my hand at infusions.  First, I made an herbal healing salve.  Using comfrey, calendula, plantain and St. Johnswort I ended up with a wonderful salve scented with lavender.   It feels very nice on the skin and I’ve gotten into a habit of using it as a lip balm.  One thing is for sure, I’ll have healthy soft lips all winter!  = )

My batch of dried herbs made 4 tins and 2 nice size jars of salve.  This was so so quick and easy to make.  Next time I may make a batch of lip balm and will definitely cold infuse the oils.  I used the stove for fast results this week. 

Next I tried an herbal infusion of nettles.  I didn’t finish the whole jar but I drank most of it over the course of two days.  I mixed it with some pomegranate lemonade and the kids had a few sips.  I love all the nutrients you get from these wonderful infusions.  The best vitamin ‘pill’ you could take. 

 echinacea Soon I’m hoping to start an echinacea tincture.  I just need to get some vodka from the store.  This will take about six weeks to finish so it will be awhile before I have echinacea tincture on hand to dispense out for colds – mid December maybe? 

My herbs and flowers in pots are coming along.   I’ve got catnip, calendula, lemonbalm, chamomile, lavender, feverfew and flax all sitting in my window sills stealing as much sunlight as they can.  The lavender looks like its seen better days but there’s a big patch of it out in the yard, so I’m not too worried about it.  I think it’s okay.  I’m using what was left of my nettle infusion to water them a little.  Give em a boost.

elderberryMy mind has been set on elderberries here lately.  I missed harvest season as I know of nowhere to harvest around here.  I’ll be on the lookout all spring for the plants, though.  I’m considering ordering some dried berries from Mountain Rose.  They have very reasonable prices on the berries and I’d love to have some elderberry syrup.  We’ll see how finances hold up this week. 

 

**P.S.  Just as I was writing this post, my poor Mags came down with the flu.  It’s getting very likely the elderberries will be on the way soon.**