Infused oils are my favorite. I love all of the other herbal preparations, but infused oils are what I work with most, being a main ingredient in all of my balms and salves. You can find me on Etsy if you are interested in any of my handmade goodies. Infused oils can be a little [...]
Tinctures are highly concentrated extracts, and are one of, if not the, best way to preserve your herbs, in my opinion. They can last for years without diminishing in strength when made in alcohol. There are ways to make tinctures with vegetable glycerin or apple cider vinegar if you are avoiding alcohol or giving to [...]
An herbal preparation post.
The simplest way to prepare herbs for pleasure and healing.
The time is coming where our lovely lady chickens will start pumping out more eggs than we will know what to do with. There are many ways to rid yourself of the surplus, like selling to your neighbors, but I want to share with you how to pickle those little gold filled gems. There are [...]
Fermenting food. Sounds weird, I know, but bear with me. If you have ever eaten sauerkraut, you have had fermented cabbage, but you can do this with basically any fruit or veggie. They even ferment cheese, but I haven't delved into that pit. It couldn't be that much different I don't figure, but I know [...]
I know, I know. This probably would have been a great post to go with first, but I never actually planned my Pine Tree series. It was just something that formed naturally. I have released posts as I have been able to create them. I hope the previous posts have inspired you to learn more [...]
I am using pine needles in this video because it is in my Pine Tree Series, but you can use citrus fruit peels like orange, lemon, or grapefruit also. Of course you could add rosemary, lavender, or other fragrant herbs to change the smell as well. Experiment with different quantities of different herbs and see [...]
Pine Pitch Candles are mentioned inBlood 4 Honor: Part 1. Chapter 5. IylaraOther chapters can be found here. NOTE: Due to the weather this week, and general time consumption that comes with self-processing duck and deer meat, as well as with raising a rambunctious 15 month old that has already pretty much figured out how [...]