Collecting Pine Pitch

I want to start off by saying that winter is not the best time to be collecting pine pitch, but it is the best time to learn knew things you can try when spring comes back around. During this time of physical rest I believe is the best time to mentally workout. FUN FACT: Amber [...]

All About Pine Bark

Pine bark tea, along with pine needle tea, has been used as a vitamin C supplement to prevent scurvy. It is also high in antioxidants like the pine needles. I would say it is a great alternative to needle tea if your pine needles are out of reach. I personally only have a small section [...]

Identifying Pine Trees

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 [...]

Infused Cleaning Vinegar-DIY

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 Needle Oxymel-DIY

Oxymels are infusions of herbs in apple cider vinegar and honey. They are really good for cold and flu remedies, soothing sore throats, calming coughs, and giving the immune system a boost. FUN-FACT: Oxymel comes from the Greek word oxymeli, which translates to “acid and honey,” and has been documented from back to the time of [...]

Pine Pitch Candles

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 [...]

Pine Tar Salve DIY

Benefits of Pine Tar: AntisepticAnti-inflammatoryAnti-fungalAntimicrobial Pine tar has a very strong scent, but is very beneficial for things like eczema, splinters, minor skin irritations, bug bites, dry skin patches, blistery rashes (like from poison ivy), and more. Essential Oils help cut down on the tar scent a little bit, plus lend their own individual benefits [...]

Pining For You

Today's topic is Pine Pitch Candles/Torches. I have an earlier blog post that gives an introduction into Pine trees. I find them to be an amazing gift of God's creation. Live Oak Trees are my favorite for vanity's sake, but Pine Trees are where it is really at. Pine pitch is really just pine sap, [...]

Pine Needle Tea & Medicine

Disclaimer: You should do your own extensive research before darting off into the woods to wild craft anything. Take everything with a grain of salt, and if in doubt, don't do it. Dosages of things like decoctions and tinctures vary depending on age and weight by plant, so if you are serious about using any [...]