I have been making up tinctures for the winter...this one is a mixture of Horehound, Chamomile, Dandelion, Lavender, Cleavers, dried garlic, Catnip... I will use this one for colds and flu sypmptoms.
Tinctures are a wonderful thing to keep on hand and use at the first sign of a virus/infection. They keep for several months and super easy to make.
After filling my jar with dried herbs I added 80% proof vodka and covered the herbs. Cover the jar tightly and leave in a dark cupboard for 2 to 4 weeks...depending if you are using fresh or drieds herbs(dried herbs are more concentrated) Give your jar a couple good shakes everyday. When the process is complete I will fill my amber dropper bottles and keep in my pantry. You can also use apple cider vinegar instead of vodka...I use vodka so my tinctures will keep longer.
here is a link to a post I did awhile back .
And lastly.....Kefir! Finally I managed to get ahold of some Kefir grains again and start my kefir....I love to make breakfasts smoothies with kefir....
And lastly.....My name is Aubrey and I'm a pintrest-holic! :)