- Push dried Chamomile flowers in a clean quart size jar
- Pour boiling water over flowers to just cover them, stir slightly
- Fill the rest of the jar with vodka and seal
- Store in cool, dark place for 4-6 weeks and shake daily
- After 4-6 weeks, pour through a strainer pushing out as much of the herb as you can. Store in a tincture dark bottle with dropper. ( I love these bottles easy to label and easy to use for measuring.)
- This will keep for up to 2 years.
A year ago you could find in my search engine what do I do for…? What do I use for…you name the illness or problem I googled it.
Over and over the same things were popping up and of course more information about healthy eating and supplements were becoming a common name. There has to be something to this I thought. Our family had already implemented the supplements with Plexus and found great results, but now and than the cold or flu bug would hit us.
I found the key for me was getting to the ROOT of the issue AS SOON AS the little bug would creep in. First sneeze. First scratchy throat. First…you name it…get on top of it! Using the remedies of natural herbs for teas and tinctures and the essence of using essential oils. SO key!
Through many trial and errors last year I made a commitment to do two things.
ONE: Use only natural cleaning supplies that I make with baking soda, vinegar, Borax, and Rocky Mountain Essential Oils.( RMO)
TWO: I stopped buying boxed items, processed type foods,(doing the best we can with occasional frozen pizza) put all powders and the like into mason jars keeping storage fresh, and making my own herbal teas and tinctures to keep our bodies fighting the bugs. We also began taking daily supplements, one being most important, PROBIOTICS! I love either RMO or Plexus.
With these two things implemented in our lives, it has made a world of difference. Putting tinctures that are specifically labeled, for cough, cold, nerve pain, sore throat, and tummy issues into our tea has REALLY been a game changer.
**Now, I can’t claim these remedies will work for you as I am no doctor, but as a wife and mom, just trying them has worked for us. I hope it will for you too!
Especially ones I know we will go through…like Elderberry Syrup! HAVE to have that on hand!
It took a whole day for me to make these, but it was awesome to have them ready to go when I needed them. In the fall, I do it again having a fresh supply.
All tincture recipes you can find on Bulk Herb Store. I will put below my favorites and must haves.
If you are unsure about any of the products, or think I am crazy, well, our family is healthier than ever and our animals as well.
We give the horses their daily immune strength mixture of herbs and our bunnies too. If my dog has diarrhea I again will apply natural teas to his food. It works! Of course, nature is God’s idea and of course healing so DAH…why wouldn’t it work?
Here are my favs to have on hand:
Calendula Tincture 2-3 drops into your HOT tea
I put the drops into my cup so when I pour my hot water over my tea blend it mixes up.
Honey is on the bottom too.
Headaches/Aches and Pains:
Chamomile: Helps ease menstrual cramps, improve sleep, relieves headache and soothe frayed nerves.
1/2 to 1 cup of Chamomile flowers follow directions below… (I also add White Willow Bark, helps headaches) Mix the herbs before putting in jar.
Tummy and Digestion:
1/2 dried peppermint leaves
1/4 cup dried ginger root (LOVE this stuff have it in most of my tea blends)
1/4 cup fennel seeds
Make your tincture by filling a jar 1/3-1/2 full of herbs.
Use 1/3 for hard herbs and roots (they absorb more) and 1/2 for soft and fluffy herbs. Fill jar to the top with alcohol (80-90 proof Vodka is best), close it and store for 3-8 weeks in a Coll, dry pale. Shake jar daily. After the weeks, strain and discard the herb, bottle the liquid and label it.
The alcohol is evaporated b the hot water so pregnant moms can use it too. Vinegar can be used as well, but it does not draw out the herb’s properties as well. This recipe is on the Bulk Herb Store site.
NEXT have your tea blends all ready to go in jars. Prepare now, so when the bug hits, you got your remedy ready to go!
1 Cup Thyme
1/4 Cup Ginger Root
1/2 Cup Echinacea
1/3 Cup Spearmint
1/3 Cup Rose Hibs (must have great on hand herb)
1/3 Cup Orange Peel
Mix and place in your favorite mason jar!
1 Cup of White Willow Bark
1 Cup of Echinacea Purpurea
1/2 Cup Raspberry Leaf
1/2 Cup Hibiscus
1/3 Cup Peppermint
1/3 Cup Orange Peel or Lemon
Mix and place in your jar!
For how to make tea, check out the Art of Making Tea on my blog!
Any of these herbs blended you will find will help. I recommend preparing your tea and drinking it throughout the day. For our family it truly has been a wonderful way to heal!
Use RMO Essential Oils to place on your neck and forehead or diffuse:
Clove (MUST HAVE)
Eucalyptus (Must HAVE) steam one drop in boiling water and inhale…sinus and colds symptoms have totally went away for me.
Here is another link for you to get some wonderful tips on using essential oils!
Like with all organic herbs and essential oils you need to take precautions for your own knowledge. We recommend you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. To be healthy takes being wise with your own health needs.
I hope these ideas help you and your family be on the way to a healthier way of life!
Love deeper, talk sweeter,