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Herbal Oils and Salves – All Healing Calendula

By |2022-09-20T17:11:40-07:00September 20th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|Tags: |

You don't really need specific recipes to make your herbal salves. Just choose herbs to suit your purposes and follow the directions. Equipment Needed Choices of Herbs Choice of Oil Carrier Jar for the Infusion Cheesecloth Storage bottles and/or tins Ingredients to Put Together 3 tbsp dried Calendula flower 3 tbsp dried Comfrey 2 tbsp [...]

Herbal Oils and Salves – No More Sore Arnica Oil

By |2022-09-20T16:57:59-07:00September 19th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|Tags: |

You don't really need specific recipes to make your herbal salves. Just choose herbs to suit your purposes and follow the directions. Equipment Needed Choices of Herbs Choice of Oil Carrier Jar for the Infusion Cheesecloth Storage bottles and/or tins Ingredients to Put Together 3 tbsp dried Arnica flower 3 tbsp dried Yarrow leaves 2 [...]

Herbal Oils and Salves – Chest Rub Oxeye Daisy Oil

By |2022-09-20T16:45:20-07:00September 18th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|Tags: |

You don't really need specific recipes to make your herbal salves. Just choose herbs to suit your purposes and follow the directions. Equipment Needed Choices of Herbs Choice of Oil Carrier Jar for the Infusion Cheesecloth Storage bottles and/or tins Ingredients to Put Together 3 tbsp dried Oxeye Daisy flower 3 tbsp dried Mullein leaves [...]

Herbal Oil and Salves – Mullein Earache Oil

By |2022-09-20T16:26:48-07:00September 18th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|Tags: |

You don't really need specific recipes to make your herbal salves. Just choose herbs to suit your purposes and follow the directions. Equipment Needed Choices of Herbs Choice of Oil Carrier Jar for the Infusion Cheesecloth Storage bottles and/or tins Ingredients to Put Together 2 tbsp chopped Garlic cloves 2 tbsp dried Mullein leaves Choice [...]

Why Do Any of This?

By |2022-09-20T16:04:52-07:00September 16th, 2022|Categories: Aquaponics, General Interest, Self Reliance|

I am often asked... "Why do any of this?" Often enough someone asks me that question and I usually give the standard answer of my desire to bring back to the forefront of our community's minds the habits and practices our predecessors used to make life better for the living. For each one of us [...]

Herbal Extracts Series Part V – Herbal Oils and Salves

By |2022-09-19T20:28:02-07:00September 15th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|Tags: |

What on earth are herbal extracts? There are certain health promoting compounds that can be found in the plants around us, whether they be wild or cultivated. Herbal extraction is the process of drawing out the therapeutic components of a chosen herb or plant. In many cases, the beneficial compounds we want are tucked away [...]

15 Tips for Shopping for Food Storage

By |2022-09-19T19:24:24-07:00September 12th, 2022|Categories: Food, Storage, Systems|

It can send your head spinning when you think about taking on the task of Food Storage for you and your loved ones. With all of the varying complexities of personally doing your own food storage and even buying from food storage companies, it may be difficult to sort through and prioritize what is important [...]

Learning from the Ancients

By |2022-09-11T15:15:17-07:00September 11th, 2022|Categories: Life Hacks - Survival, Self Reliance|Tags: , |

When you are looking to keep you and yours Self Reliant you have to look to those who had to be or else. Those that it didn't matter what you thought, how you were brought up, or current station in life it was a matter of life or death. In the times where if you [...]

Gummy Bears from Herbal Syrups

By |2022-09-03T00:54:44-07:00September 3rd, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|Tags: |

You can turn your syrups in to a more portable form than just a jar in the fridge Here's how you do gummy bears with your herbal concoctions! Equipment Gummy bear molds - 8.5x5.5x1 inches Suction Baster to fill the trays Ingredients to Put Together 2/3 of your chosen syrup 1/3 cup water 4 tbsp [...]

Herbal Extracts Series Part IV – Herbal Syrups

By |2022-09-19T20:26:44-07:00September 3rd, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|Tags: |

What on earth are herbal extracts? There are certain health promoting compounds that can be found in the plants around us, whether they be wild or cultivated. Herbal extraction is the process of drawing out the therapeutic components of a chosen herb or plant. In many cases, the beneficial compounds we want are tucked away [...]

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