fresh herbs and flowers is one of the sweetest and most compelling
pleasures of the morning. The cool refreshing breeze, the birds twittering
noisily, bee's busily buzzing, flowers nodding sleepily, and glistening
leaves shimmering in the sunlight.
Making fresh herbal tea is the simplest and most delightfully elegant celebration of the gifts of the garden. To make an herbal tea, simply choose a few leaves and gently crush them between your fingers and drop them into a cup. Add boiling water and let steep for 2-3 minutes, adding a few drops of honey if you like. Close your eyes, Bless the Earth as you sip and it becomes a simple sacred ceremony
tea, also called herb infusions or tisane, is
a simple, effective way to
prepare herbal remedies, and benefit from their natural medicinal
properties. It is also an easily absorbed form of herbal medicine,
particularly when drunk warm or hot.
Infusions are teas that are brewed longer than typical tea.
Lemon Verbena Iced Tea Herbal Tincture Chai Tea
is a Tincture?
using room mists, linen sprays and body sprays. They're inexpensive and a
great way to easily enjoy aromatherapy and natural plant based aromatics
on a daily basis. Properly
stored herbal tinctures last indefinitely and are a wonderful way to enjoy
the aromatic and therapeutic benefits of the herbs I grow year round.
Dried herbs can also be used and usually result in an even more
I use herbal tinctures for topical/room fragrancing and antibacterial applications.
Tincture Recipe for Aromatherapy/Skin Care
tincture can be used at this stage, but you will achieve a more
concentrated and aromatic tincture if you repeat the process by adding
more fresh or dried herbs and again shaking each container once per day
for 30 days. Once again,
strain the herbs from the tincture. Your tincture is now ready to use in
your room mist, body spray, linen spray and facial toner recipes.
sure to make your preparations with prayer and intention.
Safety - Be sure to stick to herbs that are known to be safe for use in the applications that you want to use them in.
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