It has been way too long since I have written a post! The past couple months have been insanely busy, mainly due to us moving from our home of 13 years! It was a big change, but we are now only a block away from our best friends, and happily settled in our cozy little cabin. God is incredible at making things work out just right, wouldn’t you say?
Well, I hope you all have been doing well! I am ready to get back to making my herbal salves, infusions, and lotions, are you ready to learn how? If you are a new reader (glad to have you) or need a little refresher, let me help you get started with making your own herbal remedies!
- First up, you guessed it…Herbs!
- Jars Small mason jars will do perfectly, or if you want to go with something fancier, some jars from Mountain Rose Herbs are always nice.
- Labels These are a must. For the first year or two I was like a mad scientist, I didn’t label anything. Bad idea, folks!
If you are wondering which herbs are best for starting out with, here are some ideas:
- Calendula This may be my all-time favorite herb. It’s also the gorgeous flower I have so many pictures of!
- Plantain This herb is great for so many things, including bug bites and stings, cuts, bruises, indigestion, this stuff is like gold, very valuable to have around.
- Ginger Yep, that bottle of ground ginger sitting in your spice cabinet, You might want to get a fresh bottle for medicinal purposes if it’s been sitting there for more than a year or two though, I like to get it here .
Those are the three I would start with! I have a post on plantain and calendula, and the one on ginger is coming soon . You will also need a good quality olive oil, avocado oil, or sunflower oil. You can get all of these things from Mountain Rose Herbs.
Once you get those, you’re all set. You may also want to consider getting this book too, it is my go-to resource for looking up the uses and benefits of some of the most common herbs.