Easy Homemade Tincture Recipe

By Blog Admin
on May 11, 2018

It's easier than you might think to make your own tinctures at home! With two simple ingredients (and a little bit of time to wait for it) your in-home apothecary will be up and running in no time!

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 Cup of your herb(s) of choice
  • Boiling water
  • 80+ Proof Vodka

Directions:

  1. Add your herbs to your container (I use a mason jar, definitely choose something glass)
  2. Add boiling water to *barely* cover your herbs, just enough to wet them to draw out some of their nutrients and properties to prepare them. (You may skip this if you're short on time, I would just let the tincture steep a few days longer)
  3. Add 1-2 cups of vodka to the jar (depending on how strong you'd like it to be) and put the lid on the jar
  4. Store your jar in a dark place for at least 1 month, shaking the jar occasionally

It's that easy! Once you're ready to use your tincture, strain it into a dropper bottle and discard the herbs.

Homemade Gripe Water (for MOM too!)

By Blog Admin
on September 09, 2014

I've been asked about gripe water in the past, and while we don't specifically offer a version that we've made, it is certainly something you could save money making yourself! The best part is, you can even use it if you are exclusively breastfeeding and don't offer bottles--just drink it yourself as a tea ;-)

 

Ingredients:

2 cups water

1 small piece of ginger root (about thumb sized), cut into chunks

1 Tbsp Organic Fennel seeds

1 Tbsp Organic Chamomile flowers

 

Bring all ingredients to a simmer until golden in color. Remove from heat and cover; steep for 15-20 minutes.

 

Strain and store in a glass container for addition to breastmilk or formula during colic as directed by your pediatrician, or drink it yourself before your nightly nursing session. (Bonus: it contains fennel which is good for milk supply!)

 

 

 

DIY Homemade Natural Antibacterial Hand Soap

By R D
on April 03, 2013

 THIS IS SERIOUSLY SO EASY.

No kidding, it really is. But even if it was hard it would be worth it. Have you read articles on triclosan, the most overused ingredient in soaps and other bath and body products? That stuff is toxic...it's even detectable in human milk! (Yes, in HUMAN MILK. That was the last straw for me, I'd rather my baby NOT drink chemicals please!)

But anyway, here is what you'll need:

*Half a bar of glycerin soap

*5-6 cups water (start with 5, it all depends on your bar)

*10 or so drops Tea Tree or Peppermint Oil

Directions:

1. Grate half a bar of natural glycerin soap (this can be tweaked if you have other bar soaps you'd like to get rid of. Pretty much anything is better than the commercial antibacterial soaps...)

 

2. Heat 5 cups water over medium heat, as it is heating add your grated bar soap

3. Stir until soap is melted.

4. Remove from heat, stir in oil of your choice in the amount you choose. Tea tree and peppermint have natural antibacterial properties. The more there is the more effect it will have--but there is a thing as too much of an oil. Just be careful not to overdo it.

5. Allow to cool. It will thicken as it cools. If it gets too thick for your preference, gently reheat and add more water.

6. Add to your favorite soap dispenser! We reused one.

 

 

DIY Homemade Natural Baby Wipe Solution

By R D
on April 03, 2013
1 comment


If you are using Huggies or Pampers baby wipes on your baby, and have just looked at the ingredients list in horror, I have great news for you! It’s actually simple to make an all natural (or even with all organic ingredients if you prefer!) version of baby wipes that work just as well.

Homemade Natural Baby Wipe Solution:

4 Cups Water
2 Tablespoons Oil (Coconut, Olive, or Almond)
1 Tablespoon Castile Soap
Optional: 1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel (soothing)

Mix all ingredients, melting coconut oil first if that was your choice oil. Store in any container you choose, but the easiest would be something that squirts or sprays. Apply to paper towels or cloths as needed.

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