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|I think this was actually making elderberry gummies |
(not included in the kit,
but the elderberries are!
And the recipe is easy-easy-easy -
we added some extras for specific ailments)
In fact, after you have the kit and you get started - just getting your hands into it, you'll find that you can buy replacements or change things up through purchasing items from Mountain Rose Herbs (or elsewhere, but we love Mountain Rose Herbs too!).... and we do that! BUT we decided to buy a second kit too!
The kit includes step by step EASY instructions. Nothing fancy; nothing complicated. So don't let my out of order photos here scare you! Legoboy could do all of these himself - in fact, he does done much of it all by himself, when modifying or re-making some items later. He has been doing so since he was 9 years old. :)
We have now made everything in the kit - including the elderberry syrup which works SO great for the flu virus! (the FDA does not approve of that statement, just as a disclaimer - even though there are scientific studies done that strongly show the affect of eldererry syrup on flu strains)
The best part of doing all this learning together? He could take care of me when I was sick and I could take care of him - no worries!
The pictures below start with the second kit; then move to the first kit. In no particular order. I will try to identify what is going on in each picture, but this is not a narrative so much as a demonstration of what could be done with an herbal remedy kit!
|stinging nettle sitting in place to make an infusion (all the goodness goes into the water,|
then you strain out the physical herbs and drink the infusion - highly nutritious - and EASY)
|strained herbs - these can go into the compost or be used other ways, depending on the herb mixture|
|This is maybe the stinging nettle infusion - the top part looks right,|
but the liquid looks the wrong color.
So it might still be the herbal healving salve
herbs when being strained.
|the completed herbal healing salve|
once you know how to make one kind, you can make ANY
|getting supplies ready for making the salve|
|further straining the herbs that had been extracted into warm olive oil|
just the liquid/oil is then added back to the pan with the beeswax
The bag helps to squeeze all the rest of the goodies out of the herbs.
|the herbal healing salve setting up - just poured into the jars|
warm is darker and more liquidy yet
the solid parts are cooler and lighter in color
|just a pretty picture of the lavendar essential oil, the olive oil and the tin tops|
|the salve while setting up - some was still warm (darker)|
|the pretty box the herbal remedy kit comes in ;)|
|overview of the kit contents|
|closer look at the kit contents|
|melting the beeswax|