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Make your own herbal vinegars

By Lucinda Jenkins


We are asked alot about how to preserve the herbs that were grown during the season. One way is to create herbal vinegars for cooking ,beauty treatments and for medicinal uses.

Some herbs that can be used are fresh bee balm, pineapple sage( which creates a beautiful pink vinegar) burdock roots
Catnip's leaves and stalks ,Chicory leaves and roots,Chives and chive blossoms, Dandelion flower , leaves, roots
Dill weed and seeds, Fennel herb and seedsGarlic cloves, Ginger, Lavender buds and leaves,Marjoram, Oregano, Peppermint leaves, Rosemary leaves, Spearmint leaves,Savory, Tarragon Thyme leaves,

Basic instructions

Put your fresh herbs in a clean quart jar , stuff the jar full!
Pour in 16 ozs of apple cider vinegar or until jar is full.
apply lid, (a metal lid will rust) use a cloth lid or plastic. Label the vinegar with date and ingredients and then let sit for 4-6 weeks in a pantry or cupboard.


Herbal Dressing

Follow the basic instructions using
a handful of chives
2 garlic cloves
2 sprigs of pineapple sage with pink flowers
several sprigs of rosemary
This can be used on salads and is great on a baked potato,cooked greens and other steam vegetables!

Blood builder vinegar

Follow basic instructions using
fresh or dried burdock rt
fresh or dried dandelion rt
fresh of dried yellowdock rt
Lemongrass fresh or dried
rose hips cut
Take 1-2 teaspoons a day depending upon how puny you are

Herbal Dandruff Rinse

Boil 1 cup of water and 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
Put these herbs in a wide mouth jar
2 tablespoons of dried lemongrass
2 tablespoons of dried nettle
2tablespoons of calendula petals
1 tablespoon of dried peppermint
Pour the water-vinegar mixture over the herbs
let it sit for one week and shake daily
strain the herbs out
to make a rinse dilute 1/4 of herbal vinegar with 1 cup of water
after shampooing apply rinse and let it sit on the scalp for 2-3mins
rinse out


For more information on cooking with herbs please visit our book shop for titles like
Salt Free Herb Cooking

All herbs and spices are listed on our website for purchase

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