Basic Herbal Recipes
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Mother Crone Craft
one teaspoon dried
or two teaspoons fresh herbs
to each one cup of water.
Add boiling water, cover with a lid, and let steep for 10-15 minutes.
Strain and drink as desired. Drink hot or cold.
Teas will keep under refrigeration for 24 hours.
1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup orris root powder 1 cup corn starch.
Scent and/or charge with very finely ground herbs, spices or flower petals. Aging improves the scent.
10 ounces fresh herbs into a clean jar of sufficient size to hold the herbs and two cups of liquid.
Add one cup vodka and one cup water.
Cork or cover. Allow the herbs to steep in a sunny, warm, location for a month. Shake the jar gently each day.
Strain. Store the tincture in a dark glass bottle with a stopper. Tinctures will remain useful for approximately 12 months.
Add 4 cups of water. Heat gently, stirring to dissolve sugar or honey.
Add 5 ounces plant material and heat gently for 5 minutes.
Turn off heat and allow to steep, covered with a cloth, over night.
Strain and store in an airtight, dark colored bottle.
Herb syrup will keep for approximately 12 months.
For external use.
Strain the herbs, reserving oil. Using said oil, repeat the process as above until oil carries the degree of scent you desire.
Store in stoppered bottles.
Use as bath or massage oil or as a skin or hair conditioner.
Steep 3-4 tablespoons of herbs in 1 cup
of mineral oil, over a very low fire until the oil is strongly
scented. To gain the scent you want, you may have to repeat this
process with additional herbs.
as mineral oil and orris root powder
can usually be found at large drug stores
health food shops.
Maiden Mother Crone Craft