We have been having fun making supplies for the cooler months ahead. I love having these natural/herbal remedies ready before we need them. And the girls have fun making them, too. And they make great gifts, so I try to make double batches.
These are all made from the eMailorder #11 issue ($8 USD), which has a recipe book you make yourself, labels, and a cheat sheet for handy reference. And it's a PDF, so you can print it right now!
I get all my herbs and supplies (including containers, bottles, and lip balm tubes) that I can't find locally at Mountain Rose Herbs. They also have a ton of helpful information about properties of herbs and essential oils.
I love reading about herbs almost as much as making medicine. After checking out almost every herbal book in the library over the last two years these are the ones I ended up buying and use extensively:
- Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family
- The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook: A Home Manual
- The Herbal Home Remedy Book: Simple Recipes for Tinctures, Teas, Salves, Tonics, and Syrups
- A Kid's Herb Book
- Make Your Place
Okay, Autumnal Equinox 2010 (today!)—bring it. We are ready. To celebrate, we will also be making these Caramel Apple Mini-Cakes and will eat some just for you.