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Making a Frankincense & Myrrh Tincture

Frankincense and Myrrh have been used in herbal science for centuries. Both of these resins have many beneficial properties. I am taking it for support of my bones, joints and brain.

Frankincense & Myrrh Tincture

1/4 cup each of Frankincense and Myrrh. Put in a 16 oz jar. Add Tito’s vodka (tastes best, made in U.S.) Lid tightly. Shake daily for 4-6 weeks. Much of the solids will dissolve. Strain through cloth to remove the remaining solids. Store in a colored glass bottle away from light and heat. Label bottles well.

To use: Place 5-10 drops in water and take once a day. It will take about a week or 10 days to really notice changes. This tincture also  helps cleanse and support healing of wounds.

Making Super Iron tincture to support your health

Do you suffer with low iron levels? So did I. After a gastric bypass, I do not absorb iron in the intestines well. This tincture has been my answer. It works well. I can again give blood. My levels high enough.

Making a tincture is not difficult. It just takes time for the tincture to be ready. Below I have the Super Iron Tincture. In another post, I will give the Frankincense and Myrrh Tincture. Explore the properties and you may want to try it for yourself. It is helping me feel better.

Super Iron Tincture

1/4 cup each:  Yellow Dock,  Nettle Leaf, Dandelion

2 Tablespoons Thyme

Method:  Put herbs in cloth bag along with a small clean rock. Leave room in the bag for herb expansion. Tie shut securely. Put in a 16 oz. jar. Add Tito’s Vodka (it is more palatable and made in the U.S.) in jar. Let sit uncapped while herbs absorb the vodka. Top off as needed.

Put jar in a heavy pot with water. Slowly heat until mixture is very hot. Top with more vodka if needed. Lightly cap jar. Let cool. Top off vodka if needed. When cool, cap tightly.

Shake daily for 30 days. After 30 days; remove bag and sit in a strainer over a bowl. Pour the tincture to another clean jar. Squeeze bag to all the tincture out you can. Strain through cloth.

Add: 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses and 1/4 cup wild honey. Shake well. Store in a colored glass bottle away from light and heat. Label bottles well.

When taking, hold tincture in mouth for 15-30 seconds. It helps the mucus membranes absorb tincture.

 

Dairy, Gluten, Soy

DAIRY, GLUTEN, SOY

Gluten:  All of our products are gluten free!

Soy oil:  The Laundry Soap has some Organic non-GMO soy oil

That said, I always recommend using the Soap Nuts. They are fantastic, simple and clean wonderfully.

Dairy:  These are not consumable products. From our understanding, it does not apply to products applied to the skin. We use nonfat dry milk powder in the following:

Moisturizing Milk Bath,  Goat’s Milk Soap,  Acne Care Cleanser,  Daily Cleanser,  Exfoliating Face Serum,  Green Tea Cleanser,         Almond & Honey Scrub

Please understand that all products are made in a facility where these items are located.    Kathleen

Do Essential Oils have Antimicrobial Properties

Here are links to some studies I found:

OREGANO — https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27568869  Sensitivity of Candida albicans to essential oils: are they an alternative to antifungal agents?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25952773    Composition, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antiproliferative activity of Origanum dictamnus (dittany) essential oil.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22413147   Effects of cinnamon leaf, oregano and sweet orange essential oils on fermentation and aerobic stability of barley silage.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20438322    In vitro antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antispasmodic activities and the composition of the essential oil of Origanum acutidens (Hand.-Mazz.) Ietswaart.

LEMONGRASS–https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12803563  Fungicidal and anti-aflatoxigenic effects of the essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf. (lemongrass) against Aspergillus flavus Link. isolated from stored rice.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14615795  Anti-Candida albicans activity of essential oils including Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) oil and its component, citral.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24888440  Essential oils: extraction, bioactivities, and their uses for food preservation.

 

Chickweed and skin care.

Here are links to some articles on the benefits of chickweed.

Chickweed profile:  http://www.cshs.com/herbsOfMonth/chickweed.html

http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/stellaria-media.html

http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/stellaria-media.html

http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/stellaria-media.html