Herbal Crafts Tips

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Where can I buy bottles for herbal vinegar?

Herbal vinegar supplies

Purchase fancy bottles from your local dollar store and sterilize by washing in hot, soapy water and rinsing well. Pour boiling water into each bottle, allow to sit for 10 minutes, pour out the water and turn upside down until ready to use.

   
How do I make herbal vinegar?

Herbal Vinegar recipe

For a wonderful spicy vinegar, combine peppercorns, cloves, gingerroot and a red chili pepper with 2 cups of balsamic vinegar into a quart jar. Place plastic wrap on top before putting on the metal top to prevent erosion of the metal. STore in a dark place for 2 weeks, shaking every few days. Strain and pour into sterilized bottles. Add a bit of fresh herbs for an attractive decoration. Use within 6 months.

   
When should I pick my lavender?

Most Fragrant Lavender

Pick your lavender flowers before they are opened. This is the time when they contain the most fragrance.

   
How do I make spiced cider?

Spiced Cider Mulling Mix

Combine the following in a muslin teabag or simply tie up in some cheesecloth, simmer in your favorite cider. Quantities vary, just combine what you have and use About 1/4 cup of mix per gallon.
Whole cloves, cinnamon sticks or pieces, cardamom pods, dried orange peel all make great mulling spices!

   
How can I make use of herbs that are older but still good?

Potpourris

If you have some herbs and flowers dried from last year's garden season, and know they are running out of "potency" or flavor, try blending them into potpourris, add a few drops of essential or fragrance oil, store it in an airtight container for a few weeks, and share it with your friends.

   
What do I do with last year´s herbs?

Easy Gifts For Less

Use last year's herb stash to make up simple blends of tea for your family and friends. They will enjoy the unexpected gift and you will make room for this year's bounty.

   
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