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Sunday, July 18, 2010

RECIPE TIME...



Hello fabulous naturals !

This weekend I did a lot of herbing, which is really something I  love to do.  And I came up with this little number, you can use this as a water /glycerin spritz ( which is the one choose to try weekend ) or an oil herbal infusion....

Burdock Root
Marshmallow root
Nettle
Hibiscus flowers
Irish moss
Horsetail
Lavender flowers
White Willow bark
Distilled Water
Vitamin E
EO's ( optional) Essential oil

When I made this I really didn't do much measuring... I have decided when doing any herbal infusion I really like them to be infused well...so, I use a pretty good amount of which ever herbs I choose to use.

After adding each herb into a jar...I then added hot water, NOT BOILING HOT WATER, especially if your not using a heat resistant glass jar, in that case just boil it enough to get a good steeping for your herbs( if making the water/glycerin spritz).

Allow your herbs to steep for at least 3 hours , the longer they steep the better the infusion . Drain...then you can add your vegetable glycerin, vitamin E and EO's of choose ( I used a few drops of lavender & rosemary)

And there you have it !  I really like this spritz  ...I find it cool and refreshing to my scalp.

Keep in refrigerator.


                                                                                                 ENJOY!!!

8 comments:

NaturalNubian said...

I love vegetable glycerin! I'll definitely have to tey this!

ChocolateOrchid said...

I am so lovin' this pic!!
And thanks for the recipe. I've been wanting to try my hand at infusing herbs. Especially in oils.

zainab1 said...

@ ChocolateOrchid....YES!!!, honestly, herbing is my all time favorite thing to do ...it is surely a favorite hobby of mines.

Let me know how you make out, take care.

zainab1 said...

@ NaturalNubian...Yes, do give it a try ...I love it!

Keep me posted on your results. Take care.

Lucky said...

That sister's fro (and makeup) are fab!

Tell me, were your herbs fresh or dried? I'm growing some herbs on my balcony and I purchased a lot of dried herbs from Whole Foods. I would like to try this recipe.

Peace be with you.

zainab1 said...

@ Lucky...Yes!!! she is fabulous!!!

I currently use dried herbs for all of my infusions...but, I do intend to use fresh herbs in the very near future. And, like you I plan to grow them in a portion of my garden, I can't wait!

I usually get my herbs from a nice little herb shop here in my area ...but, I also get a lot of my herbs from here http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/

In fact , I'm waiting on a package of herbs from them any day now...I can't wait. I really, really enjoy making herbal infusions...It's great for my hair!

Thanks for stopping by...and keep me posted on how you make out with the recipe.

Take care.

Lucky said...

You enjoy making infusions too? (((MY LONG LOST SISTER!!))) A couple of my infusions are water based, some are aloe vera juice based and I'm now working a rosemary, sage and bay leaf infusion which is castor oil based!

Thank you so much on the tip about MountianRoseHerbs' website. I'm about to check it out in depth right now.

zainab1 said...

@ Lucky...lol...yes ! I love it, herb infused Aloe juice , sounds great...guess what I think I'm going to try that today !

Thanks so much for sharing that see...see what I mean sisterhood...community ( lol) Thats what i'm talking about , lol.

Take care.