Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Infusions and Tinctures

I have been making tinctures and infusions of late.  I messed up my tinctures last year.  Somebody said rubbing alcohol was okay for a tincture, but I did not realize it could then only be a topical tincture.  Rubbing alcohol is poison if taken internally.  I use those tinctures with a little rubbing alcohol added- for my bath.  This years tinctures are all made with vodka.  I have made elderflower, comfrey, plantain, mint, and yarrow.  I have also made a motherwort tincture.  I plan to use the motherwort for anxiety.  I guess if I have acne I can apply comfrey tincture.  I don't know about the others.  Perhaps the pepperment can be appreciated as a herbal infused vodka just as a drink...a few sips perhaps might be fun or it could help with indigestion.

I made an elderflower rose lemon beverage which is quite tasty.  I just brought some flowers and rose petals to a boil with some lemon water and strained it.  I made yellow dock tea.  It is quite orange and very good for you.  The root is even more nutritious if it is harvested after the seeds form and prior to frost. 



I have applied to SUNY Empire.  I am thinking about getting my bachelors degree.  I might focus on fiber arts.  We shall see what direction it takes.



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