How to Make a Tincture: It does not matter what size jar you use as long as the top one quarter is liquid. Dry herbs lose their potency within a year. Fresh herbs rot soon after harvest. Tinctures preserve and extract the medicinal properties of an herb in an alcoholic extract, and can last more than a hundred years. You can purchase tinctures, or you can make your own. They are very easy to make.
Ingredients: 1 cup honey 1 cup lemon juice... 5-7 radishes 1 small red onion 6 garlic cloves (If my cloves are super-small, I use a couple more.) Instructions: Wash, peel, and trim the vegetables as appropriate, and cut the onion into 2-4 chunks. Dump everything into the blender and blend until smooth. Strain. Refrigerate between uses, for up to a week or so.
Recipe for homemade Calamine Lotion Ingredients -1 tablespoon sea salt -1 tablespoon baking soda -1 tablespoon bentonite clay -15 drops essential oils (use one or a combination of lavender, geranium, chamomile, yarrow, peppermint, and tea tree) -enough water to form a paste