In my last post I mentioned how crazy busy I’ve been. It looks like things are finally starting to settle down just a little. I’ve put up lots of new tinctures, infused oils, and glycerites, and I have a special elixir for the heart planned which I’m very excited about. Currently brewing are:
- Balm of Gilead
My dad was complaining about his arthritis recently, so I’m planning on making a cayenne-based salve for him. I’m also thinking of making up some of the “greene oyntement” (recipe here). All the herbs in it are analgesics, and some, like sage and rue, are nervines so this salve should also be useful for arthritis. Rue was particularly used for sciatica–a scourge of modern sedentary life.
All these will make their way into my Etsy shop and I will write about the recipes and herbs in greater detail as I finish each up. I also have a couple new recipes to post in the next few days–one for jam and one for make-up.
Last but not least, a big thank you to all who sent good thoughts our way–I am happy to report that my little mutt Shermie is healing well from his tumor removal surgery and even likes his new vet.