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    How to make Peppermint extract from dried leaves...for those times when you bought 4 oz of dried peppermint and then realized exactly how much peppermint that was....whoops.

    Apple cider vinegar from apple scraps

    Homemade Extracts 101: Vanilla, Peppermint, Almond

    How to extract the gel from an Aloe Vera leaf.

    Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

    Extracting natural blue pigment from the leaves of the Woad plant. The pigment has traditionally been used to dye wool but it can also be used in naturally colouring soap.

    Christmas peppermint popcorn.

    My Love affair with peppermint! #peppermint

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    making tea from dried peppermint

    another essential oil to try

    four thieves vinegar 1- vinegar, wormwood, meadowsweet, juniper, marjoram, sage, cloves, horse heal, angelica, rosemary, horehound and camphor. Valnet calls for steeping these herbs in vinegar for six weeks before decanting, for a lighter flavor I usually allow my herbs to steep in vinegar for about a week.

    How to dry herbs. If your harvest of fresh herbs is overflowing try this easy method of saving some of that summer goodness for the dark months of winter.

    How to Preserve Mint Leaves Good to know since I have mint upon mint upon mint in my garden...

    Why it's important to dry your own herbs and how to do it

    Apple Cider Vinegar 1 capful to keep bird bath clean and reduce algae growth. Also provides vitamins & minerals to birds!

    Homemade Peppermint Extract 1/2 c peppermint leaves crushed/bruised 1 1/2 c vodka cover and steep for about a month or more....strain.

    A very cool site called old fashioned families with all you need to know about gardening, canning, preserving, saving tons of money and general homesteading.

    How to prune basil to have enormous plants!

    Mother Earth News Seed and Plant Finder

    The healing power of peppermint - MOTHER EARTH NEWS