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.

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How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar -

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Learn Herbalism with the Herbal Academy of New England @ Common Sense Homesteading

so much easier than I thought!! - How to Make Lavender Essential Oil Another repinner said: This is an herbal extract/tincture. Essential Oils are created by steam distillation.

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How to make peppermint essential oil. I need to remember this in a few months when my mint plants are out of control...

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How To Make Homemade Peppermint Extract, Good uses include insect and mice repellant

How to Make Homemade Peppermint Extract

Fresh mint, I have peppermint, spearmint & chocolate mint, smells amazing :)

DIY: Endless onion supply - How simple it would be if every time you need the onions for cooking and just simply take one and grow another in his place.

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.

The Plantain herb has anti-bacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. You can crush it and hold it on a mosquito bite and it stops the itch.

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.

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

Dill, harvest, dry and store instructions... "An alternative storage option, instead of drying dill, is to place fresh sprigs of dill in a sealable plastic bag and then store in the freezer. No need to thaw for use. Snip dill leaves in your favorite recipes."

How To Cut Herbs - for basil don't pluck leaves off, instead trim stem. Leave two sets of leaves on stem (leaves grow in pairs across from each other). Cut immediately above the second set of leaves from the ground. Plant will then grow new branches from this cut.

TIP FOR KEEPING BERRIES FROM GOING MOLDY!! When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider probably work best) and ten parts water. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted I find you can't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge.The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit, and voila!

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