How To Make Cider Vinegar At Home

How to Make Cider Vinegar at Home

Vinegarizing cider is an annual fermentation project in our home, as is apple-pressing to produce that cider. Cider vinegar at the store, especially the kind that still contains all the wonderful nutrients and constituents the organic, mother-in, raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized…

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How To Make A Salve Or Balm: Easy Herbal Home Medicine

How to Make a Salve or Balm: Easy Herbal Home Medicine

A salve is a combination of soft oils and a hardener, such as beeswax or petroleum jelly. The beeswax or hardener makes the oils more workable and less sloppy to apply. Most recipes for salves ask for 1 part beeswax per 3 parts oil. These are measured by weight not by volume. Adding more oil will make the salve thinner. Adding more beeswax, makes the salve thicker. Essential oils or vitamin E oils are added at the end of the process as a preservative. This is important since all oils can go rancid over time.

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