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How to Make Potent Herbal Oil Infusions

My very first projects as a new herbalist involved several attempts at oil infusions. I remember I poured olive oil over a jar of dried hibiscus petals and crossed my fingers, hoping that whatever I used it in would be potent and medicinal. I left it for weeks with absolutely no colour change, no scent extraction, and no signs that the oil had extracted anything at all. I felt defeated, but later that month I made a heated oil infusion… Read More »How to Make Potent Herbal Oil Infusions

Tools and Supplies for Beginner Herbalists | Part One

So, you’ve started your journey into herbalism and are ready to begin making medicine at home; you’ve read up on how herbs work and the basics of formulation, but you’re not sure what exactly you need to get started. Welcome to the wonderful world of the home apothecary! Knowing what is necessary and what is just extra can be a hassle, especially when you want to do everything as well as you can. This guide is designed for anyone wanting… Read More »Tools and Supplies for Beginner Herbalists | Part One